I wanted to use more whole grains in our diet and with brown rice taking so much longer to cook on the stove, I was looking for a rice cooker. I actually bought this one and later on a larger one by a different manufacturer. Both of them annoy me. They seem to be made for white rice. They cook that perfectly. However, I went back to cooking brown rice on the stove in a plan old pot. The brown rice made things boil over easily and cleanup is a mess. If your plan is to use it for white rice, it is a nifty little appliance that looks great on the counter.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
I purchased this cooker primarily to prepare oatmeal. I have had a great time experimenting with it. though. I have made basmati rice, brown and wild rice mix, rice pudding, and couscous pudding. The rice turns out perfect everytime! It works well for reheating rice also. I have also been happy with the other recipes I have tried from the cookbook that came with the cooker. Note of caution: If you leave things in the cooker on the "warm" setting too long, a crust can form on the bottom. My husband and I like the crust, but some people may find it objectionable. I have actually recommended this cooker to a couple of friends.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good.
Maybe the quality is not so bad, it works ok, but I didn't realize that refurbished means that the side would be caved in and there would be food particles stuck to the inside of the bowl. I was in a pinch, so I took it apart and beat out the dents, after I washing someone elses dinner off of it and used it. Kind of like buying something at a garage sale.
I bought this to make rice and I do use it for that several times a week. But the secret and wonderful function of this machine is to make the most delicious Oatmeal porridge on the planet. I saw it when visiting a friend in NYC, and she made the best oatmeal--with raisins and nuts and maple syrup. I asked her how she never failed and never had lumps and she pointed to her rice maker!! I had to haev one and I went home and consulted my favorite store OVERSTOCKS and there it was in all its glory. I rodered one immediately and I am so happy with it. As the Autumn days grow into Winter I will once again use my rice maker to make oatmeal. It also keeps the oatmeal warm--so some can be left for the late sleepers. And it cleans easily and quickly. A great device--so glad that I have it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality and very well designed
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
First of all, could not tell in any way that this was a refurbished item, even included the rice spatula and plastic measuring cup. Great little rice cooker! Just be aware that this is small. Perfect for steamed rice for a family of four, but maybe too small to steam veggies. Love this cooker and cheaper than I have seen anywhere else.