Summary: I seen a friend using one just like this and it appeared to be really easy to use. I bought one May 12th 2010 and have been using it twice a day to cook my rice. Another friend told me to use chicken broth instead of water to cook the rice in and it works great. The non-stick finish shows some wear after six months, but not much. I make sure I only use a soft sponge to clean it with inside the pot. It should last me several more years if it keeps going like it has been.
Summary: I've hesitated buying a rice cooker for years. I've thought, "What can a rice cooker do, that a pan on the stove can't do?" After a friend extolled the virtues of her rice cooker, I thought, "OK, maybe I'll pick one up." I found this model on sale at a local store, brought it home and tried it out. Now I'm wondering why I've waited so long to buy one. I've fixed white, brown and wild rice in this cooker with great results.
Summary: I received this rice cooker as a birthday gift 3 years ago. When I first started using it it worked fairly well except that it never switched off when the rice was finished. I often ended up with a good amount of crispy, burned rice at the bottom. I learned to watch the rice as I eventually figured out approximately how long different types of rice needed to be cooked. That worked for a while, but perhaps a year ago the warm/hot switch started malfunctioning.
Summary: I owned this little rice cooker for less than a year, and was pleased at first. It cooked rice beautifully, and was easy to clean. I especially liked the sturdy spoon/spatula included with the cooker, which I've put to use in other cooking duties. The big disappointment is that it just stopped working one day. I never overloaded the cooker, and didn't immerse the cooker in water -- it just died without explanation.
Not bad for the price, but not built to last either
17 January 2010
Summary: This is a good value rice cooker. I think I bought mine at Target, but I've had it for 5+ years now & I may have gotten mine somewhere else. If you just want something basic, it does a good job at cooking rice and keeping it warm. It was designed for white rice though so if you are into brown rice or some of the other firm types of rice you may need to soak them for a while first.
Summary: I bought this rice cooker from Target for $15. I've had it for a few months now and it works great and cooks the rice easily. The rice comes out really good and it is easy to use. You can cook vegetables at the same time. When it's done cooking the rice it goes into "warm" mode and keeps it nice and warm for you so you get it fresh. It is very light weight and easy to wash. No mess and ideal for a college student or family. It can cook rice for five people.
Summary: I have been using this red rice cooker for less than 4 months and now it is completely unusable. I know how to gently clean a non-stick thing but this one is driving me crazy. The non-stick layer just keeps falling off, especially at the bottom. I have to say the cheapest rice cooker I could find in China (cost me 90 RMB/12 US dolloars) works way way better than this one. I cook with it for all my fourth year at college and it was still working well.
Summary: Bought this rice cooker a bit over a year ago relying on mainly good reviews and the fact we didn't want to spend much. We should have saved our money. The unit has simply stopped working. Attempts to get a reply from Aroma customer service have failed. The laughable "warranty" has expired, and even if it had not the cost of shipping and handling exceeds the cost of buying a new one.