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AROMA Digital Rice Cooker, 4-Cup (Uncooked) / 8-Cup (Cooked), Steamer, Grain Cooker, Multicooker, 2 Qt, Stainless Steel Exterior, ARC-914SBD Home & Kitchen

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About this item Easy-to-use programmable digital controls complete with an automatic Keep Warm mode after each cycle An array of preset functions for every kind of meal: White Rice, Brown Rice, Steam, Flash Rice Steam meat, vegetables and more with the provided Steam Tray all while rice cooks below Perfectly prepares 2 to 8 cups of any variety of cooked rice or grains Sensor Logic Technology for delicious, fluffy rice and grains every time – automatically controls the internal temperature throughout the cooking cycle for optimal texture and flavor Item holds up to 2 to 8 cups of cooked rice. 8 cups is the cooked rice capacity. Rice must be cooked in the cup that comes along with this product. 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. Save time with the Flash Rice function which cuts cooking time by up to 50% 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 Show more

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Item model number


Country of Origin





Aroma Housewares

Model Name

Digital Cool-Touch Rice Grain Cooker and Food Steamer

Included Components

Inner Pot


2 Quarts


350 watts

Item Weight

4.9 pounds

Lid Material

Stainless Steel


Stainless Steel

Special Feature

Automatic Keep Warm



Product Care Instructions

Hand Wash

Power Source

Corded Electric

Product Dimensions

8.63"D x 9.25"W x 8.5"H

Date First Available

April 13, 2012

59 reviews for AROMA Digital Rice Cooker, 4-Cup (Uncooked) / 8-Cup (Cooked), Steamer, Grain Cooker, Multicooker, 2 Qt, Stainless Steel Exterior, ARC-914SBD Home & Kitchen

  1. Grace Jose Antonio

    4.0 out of 5 stars


    Is very easy for cooking !!!! I love it

  2. Violet Heath

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this rice cooker

    This is my second time to purchase this particular rice cooker. My other one finally played out after 10 years

  3. Doug S.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing rice cooker

    Rice cooker cooks nicely all the time. Sadly the rice pot is not as durable as I thought. And the non stick material flakes off easy over time.

    2 people found this helpful

  4. Ced

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cooks rice to perfection

    Great product. Cooks rice to perfection. Small and doesn’t take up too much space to put away in a cabinet. Worth the price I paid for it.

  5. ehtisham

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and easy

    Does the job and does it quick

  6. Semi-sapient consumer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good quality for the price

    I make a great deal of rice, in several different varieties, and it’s worked out great for me. I’ve bought more expensive devices in the past but it’s seems unnecessary when I get a good result at this price point.

    One person found this helpful

  7. Arun kumar kumay

    4.0 out of 5 stars


    Overall its not bad

  8. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    That is work easy

    Easy to use and perfect rice. Pricing is excellent

  9. CStracq

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Always PERFECT * 2x as fast * 10 years and still going strong

    I bought this in Jan 2014. It’s May 2023. It’s almost a decade old, and it’s still going.(Honestly, I only use it for white rice.)+ Cooks sushi rice perfectly+ Cooks jasmine rice perfectly+ Done in 36 minutes (I’ve timed it) — FASTEST rice cooker+ Easy to clean+ Couldn’t be any simpler to use+ Cheap (it was $30 then, and it’s $30 now)+ Has been with me for a DECADE- The ONLY “negative” is that I used metal forks and spoons in it when I was young and foolish, so some rice can stick, especially if it’s left on keep warm for a long time. Washed rice sticks less. Oiled rice (for individual grains, like fried rice) doesn’t stick at all.[I have no chill for “fancy” brands]I have tried to ZOJIRUSHI rice cookers, on “sushi, white rice, long grain white” modes. It takes 60+ minutes everytime, and we always google, “Why is my rice overcooked?”I have never had to troubleshoot my Aroma rice cooker. It just works. I’m so annoyed by “higher quality” brands that make you experiment to try to get their product to work.[How I Use It]If I want fluffy, individual grains, to go with beans or to go into fried rice, I THOROUGHLY wash the Jasmine rice, then mix in a little oil to the pot before I turn it on.If I want sushi rice, I just wash it a normal amount (3-6x) and fill up to the line.[Washing Rice] Just in case anyone is unfamiliar, you “wash” the extra starch off of rice before you cook it. Usually you just put the rice in the cooking bowl, fill it part way with water, swirl the grains around, tip out as much of the water as you can without spilling grains – and repeat until the water is nearly clear. If you want less sticky rice (like for fried rice) wash it for longer to get all extra starch off.Then you add fresh water (I use filtered) to the “washed” rice until it hits the Fill line for however many “cups” of rice you put in.[Amount of Water] Just use the cup that comes with the rice cooker and fill to the line. I don’t know why the finger method doesn’t give you the same ratio and result, but I just trust the machine.[TLDR]+ It’s still flawless a DECADE later+ Cooks various types of rice perfectly every time+ Effortless+ Cooks twice as fast as othersI would buy it in a heartbeat for anyone else. I wouldn’t waste my time or money on anything else.

