wanted to love this unit - wanted safer rice cooker.
25 April 2014
Summary: The only flaw with this item is so major that it cancels it out as being functional. The lid does not clamp down. It is light weight stainless. As rice cooks the steam causes the lid to bounce all over and the escaping steam condenses and gets bounced out all over the counter. I had to set it on a bath towel to make rice. Any pros are immediately moot with this in mind. I switched to the Vita Clay unit and so far I am loving that.
Summary: I have had this rice cooker for years now. I love it. It does not make 3 cups of rice. Maybe 2. But it is so reliable. One thing that happens is that because it is a steamer, there appears a light haze of rice on the bottom on the inside and its hard to remove. not to worry, I found that if I put a little white vinegar in the bottom, that film comes right off.
Summary: It is hard to find good quality cookware that is not coated with some poisonous stick resistance. This little pot is 100% stainless steal. I think I have owned this for about 3 years now. This little guy gets used every day in my house. Easy to clean. Makes perfect rice EVERY time. I have recommended this to everyone.
Summary: Works wonderfully and quinoa does not stick to the bottom of the pan though I coat it with a little coconut oil before using. It is easy to operate. Takes a minute to get used to the bubbling when it begins cooking but not too long. Easy to operate and easy to clean.
Summary: We often enjoy brown and red rice and this unit is ideal. Unlike Japanese and Chinese rice cookers it uses extra water underneath the rice bowl. (Make sure you put enough water in because the cooker shuts off when it is gone and the rice may not finish cooking.) This makes the cooking process even faster. It also makes it a super veggie steamer! We liked it so much we bought a second unit for preparing two dishes at the same time.
Summary: Being a 25 year vegetarian, I was looking for a stainless steel product to cook my brown rice. This product can't do that to my satisfaction. However, it cooks white rice and quinoa decent...........
Summary: This little 3-cup rice steamer (not a cooker!) makes good rice and cleans up easily. It's quite fast, too, but the lid rattles as the water is boiling while it steams the rice. My biggest complaint is the price. I was in a hurry when I bought this and didn't compare it to other sizes by the same company. Now I see that the 10-cup version of the same model line is about the same price while a 6-cup version is more expensive than either one.
Summary: This does a great job at cooking rice, but I have not tried cooking anything else. I had to experiment with how much water to put in the outer part of it according to how much water I was using for the rice. I found it helps to soak the rice for 30 min. first. I use Indian Basmati rice, so I use 2 cups of water in the inner pot along with 1 cup of rice (that is, U.S. measures). I then use the little enclosed cup to put about 1-1/2 cups in the outer chamber.