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.
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: We purchased this rice cooker after using the smaller sized model in a VRBO vacation rental we had in Hawaii earlier this year. These rice cookers are extremely well built and have the added bonus of having an optional steaming tray for doing vegetables while your rice cooks. So long as you don't leave the rice cooker on the warm setting for a prolonged period of time after the rice is done, you will get perfect rice every time.
Summary: For the money it is fantastic. been looking for a time to find a rice cooker to replace my Japanese (read 50 Hz) cooker. this unit is fast, easy and does it right. easy to clean ( read dish washer safe removable insert) the stainless outer heating unit is easy to wipe down too.
Summary: I love this rice cooker and use it several times a week. Perfect rice every time, whether it's 2 cups or 4 cups, brown rice or white rice. I bought an 8 cup rice cooker after reading reviews about having the cooker bubble over. I'm never going to make 8 cups of rice at one time, but wanted sufficient room in the cooker so it would not run over. Buy it. You'll be glad you did.