    130 people found this helpful

  10. Tanya

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Buy it

    I love my rice cooker. Makes life easier as a single working parent.

  11. Parker

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    the timer is the only negitive

    the only bad thing to say is you dont get a count down timer from the start you have to wait for the last 10 minutes to know how much time you have left but besides that i have noting bad to say

  12. God/YourHighness/OhGreatOne

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    So glad I chose this one.

    I actually steamed chicken and vegetables above my rice it was delicious.

  13. Denise O’Harra

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    super easy to use

    Came with measuring cup scoop tool and rice fluffer tool and water lines inside of pot. I wish the measuring lines in pot were a different color other than black on black however that is the only thing I can say is sort of a negative. Love it and have suggested it as gifts for others. Hard boiled eggs are a quick water measurement (found on their web site) and click of a button. Try it, I am sure you will find it easy to use and now a great addition to any kitchen

    One person found this helpful

  14. courtney cunningham

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rice oh Rice Baby

    I luv this invention never had rice so perfect. Just amazing easy clean up. Just buy it okay.

  15. Johnson NguyenJohnson Nguyen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Multifunction rice cooking

    This rice cooking has a lit of options for you to used one in all. Very fast cooking and look very nice and easy to used. I have used it for a while now and it save me time and one it ready i will not have to worry about over cook, or burn my rice, because it will turn itself to warm option after cook time is done. After bought this. I never have over cook rice any more. The price for this cooker ver affordable.

  16. Srey

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for 1-4 servings

    Love it! Small, perfect for 1 to 4 servings, fits well in the cupboards.

  17. adonai2me

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really an upgrade from simple rice cookers

    I want to love this but I don’t. I’m Asian and cook rice daily. I grew up on Aroma rice cookers, the old school kind w/ one lever. My favorite is the 3-cup (uncooked) white cooker w/ uncoated stainless steel inner pot I’ve had for 12 yrs. I bought this newer one to supplement when we have guests.First, the nonstick coating already got scratched in the first use. And I only use plastic and bamboo rice paddles! To the company’s credit, they replaced it when I contacted them.Secondly, and this is why I prefer the old school cookers w/ a simple lid, the inside of this lid gets gross. Yes, I can just wipe off the condensation on the surface. But have you taken it apart to see the other side? Starch gets trapped back there and becomes the ideal environment for bacterial growth. The first later easily comes off and on. But there is another layer detachable w/ tools. I don’t want to have to disassemble it every time.For cooking rice everyday at every meal, old school type is easier to maintain, just like a regular pot w/ a lid.

    2 people found this helpful

  18. Hannah

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect rice every time

    I’ve never been able to get rice cooked perfectly as quickly and easily as the Aroma allows for. Great price for shockingly good, fluffy rice.

  19. EmelyEmely

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Rice Cooker

  20. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Love it

  21. martha gordillo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pequeña 4 personas

    Está perfecta para mi hogar. Me encanta. La uso todos los días. Excelente calidad. Recomendada

  22. Ruth May

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Love the rice maker! Works perfect for steaming veggies or making rice. Great quality. Sturdy and durable. Easy to clean and use.

  23. Amazon_Customer

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Timer malfunctions, makes a wet mess during cooking after 6 months

    – Timer worked for ~6 months. Since then, the first hour has reduced to I think 10 minutes. So if I needed to wait 1 hour, I would have to select the timer to 2.- Water instruction is incorrect. For one cup, I always needed above 1.5 line water. But the instruction said as the # of cups, so is the # lines of water. If I did not add additional water, rice would remain hard. For the same issue, it was harder to cook more than one cup of rice.- Cleaning it is hard. After 1 or 2 cookings, starch would form inside the top metal shade. Also, starch started spilling along the outer wall and spraying out on the counter.- So after about 1.5 years of use, I am looking for a new option except Aroma.

    One person found this helpful

  24. NewAgePotatoes

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A pike of dirt could use this machine

    Perfect rice with no thought. Need I say more? Thanks!

