CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S 10-Cup Pressure Rice Cooker Review

When it comes to overall design and overall style, I won’t deny that I like the look of these CUCKOO fuzzy logic pressure rice cookers more than any other rice cooker on the market. For instance, I wouldn’t mind leaving this CUCKOO pressure rice cooker on the kitchen counter when I wasn’t using it, because it looks great. But an automatic rice cooker shouldn’t just look good, it should also cook tasty rice on a consistent and reliable basis. So, I’ll try to do a quick review of the CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S 10-cup pressure rice cooker, because Cuckoo rice cookers aren’t cheap by any means.

CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S: Summary

The CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S pressure rice cooker is designed to cook rice and grains efficiently using a combination of a normal heating plate and a pressure-cooking system.

By utilizing the pressure-cooking method, it not only reduces cooking times but also preserves the nutrients in the food.

Safety is a top priority with this rice cooker, as it comes equipped with a pressure control device and automatic pressure release valve to ensure a secure cooking experience.

With multiple menu options, a reheat function, and simple touch controls, the CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S offers versatility and convenience.

Thanks to its fuzzy logic technology, it can adjust temperature and pressure to achieve perfectly cooked rice every time.

The pressure-cooking technology not only saves time but also enhances flavors, textures, and nutritional value.

Additionally, the rice cooker features a premium quality stainless steel X-wall inner pot with a non-toxic coating, ensuring a safe and healthy cooking experience.

Does the CRP-PK1001S model cook with induction heating?

No, the CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S is a heating plate pressure rice cooker. Thus, it has a heating plate that heats up the inner cooking pot. The CRP-PK1001S does not have an induction heating system.

What menu options does the CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S have?

By looking at the LCD screen, I can see the following menu options:

  • Glutinous Rice
  • Glutinous Turbo
  • Mixed Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • High Heat
  • GABA Rice
  • Porridge
  • Scorched Rice
  • Multi Cook
  • Auto Clean

I think that the Glutinous Rice menu option is for cooking white rice that is sticky and sweet. The Glutinous Turbo option is obviously for cooking it a little faster than normal.

I suspect that the Mixed Rice option is probably used for cooking either rice mixed with vegetables, or for cooking multigrain rice.

The Scorched Rice option is for cooking crispy scorched rice, which is called nurungji in Korea.

Does this CUCKOO rice cooker have a keep warm function?

The CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S has both a keep warm and a reheat function. You can select it by pressing the KEEP WARM/REHEAT button. Nonetheless, I would probably not keep the rice warm for longer than a day. The rice might start to spoil after a day or two.

What is the purpose of the auto-clean function?

The CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S has an auto-clean function that you may use to clean the inside of the rice cooker with the steam that is generated from boiling water in the cooking pot.

Of course, you should first clean the cooking pot by hand, before adding clean water into the pot. Then, press the AUTO-CLEAN button to start the process of steam cleaning the inside of the rice cooker.

If you use the Auto-Clean function regularly, then it should help to reduce bad odors from developing inside the rice cooker.


CUCKOO CRP-P0609S 6-Cup Pressure Rice Cooker
The CUCKOO CRP-P0609S looks very similar to the CRP-PK1001S model.

The CRP-PK1001S and CRP-P0609S models may seem quite similar at first glance.

They are both pressure rice cookers and have identical designs for the steam vent, lid locking knob, and lid button.

Even the LED display panel is almost the same, except that the buttons on the CUCKOO CRP-P0609S model have both English and Korean text.

Additionally, the words “MADE IN KOREA” can be found at the bottom of the control panel of the CRP-P0609S model, but it is absent from the control panel of the CRP-PK1001S model. However, both models are proudly made in South Korea.

Both of these CUCKOO pressure rice cooker models offer similar menu options, including White (Glutinous) Rice, Brown Rice, GABA Rice, Mixed Rice, Porridge, and Multi Cook.

However, there might be a slight difference between them. The CUCKOO CRP-P0609S model seems to have a Nu Rung Ji (scorched rice) setting, which the CRP-PK1001S model may not have.

Oh, wait a minute! The CRP-PK1001S might not have a Nu Rung Ji setting, but it does have a menu option called Scorched Rice.

It seems like the CRP-PK1001S is designed specifically for English users, while the CRP-P0609S might be more suitable for those who can speak both English and Korean.

The main distinction between these two CUCKOO pressure rice cookers lies in their rice capacity. The CRP-PK1001S can hold up to 10 cups of uncooked rice (or 20 cups of cooked rice), whereas the CRP-P0609S has a capacity of 6 cups of raw rice (approximately 12 cups of cooked rice).

Overall, there seems to be very little difference in terms of design and list price between these two CUCKOO pressure rice cookers. It appears that the CUCKOO CRP-P0609S might be slightly more expensive, but I’m not sure why a 6-cup cooker would cost more than a 10-cup one. It could be due to the specific model number and additional features.

Anyway, you can check current pricing for the CUCKOO CRP-P0609S on Amazon (paid link).

I could not find a video for the CRP-PK1001S model, but you can watch this video about the CUCKOO CRP-P0609S.


To conclude, I like both the overall design and the price of the CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S pressure rice cooker.

Like most other people, I cannot afford to pay hundreds of dollars for an expensive induction heating pressure rice cooker.

In that case, the CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S might be worth the investment, if you desire to have a 10-cup pressure rice cooker that was made in Korea. Click here for current price on Amazon (paid link).