Aroma ARC-6106, 16-cup (Cooked) Turbo Convection Rice Cooker/Multicooker
If you don’t like cooking that much, you will LOVE the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convection Rice Cooker.
Preparing great meals every day couldn’t be simpler with this Aroma rice cooker.
With the Aroma ARC-6106, you have the power to make perfect rice, cake, porridge, soups, grains, etc.
You can even cook your favorite rice and steam your vegetables at the same time!
And if you think it is just a rice cooker you are wrong. This multi-cooker will be your next best friend in the kitchen!
Just keep reading all the way to our review at the bottom, and we will tell you exactly why.
- Comes with a steam tray, a rice measuring cup, a soup ladle and serving spatula.
- Very easy programming.
- 15- hour Delay Timer function.
- Keep-Warm function.
- Brown Rice / White Rice function.
- Quick Rice function.
- Steam function.
- Re-heat function.
- Sauté-Then-Simmer function.
- Slow Cook function.
- Steams vegetables & meat and cooks your favorite rice simultaneously.
“The Aroma ARC-6106 can do all I need, and more. The 6 cup capacity is spot on for any family of 6. No steam is leaking during the cooking, so all flavors stays inside. I usually cook white rice which is ready in about 40 minutes. It let me know when it’s done and switches automatically into the Keep-Warm function. A huge bonus for me is to be able to steam and cook at the same time with this Aroma Rice Cooker. And I just love the delay timer. As I used a timer outlet with my old rice cooker. So you can say I’m very happy with this rice cooker. And I have not even tried to make cake yet!”
Shape: Egg Rice Cooker
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 11 x 9 inches
Item Weight: 8.4 pounds
Shipping Weight: 10.9 pounds
Manufacturer: Aroma Housewares
Our Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convection Rice Cooker/Multicooker Review:
Getting a grip on how to cook the best rice, is one of the best feelings in the world. Rice is a staple delicacy in most American homes and it is imperative to have basic knowledge of how to cook a tasty rice pot for your family.
Although on paper it looks easy, cooking the best rice is far from a walk in the park. You have to get the ingredients right, adjust the heat appropriately, add the right amount of water and ensure that you stir the rice to ensure that all parts get cooked properly.
Unfortunately, most people find all these too tedious and end up dreading cooking rice.
Enter rice cookers and the dynamic changes drastically! Rice cookers have changed the narrative completely as far as rice cooking is concerned.
People who initially struggled with preparing rice based on the simplest of rice recipes, can now confidently try out even the most complicated of recipes with tremendous results.
To get the best out of a rice cooker, you must invest in a good quality one which suits all your needs. You want a rice cooker with some smart functionalities, easy to handle, very effective in cooking rice, safe to handle and one that you don’t have to break your bank for.
Although it is almost impossible to get a rice cooker that ticks all those boxes, the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker, sure does come very close.
One of the most famed Aroma Housewares products, the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Multicooker really caught our eyes and we decided to test it out. To ascertain if it really was worth the hype that it was receiving in the world of rice cookers.
Having put the rice cooker to test, here is our review of the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Multicooker and why we think it is a good choice for any household.
Features of the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker
Any good quality rice cooker should have a combination of both software and hardware working together to produce a delicious cup after cup of rice.
The cooker should be controlled by a microprocessor and a tailor-made software able to gauge the heat and humidity within the cooker and use the data to conjure up nothing short of tasty rice with the original flavor and intended texture.
The Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker is laden with revolutionary features which make the rice cooker very effective and usable in your household.
Here is an in-depth look at the individual features and components of the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Multicooker which make it a gem;
Programmable digital controls
The brain of the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Multicooker is an easy to use, programmable microcontroller with digital controls and a number of functionalities.
Perched on top of the rice cooker for easy access, the digital controls properly laid out and confusing them is practically impossible.
The rice cooker has functionalities such as a delay timer, white rice, brown rice, quick rice, keep warm, cake, porridge, oatmeal, soup, stew, slow cook and the revolutionary Sauté-Then-Simmer (STS) technology.
These are functionalities which are not common in most rice cookers and they give you the freedom to cook literally anything you want in this multicooker.
The Sauté-Then-Simmer option is particularly very popular as it lets you heat the food at very high temperatures and then the cooker will automatically switch to its simmer mode once you add any liquid.
