I never knew a rice cooker could make me so happy. If you are looking for a rice cooker, you should definitely shell out an extra 50-100 to get a pressure rice cooker because it does it all. It cooks brown rice so fluffy and soft, it cooks white rice the same and it also slow cooks, steams, and keeps rice warm for days without going bad. This beast in a beautiful form factor can make up to 10 cups of cooked rice and that is enough for any family. The rice consistency is absolutely wonderful and completely even through and through. I have never had brown rice this soft and fluffy before. It is truly amazing. I've also used the cooker to tenderize beef stew. I put it in the cooker in the morning and put it on slow cook and when I come home, all I have to do is throw it in a large pot add ingredients and beef stew is ready in less than 30 mins, with super soft and tender beef. I've also made porridge which comes out wonderfully, steamed eggs in a bowl inside. I've kept rice on "keep warm" function for more than 3 days and it is still the same as the first day I cooked it. You can also make wonderfully delicious red beans, barley, green bean soups.
Los Angeles, CA