Aroma Housewares ARC-980SB Professional 20-cup – Cooks rice perfectly

I think i might be happier if they included an instruction book on using the digital controls. I am still fighting through trial and errorl.

Best part is we can make pula and biryani in this, with out waiting and counting the pressure cooker whistles.

We cooked really good tasting rice with this unit, (even with the quick rice button), only made a small amount not the 20 cups it could do. That might be a more than we would eat but i like that i could cook that much if i wanted to. Probably will use the slow cook function a lot, my slow cooker died last winter and haven’t replaced it. Also, i didn’t know i could make a cake in a rice cooker.I would recommend this product.

This is exactly what i was wanting. Cooks rice perfectly without having to babysit the cooker. However, do not forget to rinse your rice before cooking. I made that mistake once, and it won’t happen again.

Does a great job of cooking rice. I would suggest ignoring the instructions as far as how much rice and water to use. Go with what is on the bag of rice and it will turn out perfect. I have also steamed mushrooms while cooking rice and they turned out perfect as well. I’m not a fan of the teflon coated pot though. I wish they offered a plain stainless steel option. I dont really care if it sticks a little.

I must say the ease of use is awesome with this cooker. I do have one thing to say to anyone wanting a rice cooker, buy a 20 cup one. Small cookers are ok but you can do so much more with the bigger one like this. It is not big at all and even better, a 5 year warranty.It cooks rice perfectly too.

  • Condensation builds up on the other side of the led screen
  • Great Brown Rice
  • Great rice – easy to use and clean up is a breeze.and convenient

I got this to replace a crock pot and a rice cooker. Has a high and low slow cooker setting. It has settings for brown and white rice. It cooks rice better than my old rice cooker.

I recently purchase this as a warehouse deal. I bought it shipped for under twenty five dollars. I could not figure out anywhere the reason for this to be a warehouse deal. Cooked a full batch a basmati rice last night and it was perfect. Fluffy, fully cooked, and delicious. I purchased this for my husband because he kept trying to make rice in a frying pan. No mess with this appliance.

This unit makes consistently good rice. We have made white, brown and cal-rose with great results. We tried it as a slow cooker with very good results. We made red beans and rice as well, and again the results were very good. I can only award 4 stars because the unit we received was most certainly not new. There was no apparent damage of any kind so we tried it out and was satisfactory. I recommend this unit based on our (limited) experience thus far.

Only issues are the bottom contact to table surface is slippery and does not grip well; so the cooker slides on table and second the cover lock that holds for the handle to carry the cooker is not functioning after few use; so we can’t carry the cooker. Other than these issues all are good.

Best rice and vegetable steamer i have ever used. Makes perfect 5 grain wild brown rice. I love the large size as it gives me the option to make a small amount or enough for several days.

Features of Aroma Housewares ARC-980SB Professional 20-cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker,Multi Cooker

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  • Perfectly prepares 4 to 20 cups of any variety of cooked rice
  • Easy-to-use, programmable digital controls with automatic Keep-Warm and White Rice, Brown Rice, Quick Rice,STS, Steam, Soup, Cake and Slow Cook functions
  • Sauté-Then-Simmer(STS) function provides high heat sautéing that automatically switches to simmer once liquid is added
  • 15- hour Delay Timer for flexible meal planning
  • Easy-to-clean, nonstick removable inner pot

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20-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker, Food Steamer & Slow Cooker

Enjoy easy home cooking with the Aroma 20-Cup (Cooked) Rice Cooker, Food Steamer and Slow Cooker. Restaurant-quality rice. Healthy steamed meals. Delicious one-pot dishes. Prepare all this and more at the touch of a button! Aroma takes the “cook” out of home cooking – turning kitchen time into your time! Help the kids with homework, get creative at play time or pick up that novel you’ve been waiting to dive into. All while delivering hot, hearty and healthy meals the entire family will love.

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Versatile

With nearly one dozen cooking functions and the inclusion of a steamer tray, your meal possibilities extend as far as your creativity, paving the path for endless meal options for you and your family.

Nutritious

The built-in steamer function allows for nutrient-rich meals to be prepared above while rice, soup, or any other meal addition cooks below, allowing you to save time without sacrificing quality.

Delicious

This multicooker not only includes all of your favorite cooking options, but also possesses the unique options of Slow Cook and Saute-then-Simmer STS, making meals rich, tasty, and a promised family favorite.

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The ARC-980SB includes a steam tray, measuring cup and rice spatula to help you get the most out of your multicooker.

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Capacity (cooked) 20 Cups 20 Cups 8 Cups 8 Cups
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Made my first meal with it and it was a big hit with the family. Great to use with boxed nixes as well, so that makes it even more convenient. I had gotten this for christmas for my daughter and she absolutely loves it and so i bought one for myself.Add cooked meat at the end and you have a complete meal.

I can’t be anymore happier with this product. Was researching with different brands and sizes. This is an awesome all in one solution for cooking rice, steaming meat/vegetables and is a perfect size as a slow cooker as well. The quick rice option is great for fast rice but cooking for 2 people (with leftovers) the regular rice cooking option is super quick.

Had to get used to the dial system. You don’t get temperatures; you are directed to ‘status’, i. , ‘slow cook’, ‘soup’, all which denote different temperatures. But once i figured that out, it was great. My first attempt was beef carbonara of which there was none left to take home after the covered dish lunch. And aroma customer service is great; very responsive.

