Impress In-Laws By The Perfect Rice Dish

Paella, Biryani, Mexican Rice or Chahan; it doesn’t matter what you’re cooking, but if it’s for your in-laws you better get it right. For this, an investment in a good rice cooker is a must. However till you actually go out there and get yourself one, lets look at what Sang-Jang Lee is proposing. It’s a rice cooker that sports a touch interface lid and the promise of the perfect grain.

The Rice Cooker features a concave pedal on top of pot, which is quite the hub of activity. This is where the touch panel is housed and a visual display comes to life when you…you guessed it…touch it! Navigating the menu on the panel is pretty straightforward. Press the top area to access the main menu and tilt it left or right to browse. A tap on the bottom of the panel keys in the choice or takes you forth to the next menu page. The lights on the panel fade away once the choice is made.

When the rice is done, the concave pedal tilts forward to release the steam. Now that you got the basics right, toss it with any recipe downloaded from the Internet (or even a family legacy will do) and make the perfect rice dish.

Designer: Sang-Jang Lee


  • Nice way to cook, and also a beauty to behold in the kitchen!

  • jahan says:

    look like, dishing around, to cook for “Valentine”

  • Nice way to cook, and also a beauty to behold in the kitchen!

  • M.S.W. says:

    Looks cute. Kind of reminds me of “Eve” from the Pixar “Wall-e” movie. 🙂

    Curious, what method of power consumption does this use? I don’t see a cord/plug, does this infer induction?

    As for lifting the steam pot out of the unit, are the slots wide enough for fat fingers? Which where the lift nubs connect with the pot there should be a heat proof overlap from where the nubs connect to avoid potential burns when lifting out the pot. Since the edge of the fingers most likely will rub against it lifting it out.

    All in all I like the smoothness of the design.
    It would look fine in an IKEA catalog.

    A suggestion for the interface would be to make it more colorful and graphic/pictoral instead of just word based like depicted. Example: “Brown”,”15min”. Choose from a color wheel the style rice, and then from a virtual analog clock rotate with finger to amount of cooktime desired.

  • zippyflounder says:

    The slide function for the top is very pretty, but a engineering nightmare and also very fragile. I am going to guess that this would be used and loved for about 3 months until the top snapped off. Cantilevers are NOT your friend.

    • M.S.W. says:

      The slide function could be done with a linear track under the lid and permalubed roller bearing in the base unit. The lid appears to be very light weight material and if produced with a center of gravity at the bottom most point of the lid it should have a decent non-commercial kitchen appliance lifespan.

      • zippyflounder says:

        I guess over the years i have become to less optimistic when it comes to consumer products. Its to borrow a phrase “if you build it they can break it….FAST lol”.

        • M.S.W. says:

          That phrase definitely holds true. 😉
          But all that breaking makes room for perpetuating new purchases. Lets just hope that part of the products life cycle projection took that into account and made it designed to be as recycleable as possible. 🙂

          • zippyflounder says:

            Or we build it the old fashioned way, steel, cast iron, HEAVY METAL BABY! It would be too expensive of course, and still might break.

          • Eric says:

            Maybe electro magnets that move underneath the lid? Then it could still have slide function, but also be easily removed for cleaning. No exposed tracks or parts then… Not even sure if it’s possible, just a thought.

  • uli says:

    Hey Zippy, where’s your site man? I’ve been waiting forever!

    • zippyflounder says:

      me too, bigger problems with the phantom water launch. I am hopping that zippyflounder will be up tomorow.

  • Henrique Staino says:

    I’m a cook, and I tell you there’s nothing harder than making perfect rice. This would sell for sure, specially if it could make bread as well. Excellent idea!

    But someone should teach this guy something about contrast.

    • Eric says:

      I agree! Great product, love rice, but also like to be able to read product descriptions! 😉

  • winnie says:

    there’s a problem how could the cap move in a straight line when it opened?

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  • KwangErn says:

    Let’s hope cleaning won’t be a nightmare…

  • Dustin says:

    Is this still just a concept, or are they making these by now? I really like the look of it and if it cooks rice perfectly I’m in!


  • Danusia says:


    Does anyone have a link to buy this product?
    Can’t find one but would love this!

  • Danusia says:

    Does anyone have a link to buy this product?
    Can’t find one but would love this.

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