If you are looking for a rice cooker that cooks rice well without all the bells and whistles of an expensive model, the Aroma 20-Cup Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker ARC-150SB will fit your needs, reviewers say. In addition, this rice cooker steams vegetables and meats, and works as a slow cooker. The programmable slow-cook function can be set for two to 10 hours.
One-pot meals. The Aroma 20-Cup Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker ARC-150SB consistently receives high praise for cooking white and brown rice well. It has digital controls for white rice, brown rice, slow cook, steam and keep-warm, and it has a programmable 15-hour delay timer. When cooking is finished, the cooker switches to the keep-warm function. The ARC-150SB comes with a steamer tray that can be used to steam vegetables or meats at the same time the rice is cooking, and it can also be used to prepare soups, stews, stocks, gumbos and other dishes. The programmable slow-cook function can be set for up to 10 hours.
Nonstick pot makes cleanup easy. Cleanup is easy with the Aroma 20-Cup Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker ARC-150SB's nonstick inner cooking pot, but some consumers complain that the lid does not detach. The rice cooker's digital controls are easy to set, and many consumers say they appreciate the delay timer, which allows them to set the cook time when they leave home so their food is ready when they return. A measuring cup is included.
Makes 4 to 20 cups of rice. The Aroma 20-Cup Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker ARC-150SB has the capacity for 2 to 10 cups of dry rice, which makes 4 to 20 cups of cooked rice, and it weighs 5 pounds. The Aroma ARC-150SB has a one-year warranty.
Bestcovery.com ranks the Aroma ARC-150SB as a Best Pick, noting that it can cook rice and steam food. The review is brief and noncomparative; it's just an overview of the rice cooker's features with no mention of testing.
Review: Best Food Steamer, Mandy Slake, Jan. 24, 2013
This enthusiast site reviews a number of rice cookers, including the Aroma ARC-150SB. The reviewer says it's a great choice for families, but it's not as easy to use as other rice cookers.
Review: Aroma ARC-150SB 20 Cup Rice Cooker Review, "Lei", Not dated
The Aroma 20-Cup Digital Cool-Touch ARC-150SB receives an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on more than 200 reviews by Amazon.com contributors. Consumer reviewers consistently sing this rice cooker's praises. They say it cooks rice well and steams vegetables and meats also.
Review: Aroma ARC-150SB 10-Cup (Uncooked) 20-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Black/Silver, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2013
The Aroma ARC-150SB receives an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on nearly 100 consumer reviews. Owners say it cooks well, and they are very satisfied with it. One reviewer said it can replace a slow cooker. Some say they wish the lid was detachable for easier cleaning.
Review: Aroma 20-Cup Fuzzy Logic Programmable Rice Cooker and Steamer, Stainless Steel, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of July 2013