Conclusion: I love how fast this heats up. Prepares a pot of rice faster than another brand I had before it broke. We also like the stainless steel and smaller footprint. Nice to have something more attractive on the kitchen counter. And most important, the rice is delicious.
Pros: Durable, Attractive Design, A good useable product, Easy To Assemble
Summary: I've had this cooker for 5 years and only use it for cooking rice. I love it's good looks and confess that's what led me to choose this model. For the first two years I too experienced the boiling over of rice water all over the counter each time I used it. I resorted to placing newspaper and towels under the unit to catch the sticky mess. Not the best solution.
Summary: I bought this item for a friend to replace the one she had. I accidently broke the lid. : ( She already owned one but i bought a new one. She seems to love it. I may get one for myself now though.
Pros: Cooks Evenly, Easy To Clean, Good Flavor, Multi-purpose, Quick and Easy
Summary: This looks beautiful on the kitchen counter. I have always loved Cuisinart kitchen products. It was a gift, and a very thoughtful one from someone who had never used a rice cooker before. Who wouldn't trust Cuisinart? That's about all I can say that's positive about this product. Don't buy it. I'm very disappointed in Cuisinart.