I’ve been using my old black n decker rice cooker with a glass lid for the past 5+years and it has worked for me, but i felt it was about time to get a real rice cooker and toss out my old apartment appliance. I was worried that this was going to be too big for my little family of four, but this thing works great. I am trying to slow down on eating white rice and liked the brown rice cooking feature because i can never get the texture right when i cook it myself. This unit has a presoak feature when cooking brown rice and it took about an hour and a half to cook the brown rice the first time around. The next day following the measuring guidelines, i put the rice in before i left out to work and set the delayed timer to start about an hour before i usually arrive home and i had the perfect brown rice. This alone sold me on the product as i would love in a little more brown rice as opposed to white rice. I have noticed that when cooking smaller batches of rice (1 cup) the rice tends to brown at the bottom. So i just started to add an extra cup or 2 and that seemed to help the browning issue for some reason. Slow cooker – works great as well i was able to consolidate my appliances in my kitchen which a plus.

This took a little getting used to, but well worth it. If you spray in the interior, nothing sticks.

It’s large enough for a family of 4 with plenty of leftovers. It’s really easy to use and cleans up well. It’s got a little cup that catches the condensation from the lid, so that’s a nice touch not having a puddle of wet on the counter. Every batch of rice we’ve cooked has turned out perfect. The beeping is a tad annoying, but you get used to it. It’s really nice looking as well and was a nice upgrade from our simple one button aroma rice cooker.

Perfectly prepares 4 to 20 cups of any variety of cooked rice

As a whole​ this machine surpassed all of my expectations, it makes quality rice much faster than our 10 year old aroma rice cooker did, and the slow cooker feature works great. I’m extremely pleased i was able to replace my 2 broken appliances with 1 unit. I would have given it a 5 star review, however my only grip with the unit is that the ‘feet’ are rounded plastic as opposed to something with a little grip to it like my previous models had. When trying to open or scoop something out the unit slides all over, pretty much turning my countertop into an ice rink. I have tired the unit on granite, glass, and butchers block surfaces around my kitchen with the same result. I find it a little annoying trying to balance scooping something out with trying to keep the unit from slipping and sliding all over my counter.

I cook for a gang of 8-15 and i love this rice cooker. Even when i am only making 1 or 2 cups or rice it is perfect. I have done sushi rice, regular rice and basmati and they all come out perfect with the press of one button.

I love, love, love this appliance. I can’t believe i have been burning rice all these years. You just rinse the rice, put it in with clean water, and push a couple buttons. I like that i can program it for the next morning and wake up to rice, or program it before i leave in the morning to have lunch ready when i get back. We just leave the leftover rice in the cooker. The next meal, you just hit the warm button and in ten minutes the rice is ready to go again. Much tastier than microwaving, and healthier than stirfrying it. Easy to clean, and light weight.

This is my second rice cooker from aroma. . I love that this one has a quick rice setting as we cook rice almost every day. The brand is good and the price is about right. I’m giving my son one of this for christmas too. It comes with a measuring cup and a spoon.

This is the best invention ever. You can slow cook, cook rice, quinoa, brown rice, whatever, or steam. Or even steam while rice is cooking.

Very good rice cooker and steamer and very easy to use. Just put in rice and water (and veggies to steam up top) and let it go. Clean up is easy and the stuff can be put in the dishwasher (big plus). I recommend this to anyone that wants a rice cooker.

Easy-to-use, programmable digital controls with automatic Keep-Warm and White Rice, Brown Rice, Quick Rice,STS, Steam, Soup, Cake and Slow Cook functions

Porridgericeexotic mixed grainsveggiesproteins. (chicken, seafood, beef, pork, game. )and most of this, all at the same time. We use it for all sorts of meals. The delayed timer start is awesome. It truly is a crock pot, steamer, and rice cooker in one. Wake up to hot oats with maple brown sugar that you set up before bed. Or get home to balsamic chicken and rice with asparagus.

So far it works well and was reasonably priced. I did a bunch of research before buying and found the far more expensive units have just as many if not more complaints regarding reliability and cooking issues so.

The first one came with a big dent in the aluminum skin. Amazon sent out a new one before the old one was even picked up by ups. That’s why my money is spent with amazon, and why i buy their stock. Since the aroma box was packaged in an amazon box, it seems most likely that the damage was done in the warehouse. The sides of the aroma box are not very thick. In any case, the product is a no-brainer to use. Complaints about difficulties reading the measuring lines inside the rice pot are accurate. At night, even with kitchen lit, the inside of the pot was not light enough to read so i now have a flashlight in the kitchen. That’s the sum total of the negatives. Otherwise, the product performs very well.

I use this appliance almost daily. Makes perfect rice and can also be used as a steamer and a slow cooker. Attractive enough to leave out on the countertop. Lightweight and cleanup is easy.

Making 4 cups of rice and i’m about 30 minutes into it when i noticed that the little screen with the timer/ info is getting some condensation on the back side of it. I don’t think it suppose to do that. I’ll update after a couple of more uses to see if the screen remains intact. Seems like either a defect from the factory or a poor design ?.

I purchased this rice cooker for my daughter-in-law because they have a large family. She is also asian so they cook a lot of rice. They have 6 children, plus her aunt who lives with them, and my son in their family. She also has lots of relatives and loves entertaining and having them over for dinner. Her kitchen is her domain, so i knew this would be a hit with her. Funny thing was she bought herself one just like this only in the smaller version. So she will use it for everyday and the larger one i purchased for her for entertaining, which is often.

