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The Aroma ARC-914SBD is an 8-cup rice cooker that doubles as a food steamer, giving you the convenience of preparing your whole dish with one simple kitchen appliance. Its cooking capacity ranges from 2-8 cups of cooked rice, with the included steamer tray cooking meat and vegetables at the same time.
If you’re tired of adding some butter and oil into your rice to keep it from burning at the bottom of your cooking pot this cooker is for you. It comes with programmable digital controls as well as an automatic “Keep-Warm” mode that comes handy for white and brown rice. Also included in the package is a food steamer tray, a measuring cup for rice as well as a serving spatula.
Ease to use automated feature set
For easy rice cooking and food steaming at home, the Aroma ARC-914SBD is among the best choices you can get in the market. With a removable non-stick pot and inscribed measurements on the inside, it is now easier than ever to know how much water to use depending on the contents to be prepared. Surprisingly, while the inside of the pot holds lots of heat and pressure, the outside remains cool to the touch.
Plus, it has a digital front panel with a timer that you can use to delay the start of cooking/steaming of your dishes. The control panel is simple to use, with only three buttons can even first users can master in a few minutes.
One of the features I love on this cooker is the Delay Time feature that offers flexibility in cooking, in a way that you can prepare healthy even when on a busy schedule. For instance, you can place the rice in the cooker in the morning and schedule the start of cooking to a time when you are ready. Once the rice is cooked, the cooker automatically switches to Keep-Warm mode, meaning it will be warm when you finally decide to serve it.
Functional and attractive for the modern kitchen
In case you need a rice cooker that takes up less space on your kitchen counter, the Aroma ARC-914SBD is one of the relatively small cookers you can find out there. In addition to being a super-space saver, it is a perfect fit for a couple or a small family who never have to cook so much rice.
The removable inner cooking pot makes for easy cleaning with hot water and soap. This cooker also has a steam vent and a condensation collector that easily snaps on and off hassle free. More information about cleaning the appliance is contained in the instruction booklet, it also details on how to cook your rice.
You also get step-by-step guides for steaming different foods as well as recommended amounts of water for different types of foods, thanks to an included measuring cup and the water levels inside the removable pot.
Overall, the Aroma ARC-914SBD rice cooker is an excellent kitchen companion for busy couples or small families who need a do-it-all appliance over anything else. It doesn’t have any unique feature to separate it from the other rice cookers in the market, but the fact that it is easy to use and the automated functions work as they should counts for much.
As with many cookers, however, you might be required to either stir the rice or tend it after the cooking cycle but it’s a small price to get a functional appliance that’s easy to use. That notwithstanding, the Aroma ARC-914SBD rice cooker and steamer is among our top picks for the average home cook. In fact, you should not be surprised that this is the best sub-$50 cooker you’ll get for yourself.
Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD 2-8-Cups (Cooked) Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel
$29.92 in stock
7 used from $23.06