You built a time machine... out of a rice maker?
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You built a time machine... out of a rice maker?

Kitchen & Household
I am CNET"s Ry Crist, and this is the time machine from 3Squares. Now, this isn't gonna send you back to the future but it is gonna cook things and save you time in the kitchen, at least so it claims. And this is a rice maker that also has functions for quinoa and yogurt and white and brown rice. You can do a quick rice cook that'll save you several minutes. It also has slow cooker functionality so you can still cook on low, medium, or high with this thing. Now if I open the time machine up and pull the pan out and see the 900 watt heating element in the middle. And in the very center you see that little round sensor that. Springs up and down, that coupled with those ingredient specific presets are how the TIM3 MACHIN3 knows how to cook things so accurately and so automatically. When I say automatically that's exactly what I mean. The TIM3 MACHIN3 will cook all on its own. You just put the ingredients in, you say you're cooking rice, hit start, and the wheels will start turning, it will cook, and then beep when it's done. It uses that Fuzzy Logic sensor to tell how long it takes so you can really just set it and forget it. Another nice feature, that Fuzzy Logic sensor is also used in really high end rice makers that cost well over $100. And at $70 the Time Machine is a lot less expensive than those. But there are other rice makers that cost a lot less, basic models that sell for anywhere from $20 to $30 to $40. Some of those include slow cook functionality, some of those have. Sensors on their own, not quite as good as fuzzy logic sensors but still good enough for a basic batch of rice. What that means is, if you are going to use this rice cooker quite a bit and take advantage of those dedicated quinoa, and yogurt, and oatmeal presets, things that you don't find in a lot of other rice cookers. Then it might be worth the 70 dollars, but if you are looking for a pretty basic rice cooker to make you a batch of rice for dinner. It's probably more than you need. Thanks for watching. Check out my small appliance reviews at cnet.com. For cnet appliances, I'm [INAUDIBLE]. [MUSIC]

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