Xiaomi is more than just a smartphone manufacturer. They have a large catalogue products ranging from personal mobility scooters to air purifiers. Now, they’re adding a new product to their roster — a rice cooker.
Together with the launch of Xiaomi’s new sub-brand, the Mi Ecosystem, the Chinese company has unveiled the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker. Now that’s how you name a rice cooker.
Like its name suggests, the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker is a WiFi-enabled rice cooker that is designed specifically to cook your rice in the best way possible. According to Xiaomi, their rice cooker follows the three concepts applied by expensive Japanese rice cookers to cook rice perfectly: Pressure control, heating method and the cooker’s lining material.
The Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker employs a magnetic relief valve to precisely control the pressure in the rice cooker while using an electromagnetic heating technology for higher thermal efficiency and to ensure even cooking of the rice.
It also uses a grey cast iron that has undergone a 69-step process to maintain an even heating and ensure strong thermal performance during use. The cast iron pot is coated with PFA powder to ensure that your rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
Perhaps the most amazing feature of the Xiaomi rice cooker is the fact that you can scan a pack of rice with the Mi Home app to identify the type of rice, brand and origin. Then, based on that, the rice cooker can adjust its heating methodology to best suit that brand of rice so that the end result is a perfectly cooked pot of rice. Users can also customise the cooking and have their own preset preferences to cook the rice. It currently supports over 200 brands of rice but this support will be expanded in the future.
As a cherry on top of the proverbial cake, the Mi Home app also comes with recipes that you can cook using the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker like brown rice, crispy rice and even cakes.
Right now, the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker is on sale in China for CNY999 (around RM614) for a 3L pot, but there is no information on when it will arrive in Malaysia. For more information, check out the rice cooker’s product page.