Summary: I had the smaller model for 10 years. I was lazy and scratched the non-stick by not washing the rice separate. Will treat this unit better. Works great. Just push cook and all goes on without supervision.
Summary: For the money, this is a decent little rice cooker. It does a very nice job of cooking rice. I've had my unit for about 5 years and the coating on the inside is only just beginning to get scratches and flake off. In my opinion, this is quite good for only $30 and 5 years. It has a much nicer interior coating than most cookers in this price range.
Summary: After reading reviews on Amazon, I purchased this rice cooker for my mom for Christmas. She loves it! I bought her a Salton cooker the year before and it bit the dust after a couple months of use. In comparison, she said the non-stick surface on this cooker was a dream to clean. Once I knew it was a winner, I bought this same cooker for a friend for a shower gift. So far, so good. Both people I've purchased them for have been happy.
Summary: I just recently purchased this rice cooker, and I have to admit I had some hesitation after reading some reviews. My first time using it was disastrous; I put in 2 cups of rice and followed the instruction manual about how much water to use. I walked away and came back to sticky steam and a huge sticky mess. My rice was also way overcooked and looked like mashed potatoes.
Summary: I bought this cooker last year in May 2009. It is now April 2010 and in less than a year the non-stick coating has peeled off rendering this machine unusable. I called the manufacturer and they were beyond unhelpful. They first claimed that the cooker was discontinued. Then when I asked why it was still being sold on their website, the customer service rep said they would replace the part if I had the store receipt which I no longer have or I could just buy a new one.