Aroma Housewares AID-506 Induction Hot Plate, Induction is better than deduction . . .

I recently got this little cooktop, and it works great for the money. Time will tell whether it lasts or not, but i don’t really expect years of service out of a cheap counter top device. I got it because i am camping while i build my house, and only have a single 120v circuit. I was using a two burner hot plate, and it takes forever to get hot. The induction unit is very fast, and reacts instantly to changing the settings. This is also a preview to see if i want an induction range in our new house. Gas isn’t available in our area, and i’ve come to hate radiant cook tops. When you read reviews for these devices, please ignore the ones that are down-rated for cookware incompatibility. You have to have the right cookware or it doesn’t work, but that’s not the fault of the unit.

I just got today so i decided to make a soup and it came out perfect. It was very easy to use and in my opinion it did a quick job. I got a belgique pot at macys, and it is nice. The pot was affordable and beautiful. I’m gonna use my aroma everyday at work. I like everything fresh and if it is suppose to be hot must be.

There is plastic surface strip on top side and then plastic surrounding controls on front part and when your pot is larger than the glass surface of the induction plate that hangs over on to these areas the hot pot transfers heat to these areas melting these areas in the months since i have had this unit. I would suggest if you intend to use it, as it is a very nice unit. That you use pots that are no larger than the glass surface or buy a different unit that has glass only on upper top side so pan can hang over & not melt control area. I like the unit for cooking. When you stop cooking by pressing power button the fan runs a 15 seconds or so the continue cooling magnets/unit & then it shuts down. I prefer not to leave plugged in as not necessary to always have at the ready. I will probably look for a unit that can accommodate my larger 12′ heavy encapsulated bottom stainless steel pans maybe one with an angled down front control panel.

Key specs for Aroma Housewares AID-506 Induction Hot Plate, Black:

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  • Uses induction heating – the fastest way to cook
  • Up to 70% more efficient than traditional stoves
  • Cooks at a high heat with no open flame
  • Easy-to-use digital controls with 6 temperature settings
  • Programmable 180-minute timer with automatic shut-off
  • Easy-to-clean glass cooktop

Comments from buyers

“This Technology is Great!
, Great counter top cooker.
, Have used it for months now

This hotplate is simply amazing. It heats the pan perfectly, but remains cool to the touch. Sleek design, easy to use, works just about anywhere. Induction cooking is totally the best.

Love it, i have it in an efficiency and it is efficient, safe and very economical. Remember you do need to buy pots that will work with the induction. So far our cast iron pots and the blue enamel ‘camping’ gear seem to work. No aluminum or copper bottom.

I bought this to go into our travel trailer. We are still working on remodeling the trailer so i began using it at home. I can put it on low and cook beans for hours without having to worry. On high it boils water in record time. I have seen others for a lot more money, but this one works really well.

It has already lasted a long time of heavy use. The low heat generated is obvious and really helps keep the kitchen cooler.

Day 1 review: received as a gift. Tested right away with an 8′ lodge cast iron skillet – cooked an egg sunny side up. Egg in the center of the skillet cooked right away but the egg by the outer rim was still raw. Heat setting was 4 – since cast iron is not supposed to really have full heat. Eventually egg cooked but i guess i was expecting an even cooking from the beginning. Perhaps i did not wait until the skillet was heated up all throughout. Tested with a 12′ tramontina triply stainless steel skillet (less than 1/2 the cost of all-clad but practically the same results, except in lab setting). Within 3 minutes, the center of the pan (about 3′ diameter) started to bubble/boil. By 7 minutes, it was in full boil – to the point that water was splattering. Tested the same skillet on a ceramic cooktop, set to about 6 of 10 (probably should have set to 7 for a more comparable setting), 10 minutes and there was no rapid boil yet.

The aroma induction cooktop does work with an all-clad stock pot. However, i did not find it boiling water faster than a gas stove. I deducted 2 stars because:1) it is very noisy. Not sure if it is a fan or something else. Maybe this is normal for all portable induction cooktops, but it is not something that i can handle. 2) it does not get as hot as a butane portable stove. Lots of other induction cooktops are rated at 1800 w. I don’t see a rating for this one.

So far used it twice to cook rice works great. I wish there were more induction cookware availablebut now i thinking on purchasing a new induction range.

I love my aroma induction hot plate. I am a full time rver and hate the gas stove in my motorhomethe aroma induction hot plate is the perfect solution. It fits nicely on my stove top cover and cooks everything to perfection. I had to get new pots and pans but these are easy to find at any good kitchen store.I do recommend carrying a small magnet with you when you shop for pans. My old pots were stainless steel but they had a multi core bottom so would not work on induction.

I am using it in my studio which does not have a full kitchen. It works perfectly good for me. Btw it saved me more than 100$ for proving several months time — wait for a good deal for replacing gas range.

Ok, to start with, when you hit the power button and a setting, 1-6, and it’s beeping that means the pan isn’t going to work and you have to do the magnet test to find one that does or use a diffuser disk or interface disk, read further down on that. Also, this has a fan and it’s as loud as my microwave. I tested both with the app noise meter. This unit ran at an average of 39db while the microwave was 38. They’re both fan sounds and i tend to tune those out so no biggie for me. I’m using a lodge logic l9og3 10. 5′ griddle as my diffuser for the non-magnetic cookware. The lodge logic is a lot cheaper than the specialized disk they sell and it’s a griddle. I can also use my burner plates as a diffuser. I think they’re the nordic ware brand but could be another brand that’s magnet friendly. Of course the draw back on the burner plate covers is there’s no handle so you have let them cool before removing. Additionally, the imusa preseasoned cast iron comal should work as well. At maximum setting it pulled around 1340 watts continuous so i can run it on my gas sippin all power america apg3014 generator.

This unit has 6 settings where the larger unit has 10, but it is rare to use either unit higher than 4.

Many uses: camper, classroom, family gathering. Plan to get another one soon. Easy to clean and stores great.

I bought this because our kitchen is being remodeled. It works so wonderfully that i doubt i will have to use our new kitchen stovejames long hale.

Very convenient to use and clean. It will turn off automatically if used on highest heating setting,6, for extend of time. So if you put on 6 and left it unattended, it might be stopped cooking before you notice it. I usually start it with 6 while i am around it and paying attention, and then turn it down to 5 or 4 in a short time or even lower while i am away to leave it keep cooking.

Coming from a ‘foodie’ and ‘chef’ home background, i have been predisposed to gas cooking. My wolf range has seen no spill-overs. As i enter the retirement stage of my life most of living options seem to be electric. I have read a bit about induction cooking and with the help of costco’s affordable aroma gourmet induction cooktop i am converted. It heats up super quickly, responds instantaniously to heat changes just as gas does. I have always used cast iron and am super pleased that pieces handed down from my mom and my mother-in-law adapt very well to this new way of cooking. I can’t believe how quickly the pans heat up. I use the magnet test and am surprised that some of the expensive (wedding gift) stainless cookware will not work, but i have enough that will that i am super, super pleased with this manner of cooking. I would love to retire to a live-aboard boat and can see that with one induction burner and an oven of some kind my fantastic, gourmet cooking is still possible.

