The aroma of freshly cooked rice can please even the most pickiest food eater. I can’t forget the subtle hint of steamed rice emanating from my mom’s kitchen. Even, today, I want to linger on that flavor and long for it like anything. I am not the one who desires a lavish meal each day, but a plate of hot steaming rice with simmering beef stew can mesmerize me like anything.
Steaming vegetables, slow cooking beef stew, or even enjoying a bowl of aptly cooked fluffy rice after coming back home is not a dream any longer, as Aroma ARC-616SB is here to amaze us with its high-tech multifunctional cooking potentiality.
Being equipped with a steam tray, the 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 only 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 along 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 the necessary accessories like steam tray, rice measuring cup, and serving spatula for instant use.
Pros and Cons
- Best low-cost fuzzy-logic rice cooker. Sensor Logic technology for auto-regulation with the help of an on-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, of the cooker, works only on rice settings, not on oatmeal and other options.
Aroma rekindles the childhood memories of home kitchen and family time. The 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.