Summary: After less than one year the non-stick coating on the insert has started to chip and pit. I have taken very good care of this rice cooker, have only used the plastic rice spoon included, yet the non-stick coating is coming off on the bottom. I am very disappointed because other than this, the unit has performed well.
Summary: If you are looking to save time and avoid watching your rice pot, it will do the trick. However, depending on the type of rice you are cooking, it may form a crust in the bottom of the pot or the water will foam and the pot will boil over. You must find the correct type of rice for the pot. I thought that aluminium pots and pans were a thing of the past but they are not. This one is made of painted aluminium nomather how bad they are for the health.
Summary: spend a little more, get a little more. Even though I followed directions to a tee (rinsing rice, measuring, seating the bowl) -- it spewed water all over my counter. taking it back if i can find a retailer in my area.
Summary: To be honest, the model I purchased may be different. Purchased in 2007, $25, non-stick pan, glass lid and single "On" switch. Used approximately 20 times in 1 year before the switch malfunctioned and cooker randomly turned off. Decided to spend more money and purchase something that will work better and longer than 1 year. Went to www.rice-cooker-guide.com and ended up purchasing a Tiger rice cooker - which is phenomenal and in the end worth the huge price difference.
Summary: Great product for the price. Very durable and I am using this from november 09 almost 5times a week. Good for small family. Cooks rice well and leaves the aroma. only con is - there is no hole on the lid for the steam to get out but the lid itself is little small or I should say it doesn't fit tightly to the pot hence it leaves some water when the rice is cooking. Other than that worth buying.
Summary: I was looking for a rice cooker that wouldn't take up too much counter space or force me to make so much rice that I wasted food and that also made fast, tasty rice. This little cooker does all that. There are no bells and whistles, aside from the no-stick liner. But I cannot say that I've ever used it and wished for any extra thing so I'm not sure what I'm missing. I toss in rice and water, hit the button, and viola, I come back to very nicely cooked rice.