Making the perfect batch of rice is by no means an easy task to pull off, as is the case with perfectly toasting a slice of bread. But, considering BALMUDA practically managed the perfect the latter with its innovative toaster oven, there’s no surprise that the Tokyo-bred techies released the Gohan, an innovative rice cooker that whips up grains to perfection.
Similarly to BALMUDA’s previous products, the standout element is its eye-grabbing design language and user-friendly operation. Crafted using high-grade tools and finished with a refined texture, this compact cooker merely measures 9.5” wire and is ready to class up any kitchen countertop.
Functionally, the sleek appliance boasts a double pot structure that cooks the rice using steam, ultimately distributing heat evenly throughout to precisely cook flavorful rice based on your textural preferences. Like most rice cookers, BALMUDA’s Gohan boasts a variety of functions, including catering mode for traditional cooking, porridge mode, brown rice mode, and white rice mode, the latter of which can take on anything from long-grain to wild rice. What’s more impressive is the speed at which it cooks, as brown rice is ready to eat in a matter of 90 minutes — sure, that might be longer than the average rice cooker, but there’s no rushing perfection.
The Gohan rice cooker is only available in Japan at the moment but is currently selling for ¥49,500 (~$357) on Balmuda’s webshop.