Summary: After less than one year the non-stick coating on the insert has started to chip and pit. I have taken very good care of this rice cooker, have only used the plastic rice spoon included, yet the non-stick coating is coming off on the bottom. I am very disappointed because other than this, the unit has performed well.
Summary: spend a little more, get a little more. Even though I followed directions to a tee (rinsing rice, measuring, seating the bowl) -- it spewed water all over my counter. taking it back if i can find a retailer in my area.
Summary: To be honest, the model I purchased may be different. Purchased in 2007, $25, non-stick pan, glass lid and single "On" switch. Used approximately 20 times in 1 year before the switch malfunctioned and cooker randomly turned off. Decided to spend more money and purchase something that will work better and longer than 1 year. Went to www.rice-cooker-guide.com and ended up purchasing a Tiger rice cooker - which is phenomenal and in the end worth the huge price difference.
Summary: Great product for the price. Very durable and I am using this from november 09 almost 5times a week. Good for small family. Cooks rice well and leaves the aroma. only con is - there is no hole on the lid for the steam to get out but the lid itself is little small or I should say it doesn't fit tightly to the pot hence it leaves some water when the rice is cooking. Other than that worth buying.
Summary: I was looking for a rice cooker that wouldn't take up too much counter space or force me to make so much rice that I wasted food and that also made fast, tasty rice. This little cooker does all that. There are no bells and whistles, aside from the no-stick liner. But I cannot say that I've ever used it and wished for any extra thing so I'm not sure what I'm missing. I toss in rice and water, hit the button, and viola, I come back to very nicely cooked rice.
Crummy Instructions make for waste till you get it right
R. Beaton, Amazon
28 April 2010
Summary: First of all, the instructions really don't tell you how to cook rice. They seem to miss the fact that the measuring cup that comes with this thing is really not a 'cup'. It's less. Once you get it, use the cooking instructions that came with the RICE! Use a real measuring cup to get proper proportions of rice to water. Once you do that, you'll be pretty happy with the outcome.
Summary: I received my cooker yesterday. The directions on the water to rice ratio are poor. There are no instructions for brown rice. I used the lines on the pot and got half raw rice. Adding more water did not help. There must be some trick to getting good rice. You will end up wasting rice to get it right.
Summary: Hi All - Here's an easy way to cook rice in this machine. No soaking, no fussiness. Take the cheap plastic cup that comes with the cooker. Measure 1 plastic cup of rice. Level off. I use Trader Joe's white basmati. Pour rice into the grey cooker. Next, add water into the grey cooking bowl up to the 2 cup mark. Don't use the plastic cup to measure water. No butter, no salt, though these could be used later after the rice has cooked.