I have owned this rice cooker for OVER 5 years and it is still going strong! To give you a little bit of context I am Puerto Rican and I've been making rice since I was 8 years old (I am over 40). We use this little cooker -AT LEAST- once a day to make anything from oatmeal in the morning to rice mixed with beans or vegetables. It is simple to use and once you get the right combination of rice and water, made super easy with the included measuring cup you are guaranteed perfect rice every time. Old fashioned steel cut Oatmeal is a cinch in this little cooker -1-1/2 cups milk or water and 3/4 cup dried oatmeal, add a teaspoon of brown sugar , a sprinkle of cinnamon and a pat of butter and you have a hearty breakfast. I am handicapped now and cannot sit over a stove and watch pots, this rice cooker is truly a blessing and a little workhorse. I definitely have gotten my moneys worth. You cannot go wrong if you get it. the only thing you need to know is your rice. Paboiled rice will be MUCH fluffier than regular long grain, s stay at 3 cups or it will overflow once cooked. The nonstick pot is fantastic, just make sure you don't use any metal spoons or utensils in it. I lost my lid years ago-it shattered from heat when used to cover something else by mistake, and have not been able to replace it so I still use my cooker I just put a saucer on top-works like a charm!