For my birthday I got a rice cooker with a setting for porridge. Just like the three bears. Tee hee. I have been using this setting to make steel cut oats for breakfast. It is great. I get everything set up the night before, I set the timer to be ready when I get out of the shower and voila! Hot oatmeal for me and M in the morning. I don’t know if you have made steel cut oats, but they are messy and time consuming. 45 minutes and a pan with oatmeal stuck to the bottom if you aren’t constantly stirring and then sometimes even when you are. In the rice cooker, it is so easy that I could have hot oatmeal everyday. Look out cholesterol, you are about to get lower.