This well designed rice and pasta cooker will create up to 20 cups of cooked rice or you can pour in a 1 lb. bag of pasta. Markings for water fill are on the inside of the pot.
There are five cooking presets on the front panel and a warming button.
!) Thin Pasta (angel hair)
2) Medium Pasta (spaghetti / macaroni)
3) Thick Pasta (lasagna / penne)
4) White Rice
5) Brown Rice
The exterior is stainless steel with a vented glass top that has attached heat protectors for tilting and draining with the lid on without burning fingers. The interior is lined metal with brushed aluminum bottom, and a non-stick coated container that cleans up easily for the contents .
Our first pot of brown rice went from start to finish in about 40 minutes, the results were perfectly cooked without any tending like you would expect when using a standard pot on the stove. This also leaves the stove free for other use.
We found no fault with construction quality but can't attest to longevity because we took delivery just last week, though it is guaranteed for two years by the manufacturer. Going by appearance it looks as if it will last.