Aroma ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker, (6 Cup) uncooked (12 Cup) Cooked rice

With the Aroma ARC-616SB you are able to cook healthy meals, perfect rice and great on-pot dishes with restaurant-quality, whenever you want!

This kitchen appliance is simply amazing, you will see. Just keep reading and let us explain why the Aroma ARC-616SB is so amazing.

For starters, you can prepare your healthy meals at the touch of a button!

And with that you deliver healthy, hearty and hot meals your family and friends will enjoy for sure.

The great rice cooker has a large capacity with can cook 4 to 12 cups of your favorite rice easily.

It comes with the specialized White Rice and Brown Rice functions, to ensure both type of rice comes out perfectly.

Also the Aroma ARC-616SB has the very popular Keep-Warm function. Meaning it switches automatically from ‘cooking your rice’ to ‘Keep your rice perfectly warm’ without any interference from you. No need any more for stirring or monitoring your rice, ever!

The unique Sensor Logic technology from the onboard micro-computer keeps an eye on all the rice cooking and meal making for you. That way you know the temperature is exactly as it should be, to get the perfect rice texture and flavor.

Besides the rice cooker itself, you will get a Steam Tray. So now you can steam all your favorite vegetables and meat, at the same time your rice is cooking!

If you like to make risotto, chili and Spanish rice and so, you will love the patent-pending Sauté-Then-Simmer function.

Now you are able to expand all your kitchen talents. First sauté your food, then simmer after you add the liquid.

But it does not end there. There are more functions on this awesome Rice Cooker. Like the programmable Slow Cook, Oatmeal, Soup and Cake for instance.

That means this kitchen-apparatus is great in making your breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!! How many kitchen appliances do you know, besides the Aroma ARC-616SB rice cooker, who can do that?

And still there is more to come. This multi-functional rice cooker has also a Delay-Timer function. With that, you can set exactly the time when your rice must be ready. That’s a very nice way to come home and start your dinner almost right away.

Did we already tell you all the accessories and it’s inner pot are very easy to remove and clean?

  • The Sensor Logic technology adjusts everything where needed for superb meal making results.
  • You control it all: Cake, Soup or Oatmeal with a touch of a button.
  • Digital control functions for Sauté-Then-Simmer, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, White Rice, Brown Rice, etc.
  • Yields up to 12 cups of cooked rice!
  • Can cook and steam at the same time.
  • Includes Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula.
More information / Buy on Amazon

Pick your grain.
White, Brown, Quinoa, Oatmeal…
All are no problem for this Aroma ARC-616SB Rice Cooker

A cooker with a modern, clean design.
Its egg-shaped design is something that attracts the eye. Thanks to the panel, who is facing up, it is so easy to operate. This Rice Cooker will fit your kitchen for sure, thanks to the beautiful stainless steel housing and the classic black lid and panel.

Multifunctional Kitchen apparatus.
There is so much the Aroma ARC-616SB can do and make. From a delicious rice pot to awesome cakes and healthy soup. From breakfast to dinner, it has you covered.

Product Dimensions: 14 x 10.8 x 8.9 inches
Item Weight: 6.22 pounds
Shipping Weight: 7.5 pounds
Manufacturer: Aroma Housewares

Download here the Aroma ARC-616SB rice cooker English Instruction Manual.

Download here the Aroma ARC-616SB rice cooker Spanish Instruction Manual.

More information / Buy on Amazon

Our Aroma ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker Review:

Aroma’s long-standing mission has been to strive hard to design and distribute a line of products,  one being rice cookers, that enhance and enrich lives of those using their products.

Truth be told, we are among the millions of people whose lives have been enhanced and enriched- we love using Aroma’s kitchen appliances and today we want to take a look at one of the Aroma products that made us fall in love with the brand.

Having struggled to find a good quality rice for a long time, we were almost giving up on the hopes of ever finding something that ticked all our boxes.

We are not the easiest to impress- we know what we want from a rice cooker and will settle for nothing less.

It is not surprising therefore that we brushed aside lots of the self-declared best rice cookers online- they are neither here nor there.

In our quest to find the perfect Aroma Rice Cooker, we came across the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker and it brought our search to an abrupt stop. We were convinced that we had found what we had been looking for.

On paper, the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker looked exactly like what we had been looking for. And all that was left was to test it before truly declaring it as one of the best rice cookers we had come across.

Not much later, we were convinced that the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker is truly one of the best, if not the best rice cooker in the market today.

To help you understand why we rate the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker so highly, here is our review of this cooker;


Any good quality rice cooker should have a combination of both software and hardware working together to produce delicious cup after cup of rice.

The cooker should be controlled by a microprocessor and tailor-made software able to gauge the heat and humidity within the cooker and use the data to conjure up nothing short of a tasty rice pot with the original flavor and intended texture.

