Aroma APC-805SB, Professional Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker 8 Cup (cooked) 4 Cup (uncooked), Silver
This Aroma APC-805SB Rice Cooker – Multi-Cooker has pressure technology build in which means no need to wait for the rice to be ready.
Your rice will be ready much sooner than the old fashion way.
And not only your rice will be perfectly cooked in this cooker. Also your soup, meat, beans and/or poultry comes out great.
The very popular Delay Timer, Slow Cook and Steam functions are some of the options which make the Aroma APC-805SB an absolute winner in your kitchen.
And spending less time in the kitchen means more time with your loved ones.
- Delay timer function up to 15 hours.
- Sauté-then-Simmer, Slow Cook and Steam functions.
- Cooks up to 8 cups (cooked) white and brown rice way better and faster.
- The seal is very easy to clean.
- More than 6 safety features!
- Including preset programs for poultry, beef and beans.
- Comes with a ladle, a measuring cup, a steam rack and a serving spatula.
- Up to 70%!! faster cooking, thanks to its Pressure Technology.
“I think this is a great cooker. It heats fast, cooks fast, takes not much space and is even great to look at. I already have a bigger one for years, but this smaller rice cooker is easier for cooking less rice. I’m very enthusiastic about this Aroma Rice Cooker.”
“I once gave this cooker to my sister in Cuba, and she loved it. As it is very easy to clean after using it.”
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 10.2 x 10.6 inches
Item Weight: 6.95 pounds
Shipping Weight: 8.45 pounds
Manufacturer: Aroma Housewares
Our Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker Review:
For a very long time, we have sought after a mid-size rice cooker which is not too bulky for the sake of carrying around and large enough to carry substantial amounts of rice.
A lot of the rice cookers which befitted the above description were either too expensive or were awful at what they were built for- cooking rice.
We were almost giving up on the search for the perfect midsized quality rice cooker until we came across the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker.
Not only did it tick all our boxes, but it also exceeded our expectations thanks to its plethora of innovative features and revolutionary technology.
So what made us fall head over heels for this rice cooker? Having used the cooker for close to two months, cooked more than 300 cups of rice, here is our personal review of the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker and why we love it;
As the name of this cooker suggests, it uses pressure cooker technology to cook up rice and this in itself is very innovative.
The pressure technology not only makes cooking in this rice cooker more than 70% faster than the conventional cooking technology, but the resulting rice is also better in texture and all the original flavors and aroma of the rice are retained.
At the heart of the rice cooker, is a microcontroller with a lot of preset programs aimed at making your cooking easier and hassle-free.
The programs include tailored programs for beans, white rice, brown rice, poultry, beef and other controls such as slow cook, sauté-then-simmer and the all-new 15-hour delay timer.
All these functions and programs can be achieved through a one-touch press of the digital buttons on the side of the rice cooker.
All the buttons therein are well labeled and this increases the usability of this rice cooker- anyone can easily set the cooker and switch between the functions with relative ease.
Within the rice cooker is a high-quality cooking pot with a nonstick coating which means that your food won’t stick to the side of the pot. This not only reduces the chances of food getting charred, but it also makes cleaning of the pot easier.
The rice cooker also comes together with a high-quality steam rack, a conventional rice measuring cup, a serving spatula, and a ladle. You will, therefore, be getting full value for your money when you purchase this rice cooker.
Design and aesthetics
We always have an eye for detail. We are therefore put off by the slightest of flaws in design because we are very particular about what we love.
Aesthetics in kitchen appliances play a very vital role in influencing the decision of buyers and the design of the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker is one which we really like.
Designed to be a compact, mobile rice cooker, the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker is a design masterpiece. Designed with both aesthetics, mobility, and ergonomics in mind, the result is a rice cooker which morphs into any surrounding without looking out of place.
The silver side is sandwiched between the black top and bottom giving the cooker a distinct look. The silver does not lose its luster even after thorough scrubbing and it will remain shiny for years.
The black airtight lid is equally shiny and has a bump and ridge design for easier opening and closing of the rice cooker. The rice cooker also has a black plastic handle which is very ergonomic to hold which makes it very easy to carry the rice cooker around.
