This rice cooker looks nice. The thing that holds the condensate is sort of cheepy and doesn't hold enough, but I consider that a minor point. It doesn't come with directions for brown rice, so I did some internet surfing and found some discussions in general about rice cookers and brown rice and followed the recommendation of just following the amounts for rice and water from the bag of rice. My brown rice turned out great (at least Ithink so, but I am someone who generally ends up with either watery rice or cruchy burnt rice, so it doesn't take too much to please me). The size is good for a single person looking to have enough for several meals during the week.