I have a higher end Sanyo Rice Cooker
Amazon.com: Sanyo ECJ-HC100S 10-Cup Micro-Computerized Rice Cooker and Slow Cooker: Home & Garden
to be honest with you ive never had the best of luck with the rice cooker. It does "OK" with white rice but totally fails for brown rice.
The instructions for the unit aren't the best. They are located here:
If you for the instructions on page 8 its not really clear whether you should throw in the rice before or after you measure the water. The only indication is that if you look at the example picture at the top of that page then show the water & rice in the pot at the same time but they don't tell you if the 3 cups in the diagram is for 3 cups cooked or for 3 cups of dry rice measured.
Tonight i decided to measure out the water and i put 4 cups of rice in the cooker and and 10 cups of water (2.5 cups of water per cup of rice) and it water came all the way up to the 8 cup marking on the pot...and there seemed to be a LOT of water but if you have to just fill it to the 4 cup line on the pot then these rice cookers require a LOT less water than cooking on the stove.
Does anyone here know or maybe someone has one of these higher end sanyo rice cookers that could help me out?