Summary: Pro: fill, push button, ignore it until done. Con: Takes WAY over an hour (1.5?) to cook 2 cups (uncooked) brown rice. I should have bought a smaller cooker. I never put more than 3 cups of rice in, and never use it as a veggie steamer. (That seems like it would take forever compared to stovetop steaming.
Summary: We purchased this rice cooker at least 4-years ago, and it has worked great for cooking white and brown rice, normally in quantities of 2 cups or less (uncooked). I would guess that in the time we have had it, we probably only used it on average 1-2 times per month. The last time I tried to cook rice I loaded it with 1.5 cups of rice and 2.5 cups of water and pushed the button.
Summary: We purchased this to steam veggies and cook rice. It is very easy to use, clean, and manage. My teenagers love it as it isn't difficult for them to cook what they want on their own. The price was compatible to others. My only issue is that the rice tends to stick and brown if you leave warming for an extended amount of time, but we are trying other cooking secrets to help eliminate the problem. I love having the rice and veggies done in 25 min.
Summary: i had one of these by the same manufacturer and it worked great. But I could not get this one to make white or brown rice well no matter what I did. Went online and tried every trick and still no luck. best of luck to everyone else that wants to try it. And if it doesnt work well for you, make sure you can return it in time, i missed the deadline. I bought it because it had fairly good ratings.
Summary: I've used this cooker for the past 4 years and have never had a problem making any kind of rice with it; brown, white, basmati, long or short grained... it's all been perfect. This cooker takes the worry out of rice when preparing a large meal. Easy to use and easy to clean.
Summary: I have owned this rice cooker for at least 3 years, and rice still comes out perfect. Takes a little trial and error when trying a new type of rice to get it to our family's taste. We use mostly jasmine rice, which is 2 cups rice, 3 cups water (regular cups, we lost the little cup that came with it a long time ago, hence the trial and error part). My teenage daughter loves that she can make perfect rice every time.
Summary: I bought this cooker at a big box store and have been using it for about 2 weeks. I cooked a large pot of rice for my dogs yesterday using the time delay feature. When I got home yesterday, he told me that the rice cooker had exploded! Apparently, the steam vent on the rice cooker had gotten clogged with rice gluten, and the cooker pressurized, causing the lid to pop open and rice to fly everywhere!
Summary: I bought this item, gently used, at a garage sale for $10. I already had one Aroma stainless rice cooker in my primary home (puchased at Costco Mexico!) and simply loved it. I wanted another one at my U.S. part time home, but wasn't willing to pay retail for it (even though it is definitely worth every penny!) ---- Just cooked my first batch of brown rice, it took approx. 1 hr. 50 minutes (from my exp.