Aroma's patent pending Sauté-then-Simmer™ function makes your stove seem like it's from the Stone Age. This innovative function allows the rice cooker to reach a high heat, perfect for sautéing or browning and then automatically switch to a simmer once liquid is added. It's the ideal way to make Spanish rice, chili, risotto, stir frys, Hamburger Helper...and so much more. No stirring involved! And, of course, once the cooking is done this handy hands-free feature automatically switches to Keep-Warm.