If you like having rice ready in the fridge for a quick snack, it's worth trying anything that might help preserve the quality of your cooked rice. This ceramic container does seem to keep the rice in better condition than other storage methods. It's convenient because you can take excess rice from rice cooker to this container straight to the fridge, and from the fridge to microwave. It doesn't take up a lot of room. Unexpectedly, the ceramic is quite fine and light (not heavy and bulky), and it seems like it might be fragile, but it was packed and shipped carefully by Global Kitchen Japan.