We go through a lot of rice in my household. Rice is so inexpensive and I can include it in or create many meals with it. Having the Aroma Rice Cooker and Food Steamer has made making rice and vegetables so much more convenient. I feel this rice cooker is a great value. It works really well for the price that I paid which was a lot less than other models out there. I love the fact that it will make up to 8-cups of rice. I have had other rice cookers that only made a few cups and it was never enough. Performance This Aroma Rice Cooker does a wonderful job of cooking rice to the perfect consistency. Ease of Cleaning This product is easy to clean and care for. Ease of Use This rice cooker is very easy to use. It is digital with push buttons to make different selections for rice and vegetables. Durability I have had this product for over a few years. It works just as well now as when it was new. It is put together well and is very durable.