Rice Cooker Market- Rise in Technological Innovation in Kitchen
A rice cooker is a programmed kitchen appliance, designed to steam or boil rice. A rice cooker comprises three components: a cooking bowl, a thermostat, and a heat source.
A key driver of the global rice cookers market is that rice cookers cook rice evenly, keeping the grain separate, neither undercooking nor overcooking. Several cookers come with a measuring cup for the rice and marking on the bowls that mention the amount of water required to cook rice. The usage is simple and setting is programmable on some models, which allows users to cook all kinds of grains, from wild rice to white rice, brown rice, oatmeal, and polenta. Certain models have settings for steaming fish or vegetables, or cooking stews and soups. A keep-warm switch or indiactor keeps the rice warm for a period ranging from 10 minutes to 10 hours, depending on the model. Rice cookers are manufactured in various sizes, from 3-cup to 5- or 5 1/2-cup varieties. Howerever, there are some restraints of the rice cooker market such as all models do not cook brown rice evenly, as it takes longer to cook. In case of other cookers, the lower layer of rice forms a crust, and in some models, it doesn’t remain fluffy, instead it turns sticky. Cleaning a rice cooker is not easy, as it involves more than just washing the bowl. Moreover washing the steaming vent and inner lid is required to clean the bowl.
The global market is expanding at a very rapid pace due to the rise in technological innovation, competition, and M&A activities in the industry, which in turn is prompting several local and regional vendors to offer specific application products for varied end-users