  25. betty mitchell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    I’ve had this for years and it still works well

  26. laverne king

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    This pot does it all. Rice cooker, slow cooker and steamer. Instruction booklet is excellent

  27. Gerald C.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Rice and a Tolerant Cooker

    Okay. I’ll give it five stars based on the rice it produces and easy of use and design. It does indeed make pretty much perfect rice, white, brown, wild, etc. as well as other grains. It comes with a little measuring cup. The water level marks inside (none too easy to see, are calibrated for the number of these little cups of grain you use. But the cup is about 3/4 cup, Why? Because that’s 1-gou, the standard Japanese rice serving measure. But that’s no big deal. Nor is it a problem that the water marks inside are hard to read. Just use one measure of water to one measure of rice. I know. That’s different from your usual ratio for stovetop rice.There’s a little bit of learning to do at first. I use more water with brown rice, more like 1.5 water to one brown rice. And some rice is drier than other rices, and need more water. I find that you can have a little more water, but you don’t want to have too little, because the rice will be less than fully prepared. For instance, I forgot about the little measuring cup and absentmindedly used a full one cup measure but added water to the line for two gou. I got slightly underdone rice.Remember that the cooker knows when the water has been absorbed. Rice cookers work because, so long as there is free water in the pot, the temperature cannot rise above 212F (at sea level). So all the pot need do is stop cooking and reduce temperature to warm when the pot temperature rises about 212F. That’s why it works for all grains. And that means the cooker doesn’t really know when the rice is done, only when the water is gone.Now, you will see all sorts of different ratios recommended by rice cooker recipes and for different cookers. Lots of people use 1.5:1 for white rice. Quinoa is happier with a 2:1 ratio. Anything reasonably close will work, so long as you use enough water for the grain to be fully cooked when the water is gone. If you use a little more water than you needed, it will go on cooking until absorbed. The worst that will happen is that it might get a little softer than you’d like. And you can even fix it when you open the pot and find it isn’t quite done. Just add a bit more water and start the cycle again. The cooker will still know when that water is absorbed. That’s the lovely thing about a rice cooker. It can sort of peak under the lid for you, plus it doesn’t have to be watched.

    1,267 people found this helpful

  28. Robert

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can’t beat the value

    Great little cheap rice cooker. Well worth the money. I use it regularly and it hasn’t failed me.

    One person found this helpful

  29. katherine

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great! Love it!

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     Easy peasy to cook rice and steam vegetables. Lesson learned or advise, handwash the metal pot because mine didn’t last long (used 2yrs, not nad) so I have to buy a new one. I belived the metal pot isn’t a good conductor anymore (tried to cook it in stove too and rice didn’t cook good) after washing it most of the times in the dishwasher. 🙂 My husband love this so much! LOL!

    3 people found this helpful

  30. amazonisourfavestore

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost returned it — Glad we didn’t!

    We own a large 60 cup, party-sized Aroma Housewares rice cooker and love it, so we decided to give this small 8 cup a try.Growing up in an area where white, sticky rice is served on the daily, you become a rice cooker connoisseur early on. Having owned pricey cookers and cheapy cookers of nearly all the popular sizes and makes, I’ve learned that the only things that matter are 1) is your rice cooked firm and chewy; 2) is it easy to clean; and 3) does it cook enough to feed your family. This pot met all these criteria for us as well as taking up very little counter space while looking good in steel & black. At 1st glance we thought, “this is the teeniest pot we’ve ever owned!” but it really does cook 8 full cups of perfectly done rice – translucent and slightly sticky. (We don’t eat fluffy, softer rice like Uncle Bens).We rinsed and drained completely 4 cups of raw rice (rice measured to the cup brim and used a colander to drain) then filled the pot with cool water to the 4 cup line in the pot. Doing so matched the Thumb Measuring rule (lightly touching the top of the raw rice, water should reach 1st digit). We were pleased that the lines are clearly marked in white. Using the “white rice” setting, the pot began its 10 minute count down after 25 minutes for a 35 total minute cook time. There was no wait time after cooking was complete. This review is based on the Sam’s Club Members Mark Thai (Hom Mali) Jasmine Rice, a long grain. We have not tried our other favorite brand which is Hinode Calrose White Rice, a medium grain, but I suspect it will need a bit more water, probably filled to the 8 liter mark, and will need at least a 15 minute wait for the rice to set before serving.We have not tried the “warm” setting for rice since we unplug the pot as soon as its done, serve it, then refrigerate whatever is left. I will use the warm setting occasionally for broths. I also plan to cook bulgar using more water than rice on the “brown rice” setting. The “delay” setting works well for jasmine rice presoaking, then cooking on flash rice. Probably won’t use it for steaming, but you never know…This cooker serves 3 persons well. Fast and easy to clean with no sticking. We also like the white speckled black pot – that’s a first for us. We’ve had the pot for a day and already tried two recipes. Very useful thus far!

    82 people found this helpful

  31. Prince of PeasPrince of Peas

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously, why would anyone ever need a rice cooker? Nothing is simpler than making rice!

