Summary: I've used this for six months now and have to say it is a great rice cooker. I bought this based on reviews and ConsumerSearch recommendations, and made sure to get the Japanese made version as the reviewers recommended. It has lived up to all my expectations.
Summary: The manufacturer should be ashamed of themselves. How can they be so arrogant that they put this product on the market that has a power plug receptacle of the wrong size? I will tell you how. If you position it just right so it gets power, it makes perfect amazing rice every time.
Summary: This rice cooker is amazing. I am not the rice cooking aficionado by any means, but I do know that I do not like my rice scorched. The old cheap cooker I had previously would scorch the bottom of the rice, even if you immediately turned it off and stirred when it was finished.
Summary: I had an initial issue with the power cord, Zojirushi sent me a replacement that worked fine. The cooker works fine and the end result is noticeably better than what we got in our regular rice cooker.
Summary: I am totally in love with my new Zojirushi Umami rice cooker! It has no steamer but I really haven't found that to be a problem. I've made sweet rice, regular rice, and sushi rice so far with excellent results. The "keep warm" setting is great. The rice never dried out or got mushy.