Aroma ARC-753SG Select Stainless 3-Cup Rice Cooker Review

The Aroma ARC-753SG Select Stainless (previously known as Simply Stainless) 3-cup uncooked rice cooker can prepare a maximum of 6 cups of cooked white rice in its stainless steel bowl. Our review takes a quick look at the features, questions, likes and dislikes of the Aroma ARC-753SG electric rice cooker.

Aroma ARC-753SG: List of Features

  • Tempered glass lid with steam vent hole.
  • Stainless steel inner cooking pot.
  • Cooks 3 cups of uncooked white rice (6 cups cooked).
  • Cooks 2 cups of uncooked brown rice (4 cups cooked).
  • Single switch operation and automatic keep warm function.
  • It can cook rice, oatmeal, soup or stew.
  • Accessories include measuring cup (6-ounce capacity) and serving spatula.
  • Two Select Stainless model sizes are available: 6 or 14-cup cooked rice capacities.

Aroma ARC-753SG: Overview

The key feature of the Aroma ARC-753SG (manufacturer) is its stainless steel inner cooking pot. No aluminum or nonstick Teflon coating to worry about.

It has a single switch at the front which you push down to start cooking and the red cook light also comes on to show that it is working. When it is finished, the yellow light will shine and the switch has popped back into the warm position to keep the rice warm. Unplug the rice cooker at the wall outlet to stop the warm function and take out the pot to serve the rice.

You can also use this rice cooker for cooking oatmeal, soup or stew. The pot can be removed and cleaned in the dishwasher. The rice cooker comes with its own 6-ounce measuring cup and a handy serving spatula.

Does the pot have a nonstick coating?

No, it does not have a nonstick coating. It is a stainless steel cooking pot. Great for cooking rice, but a little annoying to clean when the rice sticks to the pot. Put warm water in the pot and let it soak for a short time before cleaning it.

What is the smallest cooking amount?

The minimum recommended amount of rice it can cook is two measuring cups of uncooked rice. However, some owners have cooked as little as 1/2-cup of uncooked rice. You need to reduce the amount of water you add when cooking this small amount of rice.

How well does it cook brown rice?

It works well enough for cooking brown rice. Follow the instructions for cooking brown rice. The rice cooker takes much longer to finish cooking brown rice when compared to cooking white rice.

This Aroma stainless steel rice cooker can prepare a maximum of 2 cups of uncooked brown rice because brown rice needs more water during the cooking process and there is not enough space in its stainless steel inner cooking pot for more brown rice.

Here is a tip for you: brush the cooking pot with a little oil to prevent the rice from sticking to the stainless steel surface.

How long does it cook rice?

The Aroma ARC-753SG instruction manual contains a rice/water/time measurement table for white rice and brown rice. One cup of uncooked rice takes approximately 20 minutes to cook.

A single measuring cup of uncooked brown rice takes twice as long to cook: 40 to 45 minutes.

The manual also presents a grain measurement chart. You can cook about one cup of uncooked grains such as quinoa, amaranth and millet. It does not provide approximate cooking times for the different grains.

Does it have a detachable power cord?

No, it has an ordinary power cord that is not detachable or retractable. It is permanently attached to the rice cooker.

How do you turn it off?

You have to turn it off at the wall outlet or unplug it from the wall outlet. The Aroma ARC-753SG does not have an off switch. It has a cook/warm switch. You press it down to cook the rice. It goes to keep warm mode on its own and then stays there until you unplug it. Do not keep the rice on the keep warm function, because it will quickly let the rice stick to the stainless steel surface.

Aroma ARC-753SG: Likes And Dislikes

  • It is an affordable rice cooker.
  • Small rice cooker for one or two people.
  • Stainless steel cooking pot does not have a nonstick coating.
  • Soak the pot in soapy water for a few minutes to clean it more easily.
  • Rice sticks to the bottom of the pot.
  • Small amounts of water might spill or bubble up out of the steam vent.
  • Stainless steel steamer basket is excluded, but still available separately.
  • The included measuring cup is not the standard 8-ounce capacity, it holds only 6-ounces.


This Aroma rice cooker makes it possible to own a rice cooker with a stainless steel pot without having to pay a steep price for it.

A steam tray is not included, but you can buy a separate stainless steel steamer tray (buy on Amazon) for use with the Aroma ARC-753SG rice cooker. It is a little strange that it is not included with the purchase of the rice cooker. Still, if you don’t like Teflon pots, then you may want this rice cooker in your kitchen.

The Aroma Select Stainless range also offers a larger capacity model: the 14-cup ARC-757SG. If you want to cook and serve more rice for more people, then get the 14-cup cooked rice cooker model.

The Aroma ARC-753SG works great for smaller amounts of rice, but larger amounts might cause the steam vent to start spitting hot bubbles. Nonetheless, it is one of the most affordable rice cookers with a stainless steel cooking pot. Shop now on Amazon.

Thank you for reading our review of the Aroma ARC-753SG Select Stainless 3-cup (uncooked) rice cooker with its stainless steel bowl.