use and care manual
BLACK DECKER RC506 6 Cup Rice Cooker -

BLACK DECKER RC506 6 Cup Rice Cooker -3

Congratulations on your purchase of the Black+Decker™ Rice Cooker. We have developed this use and care guide to ensure optimal performance and your satisfaction. Save this use and care book and register your appliance online at

Please Read and Save this Use and Care Book.


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury, including the following:

  •  Read all instructions.
  •  Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  • To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse the cord, plug, or base unit in water or other liquid.
  • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  •  Do not operate the appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Contact Consumer Support at the toll-free number listed in the warranty section.
  • The use of accessory attachments not recommended by this appliance the manufacturer may cause injuries.
  •  Do not use outdoors.
  •  Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  •  Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  • Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
  •  To disconnect, press the control switch upwards (the WARM indicator light will illuminate) and then remove the plug from the outlet.
  • Do not use appliances other than intended use.
  •  Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow cooling before putting on or taking off parts.
  •  The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote control system.
  •  Do not use this appliance on an unstable surface.
  •  Do not attempt to heat or cook nonfood items in this appliance.
  • Children should be supervised to ensure that they do  not play with the appliance

Additional Safeguards:

  • To prevent damage or shock hazard, do not cook directly in the cooking base.
    Cook only in the cooking bowl provided.
  • This appliance generates heat and escapes steam during use. Liftoff the glass lid carefully to avoid scalding, and allow water to drip into the cooking bowl.
  •  Never use the cooking bowl on a gas or electric cooktop or on an open flame.
  • Do not cut foods directly in the cooking bowl to avoid scratching.

This product is for household use only.


This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). 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 plugin anyway.


Warning: This appliance is equipped with a tamper-resistant screw to prevent the removal of the outer cover. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not attempt to remove the outer cover. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done only by authorized service personnel. For service, repair, or any questions regarding your appliance, please call our Customer Service Line at 1-800-465-6070 (the US and Canada).


a) A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
b) Extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
c) If an extension cord is used:
1) The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance;
2) If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire cord; and
3) The cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.
Note: If the power cord is damaged, please contact the warranty department listed in these instructions.



1 . Lid handle
2 . Tempered glass lid
(Part# RC506-01)
3 . Cooking bowl
(Part# RC506-02)
4 . Cool-touch side handles
5 . Steaming basket (Part# RC506-03)
6 . Rice measure (Part# RC514-04)
7 . Serving spoon (Part# RC514-05)
8 . Cooking base
9 . COOK indicator light
10 . CONTROL switch
11 . WARM indicator light
12 . Steam vent
13 . Lid hanger

Product may vary slightly from what is illustrated.


This appliance is intended for household use only.
• Remove all packing material, any stickers, and the elastic band around the power plug.
• Go to to register your product.
• Wash all removable parts as instructed in CARE AND CLEANING.
Place the clean, dry cooking pot in the cooking base.
• Select a location where this unit is to be used. Place the unit on a stable, heat-resistant surface, free from cloth, liquids, and any other flammable materials.
Ensure that the unit has enough space all the way around and above it to allow heat to flow without damage to cabinets or walls.


  •  It is not necessary to preheat the rice cooker before use.
  • The cooking bowl gets hot. When in use, always use oven mitts or potholders when touching any outer or inner surface of the appliance.
  •  During the first few minutes of use, you may notice smoke and a slight odor. This is caused by oil that may have been used during the manufacturing of the unit and will not impact the performance.
  •  Do not try to stop the rice cooker from switching to the warm mode.
  •  As rice cooks, steam will escape through the vent in the lid. Place the glass lid on the rice cooker so the steam vent is facing away from cabinets and walls. Do not place hand over steam vent while rice is cooking; the hot steam may burn.
  •  Use the plastic serving spoon (or a wooden spoon) to stir and remove the rice. Do not use metal utensils that can scratch the nonstick cooking bowl.
  •  Do not fill the cooking bowl higher than the highest watermarking measurement.