We cook everything except rice in it. The top tray also works great for small potatoes, carrots, okra, etc.

Sauté-Then-Simmer(STS) function provides high heat sautéing that automatically switches to simmer once liquid is added

I brought one of these for myself a few years ago. I got one for her this year for her birthday and i think she literally uses it like everyday. But this is a fantastic rice cooker. Every grain is edible no more ‘pigou’ which is the burnt rice at the bottom of the pot that grandma use to make.

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Omega Juicers Omega J8004x Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer – Good but not great.

I have only owned this juicer for a few days but can already say that it is sooooooo much easier to clean than my previous juicer. Easier to clean, easier to use means using it more. I can juice in my kitchen in the morning without waking up the entire household. The 12 year warranty makes buying a factory reconditioned unit a no brainer, in my opinion. Saves money and the omega company is willing to stand behind their product. I get more juice out of leafy greens and vegetables than i ever was able to with my centrifugal juicer. The pulp comes out very dry. This unit will easily allow me to incorporate fresh green juicing into my mornings. The footprint isn’t any larger than my other juicer and fits nicely on the countertop.

The product itself is working great. I was looking for something to make nut butters and this works great. We have made peanut and almond butters without any issues. My only reason i gave this a 4 instead of a 5 is because this only comes with a 2 year warranty and not a 10 year as someone stated. Be warned, this refurbished item only has a 2 year warranty,.

I was doing some research on juicing, and came across this model. After reading countless reviews, i impulsively decided that i needed to buy it, and am i glad i didi’m most surprised at the amount of juice this juicer extracts. Also, the key components come apart very easily, making cleanup a breezeas for the actual ordering process. I ordered on a friday afternoon, and selected overnight, saturday delivery for just $12. It was at my house in california by 12pm the following day, and i still can’t believe it. The only reason i did not give 5 stars is that when attached the circle that locks the tube and auger in place comes forward away from the base. I’m not sure if this is normal, or if this is a product of buying refurbished, but with a 12 year warranty, i’m not too worried. I will follow up with the seller, and update my rating as necessary. If you are in the market for a juicer. Do not go for the latest super nutri bullet, or another juicer that pulverizes and oxidizes. Spend the extra $50 on a juicer that actually extracts the juice without deteriorating the quality of the finished product.

I’ve had the 8004 for about a month now and i give it a 4 out of 5 stars. 2) i would only recommend the 8004 for people who have extreme patience. With all the prep (cutting everything to fit in the feed tube that is only about a 1′ opening), juicing (feeding everything into the feed tube 1-2 pieces at a time) and clean up, it can take 30 – 60 min, depending on how much you’re trying to juice. 3) the 8004 is great on harder fruits & vegetables: carrots & green apples etc. 4) not so good on stringy and soft vegetables: celery, tomatoes, red apples etc. The auger gets clogged at the last point before extrusion. If you’re planning on juicing a large amount, you will have to take the cap off and clean the auger repeatedly. 5) the quality of the juice is very good. The pulp comes out fairly dry and i sometimes run it through a second time to squeeze out anything that’s left.

Except for the sticker on the box, you wouldn’t know this wasn’t brand new. Works as advertised, definitely extracts more juice than the highly rated sunbeam that died in 3 months.

Great juicer and amazing price with a 12 year warranty to boot. Very happy with this purchase and to finally have a juicer that can do more than juice one type of fruit or vegetable, etc. This juicer does greens very well and even does a good job with pulpy fruits. Doesn’t overheat or get clogged like other masticating juicers i’ve used.

  • Screen broken after 60 cups of juice over 20 day period. less then 30 days after purchase
  • Works great and has so many things you can do with it.
  • Wow! The reviews don’t Lie!!

Loved it so much that i recommended it to a dear friend, but that joy did not last to long. I bought it august 1 2017 and the juicing cone/screen split in half september 4, 2017, one month 20 juices, making it unusable, my unit has #2 printed on the housing. I am in healing mode and had researched the good and the bad of this juicer so i religiously cut the harder veggies in small pieces with my mandolin, never the less, broken screen with around 60 cups of juice over 20 day period. Did contact the company, many comments claim the comp. Is good, will update this with the results. Update: omega company was contacted and they got me a new screen and housing within a week, so i upgraded to 4 stari hope this can be resolved because this is a 5 star item when it works.

The healthy juices are incredible. My chickens absolutely love the dry pulp. I sometimes use the pulp in soup stocks, too. Like carrot juice pulp ends up in beef stew and really makes it rock. So easy to use, clean and assemble. I am more than happy and i haven’t even tried all the different things it does.

We use it every day, sometimes twice a day. It works perfectly, it’s easy to use, quick to assemble, and simple to clean. I love that it is not loud at all. It does a great job of juicing leafy greens and anything else, and it extracts as much juice as is possible from produce.

It is working great until now, i make some juices and works really fast, the pulp is very dry, with some fruit i put in the machine a second time to be sure that is completely dry.

Does great on leafy green veggies. The assembly and break down is so fast and easy. I’ve tried the juicers with the fine grater that spins but those plug up easy. Auger types are definitely the best in my opinion.