Should buy the item to be able to use more than just steel pans. I can boil a cup of water ln my steel pan faster than my microwave oven.

The aroma induction hot plate is a handy addition to our kitchen. We had to purchase a special pot (porcelain covered cast iron) to cook soup, but this hot plate works great. We also use our cast iron fry pans for all types of frying and sauteing. It does not cook the same way as electric and gas heat; more of a ‘tender’ heat. Scrambled eggs have a softer texture even though they are thoroughly cooked. I would definitely purchase it again.

Use the induction hot plate to boil pasta noodles and save space on the top of my stove to cook other things.

I’ve only had this since last week and it’s currently my primary cooking device. Bought it from home depot and paid a little more because amazon didn’t have it. For the price, i think it’s a good start for induction cooking if you’re new to it. I’ll start with the cons:the 1 setting might be a little too hot for simmering certain stuff. I’ve goat meat boiling at 1 right now and it cycles, just like most induction cookers do. Except at the 1 setting, it doesn’t come to a crazy boil – just 3 seconds at a soft boil and then 8 seconds at calm. If you’ve read reviews on amazon about induction cookware, you’ll know they do make noise. This is like the fridge noise. I find the noise was higher when i was using the frying pan but a lot less now with the stockpot.

Great technology, works very well. Amazed you can boil water to a full boil, pick up pan, and within seconds the unit is cool to the touch. Very efficient and so far after many many uses it is flawless.

Aroma Housewares 1.7 Liter (7-Cup) Stainless Steel Electric Water Kettle, Red : great buy!

The color is very stunning and fits nicely as decor in my kitchen. I was searching for a kettle that with automatic shutoff and with measurements for water. This one was beyond my expectations.

It is very noisy, somewhat slow, and gets dangerously hot to touch on the ouside. It’s good enough, but more money will probably get you something better.

It replace a plastic kettle which i dumped as the water started to have a ‘plastic’ taste, i suspect the bpa was starting to leach out. This is more expensive but it does have a switch and boils quite fast it does come in two parts, the kettle and the mount/charger base. I thought the manufacturer could have made it as one complete unit and save on material(plastics and metal) and priced it lower maybe.

I haven’t used electric kettles for a while but a recent trip to europe convinced me i should. I didn’t want one that had plastic around the water and this one, for the price, had the best reviews for an all metal container. I couldn’t be happier with it. For one cup of coffee the water’s ready just about as soon as i have the coffee and filter set up. The color, very true to the picture, is lovely.

  • Works Quickly, Well-Made, Easy To Use
  • A very good product – I like it and I would love it but for one thing
  • Our 2nd AROMA Electric Kettle

Aroma Housewares 1.7 Liter (7-Cup) Stainless Steel Electric Water Kettle, Red

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  • Large, 7-cup/1.7-liter capacity
  • Boils water at a cup-a-minute speed
  • Cordless pouring for easy serving
  • Automatically switches off when water boils
  • Easy-to-use, one-touch operation
  • Trigger-release lid opens with the push of a button

So far love this kettle, used it 2-3 times a day for a week, it warms water fast in 3-4 minutes, appears to be all stainless steel, but there is a small boiling detector (?) inside the kettle made out of hard plastic, it’s round about 1cm diameter, and the lid is plastic inside, but it does not touch the water, cool lead light on the switch. Nice red rich color, matches my kitchen.

We originally bought this to pair with our french press while we were living in our camper (4 months). When we moved into our house we loved the kettle/french press combo, we kept it. Works great, the numbers fade over time on the level indicator, but not a deal breaker for me. Heats relatively quick, obviously the more water in it, the longer it takes. I usually fill it to 4 and that’s perfect for 2 16 oz cups of coffee.

When i saw a red i said supper and bought it. The reviews were very accurate and helpful. Heats fast and it is a good size.

We had an older model for about ten years – used 6 to 8 times a day, 365 days a year (my wife loves her cup of tea). Eventually the switch broke. The current model has some improvements – the lid works on a trigger, avoiding steam burns. The anodized finish does not rust at the joints. The new switch is stronger and is lighted but it does not switch off automatically when the kettle is lifted – thus if you lift it when it is switched on the light goes out but it is not switched off – if you put it back again the power is still on. If you don’t notice it it will boil dry and the thermal overload switch will kick in. When it cools the switch is still on and it will heat up again until the thermal overload safety switch kicks off. If you are away for some time there is a risk of fire.

It has a water fill gauge on the side where the handle is, and a clearly marked minimum amount line. It heats up very quickly and usually takes around only 2-3 minutes to get boiling. No worries about watching to stop it either, since it turns off by itself once boiled. It is sturdy with a wide handle, and none of the components on mine have yet been worn down/broken. Plus, it has maintained its nice paint job. Did i mention i have had mine since 2014?. I am writing this review in 2016 after realizing i hadn’t written one for it, so i can vouch that it will function really well for a few years, and probably even longer. No regrets, it’s made getting tea and hot chocolate a breeze.

We had this kettle’s predecessor, and it was excellent too, until years into use, it began leaking through the seam in the bottom (we *do* have very hard water). I got this one because it was the same make and i loved the color, and i have to say i’ve been quite happy with it so far. It heats quickly – when it’s full of cold water, about 3-4″, which i think is pretty good for electric – it has a handy button operated flip top, and there’s a view window to see how much water is in there. My only very small criticism: the on/off lever on this one, unlike the previous model, doesn’t go off automatically when you remove it from the base, so after you pour, you have to remember to turn it off (or do it first). It’s a small thing and wouldn’t stop me from getting it again.

This pot is so pretty and works perfect. I gave as a gift for daughter who has a new kitchen. It is perfect in her new stainless and granite kitchen. This one is classy looking besides being a great kettle.

I got this when i noticed pieces of my tea kettle were in the bottom of my cup. This is all stainless steel so there is no plastic taste whatsoever. Looks cool on the counter as well.

We have been using this kettle for a couple of months now, several times a day, and it is working well. It is all metal, with the exception of the underside of the lid. So technically the plastic underside doesn’t touch the water, however the steam does collect and drip back down into the water in the kettle. Hopefully this piece is bpa free as claimed. The (very quiet) ding, which sounds when the water is boiled and switch clicks back to the ‘off’ position, does not always work. Overall the kettle is doing the job, is a nice color, and we like the button that pops up the lid automatically for easy fill up.

