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Xiaomi Unveils Revolutionary $150 Rice Cooker That You Can Control With Your Smartphone

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    Sometimes when cooking rice you can end up with a mushy mash of baby food or a pot of dry gravel.

    Perfecting the art of cooking rice is something Chinese tech company Xiaomi has developed a solution for. The company recently introduced its newest home appliance that can be controlled with a smartphone.

    The smart rice cooker called the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker can scan up to 200 different brands of rice and self-adjust its cooking methods accordingly to produce perfect rice every time. Xiaomi’s rice cooker is connected to the Mi Home app. Xiaomi said of its product:

    “Users can scan their pack of rice to identify the type of rice, brand and origin, and based on that, the rice cooker can adjust its heating methodology to best suit the type of rice. It currently supports more than 200 brands of rice, and this will be expanded in the future.”

    Launched under the Mi Ecosystem sub-brand, the smart rice cooker knows just how much water, time and pressure is needed.

    The Chinese company’s rice cooker takes after similar innovative Japanese products and uses induction heating and a grey cast iron lining to ensure owners get flavorful rice. Not only can it cook rice, but the device can be set to make cakes and other foods as well.

    The product is available in China beginning April 6 and is priced at $150.

    h/t: TechCrunch

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