Summary: This rice cooker meets all of my needs. Especially like the automatic timer, the removable inside cover(for washing), the durable titanium-coated, rounded-bottom pot and it's compact appearance. And it's been functioning properly for almost two years, so far. The price was right when I bought it in 2008.
Summary: I had a bigger size of this rice cooker before and always happy whenever I used it. Especially when you tried to make porridge, is really best taste ever. But since I live only with my wife, the smaller one make it perfect size for us. Every day we enjoy with the result.
Summary: If all you ever want to cook in your rice cooker is plain old white rice, the Sanyo ECJ-F5OS is probably going to be too much machine for you. Folks who just want white rice should consider something like the Aroma ARC-1266F 6-Cup Cool-Touch Rice Cooker which does a perfectly good job of cooking white rice for about 1/2 the price of this model. Where this rice cooker really kicks butt is cooking things that aren't white rice.
Summary: The Japanese have turned the rice cooker into a status symbol with prices of the highest end units over $500. The ECJ-PX50S Sanyo is a very good unit at the higher of end of the spectrum ($178 from Amazon when I purchases it but see the cost has come down quite considerably) but competitively priced when compared with units that have similar features.
Summary: Purchased my first Sanyo ECJ-F505 Micro-computerized rice cooker in October & loved it so much that I had to buy one for a Xmas gift for son & daughter-in-law. The steaming process makes the perfect rice every time. I've made white, brown, mixed and azuki beans with mochi rice. They all turned out delicious. My first attraction to the rice cooker was the titanium-coated inner kettle. My old rice cookers had cheap teflon coated pots that pealed only after a short time.
Summary: The rice cooker works well, takes up less space than my old one. Really only two issues, brown rice takes forever - but when it is done, it is done to perfection. The clock on the battery seems kind of strange. seems like the battery will run out since it is on all the time. Overall love it, takes longer on all rice than my old one, but cooks it really well. Vessel is very easy to clean up.
Summary: I purchased this to replace mine. My daughter walked off with the previous one. It looked similar but not as easy to operate. Make sure you wash the rice first. It does what it is designed to do. Good rice.
Summary: I had trouble with my last rice cooker - if I didn't watch it closely it would inevitable burn the rice, and I despise the taste of overcooked rice. Well, this rice cooker and steamer came to me highly recommended by a friend, and I must say that everything she said was spot on. It does a great job of cooking rice or steaming vegetables, it is light enough to be easily carried, and has a nice small footprint on the counter or on the shelf.
Summary: We chose this model quite much for its 3.5mm thick pot. I also like its user friendly panel and cute shape. After I use this rice cooker almost every day for half a year, I can say it's a very good stuff. I cooked white rice, brown rice, mixed black, red, brown and white rice, long or short grain, which all turns out to be a good texture. Usually you can leave the rice in the cooker up to two days with no odd.