  1.  Measure desired amount of rice with the provided measuring cup and add it to the cooking bowl. The maximum amount of dry rice is 3 rice cup measures.
    NOTE: When measuring uncooked rice; do not use a standard 1 cup (8 fluid oz.) measuring cup. A standard rice cup is a ¾ cup (6 fluid oz.); the same size as the provided rice measuring cup. One rice cup measure of dry rice will yield 2 standard cups of cooked rice.
  2. Rinse the rice with water to remove any excess starch and then drain.
  3.  For white rice, fill the cooking bowl with water to the line that matches the number of rice cups being cooked. (A) Add butter, oil, or seasonings as desired. See the cooking chart in the Helpful Hints section for additional details on water and rice measures for
    different types of rice.BLACK DECKER RC506 6 Cup Rice Cooker -cooking base
  4.  Place the cooking pot into the cooking base and then place the lid on the pot.
  5. Plugin the appliance; the warm indicator light will automatically illuminate. The appliance will start heating on warm as soon as the cord is plugged into the outlet.
  6. Push down the control switch. The cook indicator light will illuminate and the cooking will begin.
  7. When the rice is ready, the control switch will flip up and turn to warm.
  8.  For best results, allow the rice to rest on warm for 15 minutes with the lid in place. This will help further steam the rice. Always stir the rice with the serving spoon before serving.
  9. Unplug the appliance when not in use and always allow the rice cooker to completely cool before cleaning.


  1. Add ingredients into the cooking bowl.
  2.  Place the cooking bowl into the cooking base, then place the lid on the pot.
  3. Plugin the appliance; the warm indicator light will automatically illuminate. The appliance will start heating on warm as soon as the cord is plugged into the outlet.
  4.  Push down the control switch. The cook indicator light will illuminate and the cooking will begin.
  5.  If desired, set a kitchen timer for cooking time. Manually switch the appliance to warm when the food is ready by pushing up the control switch.
    Note: The rice cooker will not switch to warm until all the liquids are boiled away. For best results, monitor cooking progress closely and do not leave the rice cooker unattended.
  6.  Unplug the appliance when not in use and always allow the rice cooker to completely cool before cleaning.


  1.  Add the cooking bowl to the cooking base and then add 3/4 cup of water into the cooking bowl; adding seasoning if desired.
  2.  Place the foods to be steamed inside of the steaming basket and set the steaming basket inside of the cooking bowl. The water within the cooking bowl should not be touching the basket. Cover with lid and always keep id on while steaming.
  3. Plugin the appliance; the warm indicator light will automatically illuminate. The appliance will start heating on warm as soon as the cord is plugged into the outlet.
  4. Push down the control switch. The cook indicator light will illuminate and the cooking will begin.
  5.  Steaming times vary between vegetables and other food types. Begin checking for doneness after the initial 5 minutes. See the cooking chart in the Helpful Hints section for additional details.
    Note: When steaming vegetables or other foods without rice in the cooking bowl, the unit will not automatically switch to warm.
  6. Unplug the appliance when not in use and always allow the rice cooker to completely cool before cleaning.


This product contains no user-serviceable parts. Refer service to qualified service personnel.
Important: Never immerse the cooking base in water or other liquids.

  1.  Always unplug the rice cooker and allow it to cool completely before cleaning.
  2.  Wash the cooking bowl and glass lid in warm, soapy water. If food sticks to the cooking bowl, fill with warm, soapy water and allow it to soak before cleaning with a plastic scouring pad
    Note: Both the cooking bowl and glass lid are dishwasher safe.
  3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  4. Wipe the interior and exterior of the cooking base with a soft, slightly damp cloth or sponge.
    Important: Never use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads to clean the cooking base, as they may damage the surfaces.
  5.  If water accidentally gets into the switch area or onto the heating plate, allow the rice cooker to dry completely before using.

Make sure that the appliance is thoroughly cool and dry. Never wrap the cord tightly around the appliance; keep it loosely coiled. Placing the lid on the upside-down for storage can help save space.