Features of Omega J8004x Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer, White (Certified Refurbished)

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  • Includes a 90 day manufacturer’s warranty
  • Ships within 24 hours (1 business day)
  • Low speed juicing prevents oxidation on degradation of juice, no foaming or clogging
  • Functions as juicer, food processor, pasta extruder, homogenizer, and grinder

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Solid juicer, easy to clean. That said be prepared to spend a lot of time juicing, the feed hole is small so you can’t simply dump items in, you have to slowly drop things in. Build quality is high and motor seems strong.

Pros:- good savings over the ‘brand new’ unit. – squeezes out the juice like nobody’s business. – leaky chamber rear seal (-1/3 star). – soon to be obsolete (-2/3 star). Summaryi needed a juicer for a month long juice fasting experiment to see what it does for me. I’m a little obsessive, so after seeing the movie ‘fat, sick and nearly dead’ and doing some research, i wanted to know what would happen to me under such a radical dietary change. The j8004x is a wonderful compromise: highest nutrition content of any juice, incredible versatility, reliability, a preposterous warrant and it’s easy to clean and relatively portable: you can’t lose with this purchase. I hate having one-trick ponies in the kitchen, unless they’re friggin’ amazing (like my coffee grinder).

Quiet and sturdy, i feel as though it wrings every last drop of juice out of ginger, apple, and lemons.

Use this everyday provides so much juice in greens and fruits – would not hesitate go buy again.

This juicer leaves minimal clean up, easy to use.

I absolutely love this machine. It can take a bit to go through the whole juicing process because it is not a high speed operating juicer. So you end up having to cut all your fruits and veggies into smaller pieces but it is so worth the time. Manufacturer claims that the juice can last 3 days without degradation but i have experience the juice lasting a week without any issues. I definitely recommend this purchase.

Omega reconditions & certifies every unit, ships in the same box as a new unit w/the same accessories

I did a lot of research before deciding upon the omega 8004. I’ve had it a week and used it every morning. It does take me about 20 minutes to juice and preping vegtables in advance helps juicing go faster.

I bought a refurbished one that looks like new (and saved quite a bit of money) and works like new. Everyone in the family, from adult to kids, can use it and try various combinations of juices with vegetables and fruits. The sherbet made with frozen berries and any kind of fruit is superb and tastes like a very expensive sherbet.(without sugar or anything else, just frozen fruits). Very healthy for the entire family. With the left over fiber, instead of discarding it, i use it in soup and stews to give them more texture. So we don’t waste anything at all.

This is has been my favorite kitchen addition. I use this product nearly every day. It has been fantastic at juicing dark, leafy greens such as kale and spinach. When the pulp is extracted, it is light and fluffy and is very dry. As a busy mother, one of my favorite aspects of this juicer is how easy it is to clean after i use it. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to take it apart, wash it, and reassemble it. I have recommended this juicer to all of my friends.

This product is efficient and i sure wasted a lot of money juicing with a traditional style juicer. This machine squeezes every bit of liquid from the vegetable, it is amazing. This omega arrived in perfect condition, looked brand new and functions like a new machine.

I love these masticating juicers. It really squeezes out virtually all the juice from a piece of fruit or vegetable. Easy to clean, as long as you clean as soon as you are done, it takes seconds to rinse. However, if you let it sit and the pulp dries, good luck. 🙂 that is not the machine’s fault. Great buy on a great juicer.

My favorite thing to do is banana ice-cream, just using frozen bananas with some other frozen fruits. It’s easy to clean, powerful, relatively quiet. So glad to pay the refurbished price.

Includes a 90 day manufacturer’s warranty

Came pretty quick & i’ve used it lots. It does a great job on greens & about anything else i’ve given it. I just wish it would clean itself.

Great product works well cleans in a wink.

It is sooo worth going with a masticating juicer. My only complaint is having to cut pieces fairly small to fit the opening but you get over it quickly. After a few times of juicing you get into the routine of putting it together, cleaning, and reassembling.

Fastest cleanup a juicer could ever want and a wonderful appliance.

Best thing u can get for your health.

A little difficult to clean some of the fibrous items and if you want to get more than a quart or so, you’ll have to do intermittent cleaning of the auger. Thing to mention, i got the refurbished one, and they didn’t add in a few parts such as the brush, shoot compacting stick thing (whatever it’s called) and a few other attachments.

It is awesome and never jams on me, but i will warn you that it is very time consuming to cut up all of the vegetables into smaller pieces, since the chute is soo small. However, you will get a great juice yield compared to centrifugal juicers and your cleanup is very easy compared to the centrifugal juicers. What you make up for in cleaning time, you may be spending on chopping. So that is something to consider. I am spending may less money on produce and that is ultimately why i chose this juicer.

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I spent much time reading and researching, and purchased this product based on the excellent reviews. I am thrilled with and love my omega juicer. While i can agree with everyone that the chute is rather small, it is not so small that i would trade it for anything else.

This is definitely a quality commercial masticating juicer. We have a centrifical juicer also but it would not juice kale, collard greens, or other vegetables that had quite a bit of hardness to them. This juicer is the easiest juicer ever to clean, will juice anything you put in it, and what does not juice is dry and has much less waste than with a centrifical juicer. There are good things about each type of juicer. The only, and i mean the only thing that would make this 5 stars instead of four is that the chamber that you put food into needs to be bigger so that you don’t have to cut food into smaller pieces. We still love it, but it does make it a little more work to have to put smaller pieces of food than the big honking pieces we could put in our other juicer. But we are not going to let that stop us from using this. The juicing takes longer because it juices at a lower speed, but it is worth the time because you get more juice and clean up is a breeze.

