With the use of computerized clay-heating technology, this programmable 8-cup rice maker and slow cooker works great for making fluffy brown rice, white rice, hearty soups, savory stews, creamy porridges, and more. The appliance provides an all-natural clay cooking pot made of mineral-rich Zisha clay, which enhances the flavor and texture of food and preserves essential nutrients. Due to its slightly porous nature and low thermal conductivity, the clay pot absorbs heat while maintaining a steady temperature--perfect for making rice or slow cooking. The cooking pot also offers a naturally nonstick, unglazed design, which means no nonstick chemicals or aluminum coming in contact with food. Choose from four pre-programmed settings--rice, brown rice, stew, or soup, then set the programmable timer from 30 minutes up to 12 hours. The cooker quickly brings food to a boil--up to four times faster than conventional slow cookers--then reduces the heat to a simmer for the desired time. In addition, its double-lid design creates micro-pressure for maximum steaming quality, as well as 50-percent less energy for more efficient operation. Other highlights include a simple push-button control panel, a cupped heating pad to promote uniform cooking, and an easy-to-clean design. The cooker measures approximately 10-3/5 by 10-1/5 by 9-3/5 inches.