Usability and cooking
However sleek a rice cooker might be, it ultimately will be judged based on its ability to consistently cook high-quality meals. There is also no point of a high-quality rice cooker with poor usability because people will never be able to comfortably cook the meals they intend to eat.
The Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker passes the usability and cooking test with flying colors. The usability of this cooker is unmatched, it is designed to make cooking easy and seamless.
As earlier on mentioned, the cooker has a digital microcontroller with a number of preset programs and functions that are easy to select and switch between.
The programs include tailored programs for beans, white rice, brown rice, poultry, beef and other controls such as slow cook, sauté-then-simmer and the all-new 15-hour delay timer. Selecting and switching between these controls is very easy and anyone that can read can easily be able to use this cooker.
As for the most important aspect of cooking, the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker really outdid itself. Considering its price, the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker really surpassed our expectations in terms of the quality of food it consistently was able to put out.
Not only is the quality of the food very high, but the cooker also affords you versatility. Thanks to the numerous functions and preset programs, you can experiment with as many recipes as you can and cook as many cuisines as possible.
From Japanese sushi, kamameshi, congees to conventional American rice meals, or your homemade rice pot, there is no meal associated with rice that you cannot cook in this rice cooker. All those recipes that you have been watching and reading on our website (click here) or anywhere else, can finally be turned into reality using this rice cooker.
Irrespective of what you intend to cook, the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker always guarantees a well-cooked meal with no charred sides, undercooked parts or congealed grainy rice. This is a cooker that will elevate your status from a novice cook to an expert revered by peers.
The beauty of all this is that the meal will be ready in record time. The longest meals take about 20 minutes while the average rice meal takes about ten minutes without jeopardizing with the end result. The pressure technology really does come up trumps in this cooker.
Capacity and weight
The Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker is capable of carrying 8 cups of cooked rice and 4 cups of uncooked rice. This, therefore, means that the cooker is ideal for 2-3 people. This makes this cook ideal for outdoor use for expeditions such as picnics, use in RVs and for camping.
The dimensions of the cooker are 9.6 by 10.2 by 10.6 inches and it weighs about 6.95 pounds which is very light considering most rice cookers of almost the same dimensions weigh up to 9 pounds.
The lightweight improves the mobility of the cooker which all adds to the usability and convenience.
Aroma rice cookers have always been renowned for their safety. They are always built with the reckless user in mind and have features aimed at reducing the chances of accidents. The Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker is very safe to use around the house thanks to innovative technology and high-quality materials used to build it.
The cooker has 7 safety features which include an airtight seal, automatic switch off, insulating material all around and other revolutionary features all meant to keep you and your cooker safe at all times. It is also important to note that the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker passed all the set safety standards and is certified by the relevant industry bodies.
Pros and cons of the Aroma APC-805SB Professional Rice Cooker
– Time is money and this cooker will help you save as much of it as possible by helping you prepare meals in minutes without compromising with the quality of the cook.
– This cooker is very compact and light in weight which makes it perfect for people on the move.
– The cooker is very versatile- you can cook as many foods in it as you are willing to experiment with. It is a multifunctional gem.
– For all its attributes, the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker comes at a pocket-friendly price, which is a massive bargain.
Digital controls don’t automatically light up
– Upon plugging in, the digital control panel doesn’t light up automatically and you have to press the keep warm button before they light up.
Nonstick coating not as effective as stainless steel
– The cooking pot could be better if it were stainless steel rather than the nonstick coated one which is used.
We love the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker and if you love your rice as we do, then you should look to invest in this rice cooker.
If you are a couple constantly on the move and want a little helper to get your meals ready, then this is the perfect companion to take with you.
Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker is cheap and it consistently puts out good quality rice and other meals without disappointing.
This is a high-quality cooker that you will live forever with and will elevate your cooking skills seamlessly. Buying the Aroma APC-805SB Cool Touch Pressure Rice Cooker will set you back a few bucks but it will leave you satisfied.
Aroma ARC-150SB, SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker 20 Cup (cooked) 10 cup (uncooked)
Aroma did find a way to improve the already great Aroma ARC-150SB. This 20-Cup Digital 3-in-1 Rice Cooker, Food Steamer and Slow Cooker is even better now in preparing the best rice pot in no-time.
