Rice cooker over boils the water and leaves countertops messy and not sufficient for 5.5 cup uncooked
Saran Soppa, Amazon
26 February 2014
Summary: We recently landed in US and we looked for good rice cooker in a medium range, the product title says 5.5-cup uncooked, however it's enough for max of 3-cup ( i.e 3 cup rice and 6 cup water ), also the bad thing is rice cooker over boils the water and leaves countertops messy, it's a pain for us to wait and watch the cooker until it's finish.
Summary: Our old rice cooker died after many years of reliable use and I just wanted a basic replacement. The wide world of modern kitchen appliances can be overwhelming, however. Many rice cookers can be overly sophisticated (wonder what "Fuzzy" rice tastes like) and stratospherically priced (I'd rather get an espresso machine). This unit has been perfect for us since having bought it years ago. It cooks rice like a charm with no programming required to operate.
Good appliance, but has to be plugged and unplugged to power on and power off.
Mark T., Amazon
15 December 2013
Summary: This cooker works well, which is not surprising since Panasonic has been making good rice cookers from Day One. However, you have to plug in the cooker to start it, and unplug it to stop (unless you want it to go to Warm) which rice cookers did not used to do. In all fairness, they all seem to operate this way now.