Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5 by newricecooker perfect amount
Perfect for an individual or family of less than 3-4 who may enjoy rice once or twice per week in "normal" amounts. As a gift, I received a much larger (5-20 cup) rice cooker which I felt was way too much on a routine basis (esp. for an individual or couple), so I read almost every review for different products before ordering this machine. So far (using Jasmine rice only), having mastered the rinsing of the rice, soaking for about 25 minutes, and the rice to water ratio (water about 3/4 inch above the rice level), I am extremely impressed with the final product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mum2shop Great cooker for everyday use
First, this is great cooker for everyday use. Also, good for a small family. I bought this in early december 2009. no peeling of notstick coating yet. Things I like about the cooker - I can leave the cooker on and forget it, it turns of automatically and no need to unplug the plug. It doesn't burn much rice on the bottom but still little. Easy to store in the cabinet or large drawers.
The only disadvantage - i like to add 2.5 cups of water per cup of basmati rice. when i use 2 to 2.5 cups of rice with 6 cups of water, while the rice is cooking lot of water comes out the glass lid and leaves a mess outside. It will be nice, if there was hole on the glass lid for the water or pressure to leave. Panasonic designed the lid to be little smaller for the water or pressure to leave.
Price is very good, check yourself on panasonic website and other competitors like Tar... and more. The package arrives quickly and without a damage. I saw this same cooker in Panasonic showrooms in India when I visited my family. It's cost 1/2 the price here - Good. I like this cooker overall. It's good for small family and single person.
I will give all 5stars if it leaves no mess on the counter.