This electric kettle is so useful and affordable. I drink a lot of tea, and it boils water very quickly and it’s easy to open by pressing the little button on the handle. I bought another electric kettle before this one, and that did not have the one-touch button to open the lid which worried me for burning my hand from the steam when i open the lid by touching closer to the lid. I ended up returning that one and ordered this electric kettle.

Looks great in my kitchen and works like a charm. We use the tea kettle all day long, don’t have to worry if we are distracted, it turns off when boiling, just flip the switch and heat it up again.

This is the second one i have owned in 3 years. The older one worked fine, it was just getting a little grimey. It was time to replace so i did. I take this pot with me everywhere on trips.

This tea pot boils water just in secondsthe design is also so beautifulit makes my kitchen brighter and more fun withthis design and red color. Shipping was very fast,will buy more from this seller. Thank you for a great product.

Love the button to open the kettle lid (no need to get near the hot steam) and the blue glowing light is a nice indicator to show if it is on or not.

I got this for my basement apartment. I was looking for things a person could use that would be safe. This boils the water and then shuts off, so there is no way that a person could accidentally leave it going and burn it up. It is a simple device that works exactly as described, and the safety is worth the money.

Bought this for my teenage daughter who is away so she can have hot drinks whenever she wishes. I get frequent reports about the joys of hot coffee, chocolate, and tea, as well as the occasional reports of a scalded tongue.

I’m very pleased with this electric teakettle although i have not used it very long and don’t know how well it will hold up. I have so far only used it to boil the full seven cups it will hold. The teakettle is well formed and finished; it balances well in the hand even when filled to capacity and looks just as nice as the photo. It is easy to seat the teakettle on the base that you plug into the wall. I appreciate the separate base because my last electric teakettle did not have this feature and was heavier to pour from, not to mention tethered by the plug. The full seven cups of water boil in only a few minutes. When you turn it on, the switch illuminates with an attractive blue led. It turns off automatically when the water boils. There is a button at the top of the handle that releases the silver top to open so you don’t have to touch it. There is also an insulated spot on the silver top where you can put a few fingers to aid in pouring without getting burned.

My husband challenged me to a race – his cup in the microwave against my sweet red machine. Quiet, easy to fill and easy to clean, and a sparkling spot of color on the counter.

Aroma Housewares 8-Cup, keeps cooking rice

Is there a way we can get an inner lid alone ?.

Followed the instructions and it works perfectly. I got mine at walmart for twenty bucks, worth it.

As others have reported, ‘perfect rice, every time’.

Key specs for Aroma Housewares 8-Cup (Cooked) (4-Cup UNCOOKED) Cool Touch Rice Cooker & Food Steamer (ARC-614BP):

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  • Multi-functional use – Whether you are in the mood for a hearty jambalaya, steamed veggies and rice, or even a fluffy cake (Yes, cake!) you can accomplish it all with your ARC-614BP cooker. The possibilities are as creative as you are.
  • Capacity & Dimensions – The ARC-614BP is an 8-cup cooked capacity and measures 8.7″ x 8.5″ x 9.3″
  • User-friendly programming – This unit is also a proud member of our one touch mentality. These products are easy to use with one-touch operation that switches to Keep Warm automatically once cooking is finished, allowing you the freedom to take back your time instead of worrying while you cook.
  • Accessories – This pot-style rice cooker includes a non-stick inner pot, an aluminum steam tray, rice measuring cup, and a plastic rice spatula.
  • Perfectly prepares 2 to 8 cups of any variety of cooked rice
  • Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below
  • Simple, one-touch operation with automatic Keep-Warm
  • Great for soups, jambalaya, chili and so much more!
  • Easy-to-clean, nonstick removable inner pot
  • Includes Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula

Comments from buyers

“Love this product
, Four Stars
, Does the job!

Me gusta muy práctica para hacer mi arroz me ahorro tiempo para la cocinada del arroz 👍👍👍👍👍.

I needed something small and inexpensive to use until we got all of our household goods delivered after a cross country move.

Great, but definitely used one.

I don’t know where they get the ‘measure’ for the cup. It’s not 1 cup, probably closer to 3/4 c. I normally make brown basmati rice and there’s no good instructions for that. I haven’t been successful in making that. It seems to turn out either dry or soupy. It it’s not soupy, it tends to burn in one area of the bottom. I thought it would make my life easier and it hasn’t.

Works great–hope it will be useful to my college student in the dorm.

This new one replaced the one i had just like it. Very happy with this product.

Excellent cooker but steamer dish is small.

I got this rice cooker over eight years ago for my 21st birthday. Since then, i have gifted the same model twice and have converted my boyfriend into using one and not being able to live without it. Back then, it didn’t have the steamer basket included with it. Today, it’s been to multiple apartments, borrowed by friends, and is still going well in my first house. I use it weekly when rice is called for. You can get replacement parts from aroma’s website, as i had lost my condensation collector to my garbage disposal and lost the paddle and measuring cup. I was able to replace them all for a very affordable price (about $16 for a collector, paddle, cup, and the steamer basket) but the shipping will almost cost you the same price. So, be prepared to pay $14 shipping. In terms of use, it’s nice and quiet as it cooks rice perfectly in about 15-20 minutes. I enjoy putting in the rice, water, and a pinch of salt, push the button and walk away until you hear the somewhat loud click noise of it switching to warm.

However, the water keeps seeping out somewhere from the lid when it’s boiling.

Finally used it over the weekend. This is my second time purchasing it (i gave the 1st to a bestfriend of mine). I’m probably the only one in the world who can’t cook rice the regular way, so i bought this as a cheat. Does not disappoint, and i get tasty rice everytime.

Works great and was only $20.

Aroma Housewares AFD-615 5-Tier Rotating Food Dehydrator – fast

This dryer was one of the best things i have bought in a longtime. The one i had previous took twice as long to dry than this modeli made batches of jerkey and it was done in half the time of the old one. I think thats do to the rotation ofthe tiers,how long will it last is a matter of time i hope forever,if not i will purchase another.

I ordered this dehydrator to make beef jerky. I’ve made five or six batches so far, have liked the results, and have not experienced any problems. The instructions need to be improved though. While there is only one power setting (on or off), you have the option of creating vent space between stacked trays, or not having vent space. I can’t find anything in the instructions about when you would or would not want to increase the height of the stack to create vent space. This has lead to me experimenting, and getting wildly different dry times. I’m still not sure what the best way to do it is, but it does seem to have a big effect on drying time. All the batches have been dried properly, i just have no idea when they will be done.

