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What is the separate plate that comes with the rice cooker used for?

For what is this plate used and how is it used.

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Re: What is the separate plate that comes with the rice...

You may wonder what those seperate plates are for. but actually you can use that for cooking other foods other than rice. you can steam veggies with the one with holes. you can even cook noodles.

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Rice cooker manual

Not sure which type of Tefal rice cooker you have received.
You may want to go to the Tefal website and pick the manual for the one that could be your model.

Though there is not much to it if you are cooking rice. Take the pot out and wash it as any metal utensil. Put as many cups of rice you want to cook in a separate bowl using the measure that would have come with it. Otherwise take a 150ml measure. Wash it the rice thoroughly with water and drop it into the pot. Fill water to the level of number of the cups you have put in. Wipe the pot dry from outside and place in the cooker jacket. Put lid on. Turn the power on and press the Cook button. Once rice is cooked it will switch to keep warm and leave it there for about 5 minutes before you use the cooked rice.

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Look for national rice-o-mat model SR-3F

I have this rice cooker (it's very small) and the original instruction booklet:

1. Measure rice with measuring cup. One cup of uncooked rice will make about 3 cups of cooked rice.
2. Wash rice 4 or 5 times with fresh water in another bowl. Wash until water becomes relatively clear.
3. Put rice and water into the pan. As a rule, add water to uncooked rice in the following standard proportions.

2 cups rice to 2 - 2 1/2 cups water
3 cups rice to 3 - 3 1/2 cups water

4. Place the pan directly on the internal heating plate, and make sure that the pan is properly located on the heating plate by turning it slightly to the right and left as shown. (see CAUTION) . Before placing the pan in the cooker, wipe off water and moisture from the outside (especially the bottom) of the pan.
5.Put on the lid.
6.Insert the plug end into a wall outlet.
7.Push the switch button to the "ON" position. Make sure the pilot lamp is on. When the rice is done, the switch will turn off automatically, the lamp will go out and a click will be heard.
8.Even after the switch is off, leave the lid on for at least 15 minutes more. During that period, the rice will be properly steamed to a fluffy character by the retained heat.

• Always tasty rice

With your National Automatic RICE•O•MAT you can have uniformly cooked rice ... you can even cook rice to your personal taste and preference. Taste and degree cooked depend upon the quality of the rice and the length of time it is soaked before being placed into the cooker. Add more water than specified for softer, more fluffy rice; less water for firmer rice.
• Rice may bubble over ...

If you use too much water or if the cooker is tilted, rice may bubble over. To prevent rice from bubbling over, add water using the cup included (refer to How to use, Item 3.)

Do not immerse the body into water or spray water onto it. Wipe it clean with a wet dishcloth soaked in hot water.


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The plastic plate that came with my rice cooker, what is it, I lost my manual

What is the actual model number? HB makes several and none of the current or listed ones are 37531.

37541 is a current model, also none are "10 Cup" and the "plate" or tray, is for steaming vegetables.

Sep 28, 2012 | Hamilton Beach 37531 10-Cup Rice Cooker

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What are the two metal plate inserts for?


Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you with using your rice cooker to steam your veggies...

How to Steam Vegetables in your Rice Cooker


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How to use steamer

Do you mean how to use the steamer plate in a rice cooker?
If so put it in bottom of pan so the holes are uppermost and add water to barely cover the plate and then place whatever you want to steam on the plate. Turn rice cooker on.

Dec 15, 2010 | Rice Cookers & Steamers

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Does steam tray/lid go on top or bottom of rice cooker?

The steam tray as you call it goes on the inside bottom of the cooker. It's purpose is to keep the cooking rice separated from the heating element during the steaming process. The basic measurement is 2 parts water to 1 part rice. Add a quarter cup more water for brown rice. The automatic shut-off won't turn off until the water is gone. It's magic! Cleaning; soak the cook pot and perforated plate to remove rice goo DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL PADS or abrasive cleanser. I use a nylon dish cleaning brush to remove the stuck on brown material.

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Rice cooker keep feature turns rice crispy

This sounds like the thermostat inside the unit has went out and is overheating whitch in turn is cooking your rice too fast and too hot! if the thermostat is replaced it will cook the rice even again!
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