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Aroma NRC-600 Nutriware 16-Cup Pot-Style Rice Cooker and Food Steamer

by Aroma

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  • Perfectly prepares 4 to 16 cups of cooked rice or grains (2 to 8 cups uncooked)
  • All cooking surfaces are made of non-reactive 304-grade surgical stainless steel
  • Automatically switches to keep-warm function once rice or grains are finished cooking, assuring the perfect results every time
  • The surgical stainless steel steam tray steams proteins and/or vegetables, even while rice is cooking for an entire, nourishing meal in just one appliance
  • Includes recipes from Cooking with Grains by Coleen and Bob Simmons

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 26.2 x 26.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 Kg
  • Item model number: NRC-600
  • ASIN: B002DML1HO
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 25 2011
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,990 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

The NutriWare Stainless Steel Rice Cooker perfectly prepares up to 16 cups of cooked of rice and whole grains. The stainless steel steam tray inserts over the inner cooking pot, so meat and vegetables can steam while rice or grains simultaneously cook below for a nutritious, easy-to-make meal. This versatile appliance is also able to prepare delicious soups, beans and stews as well. All food contact surfaces are made completely of polished 304-grade surgical stainless steel. The stainless steel inner cooking pot removes for quick cleanup. Includes recipes from Cooking with Grains by Coleen and Bob Simmons.

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Amazon.com: 5 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
More an electric pot than a rice cooker Nov. 24 2009
By J. Lund - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this rice cooker after many hours of searching for something non-teflon & non-aluminum that was under $100. The only other option was a clay pot version, but if one broke or cracked, I'd be out money and the time of waiting for a replacement.

Pros:

-steel pot with steel steaming insert
-solid construction
-steams vegetables great and quickly

Cons:

-cooked rice was DRY, no matter what ratio of water to rice I used
-dry rice sticks to pot (granted, it's steel, but it's a pain to scrub)
-no timer function. it's on, warming (drying out more like), or off
-expensive for its functionality. I do better with a conventional pot with insert on a stove-top

Summing it up:

I don't know what to recommend if you want steel or something non-toxic, but I'd avoid this rice cooker. I believe the cookers with a latch top are much better at sealing in the moisture.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
great rice cooker Dec 16 2009
By Ramamurthi Arumugam - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
first impression about this cooker is the stainless steel cooking bowl
after reading about the drawbacks of non stick cooking elements. i attempt to try this

we use this cooker to cook rice daily. and the rice comes out very well and it is fluffy also.
some rice sticks at the bottom.

but we can avoid sticking by doing this
1. don't put rice in warm mode for longer
2. do not take rice from the cooker immediately after it is done. leave it in the cooker for half an hour(unplugged)

if little rice sticks at bottom, we don't mind. because it is stainless steel
the steamer is good to cook vegetables

i give 5stars since the stainless steel bowl is of good quality.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Finally a stainless steel bowl Oct. 25 2011
By Etaner - Published on Amazon.com
I was glad to find this rice cooker. The stainless steel bowl was most important to me. I read the reviews before I purchased this rice cooker and I knew that the rice would stick and burn on the bottom of the bowl. It seams to start burning the bowl when all of the water has evaporated. There is also a more noticeable burn on the bottom of the bowl where the heating element with the electric cord is located. I would have given this product five stars, but deducted one star because of the uneven heat of the heating element.

To prevent the bowl from getting burned to a minimum, rinse the rice until the water is clear, getting all the starch removed helps to prevent burning the bottom of the bowl. I oil the bottom and lower sides of the stainless steel cooking bowl with Avocado oil because it is still healthy for us when exposed to high heat. When the water in the bowl is almost evaporated, keep rotating the bowl away from the heating element where the electric cord is located, to prevent burning the bottom. When the rice is done and the keep warm light comes on, immediately unplug the rice cooker and remove the bowl.

I never cook white rice. I use the cooker twice a week. I mostly cook organic Harvest Medley a mix of four rices: CalMati Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Sweet Brown Rice and Heirloom red Rice. I also cook organic Quinoa in this rice cooker. I am always surprised how quickly the rice or quinoa is done.

