Korean BBQ Essentials: Best Large Rice Cooker [2019]

Last updated: Aug 19, 2019 @ 10:51 pm

After 5 hours of research on four top rated rice cookers, we are happy to conclude that the Hamilton Beach Rice Cooker is the best large (6+ cups uncooked rice) sized rice cooker available online! With a high quality build, multi-functionality, and reasonable price, Hamilton earns the prize for best large rice cooker. Come check out how we determined the best! 

Editor’s Pick:

Hamilton Beach Rice Cooker

Capacity: 7 cups uncooked  Price: $39.49 Dimensions: 9.3 x 10.2 x 10 in

No matter what meal you're preparing, the Hamilton Beach Rice Cooker lets you cook a variety of foods effortlessly.  Its settings include 3 rice/grain options– white rice, quick rice and whole grain – allowing you to cook everything from a 10-minute batch of white rice to farro, quinoa, and other whole grains. Not only can you prepare rice, you can also steam/heat vegetables with the "Steam Cook" and "Heat/Simmer" settings. Making a whole meal in this rice cooker simply takes you placing some ingredients in a bowl and pushing a couple buttons-- the future is here y'all. It can cook rice and whole grains perfectly, while simultaneously preparing your choice of vegetables, seafood, or poultry in an integrated basket. The 2-in-1 steamer basket can also be used to rinse grains before cooking, preventing unwanted clumping and resulting in a fresher taste (and one less dish to wash). Clean up is a snap with the dishwasher safe nonstick cooking pot. Its compact size makes for easy storage. Cooking healthy, delicious meals doesn’t get any simpler than that.

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#1 Contender:

Aroma Housewares Digital Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker, Food Steamer, SS Exterior

Capacity: 10 cups uncooked  Price: $39.90 Dimensions: 10.8 x 11.2 x 10.8 in

The Aroma Housewares Digital Rice Cooker sits at a close 2nd, and is actually "Amazon's Choice" for large rice cookers. Aroma's rice cooker has a slightly lower average rating than Hamilton's; however, Aroma is the #1 rice cooker brand in the US. Its high rating stem from its easy-to-use, programmable controls with automatic "Keep-Warm" function and multi-functional settings for other ingredients. In addition, if you purchase the Aroma rice cooker through Amazon, it comes with a steam tray, rice measuring cup, and a serving spatula. Despite the fact that Aroma has a slightly lower average than the Hamilton rice cooker, Aroma is the most reviewed. A common complaint with this rice cooker is that it does not preserve your cooked rice well. If you're looking for a rice cooker where you can leave your rice in for the whole week, this one may not be the one for you. You'd probably be better off getting a smaller rice cooker and going with smaller batches of fresh rice. However, if you have plans to eat your all your rice within one sitting, or storing the remainder in the fridge, Aroma is an excellent option. Another common complaint is that this rice cooker does not age well. Its non-stick coating aids in clean-up, however, after repeated washes the nonstick coating peels off. This results in rice sticking to the bottom of the pan, making cleanup a hassle. If you're interested in the Aroma rice cooker, make sure to weigh out all the pros and cons!

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#1 Contender Wannabe:

Tatung Multi-Functional Rice Cooker

Capacity: 11 cups uncooked Price: $126.56 Dimensions: 12.3 x 12.3 x 11.7 in

At 3rd place is the Tatung Multi-Functional Rice Cooker, with its simple design and settings. Unlike the previous rice cookers mentioned, Tatung only has two settings for you to choose from "Cook" or "Warm". However, it can still be utilized to cook any grain of rice and to steam vegetables and fish on a steamer tray. While it may lack variety in the settings, Tatung's durability  and build quality is what makes this rice cooker so special. Its stainless steel exterior and interior last years, and results in fluffy rice that will not burn and stick to the edges of the pot. As mentioned earlier, Tatung has the ability to steam vegetables and fish as well, however, you do have to purchase the steamer tray separately. Tatung is the most expensive rice cooker on this list, so if you're not interested in a simple rice cooker with 2 functions, you should resort to the Hamilton or Aroma rice cooker. If you're looking for a high-quality rice cooker with extremely simple functions, Tatung is the best choice for you.

