After reading all the great messages about rice cookers, I bought the Zojirushi fuzzy logic 5.5 cup and expected to love it as much as my Zoj breadmaker. Well, the rice was great, but the other recipes I tried all failed in one way or another.
With the advice found here, I used recipes from the much acclaimed "The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook." The tapioca and the oatmeal both boiled over and made a huge mess. Although I loved the rice, I wanted to make other recipes too. So, I exchanged the Zoj for a 10 cup Tiger fuzzy logic.
I hoped the 10 cup size would prevent the boil overs. It didn't. I'm still getting boil overs for anything except rice. When I don't get boil overs, I get a very clogged vent. And, the brown rice (which is all I make) is not nearly as nice as it was in the Zojirushi.
I follow directed exactly, double check everything, and am generally a pretty successful cook. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I really want a great rice cooker with the ability to do oatmeal and tapioca. All advice is appreciated.