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A rice polisher is a machine for buffing (or "polishing") kernels of rice to change their appearance, taste, and texture.
Rice polishers are abrasive machines that use talc or some other very fine dust to buff the outer surface of rice kernels. In Japanese farming communities there is often a shared rice polishing machine. The first fully automated rice polishing machine is believed to have been patented by the British engineer Sampson Moore in 1861. In the 20th century, kitchen appliances for consumers were created that allowed individual cooks to polish rice in their homes.
- Rice cooker, a kitchen appliance that automates the cooking of rice, and may maintain rice hot, ready to eat
- Rice huller, a machine that removes the chaff or outer fibrous hull from grains of rice
- Rice preparation
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