    TL;DR: Buy this, it’s amazing. There’s no need to buy a fancier model, this makes perfect rice, is simple, is inexpensive, and does not take up much room.As someone with extensive experience in the kitchen, both professionally and at home, I cannot imagine anything simpler to cook than rice. There are only 2 ingredients, rice & water and it’s not very complicated. With so many appliances in my kitchen, why bother with another thing to buy, use once, and take up storage space? I have enough gadgets that seemed great on paper (air fryers, bread makers, etc.) which did not do the job as well as I could do using traditional methods, and which were often difficult to clean and maintain. So, a rice cooker? A machine to replace the easiest food in the world to cook? Why?My wife had suggested one, after all, all of the restaurants that served rice used them. But, I explained (probably incorrectly) they need to make a LOT of rice; we don’t, and that’s probably why they use them. Then I came across an article in one of my favorite food magazines, where they test products and came across their review of rice cookers. This rice cooker received the highest rating and was the least expensive of all their tests (and this is a serious chef’s magazine, not supported by advertising; their reviews are spot-on and unbiased). And so, I bit the bullet and thought that if it was garbage, I’d just toss it, it was inexpensive enough.As soon as I got this, I wanted to use it and prove to my wife why it was a waste of money and space, and how even a review from an almost always dependable magazine, could be wrong, Of course, I tried some basmati rice because I knew that there was no way that I was going to get fluffy rice with discrete, pieces of rice not stuck together. Once more I would show her who was right.Wrong.After about 33 minutes when the machine said that the rice was done, I opened the lid and, behold, it was perfect! Each grain of rice was perfectly cooked, separate from all the other grains, flowable, and it was the same from the top of the pot to the bottom. Amazing and impressive.Then I decided that the time/temperature etc. of this gadget must have been designed for basmati rice, let’s try some short-grain sticky rice for sushi. Damn, how does it know? Again, perfect.I’m now a believer, I admit I was very wrong, and the answer to who needs a rice cooker is: I do and You do.- This machine cleans up beautifully, it leaves no rice on the bottom of the pot.- It is simple to use.- It cooks rice perfectlyMy only issue with it is, as per the attached photos, it is very difficult to see the water line markings on the inside of the pot. This machine is too good, however, to deduct any points for that.Two things to point out:1) The cup that it comes with equals 3/4 of a dry cup measure. It says that in the instructions but on the cup itself, there is a 3/4 full mark. That’s a bit confusing but, the measuring cup is 3/4 cup when it is filled to the top. If you fill it to the 3/4 mark, you’re weighing out 3/4 of a cup (or a little over 1/2 of a regular cup) so just fill it to the brim.2) There is a steam vent on the lid. It’s probably not best to place this under a cabinet; condensation will form on the underside of the cabinet and drip or, worse, penetrate the cabinet wood and get moldy. Keep it in a position so that the vent is clear of anything above it.I highly recommend, despite my previous insistence that nobody needs a rice cooker, this machine. It’s amazing.Review of: Aroma Housewares 2-8-Cups (Cooked) Digital Cool-Touch Rice Grain Cooker and Food Steamer

    459 people found this helpful

  32. Scott

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    I have used this rice cooker at least once every week for the past several months. I simply put the rice and water in, push the start button selecting the type of rice I am cooking, and it beeps when the rice is ready. It is literally that simple! It makes excellent rice with minimal effort and easy clean up. I am very pleased with this purchase.Note that I have found that about an extra quarter cup or so of water is needed so the rice is moist when done. Also, it does take a while for the rice to cook so I always make it earlier than the rest of the meal which is fine because it has a wonderful warming function that keeps it warm long after it is finished cooking making timing meals a breeze.I have not yet used the steaming function.I highly recommend this product!

    6 people found this helpful

  33. Katarina

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, simple rice cooker!

    I bought this for myself a couple of years ago, and then brought it to my parents’ place while visiting. It was easy enough for them to operate and they commented on how much better the rice tasted than from the boxes or microwavable options. They liked it so much, I left it there when I left and bought the same one for myself again. It does a great job of cooking a little rice or a lot, is easy to clean, and is compact enough to put away while it’s not needed. Very happy with the product!

  34. Supernatural

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little rice cooker

    I don’t know why it’s taken me so many years to buy a rice cooker. This thing is amazing. No watching a pot (and then forgetting and burning your rice), it cooks for the perfect amount of time and then shuts off. I’ve also made flavored rice mixes, added cooked meat and cheese or beans with success. Perfectly cooked every time (even if I forget and don’t check it for half an hour).The steamer basket is pretty small, but will accommodate two salmon filets, or maybe enough broccoli for two people as a side. I have only used this a couple of times. The instructions are a little tricky for different kinds of rice, beans, etc.Overall, a pretty good rice cooker! Easy to clean. Would buy again.

