Aroma ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker
The reason why we think that the Aroma ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker is the ideal rice cooker for beginners, is because of its capacity, its simplicity both in design and operation and its high efficiency in rice cooking.
Here is a review of the individual components and functionalities of the Aroma ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker;
The Aroma ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker has all the basic features of a rice cooker; a removable nonstick cooking pot with an external steam tray, one-touch operation, an airtight lid and the external container with handles.
Here is an in-depth look at these features in the Aroma ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker;
Non-stick cooking pot
The Aroma ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker has a non-stick cooking pot which is the secret to its amazing ability as far as cooking delicious rice is concerned.
Although one can argue that stainless steel cooking pots such as in in the ARC -616SB cooker relatively cooks better rice, the non-stick pot in the Aroma ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker is not any worse when it comes to cooking delicious rice.
The removable nonstick cooking pot evenly distributes the heat from the electric coil below it to the entire meal ensuring that the rice cooks properly.
The even distribution of heat ensures that the rice is cooked in all parts and cases of charred rice on the sides and bottom of the cooking pot are unheard of in the Aroma ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker.
The pot is also easily removable which comes handy when you want to remove the rice to serve and when you intend to wash the pot. Disassembling the pot takes a few seconds and since it’s nonstick, you won’t have a hard time washing it and restoring its shine after a cook.
External steaming tray
Thanks to the perforated steaming tray above the main cooking pot in this cooker, you can easily kill two birds using a single stone.
The unique steam tray allows for perfectly steamed and cooked fish, poultry, veggies, meat and other meals while the rice slowly cooks down below.
The tray is uniquely designed to ensure that the flavor of the steamed foods is not lost and the taste is retained both in the rice and the stew cooking above. The steaming tray will save you a lot of time because you won’t need to cook the stew separately from the main rice.
Tempered glass lid
The tempered glass lid is very essential in the cooker because it helps prevent spillages and spluttering of the cooking rice or steaming stew.
The lid also ensures complete insulation of the cooker which means that the food won’t lose its temperature even after you have unplugged the cooker.
One-touch analog controls
Although more recent cookers such as the Aroma ARC-914SBD Rice Cooker and Aroma ARC-150SB Rice Cooker employ better digital controls, the Aroma ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker’s analog controls are fitting since it doesn’t too many functionalities.
The microcontroller of the cooker has a single button which you can easily press to start the cooker. The default mode is the keep warm mode and once you have plugged it in, you only need to push the button and the cooker will start cooking.
Once it cooks fluffy rice and everything is ready, the cooker automatically will switch back to keep warm mode.
This means that you can let the cooker to do the cooking while you keep doing other things around the house and not get worried about the rice burning or anything. The keep warm mode also ensures that you get to serve warm rice at all times.