5 Stars By whatohwhat on 2011-12-16
great small cooker
Looks nice. Glad i got it. I have a 7/14 cup Aroma cooker for more than a year that im very pleased with but needed something smaller.
Only caveats ive learned is that
a) you cant cook 3 cups of "real" basmati type rice without it reaching lid. I turned the steamer upside down and put lid on that as temporary measure. Rice came out just fine, but you cant easily stir it after it goes to warm mode to fluff it up while it cools down/cooks more because its reached the top of pot.
b) you must absolutely rinse out the rice a couple times so the water is near clear so you dont get all that froth. (guess all the complaining about spilling is about that. i cheated once and didnt rinse... ofcourse it says this in manual.
Cooks rice great, easy to clean, looks very nice and its tiny.
Also, Aroma sells replacement parts unlike other manufactures. (including the non-stick inner pot) ( $6 each, i already ordered two to put in storage for when i drop/scratch them)
2 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2018-01-07
Four Words... LAME SAUCE RICE COOKER
I gave this rice cooker 2 stars. Does it cook rice? Yes....kinda. Does it over flow with water/ steam? Yes... Definitely. I have used this thing over 10 times now. I pre-rinse my rice and I have followed the directions on how to operate the machine. But still I have to stand by it the whole time it's cooking to occasionally lift the lid when the steam is about to bubble over the sides. Here are the other three reasons why this rice cooker is Lame Sauce....
1. You can really only make 1 cup of dried rice in this, because any more than that and it will definitely be bubbling over with the water instead of just steam unless you are a lid lifting guru and have fantastic skills on the exact moment as to when the steam chaos will insue on your cooker and counter top... now that I think about it though, if you are the kind of person who likes a challenge and to keep things interesting.... then you may enjoy this cooker.
2. Technically the 1 "cup" they give you isn't an actual cup as in 8 oz. It's less. LIES.
3. As you can imagine with the water/steam bubbling over problem, the rice does not cook all the way! It's shocking, I know. Therefore it has a little crunch and not in a good way, so you must do a lid lift/ water adage dance till you believe the rice has hit the right amount of softness.
LOOK away my friends, LOOK AWAY, don't buy this waste...
4 Stars By Kimi on 2017-12-31
A little messy, but works
It tends to 'shoot' rice and water out even with the lid on sometimes, but that might be because i dont measure it properly. But other than that it works well for its use. Hasnt failed yet and its had somee constant use(great for making sushi rice)
3 Stars By A C Mason on 2018-01-05
lights and bell poor
lights and bell poor I bought several years ago so maybe it has been updated NO bell to tell you when finished cooking and the cook and warm lights are the same color so hard to tell which is which across my room as a cooker I have no complaints
5 Stars By Summer LeBel on 2017-11-25
I love this thing
Why oh why did I wait so long to buy a rice cooker? I love this thing. Only complaint is that the rice tends to get a little crusty on the bottom, but I've never owned a rice cooker before, so that may be normal anyways. It's still edible, just a little weird. The rest of the rice turns out perfectly and the added ability to steam stuff is great!
2 Stars By Eric T on 2017-11-18
Rice sticks to the pot
I have been using this rice cooker for many months and the rice ALWAYS burns and sticks to the pot. Having a steamer is nice, but it does not have a non-stick coating so it is harder to clean up. I also wish that it had an "off" setting. The only way to turn it off is to unlug it, When you plug it in it goes to "warm". It is very inexpensive, and it shows. I am going to replace it. It was wasted money.
2 Stars By Jose D. Perez on 2017-12-24
It didn't last.
It was great to cook steamed rice with this and loved the steam basket option for veggies. However, our family cooks rice 2 to 3 times a week and this rice cooker started breaking down after 5 to 6 months. I thought I was forgetting to set it all the time but the button actually kept undoing itself and going back to warm. It finally gave out and broke on its 7th month of use and burned its last pot of rice because it didn't switch to warm after it finished cooking. I will not buy again.
3 Stars By susieq477 on 2017-04-07
Did rice for breakfast.....the bottom burned....
Tried steaming eggs for breakfast...took like 20 minutes
Cute little gadget but still questioning it's use.
Will need to try vegetables next
5 Stars By Gwen on 2016-03-17
Do not "warm"
I love this rice cooker. It's small (good for cooking for 1-3 people, don't think it would work beyond that) and pretty quick. The inside is anti-stick, making for easier cleaning and use.
The only con to this cooker is the "warm" feature. I always unplug my cooker once the cooking is done because letting the rice "warm" usually leads to burning on the bottom and edges. If I won't be eating for a bit, once the cooking is done, I stir the rice to prevent browning on the edges and bottom, and then place the lid back on. This usually keeps it warm enough.
Also be sure to rinse your rice before using, or you may end up with an overflowing mess due to the small size of the machine!
4 Stars By Trust No One on 2016-05-13
Mostly ok, good value
Closer to 3 from a functional standpoint, closer to 4 on value. I have a larger rice cooker by same company that I purchased at Costco that is superior but I really needed a smaller version. I find this cooker tends to still get some stickiness (not burning) on bottom layer no matter how well washed, perhaps the heating element is not spread out enough. The lid/steam tray combo is precarious when empty and easily slide/pop off. I use the steamer even when just doing rice as there is not a ton of extra room so any bubbling/foaming at all would come up the sides and out from under the lid. Advise a small item just to weight it down if you are not going to steam anything.