I have a "Hamilton Beach Multi-Cooker" rice cooker / steamer / etc. 840304400 is the model number.
We only cook rice for sushi, rice bowls, onigiri, etc. 9 times out of 10, we want to work with cold rice after it's cooked. 1 time out of 10, we want to crack an egg into the hot rice as soon as it's done and have the rice cook it.
We're happy with the way it cooks our rice, neither over nor under done, but only if we catch it between cooking mode and keep-warm mode. It doesn't beep, and its count-dowm timer doesn't start for a long time. With 8 minutes of keep-warm (there's a count-up timer in this mode), the bottom of our rice became browned. So now, we have to be super attentive or else our rice burns. We have to check on it every ten minutes until the countdown starts, and be there to manually turn it off at 0.
Our previous rice cooker (similar style, with the multi-function buttons, by Aroma) didn't have the keep warm mode (or if it did, it didn't turn on), so we were able to start it, leave it for several hours, and come back and make dinner. It also beeped when it was done, so we were able to sit in the other room and come crack the egg into the rice when it was at it's hottest.
Is there any way to bypass "Keep Warm" mode so we can have perfectly cooked cold rice?