Aroma ARC-940SB Review

Aroma ARC-940SB 10 Cup Rice Steamer Cooker

 

Price Range: Moderate

Rice Quality: Good

Benefits & Features: Several

Performance: Good

Pros vs. Cons: Pros Outweigh Cons
Overall Rating: Good

For a family of 4 to 8 people, the Aroma ARC-940SB model would make a fine addition to any kitchen. This 10 cup rice cooker is also great for making vegetables, as well as preparing stews and soups!

But when you’re done with supper, is it a hassle to clean?

Well as far as the inner bowl is concerned, clean up will be easy thanks to its non stick surface (just when stirring remember to use plastic spatulas only!). The unit also comes equipped with a condensation collector which will catch excess steam inside the unit and store it in a reservoir instead of it dripping down the side and all over the counter.

However, there are some small parts such as the steaming tray and top lid that require a little more extra maintenance since food and excess rice starch does have a tendency to stick to them, but not such a bad price to pay for feeding such a large family all in one appliance.

And speaking of cost…despite the cup capacity of the Aroma ARC-940SB, it has a reasonable price tag when compared to some of its competitors.

Food Steaming & Rice Cooking

Another plus benefit in addition to the condensation collector is folks have the option to steam food while their rice is cooking using the included steaming tray. This is great and allows for an entire healthy meal to be prepared all in one unit!

However, some manual timing is needed when steaming different food.

For cooking white rice, for the most part folks will get an average, good quality batch ranging anywhere from 6 to 30 cups cooked rice.

But for cooking other types like brown, jasmine, sushi, mixed, etc., expect some trial and error until you get it close to your liking.

The Aroma ARC-940SB rice cooker comes with a measuring cup, non-scratch rice spatula, steaming tray, removable condensation collect, and manual.

 

Pros

 

  • cooks good quality white rice & decent brown, jasmine, etc.
  • easy to operate
  • food does not stick to bowl
  • decent cook times
  • allows for vegetable steaming while cooking rice
  • can also be used to prepare soup, stews, and oatmeal

 

Cons

 

  • no programmable timer
  • some parts do require constant cleaning
  • some folks complain unit comes with too many sticky labels attached
  • not a great space saver on counter

 

Where to Buy an Aroma Rice Cooker

Purchase at Amazon.com

Are There Better Choices?

At the time of this writing, we only reviewed a few other models of this cup size that do come close, but are either triple the price, or do not offer the convenient simultaneous steaming benefit.

Others were cheaper units that either received too many negative consumer feedback comments, didn’t come with the same amount of features, and were mostly out of stock or discontinued. Those models never found there way on our site.

However, another Aroma 10 cup rice cooker to compare it to is the “ARC-1000” model.

To wrap this up, for a large household, and once again for the price, we recommend folks consider this Aroma 10 cup rice cooker. It is a neat little multi-tasker and allows busy cooks to worry about other things over tending to 4 pots all going at once!

Measurements: 10.7 x 10.8 x 11 inches | 10 Cup Capacity (approx. 30 Cups Cooked)