Summary: Used this rice cooker eveyday for over a year now. Still work like new and the cooked white rice alway very good. The best thing about this unit is the rice cooks very fast, OK to eat in 25 mins. The only thing that I don't like is the steam cover on the lid of this rice cooker. Most of the time this steam cover will fall off the rice cover lid when you open it to get your cooked rice. A small design issue.
Summary: Purchased brand new. Very disappointed with quality of cooked rice. Bottom of pot is burnt and very hard to clean since rice is very stuck on the bottom. Top half of pot, the rice turned out fine, but bottom half of pot the rice is really mushy. Terrible. Will tell all my friends about poor quality. I have used rice cookers for over 40 years and have NEVER come across one with such poor resuts! Tried 4 different times using less water. Results still of poor quality.
Summary: I've used Panasonic rice cooker before and was satisfied with the quality of the appliance and the quality of cooked rice. This model Panasonic SRDG102 5-Cup Electronic Rice Cooker produces even better cooked rice quality. There is only a slight problem: the magnetic plug is a bit weak and easily detaches from the cooker when it is moved. A stronger magnet would be welcome.
Summary: Easy to use and reliable. Steams the rice perfectly with timer. Sometimes the bottom of rice starts to get over cooked. Best thing is to unplugg after it cooks instead of keeping it on warm setting. cons: 1. The steam exhaust cover doesn't stay on the lid. Always falls off. Not really sure what it's purpose is and if I need it. 2. The water catcher overflows and the sticky water goes on the outside of the cooker.