Aroma ARC-1033E, 60-Cup (Cooked) 30-Cup (UNCOOKED) Commercial Rice Cooker
You can truly call the Aroma ARC-1033E Commercial Rice Cooker the big brother of all rice cookers.
With its enormous capacity, he can cook up to 60(!) cups of your favorite rice. Easily!
Talk about a time-saver when you need a lot of rice quickly. Just add rice and water, press the button and your work is already done.
You can do other things and let the Aroma ARC-1033E does what it does very, very well. Making huge amounts of great rice.
This professional rice cooker knows exactly when to switch to the Keep Warm function automatically.
No need for you to keep an eye on it.
The Aroma ARC-1033E Commercial Rice Cooker has a very durable body, aluminum cooking pot, and a stainless steel lid.
Its truly build for heavy duty rice cooking all day long.
When ordering this professional rice cooker you will get a rice paddle and 2 rice measuring cups with it, to get you started right away.
- Specially built for commercial use.
- Simple, solid heavy-duty professional rice cooker.
- Comes with measuring cups and rice paddle.
- Capacity up to 60 cups of cooked rice.
- With Keep-Warm function.
- Very easy to operate.
- Very easy to clean.
Thanks to its capacity the Aroma ARC-1033E Rice Cooker is perfect for any professional kitchen. Or large families for that matter.
It’s built to last, not to look good in the kitchen. Comes with cool-touch handles and solid inner rice pot.
Now measuring your rice and serving it is simple thanks to the included Serving Spatula and measuring cups.
Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 17.7 x 12.6 inches
Item Weight: 28 pounds
Shipping Weight: 20.4 pounds
Manufacturer: Aroma Housewares
Our Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker Review:
Truth be told, most rice cooker brands target domestic households of between 2 and 6 people.
This leaves people with commercial needs struggling to find a good quality rice cooker they can use in their events. Such commercial clients are forced to use medium rice cookers to cook multiple times just to produce enough rice for everyone.
Most bigger rice cookers are either too big for any kitchen or were just not efficient enough in the cooking. Until we finally tested the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker.
We really like the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker and thought it wise to write an in-depth review of this good quality big rice cooker.
The review comes after using the rice cooker many, many times. So you, therefore, expect nothing short of an honest review. Here is what we think of the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker;
Having used the relatively smaller but extremely effective Aroma ARC 2000SB rice cooker for months, our bar of expectation as far as Aroma rice cookers are concerned was very high.
So high that we were skeptical that the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker wouldn’t live up to the expectation but we were in for a rude shock- it surpassed our expectations by a mile.
Non-stick inner pot
This commercial rice cooker is equipped with features aimed at saving you as much time as possible while cooking you very large volumes of high-quality meals.
At the core of the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker is a non-stick inner pot tasked with evenly distributing the heat to all parts of the meal meant to be cooked in it.
The nonstick coating on the cooking pot not only helps with evenly distributing heat to the food, but it is also instrumental when it comes to retaining the natural flavor and taste of the food. The coating doesn’t tamper with the smell or taste of the food.
Rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot as well. A lot of the other commercial or larger rice cookers we tried had sometimes burned rice stuck at the bottom of the pots much to our disliking.
The moment rice gets stuck at the bottom of a pot, then it not only becomes ineffective in cooking the rice above but it poses a big challenge when it comes to cleaning the pot.
The nonstick pot on the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker is therefore a great plus.
One touch controls
The other feature that made us rate the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker so highly, is the fact that it has one-touch controls with automated functionalities. This makes the operation of the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker so simple.
Running this humongous rice cooker is a small microcontroller mounted on the side of the cooker with two modes of operation. The cook and warm mode.
All these modes can be selected by pressing a button on the control panel. There is also one button for switching the cooker on and off which most cookers lack.
The electronic operation is pretty straightforward and anybody that can read English can easily use the cooker without much trouble.
A lot of people have complained about the lack of other functionalities on this cooker but truth to be told, this is meant for commercial use and a lot of the other functionalities such as flash cook, delay timers and STS are not too necessary.
If you are looking for a cooker with these functionalities, then it would be nice to check out our review for the ARC- 2000SB.
Stainless steel lid
The other impressive feature about the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker is the stainless steel with insulated handle.
The heavy-duty stainless heavy-duty lid is very heavy which makes it very effective in tightly covering the entire pot while it cooks.
A lot of people often complain of lids not being heavy enough and therefore place heavy objects on their cookers to avoid sputtering of hot sticky rice and hot water.
With this heavy-duty stainless steel lid, you won’t have to worry about the boiling water leaking or rice sputtering all over your kitchen countertop.
The fact that the lid is stainless also makes it durable and pleasing to the eye. You will easily be able to wash it after a cook and it won’t lose any of its shiny lusters.
It is also important to note that the lid comes with an insulated handle at the top with a groove below it to give you enough room to carry the lid off and replace it back.
You also have to marvel at the durable metallic body with which the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker is built.
Not only does the durable exterior offer protection to the interior components, it’s insulated to protect your fingers from scalding. You can, therefore, handle the cooker even when it is in operation without worrying about accidents.
Although the exterior is insulated, the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker comes with a pair of plastic handles attached to the sides of the cooker.
These handles have a very ergonomic design to enable you to comfortably carry the cooker around.
Design and aesthetics
The Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker is one of the few Aroma rice cookers with a glossy shiny finish which we found to be very satiating to the eye.
This makes this cooker ideal for corporate events where you are mindful of the image your company cuts.
For a rice cooker designed to accommodate up to 60 cups of cooked rice and 30 cups of uncooked rice, the design is very impressive.
The fine lines of the lid accentuate the cylindrical design of the main container and the color choice brings everything together so well.
Versatility in cooking
Despite its size, the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker offers meal versatility. You can cook a whole lot of meals in this cooker.
Be it a fluffy cake, brown rice, oatmeal, white rice, veggies, jambalaya, chicken soup or sushi rice, the list of foods that you can prepare in this cooker is endless.
Just because it is meant for commercial use, should deter you from trying recipes in this cooker. Be as creative as you can be with this cooker and you will leave your clients smiling at the end of the meal.
Whatever meal you intend to cook using this cooker, the results will always be impressive.
Commercial grade cookers come with more risks than the domestic ones. The current rating is higher and the amount of heat dissipated is equally higher and this makes them riskier to handle.
Fortunately, Aroma Housewares always prioritizes the safety of its equipment and ensures that they all abide by the set safety standards.
Cases of spillages, faulty electrical systems, sputtering and frequent toppling over, are unheard of in the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker.
If you use it carefully and follow instructions to the letter, then you can be sure that you will always be safe with this big rice cooker.
Pros and cons of the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker
– It is not every day that you run across a rice cooker capable of holding up to 60 cups of cooked rice. This makes it ideal for corporate events and in small restaurants.
– Considering that rice cookers much smaller than the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker can cost quite a bit, this cooker is an absolute steal and you will get full value for your money.
– This is one for the easiest cookers to operate. There are only two modes of operation and switching between them is very easy.
– the rice cooker is very heavy. At almost 20 pounds, its portability is limited.
Takes long to cook brown rice
– This rice cooker takes way too long when it comes to cooking brown rice. Even as little as 15 cups took more time than we would have loved.
We enjoyed cooking a variety of grains in the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker and we reckon that you should as well. It is very effective in cooking rice, it is easy to clean and doesn’t consume too much power. What’s there not to like about this big rice cooker?
If our review and that of numerous users who have tried the Aroma ARC-1033E Housewares Commercial Rice Cooker is anything to go by, then we can conclude that it is one of the best large rice cookers in the market.