Hi Laura ~
I finally bought a rice cooker a few years ago and used the heck out of it for the first year. I have since decided to learn to cook perfect rice on the stove, or delegate the job to my daughter who is much better at it than I am when it comes to brown rice. I quit using my rice cooker because I wanted a stainless steel pot inside instead of the one with non-stick coating. My cooker tends to burn the bottom of the rice in the middle of the pan, so it is certainly not foolproof.
The cooker I have has another basked in it that you can set in the top of the pan to use to cook veggies or a meat in addition to rice or whatever you're cooking in the bottom such as quinoa or barley. You can use it ALMOST like a slow cooker, but I feel you are much better off using an actual slow cooker.
Bottom line, I do not love my cooker because it burns my rice and I do not want the toxic chemicals in my rice from the non-stick surface. Definitely read reviews, as mentioned, before picking one up.
Edited by: SNIC23 at: 5/21/2013 (19:38)
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