All descriptions of electrical appliances should state the watts consumed and the area of shelf space. We want to buy the most efficient but only some include that information now. Here are the specifications for the Aroma Housewares AFD-615 5-Tier Rotating Food Dehydrator:

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  • Large capacity
  • Simple, one-touch operation
  • 5 rotating trays with automatic dual-rotation
  • Clear vented lid for easy monitoring
  • Great for trail mix, dried fruits and vegetables, beef jerky, custom potpourri, dried herbs and spices and so much more!
  • Includes 5 adjustable-height trays, 1 fruit roll sheet and 1 drying screen

I was hesitant to buy reading what some of the past reviewers had written but i feel like i did well here. The thing was well packed from the factory and amazon threw it in another box for good measure. That is why i like amazon they don’t mind adding a box if it will prevent a return. The dehydrator itself is a very simple and easy to use device, stack food you want to dry on the trays, hit the switch and watch it spin for 30 minutes in a hypnotic trance. (that last part is optional). It gets up to operating temp quickly and is relatively quiet. It has a blower and moving plastic parts people- it’s not silent. It was really squeaky at first but after running for a few hours it got much much quieter, can’t hear it running in the next room. The way people had said the trays were broken etc i expected part of the thing to be glass but all the parts are plastic.

This item was packaged well, arrived in one piece, and was easy to assemble. During use the blower isn’t really that loud, kind of sounds like a muffled hair drier. However, there is a serious fault with the item. The racks are rotated by a center pivot. The bottom tray locks into the the square pivot, and there is a series of wheels that it rests on so that the tiers can spin. On my unit, the pivot is slightly off center, which means that one side of the trays is loose from the bottom, and the other side is rubbing against the side of the bottom (which squeaks). At first, i thought that the tray was warped, but you can see that the pivot is off by 3-5 mm. Because when the trays rotate, they bind, which means that they stop rotating, and the food isn’t evenly dehydrated. The warm blower is only in part of the base, so if the machine stops, you will get a quarter of the tray dry, and the rest is still moist.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • My Older One Was Better Quality
  • nothing missing, nothing broken, works perfectly, making jerky right now!
  • Multiple Tiers (5) in this Food Hydrator

This was a gift to my dad; he really likes it, but it took 24hrs for it to fully cook his jerky. So, if you want a dehydrator specifically for jerky & don’t want to wait an entire day, get a dehydrator that has control settings on it.

Dried carrot pulp & parsley overnight. Comes with the fruit leather dry & a small mesh screen for drying things like herbs & carrot pulp.

This was a gift for my daughter who lives in another state. She and her friends have been having a great time making jerky, dried fruits and veggies for their camping trips.

Great way to preserve and store seasonal vegetables, fruits, and even frozen baggedvegetables. Can mix the array of veggies, fruits, depending upon your supply onhand when wanting to save and store foods for future rehydrating for quick meals. This is possible, using the aroma afd-615 5-tier rotating food dehydrator. Bigtrays for dehydrating large amounts of foods at once. Saving valuable time from repetative preparing, dehydrating, and cleaning of utensils. Packaging of this item was excellent and have no complaints with the way itfunctions. I did take a tip from another reviewer and put a little vegetable oilover the rotation part and have no ‘sqeaking sound’ at all. Now, i’m off to dehydrate some potatoes today.

Does a much nicer job of drying.

We have dried mushrooms (my wife is russian and knows the difference between good and bad mushrooms), made beef jerky and dried bananas and other fruit.

The trays are made of #7 plastic if i knew i would not purchase this. I am an organic vegan converting to raw and it makes no sense to eat food with bpa leeched into it =(. I am going to save up for an excalibur realizing this doesn’t really hold that much.

If it were not for the directions that come with this item it would be 5 star. I had to spend a lot of time finding how to use it on the internet. I find it almost useless at this time for drying fruit. Maybe i will get some more info to help me figure out how to do that. So far after cooking bananas and apples for over 20 hours each, i still do not get the desired results. Meat (beef) however comes out the way i like it.

I read the reviews on this product before purchasing and was a little skeptical noting the squeeking and the ‘easily breakable’ trays. I haven’t broken a tray yet, just be gentle with them. As for the squeek, try a little pam on the wheels under the bottom tray and the squeeks are gone. The only thing i would consider differently in the future is purchasing a unit with a built in timer.

I use this product rather often to make my special beef jerky. Mmmmmm the product works well and has caused no concerns or troubles. The only negative comment is that is a bit under powered for humid regions that only means longer drying times than you might expect).

I purchased this dehydrator from amazon back in 2011. I have since then, used this almost atleast 1 to 2 times monthly. There has yet to be any flaws with it. It arrived well packaged and everything was there. I immediately washed it and put it to use. I have made anything from deer jerkey, beef jerky, dried fruit and vegetables, to turkey, chicken, and buffalo jerkey. I am an avid hunter and use this quite often. The machine is simple to use with only one plug and a power button. The only downside to this dehydrator is that the bottom tray can only be used on the bottom. This is due to the notches it has to keep it turning.

I ordered this because i wanted to make jerky for my grandson who is serving in afghanistan. There is a family history of hypertension so i wanted to make sure he didn’t have too much sodium in the jerky i sent. This was a very easy way to do that because i could control the amount of salt used. This is easy to use and clean and the directions for use are easy to understand. The price is good and the shipping was well packaged and quick. The only down side i could see is that the instruction booklet did not include any recipes, but that was easily remedied by searching the web.

Originally bought the dehydrator for some serious jerky making, but the roomies have used it for fruit and veggies, too. Only thing is the trays are a pain to clean. I’m currently enjoying pieces from our fourth batch of beef jerky.

I have tried a lot of fruit and vegetable dryers but this one is the best. The constant rotation dries pretty evenly top to bottom. I still rotate the racks as the bottom dries faster but love that it is so fast. I’ll never buy one that is stationery again.

I have an aroma dehydrator that i love, but my bottom tray broke. Anyone know where to get more trays for this brand?.

I read a lot of reviews about this dehydrator before i bought it, and honestly most of them were very misleading. I got my dehydrator in perfect condition. It works awesome, and it’s very cheap. I have already made beef jerky and apple chips in my dehydrator. The first batch of jerky kinda sucked because i didn’t read the directions that come with the dehydrator, but the second batch was freaking awesome. I think that with this dehydrator you more then get your moneys worth.

Aroma Housewares AWK-321 Simply Stainless 7 Cup Electric Kettle – best so far

My daughter thinks it’s bulky and doesn’t look nice. On top of it, it doesn’t always shut down on its own. But this is the only all stainless steel pot of its kind that i could find after looking in the web for days and days. All the other ones that i had looked at have some form of plastic inside the pot and when they are filled the plastic would be submerged in the water. I don’t want any plastic (bpa free or not) boiling with the water that i would be drinking, and, like i said, this was the only all stainless steel pot that i could find. Therefore, in spite of its flaws, i’m giving it a 4 star.

This kettle is 100% stainless steel, and it works like a charm. Contrary to what another reviewer expressed, the underside of the lid appears to be stainless steel, not a chrome-type paint. I’ve owned the kettle for around 4 months now, and i’ve used it 3-5 times every weekday. I would definitely buy it again.

