Summary: I have been using this for a little over a month and love it. I was not happy with the brown rice in my old cheap rice cooker. It also "spit" all over the counter when I cooked brown rice. This makes perfect brown rice every time with NO mess. It does take over an hour to cook but when it is that good it is worth it. It is easy to clean. If I could change one thing, this cooker starts a countdown at 13 minutes of remaining cook time.
Summary: We owned it for 10 months. No problem at all. The cooking size is good for 2-5 people. We like the slow cooking function and programmable timer function. The only comment is that the timer function cannot be used in slow cooking. We feel a little bit inconvenient. If you want to make good rice from it, just follow the manual and cook book. You'd better use the rice species from Asia to get authentic Asian style rice, by the way.
Summary: I've had this product for a few months now and love it. We use it EVERY MORNING to make steel cut oatmeal-chewy hot and just the right texture. It is a cinch to clean with the non-stick coating. I have cooked beans, rice, and use it to steam veggies often. I used a cheap rice cooker for years. This machine is great for all it does beyond wonderful rice. Worth every penny.
Summary: I never review products, but with this, I just had to. I am a non-cook and purchased this for three simple things. Steel cut oatmeal, brown rice, and perfect hard cooked eggs. This rice cooker does not dissapoint. Its easy to use. Clean up is a snap. I will never have to throw out eggs again, because of my fail cooking skills. It will only do a small serving of the steel cut oats. Half a cup of oats and two cups of water on the porridge setting overnight.
Summary: Had it for about 2-3 years. Use it all the time. rice is always right, no guesses and the slow cooker is just perfect. I am very careful with the pot inserts as the surface has to be treated gently, but i never had a problem. I also learned a trick that i use often, instead of soaking any beans overnight and then cooking them for hours, I just wash them and put in the RICE pot and cook on regular rice setting for 2.5 hours. come out absolutely perfect!
Summary: This is my first rice cooker and I wanted to go big or go home. I only eat brown rice and trust me I struggled with cooking it on the stove top. With this baby I have made perfect rice everytime. I love the timer setting. I actually dont have a problem with the timer being the time you want the stuff to be finished. I would rather not have to calculate how long it would take something to cook. This way it will simply be ready when you want it to be.
Summary: I am not a rice cooker expert. Just a guy that was looking for a quality rice cooker. One that would make my life easier and one that would not force me to re-enroll in ITT to learn how to use it. This unit came highly acclaimed on various sites, had the logic circuitry that I wanted and did not require a mortgage. This cooker is so user friendly and makes FABULOUS foods and FABULOUS rice every stinkin' time without a babysitter.