First of all, this product does just what it's supposed to--it cooks rice. It's really handy, because there's no boiling, then adding, then wondering if the rice is done. You just throw everything in, hit the button, and wait till it tells you it's done. And it will hold it warm for you until you're ready. So, if you are looking for a rice cooker, looks no further. I also use it to steam vegetables and have no complaints to offer in that regard. My main problem is, I personally don't use it too often, so for myself, I question how much I actually need this product. So, my advice is, before you buy, consider how much rice you really use--or how often you go for STEAMED vegetables. For the most part, it cooks well. I have found that if I go with the suggested ratio of rice to water, it gets a bit dry, which leads to a bit of "browned rice" at the bottom of the pot (which, I should mention, still cleans easily off the non stick surface). I just add a shot or two more of water than directed to. Bottom line: If you're sure you want/need a rice cooker, this is a great option.
Saint Louis, MO