Ten years later, my old rice cooker was on its last legs. Thought I'd buy a new one only to discover today's rice cookers are far more sophisticated. And boy do they cook fantastic rice. Just amazing clean light firm no-stick rice. But the real catch is the different things you can make in a rice cooker. Like Risotto. Risotto can be a pain to make, stirring for an hour or more. Not with this machine. You cook everything in the bowl, add ingredients, close the lid, wait an hour and bingo, the best Risotto ever. I'm thrilled. The machine seems very well made. Solid, not flimsy in any way. This three-cup model makes enough rice for four people at a go. Highly recommended. In fact, it's a revelation.