I mentioned using my rice cooker for the Spanish rice in my last post and I got to wondering whether I had done one of these gadget posts on it. I did a quick search of the site and turned up several more mentions but nothing on the cooker itself. We went with a fairly small cooker because the two of us don’t need huge piles of rice and this 3 cup version looked like it would do. I’m no expert but this is a fine machine, well built, and works great. Amazon put a note on the page mentioning that I had bought this one in August of 2010. The only complaint I have about this unit is a real niggle: The cord is heavy and stiff and just won’t lay where I want it to. I’m guessing that the Japanese version of our Underwriter’s Lab is very fussy about wire gauges on cords for counter top appliances.