This Electric Rice Cooker can prepare up to 46 Cups of Cooked rice. A built-in thermostat maintains heat at a precise and uniform level. A special sheathed heating element heats the bottom of the pan directly to minimize heat loss and save energy. The Cooking light indicates cooking is in progress and automatically extinguishes when cook time is complete. With just the press of a button, your rice is cooked to perfection. Pre-wash the rice by stirring in tap water. Drain out the water and repeat until the water comes out fairly clear.