Cusinart CRC Rice Cooker review

by Tuyen Lam on January 29, 2012

Cusinart CRC-400

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3 Stars
On January 29, 2012
Last modified:May 6, 2012


Easy to clean and looks great on your counter top. With an extra steam basket the Cusinart CRC rice cooker will make a great addition to any kitchen.

The Cuisinart CRC Rice Cooker: A Kitchen Saver!

If you’re like most cooks in a family setting, rice is a staple for almost every meal time. There are little things more inviting and appetizing to a kitchen table than a large plateful of rice; fluffy, firm and perfectly cooked. Rice goes great with pretty much any protein and vegetable, and is so versatile that you can cook the ingredients with the rice itself.

However, if you’re pressed on time in the kitchen, you might be looked for a quicker and easier way to cook your rice. Well, you just might want to consider getting a Cuisinart CRC Rice Cooker for your kitchen, and kissing all those kitchen worries and hassles away!

Cusinart CRC-400 Features

Unlike most other rice cookers, the Cuisinart CRC Rice Cooker can cook meat and vegetables as well as rice. Because the cooking involves steaming, family meals can be nutritious and healthy at the same time!

Most other conventional rice cookers are rounded in shape, and look clunky and out of place in a kitchen. However, the Cuisinart CRC Rice Cooker has a more modern squared design, and has a stainless steel finish, so not only does it fit better in your kitchen, no matter which corner you put it in, it can also give the kitchen a more streamlined and high-tech appearance.

The Cuisinart CRC Rice Cooker comes with a stainless steel steaming basket (which makes for removing foods easier), a glass lid (you can see the progress of your food cooking inside), as well as a paddle and a measuring cup to make cooking your rice easier and quicker.

If you’re having trouble deciding what to cook, there is also a recipe booklet included with the package! You can prepare delicious meals for your family, such as Teriyaki Steamed Chicken with Cranberry Wild Rice, all in the same cooker!

The Cuisinart CRC Rice Cooker also has a built-in safe technology where the cooking process automatically switches to “warm” setting once the food is done cooking, so that your food doesn’t burn even if you leave it past cooking time.  When you’re done cooking, you can put away the Cuisinart CRC Rice Cooker by putting the retractable cord storage inside the unit, and putting away the whole thing quickly and tidily.

Clean-up is also quick and convenient, as all the removable parts in the unit is dishwasher safe. What’s more, the good people at Cuisinart lets you rest easy, since the unit and all the parts come with a 3-year warranty.


                The Cuisinart CRC Rice Cooker is a handy, compact cooker, measuring around 10” x 10” in diameter, and weighing less than 6 lbs., making it a cozy fit in pretty much any nook or cranny in your kitchen.


  • Steaming basket for vegetables and meats
  • Comes in a 4cup or 8 cup model
  • Retractable cord makes moving the cooker easy and safe.
  • Great looking Design


  • Only getting a 3 out of 5 stars on Amazon

My Review

Overall the Cusinart CRC 4 cup Rice Cooker would be a good dependable rice cooker and will make a good budget rice cooker.  It doesn’t have features such as a crystal lcd display as some of the higher end models but it costs about half as much.  It has nice looking cube design that makes it look very distinct compared to other rice cookers on the market.  Although it has a 3 star out of 5 rating on Amazon it does suffer from a high number of negative reviews as compare to other rice cookers.  Most of the concerns it seems are from the water overflowing when cooking a full pot of rice.

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What others are saying about the Cusinart CRC

This rice cooker is a great addition to any kitchen. I love the steamer basket addition which allows me to cook additional food items at the same time as my rice.  Amazon User K.Beck

I recently purchased this rice cooker for my small kitchen. Its compact cubic shape will take very little room on your counter, and as an extra plus, its brushed metal look is very attractive.  Amazon User  Sandy M.Pae

I am very disappointed with this rice cooker. We got it for our shower and it showed a lot of promise. Well, every time the rice has an extra inch of water on top, even when we reduced the amount of water we put in it by 1/2.  Amazon User Denise G.

Click here to see what others are saying about the the Cusinart CRC rice cooker

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