My Home Living with Morries 28 April, 2007Posted by dear1dear2 in Consumer Electronics, Dear1, Shop till you drop.
Haha… when Dear2 wrote the post on Tuesday with Morries yesterday, I still thot she is going to talk about our rice cooker. Haha… Our rice cooker is a Morries brand one, a 1 litre version. I’m quite sure this Morries and that Morries are completely different. :)
When we first saw this rice cooker at Carrefour, my only impression of the Morries household electrical appliance brand is that of box fans. In fact, Morries makes one of the most durable and yet budget box fans around. U may even have 1 in ur house, it’s that popular. So when we saw their rice cooker, we were abit skeptical. But it’s going at an attractive price of $29, a discount from the usual $38, and that’s one big reason why we bought it. Compared to a Philips 1 litre rice cooker going at $57 at Harvey Norman, I say this is quite a good buy. After all, rice cooker technology is more or less the same, I guess we’re only paying extra for the big name branding, which is not worth it.
Oh, and recently, rice cookers seem to come with this added function that is the ‘Porridge’ mode. I initially thot that it’s something really useful, but it turns out to be just a simple play on existing technology, so it’s nothing more than a marketing gimmick. Simply put, ‘Porridge’ mode is just an always-on mode with lower power. When u feel that ur porridge is sufficiently cooked, u have to manually switch it off. ‘Rice’ mode has this automatic off function based on the weight of water remaining in the pot, which has been the mainstay function for rice cookers that we are all so familiar with.
Just the other day, I spotted more Morries products at NTUC in Clementi centre. There’s a 0.6L rice cooker @ $31.50, 1.8L rice cooker @ $29.90 and a 2L 2-in-1 steamboat cum hotplate @ $45. The funny thing is that the 1.8L cooker is actually cheaper than the 0.6L version. It should still be there if anyone wants to go down to get it. They didn’t have the 1L version that we bought though.
I think when it comes to these small scale household appliance like fans, toaster, rice cookers, hot water kettle, etc, there are really big competition especially amongst budget brands. So it’s really worth a look rather than to spend unnecessary money just to get a big name label.