Aroma ARC-838TC Rice Cooker Review

Aroma-ARC-838TCPrepare entire meals, big or small, in a single effortless procedure. This Aroma ARC-838TC 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker & Food Steamer flawlessly prepares as much as 16 cooked cups of any kind of rice and can simultaneously steam meat and vegetables. It features a cool-touch exterior plus an easy-to-use, user interface that features auto warming and postpone timer. The detachable inner cooking pot is nonstick for straightforward serving and cleanup.

Aroma ARC-838TC Features

  • The Aroma ARC-838TC can prepare anywhere from 4 to 16 cups of cooked rice in one serving
  • The digital control panel has a very simple design. It includes an automatic warming function which is fairly useful for keeping rice warm after it finishes. The delay timer button allows you to set up to 15 hours in advance of cooking.
  • It includes an extra attachment that allows you to steam meat and vegetable at the same time the rice is being cooked.
  • This rice cooker is very inexpensive and can cook a large amount of rice at one time
  • The 15 hour timer is a very useful feature if you want to cook in advance. Just prepare and leave the rice in the cooker in the morning set the timer and you can have fresh rice waiting when you get home.
  • It does not have a specific setting to cook different types of rice.
  • It has a very simple bland white design.
  • Delay timer does not have a clock setting so you will need to estimate the time manually.
  • Very short Cord

Pros

  • This rice cooker is very inexpensive and can cook a large amount of rice at one time
  • The 15 hour timer is a very useful feature if you want to cook in advance. Just prepare and leave the rice in the cooker in the morning set the timer and you can have fresh rice waiting when you get home.

Cons

  • It does not have a specific setting to cook different types of rice.
  • It has a very simple bland white design.
  • Delay timer does not have a clock setting so you will need to estimate the time manually.
  • Very short Cord

My Review

The Aroma ARC-838TC is a very inexpensive rice cooker and has a very limited set of features that reflect the cost. The delay timer is a nice feature that you normally would not find with a rice cooker at this price range but it would have been nice if it had included a clock feature. The fairly simple user interface and low cost of the rice cooker is perfect for anyone that is either new to rice cookers or on a limited budget. There were a lot of positive comments on the design of this rice cooker but me personally I found that it was rather bland.

Overall I wished it had more choices on the type of rice it when selecting the type of rice to cook automatically. You can normally find the Aroma ARC-838TC selling for around $30 on Amazon.com and for this price you really can’t expect it to have that type of technology.

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