Definitely top in its class, the Smart Steam function makes steaming food even simpler. Set cook time for up to 30 minutes and let the cooker do the rest. The timer will begin once rice reaches a boil, and, as with nearly all our convenient functions, it automatically switches to Keep-Warm when time is up. Note: Smart Steam cannot be used while simultaneously cooking rice. To do that we suggest using the extraordinarily useful Countdown Timer that is included with all digital cookers to know when to add your steaming ingredients.