Summary: I used my new rice cooker New Years day for the first time. My rice was perfect. I told my daughter about it and she asked me to make rice for her dinner. Everyone commented how fluffy the rice was.
Summary: I recently replaced this exact same one as my other one died last week. Our old one was identical to this and lasted well over 10 years (my kids ruined the power cord). Never once did I have a problem with it and rice was always done perfectly. It's been a lifesaver in the kitchen.
Summary: My husband took a rice cooker class, where the teacher taught folks to cook entire meals in a single rice cooker. He came home with recipes and looked at our tiny, hardware-store-bought rice cooker, and put this Cuisinart rice cooker on our "Hope to buy someday" list. (The teacher recommended this exact rice cooker, as it not only cooks your rice, but steams vegetables at the same time. And it's large enough to cook meals in.
Summary: works like a champ. We have two of these. Makes excellent rice if you know the right recipes. the no stick surface is durable. I do not like the exposed aluminum surfaces of cheaper rice makers - with the no stick you can simply wash off the 'burnt' rice at the bottom under the faucet or use a wet non-abrasive sponge.
Excerpt: This was just a normal rice cooker but for such a low price you can't go wrong. I use it to cook rice, steam veggies, and even cook meat. I usually put everything in it and turn it on so that my meal is ready for when I come home. I highly recommend this cooker.
Summary: This rice cooker is lovely from outside, but what's different from an Asian made one is a drain. Yes, it doesn't have that so the moisture makes the rice saggy after a couple of hours or goes bad really quickly. The exhaust on the cover doesn't help at all. So I gave 3 stars. Hope this helps but I love it. You just does have to make more often rice. For the steamer, oh my gosh, it has no automatic shut off. So you have to pay attention when steaming.
Summary: Horrid rice cooker! Ask my counter that is consistently covered in starchy goo after cooking even the smallest amount of rice. And now the handle/knob is falling apart and I have to put a towel over the top to keep the steam in. The towel has come in handy for helping with the spills. DO NOT BUY THIS RICE COOKER!