Summary: I wanted to stick to the known brands like Panasonic and Black & Decker. B&D did not have a steamer basket but this Panasonic one did. Very easy to use, easy to clean, cooks in a short time and the rice is cooked perfectly with no spillage from the sides (which is usually seen with inferior brands). Walmart online buying was hassle free (no need to make an account etc), no spam, very, very quick delivery.
Summary: I bought this rice cooker for cooking rice and thought being a Panasonic brand it will be flawless. but what I could find is the rice stuck every time and creates a think layer and rice is wasted every time when I cook rice in it. really weird and haven't seen this even in medium priced product. Disappointed.
Summary: Rice cooked right all the time. Simple, yet efficient. The glass cover is very useful. Unlike other, rice steam cookers that has an attached lid, it does drip the water back to the rice and contaminate the rice.
Summary: Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program ( What's this? ) Let me start by saying that I cook a lot of rice (typically 3-4 batches per week) and over the last 15 years or so have used 5 or 6 different cookers of varying quality and complexity ranging from $20 G.E. cookers from Walmart to $220 Zojirushi fuzzy logic devices.
Summary: Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program ( What's this? ) The Panasonic SR-MS182 Rice Cooker is a solidly built, upper-end rice cooker that does what it's designed to do very well. It may take a few tries to get the water level just right for the rice texture you desire, but once you've discovered the perfect water to rice ratio, you'll find the machine is dependable and nearly effortless to use.