Aroma ARC-946 Rice Cooker User Manual

LIMITED WARRANTY
Aroma Housewares Company warrants this product free from defects in material and
workmanship for one year from provable date of purchase in the continental United
States.
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.
Cool-Touch Electronic
Rice Cooker and Food Steamer
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 which may vary from state to state, and
does not cover areas outside the United States.
AROMA HOUSEWARES COMPANY
6469 Flanders Drive
San Diego, California 92121
1-800-276-6286
M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Pacific Time
Website: www.aromaco.com
Instruction Manual &
Cooking Guide
Model: ARC-946
HOW TO CLEAN
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
dishcloth.
2. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
3. Repeat process with steam tray, and other provided rice cooker accessories.
4. Wipe the body of the rice cooker clean with a damp cloth.
¾ Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or products that are not considered safe
to use on nonstick coatings.
¾ This appliance and all accessories are NOT dishwasher safe. Inner pot is NOT
dishwasher safe.
¾ Always make sure the outside of the inner pot is dry prior to use. If inner
cooking pot is returned when wet, it may damage this product, causing it to
malfunction.
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COOKING GUIDES
Steaming Chart:
VEGETABLE
Asparagus
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Corn
Eggplant
Green Beans
Peas
Spinach
Squash
Zucchini
AMOUNT OF WATER
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
STEAMING TIME
10 Minutes
5 Minutes
15 Minutes
15 Minutes
15 Minutes
15 Minutes
20 Minutes
15 Minutes
10 Minutes
10 Minutes
10 Minutes
10 Minutes
Congratulations on your purchase of the
Rice Cooker & Food
Steamer. This easy-to-use rice cooker with take the guesswork out of making
perfect rice at home every time. It will surely become one of the most practical
appliances in your kitchen.
Please read all instructions before first use.
HELPFUL HINTS:
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
also 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.
Published By:
Aroma Housewares Co.
6469 Flanders Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
U.S.A.
1-800-276-6286
www.aromaco.com
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© 2005 Aroma Housewares Company All rights reserved.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Basic safety precautions should always be followed when using electrical
appliances, including the following:
1. Important: Read all instructions carefully before first use.
2. Make sure the appliance is unplugged when not in use, before putting on or taking
off parts and before cleaning.
3. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plug or the appliance itself
in water or any other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is used by or near children.
This appliance is not intended t be used by children.
5. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the
nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
6. The use of attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may
cause injuries.
7. Do not use outdoors.
8. Do not let cord hang over the edge of a table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
9. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
10. Do not use the appliance for anything other than its intended use.
11. Extreme caution must be used when moving the appliance containing hot rice, hot
oil or any other hot liquids.
12. Always unplug from the base of the wall outlet. Never pull on the cord.
13. 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.
14. Avoid sudden temperature changes when using the rice cooker.
15. Use only with 120V AC power outlet.
16. Always make sure the outside of the inner cooking pot is dry prior to use. If the
cooking pot is returned to cooker when wet, it will damage this product causing it to
malfunction.
17. Use extreme caution when opening the lid during or after cooking. Hot steam will
escape and could cause burns.
18. During cooking, you may see steam coming from the vents on the lids, this is
normal. Do not cover, touch or obstruct steam vent.
19. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
20. Store rice cooker in a cool, dry place.
21. Use appliance on a level, dry and heat-resistant surface.
22. 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.
COOKING GUIDES
Rice/Water Measurement Chart:
UNCOOKED
RICE
2 Cups
3 Cups
4 Cups
5 Cups
6 Cups
WATER WITH
MEASURING CUP
2-1/2 Cups
3-1/2 Cups
4-1/2 Cups
5-1/2 Cups
6-1/2 Cups
INNER POT
WATER LINE
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4
Line 5
Line 6
NOTE
• 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.
* Max 6 cups of uncooked rice
HELPFUL HINTS:
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 the rice.
2. If you have experienced any sticking due to the type of rice you are cooking, try
adding a light coating of vegetable oil to the bottom of the inner pot before adding
rice.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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APPROX COOKED
RICE YIELD
4 Cups
6 Cups
8 Cups
10 Cups
12 Cups
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HOW TO USE
Before First Use:
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Read all instructions and important safeguards.
Remove all packaging materials and make sure items are received in good condition.
Tear up all plastic bags as they can pose a risk to children.
Wash accessories in warm soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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.
¾ Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.
¾ Do not immerse the rice cooker base, cord or plug in water at any time.
To Cook Rice:
1. Using the measuring cup provided, measure desired amount of rice. One level of the
Aroma measuring cup equals one cup on the rice/water measurement chart (included
on page 6).
2. Rinse rice in the inner pot until the water becomes relatively clear.
3. Using the water measurement lines inside the inner pot, add the appropriate amount of
water.
4. For softer rice, allow rice to soak for 10-20 minutes prior to cooking.
5. Close lid and plug power cord into outlet.
6. Press switch down to “cook mode”. The cook light will illuminate. When rice is
complete, it will automatically switch to warm mode and the warm light will illuminate.
7. After cooking, allow rice to stand for 5-10 minutes without removing lid (this will ensure
that rice is cooked thoroughly).
SHORT CORD INSTRUCTIONS
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 unintentionally.
POLARIZED PLUG
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.
To Steam Food:
1. Add the desired amount of water into the inner pot. (A convenient steaming guide has
been included on page 7).
2. Place steam tray in rice cooker.
3. Place food in steam tray and press switch to “cook mode”. When steaming is
complete it will automatically switch to “warm mode”. We recommend keeping food on
warm no longer than 5-10 minutes to avoid over cooking.
CAUTION:
• Do not open lid when in use.
• If cooking pot is returned to cooker when wet, it will damage this product
causing it to malfunction.
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This appliance is for household use only.
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ABOUT RICE
PARTS IDENTIFICATION
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.
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There are many different varieties of rice available in the market. Your Aroma Rice
Cooker can cook any type perfectly every time. The following are the most common
varieties of rice available and their characteristics:
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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.
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WARM
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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.
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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 texture.
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.
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WARM
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Safety-locking lid
Steam regulating vent
Condensation collector
One-touch operation switch
Control panel
Cook indicator light
Warm indicator light
Inner pot
Steam tray
Measuring cup
Rice paddle
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