When we left Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2002, we left these great neighbors who gave us this rice cooker. We took it to Oxford, Ohio for two years, and I am not sure it left the packing box, then we brought to Atlanta. We unpacked it and set it up above our cabinets, in the kitchen. Recently, I was organizing and took this wonderful unused rice cooker, that we have had a traveled with through 2 states, and finally made some rice. We received it without instructions, and what is difficult about making rice, nothing! I have mad rice twice, it even has a steamer for vegetables. I am thankful I didn't give it to Goodwill.