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On The Bubble:

Presto Digital Stainless Steel Rice Cooker/Steamer

Capacity: 8 cups uncooked Price: $34.90 Dimensions: 10.8 x 11.4 x 10 in

The last large rice cooker on the list is the Presto Digital Rice Cooker. Presto's reviews highlight how consistent it is when it comes to cooking perfect rice. For $34.90 you get the Presto rice cooker, steaming basket, rice paddle, and handy measuring scoop--a true bang for your buck. In addition, this rice cooker is extremely easy for customers to use. There are only three setting options-"Warm/Cancel" , "Cook/Steam", and "Brown Rice"- making it even easier for customers to prepare a meal. Unfortunately, the pretty price of $34.90 comes with some complaints. The largest complaints about the Presto rice cooker is the build quality -- the exterior is made out of stainless steel, and its inner pot is an Aluminium pot with a nonstick coating. The inner pot is not as nonstick as expected and, "burns rice at the bottom making clean up extremely difficult" according to accumulated yelp reviews. Another thing to keep in mind is that the steam basket that comes with this large cooker is made of plastic. Therefore, you may want to purchase a separate metal steam basket to avoid any fear of plastic chemicals leeching onto your food. Despite these negative reviews, the Presto rice cooker has a 4.2/5 starts on Amazon with 107 reviews.

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Why a Rice Cooker?:

Jinwoo, best described why rice cookers are a staple in any Korean American household, and should be in yours as well:

There’s something incessantly infuriating about cooking rice. Late into my time in culinary school our chefs would still be pleasantly surprised when a bowl of perfectly cooked rice was placed in front of them. Cooking rice is so simple, why is it a surprise when someone cooks it right? To me that’s where rice’s enigmatic nature lies, all we’re trying to do is steam these tiny grains, force water inside to transform the little rocks into light, fluffy pearls of goodness. But when getting that perfect texture between half cooked garbage and a soupy mess can be determined by a minute too few or too many, an inch of water too low or too high, it becomes a surprisingly delicate process for your average home cook. Some people eschew the headache and just resign themselves to burning the bottom half inch of rice and dealing with the clean up later, I personally prefer the blanket method that my Ukrainian neighbor taught me years ago. Essentially, prep the rice as you normally would (wash the grains in a pot), pour water to about a centimeter above the rice, place on heat covered. As soon as the lid starts doing a little dance (aka the water’s boiling) take the pot off the heat and wrap in one or two blankets and let steam for about 45 minutes. You will have perfect rice, no burnt edges, no issues with doneness, fluffy grains of goodness every time.

I digress, most people that came over gave me some perturbed looks when I got out the pot of rice to eat, and honestly your blankets will smell like rice; I didn’t mind the warmed up blanket though for my post meal nap :). Plus, I’m not very confident that the steam + blankets would be enough to get through brown rice’s superior casing. All of this is to say… if you eat rice on the reg, get yourself a rice cooker. The peace of mind that pressing a switch and knowing your rice will be cooked perfectly, the convenience of being able to leave the leftovers in the pot and have it warm and ready when you want to go back for more, the reassurance that you are not alone in this vast swirling void of a universe (some rice cookers talk to you!) are all more than enough reason to join the Rice Cooker World.

My cousin’s wife told me once that the only chore she and her sister were responsible for was to make sure that there was always some cooked rice waiting in the rice cooker (this was when they were about six or seven). The only time their father yelled at them was when he came home from work and found an empty pot sans rice. Forget the socio-cultural history (if that’s not a word you heard it here first), forget the versatility (it’s not just for rice!), forget the K-Drama reenactments (… right?), whether it be white, brown, basmati, jasmine, short grain, whatever, a rice cooker deserves a spot on your counter. Don’t tell me about how little counter space you got.

What is a Good Rice Cooker?

A large sized rice cooker is a staple for families. These larger sized rice cookers have versatile settings that most small and medium rice cookers do not have. Embrace the additional features of a large rice cooker by preparing vegetables or other ingredients in an integrated basket to prepare a whole meal with ease. Our definition of a large rice cooker is 6+ uncooked cups of rice, which is enough for you to share a meal with your family and leave leftovers for future family meals.

The main elements we’ll be looking at are pretty simple:

Efficacy: none of this matters if the rice doesn’t get cooked. I’m assuming off the bat that this will be an easy win for most rice cookers, even the most basic ones should be able to produce well cooked rice… right? We’ll get as granular as we can here so we get some variation but the down and dirty of it is how well does this product cook rice.