Very easy to put together, quick to clean, quiet and efficient operation. I use it almost daily, sometimes several times a day and it’s no hassle at all. The one i bought was refurbished but as good as new. I would highly recommend this juicer – no need to go with a more expensive one, and so much better than the centrifugal ones in every way.

The processing took a little longer than i anticipated. Very strong motor and did a fabulous job. I was impressed by the machines capability.

Even though is refurbished, the juicer itself is new, with all the parts. I’ve had this for a month now. This is my first juicer so i have nothing to compare to. But as far as i can see ,this will last me years and years. All the parts are well built, hard durable material. The auger super strong and well built. This for sure gets all the juice out the produce. Use apples, beets, pears or cellery as your base filler for your vegetables or greens, as you will l get a lot of juice content from these fruits. For example i use a handful of kale, parsley, and spinach with ginger and lime to get maybe 1/3 of glass, and add one big apple to fill cup to the top. I was surprised of how much juice you can get with little produce using this juicer.

I’ve had this juicer for 5 months and been very happy with it till this week, when the strainer cracked during regular use. While checking into the cost of a replacement, i was surprised to find comments from other owners who wondered why this part breaks fairly frequently. Now i am concerned about this machine.

Low speed juicing prevents oxidation on degradation of juice, no foaming or clogging

I’ve purchased other factory certified reconditioned appliances and have never had any problems with them. I have a friend who works for whirlpool who informed me the appliances that come back for any reason are thoroughly inspected for proper operation. I suspect omega has a similar policy. If you don’t mind receiving an appliance that has once been opened, thouroughly checked for proper working order and paying less for a new model, this is a good option. It came with all attachments and was packed just like you would receive if never opened. All parts in excellent condition. I’ve only used it a few times thus far, but have had no issues with performance. It is quick and easy to use and cleanup is very easy. I’ve read other reviews indicating it doesn’t operate fast enough to suit their needs. I’m only juicing for myself and found it takes very little time to juice through apples, pears, celery,etc.

This works really well with tougher leafy greens that a lot of regular juicers have trouble with. I was looking for something to juice wheat grass and this is perfect. I bought this in october of last year and am still very pleased with the result. It’s a bit heavy but overall this was a great purchase.

This juicer makes beautiful, delicious juice. If you make more than a single serving of juice (like four or five servings) this juicer is not the one for you. The size of the chute requires that vegetables and fruits be cut into very small pieces. Even carrots, if not sliced lengthwise, tend to just sit and jump in the chute. The auger just won’t grab it. It truly does give you a great deal of juice with very dry pulp but the prep time is extreme.

Incredible, the best juicer i have ever used. Great for juicing leafy greens.

And it works as if its brand new. I love the health and vitality it provides. I needed to revamp my sad diet and this is the best solution for improved health.Everyone should watch, ‘sick, fat, and nearly dead’ and research the diseased cured (such a bad word, according to our medical doctors, since they don’t know how to do this) through the 70+ powerful years of gerson therapy, which advocates a masticating juicer for full preservation of enzymeslove this juicer and my renewed energy. (liver cleanses and coffee enemas, included in my health improvement program.

This was sold as a refurbished item and if it hadn’t said it in the description i would never have known. Came in the original box with all parts and manual. I haven’t stopped juicing since it arrived. Highly recommend this to anyone who is serious about juicing.

Easy to use, easy to clean; i get a little over a quart of juice from 5 lbs of carrots.

This juicer does everything you want it to. Would recommend this juicer.

Did a great job juicing, but didn’t remove blueberry seeds. Other than that, i am very satisfied with the appliance.

We did alot of research before making this purchase and we’re very happy with it. The only reason i’ve given it 4 stars instead of 5 is because soft fruits (i. Tomatoes, kiwis, mangoes, citrus)clogs up the filter very quickly and you need to keeps taking the juicer apart, rinse the screens, put it back together and start juicing again. Also, you should only run the juicer for 30 minutes at a time, so that’s kind of inconvenient for the large amount of juicing i do in the morning (i juice for 4 people to have 2 glasses of juice per day. ) other than those two inconveniences, i made a great purchase and i’m very happy with it. Gives high quality juice with little waste.

At least a yr out of this so far, with use about twice a month. I’d use it more but the cleanup is a bit off putting. There are parts that are very difficult to clean, over time i feel like the juice that seeped into the machine will leave a bad smell or cause problems.

Blendtec Designer 675 Blender – The Beast!

I have not been able to use it because the plugs in the laboratory are on gfi. We plan to have one of the plugs removed from the circuit. I am confident it will work great.

Blendtec in the first place, ever.

