Aroma ARC-914SBD 4-Cup Uncooked Digital Rice Cooker Review

The Aroma ARC-914SBD rice cooker is a very popular model that can cook a maximum of 4 cups of uncooked white rice to make 8 cups of delicious rice. The Aroma ARC-914SBD cooks white rice or a smaller amount of brown rice. Most owners are satisfied with its performance. It is not difficult to use or to clean. Our review looks at its features, likes and dislikes.

Aroma ARC-914SBD: List Of Features

Please note that the control panel of the Aroma ARC-914SBD has undergone an update and now includes a Flash Rice setting.

  • 15-hour delay timer.
  • Automatic keep warm function.
  • Prepares 2 to 8 cups of cooked rice.
  • It can cook soup, jambalaya etc.
  • It has a button for turning the appliance on or off.
  • Includes rice measuring cup, steam tray and serving spatula.
  • There are two color options to choose from: white or silver.
  • Its dimensions are 8.5 x 9.3 x 8.7 inches, and it weighs 4.2 pounds.
  • Steam tray steams meat or vegetables while the rice is also cooking.
  • Control panel with buttons for selecting white rice or brown rice cooking.

Aroma ARC-914SBD: Overview

The Aroma ARC-914SBD has a cooking pot made from aluminum which is covered with a nonstick coating to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot. This makes cleaning the pot much easier, but be careful not to use metal utensils that might scratch the nonstick coating.

This Aroma rice cooker includes its own measuring cup which must be used with the pot which has measurements marked out on its inside. The measuring cup used for measuring rice holds only 6 ounces. It is not a standard US cup size.

The brown rice setting cooks the brown rice slowly and at a lower temperature. This leads to a more satisfying result: moist, chewy and nutty. Follow the directions in the user manual when it comes to the rice/water ratio.

This Aroma 4-cup rice cooker will switch to keep warm after the rice has been cooked. It is best to serve the rice quickly because it might dry out too much if left in the pot on the warm setting for too long.

The control panel features an on/off button. This means that you do not have to unplug the rice cooker at the wall to turn it off or to stop the keep warm function. Just press the on/off button.

If the 4-cup uncooked rice capacity is not enough, then consider getting a bigger Aroma rice cooker with a 10-cup uncooked rice capacity, such as the Aroma ARC-150SB.

Aroma ARC-914SBD: Likes And Dislikes

  • Big enough for one or two people.
  • Removable nonstick pot is easy to clean.
  • It has a button for better brown rice cooking.
  • Rice cooking pot can be removed for serving or cleaning.
  • A rice paddle is included with the purchase of the rice cooker.
  • You simply put in the rice and water, push a button and the rice cooker does the rest.
  • The lid is more difficult to clean than an ordinary glass lid.
  • Not suitable for large families because of its smaller rice capacity.
  • The rice on the bottom will get too crispy if left on the warm function.
  • Brown rice takes longer to cook in this rice cooker than it would take on a stove.
Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD lid open steamer pot rice
Cook rice and steam food at the same time.


It cooks white rice and brown rice well. It is an affordable rice cooker that does its job. There are more expensive rice cookers with more settings available, but for many people the Aroma ARC-914SBD 4-cup uncooked rice cooker and food steamer will be good enough.

The Aroma ARC-914SBD is surprisingly good. If you do not have the money for a fuzzy logic rice cooker, then this Aroma rice cooker is the next best thing (check price on Amazon).

Thank you for reading our review of the Aroma ARC-914SBD 4-cup (uncooked), 8-cup (cooked) digital rice cooker and food steamer.