Summary: I have a 15-year-old Panasonic rice cooker we still use. The new rice cooker produces a lot of condensation that puddles in channels under the tight-fitting cover. The "Brown Rice" setting is relatively slow, and may not be needed in view of organic brown rice that requires no pre-soaking and cooks as quickly as white rice. One quirk is that the spoon you use to remove cooked rice from the cooker is the only part that doesn't fit inside when you put the appliance away.
Great Value for a solid rice cooker and a tested brand in Panasonic
ej espina, Amazon
31 May 2014
Summary: Easy to use and clean. Rice is great. Remember every type / brand of rice has specific water / rice ratio. If you follow to letter you will get great rice! I would highly recommend to everyone!
Summary: Nice way to cook rice. Microwave often boiled over, stove top had to be watched too much, this requires less vigilance, although not a robot. Needed to buy a rice washing bowl to improve results.
Great rice cooker, but poor documentation and instructions.
Leonard Baak, Amazon
12 January 2014
Summary: This rice cooker is eventually easy to use, but no thanks to the instructions and documentation that comes with it. I bought this rice along with "The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook" (Hensperger, Kaufman) from Amazon. The book has some great recipes and cooking advice, whereas the Panasonic rice cooker documentation and instructions had virtually none and what was there was not well written.