Tried many blenders with only this one totally pulverizing anything i have put into it. Mainly use this for making my daily smoothie that has returned me to good health. Other blenders leave little particles in the smoothie, but not this one. Very happy with this and they totally back the product. Had this blender for well over 5 years now. Here is my smoothie recipe (large size for 2-3 days). Hope it helps keep you healthy½ cup acai juice1 cup pomegranate juice1 or more bananas (overly ripe better)1/2 cup or so of kefir (super source of pro-biotics)at least 1 cup or more of organic, kale (no stems), and/or spinach, rainbow chard (stems too). The more the better1 small red beet (stems & leafs can be used too)1/2 – 3/4 cup of frozen or fresh blueberriesabout 2-3 oz of walnuts***** above items are the most important for nutrient density 1 heaping tablespoon sprouted flax seed powder1/2 teaspoon powdered vit c (2,100 mg. Here are the specifications for the Blendtec Designer 675 Blender:

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  • Includes motorbase and jar 3.8 is the horsepower for the model 725
  • 1675 Watts 3.0 horsepower + 8 year warranty
  • Plunger-free, easy-clean jar and uniquely blunt safety blade
  • Quiet, ultra high-speed motor and hardened metal drive socket
  • Smart touchscreen with 5 preset programs

We purchased the blendtec 675 in charcoal using a 20% coupon. We also were fortunate to receive the twister jar free as a promotion. I was vacillating between the blendtec and the vitamix next generation 750, but it came down to price, although i love the vitamix 750. I do feel the vitamix 750 seems more solidly built. I think the blendtec is a great blender; however, it is loud. Also i do not like the way the container/jar seems to wobble in the base during operation and the reason i didn’t give it 5 stars. I wish blendtec would have used a material on the base that grips the container more, so it doesn’t seem like it’s going to fly off during the higher speeds. The blendtec would benefit from a tamper. I tried to make a smoothie with some frozen fruit and cavitation did occur. I had to stop the machine and use a spatula to push the ingredients back down onto the blades.

We have done about 100 blends and so far this blender has met every expectation. Great pre-programmed options. Flexibility with the +10 seconds and pulse options. Very nice to have clean cycle. The one thing we did was purchase the twister jar, a smaller blender jar. This is so we could do nut butters and similar smaller quantity items. The only con i would say is that the box looked somewhat roughed up, but the unit seems fine – there was adequate foam around it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • The blender for Trim Healthy Mamas!
  • I did a ton of research on blenders before choosing
  • Blend Tech

Blendtec makes an amazing blender. I have an older unit that was handed down to me years ago. I have no idea how old it was before it became mine, but it’s run like a champ. The only issue i had was the jar becoming stripped as it fit into the blender – just bought a new jar for $100 off amazon, and it’s like new again. Can’t really say enough about the quality of blendtec. Is it worth the $500-ish you spend?. Well that is really up to you. How often?where the blendtec shines for me is frozen items. I make a smoothie for breakfast nearly daily.

Love it , smoothie making is a pleasure and turns out great , i like knowing that it times it for me and if i need to tweet it i can just and additional 10 seconds. Have not been able to get the juicing to my satisfaction yet , but for the my needs so far it’s been great.

This win out to verify vitamix for us. Love the blade design and easier cleaning over vitamix. No sharp blade to cut yourself and very wide at bottom. Don’t need a tamper as the blender sucks the mix into itself. The programming front face works awesome. Can’t say enough good things. Jamba juice uses blend techs for good reason.

We are a gluten free family due to allergies and the cost of living that lifestyle is oftentimes difficult on finances. I make all of our breads and other treats, but buying all the flours and accidentally running out of one in the middle of a recipe is such a headache. I bought this to be able to grind oats and rice to make flour, and chose this over the vitamix because i only need one pitcher for wet, dry, and grain-type ingredients. They warned of clouding in the bottom of the pitcher if you do use grains, due to friction, but that doesn’t bother me at all. The company suggests having a separate pitcher just for grinding, really just for asthetics, but we are happy having one pitcher for it all. (saves space)i’ve been able to make rice and oat flour in only 45 secondswe’ve made smoothies, lemon ice, flours, hummus. And all of it has been incredible. So happy with this purchase.

We got this as a gift for my sister and she is absolutely in love with it. This blender can do so much and works so well.

We have owned different blenders including vitamix andwe always have prefer blendtec over the others. The horse power andheight of this blender makes a winner. Even though some people swear bythe vitamix, i always choose blendtec. I dont like the shoot stick for the vitamix. We have made an array of different food in this blentec. I made dressing,soup, whole juices (love apple with veggies), flour, bread crums, drinks. Thisis the most used appliance in our home after the stove. We use it everyday and it hasreplace my beloved breville juicer, i now like whole juices better than the traditional juices when thepulp is extracted.

I had purchased a blendtec blender years ago, and i love it. It got used almost daily, and the motor part never had a problem. The jar started leaking after about 3 years, but since we had filled out the warranty card, blendtec sent us a new one. So i didn’t need another blender – at 5 years old, it was still going strong. But this was offered to me for free to review. I feel like i won the lottery. Woo hoothis is the latest and greatest version, and it does not disappoint. It comes with the bigger ‘wildside’ jar, which means there are actually 5 sides. It looks square, but the extra ‘side’ means you can have a bigger jar and use the same base. The buttons are now part of a touch screen (instead of the actual buttons from the older version.

For years i’d watch video comparisons of the high-end consumer blenders. Vitamix seemed excellent but it didn’t clear the space on the counter under the cupboard. Also, the wide blendtec jar means i’m not wasting anything. But there are loads of great blenders. This one is truly my favorite though. Some months ago i purchased the blendtec total blender when it was selling for less than now. 0 horsepower – that’s a lot. Nevertheless, this 675 has 3. 8 horsepower – ridiculous power but good to have.

One year and my blendtec is awesome.