Convenience: There would be no point to getting a rice cooker unless it beats a normal pot. This will encapsulate overall maintenance, cleaning, and whether it has any features that make your dinner plans just a little easier (warming features, pressure cooking for faster cook times, etc).

Versatility: This is not exactly a deal breaker to me, just being able to cook your standard white rice is good enough for my needs. However, it is nice to have some options in life, whether it be brown rice, other grains/starches (quinoa, lentils, barley, etc), a steamer tray for some simultaneous cooking, or even whether it can function as a standard pressure cooker.

Durability: nobody likes buying something and having that slow realization that you got a lemon… unless you’re actually buying lemons. I can’t imagine ever moving the rice cooker off of the counter, but you’ll probably have to move it around a little bit within its lifetime and you don’t want it to fall apart whenever you do. Regardless of the workload you should be confident in the hardware you’ve purchased.

So that’s what we’ll be boiling each down to… I’m not big on puns, promise. I’ll provide as much technical characteristics as possible but they won’t tie into the overall evaluation of the product.

Why You Should Trust Us:

In the same vein as our Korean BBQ Grill post this flies somewhat in the face of our conventional methodology. As we don’t have the capacity to go out and test all of these rice cookers ourselves we opted to do the next best thing. We applied similar methods as we have for our Best Restaurants posts: relying on the power of the customer base, researching with integrity (we do not have any ties to the companies making these rice cookers), and being self aware enough to know that we are not smart enough to put forward our own opinion. We are simply relaying all of our research in as consumable of a format as we can; hopefully in the near future I can fulfill my lifelong dream of having a hundred rice cookers in my place, all singing their songs of warmth, happiness, and the cooked rice way.

How We Chose What to Test:

We decided to make this as easy as possible. We wanted to look at large sized rice cookers that everyone in the US would have access to buy and that had a good amount of data that we could peruse through. We chose Amazon for its near ubiquitous use for online shopping, went straight for “rice cookers”, sorted by customer ratings, and went down the list looking for any that claimed six cups of uncooked rice or more. We settled on anything above six cups (the cutoff for our medium rice cookers post) and anything above six cups of uncooked rice (twelve cups cooked) as that is the standard payload for when you're cooking for a crowd.

On Its Way:

First thing, of course, is to build out the stable of reviewed large sized rice cookers. We’ll be going down our list as quickly as we can but if you have any rice cookers you are curious about hit us up and let us know. We are continuing our great journey into the hardware side of the culinary world, come along and help us see it through!

Wrapping It Up:

It was great seeing how many large sized rice cookers there are out on the market that do a great job of what they’re supposed to do… cook rice. But like any piece of hardware durability seems to be a consistent and major issue for these babies. Also, I know we’ve harped on this a bunch in our Korean BBQ Grill post, but these companies really need to come out with some palatable names for their babies. Writing about something that is a jumbled bunch of letters and numbers drives me up the wall. Regardless, it’s reassuring to know that the well being of our rice eating brethren lie in good hands. May your rice be always hot, fluffy, and perfect.

The Best Korean BBQ in Atlanta [2019]

Last updated: Aug 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Sticking true to our Restaurant Delight Index (RDI), the 3 best Korean BBQ spots Atlanta has to offer in ranking order are: 9292 Korean BBQ, Breakers Korean BBQ & Grill, and 678 Korean BBQ.

Welcome to Atlanta. The home of the Braves, juicy peaches, and delicious Korean BBQ! With a growing Korean population, Duluth, Georgia, has become known as a small "Korea town" of Metro-Atlanta. If you're new to the area, or just looking for a good place to eat, the Korean BBQ scene is one you need to know about. Atlanta has a whopping thirty-four KBBQ options to choose from, and we just made it easier for you to choose which one to dine at. Scroll on down for the Top 3 KBBQ options in Atlanta, according to Yelp. Check out our previous post to see how we determined the winners!

