I am shocked, shocked
that some of you don't enjoy your rice cookers. Coincidentally, I posted on the cookware forum on gardenweb just this morning in reply to a person asking what we considered our favorite gadget or kitchen appliance. I assumed she meant something beyond the mundane knife or food processor and so told her that I love my rice cooker. It's one of those fancy fuzzy logic ones and set me back quite a few dollars.
But unlike some appliances I've bought over the years -- can you say Yogurt Maker?
- - I use this at least a couple times a week. Sure, you can cook rice in a pan, but this is so simple, foolproof, and doesn't need my attention after I throw in the rice, water, and a dash of salt. Perfect rice -- whether it's regular, basmati, sticky, brown, etc., -- every single time without sacrificing one of my burners. Plus, if you're adventurous and the autormatic rice cooker cookbook, there are many good rice-based dishes you can make in it. Oh, and it's a breeze to clean.
I am not an employee for any manufacturer of said product, nor do I own stock in any related company.