QUINOA
Stainless Steel Rice Cooker Instructions
Use a US size cup
1 cup (8 oz.) Quinoa
1-1/2 cups (12 oz.) Water

Important: To prevent the quinoa from sticking in the stainless steel rice cooking bowl, oil the bottom and lower sides of the stainless steel cooking bowl with Avocado oil. Place quinoa in a sieve and rinse well under cold running water. Place the quinoa and water in the cooking bowl. Put on the cover and plug in the cord. Push down the lever to cook. Set a timer for 15 minutes. Allow to simmer for 15-18 minutes, until grains are translucent and the outer germ separates from grain. When the water in the bowl is almost evaporated, keep rotating the bowl away from the heating element where the electric cord is located, to prevent burning the bottom. When done cooking, immediately unplug the cooker and remove the bowl. Cooking time: 15-18 minutes.

BROWN RICE
Stainless Steel Rice Cooker Instructions
Use the rice cooker's cup size
2 cups (US 1-1/2 cups) Brown Rice
3 cups (US 2-1/4 cups) Water

Important: To prevent the rice from sticking in the stainless steel rice cooking bowl, oil the bottom and lower sides of the stainless steel cooking bowl with Avocado oil. Make sure to get rid of all the rice starch, by rinsing the rice 4 times in a separate bowl. Quickly rinse with plenty of cold water, than dispose the water immediately afterward. Than change the water and rinse 3 x more. Place the rice in the stainless steel bowl and flatten the surface of the rinsed rice so that nothing sticks to the sides of the cooking bowl. Add the water, put on the cover and plug in the cord. Push down the lever to cook. Set a timer for 35 minutes. When the water in the bowl is almost evaporated, keep rotating the bowl away from the heating element where the electric cord is located, to prevent burning the bottom. When the rice is done and the keep warm light comes on, immediately unplug the rice cooker and remove the bowl. Cooking time: 35 minutes.

I know this sounds like a lot of trouble to cook in this rice cooker, however for me it is important to get away from the Teflon coatings in our cookware.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Aroma NRC600 is a delightful stainless rice container Oct. 4 2010
By M. Dharan - Published on Amazon.com
The NRC-600 is a stainless steel -- top quality steel (they call it surgical) that is pricey compared to a aluminum or coated-containers. I find it worthwhile to spend more money and we find it valuable given that is top quality steel and not the aluminum or teflon coated rice containers (has health issues/concerns). It has a 2 year manufacturers warranty and you can buy extra container+lid for $32 includes shipping. These container goes with this model base unit (cant use in another Aromo unit). Well rice is starch and if it sticks, soak the container and the rice comes off easily. go treat yourself/family-friends with NRC-600 !!!. Had it for few months, we like it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good rice cooker Aug. 28 2011
By Michelle - Published on Amazon.com
We received this item as a Christmas gift from my husband's mother, and I really enjoy being able to use it as a rice cooker/vegetable steamer at the same time (my husband and I are vegans and thus eat a grain/veggie combo fairly frequently). It is obviously well-constructed, and has always cooked the rice very well. It also is very large in capacity, so sometimes what I like to do is make a large amount of rice (5 cups uncooked) and then portion the cooked rice out into a muffin pan, and freeze it for perfectly-sized individual servings. Dropping those little portions into a ziploc bag after they are thoroughly frozen makes it super easy to have rice quickly for lunches or time-crunched dinners...

However, the one drawback (and the reason why I dropped a star) is that the rice really does stick pretty badly to the bottom of the pot. I have tried to remedy this by oiling the pot, taking the rice out quickly after it is done cooking, etc... nothing has helped. Removing the rice pretty quickly makes it easier to clean the stuck-on rice, but if you are using this appliance for convenience, you should be mindful not to leave the room around the time it will finish cooking.

All in all, though, I think this is a very worthy purchase, and stuck-on rice is a (fairly) small price to pay for the convenience, the large capacity, and the steamer basket. If you cook grains and veggies frequently, I think this is a worthwhile investment :)

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