This technology not only reduces the amount of time used to cook meals, but it also helps to evenly cook foods through the simmer mode.
With this functionality, you can cook great risotto and other stir-fry dishes and impress all your friends and family.
The quick rice option is the other option that has helped this cooker to scale up the ranks. Quick rice cuts the cooking time by more than 60% which makes this cooker handy for people who are always on the move and don’t have enough time to wait for meals to cook for hours.
It is important to note that the resulting rice from the quick rice option is not any worse compared to the rice cooked under the normal cooking conditions.
The other options are pretty straightforward and you should be able to easily use them to get the best out of your rice cooker.
To get the best result, always ensure that you select the right functionality from the cooker and use the recipe guidelines properly.
Nonstick inner pot
The inner pot of a rice cooker plays a very important role in determining the final outcome. It determines how well a meal will cook, the taste of the food and smell of the food cooked in the rice cooker.
Nonstick pots are very popular because they evenly distribute the heat to the food to ensure that the food is properly cooked and they don’t get food stuck to the bottom of the pot.
The nonstick pot used in the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker is made from high-quality metal for durability.
The pot is also designed to be removed and replaced with ease to make it easy for you to wash the pot and the interior of the rice cooker with ease.
Washing the nonstick pot is very easy now that it doesn’t have food sticking onto the surface.
The Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Multicooker has a wide steaming tray that sits just on top of the nonstick inner pot. The steaming try is important as it helps you to simultaneously cook rice while you steam veggies, meat or any other stew above the cooking rice. Just like the cooking pot, the steam tray is easily removable and you can clean it with relative ease.
Durable heating coil
The ARC-6106 Rice Cooker is heated by a high-quality heating coil which consumes 120V/60Hz 600W of power. This is the conventional power consumption of most appliances so you shouldn’t be worried about paying higher bills.
Design, capacity and weight of the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker
The Aroma ARC-6106 is designed to cook anything from 4 to 12 cups of rice. The cooker’s dimension is 14.5” by 10.63” by 8.63” and it weighs about 7 pounds.
It has to be mentioned that this cooker is one of the biggest and heaviest in its category and you should have enough sufficient on your kitchen top to accommodate it.
As for the design, Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker rocks an oval shape on the façade which has the controls on one half and the lid covers the other half.
The rectangular container below the lid is equally catchy in design, although its capacity was the primary focus when designing this rice cooker.
Usability and ability to cook
Thanks to the interactive UI on the multicooker and easily laid out controls, it is very easy to use in the kitchen. Provided you can read and write, you can be able to easily handle this cooker.
Be it white rice, brown rice, quick rice, sushi rice, cake baking, soup or any rice pot that you intend to cook in this meal, you are assured of three things: quick cooking times, consistent quality and natural flavor of the meal that you intend to cook.
The food is always properly cooked, no undercooked parts, no charred parts on the sides of the food and the food don’t lose its natural taste or aroma while cooking in the pot.
The Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker also affords versatility as far as the number of meals that you can cook is concerned.
From Jambalaya, oatmeal, sushi rice, desserts, dips, frittatas, soup, stock gumbos to stews, the possibilities are endless on this cooker.
Safety of the Aroma ARC-6106
This rice cooker is safe for use in the kitchen. Not only is it structurally sound to prevent accidents. But the plastics, used to make the cooker, are BPA free, making the cooker safe for use to cook food.
The airtight lid ensures that there is no leak or sputtering of the cooking rice hence chances of accidents are very, very minimal.
Pros and cons of the Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker
– The Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Multicooker has a generous capacity. Capable of carrying up to 12 cups of cooked rice and 6 cups of uncooked rice. This makes this cooker ideal for a family of 3-5 people.
– The Aroma ARC-6106 is made to last. Provided you keep it clean and well-maintained, the cooker will last for years to come without losing its ability to cook delicious rice.
– This is more than just a rice cooker, there are almost endless possibilities as to what you can cook on this rice cooker/multicooker.
– The Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker costs a little higher than most rice cookers in this category.
The Aroma ARC-6106 Turbo Convention Rice Cooker/Multicooker comes with features and performance that is hard to beat.
The cooker will set you back a few bucks but on the brighter side, you get full value for what you pay for.