The already very famous Flash Rice function is something many users of Aroma Rice Cookers can appreciate very much. Especially the grains who are normally more difficult to cook.
This rice cooker handles any variety of rice, thanks to the White Rice and Brown Rice functions.
And after it’s done with the cooking it automatically switches to the Keep-Warm function, in case you are not around.
Other programmable functions are the Slow Cook function and the popular 15-hour Delay Timer. To have your rice done perfectly on time for dinner.
All accessories, and the inner pot of then of the Aroma ARC-150SB, are easy to remove and to clean.
Like the steam tray for example. It’s very easy to place, so you are able to steam all your favorite vegetables and meat when the rice is cooking below at the same time.
- Aroma Rice Cookers are the #1 rice cookers in the USA.
- Use the 15-Hour Delay timer for your dinner planning each day of the week.
- Other functions are: Flash Rice, White Rice & Brown Rice, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm and Steam.
- The programmable Digital Controller is very easy to program.
- Large capacity of cooked rice.
- Can cook rice and steam your vegetables and meat simultaneously.
- The Aroma ARC-150SB comes with a Serving Spatula, a Steam Tray and a Rice Measuring Cup.
Let the Aroma ARC-150SB be your assistant in the kitchen. It makes high-quality rice every time, prepares finger-licking one-pot dishes in ease and steams healthy meals exactly to way you like it.
Thanks to all the programmable functions cooking is now easy peasy. Which gives you the possibility to spend more time with your family and friends, as your ‘assistant’ does the actual cooking for you.
The Aroma ARC-150SB delivers tasty and healthy meals everybody will love, each and every time.
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 11.2 x 10.8 inches
Item Weight: 5 pounds
Shipping Weight: 8.6 pounds
Manufacturer: Aroma Housewares
Our Aroma ARC-150SB SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker Review:
We have used Aroma kitchen appliances and rice cookers in particular for years and we have come to expect nothing short of quality from them.
It is not surprising therefore that the Aroma ARC-150SB SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker impressed us- it keeps up with the folklore of Aroma of excellent rice cookers.
At first sight, the Aroma ARC-150SB SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker looks like any other average rice cooker out there capable of carrying anything from 6 to 8 cups of rice. Upon closer investigation and hands-on handling of this cooker, you will realize that there is more than meets the eye with this rice cooker.
With its pocket-friendly retailing price, we were more than impressed by this masterpiece from Aroma and we had no option but review it and give you a reason to own this rice cooker.
We thoroughly tested it, cooked an array of rice recipes and other related cuisines and the following is our review and verdict on the Aroma ARC-150SB SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker;
The first impressive bit about the Aroma ARC-150SB SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker is the innovative features which the cooker comes packed with.
Although it adopts the conventional design of most rice cookers, it’s laden with revolutionary features which give it bragging rights over other rice cookers in the same category.
At the core of the Aroma ARC-150SB, SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker is a digital programmable control unit which is meant to not only make the usability of the cooker easy but also gives you an array of cooking options.
The easy-to-use programmable digital controls include options such as Brown Rice, White Rice, Steam, Flash Rice, Slow Cook, Delay Timer and Keep Warm.
These give you the ability to choose the option that best suits your preference and cook your rice to perfection. The 15 to hour option is particularly helpful as it offers flexibility in meal planning.
With this controls, the rice cooker can comfortably cook white and brown recipes and once the rice pot is ready, the cooker will automatically switch to keep-warm mode.
This means that you won’t need to be around to stir the rice or monitor the progress. You just need to set the rice and go back to your other commitments and you’ll come back to a perfect warm cooker full of warm rice.
With the steam option, you can simultaneously cook your rice while you steam vegetables or meat in the steam tray above the cooker. Who doesn’t love killing two birds with a single throw of the stone? Figuratively speaking of course.
The control panel is not only placed strategically on the side of the cooker for easier use, but it is also beautifully designed to increase the aesthetic appeal of the rice cooker to the eye.
Every digital control is clear and large enough to improve visibility. The layout of the controls ensures that you will never confuse any control and end up with a bad batch of rice or any other meal.