I know three other people with vita or blendtec level blenders. I know its sexy and bas a$$ to have one, but you probably don’t need it. Out of those three people 2 of them went and got cheaper ninja type small scale blenders to use for every day things. These blendtec blenders are commercial grade and very very loud. They absolutely pulp anything and everything you put in there. They have no especially low setting (if you need lower speed and want something a little quitter go with vitamix) but really shine on the tougher projects. Obliterating pumpkin for pumpkin pie. Destroying tomatoes or other veggies for a soup base.

Does everything and then more. So easy to use and to clean.

I bought this so i could have protein shakes at work as well as home – but this one is a bit more powerful. Compared to my previous blendtec total blender, this one has 3. 3, and comes with the wildside jar – instead of being a square shape, one of the corners is straightened to make things blend more smoothly. It does seem to make a smoother smoothie, too. And as an added bonus, it actually fits under my kitchen cupboards. It’s an essential item in my teeny tiny kitchen (in which most appliances don’t make the cut), so you know it’s good. This thing will handle whatever you throw at it – grinding nut butters making flour, juice, smoothies, crushing ice, you name it. Expensive, but our original is still going strong after over 1,000 blends (it has a counter)my only real complaint about this blender is the controls – there are no labels on any of the buttons – just pictures. If you’re just blending smoothies over and over again it probably won’t be a huge issue, but it threw me off the first few times. Buttons are easy to clean, though – they are flush with the panel, so just a quick wipe and you’re good to go. I look forward to blending thousands more smoothies with this thing.

I am moving into a new apartment after living in two different houses over the past 35 years, a new start as it were, and am applying a basic principle learned from the fine book on simplifying your life: bring nothing into your home unless it is useful or beautiful. See the life-changing magic of tidying up: the japanese art of decluttering and organizing by marie kondo. When this blender came up on vine, it required a major decision. I make many of my own meals, especially thick smoothies that i eat with a spoon, and a blender is perfect for those dishes. But since there is only one customer, a stick blender like conair cuisinart smart stick csb-75bc 200 watt 2 speed hand blender (brushed chrome) is probably sufficient for my purposes, and is certainly useful and beautiful. In the event i decided to make larger batches of smoothies and other soups ahead — there is an excellent freezer already in the apartment — and really give this blender a work out. So far it has made 25 batches of thick soups, hummus and smoothies, all flawlessly and with relatively easy cleanup. My only mild complaint is that it is really pretty noisy but the neighbors haven’t complained so far. If it continues to perform at this level, i will keep it; otherwise it will go to a thrift shop to be sold for the benefit of one of my favorite charities. Rossapril 2016addendum: the idea for thick smoothies came from the cleveland clinic last year, a great way to help control my weight by slowing down my eating. How to turn a smoothie into a hearty, healthy bowl: slow down and enjoy a health trend, by kristin kirkpatrick, ms, rd, ld | 4/30/15 for on-the go meals, smoothies have been an option for years. From the franchises you see around town to the make-at-home versions you’ve tried in your own blender, these thick drinks — when made properly and enjoyed in appropriate portions — provide a healthy meal alternative. But lately the trend is shifting from portable glasses to hearty bowls — and from grab and go to sit and enjoy. The “smoothie bowls” you’ve seen on instagram or pinterest take basic components of a smoothie, add less liquid and more thickening ingredients, and are topped with nutrient-dense, fiber-filled superfoods.

So far like it better than vitamix still early on but feeling happy so far.

If you need a super powerful blender to pulverize food, this is the blender for you. For normal use, it is almost too powerful for me, but with the hubby’s upcoming jaw surgery, it will be a blessing. He will need to drink everything through a straw for four weeks so this will expand his repertoire. It is a little scary with its power. For smoothies, it’s a great machine, but for milkshakes, it overdoes it or i overdo having not mastered this machine yet. So consider what you need and the price point, of course, since this is an expensive machine. I like the jar and blade design. I like the blendtec brand and have a lower eand model, but this seemed like a good choice for the aforementioned jaw surgery.

Aroma Housewares ARC-980SB Professional 20-cup – Great Rice Cooker

I’ve been using my old black n decker rice cooker with a glass lid for the past 5+years and it has worked for me, but i felt it was about time to get a real rice cooker and toss out my old apartment appliance. I was worried that this was going to be too big for my little family of four, but this thing works great. I am trying to slow down on eating white rice and liked the brown rice cooking feature because i can never get the texture right when i cook it myself. This unit has a presoak feature when cooking brown rice and it took about an hour and a half to cook the brown rice the first time around. The next day following the measuring guidelines, i put the rice in before i left out to work and set the delayed timer to start about an hour before i usually arrive home and i had the perfect brown rice. This alone sold me on the product as i would love in a little more brown rice as opposed to white rice. I have noticed that when cooking smaller batches of rice (1 cup) the rice tends to brown at the bottom. So i just started to add an extra cup or 2 and that seemed to help the browning issue for some reason. Slow cooker – works great as well i was able to consolidate my appliances in my kitchen which a plus.

Does a great job of cooking rice. I would suggest ignoring the instructions as far as how much rice and water to use. Go with what is on the bag of rice and it will turn out perfect. I have also steamed mushrooms while cooking rice and they turned out perfect as well. I’m not a fan of the teflon coated pot though. I wish they offered a plain stainless steel option. I dont really care if it sticks a little.