As many users who concerned about the plastic contacting with boiling water, i spend quite some time to search for a electric kettle with total stainless steal interior. I finally settle down with this aroma awk-321 simply stainless kettle. After daily use for around two years, the kettle reaches end of its life – the metal part for the lid fall apart from the lid. The lid had a problem that couldn’t close properly after about 9 months. They shipped me a replacement without any hassle. I managed to continue use it, at expense of longer auto-shut off delay, until today. I would give it 3 stars based on the quality, but 4th start for the customer service.

It works like any other electric kettle, auto-shuts off after it starts a roaring boil. The spout isn’t the best for controlling your pour, but for me it’s not bad enough to go looking for another product.

Hi, i ordered this kettle after reading all the reviews on all the kettles. This one has no plastic, is cool to the touch, and fast. But it looked huge on my counter. I previously had a tall stainless ge kettle, which though the same height was much narrower. This kettle is also very white, which i liked but it stood out too much on my black granite tops with stainless steel appliances. In a different environment i probably would have kept it. I ended up going out to stores to compare sizes and finishes of kettles and ended up buying the chefs choice 681 which is much smaller – about 2+ inches narrower for the same capacity.

I searched high and low for a modern looking electric kettle that has an interior with no plastics, heating elements or filters. While this kettle is ugly (in my opinion – minus 1 star), it is the only one with a cool touch exterior and all stainless interior and pour spout. It also has water level markings on the inside which is helpful. Since other reviewers had mentioned that the interior of the lid was chrome looking plastic, i contacted the manufacturer and asked about this specifically. The response i received:hello,thank you for contacting aroma housewares. The interior that comes in contact with the water is completely stainless steel including the underside of the lid and the pour spout. Please let us know if you have any other product questions. Thank you,aroma housewares[. customer service1-800-276-6286 option 1mon – fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm pstit looks like this kettle is the best option as long as you’re willing to sacrifice aesthetics. ]

  • All stainless steel and works great after 2 years
  • Lasted two years
  • So Far, So Good

And only one that is 100% stainless steel inside.

Well, as other reviewers have mentioned, the cap is plastic, but appears to be covered on the interior by some metallic/chrome finish. Sure, it would be nice to have a high-end all stainless kettle, but this is stainless on the interior everywhere else. It has the capacity for a large amount of water, as well. It remains cool on the outside (well insulated) and seems durable. We will re-post if the auto-shutoff fails at some point. But for now, it is working just as advertised and we are happy with it. ——————————update november 2013:still works great. No problems or failures whatsoever.

It is a little awkward-looking, but i bought it because of the double-wall construction which keeps the body cool to the touch, and the stainless steel interior so that the water comes into contact with zero plastic. However, after a few days of use, being boiled 4-5 times per day, the auto off switch became intermittent. It would boil until the handle became hot. We have to keep an eye on it now. I gave it a pass early on despite the obviously bad design on the spout, where it’s welded so separately from the body that water seeps and calcifies around the seam. Inside the spout where it joins the pour holes which act like a strainer, the spout collects water like a pocket. I think it’s time to return this. I would have done it sooner, except not long after it arrived, we went on vacation thereby delaying the return time. Back to using our old oster.

Boils water fast, pours easily. Great pot and no plastic anywhere all stainless steel.

I love this kettle, becuase it’s simple, inexpensive, all-steel which is what i was specifically looking for, and works like a charm with the button, as opposed to other expensive model i got a while ago, that i had to recycle because the most basic function didn’t work. The only reason for 4 stars above is the strange fact that it does not have a window to see the water level, otherwise it would’ve gotten all 5. But i’m looking past that since it works really well.

Features of Aroma Housewares AWK-321 Simply Stainless 7 Cup Electric Kettle

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  • #1 Electric Water Kettle Brand
  • Large, 7-cup/1.7-liter capacity
  • 100% stainless steel interior, cool-touch exterior
  • Cordless pouring for easy serving
  • Easy-to-use, one-touch operation with automatic shut-off

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This is the perfect electric kettle. It has a stainless steel interior, but the outside has a coating to keep it cool. No more burnt fingers from accidentally touching the pot. The healing element doesn’t touch the water so it won’t rust. Even when it’s full the pot heats water very quickly and the water stays warm for a long time without any fancy switches to keep a temperature.

Does a great job at what it’s supposed to do, boil water. The big advantage that this kettle has over the competition is the fact that its inside is completely covered in stainless steel, even the underside of the lid. This is a big plus for folks like me who are trying to minimize their exposure to chemicals leached from plastics.

This is an excellent kettle that, as advertised, is all stainless steel inside. As other reviewers mention, the top steel gets very hot when it’s coming to a boil, which is not a problem given the excellent handle that stays cool. People with young children or any one who might not be able to be cautious should take note. Six months into using it, th eight that indicates it’s own blew out, and there’s not way to fix it except to return the kettle to the company. The mechanism that automatically turns off always works, but it has always seemed to come to a long boil before it does.

Little loud when water is getting hot.

A bit larger than what i wanted but it is all stainless and insulated which is what i did want . I love the 360 rotation and the cordless aspect when i pour. The on / off switch is great as the last two i had, i had to plug it in and unplug it when heating water.

Only issue i have is that the handle gets very hot but otherwise good product.

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I have had my kettle for exactly two years, and today the lid refused to close. The only way to keep it closed now is to weight it down, and i don’t think i want to do that. Given the scarcity of entirely stainless electric kettles, i may buy another. I’m not crazy about the way it looks, and as others have noted, the handle gets quite hot, but i did get two years out of mine before i had a problem.

Bought april 2014 and no longer works today, august 17, 2016. Not too bad, but i will be replacing it with secura swk-1701db stainless steel double wall electric water kettle, 1.

I don’t normally post product reviews, because quite frankly, most products are not good enough nor do they impress me enough to take the time to write a review. However, when a product is good and does live up to my expectations, i like to let the company and other consumers know about it. I have had this kettle for 15 months now and i just love it. I wanted to replace my stainless steel stove top kettle with an electric kettle. I like my stove top kettle, especially because it was all stainless steel, but it took an age to heat up. So i began to research electric kettles. I wanted a stainless steel interior, no water window (a place where a leak could potentially develop in my opinion) and a kettle that would be cool to the touch when in use. It blends beautifully with my kitchen as i have white appliances and brushed nickel faucets.

All stainless, no plastic on the inside. Very happy with it until the lid or should i say the stainless underneath the lid fell off. I’ve only had it since 2015. I am not thrilled right now.

This is an excellent electric kettle. There are no plastic parts inside the kettle that will touch the water inside the kettle. The bottom of the lid is also made of metal.

