This rice cooker is the best I have owned. It doesn't spray steam all over your counters because it has a little removable "catch cup". Brown rice comes out perfect and as long as you use a very little amount cooking spray on the bottom before you put your rice in, the bottom does not become crusty. This cooker made brown rice in about 30 minutes. I use Jasmin rice for white and that comes out perfect too. Keeps rice warm for hours without drying out. It is a nice compact size. I have tried the *** rice cookers and they are awful-spend the extra money for this one, its worth it. One small complaint: the directions said to "see enclosed cook book" for variations in types of rice cooking but there was no cook book included.