CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F 6-Cup Twin Pressure Rice Cooker Review

The two main reasons why I am interested in the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F are that this rice cooker allows you to choose between either pressure-cooking or non-pressure cooking. For instance, if you want super soft and sticky rice, then use the pressure-cooking mode. On the other hand, if you want to make fluffy yet tender white rice or Jasmine rice, then you can use the non-pressure cooking mode. Because sometimes, you just don’t need all of that pressure when cooking rice.

What is the rice cooking capacity of the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F?

The CRP-ST0609F model has an uncooked rice capacity of 6 cups. Although, there is also a larger model available: the CRP-ST1009F model has a 10-cup uncooked rice capacity. Both of these models are available in either a white color, or a gray color.

Personally, I prefer the white color scheme (CRP-ST0609FW), for the reason that I am not a big fan of the dark gray color (CRP-ST0609FG), because it kind of reminds me of wet cement, or dark storm clouds.

What menu options does the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F provide?

The CRP-ST0609F model provides a few of the usual menu options that you would expect to find on a fuzzy logic rice cooker, such as settings for white rice and GABA brown rice. Below, I will list all the menu options and settings that I could find:

  • Auto Clean
  • Baby Food
  • GABA Brown rice
  • High Heat
  • High Pressure Steam
  • Keep Warm
  • Mixed
  • Non-Pressure Rice
  • Non-Pressure Steam
  • Open Cooking
  • Preset Timer
  • Reheat
  • Stored Rice
  • Super Turbo
  • Veggie Rice
  • White

The CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F does not seem to have specific menu options for things such as sushi rice, Jasmine rice, or scorched rice (Nu Rung Ji). Although, I think that the Non-Pressure Rice menu option could probably be used for making Jasmine or sushi rice. Seeing as this is a twin-pressure rice cooker, there are menu options such as High Pressure Steam, Non-Pressure Steam, and Non-Pressure Rice.

I have not yet seen a rice cooker that has an Open Cooking menu option. Apparently, this menu setting allows you to open the lid during the rice cooking process, so that you may add meat, vegetables, or spices to the rice. You can then close the lid, and the cooking process will continue until both the rice and the added food is done.

At first, I could not figure out what the Stored Rice option is supposed to do, but it seems like you can use this setting to reheat leftover rice that was stored in the refrigerator, so that it tastes almost as good as freshly cooked rice.

The Super Turbo menu option is probably similar to the Quick Rice setting on other rice cookers. However, the Super Turbo mode can cook white rice in only fifteen minutes. Now, that is superfast!

These CUCKOO twin pressure rice cookers sure look tasty! The rice also looks delicious.

Does this CUCKOO twin pressure rice cooker have an auto-clean function?

Similar to other CUCKOO fuzzy logic rice cookers, such as the CUCKOO CRP-PK1001S, the CRP-ST0609F model has an Auto-Clean function.

While this function cannot clean the inner cooking pot or the detachable inner lid, it does help to steam clean the interior of the rice cooker. This helps to reduce any unpleasant odors from developing.

You basically add a few cups of water into the cooking pot, select the Auto-Clean setting, and let the rice cooker steam itself clean.

What type of inner cooking pot does this CUCKOO rice cooker have?

According to the product description, the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F has a stainless steel cooking pot. However, do not be fooled into thinking that it has a stainless steel cooking surface, such as the Aroma Nutriware models.

Instead, the stainless steel surface of the pot has a non-stick coating, something called an X-Wall non-stick diamond coating, whatever the hell that is.

In brief, the cooking pot of the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F is made from stainless steel, but it has been coated with an easy-to-clean non-stick coating.

Is the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F model made in Korea?

The CRP-ST0609F model is made in the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

The words MADE IN KOREA is actually printed on the lower right-hand side of the control panel, right underneath the CANCEL button.

In fact, the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F has voice navigation in English, Korean, and Chinese.

How does the CRP-ST0609F compare to other CUCKOO twin pressure rice cookers?

So, as I was reading and doing my research for the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F twin pressure rice cooker, I saw a few other twin pressure (or dual pressure) CUCKOO fuzzy logic rice cookers. When it comes to CUCKOO rice cookers, I sometimes feel like I am suffering from shiny object syndrome. Anyway, I will briefly discuss each dual pressure model below.

CUCKOO CRP-RT0609FB Color Black
The CUCKOO CRP-RT0609FB is also a twin pressure rice cooker.

First, let me compare it to the CUCKOO CRP-RT0609FB (with a black color scheme), which is also a 6-cup twin pressure fuzzy logic rice cooker.

Even though it is a slightly older design, I think it still looks great (it is also available in white).

For the most part, the CRP-RT0609FB offers the same features and menu options as the CRP-ST0609F, although it does have an option for making scorched rice.

Furthermore, its suggested retail price is very similar to the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F model, so the CRP-RT0609FB could be a good alternative choice for those who desire a dual pressure rice cooker (check price on Amazon – paid link).

The CUCKOO CRP-LHTR0609FW is a dual pressure model that uses induction heating.

Next, if you want to get really fancy, then you could get a 6-cup induction heating dual-pressure model, such as the CUCKOO CRP-LHTR0609FW.

Although, the CRP-LHTR0609FW model is more than twice as expensive as the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F twin-pressure model, which uses a heating plate instead of induction heating.

Both of these dual pressure rice cookers gives you the ability to choose between either non-pressure cooking or pressure-cooking.

However, the CUCKOO CRP-LHTR0609FW has a few more menu options and functions to choose from (16 options), including settings for GABA brown rice, glutinous white rice, scorched rice, and sticky rice. It also has a quick turbo mode for cooking rice very quickly.

Be that as it may, I would probably be satisfied with the CRP-ST0609F model, because I cannot afford to pay such a high price for the CUCKOO CRP-LHTR0609FW for cooking rice, even if the results are unbelievably good (check price on Amazon – paid link).


To conclude, the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F is a very stylish twin pressure fuzzy logic rice cooker. Of course, the main reason to buy it is that it offers you both pressure-cooking and non-pressure cooking in a single rice cooker model.

Otherwise, you could probably just buy either a non-pressure or a pressure rice cooker. You might save a few dollars that way.

Nevertheless, the CUCKOO CRP-ST0609F 6-cup twin pressure rice cooker (or the 10-cup model) might be worth the money if you like pretty twin pressure rice cookers that cost a pretty penny. Click here for current price on Amazon (paid link).