In the world of rice cookers, Aroma definitely knows how to set itself apart. By creating long-lasting and versatile appliances, the brand has quickly risen as one of the most trustworthy names in the market.
The Aroma 12-Cup SmartCarb Rice Cooker ARC-1126SBL is an appliance that has a lot to live up to. Let’s take a look at its functions, features, and benefits to see if it does.
|Model Name||12-Cup SmartCarb Rice Cooker|
|Dimensions||10.50 x 10.25 x 9.75 inches|
|Max Capacity (Uncooked Rice)||6 cups|
|Max Capacity (Cooked Rice)||12 cups|
|Product Accessories||Measuring Cup|
The Aroma 12-Cup SmartCarb Rice Cooker ARC-1126SBL promises a host of technological innovations — and that makes it a noteworthy appliance. At its core, it’s an Aroma rice cooker that promises mostly the same features that they all do, with some added improvements.
A 15-hour delay timer as well as versatile cooking settings make this a great option for on-the-go homemakers. But aside from the usual functions, the Aroma 12-Cup SmartCarb Rice Cooker ARC-1126SBL brings to the table some features we’ve yet to see replicated in mainstream rice cookers. Let’s take a closer look.
Though the technology may seem fancy, the way the smart carbohydrate feature works is actually pretty simple. By filtering starchy liquid through the specifically designed inner pot, the Aroma 12-Cup SmartCarb Rice Cooker ARC-1126SBL is able to create rice with 30% less carbohydrates. Health-conscious individuals as well as those on a diet would love this feature. However, its carb-reduced rice capacity is only 6 cups cooked. If you’re someone looking to cut down rice intake anyway, then this probably won’t be a problem.
As far as rice cookers go, the Aroma 12-Cup SmartCarb Rice Cooker ARC-1126SBL actually cooks enough to feed small, medium, and large families. With its 12-cup cooked rice capacity, you’re sure to be able to put a serving or two for each child. While it’s not as large-capacity as what we’re used to seeing in Aroma rice cookers, it’s still a lot bigger than most brands. Plus, the cooker itself is compact so you won’t struggle to fit a bulky appliance in your kitchen.
Those stuck in smaller living quarters such as a dorm room or a studio apartment with little to no kitchen area would be happy to find that the Aroma 12-Cup SmartCarb Rice Cooker ARC-1126SBL eliminates the need for multiple pots and pans. Instead, you can cook everything you need to form a whole meal in just a single appliance, avoiding unnecessary clutter in your space. You’ll cut down on costs, too, because this rice cooker will help you save energy as well as money.
No rice cooker comes without its quirks, but aside from an isolated incident of uncooked rice, this one seems to function as any good rice cooker would. We would advice anyone using a smart rice cooker for the first time to carefully read the instructions, as the multiple-program setup may be a little difficult to navigate.
|✔️ Yields 12 servings of cooked rice; 6 for carb-reduced|
✔️ Good for small and large households
✔️ Reduces carbohydrates by 30%
✔️ Versatile meal options with 8 menu settings
|✖️ May be difficult to navigate for beginners |
The Aroma 12-Cup SmartCarb Rice Cooker ARC-1126SBL is a mid-range appliance perfect for medium to larger-sized families as well as the health-conscious individual.
“Smartly designed, and well made, this model is a fully featured cooker and, best of all, it’s great value for money.”
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