    6 people found this helpful

  35. Mazeman

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect For My Needs

    This is a great rice cooker at a great price. Does everything I’d ever need: Cook rice, time the rice, keep warm, cook other stuff like grains/brown rice, steam. Very intuitive. Personally, I don’t see what I’d ever need from the “Cadillac” rice cookers that can cost 8X more.

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  36. Sherri

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good rice steamer for brown rice

    I always use brown rice and was leery about buying this kind of steamer. I had a vegetable and rice steamer for over 10 years that I loved. It was just an oval one with the clear plastic bowl for the veggies and had a rice bowl you put in it. It had a dial that you turned to the amount of time y9u wanted your food to cook for. It was perfect for brown rice because I could put however much water I wanted In with the rice and then set it for 60 minutes and then later another 15-20. So I was sad when it died and nervous about this one.This one did work very well. I followed the directions, but did add a little extra water. I found that for brown rice, the recommended amount of water was not enough. When I checked on it after it was done, the water had completely absorbed in and the brown rice was a little too hard. Not crunchy or really hard, just not quite right. (I do not like my rice mushy. I have eaten brown rice all my life, along with other grains.) i had to add more water and cook it for a little longer. I did find that some rice was stuck to the bottom, but not burned. I have always used twice as much water to brown rice and cooked it for around 80 minutes. I think with brown rice, it will take some experimenting to figure out what works best for each person. Next time, I’m going to add more water and cook it longer. (only way to cook it longer than 60 minutes is to start it over again, which is easy.) If I end up adding too much water, I will just cook it a little longer.I washed it by hand, and I didn’t put it in the dishwasher. It is small and light so it is easy to put in a cupboard. There are some recipes in the manual for other grains.Anyway, I like this and it did work for brown rice. You just might have to experiment with the cooking time and water amount a little bit.The only thing that bugs me is that the inside pan the rice goes in has two sets of lines and numbers. It has cups on one side and a lower case e on the other. The lines under the e do not match up with the lines under the word cups. The numbers are different too. The ones under the e are 0.2 up through 0.8. I thought maybe the e and the 0.2-0.8 was liters or something but am not sure. I read the manual and googled and couldn’t find the answer. I’m sure it is something obvious, and doesn’t effect anything at all. I’m just curious.Update 12/19/20- After using this rice cooker quite often between now and when I got it, I wish I had bought a different rice cooker. My old Sunbeam one was much better. With the Aroma cooker, the water that is in with the rice is what is steaming. The rice comes out pretty stuck together, no matter how I adjust the water amount. If I follow the directions and only use the proper amount of water, the brown rice isn’t cooked enough and is hard still. Another big disadvantage of the Aroma is that the rice sticks to the bottom and while I don’t have to scrub it off, I do have to soak it for hours and apply pressure with a dish cloth to get it clean. The Sunbeam, which I include a link for so you can see what I’m talking about, had you put water below what you are steaming. It had a bowl for the rice and you also put water in with the rice. The water that was below and not with the rice is what got hot and steamy. It cooked the rice just fine, perfectly in fact. The timer only went for 60 minutes, so I did have to add some more time, but this was no big deal. Often, I would start the rice earlier in the day at around 2 or 3 and then cook it the last 20 or so before dinner. The Sunbeam was also much easier to clean. The brown rice turned out soft, but not mushy, and was not all stuck together. It was perfect. The only thing thing the Aroma has that I like better is that it does have a delay start.(It was this one, but I am not paying this much-

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  37. Tony Oxley

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thought my husband was crazy but this has been very handy

    I needed a multi-cooker for rice, steamed vegetables, and hot cereal. This one is perfect! It’s compact which made me doubt it could really make 12 cups of cooked rice, but it does. The steam that is released is slow so it doesn’t condense under the cabinets, and the unit doesn’t bubble over the sides like with glass lids with little vents. It has a great automatic keep warm feature. The plug is two-prong which is wonderful for old houses. It has some other features, but I haven’t used them yet. I HIGHLY recommend this multi-cooker!

