A sushi machine is a mechanical unit that automatically produces different styles of sashimi. Some are electrically driven. Some sushi machines make thousands of rice rolls for making nigiri (sushi rice balls). Others make small, light bites for children. Sushi machines usually produce around one thousand to five thousand rice rolls.
The most commonly used type of sushi machine is the electric powered sushi machine. Most electric powered machines have automatic settings for different types of rolls and sizes of rice to be produced. Some of the more popular electric sushi machines are the O-Zon Sushi Maker, the O-Gumi Sushi Maker, the Eizan Sushi Maker and the Yamaoka Sushi Maker. These machines are generally very compact, weighing no more than twenty pounds. They can be easily moved from one place to another for preparing various kinds of rolls.
Another kind of rice roll machine is the electrically driven rice cooker. This is generally more expensive because it has an electric motor that is driven by electricity. It usually has two to four compartments to hold all of the ingredients. The electric rice cooker produces smaller rolls and lighter bites than the electric operated rice cooker.
A rice machine that is driven by an engine is called an electric powered rice cooker. Some of these machines have two to six compartments and contain all of the ingredients. The electric motor makes the rice and the engine run on electricity. Other rice machines are powered by gas. The main advantage of electric powered rice cookers is that they produce less rice grains compared to rice machines that use gas. Electric powered rice cookers are also much faster than gas operated ones.
An upright rice machine is also known as a traditional rice cooker. It usually has one compartment with a built in lid. The steam from the rice cooker heats the water and then turns the mixture into steam. The rice is placed in a separate bowl and then the water is drained. It is usually placed on a hot surface to steam the rice.
Some rice cookers have features such as timers, temperature controls and temperature alarms. Many of these are battery operated. Many people who live near a large population center will need to purchase many rice cookers. in order to prepare the daily servings. Rice cookers come in two basic varieties. Upright rice cookers are placed on a table.
Tabletop Rice Cooker
A tabletop rice cooker is placed on the counter. It is similar to the Upright Sushi Machine except that it is more compact. It has a container on top. Most of them have four to six compartments to hold the ingredients.
Rice cookers are often placed on shelves because they require less space. They are usually smaller and cheaper than the upright variety. You can get rice cookers that have a rice rack to keep extra rice in.
The electric rice cooker will cost you less than the traditional rice cooker because it is less bulky. The only disadvantage is that you cannot heat a large quantity of rice. Some people prefer these cookers over the traditional rice cookers.
You can find rice cookers that have built-in rice roasting equipment. These machines include a stainless steel rack or tray that can be filled with rice and cover with aluminum foil to retain the heat during roasting. This type of rice roaster is best for rice that is not very dense.
Most of the time, when you purchase a rice machine you pay for the food processor separately. although some models of the electric rice cooker come with this included. You may also get rice processors that are sold separately.
Some rice cookers will operate on gas and other rice cookers will operate on electricity. Before buying a rice cooker, check with the seller to determine which is better.