VitaClay VF7900-3 Chef Gourmet 6-Cup Rice and Slow Cooker Pro, Brushed Stainless
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- 6-cup rice and slow cooker with computerized clay-heating technology
- All-natural clay cooking bowl; double-lid design creates micro-pressure cooking
- Settings for rice, whole grain/brown rice, sweet rice, and slow-cooked meals
- Brings food to a boil 4 times faster than conventional slow cookers
- Measures 14-3/8 by 10-5/8 by 9-5/6 inches; 1-year warranty
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I was nervous at first about the shine and smell of the clay pot (that it might not be as non-toxic 100% clay as they claim). I both spoke and emailed with the manufacturer/owner/creator, but due to language issues I didn't get a clear answer. Luckily I live near a ceramics supply store, so I took it down to get their opinion. They confirmed that the shinny clay was not glazed (i.e. that might have chemicals), but had a "slip treatment" (i.e. basically clay in lots of water put on like a glaze) and then probably buffed out for shine.
In terms of function, it's comparable to other hi-tech rice cookers. The fuzzy programming isn't quite as good as our old one, but it works fine (i.e. you can set the timer to a start time, not an end time like our old one). You do need to mop up the water from the top and lid after cooking the rice. And the clay pot doesn't clean up quite as easily, but it still cleans really well.
Overall, it's all totally worth it to not have to worry about serving additional chemicals with the rice!!!
UPDATE: after using it for over six months, I still definitely recommend it.
UPDATE 5/10/09: after using it for over a year, I STILL definitely recommend it. We did break the lid, but contacted the manufacturer [...] and ordered a new one.
UPDATE 5/5/10: Still going after more than two years of 5+ times a week use!Read more ›
I searched high and low for a cooker without a nonstick pot, and imagine my surprise when I found one at my favorite marketplace -- Amazon.com!
It makes excellent white rice (we use the Japanese kind), and cleanup is a breeze. I haven't tried the slow cooker cycle yet, but I've made brown rice with good results.
Once, I cooked a packaged medley mix that contained brown rice, wild rice, barley and some other things, and the kernels were a little too firm inside when I served it. However, I discovered later that the portion I had left in the pot had softened to just the right texture. I think in the future I'll let some "harder" things sit on the warming cycle for a while instead of serving immediately.
I guess even a great cooker like this one can't be expected to know how to time every crazy combination!
I use it almost every day for regular rice, brow rice, yam, sweet rice, steam vegetables, stew, herbal soup, bean soup, etc. It is fast and keeps warm for several hours, with a timer to remind you. It is just perfect.
It is easy to wash by hand.
Other than that the product is wonderful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've never eaten clay but I'd describe the taste as metallic. So maybe something is leaching into the food. I've felt lethargic and will stop using and return. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Brown
I borrowed a friend's VitaClay rice cooker and really liked it. I had been planning to buy a rice cooker with a stainless steel liner but after using this one with the ceramic... Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by mardemer
Do not buy this item if you think that the clay pot is healthier than one with a non-stick coating. The reason is that the inside lid of the outer casing is made out of ALUMINUM. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Jose P.
Its the single most helpful item i have ever bought, to help me stay on a healthy diet, and not depend on fastfood. Im extremly satisfied.Published on November 3, 2010 by Thor
I have owned many rice cookers(living in Hawaii we eat lots of rice) and everything now days has non-stick on it, and after a while of use it starts to peel off and get into... Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by L. Quesinberry
The clay pot does not stand up to daily use. After a month of cooking, the pot developed a crack inside, rendering the entire thing useless. DO NOT BUY.Published on May 18, 2010 by Piaw Na
I love this product! I love brown rice and it has consistently been cooked to perfection in this slow cooker. Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by Loves to Read
Does not cook full 6-cups of rice...Contacted vitaclay who said that their cup sizes will be reduced in the future to remedy this problem. Read morePublished on April 23, 2010 by damasta55