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Aroma ARC-860 Instruction manual
10-Cup Electric
Rice Cooker & Food Steamer
Instruction Manual &
Cooking Guide
Model: ARC-860
Congratulations on your purchase of the
Electronic Rice Cooker
& Food Steamer. It will surely become one of the most practical appliances
in your kitchen.
Please read all instructions before first use.
Published By:
Aroma Housewares Co.
6469 Flanders Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
© 2004 Aroma Housewares Company All rights reserved.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed
including the following:".
1. Important: Read all instructions carefully before first use.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs
3. Use only on a level, dry, and heat-resistant surface.
4. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plug or the appliance in
water or any other liquid.
5. Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is used by or near children.
6. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow unit to cool before
putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
7. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the
nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
8. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance
manufacturer may result in fire, electric shock or injury.
9. Do not use outdoors.
10. Do not let cord touch hot surfaces or hang over the edge of a counter or table.
11. Do not place on or near a hot burner or in a heated oven.
12. Do not use the appliance for other than its intended use.
13. Extreme caution must be used when moving the appliance containing hot oils or
other liquids.
14. Do not touch, cover or obstruct the steam valve on the top of the rice cooker as it is
extremely hot and may cause scalding.
15. Use only with a 120V AC power outlet.
16. Always unplug from the base of the wall outlet. Never pull on the cord.
17. The rice cooker should be operated on a separate electrical circuit from other
operating appliances. If the electric circuit is overloaded with other appliances, this
appliance may not operate properly.
18. Always make sure the outside of the inner cooking pot is dry prior to use. If
cooking pot is returned to cooker when wet, it may damage or cause the product to
19. Use extreme caution when opening the lid during or after cooking. Hot steam will
escape and could cause burns.
20. The rice should not be left in the rice pot with the keep warm function on for more
than 24 hours.
21. To prevent damage or deformation, do not use the inner pot on a stovetop or
22. To disconnect, turn any control to "off", then remove plug from wall outlet.
23. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
24. To reduce the risk of electric shock, cook only in removable container.
1. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce risk resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
2. Longer extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in
their use.
3. If a longer extension cord is used:
a. The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great
as the electrical rating of the appliance.
b. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter
top or tabletop where it can be pulled by children or tripped over
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other); follow
the instructions below:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If
it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug
in any way.
This appliance is for household use only.
Rice is a valuable source of low fat, complex carbohydrates and is abundant in
thiamin, niacin and iron. It is an essential ingredient for a healthy diet.
There are many different varieties of rice available in the market. Your Aroma Rice
Cooker can cook any type perfectly every time. Following are the commonly
available varieties of rice and their characteristics:
Long Grain Rice
Typically this rice is not starchy and has loose, individual grains after cooking. The
"California" rice is soft; "Carolina" is a little firmer, and "Jasmine" is the firmest of
the long grain variety and is flavorful and aromatic.
Short Grain Rice
Short grain is characteristically soft, sticky and chewy. This is the rice used to
make sushi. "California Rice" is soft; "Sweet Rice", often called "pearl" rice for its
round shape, is extra sticky and is excellent for making rice pudding.
Brown Rice
Brown rice is often considered the most healthy variety. It has bran layers on the
rice grains and contains more B-complex vitamins, iron, calcium, and fiber than
polished (white) rice. The most popular brown rice is long grain and has a chewy
Wild Rice
Wild Rice comes in many delicious varieties and mixes. Often it is mixed with long
grain rice for its firmer texture and rich brown to black color. Wild rice makes
wonderful stuffing for poultry when cooked with broth and mixed with your favorite
dried fruits.
Condensation collector
Lid-open button
Spatula holder
Control panel
Cooking mode indicator light
7. Warming mode indicator light
8. One-touch cook button
9. Removable, inner cooking pot
10. Steam Tray
11. Measuring cup
12. Rice paddle
Before First Use:
1. Read all instructions and important safeguards.
2. Remove all packaging materials and make sure items are received in good
3. Tear up all plastic bags as they can pose a risk to children.
4. Wash accessories in warm soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
5. Remove inner pot from rice cooker and clean with warm soapy water. Rinse
and dry thoroughly before returning to cooker.
6. Wipe body clean with a damp cloth.
Ø Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.
Ø Do not immerse the rice cooker, cord or plug in water at any time.
To Cook Rice:
1. Using the measuring cup provided, measure and add rice to the pot. One level
Aroma measuring cup equals one cup on the rice/water measurement chart
included on page 7.
2. Rinse rice in the inner pot until water becomes relatively clear, then drain.
3. Using the water measurement lines inside or the measuring cup, add
appropriate amount of water.
4. Replace lid and plug power cord into outlet.
5. Press switch down to start the cooking process. The cook light will illuminate.
When rice is complete, it will automatically switch to warm mode and the warm
light will illuminate.
