Any rice cooker is as good as its microcontroller. The brain of the rice cooker dictates the functionality of the cooker, its ease of use and its cooking capabilities.
The Aroma ARC-2000SB Professional Digital Rice Cooker’s brain features an easy to use programmable digital control unit, mounted on the side of the cooker for easy access and usage.
The programmable controls come with an array of functions and give you the ability to switch between the options. The controls include an option for white rice, brown rice, smart steam, quick rice, sauté-then-simmer, keep warm and the delay timer option.
The sauté-then-simmer, quick rice, and smart steam options have particularly proved very popular among those who have purchased the cooker.
Aroma’s sauté-then-simmer option lets you cook brown foods or rice quickly by heating the food to very high temperature and once any liquid is added, the cooker automatically switches to simmer which helps in not only saving time but helps to retain the flavor and improve the texture of the resulting food.
The smart steam option lets you steam vegetables and meats on the provided steam tray, as rice or any other food cooks below. This smart steam option not only lets you save time by doing two things at a go, but it also yields very healthy veggies and meats.
When done right the veggies and meats will not lose their natural taste and they will be very tender at the end of the smart steaming session.
The final innovative option which people have fallen in love with is the quick rice option. This is an option that will cut the cooking time of any type of rice by more than half.
Thanks to Aroma’s technology, the cooker switches up the temperature in the cooker when you select this option without charring the food or resulting in some undercooked parts. In a little over 10 minutes, you’ll have ready, properly cooked rice which the whole family will savor.
The other options: brown rice, white rice and keep warm are pretty much universal in modern-day cookers and they will make your cooking a lot easier. The keep warm option is particularly helpful as it ensures that your food doesn’t get cold long after the cooker has finished cooking.
The cooker will automatically switch from the cooking option to the keep warm one and you don’t have to worry about food burning. These are the small things that made us fall in love with the Aroma ARC-2000SB Professional Digital Rice Cooker.