The Best Korean BBQ in Atlanta:

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#1 9292 Korean BBQ

3360 Satellite Blvd #8, Duluth, GA 30096

Restaurant Delight Index: 76/100

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5) 229 reviews

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9292 Korean BBQ sits at first place with their charcoal grills, high quality meat, various side dishes, and quick customer service. Unlike most new Korean BBQ places, 9292 utilizes a charcoal grill, and you know how much we love that smoky flavor in our meat. Additionally, the grill itself has three separate compartments where kimchi, beansprouts, mushrooms, cheesy corn, and eggs can all cook simultaneously. If that doesn't sound like enough banchan to keep you happy don't worry; 9292 provides salad, pickled radishes, green onions, garlic, jalapeños, macaroni salad, and soy braised peanuts with every meal. The best part? All their sides are unlimited. As for their meat menu, there are several options you can choose from. You can choose their AYCE for $29.99-$34.99 per person (depending on the set you choose) or their pre-made combos made for larger parties ranging from $89.99-$149.99 for the entire meal.

While 9292 is on the pricier side, you definitely get your moneys worth. No other Korean BBQ in Atlanta can compare to the various side dishes and open-fire grill 9292 provides for its customers.

What to order: 9292 Special 1 (serves 2), Set B for unlimited

Runner ups:

#2 Breakers Korean BBQ & Grill

3505 Gwinnett Pl Dr Ste 101 Duluth, GA 30096

Restaurant Delight Index: 66/100

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5) 912 reviews

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Breakers Korean BBQ & Grill sits at a close second with their electric grills, comfortable booth seating, and various meats and sides. Unlike 9292, Breakers only offers AYCE, with prices varying from $15.99-26.99, depending on the time you eat. There is only one lunch option, but it does not disappoint! It includes beef brisket, pork brisket, pork belly, teriyaki pork, teriyaki chicken, beef bulgogi, spicy pork, spicy chicken, and squid. Their dinner option is the same, however you can choose the AYCE option #2, where for an additional cost you can add unlimited LA marinated short rib as well. In addition to their AYCE meat selection, Breakers boasts a large variety of sides-- kimchi, radishes, salad, green onions, pickled vegetables, rice cakes, and potato salad. This restaurant does not have charcoal grills, but they put out the best electric-grill KBBQ Atlanta has to offer. Their meat still has amazing flavor without the smoke of an open-fire grill.

Breakers is the best option if you don't want to spend too much money on Korean BBQ. While Breaker's meat isn't as high quality as 9292 Korean BBQ's, meals here will always leave you just as satisfied. For more information, check out the Breakers Korean BBQ website!

What to order: AYCE Set 2

#3 678 Korean BBQ

3880 Satellite Blvd Duluth, GA 30096

Restaurant Delight Index: 56/100

3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5) 442 reviews

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If you're not into AYCE Korean BBQ, or large pre-made combo plates, 678 Korean BBQ offers customers the option to order single plates of meat. 678 also has charcoal grills with separated compartments to cook additional sides, which is all good when we're talking about meat. Honestly, 678 is very similar to our number 1 option, 9292 Korean BBQ, when it comes to meat quality and side abundance. The only main difference between these two restaurants are the ordering styles. You can choose their AYCE option, pre-made meat combos, or order a plate a la carte. If you're going to Korean BBQ to stuff your face with sizzling meat, order their AYCE or pre-made platters. Ordering by the plate left a few diners wanting just a bit more.

While 678 is very similar to 9292 Korean BBQ, its ambience just isn't as welcoming and comfortable. If you're looking for an overall great experience with a charcoal grill- 9292 Korean BBQ ranks a bit higher.

What to order: Combo B for larger parties, HoDong Unlimited for AYCE

Competition

A total of thirty-four Korean BBQ restaurants in Atlanta were reviewed, and of those 3 met our criteria of having more than 200 reviews and passed the Fakespot fake reviews test.

Based on this distribution, you can see how far ahead of the pack 9292 Korean BBQ is. As I've iterated in other posts, it takes a lot to influence these scores, as negative reviews will cancel out the positive ones. You truly have to create a positive, memorable experience. Because of how far 9292 Korean BBQ is above the rest of the Korean BBQ restaurants in Atlanta, we can be confident it will be your best bet for 2018.

Korean BBQ in Atlanta, GARDI
9292 Korean BBQ76
Breakers Korean BBQ & Grill66
678 Korean BBQ56
Han Il Kwan46
Char Korean Bar & Grill45 
Honey Pig38

What's Next?

