I received this as a gift this Christmas. Let me say I Love this steamer. The top part is for steaming veggies. It does an awesome job! I used to have another rice cooker that we got in Japan. And it did a good job of cooking the rice...however the only problem that I didn't care for was having to wipe down my cabinets each time I used the thing. It would spit, spurt, splot out a slimy mess. Yuk.
This cooker will make up to 3 cups of cooked rice...great for a smaller household. Cooks fast.
Baby carrots in the top. Used about half the bag. At the end of cooking time, the carrots were nicely steamed and tasty to boot.
Here's the rice just about to bubble. Just season your rice as you like.
The rice will cook to slightly sticky.
Each piece cleans nicely. Wash by hand.