6. After cooking, allow rice to stand for 5-10 minutes without removing lid. This will
ensure that rice is cooked thoroughly.
To Steam Food:
1. Measure the desired amount of water into the inner pot. A convenient steaming
guide has been included on page 8.
2. Place steam tray inside rice cooker.
3. Place food in tray and press switch to cook mode. When steaming is complete,
it will automatically switch to warm mode. We recommend keeping food on
warm mode no longer than 5-10 minutes to avoid over cooking.
• Do not open lid when in use as it will delay cooking time and will release hot
steam, which may cause burns.
• If cooking pot is returned to cooker when wet, it will damage this product
causing it to malfunction.
Always unplug unit and allow to cool completely before cleaning.
1. Remove the inner cooking pot. Wash it in warm, soapy water using a sponge or
2. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
3. Repeat process with steam tray, and other provided accessories.
4. Wipe the body of the rice cooker clean with a damp cloth.
To Clean Condensation Collector:
Condensation collector should be cleaned after every use.
1. Remove collector by lifting gently upwards from the lid of the rice cooker.
2. Twist counter clockwise to separate the top from the bottom.
3. Clean both pieces of collector in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
4. Align top grooves with bottom piece and twist to reattach the collect together.
5. Return collector to orginal position by aligning the bottom piece into the hole on the
lid of cooker.
6. Press down gently to secure in place.
Ø Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or products that are not considered safe
to use on nonstick coatings.
Ø Do not immerse rice cooker base in water or any other liquid. This appliance
is NOT dishwasher safe. Inner pot is NOT dishwasher safe.
Rice/Water Measurement Chart:
1 Cup
2 Cups
3 Cups
4 Cups
5 Cups
6 Cups
7 Cups
8 Cups
9 Cups
10 Cups
14 Cups
1-1/2 Cups
2-1/2 Cups
3-1/2 Cups
4-1/2 Cups
5-1/2 Cups
6-1/2 Cups
7-1/2 Cups
8-1/2 Cups
9-1/2 Cups
10-1/2 Cups
14-1/2 Cups
Line 1
LIne 2
LIne 3
Line 4
Line 5
Line 6
Line 7
Line 8
Line 9
Line 10
Line 14
2 Cups
4 Cups
6 Cups
8 Cups
10 Cups
12 Cups
14 Cups
16 Cups
18 Cups
20 Cups
28 Cups
• When cooking brown or wild rice, add an additional 3/4 cup water.
• The measuring cup included is not an exact cup. Chart refers to cups of
rice/water based on the measuring cup provided.
• This is only a general measuring guide. As there are many different kinds of rice
available (see About Rice on page 3), rice/water measurement may vary slightly.
1. Rinse rice to remove excess bran and starch. This will help reduce browning and
sticking to the bottom of the pot, but it may also reduce nutrients in rice.
2. If you have experienced any sticking due to the type of rice you are using, try
adding a light coating of vegetable oil to the bottom of the inner pot before adding
3. For softer rice, allow rice to soak for 10-20 minutes prior to cooking.
Steaming Chart:
Green Beans
1/2 Cup
1/4 Cup
1 Cup
1 Cup
1 Cup
1 Cup
1-1/4 Cup
1 Cup
1/2 Cup
1/2 Cup
1/2 Cup
1/2 Cup
10 Minutes
5 Minutes
15 Minutes
15 Minutes
15 Minutes
15 Minutes
20 Minutes
15 Minutes
10 Minutes
10 Minutes
10 Minutes
10 Minutes
1. Since most vegetables only absorb a small amount of water, there is no need to
increase the amount of water with a larger serving of vegetables.
2. Always keep the lid on the cooker during the entire steaming process. Opening
the lid causes a loss of heat and steam, resulting in a slower cooking time, and
may cause burns. If you find it necessary to open the lid, use caution. You may
want to add a small amount of water to help restore the cooking time.
3. Altitude, humidity and outside temperature will affect cooking times.
4. The steaming chart is for reference only. Actual cooking time may vary.
Aroma Housewares Company warrants this product free from defects in material and
workmanship for one year from provable date of purchase in continental United
Within this warranty period, Aroma Housewares Company will repair or replace, at its
option, defective parts at no charge, provided the product is returned, freight prepaid
with proof of purchase and U.S. $8.00 for shipping and handling charges payable to
Aroma Housewares Company. Before returning an item, please call the toll free
number below for return authorization number. Allow 2-4 weeks for return shipping.
This warranty does not cover improper installation, misuse, abuse or neglect on the
part of the owner. Warranty is also invalid in any case that the product is taken apart
or serviced by an unauthorized service station.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and which may vary from state to state
and does not cover areas outside the United States.
6469 Flanders Drive
San Diego, California 92121
M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Pacific Time
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