We’ll be updating this post regularly over the year to keep up with the mass amount of reviews Atlanta Korean BBQ restaurants accumulate. This way, we can see which of the thirty-four KBBQ places are truly the best. Until then try out these delicious spots Atlanta has to offer and pro tip: it’s always better with friends. 🙂

Korean Banchan Essentials: Best Kimchi Refrigerator [2019]

Last updated: Aug 19, 2019 @ 10:22 pm

After six hours of research we are happy we can tell you that the 180L Dimchae Chest Kimchi Refrigerator is the best kimchi refrigerator available in America! With its dual-zoned kimchi compartments, various temperature settings, and reasonable storage space, the 180L Dimchae Kimchi Refrigerator is the best bang for your buck. Come check out its close competitors!

Editor’s Pick:

 Dimchae Kimchi Refrigerator 180L

Price: $1,699.99 Type: Chest Dimensions: 23.6 x 35.4 x 33.5 inches Capacity: 6.35 cubic feet

If you are looking for a kimchi refrigerator that will store and ferment newly made kimchi, this Dimchae kimchi refrigerator is for you. This chest refrigerator is 23.6 x 35.4 x 33.5 inches, and has two components with separate temperature controls. These separate components allow you to store already fermented kimchi on one side and ferment freshly made kimchi on the other. By choosing the "longterm storage" option, you can keep your kimchi in its current fermentation stage. On the other hand, if whip up a new batch of kimchi the settings enable you to adjust to any fermentation process. In addition, this Dimchae refrigerator allows you to adjust controls to the type of kimchi you are storing with its "root/vegetable" and "radish kimchi" options. Overall, this Kimchi refrigerator from Dimchae is the best of both worlds. It allows you to preserve kimchi in your desired stage, while fermenting newly made kimchi, all at the same time.

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Runner Up:

Dimchae Kimchi Refrigerator 330L

Price: $3,149.99 Type: Standing Dimensions: 26.06 x 24.40 x 73.6 inches Capacity: 11.65 cubic feet

Unlike the first Dimchae refrigerator, this Dimchae is a standing type. Why choose a standing type kimchi refrigerator? To store more kimchi! The bottom two drawers allow you to store four large (18.0L) kimchi containers in total, or two in each drawer. The top section is separated into four drawers, allowing you to store up to eight, medium (9.5L) kimchi containers. While this fridge has most of the various settings as the Dimchae 180L, the lack of two separate temperature controls brings it slightly below its more advanced brother.

Here's a breakdown of all the goods: Temperature & Moisture Control System: Independent Cooling (3 Room), Direct Cooling System, Cold Air Curtain Zone Kimchi Fermentation Mode: Health Care Fermentation Technology, Various Types of Kimchi Fermentation, One Night Fermentation Storage Mode: Kimchi / Instant Kimchi / Long Term Storage, Vegetable & Fruit Mode, Chill Storage Convenient Function: Defroster Function

If you are looking for a standing-type kimchi refrigerator and need space more than control, this Dimchae's for you.

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Other Kimchi Refrigerators Reviewed:

Dimchae Kimchi Refrigerator 221L 

Price: $1,999.99 Type: Chest Dimensions: 23.6 x 40.9 x 35.8 inches Capacity: 7.76 cubic feet

If the first chest-type kimchi refrigerator was too small for you, and you're not interested in a standing-type kimchi fridge, the 221L Dimchae refrigerator is your best bet. Both Dimchae chest refrigerators are 23.6 in wide, but the 221L fridge is 5.5 in wider, and 2.3 in taller. This Dimchae chest has all the same features as our top pick, but just slightly larger.

Because no one can have enough kimchi, right?

Dimchae Kimchi Refrigerator 418L

Price: $3,699.99 Type: Standing Dimensions: 29.7 x 26 x 73.6 inches Capacity: 14.76 cubic feet

If you're really pushing for optimal kimchi storage, the standing 418L Dimchae fridge has all the space you need. For a slightly higher price, you can store more kimchi in the 418L standing fridge than the 330L standing Dimchae fridge. Just like the 330L Dimchae standing refrigerator, this option maintains an optimized temperature to keep your desired taste for a considerably longer time with its strict temperature and humidity control.