  •  If rice or other foods start to boil over, remove the lid and stir for a couple of minutes. Leaving the lid off for a short period of time will allow some of the liquids to boil off and for the mixture to slightly cool. Place the lid back on the rice cooker and repeat if needed.
  • Kosher salt has no impurities and dissolves faster than table salt. If using kosher salt, you may find you want to add a little more than if using table salt. About ¾ tsp . of kosher salt is recommended for each rice cup (6 fluid oz .) of uncooked rice.
  • White rice can be stored in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to one year.
  •  Brown rice can be stored in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to six months. Refrigeration or freezing extends its shelf life.
  •  Try using broth, stock, or reconstituted bouillon in place of water for additional flavor. If you do, no additional salt may be necessary.
  • Do not keep small amounts of rice in the warm cycle for extended periods of time because it can dry out the rice.
  • During cooking, a thin crust may develop on the rice at the bottom of the bowl. If you do not like rice with a crust, you can easily peel it off and discard it.
  •  Taste/hardness will vary depending on the quality/type of rice and the length of time it is cooked. For softer, fluffier rice, add a little more water. For firmer, crunchier rice, use less water.
  •  For other types of grains not listed in the cooking chart, follow package directions.


Packaged foods: condensed and ready to serve soups, pasta, and stews

  •  Do not fill the bowl above the largest watermarking cup level on the cooking bowl.
  •  For even heating, stirring occasionally.
  •  Always use a kitchen timer. Do not rely on the control switch on the cooker since it is not intended to be an indicator of cooking time for soups and stews.
  •  Use only boneless meats and poultry that are cut into cubes no larger than 1½ inches. It is not necessary to brown the meats before cooking.
  •  When cooking rice or pasta in the soup, add additional liquid to the recipe.
  •  Since most frozen vegetables cook very quickly, it is best to add them at the end of the cooking time. Stir them into the soup or stew and allow the mixture to cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
  •  Choose recipes that will cook in 1 hour or less.


  •  Steel Cut Oats work best.
  •  Do not fill the bowl more than halfway with liquids, as the oatmeal will expand during the cooking process.
  • For even heating, stirring occasionally.
  •  When the oatmeal is done, the rice cooker will switch to warm.
    Please note that this is for well-done oatmeal. If you prefer a different consistency, monitor the cooking process to manually switch to warm for desired results.
  • Choose recipes that will cook in 1 hour or less.

If desired, add seasonings and oil or butter with rice before adding water.
Allow rice to rest on warm for at least 15 minutes before serving.

1 rice measure to 1 mark 19 to 24 minutes 1.8 cups
2 rice measures to 2 mark 21 to 26 minutes 3.5 cups
3 rice measures to 3 mark 23 to 28 minutes 5.3 cups
1 rice measure 1,/2 cups 26 to 31 minutes 2.3 cups
2 rice measures 3 cups 28 to 33 minutes 4.5 cups

For other types of grains not listed in the cooking chart, follow package directions.


Steam using 1 to 1 ½ cups of water, stock, or vegetable broth (cold or room temperature).

Fresh Asparagus l/4 lb. Wash; break off woody base where spears snap easily. 10 to 12 minutes Season with
salt, pepper, and grated lemon peel.
Fresh Green Beans l/4 lb. Leave whole, trim
end, or cut into 2-inch pieces.
14 to 16 minutes Season with salt, pepper, and freshly snipped dill.
Fresh Beets (quartered) 1/2 lb. (about 2 medium) Remove stem and root ends. Peel and cut into wedges. 26 to 28 minutes Serve with butter.
Fresh Broccoli 1/2 lb. Cut into florets. 14 to 16 minutes Season with
salt, pepper, and grated lemon peel.
Brussels Sprouts 2 cups Cut a cross in the base of each sprout. 24 to 26 minutes Garnish with chopped, toasted hazelnuts.
Cabbage 1/2 lb. Cut in wedges. 24 to 26 minutes Garnish with crumbled, cooked bacon.
Carrots 1/2 lb. Slice. 18 to 20
Season with salt, pepper, and grated orange peel.
Cauliflower 1/4 lb. Cut into florets. 22 to 25
Garnish with buttered, toasted bread crumbs.
Corn 2 ears Cut in half. 15 to 20
Serve with butter and spices.
Snow peas or Sugar Snap Peas l/4 lb. Trim and leave whole. 10 to 12 minutes Serve with minced green onions and drizzled with soy sauce.
New potatoes (red) 3 medium (about’/: lb.) Cut in half. 24 to 26 minutes Toss with butter and parsley.
Fresh leaf spinach 2 cups, firmly
Use whole leaves. 10 to 12 minutes Garnish with roasted garlic and toasted pine nuts
Butternut squash 2 cups Peel and cut into 1-inch cubes. 24 to 26 minutes Serve with butter and spices.
(yellow squash or zucchini)
1/2 lb. Slice. 14 to 16 minutes Season with salt and garlic pepper
Frozen 10 oz. to 1 lb. Remove from bag 16 to 18
Vegetables, including
mixed vegetables such as
stir fry, and pepper stir fry
and season, minutes
Frozen peas 1 lb. Remove from bag. 14 to 16 minutes Stir in chopped, fresh mint.


