A world of difference from the cheapo one-button rice cookers
1 February 2010
Summary: My previous rice cooker was pretty worthless if I wanted to do anything other than white rice. I was really wanting to have brown/wild/black rice every night, but it just wouldn't come out right (crispy and undercooked, while burned on the bottom). Also, with the soaking time needed (and still only a 2-star result), it wasn't convenient to use for anything other than white rice.
Summary: I bought this machine primarily for making sushi rice, and by using the timer. The problem is, once the rice is cooked, this machine automatically goes into 'keep warm' mode. You have to physically hit the 'off' button, and of course be home to do so. I confirmed this with the Sanyo customer service dept. If you keep sushi rice in 'warm' mode for too long it gets a bit overcooked. I now wish I had bought from a different manufacturer.
Summary: I bought this rice cooker a few years ago and have been really impressed with it. But it has a clock which must be on all of the time, and a battery which keeps it running. Well, the battery ran out - apparently it has about a 4 year life. Now every time I plug it in, the rice cooker will not work until I fiddle with the clock buttons and pretend to set the time. So I want a new battery - seems logical, right?
Summary: Yes I'm Asian and yes a rice cooker is essential. I've had one of those cheap $20 rice cookers that cook up rice mush. Electronic, computer controlled cookers are the way to go. This makes 3.5 cups which is perfect for someone living by self. I can cook just for the day with 1-1.5 cups or I can cook 2-3 days worth maxing it out at 3.5 cups. I think couples w/o kids will like the size too. But a family w/ kids is advised to move up to at least the 5 cup version.
Summary: The product came right on time and the quality is realy good. We eat rice every day and with this item you can make the right amount every time. No more burnt or left over just good rice every time.
Summary: I bought this cooker based on the other reviews in this section. I don't know if I just got a lemon or what but the one I received can only be described as total JUNK. It failed the second time I used it and the Sanyo help facility was less than worthless. While most people seem happy with their units it appears that there is a certain percentage of these units that have major problems.
Summary: This is my second Sanyo Micro-Computerized rice cooker. This new version has more functions than the old Sanyo I owned, and can cook white, brown, long, short grain, etc. and cooks it all perfectly every time. Enough capacity for a 3-4 person family, I'd say. The timer is esp. helpful when I want to do a delayed start because I can put the rice and water in the unit in the morning before I leave the house, and it will automatically cook the rice so it's done when I get...
Summary: I'm generally pleased with the performance of this rice cooker - it doesn't burn the rice when cooking smaller amounts of rice unlike some of the other rice cookers that I have owned. The one item that really dimishes the appeal (no pun intended) of the product is the teflon peeling off of the interior of the cooking pot. It is coming off in 2-3 inch sheets. I've only had the cooker for about a year. I've e-mailed Sanyo and have received no response.