I never thought I needed a rice cooker, since making rice on the stovetop seems so simple. But I found the Wolfgang Puck rice cooker while looking for a food steamer. I loved that it came with a tiered steaming set up as well as the pot for cooking rice. After looking through the included recipe booklet, I was impressed with the range of foods it could handle. I've used it for jambalaya, as well as other rice cassarole type dishes. While the keep warm setting seems like a nice feature to have, I've had problems with the bottom of my dish burning, especially if it has something with a high sugar content like tomato sauce in it. I used it for sushi rice and removed the rice as soon as the timer went off, and it was perfect, however! The steamer is great for vegetables or fish, and I plan on using it soon to steam tamales. Even if you think you don't need a rice cooker, this appliance is versatile enough to be very handy in the kitchen. Performance Does what it claims Ease of Cleaning The non-stick pot makes cleaning a breeze. The only thing that keeps it from a top rating would be all the seals and vents to clean. Ease of Use Super easy....just measure ingredients, push a button and forget about it! Durability I've had no problems with this product or its durability. Design Looks as nice as it works.