Summary: I was neither satisfied with the product, nor the "shopping experience" for this product. I specifically wanted this to cook brown rice as we are trying to eat healthier. It tends to get scorched on the stove top, plus takes a long time (not so long in hindsight).
Summary: This may be the perfect rice cooker. It is easy to use and clean, and it has allowed me to become a rice cooker extraordinaire! (If you saw how poorly my rice used to turn out, you would agree.
Summary: I've only used the rice cooker about 10 times. So far, no complaints. Harder rice such as wild or brown takes longer to cook, but that's the way it is not matter what you're cooking it in. If you try to max-out the # of cups you're cooking the steam release will boil over on the top.
Summary: I've always cooked rice in a saucepan on a stovetop before but got tired of the pan bubbling over all the time. This cooker is great. It is capable of making quite small amounts of rice too. I routinely cook about one-half a cup of rice in it and it turns out great.
Summary: After a cheap rice cooker I had for years died, I thought I would upgrade and get this one. I wish I had heeded some of the reviews I saw on here. First of all, it is difficult to read the water level lines on the inside of the pot. I am young and thought it couldn't be that bad. It is.
Summary: I carefully read all of the reviews and the Sanyo ECJ-N55W rice cooker/steamer seemed like the best one. It is extremely simple to use and clean. It makes perfect rice everytime and as a bonus, it steams vegetables perfectly.
Summary: For some reason, I always manage to botch rice the old fashioned way. Not enough water, too much water, too much heat. It never turns out right, which is why I bought a rice maker. I also love steel cut oats, which the reviews said this machine also cooked with ease.
Summary: This cooker does a great job cooking rice. I have not used it for other recipes as it was purchased for rice prep. I find it easy to clean and easy to use. The cooker I had years ago was a nightmare in every way. I would recommend this with no reservations.