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What are some tips for using an electric rice cooker?

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When using an electric rice cooker, wash the rice in a separate bowl and add it to the inner bowl before cooking. Add water based on the type of rice and the cooker's indicator marks. Place the lid on the cooker and plug it in to set the cooking cycle.

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Avoid lifting the lid of the rice cooker during a cooking cycle, especially if the cooker has a warmer feature. Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow the cooker to rest for at least five minutes before opening it and stirring the rice. Clean the cooker after each use with a sponge or washcloth and a mild dish washing soap. Always unplug the cooker and allow it to cool down for at least 30 minutes before cleaning it.

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