In Asian homes rice cooker is a must for us . I have used this Panasonic rice cooker every day for the last 5 years and it is still functioning today. It can cook rice for my lunch and dinner and porridge for my breakfast. It has keep warm function which can keep my rice or porridge warm. It cooks up to 10 cups of rice so for a gathering of 10-15 persons, the capacity is just right. It weighs only a mere 3.4 kg hence it is very easy and handy to bring for picnics or even to my friend's house for pot-luck.
This rice cooker not only can cook rice and porridge, it can be used as a steamboat too. That is why I always put it in my car and bring along with me when we stay at nearby resorts to cook up steamboat easily, The inner pot is non stick so cleaning the pot is a breeze and the mutiara green coloured pot doubles up as a piece of decor in my kitchen too.
Additional thoughts: Oh yeah, it comes with a steam basket where I can steam my fish, eggs or even meat while the rice is cooking thus saving a lot on my electric bill and time too!! What a bright idea Panasonic manufacturer have!! No wonder their slogan is " Ideas for Life"