Thank god amazon carried this product. These are carried in asian stores but they are outrageously overpriced by them and the cheapest way to purchase one of these is in LA which is about a 10 hour drive from northern California.
I'm 21 years old and my mother has owned one of these long before I was born, This little rice cooker has cooked rice for every single day and fed me for my whole entire 21 years of life, and even longer feeding my mother and grandmother.
Unfortunately earlier this year it finally burnt itself out and was no longer working properly, my mom attempted to substitute this Tiger rice cooker by one made by Aroma she purchased from walmart. Those Aroma brands are complete s*** and cannot cook rice. They served better as a veggie steamer than a rice cooker. So for the past few months my mother has been cooking rice in a pot on the stove which is a better alternative to those crappy Aroma brands.
So now on with the review
The product arrived 1 day before its expected delivery date, shipping was extremely fast.
This is our 2nd Tiger Rice cooker and it is absolutely freaking awesome, it cooks and works exactly like our old one it even has the same exact design. Keeps the rice warm and fresh, it has no problems cooking rice what so ever. This rice cooker is perfection, absolute perfection, there is nothing more that can be done to it. It works and functions as it is supposed to; Rinse your rice, throw it in the cooker, press the lever button down to "cook" to cook your rice, and let it do its thing, and when your rice is done the lever button will spring up to "keep warm" to keep your rice warm for the rest of the day until you unplug the cooker.
If you need a rice cooker, this is the one for you...no lame knockoff brand by china or some crappy machine by Aroma. This is one of those best life investments you'll ever make, it is worth every penny.
You get exactly what you pay for, the price is absolutely perfect, no complaints at all.
The next time i'll probably buy one would be two decades from now when im 40 years old since these things are so durably built. Definitely going to recommend everyone I know to purchase from this seller if their rice cooker happens to burn out on them.
Hell i might even by myself a personal one just so i could cook my brown rice in for my diet.