This is one of those appliances that you donÃ¢â¬â¢t know how you made it before you had it. We normally use ours 3 or 4 times a week. We cook a variety of foods with it, but mostly rice and vegetables. It has a large capacity, but doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t take up a lot of room. It features a 75 minute timer so you wonÃ¢â¬â¢t over steam your food. The two best things about this food steamer/rice cooker-whatever you want to call it, are that itÃ¢â¬â¢s not that expensive and it is easy to clean.