+1 on the Zojirushi. I've got a really small fuzzy logic one and what I like is that it does such a great job on Brown rice i don't even like to eat the white rice anymore.
Of course it takes a lot longer for the brown and I have to remember to plan ahead, but that's more of a problem with me than the machine.
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