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Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG review

The Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG is a rice cooker that’s ideal for creating fluffy rice with minimal effort.

Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG review
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Our Verdict

The Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG is a good rice cooker that’s affordable but provides just the basics.

For

  • Affordable
  • Non-stick inner pot
  • Steaming tray

Against

  • Basic
  • Relatively small capacity

The Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG is a rice cooker that uses three cups of dry rice to create six cups of ready-to-eat rice, with minimal effort.

This rice cooker comes in three different colors, with all three options positioning this rice cooker at the budget and affordable end of the rice cookers we reviewed.

To see our full round up of all the models we reviewed and to see which one we rated as the best, head to our guide on the best rice cookers

Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG: Features  

As we mentioned above, the Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG is an affordable rice cooker and it does what it’s designed to do. 

What you won’t get, however, is a delay timer or the function to program the machine depending on which type of rice you are cooking. If that’s important to you, then take a look at our Zojirushi NS-TSC10 Rice Cooker review.

What the Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG does have is an easy-to-use button that switches on the cooker. This rice cooker also has a steam tray for vegetables, fish, or poultry, meaning it can cook all of your meals in one place, which is ideal if you want an effortless dinner. 

You can also cook jambalayas and cakes in this rice cooker, but it doesn’t have separate functions for each so you’ll need to calculate the timings and check on your food regularly.

The Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG rice cooker comes with a rice measuring cup and a plastic spatula for serving up your rice. It also has a keep warm function that turns on automatically once the rice has finished cooking. 

All of these features are pretty standard for rice cookers within this price bracket, but the Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG rice cooker does benefit from easy to use functions.

Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG: User reviews  

The Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG rice cooker scores an average of 4.3 out of five on Amazon. 

The five-star reviews for this rice cooker include reviewers saying it ‘steam veggies perfectly’ and ‘It’s not too advanced and it’s fun to play around with, particularly for a person who lives alone’. 

The not so great reviews claim that this rice cooker is messy and spurts out water onto counter tops. 

Should you buy the Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG rice cooker? 

The Aroma 6-Cup Pot-Style ARC-743-1NG rice cooker is a really affordable option if you simply want to prepare rice and steam vegetables. It has a keep warm function and creates enough rice for a couple or a single person. If you have a lot of people in your home to feed, then you’ll be better off with a bigger capacity rice cooker such as the Oster 20-Cup Digital 003071.