The inner pot is a heavy duty metallic pot with a nonstick coating which makes it ideal for rice cooking. The metallic material used helps with the even heat distribution within the cooker and helps retain the natural flavors of foods cooked in it.
The pot is also designed for easy retrieval when you intend to wash it and replace it.
It is important to note that the cooker comes complete with its steam tray, measuring cup and serving spatula. All these accessories will make your cooking a lot easier and better.
Design and aesthetics of the Aroma ARC-150SB, SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker
As earlier on mentioned, the Aroma ARC-150SB SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker adopts a rather conventional design in the world of rice cookers. The cylindrical shape of the rice cooker is accentuated by an innovative lid shape which has an immovable handle designed to be sturdy and easier to carry around.
The lid has two latch-on locks on either side of the cooker and a groove at the top to give room for your hand to wrap around the handle and make it easy to carry and move around with the cooker.
In terms of dimensions, this cooker measures 10.8 by 11.2 by 10.8 inches and about 5 pounds in weight. Generally the overall design is sleek and complements the functioning of the rice cooker by providing the much-needed stability.
Cooking and usability of the Aroma ARC-150SB, SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker
The Aroma ARC-150SB Rice Cooker is capable of conjuring up nutritious, delicious meals whenever it is called upon. It also offers you flexibility and versatility in your cooking- you can cook a good number of meals without worrying about the quality of the forthcoming result.
With its numerous cooking functions, you have endless possibilities in terms of what you can cook. Be it brown rice, white rice, sautéed vegetables, Mongolian soup or even classic sushi rice, the list of foods that you can cook in this rice cooker is endless. All it calls for is creativity and courage to try new recipes.
Using this rice cooker is very easy. The control panel is wide enough with the controls well-placed and labeled for visibility on the side of the cooker and switching between the options is quick and seamless.
The cooker can further be used in the dark as the digital controls light up when the cooker is running.
As for the time it takes to cook a meal, it really depends on the preference of the one preparing the meal and the type of meal in question. On average, a meal of brown rice takes anything from 20 minutes to 40 minutes but you can decide to switch things up a notch by using the flash rice option which yields in a well-cooked meal in just 15 minutes.
If you have time on your hands, then the slow cook option is perfect as the rice takes longer to cook and the quality is a little bit better.
As for the capacity of the cooker, you are looking at an impressive 20 cups of cooked rice and 10 cups of uncooked rice. This means that this cooker is perfect for a family of about 5 and is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
You can comfortably use this cooker to feed your 4 or guests or use it to carry food to the family picnic in the park.
Pros and cons of the Aroma ARC-150SB, SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker
Easy to clean
– It is very easy to dismantle this cooker and clean each of its components separately and easily replace the same. From the cooking pot, steam tray to the lid, you can easily clean everything and leave it sparkling clean.
– For a cooker capable of holding up to 20 cups of rice, 5 pounds is more than just light. This lightweight increases the mobility of the cooker making it ideal for those on the move.
– the Aroma ARC-150SB SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker is one of the most affordable cookers which can carry more than 10 cups of rice. Considering that such cookers will cost you an arm and a leg, this rice cooker is an absolute steal as it comes at a very affordable price.
– Not very many cookers offer you the option to cook your rice while steaming vegetables or meat at the same time- the Aroma ARC-150SB SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker does.
–The airtight seal, automatic switch-off and high-quality insulation material used to build this rice cooker all contribute to the safety of this rice cooker. This is a product that has been put to test and has passed all safety tests. The rice cooker can, therefore, be used in the house without worrying about it causing accidents.
Condensation builds in the interior lid
– Sometimes if the lid is not opened on time, the steam condenses and begins dripping back into the cooked meals.
The beeper sound is not loud enough
– We found the beeper of this cooker not loud enough and if you are not close enough, you can’t hear when it automatically switches to keep warm.
A good quality, compact rice cooker capable of cooking a number of meals and satisfy more than 4 adults. An affordable, easy to use and highly mobile product which any rice-loving family should own.
This Aroma rice cooker promises to take your cooking skills to the next level. The Aroma ARC-150SB SS Exterior Digital Rice Cooker comes out as must-have kitchenware for rice pot lovers.