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.
So far so good. It have 12 different functions. It can keep warm rice for up to 10 hours. This rice cooker have cool technique which keep the surface cool. Also, this rice cooker can do delay cooking. It also have a nature clay inner pot which is healthy and non-stick.
So far we love this pressure cooker. Perfect for two people
I bought this to replace my 20 cup rice cooker which I felt was too big even for my family of 5, Asian to boot. We eat plenty of rice. I was also aware that this is a small electric pressure cooker which I figured was also a great entry level item before plunging cash into a bigger version. I did not regret my purchase. Cooked rice in 10-15 minutes, including the time for the appliance to come to pressure. I have used this mainly as my rice cooker but I have also used this to cook beans, quinoa, pasta sauce and small entrees. I’ve been using this for about 2 years now.
I love this pressure cooker! Perfect size for small family.
Very good rice cooker & pressure cooker. The Aroma 8-cup multicooker is a good value for the price. I’m very satisfied after several months of 2 to 3 times per day use.