I have wanted a rice cooker for awhile and finally decided on this stainless steel cooker. I didn't know how much I would use it, but I figure it will be good to have if I need it. Since, I have purchased it I have used it plenty to make perfect rice. The inner is non stick which to me is very important. I don't want to have to clean up the mess after everytime I use it. Cleaning is very easy. It keeps rice warm after it's cooked. I like it and will recommend it.