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  38. P. Schmidt

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Above average rice cooker

    I bought this AROMA brand rice cooker to replace a larger vegetable steamer (by a different manufacturer) that had an attachment for cooking rice. I wanted to have a cooker that was primarily for rice, with the option to steam vegetables and/or cook other foods, while being smaller when stored on the countertop, and easier to clean than my old one. Based on other Amazon reviews, I selected this one.Before I forget to write it, I think it is important to point out that this cooker is rated for 8 cups of COOKED rice, NOT 8 cups of uncooked rice. The usual ratio for regular white rice is 1:2, meaning that if you put in 1 cup of uncooked rice, you will have 2 cups of cooked rice when done. So with this product you can put in a maximum of 4 cups of uncooked rice, and will end up with a maximum of 8 cups of cooked rice.It is also important to note that if you choose to use the optional (included) vegetable steamer/food cooker tray, this fits inside the rice cooker pot and therefore takes up some of the space in that pot; you can cook rice AND steam vegetables/cook food simultaneously, but you cannot fit the full measure of rice when doing so. In my estimate, if you put in a cup or two of uncooked rice, the vegetable steamer/food cooker tray holds about enough to feed two people when combined with the rice. It is certainly not large enough to simultaneously cook rice and other food in quantities for a family; AROMA makes a similar product with a larger capacity if you need it.I shopped in several stores (Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Macy’s) before buying this cooker. They all carried electric rice cookers, but none had this product. Sears has AROMA products, but only in a less expensive non-digital version, while BB&B had a similar cooker by West Bend that did not look as good in terms of quality. But the majority of places I looked carried only non-digital rice cookers. I mention this because I think the digital ones have a couple of advantages that are significant enough to comment on:- The cooker is not simply based on cooking time; there is some sort of measurement going on that assures properly cooked rice.- The cooker can be programmed to start cooking while you are away, so that the rice (or other food) will be ready when you want to eat it.- The cooker automatically goes into a ‘keep warm’ mode once cooking is done, and will work well in this regard for at least a few hours.This cooker includes the following:- Cooker itself (included the digital controller and the heating element)- Teflon coated (non-stick) rice cooker pot- Plastic vegetable steamer/food cooker tray- Plastic stirring spatula (used once rice is cooked)- Clear plastic measuring cup (1 cup capacity)- Users manual- Quick start guide- Rice recipesBasic rice cooking goes like this:- Measure uncooked rice, using included cup or any other measuring cup- Pour rice into pot- If cooking white rice, pour in some water, stir with included spatula (or wooden spoon, etc), drain water (this optional step helps rinse away excess starch)- Add water to pot (which already contains rice) until water level reaches measuring mark on inside of pot that corresponds with amount of rice- Close cooker lid- Press POWER button- Press either the WHITE RICE or BROWN RICE button- Cooking starts, and is monitored by the digital controller; display shows rotating LED pattern, ‘Cooking’ LED illuminates- When digital controller estimates that about 12 minutes remain, display stops rotating pattern and starts showing count down minutes until done- Cooker beeps loudly for a few seconds, automatically enters KEEP WARM mode, ‘Keep Warm’ LED illuminates- When ready to eat, press POWER button twice to turn cooker off, open lid and remove pot- Stir cooked in pot using included spatula (or wooden spoon, etc)The manual includes a chart for estimating cooking time, but in general white rice takes 20-30 minutes, and brown rice takes twice that time.I have done small and large batches of both white rice, brown rice, and also a batch of wild rice, and all came out perfectly, properly cooked but not mushy. White rice had a nice level of stickiness of the sort that lends itself to eating with chopsticks, but without being TOO sticky, so you can easily break it up by stirring more with the spatula.In my tests, I always used the recommended water amount (i.e. I filled the pot to the measurement line that matched the amount of uncooked rice I put in), EXCEPT for the wild rice; the cooker does not have a setting for wild rice, so I followed the instructions on the rice bag, putting in 1-3/4 cup of water for each cup of uncooked rice, and then using the BROWN RICE mode on the cooker.I have not used the optional vegetable steamer/food cooker tray, so I cannot comment on that very much. But the manual includes extra steps for setting up cooking in the tray only (i.e. no rice cooking), as well as simultaneous cooking of rice and other foods. There are ways to specify time values that apply to the foods in the optional tray, so the cooker is not going only on its normal method for rice-only cooking.Besides using the product for cooking rice, and other things in the optional tray, it can be used as a sort of ‘crock pot’ for heating soups, chili, stews, etc. In this case, you just put the food to be heated into the pot directly and select the WHITE RICE mode. The food will be heated and then the cooker will keep it warm until you are ready to eat it. I tested this using a can of chili, and it worked well. This use of the cooker is mostly useful if you want to program it to start cooking while you are away, with cooking completed soon before you ARE ready to eat, OR to keep the food warm if you are uncertain about when you will be ready to eat.The pot is easy to clean. Since neither water or food are ever put into the body of the cooker, there should rarely be any need to clean it, other than wiping the inside of the lid in case any food splashed up onto it during cooking.The quality of this product seems very good. Nothing feels cheap. My only quibbles are that the power cord is quite short (obviously intended for use on a counter top, whereas I prefer to use it on a table that is further from the nearest outlet), and the ‘control panel’ area is quite reflective, and sometimes I have to view from different angles in order to read the buttons and/or the display and other LEDs.

