The model I bought will make up to 16 cups of cooked rice, which is fantastic, because we are hoping to start eating brown rice several times a week. Did you know it can reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease when eaten that regularly? My thinking is we can cook up a large batch once per week, and then incorporate it into several different meals.
Since it also includes a vegetable steamer, we used it the first night for vegetables only, and they turned out great. After steaming, I added a small amount of butter and salt and they were delicious.
Last night, we tried the rice and veggies together, and I loved how easy the process was. It does require much more time than cooking on the stove, but this cooker has a keep warm feature so we don’t have to babysit it.
My initial impression is that we will use it a lot and it will be worth the $40 we spent on it. Have you used a rice cooker? Do you find it better than cooking on the stove?