Add 1 ½ cups water to the rice cooking bowl. Add 1 lemon, thickly sliced, to water.
Season fish with lemon juice and Old Bay Seasoning.

Salmon 11 lbs. Fillets 24 to 26 minutes Top with lemon slices and snipped, fresh dill.
Scallops 1 lb. Medium size 14 to 16 minutes Very tender;
serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.
Snapper 1 lb. Whole, remove head and tail 20 to 22 minutes Drizzle with garlic, soy vinaigrette
Shrimp 1 lb.
(20 to 24)
15 to 18 minutes or until shrimp turn pink Season with seafood seasoning and lemon.
Swordfish 2 medium steaks 15 to 17 minutes Very tender;
serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.


Some kernels of rice do not seem fully cooked •The rice was not allowed to finish cooking
•There was not enough water in the cooking bowl.
•Once the switch on the rice cooker automatically switches to keep warm, allow the rice to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
•Add a few more tablespoons of water and cook a little longer by pushing the control switch back to cook. Check the rice again when the appliance automatically switches back to warm and has rested for 15 minutes.
Rice cooking bowl is not as clean as I would like. •Starch built up on the sides and bottom of the bowl. •Fill the bowl with
hot soapy water and let stand for several minutes; then use a nylon scrubber along the sides and bottom. Rinse well.
Rice boils over. •Too much rice is being cooked.
•There is too much water
for the amount of rice.
•Make sure to cook no more than the maximum amount suggested in the Use and Care Manual. The amount of rice to be cooked should match the water markings on the bowl.
•Add a small amount
(1 Tbs.) of butter or oil to the water before cooking.
Rice is too dry. •There is too much rice or not enough water. •Use the rice measuring cup that comes with the appliance. The rice measure provided holds 3A cup (6 fluid oz.) of uncooked rice.
Rice is gummy. •There is too much water or not enough rice. •Add water to match
water markings on the rice bowl. Make sure you have the correct ratio of 3A cup (6 fluid oz) rice to 1 cup watermarking.

If additional assistance is needed, please contact our consumer service team at

For service, repair, or any questions regarding your appliance, please call our Customer Service Line at 1-800-465-6070. Please DO NOT return the product to the place of purchase. Also, please DO NOT mail the product back to the manufacturer, nor bring it to a service center. You may also want to consult the website listed on the cover of this pamphlet.
Warranty Information
(Applies only in the United States and Canada)

What does it cover?

  • Any defect in material or workmanship provided; however, Spectrum Brands’ liability will not exceed the purchase price of the product.

For how long?

  •  Two years from the date of the original purchase with proof of such purchase.

What will we do to help you?

  •  Provide you with a reasonably similar replacement product that is either new or factory refurbished.

How do you get service?

  •  Save your receipt as proof of date of sale.
  •  Visit the online service website at,or call toll-free 1-800-465-6070, for general warranty service.
  • If you need parts or accessories, please call 1-800-738-0245.

How does state law relate to this warranty?

  •  This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other
    rights that vary from state to state or province to province.

What does your warranty not cover?

  •  Damage from commercial use
  •  Damage from misuse, abuse, or neglect
  • Products that have been modified in any way
  • Products used or serviced outside the country of purchase
  •  Glass parts and other accessory items that are packed with the unit
  •  Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit
  • Consequential or incidental damages (Please note, however, that some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so this limitation may not apply to you .)

Are there additional warranty exclusions?

  • This warranty shall not be valid where it is contrary to the U.S. and other applicable laws, or where the warranty would be prohibited under any economic sanctions, export control laws, embargos, or other restrictive trade measures enforced by the United States or other applicable jurisdictions. This includes, without limitation, any warranty claims implicating parties from, or otherwise located in, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the disputed Crimea region.


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Documents / Resources

BLACK DECKER RC506 6 Cup Rice Cooker [pdf] User Manual
RC506, RC506C, 6 Cup Rice Cooker


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