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  39. wayne jones

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cooker

    We ordered this rice cooker because we needed something larger than a 4 cup cooker. This 8 cup rice cooker is awesome. We have used it several times so far and are completely happy with it, so far. The flash cook option is handy when you don’t want to wait the full 45-55 minutes on the white rice mode. It took 26 minutes for 3 cups of cooked rice to be ready, almost half of the time. We saw some videos and comments about it doesn’t work. The videos we have watched have some dummy saying it doesn’t work all while NOT having the rice pot in the cooker. DUH!!! There is a pressure button on the inside that allows the cooker to know that there is rice that needs to be cooked. Highly recommend this little cooker

  40. DLo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite rice cooker

    his is my favorite rice cooker; I’ve had it for a few years. I’ve also given it as a gift! The timer function is super easy, and it’s just the right size for me. I rarely would make a full 8 cooked cups, but I like to make a smaller amount of arborio rice, add raw chicken to the top, use a little extra broth, and cook it at the same time. I call it fauxotto. Unfortunately, I have used the wrong utensils on the inner pot a few too many times over the last years and scratched up the non-stick surface. Fortunately, I discovered you can reorder them on the Aroma website, which apparently I can’t link to here! But I just got TWO new ones today and am looking forward to continued rice!

  41. bister

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    This digital rice cooker has become a staple in my kitchen, making the preparation of delicious and perfectly cooked rice an effortless task. The 4-cup capacity is ideal for personal use, and I was so impressed that I gifted one to my friend, especially for preparing fragrant basmati rice. The stainless steel exterior adds a touch of durability and modernity to the kitchen, making it not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Overall, a great investment for anyone who values convenience and consistently good rice.

  42. Jennifer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it! But stopped working.

    I loved this rice cooker. It was one of the best appliances and most used in my house. It’s very easy to use and my rice came out perfect every time. I got it as a Christmas gift. It lasted about 8 years and now when I go to plug it in it won’t turn on. That’s the only dislike I have with it, but it did last 8 years. I’m currently looking for a new one but I would probably buy the same one again.

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  43. todderick

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this thing

    Listen: I suck at cooking, and I don’t have the time nor the patience to do so. Rice might as well be the space program for me – as such, I’ve never dared to make it. Ever. In 47 years. Recently, though, my dog fell ill and needed a simple diet of white rice and boiled chicken. While I was getting along with instant rice and boiling chicken in a pot, because I have a gas stove I needed to basically sit in there and watch it. It’s just a task I hated.Then I bought this thing. When I say I just dump water and rice in it and press a button, or I put the steamer basket full of chicken in and push a different button, I mean it. It’s really that easy. It’s so deceptively easy that my stubborn brain, upon trying it for the first time, was nearly certain that it would come out terrible. No, it was perfect. (after I learned that you should rinse the rice, of course) Now I fire this thing up at least twice a week, and I’m even using it to make things for myself every now and then. I haven’t gotten into any of the fancier things, and I probably won’t – but to cook rice and steam chicken, it’s worth the cost alone.

  44. Sandra H. Lloyd

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Delightful to Have Rice Cooked Perfectly

    I wish I’d bought one of these sooner-what a pleasure to know that my rice will come out perfectly with a minimum of fuss. I cooked Black Rice (Forbidden Rice) on the brown rice setting and it was delicious !So easy to clean & easy to store because of the size.

  45. Jose Solivan

    5.0 out of 5 stars



  46. Nathaniel D. Martin-Adkins

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use rice cooker.

    Very simple and easy to use rice cooker. The buttons in English on this rice cooker make it easy to understand and operate. The small manual that comes with it helps clarify how to use it even more. Rice comes out great every time. I use mine a lot. I would recommend getting a rice cooker cookbook for recipe ideas you can do in a rice cooker like this one.

  47. BernadetteBernadette

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goodbye burnt rice…hello fluffy rice!

    I recently bought this rice cooker, and it’s been a game-changer in my kitchen. The classic design with a digital numeral screen is not only stylish but also user-friendly. I appreciate that it offers the option to cook both white and brown rice, making meal planning a breeze.Using this rice cooker is a piece of cake, and it consistently delivers fluffy rice without the risk of burning. The built-in alarms signal when the rice is done, preventing overcooking. Furthermore, its lightweight design and easy-to-clean, non-stick interior make it a convenient addition to any kitchen. I highly recommend this rice cooker to anyone looking for a reliable and efficient way to cook perfect rice every time.

    9 people found this helpful

  48. Adrian Bailey

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    After purchasing a rice cooker (cuckoo) that was completely worthless.. that I returned; I purchased this rice cooker for 1/2 the price and it works perfectly and as expected. The rice comes out beautifully and not sticky. It’s easy to clean and easy to use. I highly recommend this rice cooker.

    3 people found this helpful

  49. Sandor

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini Rice Cooker

    Its so easy to use and reliable 100% of the time. Perfectly cook rice every time, highly recommended.

  50. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Where has this been all my life!

    I used to buy minute rice for my meals…not anymore! Always wanted a rice cooker and this is perfect I use it all the time. Makes great rice !

