A three cup rice maker? I have pots ten times that size for a third of the price. This product I feel is a waste of my time. It cooks the rice okay, nothing really to write home about though. Performance The rice came out fine. I feel if I had made it in a simple pot though, that it would have come out better. To me the rice that I cooked in this didn't come out fluffy at all. Ease of Cleaning It was pretty easy to clean this, but again compared to a pot it is harder. You have to worry about avoiding the plug and waiting for the whole thing to cool off. Ease of Use It is fairly easy to use, you don't have to wait for water to boil, as you would if you were using a regular pot. Durability So far this has lasted a while, but again so would a regular pot, I truly do not understand the point of this thing. I feel as if it is useless and I could have spent the money on something else. Design The design is okay. I am never to excited when I see it and I never leave it out in my kitchen.