I was looking throough the thread on kitchen counter appliences and I keep seeing rice cookers listed as an often used appliance. I make all kinds of rice a few times a week, and I have never felt the need for one - a Le Crueset pot of appropriate size always does the job.
That said - I am always open to a new food related purchase . I fought electric skillets for years until someone bought me one and now I can't imagine life without it.
So----why do I need a rice cooker and if i get one what am I looking for?