If you live by yourself, it's probably OK for making small batches, but I was very disappointed by how small it is. I like the basic design, but the "6-cup" designation is confusing. Black & Decker needs to explain that it only accepts a max of 3 scoops of uncooked rice, and produces 6 cups of cooked rice, but if you actually fill this cooker to capacity, I suspect you will have a big starchy mess coming over the top. They need to inform the consumer that this unit is more like a "personal" rice cooker.
I returned this cooker, and bought the larger, 16-cup Black & Decker rice cooker, and I am very happy with that unit. With the larger cooker, you can feed more people if you need to, or have leftovers for the next meal. The larger cooker will still cook a small amount, like 2 cups of uncooked rice, and it's easier to control the spitting starch that comes out of the vent hole in the lid (with a wet paper towel or wash cloth), since you aren't pushing the limits of the cooker.
Based on my experience with the 16-cup Black & Decker rice cooker, which appears to be the same design, I would predict that this 6-cup B&D rice cooker probably does a great job of cooking a small batch of rice. But it's really small.
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