Xiaomi kind of stunned a lot of us by launching their first rice cooker. While it makes perfect poetic sense (Xiaomi literally means ‘little rice’) for a company with Xiaomi’s name to launch a rice cooker, we’ve kind of grown used to their phones a lot more.
Nonetheless, the Xiaomi Rice Cooker (sold under the MiJia sub-brand) can recognise over 200 brands of rice and cook the rice just the right way each time. The device uses an induction heater to cook the rice.
As expected, the Rice Cooker’s availability (at least for now) is limited to Xiaomi’s home country, China. However, there’s at least one way that interested parties outside of China can get their hands on one.
China based reseller GearBest is offering the Xiaomi Rice Cooker for $229.99 with free worldwide shipping. You can use coupon “xiaomiCooker” (without quotes) to get an additional $3 off. Not that it is a pre-sale listing, stocks are yet to come.
Makes me want to start cooking… kind of.