Aroma ARC-150SB vs ARC-1010SB

If Aroma ARC-150SB and ARC-1010SB are put in front of you, it would be hard to tell what makes them different. They all have the same design, the same look and feel, identical dimensions and the same capacity size. So you wonder what in the world there are two rice cookers of the same.

I had to do my little detective work to figure out what the differences are between ARC150SB and ARC1010SB.

1. Menu Setting

In fact, there is only one major difference between the two. It is in the menu setting. In ARC150SB, there is setting for slow cook by which you can slow cook up to 10 hours. This feature is ideal for stewing a pot roast to tenderize the tough cut and to get the flavor out of the meat and vegetables.

I’ve done an in-depth review of Aroma ARC-150SB 20-Cup Rice Cooker. Please follow this link to read more.

The ARC1010SB swaps out the “slow cook” with “saute to simmer”. The cooker is capable of reaching to a high heat for sauteing and then switching back down to simmer. The function is perfect for cooking Spanish rice, jambalaya, risottos, gumbos, etc.

2. Control Panel Display

Cosmetically, the control panel looks a little bit different for ARC-150SB. From top left, there is Delayed Timer and a display for the 15 hours incremented by the hour. Then there is White Rice, Brown Rice and Steam. The last row has Slow Cook and Keep Warm.

For ARC-1010SB, the Delayed Timer and display are on the far left side. Then there are White Rice, Brown Rice, and Saute-Then-Simmer. The last row has Steam and Keep Warm.

3. Price

ARC-1010SB is about $3 more than ARC-150SB at the time of this comparison.

4. Consumer Rating

Both have 4 out 5 rating by many customers. ARC-150SB is ranked as #8 and ARC-1010SB as #14 in the 100 best-selling rice cookers. No matter which one suits you slightly better than the other, there is no wrong decision.

Below is a side-by-side comparison:

Model #Aroma ARC-150SBAroma ARC-1010SB




Capacity4 to 20 cups of cooked rice (2 to 10 uncooked)4 to 20 cups of cooked rice (2 to 10 uncooked)
Heatingdigital, programmable, cool-touchdigital, programmable, cool-touch
Functionrice cooker + steamer + slow cookrice cooker + steamer + saute to simmer
Timer15 hour delayed timer for the rice cooker and 2 to 10 hours for slow cook15 hour delayed timer
Menu Settingwhite, brown, steam, slow cook, keep warm and delayed timerwhite rice, brown rice, saute-then-simmer, steam and keep warm, delayed timer
Dimensions10.8 x 11.2 x 10.8 inches10.8 x 11.8 x 10.8 inches
Accessoriesmeasuring cup, steam tray and serving spatulameasuring cup, steam tray and serving spatula
Customer Rating4.04.0
PriceCheck Latest PriceCheck Latest Price
  1. Greg says:

    Thanks for the review! I was in the market for a rice cooker and couldn’t tell the difference. Definitely going with the 150SB, as I hope to be doing some slow cooking.

  2. Michael says:


    Thanks for publishing this review. It saved me a ton of time researching the differences on my own.

    Best regards,

    • Rice Queen says:


      Glad you found the review helpful. Good luck in your final decision.



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