My wife and i looked high and low for an all stainless interior on a water kettle, and this fit that requirement. It heats water quickly and shuts itself off a little while after it comes to a boil. 7 liter capacity, and a plastic exterior. My only dislike is the plastic exterior, as it wont wear the years as well as a more durable material like stainless steel would. Nevertheless, it’s a keeper.

Large, 7-cup/1.7-liter capacity

I’ve had this kettle for about two years and use it daily at my office. I wanted something that is plastic-free and this is it. The kettle boils water quickly and it’s still like new. Ignore the one-star review from september 2014 that says the kettle has a hole where boiling water comes in contact with plastic–that’s wrong. The referenced hole is only a 1/4 inch across and it’s way up next to the hinge of the lid. The fill line is inches below that. When the miniscule amount of steam that reaches that little hole condenses, it drips into the handle, not the pot. This is one of my best appliance purchases ever.

(i’ve had it for three weeks). It heats quickly, no plastic inside as advertised, and is cool to the touch on the outside. I’ve not had any rust problems either, although i do empty residual water out and leave the lid open at night to keep it dry when not in use.

I finally found this totally stainless electric kettle and purchased it from bed, bath and beyond since it was cheaper there. This is the review i wrote for it: this is the first 100% stainless electric kettle i’ve found after years of searching. There is no plastic or silicone to leach out any dangerous chemicals. I contacted aroma’s customer service and they said the stainless steel used is all 304 stainless including the spout and underside of the lid. The outside and handle stay cool, only the band of metal on the top gets hot, but you wouldn’t normally touch there. It is loud when it first starts to heat, but it does heat pretty quickly and then shuts itself off. I’ve now had this kettle for several months and have not had any problems at all.

Searched for a long time for a plastic free electrical kettle. Found a lot of them that claimed to be plastic free but after further research they were not. After inspecting this one upon arrival i was happy to find this one to be plastic free.

100% stainless steel interior, cool-touch exterior

Cordless pouring for easy serving

Aroma Housewares 20-Cup – Still works like new.

I’ve cooked rice, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli & asparagus, they all came out delicious. So far, besides my blender, my next best utensil.

Very nice rice cooker true in colorhighly recommend.

Purchased for my brother-in-law for christmas; he loved it so much he even wrote me a thank you card. Thinking of getting one for myself it works so well. Here are the specifications for the Aroma Housewares 20-Cup:

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  • Perfectly prepares 4 to 20 cups of any variety of cooked rice
  • Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below
  • Simple, one-touch operation with automatic Keep-Warm
  • Great for soups, jambalaya, chili and so much more!
  • Full-view tempered glass lid
  • Includes Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula

It is very good for first 6 months but after that its not working – not sure why its not.

Easy to use and so much of a difference in taste for rice. I will never go back to boil in a bag.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Five Stars
  • Have to keep a eye on it has it wouldn’t cook the rice

Awesome rice maker,very simple to use.

Great was able to cook 5 cups of dry rice. Texture of rice and cooking time were excellent.

Used it for almost 10 months.

Very beautiful rice cooker, fits in my small kitchen and does not take up a lot of space.

Thanks a real good product for the money.

Look very fashion in my kitchen, everything is red.

Works awesome–cooks brown rice perfectly (follow water/rice recommendations in the little booklet that comes with it–also in a little chart that you can keep with the pot or taped inside a cabinet for easy access). Don’t forget to add a cube or two of bouillon (we love celifibr veg chicken. And we’ve tried all the veg bouillons around). Then stir in a little earth balance. The steamer basket couldn’t be easier to use. Just sprinkle on some organic frozen veggies, set the basket on the rim over the rice and water, put on the lid, and press the button. When done, top the rice with the veggies and the veggies wih progresso lentil for protein-packed ‘gravy’. And requires about five minutes total attention from you. Other than the 45 seconds it takes to polish off the plate when it’s done. ; >to summarize: rice pot good.

When i started using this cooker i really like it but since i’ve had it for 9 months it has been turning to warm setting when rice hasn’t been cooked. It started to do this about 2 months ago. I have to keep a eye on it to switch it back to cook almost every time i use it.

Good quality and love the color though plastic steam basket is a bit disappointing.

It appears to be a good product & cooks rice fast.

I am so very glad that i have this product. Most of the time, i even look forward to cooking with it. It cooks barley and other grains as well. I have as yet to try oatmeal with it. I do let it soak before cleaning it. Cooking oil actually helps with this product both for cooking and cleaning up afterward. It takes about an hour for the food to cook, i don’t use the steamer.

Aroma Housewares Professional 20-Cup : this rice cooker exceeds expectations

We love our rice cooker plus it has so many other different options you can use it for.

The only down side i see is that it doesn’t have a removable lid. So it is not that easy to clean the lid.

This is my first rice cooker and its a winner. Cooks perfect white or brown rice. Works great as a slow cooker. Even cooks great banana bread.

This is a need for everyone. Great product does exactly what it says.

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  • Works everytime
  • We love our rice cooker plus it has so many other

Aroma Housewares Professional 20-Cup (Cooked) (10-Cup UNCOOKED) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel Exterior (ARC-2000A)

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  • Perfectly prepares 4 to 20 cups of any variety of cooked rice
  • Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below
  • Easy-to-use, programmable digital controls with automatic Keep-Warm and White Rice, Brown Rice, Steam, Quick Rice and High/Low Slow Cook functions
  • 15- hour Delay Timer for flexible meal planning
  • Includes Recipe Booklet, Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula

I travel a lot with my husband and in our hotel room i use this little cutie to cook hotstews. Soups, it’s great as a slow cooker, steamer, rice cookersave us money when in hotels.

Excellent addition to my kitchen.

Cooks rice perfectly every time. I use a mix of brown and bblack rice with lentils in it. It also does well as a crock pot and can cook a big roast much more quickly. Better than a low crock pot.

Cooks evenly, but a little slower than my other aroma rice cooker.

Had one before for a long time. Bought this same model, slightly updated. I like the larger size because i like to make a lot of rice and then freeze portions. I had no problems with the last one, sans a little browning on the bottom. This time i read that a rice washing bowl helps reduce fine starch particulates, therefore reducing browning on the bottom. I bought the inomata japanese rice washing bowl with side and. (i like that little kitchen gadget).

It is nice and big about the same foot print as our old one , which had a good long run- over 5 years was still working fine but the non-stick liner wore out, but taller and holds more. Only had it for about 3 months but it works like a champ so far.

Love this multipurpose appliance. Rice cooker, steamer, slow cooker = happy working mom. The keep warm feature makes this different from a crockpot. It stops cooking at a set time and then switches to warm.

Yes, it fill my expectation. I have two and i am going to buy another. For cook i do not use another thing. This is the first time using rice cooker and is fabulous. I have two sisters that for long time ago they used the rice cooker and both of them always said to use the rice cooker. And i am going to buy three more one for each of my sister one for my daughter. I am doing promotion for these arc 2000a profecional to every friend and family a nd they like it.

