Being an Asian-American, a rice cooker is essential to my home. I purchased this rice cooker because of the low price and Yan-Can cook endorsement (because Yan Can Cook is awesome). The rice cooker has a simple appearance and is very easy to operate.
The rice cooker has a teflon non-stick coating on the rice-pot which is great because cleaning sticky rice can be quite a chore. With this non-stick coating, the pot is clean with a splash of water and quick swipe of a towel. I make rice very frequently so ease of cleaning is a very nice feature.
The rice cooker comes with a free cook book by Yan himself, a nonstick rice paddle, and a steamer tray. The cookbook is okay, though I prefer to use my family recipes. The guidelines for the amount of water to use seem a little too high and the rice ends up a gooey mess if you use that much water.
Another nice feature that this rice cooker has is the warming feature. When your rice is done cooking, the heating element remains on but only hot enough to keep your rice warm throughout your meal.
This rice cooker was very cheap and has been working flawlessly for about 2 years now. Thanks Aroma!