Mom used to cook rice in palayok(clay pot). It was a good cooking vessel. I had rarely eaten rice that was too dry, too wet or burnt. She was also using it to cook other dishes especially the slow cooked sinaing na tulingan. However, the clay pot posses one great disadvantage, fragility. It was extremely sensitive to drop and other slight forces. A drop from one inch height is enough to cause breakage. The risk of wasting food is high.
The electric rice cooker. It is a device invented for the sole purpose of cooking rice.Using one is the lazy way to cook rice, the convenient way rather. It also involves washing and measurements but removes further user intervention. Less mistakes provided that measurements are more or less accurate.