Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Aroma ARC-1000 Professional Rice Cooker/Food Steamer
The Aroma ARC-1000 Professional Rice Cooker/Food Steamer is an affordable home rice cooker with features that usually only more expensive rice cookers have. It makes use of fuzzy logic technology to adjust the time and temperature to each specific batch of rice, making great rice every time. This feature is usually only available in mid-range units and higher.
It als has multiple cooking settings. One for white rice, one for brown rice, smart steam, keep-warm, and delay timer that can be set for up to 15 hours in advance. And it has a quick rice feature that goes 25-50% faster by shortening soaking cycles and warming cycles. It makes up to 20 cups of cooked rice, so this is suitable for families of all sizes. It also has a "condensation collector" that channels extra moisture out from the rice, giving you lighter and fresher rice rather than soggy sticky rice.
My favorite thing about this rice cooker is ... the warranty! It's a 2 year warranty, something I don't run across very often. That shows me that Aroma has great confidence in the durability of this product, and I like to see that.
At a list price of $52.48, but sometimes to be found on sale, the Aroma ARC-1000 Professional rice cooker-food steamer is a great value with its high quality and its advanced features.