Who else has a rice cooker? I had an elcheapo one that had a habit of burning the rice, especially small quantities. I got a good deal on a "Made in Japan" Zojirushi brand at the Korean grocery market and this thing cooks all kinds of rice to perfection. In addition, I set the timer on it to cook my steel cut oatmeal in the morning. At first, I thought it was something I didn't need, but I use it just about everyday. I cook everything from rice, lentils, quinoa, and other grains in it. What I like is being able to set the timer and have it keep it warm for hours and hours...I don't have to remove it the instant it is done cooking.