Delivery was on time, product intact. I used it for the first time just with white jasmine rice. The rice was beautifully tender and fluffy, i’d soaked it for 30mins and rinsed prior to cooking. I’m going to try regular long grain next time. So far i’m very pleased, thank you aroma and amazon 😃.

However, parts on the lid/handle already broken.

Saves me time, and helps me eat healthier.

I use this rice cooker everyday and makes perfect rice every time. I love the delay feature, i was worried the rice will be mushy but it came out perfect. I made a sweet rice cake (biko) using the delay feature and brown rice setting and it came out perfect, no stirring and no burnt bottom. It will be fun experimenting with different rice recipes with this cooker.

I like it very much, it is really practical.

Was looking for a rice cooker and found this gem. I have also used it’s steam feature on chicken, which was great. The chicken came out moist and juicy. I used the crock pot feature to make cornbeef and cabbage for st. Patricks day and it turned out wonderful. The price i paid was a great deal for this 3 in 1 kitchen appliance. Would recommend this product to friends and family.

I have really enjoyed this and have bought any as gifts.

All the settings work appropriately for each type of rice. I use it almost daily for rice and quinoa and also for slow cooking party favorites.

Cook rice chicken and veggies in steamer insert in 20 min one pot magic machine.

Recently got this throu’ amazon.

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Love my rice cooker, its fast and every batch of rice comes out just how i like it.

Well i,m not a big rice eat works fine looks nice well see how long it last the rice cooker lasted 15 year my wife thinks the rice she cooks in this one taste different then the old rice cooker i think it,s the same if it,s a 10 dollar or 300 dollar rice cooker it just cooks rice rice and slow cooks works fine.

Here are the specifications for the Aroma Housewares 20-Cup:

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  • Multi-Functional Use – Whether you are in the mood for a hearty jambalaya, steamed veggies and rice, or even a fluffy cake (yes, cake!) you can accomplish it all with your ARC-900SB cooker. The possibilities are as creative as you are.
  • Nutritious & Delicious – 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 guaranteed family favorite.
  • Capacity & Dimensions – The ARC-900SB has a 20-cup cooked capacity yielding anywhere from 4 to 20 cups of cooked rice and measures 11.6″ x 11.6″ x 12.1″ inches
  • User-friendly Programming – This product is also a proud member of our simple one touch technology. The cooker is incredibly simple to operate using our user-friendly digital panel that switches to Keep Warm automatically once cooking is finished allowing you the freedom to take back your time instead of worrying while you cook.
  • Accessories – This rice cooker includes a non-stick inner pot, rice measuring cup, and a plastic rice spatula.
  • Capacity: yields up to 20-cup of cooked rice
  • Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below
  • Simple, one-touch operation with automatic Keep-Warm
  • Great for soups, jambalaya, chili and so much more!
  • Easy-to-clean, nonstick removable inner pot
  • Includes Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula

I’ve bought this unit since sept 2009, it worked perfectly and still working like new now. Everything is made of high quality and is similar to other rice makers out there. It seems like you are just angry that you were unlucky and received a defective unit which you can easily send back for a replacement.

I bought a rice cooker thinking it would be less of a mess and quicker. It can still be messy and it is slow and it keeps turning off.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good quality and fast cooking
  • GOOD DEAL!
  • GREAT rice cooker!!!

Cooks quicker than most and always perfect. Steamer tray adequate, but i wish it was a little deeper, as anything you are going to steam ‘must’ fit within its space. There is little to no extra room on top.

Love it works after 4 years just fine.

I bought this rice cooker for my wife and we were both amazed at how fast this cooker works. The rice was perfectly cooked, and the cooker is very easy to clean and maintain. Would definately reccomend this appliance to any one needing or thinking about a rice cooker. I did have some questions about cleaning the cooker and received excellent response from their customer service depaertment.

I had a larger rice cooker but when the kids moved out,i needed something a bit smaller. This is the perfect rice cooker. I measure 2 cups with the included cup. Fill with water up to the 2 cup line,close lid and press the button.Comes out perfect every time. I have had this rice cooker for about two years and it still works great. It also comes with a steamer basket for vegetables and a plastic scooper for serving the rice. This scooper is nice because the inside is non stick so the plastic doesn’t leave scratches. The rice comes out easily,leaving a simple rinse as your only clean up :).

Aroma Housewares AEW-305 Electric Wok – Awesome!!

Bought as a gift but we opened it and it’s very very well made.

Wished the plug-in would come off to wash.

The best wok or cooking ware i had ever own. Easy to carry outside and cook outdoor, especially when i fry something. I wouldn’t want the fry smell to stay in my house.

With this wok, i tend to be creative. The food looks good and taste great. Now i eat more vegetables and less meat. This wok won’t last forever. But when the time comes, i’ll purchase a new one.

What can i say about this wok?. Its huge so i have a lot of room to stir fry my foods, it heats up to a nice hot temp to make sure my veggies cook quickly and stay crisp. I have been wanting a good wok for a long time, and i have found it.

Would prefer a removable electric unit, didn’t realize that it was part of the wok, so makes it more difficult to clean.

  • Missed opportunities
  • Very happy with this purchase
  • Love this wok!

I’m still learning how to adjust the temperature to what food i’m cooking. Only downside is you can’t detach the power cord to wash this wok. It’s not the most durable but gets the job done.

I like that the wok is easy to clean as it has a non-stick surface. I like that it heated up quickly. Its easy to use and i may find myself using most days.

Heats up super fast and very easy to clean.

Bought this as a gift for an ungrateful friend but they love it. They wouldn’t tell me they love it but they told everyone and it got back to me. Still going strong for years. Highly recommended piece of cookware.

I have an electric range that was never going to get hot enough for asian inspired cooking. This is now my go to tool in the kitchen. I use it 4-5 times a week since receipt and it works like a charm.

Features of Aroma Housewares AEW-305 Electric Wok, Black

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  • A classic must-have – the classic Dome-shape lid is perfect for any type of stir-fry, saute or simmer! The wide, Convex curve allows for excellent heat circulation for any dish you throw its way.
  • Nonstick coating – the smooth, nonstick coating allows for an effortless cooking experience Every time! No mess, no fuss. Just delicious food.
  • Spacious capacity – with two different size options (aew-305 at 7Q and AEW-306 at 5Q) you are sure to always have enough space for your creative cooking endeavors.
  • Large 7 quart capacity with high domed lid
  • Rapid heat-up with consistent heat retention
  • Full-range temperature control
  • Durable nonstick coating
  • Cool-touch base and handles

From the manufacturer

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Striving to design and distribute a line of products that enhance and enrich lives.

