I have wanted a rice cooker for awhile and finally decided on this Better Chef model. I will be honest the price point was my main consideration considering I didn't know how much I would use it. Since, I have purchased it I have used it plenty to make perfect rice. It isn't a very stylish kitchen tool but it works like a champ. You can follow the directions fire it up and cook the rest of your meal knowing you will have perfect rice when you need it. It has been a great time saving and convenient tool. If you are wanting a rice cooker and are not sure how much you would use one, I would highly recomend this cooker by Better Chef. It has been a better value than I expected!