Summary: As a household of 2 people this rice cooker is perfect for us. I am very happy with it. We rarely need more than the 3 cups maximum it can cook. Its small enough and attractive enough to leave on the counter. It is made a bit different than other rice cookers. The inner steel bowl that actually holds the rice/water for cooking is elevated and has water between it and the heating element.
Summary: Been using this for years, for steam vegetables, cooking oatmeal and yes for cooking rice. I feel very uncomfortable cooking in aluminum. This is simple and well made and has lasted already for a few years. This is a second purchase for our mobile trailer.
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.