As a whole​ this machine surpassed all of my expectations, it makes quality rice much faster than our 10 year old aroma rice cooker did, and the slow cooker feature works great. I’m extremely pleased i was able to replace my 2 broken appliances with 1 unit. I would have given it a 5 star review, however my only grip with the unit is that the ‘feet’ are rounded plastic as opposed to something with a little grip to it like my previous models had. When trying to open or scoop something out the unit slides all over, pretty much turning my countertop into an ice rink. I have tired the unit on granite, glass, and butchers block surfaces around my kitchen with the same result. I find it a little annoying trying to balance scooping something out with trying to keep the unit from slipping and sliding all over my counter.

Porridgericeexotic mixed grainsveggiesproteins. (chicken, seafood, beef, pork, game. )and most of this, all at the same time. We use it for all sorts of meals. The delayed timer start is awesome. It truly is a crock pot, steamer, and rice cooker in one. Wake up to hot oats with maple brown sugar that you set up before bed. Or get home to balsamic chicken and rice with asparagus.

I recently purchase this as a warehouse deal. I bought it shipped for under twenty five dollars. I could not figure out anywhere the reason for this to be a warehouse deal. Cooked a full batch a basmati rice last night and it was perfect. Fluffy, fully cooked, and delicious. I purchased this for my husband because he kept trying to make rice in a frying pan. No mess with this appliance.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Condensation builds up on the other side of the led screen
  • Great Brown Rice
  • Great rice – easy to use and clean up is a breeze.and convenient

This unit makes consistently good rice. We have made white, brown and cal-rose with great results. We tried it as a slow cooker with very good results. We made red beans and rice as well, and again the results were very good. I can only award 4 stars because the unit we received was most certainly not new. There was no apparent damage of any kind so we tried it out and was satisfactory. I recommend this unit based on our (limited) experience thus far.

I think i might be happier if they included an instruction book on using the digital controls. I am still fighting through trial and errorl.

Had to get used to the dial system. You don’t get temperatures; you are directed to ‘status’, i. , ‘slow cook’, ‘soup’, all which denote different temperatures. But once i figured that out, it was great. My first attempt was beef carbonara of which there was none left to take home after the covered dish lunch. And aroma customer service is great; very responsive.

I purchased this rice cooker for my daughter-in-law because they have a large family. She is also asian so they cook a lot of rice. They have 6 children, plus her aunt who lives with them, and my son in their family. She also has lots of relatives and loves entertaining and having them over for dinner. Her kitchen is her domain, so i knew this would be a hit with her. Funny thing was she bought herself one just like this only in the smaller version. So she will use it for everyday and the larger one i purchased for her for entertaining, which is often.

We cooked really good tasting rice with this unit, (even with the quick rice button), only made a small amount not the 20 cups it could do. That might be a more than we would eat but i like that i could cook that much if i wanted to. Probably will use the slow cook function a lot, my slow cooker died last winter and haven’t replaced it. Also, i didn’t know i could make a cake in a rice cooker.I would recommend this product.

Best part is we can make pula and biryani in this, with out waiting and counting the pressure cooker whistles.

So far it works well and was reasonably priced. I did a bunch of research before buying and found the far more expensive units have just as many if not more complaints regarding reliability and cooking issues so.

Only issues are the bottom contact to table surface is slippery and does not grip well; so the cooker slides on table and second the cover lock that holds for the handle to carry the cooker is not functioning after few use; so we can’t carry the cooker. Other than these issues all are good.

This is the best invention ever. You can slow cook, cook rice, quinoa, brown rice, whatever, or steam. Or even steam while rice is cooking.

This is exactly what i was wanting. Cooks rice perfectly without having to babysit the cooker. However, do not forget to rinse your rice before cooking. I made that mistake once, and it won’t happen again.

The first one came with a big dent in the aluminum skin. Amazon sent out a new one before the old one was even picked up by ups. That’s why my money is spent with amazon, and why i buy their stock. Since the aroma box was packaged in an amazon box, it seems most likely that the damage was done in the warehouse. The sides of the aroma box are not very thick. In any case, the product is a no-brainer to use. Complaints about difficulties reading the measuring lines inside the rice pot are accurate. At night, even with kitchen lit, the inside of the pot was not light enough to read so i now have a flashlight in the kitchen. That’s the sum total of the negatives. Otherwise, the product performs very well.

I got this to replace a crock pot and a rice cooker. Has a high and low slow cooker setting. It has settings for brown and white rice. It cooks rice better than my old rice cooker.

Best rice and vegetable steamer i have ever used. Makes perfect 5 grain wild brown rice. I love the large size as it gives me the option to make a small amount or enough for several days.

It’s large enough for a family of 4 with plenty of leftovers. It’s really easy to use and cleans up well. It’s got a little cup that catches the condensation from the lid, so that’s a nice touch not having a puddle of wet on the counter. Every batch of rice we’ve cooked has turned out perfect. The beeping is a tad annoying, but you get used to it. It’s really nice looking as well and was a nice upgrade from our simple one button aroma rice cooker.

Very good rice cooker and steamer and very easy to use. Just put in rice and water (and veggies to steam up top) and let it go. Clean up is easy and the stuff can be put in the dishwasher (big plus). I recommend this to anyone that wants a rice cooker.

I brought one of these for myself a few years ago. I got one for her this year for her birthday and i think she literally uses it like everyday. But this is a fantastic rice cooker. Every grain is edible no more ‘pigou’ which is the burnt rice at the bottom of the pot that grandma use to make.