I guess this is mainly seeking info from darad and goldilocks. I'm gonna buy a Tatung but I'm not sure what size to buy. Does the "3-cup" spec. refer to dry uncooked rice. I usually start with 2-3 cups uncooked when I fix it. If the 3-cup won't accomodate that quantity I suppose I'll need to buy the larger one. Thanks for the info. Don
TWO U.S. cups uncooked rice added to the inner pot will level with the 1.5 marker. Water would be added to the 3.0 marker, which I presume is the max amount of rice the cooker is intended, since the 3.0 marker is the highest level marked on the inner pot. If you wish to cook 3 cups of rice, I would recommend purchasing the Tatung 6-cup Indirect Heating Rice Cooker
for just $70 + $8 shipping. The reviews indicate this one is the "Indirect" heating type. The OUTER POT in the 3-cup version is thick ALUMINUM; the INNER POT and LID are both shiny stainless steel for really easy cleaning, never burns rice and sticks.
You can also purchase the 6-cup Indirect Heating rice cooker direct from superco.net for $80 + free shipping
. I believe the 6-cup cooker also comes with a steaming inner pot.
Tatung also makes an ALL-STAINLESS STEEL 10-cup indirect model
for just $120.
Zero need for fancy controls, fuzzy logic, etc. One reviewer indicated this is a 60 year old design, proven over time.