Aroma ARC-747 Review

Aroma ARC-747 7 Cup Rice Cooker

 

Price Range: Low

Rice Quality: Good

Benefits & Features: Few

Performance: Good

Pros vs. Cons: Balanced
Overall Rating: Good

As a newer 7 cup cooker, the Aroma ARC-747 pot style brings some good benefits to the table.

First, to start out our review, we did not have much consumer feedback throughout the web to report from so we will give a more general review based on the smaller ARC-743 model which did; along with how we feel this cooker may perform overall.

This rice cooker steamer combo is a 7 cup cooker which is good for yielding around 21 cups of cooked white rice, (in rice cooker cup sized measurements) making it good for a household ranging from 5 to 7 people.

The Aroma ARC-747 is a basic plug, set, and forget style rice cooker with a removable glass top lid design. It sports a non-stick bowl for easy serving and cleaning and also allows folks to make a decent sized portion of steamed food while the rice cooks below.

As stated on many of our review pages, we love this extra feature since it makes it easier for users to complete entire healthy meals from using one unit, and in this particular case is even more of a plus since this cooker is low priced online.

With a slight learning curve, folks can even use this cooker to prepare soups, stews, and even chili.

Drawbacks?

Well, like in most cases you generally get what you pay for and with rice cookers there is no difference in this mantra.

Don’t expect a very high standard batch of white rice and do expect some trial and error for getting other rice types to come out to your liking. Not to say this cooker can’t handle the job, it just will not produce excellent quality dishes like the more expensive fuzzy logic computerized cookers mentioned on this site.

Also, due to the overall design, folks may experience frothy boil over when cooking non-bar boiled type rice along with some crusting on the bottom layer of rice batch. Please keep in mind that this is common with ALL cookers of this built.

To help prevent some of these minor cons turn to our Help & Tips page.

The Aroma ARC-747 comes with a non-stick bowl, steam tray, rice scoop, measuring cup, and manual.

Pros

 

  • easy to use and clean
  • can cook rice and steam food simultaneously
  • good price for a 7 cup rice cooker steamer combo

 

Cons

 

  • no advanced timer features
  • power cord not detachable
  • bottom layer rice crusting and boil over issues (see Help & Tips)
  • not very stylish and has sort of a cheap look and feel

 

Where to Buy an Aroma Rice Cooker

Purchase at Amazon.com

With a balanced mix of pros vs. cons and for the price, overall we believe this Aroma ARC-747 rice cooker will benefit those who cook mainly white rice on occasion, or at least twice a week and who can also gain from having the food steaming feature.

For folks who prefer more demanding quality with brown rice, sushi, mixed, etc., please research the more expensive computerized models before considering this basic Aroma 7 cup rice cooker.

For something with similar features please check out some of the slightly higher-priced 8 cup Aroma Cookers or have a look at our “Best 8 Cup Cookers” tab on the Navbar.