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Rice cooker bit the dust last week. Would like a slow cooker/crockpot that combines with rice cooker. I've read some reviews for various models on Amazon but does anyone have some real experience with this type of unit?

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  1. I have an Aroma rice cooker-steamer. Not what you are looking for, but a great piece of equipment. I make soup in the bottom all the time. Fantastic.

    1. Mom bought me the Brevile combo machine. I think it's called a Risotto Plus. Something like that. She loves risotto and thought this would work for us.

      I normally cook rice on the stovetop and own 4 slow cookers in various sizes.

      It was ok for risotto and white rice, but not good at either. I returned it, on the theory that anything that takes that much real estate had better excel at what it does. Mostly I found the timing to be a bit off, which was inconvenient, because it meant tending the food, defeating the purpose of the appliance.

      I can't recommend it.

      1. I got my parents this one 2 years ago. They eat rice daily. They also make stews, soups, and porridge in it. Its held up beautifully and they like it a lot.

        http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-ECJ-HC55H...

        1. In a recent discussion on rice cookers with an extended keep warm feature, someone mentioned this http://www.aroma-housewares.com/kitch... It looked interesting and seems to fit your bill. See http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/894376

          1. I have the Aroma rice cooker/slow cooker/steamer combo. I absolutely love it. I also love that it only takes up one spot in the kitchen. It is a 10-cup rice cooker with buttons for white and brown rice (my old Aroma rice cooker just had an on and off button). It comes with a steamer tray so you can steam veggies/dumplings, etc. over the rice while it cooks. As a crock pot, it works just like any other crock pot I've ever owned. Has buttons for high or low temps. Also has a good feature - it will turn off automatically for how many hours you set it for, then goes into warm mode. Less chance to overcook if you are delayed in getting home. Nice and roomy for a large roast or whole chicken. Pot comes out for easy cleanup.

            1. Have a Panasonic SR-DE103. Been pretty good.

              Our last rice cooker lasted almost 30 years. So it remains to be seen if the Panasonic is old school reliable.

              1. I have a zojirushi rice cooker and use it several times a week. I use it mostly for steaming vegetables, but is excellent for rice. You can set the exact cooking time and it beeps to let you know the veggies or rice is ready. If you are in a real hurry, add some boiling water (instead of tap) to the cooker and it jump starts quicker. 6 min veggies, perfectly steamed every time. I recommend this one as I have had it for several years - maybe 8 or 10? Still going strong.