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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

Performance evaluation of electric rice cookers and pressure cookers

Author(s):
C Snehalatha and V Vijaya Lakshmi
Abstract:
Pressure cookers and rice cookers are used in day to day cooking by almost all the households / families in south India as rice being the staple food .Now – a- days both the spouses are busy with personal as well professional related work, so be it working or not working, women would like to adopt work simplification techniques. Cookers simplify the work as they cook multiple items at a time, save time due to fast cooking, comfortable to use as they don’t require any attention while items are being cooked etc. The present study was conducted in Telangana State to assess the performance evaluation of different branded electric rice cookers and pressure cookers. The present study reveals that in Telangana State 31.46 per cent of the consumers were using panasonic branded electric rice cooker and prestige pressure cooker (32.67%). The electric rice cookers named Butter fly, Panasonic and Prestige with a capacity of 300 watts consumed 0.3 kilowatts of electricity for cooking 200 grams rice while 1000 watts electric rice cookers named Panasonic, Ganga, Prestige, Bajaj, Kanchan Ganga and Keeline consumed 1.0 kilowatt electricity for cooking standardized 200 grams of rice with 1:2 ratio of water. The results of electric rice cooker indicated that less wattage of electric rice cookers were consuming less electricity and more wattage of electric rice cookers were consuming more electricity. Whereas time taken for cooking rice was found less for Butterfly 450 watts, Panasonic 700 watts and Protact 400 watts electric rice cookers. Futura brand pressure cooker with 5 liters capacity has taken less time and the Aryan; Universal brands have taken more time for cooking standardized quantity of rice. With regard to the quality of rice, cent per cent of the respondents stated that well cooked rice was observed in Butterfly, Ganga, Tulasi Ganga, Bajaj and Preethi Electric Rice Cookers. Where as in Pressure Cookers well cooked rice was observed in Green Chef, Preethi, Usha and Panasonic.
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How to cite this article:
C Snehalatha and V Vijaya Lakshmi. Performance evaluation of electric rice cookers and pressure cookers. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 890-895.

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