They say the rice cooker is a versatile machine, allowing you to cook much more than steamed rice if you’re willing to experiment a bit. We doubt you’re going to find a rice cooker more versatile than the Mini Tim3 Machine3, though, which comes with a whole load of pre-programmed settings for cooking a whole load of edibles.
A small rice cooker, it’s a multi-purpose cooking machine for making a variety of dishes for one to three people. It has individual settings for both white rice and brown rice, with a powerful 500-watt heating element and a self-adjusting logic system that allows it to cook up to 29 percent faster than other rice cookers in the market. You can, of course, use it to cook anything else people cook inside traditional rice cookers, from pastas to soups to stews to everything in between.
On top of all that, the Mini Tim3 Machin3 comes with pre-programmed settings for cooking quinoa (it toasts it before cooking to unlock the taste), yogurt (heats the milk, lets it cool, and then cooks it), and oatmeal. It also has a programmable steaming function (countdown won’t start until the water reaches a boil), as well as a slow-cooking mechanism with three settings: low (8 hours), medium (6 hours), and high (4 hours).
Dimensions are 9 x 8.5 inches (d x h), with the capacity to cook 1.7 quarts of food or eight cups of cooked rice. Each one comes with a rinsing basket, steam tray, measuring cup, and serving paddle.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Mini Tim3 Machin3. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $49.