How to Clean Your Stainless Steel Rice Cooker?

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Stainless Steel Rice Cooker

A stainless steel rice cooker is an excellent investment that would last you years to come. Stainless steel doesn’t stain, rust or corrode as easily with dish washing soap and water as normal stainless steel. Although the label states stainless steel is 99% pure stainless steel, it’s not always.

It is always advisable to have the stainless steel rice cooker checked for damage and wear when buying it, as this could be a sign of rust developing. The main problem with iron cookers is the build up of rust on the inner parts of the pan and inside the rice holder. As a result it is more susceptible to a rusty stain from dishes and the likes.

Stainless steel cookers are much better than their metal cookers counterparts. They are usually made of galvanized steel to make them very durable. When you use a cooktop that has been treated by the manufacturer with a galvanized coating, you will see that the steel inside is extremely smooth and shiny. The shiny surface is a result of the coating, not being too porous and having no pores which can allow the food to seep through.

The best thing to do to keep your stainless steel cookers clean and free from rust is to simply clean the entire cook top every time it is washed. This is because the rust develops under the cook top and into the metal.

There are a few things to remember if you want to clean a stainless steel cooker with a special cleaner. Always read the manual carefully before hand as some cleaners can leave stains and leave marks.

To clean stainless steel rice cooker thoroughly, you will need to use a cotton ball or soft cloth dipped in dishwashing soap. Apply, this to all areas of the cooktop including the bottom of the rice holder. Use a soft bristled brush to scrub away the build up of rust. Don’t rub the stainless steel with the brush as this may cause more rust to form.

If the rice holder is rust has become stuck to the sides of the steel cooker, gently lift off the rice and gently slide it back into the rice holder and then wipe it off with a wet rag. Make sure the bottom of the rice holder is completely dry before reattaching the rice to the metal side of the cooktop. If the rice holder has become damaged then you may have to drill a small hole into it to remove the rice holder from the cook top. Once the rice is out, you can remove it and put the rice onto the metal rice holder or put the rice on the sides of a baking sheet.

You can use the same method if you have damaged the interior lining of the rice holder or have cracks forming on the outside of the stainless steel cooker. Again use a damp towel to clean the inside of the rice holder. You will probably need to drill a hole in it to remove the rice holder. Then apply a mixture of baking soda and water to the rice holder to clean the inside.

Another way to clean stainless steel rice cooker is to use a damp cloth dipped in lemon juice or vinegar. The lemon juice and vinegar work as a disinfectant and can help to get rid of any remaining rust. Use a soft scrub brush to scrub off any remaining rust that you see. You will also be able to get a clearer view of the cooking area.

Finally, if you notice some rust that looks like it has formed on the interior of your rice cookers, you will need to use an Emery board to remove it. Use an Emery board on both sides of the cooking top and wipe away any excess moisture that may have accumulated on the inside. {of the rice cooker. Then wipe down both sides of the inside of the cooker using warm soapy water to remove any excess water.

If you continue to have problems with rust on your stainless steel rice cooker, you will need to either have the cook top and/or the inside cleaned out by a professional plumber. If you don’t, you may want to consider replacing the cook top completely. If you can afford this may be the best option. If you enjoyed this article besure to check out or Top 5 Best Asian Rice Cooker Reviews here.