  51. Koo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice!

    I am a single person so being able to make a small amount of rice is important to me and this is a perfect product. I really like it and it is very easy to clean. I am happy with my purchase. I can actually make up to four cups of rice which is plenty for couples.

    One person found this helpful

  52. jamesmak

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cooking rice, oatmeal and grains.

    So convenient, saving time and no mess.

    One person found this helpful

  53. M

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good basic rice cooker. Not great for keeping rice in for long periods of time.

    Pros: very simple rice cooker. Makes nice, fluffy rice in a reasonable amount of time.Cons: very simple rice cooker. Does a poor job of keeping rice fresh and fluffy all day.If you want a rice cooker to make rice and serve it upon completion, this is a great simple product for that, and priced just right. If you want a rice cooker you can make rice in, leave it on the counter all day, and dip into it as needed, you’re going to be disappointed. After just a few hours, the rice gets mushy, and starts to burn on the bottom. If rice is a part of your daily life, spend the seemingly outrageous prices for a good rice cooker.

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  54. S. Pagliaccio

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super easy

    I’ve never really had a problem cooking rice on the stove, so I never felt I needed a rice cooker. I was concerned about taking up extra space in my cabinet for a device I didn’t need. I had heard so many good things about this particular rice cooker, and the price was so reasonable, I thought, why not give it a try?Well, I have to say this is a handy little device. I like the peace of mind of setting and forgetting. I have made 3 batches of rice now, and each one came out perfectly. The first time I followed the instructions, I rinsed the rice, put in the water, stirred and turned it on. About 25 minutes later, perfect fluffy rice. The second time, the only change I made was using chicken stock instead of water. Again, perfect fluffy rice. The third time I was in a hurry, so I tried the rapid rice function. According to the booklet, I was supposed to have cooked rice in 9 minutes. I didn’t have rice in 9 minutes, it still took 20 minutes. I had forgot to rinse the rice first, so it was a little sticker, but still perfectly cooked. I need to go back and make sure I didn’t miss any steps in the rapid rice process.The book comes with recipes, you can make complete meals in this cooker. I haven’t tried the steaming options yet, but you can steam veggies and proteins as well, even while your rice is cooking. I will be experimenting with that function in the future. You also have the ability to cook other grains, which I also have yet to try.I would like to mention, you can cook rice quicker on the stove than in this rice cooker. The real advantage here is the hands off set it and forget it peace of mind. Most meals that I would be making to go with rice take 20-30 minutes to prepare, so the fact the rice cooker takes longer isn’t an issue for me.I did purchase the smaller size cooker option because I don’t make large batches of rice at one time, but there are larger size options available. And finally, yes you can cook rice in an Instant Pot, but if you have your meal cooking in there, you can’t cook both at the same time in the same device.

    57 people found this helpful

  55. Bits BFG

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    This thing is super easy to use. The timer is based on hours of delay it does not have any internal clock so unfortunately you cannot set a certain Meal Time but that’s not too much of an issue it includes a little white steaming tray that goes inside as well and all around I’ve been very happy with it!

  56. CuteFinds

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    So easy to use.

    Easy to use and makes perfect rice every time.

  57. YitzyK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly foolproof, easy, and perfect!!

    I am amazed! I finally gave up trying to cook rice properly, babysitting the pot but still overcooking or undercooking it most of the time – or I used too much or too little water. I decided to try a Rice Cooker. This one had one of the top ratings, and some really encouraging video reviews of people saying how they used it happily for years.I followed the instructions (basically 1-measure the rice, 2-rinse the rice (important), 3-add water to the line, 4-press the button!) and in about 30 minutes I had perfectly cooked white rice! Yes, it worked even the first time! Then the next day I tried it with brown rice. Same instructions, but push a different button. Again, perfectly cooked – this time after about 1 hour.I have since used it a few more times with varying quantities of rice and am still amazingly pleased with how perfect it is. I even used the automatic keep-warm feature to keep the rice warm and moist for over 2 hours! It cleans up very easily.Note – the review I had seen showed that their lid was a little hard to clean because it had a steam port. The company must have since improved the design because mine has an easy-to-clean smooth removable liner in the lid. So both the cooking pot and the lid can be removed to clean easily.Highly recommended!!

    6 people found this helpful

  58. John Thomas Fullker

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rice cooker

    Very easy to use and clean and makes 4 cups of rice within 30 minutes

  59. Rebecca wedley di pasquale

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Spend a bit more on a better one

    Tried it out for a couple months. Cooks fine but the fact that the timer doesn’t actually count down until its almost done cooking is a bit annoying but the issue is how messy it is. It spurts rice water no mater how little you are cooking. I wish I spend a bit more on a nicer one that doesn’t leave a mess.

    One person found this helpful

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