Electric Wok

This sleek metal wok from Aroma is designed to heat up quickly and retain its extreme heat as you cook; sealing in the flavor of your foods for professional results, every time. Full range temperature controls give great versatility. To make clean-up as easy as operation, the inside of the wok and domed lid are nonstick coated. Not just for stir-fry, it’s also great for braising, steaming, and tempura. It’s everything you need to make all your favorite modern and traditional Asian foods.

A Classic Must-Have

The classic dome-shape design is perfect for any type of stir-fry, saute or simmer! The wide, convex curve allows for excellent heat circulation for any dish you throw its way.

Nonstick Coating

The smooth, nonstick coating allows for an effortless cooking experience every time! No mess, no fuss. Just delicious food.

Spacious Capacity

With two different size options (AEW-305 at 7Q and AEW-306 at 5Q) you are sure to always have enough space for your creative cooking endeavors.

AEW-305 AEW-305 ASP-137
Capacity 7 Quart 5 Quart 3 Quart
Functions Temperature dial control (low – high) Temperature dial control (1-10) Precise temperature control (300/350/400/450F)
Cooking Pot Shape Inverted dome shape Inverted dome shape Flat round with raised ridges
Accessories N/A Long wooden chopsticks (for deep fry), tempura rack, steam rack N/A

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How do we design products that enhance, enrich and make life easier for others? Simple. We listen to the ones that matter most — our customers. That’s how we’re able to provide products that are convenient, unique, innovative, and valuable. Ultimately, it’s how we provide products that offer life enriching experiences for our customers and their families-fostering greater harmony in the world we all share. Aroma’s core values stem from an unrelenting desire to create products that make your life easier, a whole-hearted dedication to the community and a focus on fostering meaningful and lasting relationships with others.

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The wok was nice, but the handle for the lid was very cheap and broke extremely easily, had to figure out a way to make my own handle.

I loved be cooking in this wok. It’s a great product, has held up to repeated use, and makes for great dinners with friends while you cook at the table instead of over at the stove.

Had it for 5 years and still works great. We don’t use it that often but it has held up well and cooks well.

Just what i ordered and it arrived on time an in excellent packing and condition. Super easy to use and it works great. Since it is not submersible, it is a bit cumbersome to clean.

Left it outside in the rein, fallen, burnt stuff to it and it’s still working.

I’ve only used this item once. I’m not really very fond of it, i think i’m just very used to the ‘old’ wok, the electric wok is not as easy to control at the old wok on the gas stove is. . Not sure what i’m going to do with it, if im gonna keep it or.

A classic must-have – the classic Dome-shape lid is perfect for any type of stir-fry, saute or simmer!

Since you can’t immerse it in water, it makes it very difficult to clean, and the immovable cord makes it even more awkward. It would it have made it easier to have a removable cord. Even though you still couldn’t immerse it, at least you wouldn’t have to worry about the cord accidentally getting in the sink. This will certaingly not get used as often as i had planned to.

I received this as a christmas present. This is my second electric wok. I am still learning how to use the various levels of heat.

Easy to use works great and i strongly recommend it.

It works very well and is easy to use and clean. Just remember to unplug it before you try to move it to the sink. Especially when it still has food in it. Also, would love to see a 15′ tempura rack to fit this model. A 14′ will not work and very slightly scratched the non-stick coating when i tried to use it. Other than that, i am very pleased with the product.

Heats up quickly and i love the non-stick surface. Very pleased with this product.

The wok was delivered on time, but the base was bent so lid didn’t fit correctly. The good news was that the metal it is made with is thin and bendable, so we could reshape it. This was a gift for my mother and she didn’t want me to return it. I think if it had been for myself, i would have returned it for a different product.

Nonstick coating – the smooth, nonstick coating allows for an effortless cooking experience Every time! No mess, no fuss.

This thing is great for cooking in. I’ve cooked shrimp, chicken and pork in it. Use it about 3 times a month. Makes enough left overs for almost a week.

Love this wok, it gets hot really fast, and cleans up easy, and your food won’t stick.

This wok is a great size and it really heats up fast. I love the non-stick surface, just make sure you don’t use metal utensils. It really gets the job done.

This electric wok was everything i had hoped for and more. It now has a permanent place on top of my stove and i use it almost every day. It was the crowning glory at my recent chinese new year party. The 6 quart capacity easily held 2 pounds of yakitori noodles. With a bit of sesame oil it sauteéd the chicken pieces beautifully. I chose this electric style because i cannot use a traditional wok on a glasstop stove. I was so thrilled with the way the non-stick coating prepared a variety of recipes that i ordered another one to give to my son for his birthday. Finally, cleanup is a total breeze. Aroma housewares electric wok is a pleasure to cook with and a must have for the serious cook.

Bday gift for my sister she uses it all the time.

This is a great addition to our cookware. We have had for a while now and not one problem has arose.

Nice looking appliance, but i miss the temperature settings on the dial, like my old one had. I want to know if i’m cooking at 350 or 400, not just ‘low, medium, or high. ‘ also, my old one had a red light that glowed when it was on.

Spacious capacity – with two different size options (aew-305 at 7Q and AEW-306 at 5Q) you are sure to always have enough space for your creative cooking endeavors.

First off i was shocked at the price of this product. Now remember though its not going to be thick and heavy. Usually when you are purchasing pans/woks/pots for a cheap price its usually thinner then the other products for a higher price. They need to cut corners somewhere to give you the cheap price. However, with that said the wok is huge and a plus side is that it has a max fill line. I just received it at the door and took it out right away. It is non stick so you dont need to worry about using excessive oil. I plugged it in and turned it to max heat and let me tell you this thing got hot very quickly.

The wok works well for small batches. A few improvements would have made it much better:1. It is hard to stir and toss foods such as rice without spilling them out of the wok. Although the handles stay cool, the screws that hold them to the hot brackets are not recessed enough to keep them away from your fingers. The temperature dial is too close to the hot bowl, so it is difficult to turn it without singeing a finger on the bowl. The dial is hidden under the edge of the bowl, so it is hard to see what setting you have chosen. For experienced cooks, having temp settings on the dial and an up-to-temp light would be very much appreciated. The fact that the cord cannot be detached may have safety advantages, but it is an inconvenience for cleaning.

Has thicker metal, than ones i have had before, owned two other electric woks. Definitively gives you control of the temperature.

This wok is the most used appliance in my kitchen. Its big enough for family dinners and nice enough to use as a serving dish and keeps food warm as well. A great price point for a good quality product. The non-stick coating keeps food from sticking (even burnt on food ).

Got this for the gf’s grandma to replace the one she had before. Works wellthe shipping got delayed due to the holidays but it came in time.

My electric stove never got hot enough to heat a wok properly. This wok does the job wonderfully. Clean up is easy, i am a happy consumer.

Large 7 quart capacity with high domed lid

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.

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  • 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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