Our last rice cooker died and it was a real tragedy, because we love to make rice and steam veggies. Making rice the traditional way on the stove is a pain and takes forever. My husband got this rice cooker (in red!) as a gift and we both love it. It makes great rice every time and it doesn't stick to the pot like our old one did, because it wasn't non-stick. Though we have yet to fully test out the steamer basket with a variety of vegetables, the times we HAVE used it it has worked fantastic. This cooker takes up little space, makes a lot of rice (if you eat a lot of rice at once or love to make sushi) and cleans up super easy. The lid, the steamer basket and the pot fit right in the dishwasher, which is really convenient. We love it...and not just because it's red!