This is exactly what the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker is capable of doing. This is a rice cooker with refined features both on the outside and in the inside which are designed to cook ideal rice.

Let’s take a look at the inside of the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker;

At the core of this inexpensive cooker, are easy to use digital control with automatic functions such as the automatic keep warm, slow cook, steam, brown rice, white rice, oatmeal, cake, soup and sauté-then-simmer functions.

All these functions are run by the Unique Sensor Logic Technology which is designed to optimize the cooking experience while retaining the natural taste and flavor of the food.

All these functions are clearly displayed on a digital display on the lid of the cooker and switching between options takes just pressing of a button. The displayed menu is very intuitive and easy to navigate and entering the correct setting for the cooker is very, very easy.

The plethora of automatic functions that the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker affords you will open you up to endless possibilities in the world of rice cooking.

Be it soup, oatmeal, sushi rice, cake or just steamed vegetables, there is literally nothing associated with rice that you can’t cook in this impressive rice cooker.

The cooker is designed to carry or cook anything from 4 cups to 12 cups. This makes it ideal for a family of 2 or 3. 12 cups of cooked rice are sufficient for a family of two adults and a child to go on a picnic with on a Sunday afternoon and make memories out in the park.

The materials used to build this cooker are high quality but very light in nature which makes it all too easy to carry and walk around with this rice cooker.

Design and usability

Rice cookers shouldn’t just be about cooking a delicious batch of rice. They should be easy to use and should add to the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. Nobody wants an ugly rice cooker in their kitchen and Aroma always makes sure that the design of their cookers doesn’t disappoint.

The ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker takes a break from the norm in terms of its design. Whereas most rice cookers adopt a cylindrical shape, the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker debuts a never-seen-before egg-shape which is very eye-catching.

The controls are on top of the lid which all adds to the usability of the cooker. The color choice of the cooker is impressive as well. Sandwiched between the black lid and bottom of the cooker, is a gray stainless steel exterior which results in a visually satiating look.

The shape of the rice cooker also affords the cooker a wider base than most rice cookers. This makes the cooker very stable. You can’t topple the cooker and this reduces the chances of accidents in the kitchen.

As for the usability, the one-touch technology ensures that you have it very easy with this cooker. The digital display is very clear and the menu is very user-friendly which means that getting the rice cooker to do what you wish is very easy.

Switch between the options easily and set the cooker to suit your preferences quickly and easily.

The other aspect of the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker that we love, is the fact that it is very easy to clean.

For starters, it is very easy to disassemble all the parts and wash them individually. From the lid to the inner pot, you can easily take the cooker apart and clean everything in a simple way.

Ability to cook

At the end of the day, we will judge the performance of any rice cooker based on its ability to consistently cook good quality meals.

It is therefore important to review the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker’s ability to cook good meals. So, how good is the cooker at cooking?

As earlier on mentioned, the cooker has a unique sensor logic technology which has an onboard microcontroller that automates all the functions of the cooker.

Yours is to ensure the settings are alright and you can rest assured that this rice cooker will do the rest for you.

Be it a white rice pot, brown rice, quick rice, sushi rice, cake baking, STS, soup or any other meal 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.

Provided you wash the pot properly, add all the ingredients, key in the correct settings and leave the cooker uninterrupted, you will always get tasty food worth serving on any occasion.


Safety is very important when it comes to any electronic kitchen appliance. The ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker is one of the safest cookers there is out there.

Besides the fact that is passed all the set safety standards, it is designed with additional features which make it even safer.

For one, the cool touch technology ensures that the outer surface of the pot is always cool at all times. The wide base ensures that you can’t topple the cooker over and the airtight lid ensures that the cooker doesn’t spew its contents while cooking.

Simply put, Aroma Rice Cookers are always very safe to use.

Pros and cons of the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker


  • Ergonomic design and lightweight
    For a 12 cup rice cooker, the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker is very light in weight and easy to carry around. This gives you a chance to take your kitchen magic into the park and continue savoring the sweet treats.

  • Easy to use
    This is one of the easiest cookers to use out there. From the easily programmable controls to the disassembly of the individual parts, it is very easy to operate the cooker and prepare meals quickly and simply.


  • Carry around
    The carrier handle could be given a little more room. The allowance of the hand is not enough, especially if you have big hands.


  • Occasional beeping
    Sometimes the cooker beeps even before the cooking is over. This is, however, a technical glitch and not all cookers have experienced this problem.

Our verdict

Generally, this a simply said a very, very impressive cooker at least. You will get maximum value for your money for sure.

Like we told you at the beginning, we were convinced that the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker is truly one of the best, if not the best rice cooker in the market today.

So consider the ARC-616SB, Professional Stainless Steel Rice Cooker as your new Rice Cooker starting today, and maybe it will change your fortunes in the kitchen for the better.


More information / Buy on Amazon