Excerpt: I thought because its from Cuisinart it was going to be a better rice cooker than Krups or Oster but I was wrong. Its over priced, false advertise regarding the cups of rice it can make and it can only cook about 1 cup of vegetables, enough for 1 person maybe 2. But this is not convemient for me as my husband & my 3 kids are vegetables lovers.
Summary: I am thrilled I didn't see the negative reviews (most of which are from over a year or more ago) until after I made the order. THIS PRODUCT IS AWESOME!! I followed the very easy instructions in the user guide as well as taking their hint on spraying pot with non-stick cooking spray, made the maximum amount of rice and it came out PERFECT! no Boil-Overs at all. I didn't have to resort to any of the "tricks" mentioned in previous reviews this product performed just find.
Finally a rice cooker I actually use. Very happy and no boil over with one simple fix
6 April 2010
Summary: I don't have any of the problems other reviewers have with boil over. I simply make sure I add a little bit of olive oil or butter (about a tablespoon) to each batch and there's no foaming. A friend told me the technical reason this works is because it breaks the surface tension of the water. Not sure if that is true or not, but whatever the reason, it works. I use this cooker multiple times a week to make brown rice and oatmeal.
Summary: We bought a Cuisinart CJK-17BC Cordless Kettle, CPT-160BCH Toaster and a CRC-800 Rice Cooker. The Kettle had to be replaced three times, toaster twice and rice cooker once within 1.5 years. We just gave up on Cuisinart, not worth the time, effort and money spent on postage sending items back and waiting weeks without a replacement.
Summary: As other reviews mention, if you keep the steamer in place even while not steaming, your rice will turn out perfectly every time with no boil overs(too bad they didn't put that in the instructions). Teflon DOES NOT cause any problems or emit any gases or particals as long as the temp remains below 545 degrees F or 285 Celcius. People should never use teflon if they are going to use extreme heat. For normal cooking, like this rice cooker, Teflon is perfectly safe.
Summary: ... you follow the suggestions you will find in the review "The instructions are wrong" posted here on January 25, 2008 by Thomas Berry. We sometimes had the problem stated often in other reviews, concerning overcooking the very bottom of the rice. When we started including the steamer tray ALWAYS - even when cooking only rice - our rice began cooking perfectly every time.
Summary: We received this item as a wedding present and its best feature (unfortunately) is the fact that it looks nice amongst our other stainless steel appliances. My husband and I usually cook for two, so my experience has been somewhat different than others'. Cooking at quantities of one to two cups, I have never had a problem with spillover, and the lid fits tightly on the unit. My issue, though, is that the bottom of the rice always gets a little burnt!
Summary: This is a very nice looking rice cooker but it stops there. I have had alot of rice cookers over the years and this one caught my eye!! I thought because of the price this was that bad boy of rice cookers but to my surprise it turned out to be the biggest piece of JUNK EVER!!! It cooks the rice fast but makes a mess a very big mess every single time!! It must be a design flaw because the milky part of the rice while cooking over flows and spatters all over the place.