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.
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.
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.
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.
The ARC-980SB includes a steam tray, measuring cup and rice spatula to help you get the most out of your multicooker.
|Capacity (cooked)||20 Cups||20 Cups||8 Cups||8 Cups|
|Saute-Then-Simmer Technology (STS)||✓||✓||NA||NA|
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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.