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Aroma ARC-616SB Rice Cooker Review

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Best low cost fuzzy logic rice cooker. Sensor Logic® technology for auto-regulation with the help of an board microcomputer that acts as the brain of the device. Multifunctional with built-in options for various cooking techniques. Easy-to-use with one-touch digital controls. Easy to clean with removable dishwasher safe inner pot and other nonelectric accessories. The only hitch is that the delay feature works only on rice settings, not oatmeal and other options.

Aroma Housewares Professional (6 Cup uncooked rice resulting in 12 Cup Cooked rice)There is nothing than can beat the aroma of freshly cooked rice. I can’t forget the soothing aroma of steamed rice coming out of my mom’s kitchen. Even, today, I want to linger on that flavor and long for it like anything. Cooking rice is the first and easiest lesson for any beginner cook, though it is a bit tricky and at the same time need a kind of knack to get things the right way. Cooking rice in a conventional manner requires continuous monitoring in order to cook it to perfection. Electric rice cookers make things easier by automating the whole process of temperature and time setting, thus requiring minimal involvement from your side. All you need to do is to just measure the rice, put it in the cooker with measured amount of water, and set it to cook. Once the rice is cooked, the cooker automatically switches off or goes into keep warm mode till the cooker is plugged out.

Aroma ARC-616SB 12-Cup Professional Rice Cooker is a multi-functional rice cooker with 8 different settings for cooking. It is not just a rice cooker but a slow cooker and a steamer as well. With 12 cups of cooked rice capacity, the cooker makes pretty decent amount of rice in one go. Digitally controlled time and temperature settings of the device offers convenient hassle free one-touch cooking.

Being equipped with a steam tray, the Aroma ARC-616SB 12-Cup Professional Rice Cooker, Food Steamer and Slow Cooker works as a 2-tier cooking device with provisions for cooking rice at the bottom while your vegetables will be steamed up in the upper storey. The device boasts 8 different cooking settings for a variety of rice either white rice or brown rice and have options for oatmeal, soups, and cake preparations. The keep warm function keeps the dish warm until the device is unplugged or the dish is served, thereby saving the loss of moisture and nutrition as it happens when the cooked food is reheated. The “sauté then simmer function” offers high heat for browning while sautéing, and it automatically switches to simmer mode with the addition of stock or any other liquid. The cooker also boasts the feature of 15-hour timed delay for serving hot steaming rice when desired.

The device is compact and elegant in appearance. Rugged stainless steel finish with silver and black colored exteriors aesthetically blends with any kitchen theme. With dimensions of 14 x 10.8 x 8.9 inches and weight of not more than 6.2 pounds, the appliance is ideal to be used on the service counter or on the buffet table and can also be carried if you don’t want to miss your favorite food on the go. Besides serving as an all in 1 device, the cooker comes with all necessary accessories like steam tray, rice measuring cup, and serving spatula for instant use.

Aroma rekindles the childhood memories of home kitchen and family time. A multipurpose, multifunctional rice cooker amazes me first with its technologically advanced cooking power and second with its unbelievable easy on the pocketbook price. It is really astonishing to get such an extraordinary device with plenty of in-built progressive features at the dime of a dozen. By and large, the cutting-edge technology and the gratification offered by Aroma is unsurpassable.

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