THE MAGIC OF CLAY SLOW COOKING HAS NOW ARRIVED, WITH ELECTRIC ENHANCEMENTS. VitaClay¿ Chef Gourmet Rice and Slow Cooker Pro Cooking at a perfectly computerized balance of temperature brings out its extraordinary texture and flavor. The slightly porous clay is unglazed, allowing it to breathe during the cooking process, retaining moisture and essential nutrients. It is free of added non-stick chemical glazes, so no chemicals come in contact with your food. The VitaClay¿ Chef Gourmet Rice and Slow Cooker Pro is totally convenient and fully programmable, thanks to innovative computerized clay heating technology. The all-natural clay cooking bowl rests on a cupped heating pad, which promotes uniform cooking. Double lids design creates micro-pressure cooking to maximize steaming quality for tender and flavorful food. When it comes to slow Cooking, the VitaClay¿ Chef Gourmet Rice & Slow Cooker Pro truly lives up to its gourmet name. It is just like when Gourmet chefs prepare items that are to be simmered. They rapidly bring the contents up to temperature, then reduce the heat to simmer ¿ this process seals in the flavor and retains the texture. VitaClay¿ Chef Gourmet Rice & Slow Cooker Pro QUICKLY brings to a boil four times* faster than any of conventional slow cookers, then it reduces the heat to simmer for the desired time ¿ it's like having an automatic gourmet chef right in your kitchen! Natural Zisha clay, the legendary secret behind the new VitaClay¿ Chef, was formed over thousands of years by cleansing rainfalls that scrubbed the mountains in southern China, releasing minerals into lakes and forming huge beds of Zisha, known as the Pride of China. Pre-programmed settings include perfect rice, nutritious whole grain / brown rice, sweet rice and healthy, delicious slow-cooked meals. Perfect for busy professionals and families who want the healthy nourishment of a home-cooked meal.