The latest in micro-computerized technology combines with innovation in this new multi-use kitchen appliance from Sanyo. Cook top quality rice dishes, slow cook stews or soups, steam veggies, boil eggs and even make tofu in this impressive machine! The unit includes two separate inner pots and inner lids to keep slow cooked dishes separate from rice, thereby maintaining the integrity of the rice flavor. To help the need for perfectly cooked rice, the 5.5 cup (11 cups cooked) rice cooker has a variety of multi-menu, one touch selections, including programs for white, brown, mixed, rinse-free, sushi and haiga rice. Depending on the program entered, automatic adjustments in the temperature and cooking times are done by the micro-computer chip technology in the cooker to insure great tasting rice. The steaming function steams veggies with a timer programmable for up to 58 minutes. It will also take on the tasks of a slow cooker. For cooking soups or stews, you can program slow cooking for up to 12 hours on either the high or low temperature setting. The slow cook functions allow you to prepare the components of a meal before work or at some convenient time during the day. It even has a pre-programmed course for making fresh, homemade tofu! Both inner pots are extra-thick (3mm) and have round bottoms to ensure maximum heat distribution and optimum cooking. The rice cooking pot has a titanium coated non stick finish with measurement lines for simple rice cooking. Also includes exclusive Martin Yan Recipe Booklet with 16 original recipes from the celebrated master chef. These recipes have been specially selected for creating easy and delicious dishes with Sanyo small kitchen appliances.