Aroma 8-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel
Steam food and cook rice at the same time! Dishwasher safe accessories included. Let Aroma do the Cooking for You Enjoy easy home cooking with the Aroma 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker & Food Steamer. Restaurant-quality rice. Healthy steamed meals. Delicious one-pot dishes. Prepare all this and more at the press of a button. Aroma takes the "cook" out of home cooking - turning kitchen time into your time. Help the kids with homework, get creative at play time, or pick up that novel you
- Perfectly prepares 2 to 8 cups of any variety of cooked rice
- Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below
- Easy-to-use, programmable digital controls with automatic Keep-Warm and White Rice and Brown Rice functions
- Great for soups, jambalaya, chili, and more
- 15-hour Delay Timer for flexible meal planning
- Includes steam tray, rice measuring cup, serving spatula, and exclusive recipes and coupons for Mahatma® and Carolina® Rice
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~ To avoid calamities, follow the directions in the user's manual, not what's on the rice package or what you used to do when cooking on the stove top. I was particularly surprised that brown rice takes no more water than white rice, but turns out beautifully.
~ The term "cup" does not mean an 8 ounce cup. It's actually 3/4 of a cup (6 ounces). I quickly discovered that trying to convert this idiosyncratic measurement scheme to standard English measurement is more trouble than it's worth. Just do what the directions say.
~ There's good reasons for this cooker's taking longer than stovetop cooking or what my old rice cooker took. It intentionally heats brown rice more slowly and apparently cooks at a lower temperature than with white rice. That's fine with me, since the result is perfectly cooked brown rice!
~ The top assembly is slightly more awkward to clean than a simple removable glass or metal top would be. It's really not much of an issue, but others have noticed it also.
~ The maximum capacity is claimed to be eight cups of cooked rice, which is actually six - 8 ounce cups. This is fine for one or two people, but may not be large enough for more people.
After only a few days of ownership, I'm very pleased with the performance of this unit, but obviously I'm not yet able to comment about reliability or customer service.