We have had this Black and Decker Flavor Scenter Steamer Rice Cooker for at least 5 years, and it is still going strong. We use it at least 3-4 times per week. It is probably my most used small appliance. The steamer is great for rice, but it also cooks so much more than rice. The steamer comes with a cooking guide for everything from hotdogs to vegetables. I also use it to cook oatmeal in the morning. The steamer comes with a steamer basket which you can use for vegetables or other larger things like that. There is a bowl that goes in the steamer if you are cooking something smaller or with liquids, like rice. There is also a divider which you can put in if you want to cook two different items at the same time. There is also another level where you can add spices, so the food is gently steamed with the slight flavor of your chosen spices. Ihave not found this to give a lot of flavor to the food, but I will admitIhave not usedthis feature often. Maybe if I used it more, I would find a way to make it transfer more flavor. Overall, I really like the steamer.