Among Balmuda's many products, the white or black Balmuda The Gohan is the one that raises most eyebrows outside Japan, both because of its name and its somewhat baffling appearance. The Japanese, though, immediately understand that this is a rice cooker ("gohan" means "cooked rice" or "meal") and that its design has drawn its inspiration from the kamado, the traditional cook stove that uses wood or charcoal as fuel. And it isn't just the design: The Gohan replicates the flavor of the kamado, balancing, like all Balmuda products, stylish appearance and sophisticated functionality!
What makes Balmuda The Gohan cook the best rice you have ever tried isn't the abundance of automation and menu options. It does have five modes to cover all types of rice cooking: white rice, brown rice, rice gruel, takikomi gohan (rice with meat, fish, or vegetables), and a fast mode for white rice. But the real magic happens thanks to its double pot: an outer pot made of fluorine-coated aluminum and an inner one made of fluorine-coated stainless steel. The way the temperature transfers between the two allows the steam to move in a way that really brings out the texture and taste of each grain.
Specs and Features:
- Colors: white, black
- Kettle type: double pot
- Inner pot: fluorine-coated stainless steel
- Outer pot: fluorine-coated aluminum
- Cooking time: white rice/no-wash rice 50-65 mins., white rice/no-wash rice fast 34-41 mins., brown rice (up to 2 cups) 72-100 mins., takikomi gohan (rice with meat, fish or vegetables) 50-65 mins., rice gruel 50-65 mins.
- Menus: 5
- Dimensions: 219 x 242 x 266 mm (8.6 x 9.5 x 10.3")
- Weight: approx. 4.6 kg (10.14 lbs)
- Operating voltage: AC 100 V, 50/60 Hz
- Power consumption: 670 W
- Max. rice capacity: 3 go cups (approx. 450 g/1 lbs)
- Power cord length: approx. 1.2 m (3.9 ft)
- Comes with measuring cup
- Instructions/manual: Japanese