Why a Kimchi Refrigerator?:

A kimchi refrigerator is designed specifically to meet the storage requirements of kimchi types and different fermentation processes. As with many fermented products, although your kimchi may be preserved, the flavors and textures can change significantly throughout its lifetime. The temperature, humidity, even the container it is within can all induce different fermentation reactions. In a conventional refrigerator, kimchi often becomes too sour just after a week of storing. On the other hand, kimchi fridges allow kimchi to be stored for up to four months without significantly altering the fermentation process. Additionally, kimchi fridges aim to keep temperatures consistent, with more humidity, all to provide the optimal environment for the fermentation process of kimchi. It doesn't hurt that part of growing up in a Korean home (if you were fortunate enough to have a kimchi fridge) was to be sent into the garage and basement to dig through the cavernous chest of smelly riches in search for the 'right' jar of kimchi. So although we might feel a little guilty dispelling the mysterious, almost spiritual, aura that surrounds the almighty kimchi fridge, we figured the state of your kimchi was important enough.

What is a Good Kimchi Refrigerator?

Consistent temperature control is key to guide the fermentation process. Consistent temperatures enable the kimchi to steadily go from one stage of fermentation to the other. If your kimchi refrigerator does not have consistent temperatures, your kimchi may over ferment or not ferment as much as you like. This ties in with another aspect of good kimchi refrigerators - various settings.

With various temperature options, you are able to guide your kimchi throughout its fermentation process. For example, the chest Dimchae Kimchi refrigerators have various settings to effectively ferment or preserve your kimchi. A good kimchi refrigerator will be able to change temperatures to your needs, and keep that temperature consistent throughout the fermentation process.

Having various temperature settings, plus being able to keep that temperature consistent aids in the overall fermentation effectiveness of Kimchi Refrigerators. Without one of the two, you might as well ferment your kimchi in a regular refrigerator.

Kimchi refrigerators are made to optimize the quality and life of your kimchi- consistent temperature controls along with various temperature settings affect the overall fermentation effectiveness of a good kimchi refrigerator.

Being in control of the temperature, and knowing that the temperature will stay consistent will keep your kimchi just the way you like it, or ferment it to perfection.

 

Why You Should Trust Us:

In the same vein as our Korean BBQ Grill post this flies somewhat in the face of our conventional methodology. As we don’t have the capacity to go out and test all of these Kimchi Refrigerators ourselves we opted to do the next best thing. We applied similar methods as we have for our Best Restaurants posts: relying on the power of the customer base, researching with integrity (we do not have any ties to with the Dimchae brand), and being self aware enough to know that we are not smart enough to put forward our own opinion. We are simply relaying all of our research in as consumable of a format as we can. Unfortunately, our job in this post was easier... or harder... in that kimchi fridges are substantial purchases; so online customer reviews are few and far between. Additionally, Dimchae is the only company that imports Korean Kimchi fridges to the US, so a lot of of our info comes straight from the source. The seller of a product may not be the most reliable, but given that the source is the same for each of the products we're a little more confident that at the very least, their information's validity is consistent across their product offerings.

How We Chose What to Test:

We decided to make this as easy as possible. We wanted to look at Kimchi refrigerators that everyone in the US would have access to buy, and what is more convenient than shopping through Amazon? We chose Amazon for its near ubiquitous use for online shopping, went straight for “Kimchi Rifrigerators”, and selected Refrigerator that had "kimchi" directly in its name. We settled for all Dimchae refrigerators, because they are the only brand available for shipping in the Unites States. All other brands, such as LG or Samsung have not yet expanded onto Amazon.

In addition, Dimchae is the very first company to start making Kimchi refrigerators. Their history and knowledge on what makes a good, household kimchi refrigerator aided us in trusting their products even more.

On Its Way:

We are confident that we have chosen the best kimchi refrigerators available in the United States today, however we'll be keeping an eye out for any new kimchi fridges that come out on the market and add them accordingly, let us know if you see any you'd like us to review!

Wrapping It Up:

Overall, all of the Dimchae Kimchi Refrigerators are a great option. The chest refrigerators are great for those who are interested in the dual action temperature controls- a zone for fermenting, another for preservation. When choosing between the two chest-type refrigerators, it all comes down to how much kimchi you would like to store. Both have the same features, such as dual temperature controls and various setting option. However, we believe that the better bang for your buck would be the 180L Dimchae Refrigerator.

If you're more interested in the standing-type refrigerators, make sure to look at the 330L Kimchae Refrigerator . It offers a slim way to store your kimchi, while still being able to store up to twelve kimchi containers (depending on your kimchi container size).

Remember to keep in mind that the Dimchae refrigerators are cheaper through their Direct website. However, their website does not include the shipping quote and professional installation. Shopping through Amazon has an initial higher price, but there will be no shipping fee + an option to pay for professional installation.