The Hamilton Beach 14 Cup Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker is yet another one of those Hamilton Beach rice cookers that are highly raved, but the question remains if it’s true to its reputation, or if it’s highly overrated.
Let’s dive into the Hamilton Beach 37549 review.
|Model Name||Digital Simplicity 2-14 Cup Rice Cooker & Steamer|
|Dimensions||10.25 x 10.25 x 9.5 in 26.04 x 26.04 x 24.13 cm|
|Weight||4.8 lb 2.17 kg|
|Max Capacity (Uncooked Rice)||7 cups|
|Max Capacity (Cooked Rice)||14 cups|
|Power Supply||120 V – 60 Hz|
|Power Supply Cord||Non-detached 2 prong plug|
|Product Accessories||Steaming tray Rice paddle Measuring cup|
Whether it’s rice or quinoa that’s a staple in your diet, the Digital Simplicity 2-14 Cup Rice Cooker and Steamer is ready to cook all your daily meals. From plain rice to oatmeal, healthy steamed foods and one-pot meals, this Hamilton Beach model is capable of cooking it all, for a large family and then some. In fact, this meal versatility is the reason we named it as the best versatile Hamilton Beach rice cooker in our complete guide.
To prepare for future meals, delay cooking for up to 15 hours, so that the rice is fresh and warm by the time everyone gets home for dinner. Once the family is fed, stick the inner pot and accessories into the dishwasher to make washing up a breeze.
Here are all the cooking modes:
The features of the Hamilton Beach 37549 seem pretty standard, but let’s take a closer look at what makes it stand out as a rice cooker.
The thing about large capacity rice cookers is that they take up a lot of counter space. For families that mostly make one-pot meals, this may not be an issue. However, for those with smaller kitchens or have limited counter top space, 14 cup rice cookers take up a lot of space. Surprisingly, the Hamilton Beach 37549 is less bulky compared to its competitors, which is bonus for everyone really, no matter how small or big your kitchen is.
Without knowing the capacity of the Hamilton Beach 37549, most people would probably look at the price point and assume that it yields 12 cups of cooked rice at maximum. It’s amazing how much food can be cooked in this affordable appliance, making it all the more attractive for families on a budget.
When it comes to rice cookers, sometimes there is such a thing as too many modes and functions. While it may be convenient for the inexperienced or lazy cooks to have specific buttons for different kinds of dishes, some people just need their appliance to do just one thing, and that is to cook rice successfully. With the Hamilton Beach 37549, you’ve got three settings for your various rice grains; a Heat/Simmer mode for cooking fried rice, pasta dishes, soups and more; a Steam Cook option for healthier cooking; and finally, the automatic Keep Warm function. As far as multicookers go, this is as simple and efficient as it gets.
|✔️ Large capacity |
✔️ Can cook more than just rice
✔️ Has a unique heat/simmer feature
✔️ Up to 15 hours delay timer
|✖️ Inner pot is not induction heating, so there's a tendency for the rice at the bottom to burn|
Most users have had positive experiences with the Hamilton Beach 37549.
Not only has it been successful in making rice, but consumers are also happy with the turnout of other grains, such as farro and quinoa. While this unit is user-friendly, it’s important consumers also have some knowledge in operating rice cookers in order to make the most out of this appliance.
If you’re looking for a more easy-to-navigate option, you can explore our other rice cooker reviews.