Summary: Does the job as advertised. Good value for money. I like the see-through removable lid. This allows you to rotate the steam vent so that you can place the rice cooker almost anywhere and adjust the lid so that the steam does not hit the underside of the cabinets. Also makes for easy clean up. Only 4 stars because it does not come up with a steam basket. This is only a rice cooker-nothing else.
painful and messy. Good if you like cleaning up messes, and turning rice into mashed potatoes...
3 December 2014
Summary: First off you can't use a measuring cup - you need to use the cup it comes with, which is about 1/2 a cup. If you put in 1 and 1/2 of their cups that equates to 3 'cups' of water as measured by the markings on the pot itself. Not a biggie, just takes a couple of seconds. It heats up quickly. It went from being turned on to slopping hot rice water on the counter - the large hole in the lid, ostensibly for venting steam, let's a LOT of heated watery goop escape.
Summary: Used it normally and it broke in exactly 6 months. Had a technician look at it and said the thermal fuse burned out. Now I have to track down if it's possible to purchase the fuse or I'll have to buy another rice cooker. While it worked, it cooked rice fine as long as you're not cooking a large quantity. It's supposed to have a 20 cup capacity, but if you cook anything over 8 cups, it doesn't cook well and takes forever.