SPT RC-1808 Multifunction 10-Cup Rice Cooker

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Please read the Operation Instructions carefully before using. and keep it for future reference. Pictures are for reference only, subject to our available products.


Basic safety precautions should always be followed when using electrical appliances, including the following:

  1. Important: Read all instructions carefully before first use.
  2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use the handles or knobs.
  3. Use only on a level, dry and heat-resistant surface.
  4. To protect against fire, electric shock and injury to persons, do not immerse cord, plug or the appliance in water or any other liquid.
    See instructions for cleaning.
  5. Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is used by or near children.
  6.  Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow unit to cool before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning the appliance.
  7. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Contact SPT customer service for examination, repair or adjustment.
  8. The use of accessories not provided may result in fire, electrical shock or injury.
  9. Do not use outdoors.
  10.  Do not touch hot surfaces or let the cord hang over the edge of a counter or table.
  11. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
  12. Do not use the appliance for other than its intended use.
  13. Use extreme caution when moving the appliance containing rice, hot oil or other liquids.
  14. Do not touch, cover or obstruct the steam vent on the top of the rice cooker as it is extremely hot and may cause scalds.
  15. Use only with a 120V AC power outlet.
  16. Always unplug from the base of the wall outlet. Never pull on the cord.
  17. The rice cooker should be operated on a separate electrical circuit from other operating appliances. If the electrical circuit is overloaded with other appliances, the appliance may not operate properly.
  18. Always make sure the outside of the inner cooking pot is dry prior to use. If the inner pot is placed to the cooker when wet, it may damage or cause the product to malfunction.
  19. Use extreme caution when opening the lid during or after cooking. Hot steam will escape and may cause scalds.
  20. Rice should not be left in the inner cooking pot with the Keep-Warm function on for more than 12 hours.
  21. To prevent damage or deformation, do not use the inner cooking pot on a stovetop or burner.
  22. To disconnect, turn any control to OFF, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  23. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, cook only in the removable inner cooking pot provided.
  24. Intended for countertop use only.
  25.  Warning: Spilled food can cause serious burns. Keep appliance and cord away from children. Never drape cord over edge of counter, never use outlet below counter, and never use with an extension cord.


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Polarized Plug

  • This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other); follow the instructions below:
  • 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 plug in any way.
    If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid hazard.



  • Dry the external surface of the inner pot with fabric, put it into the cooker, please turn the inner pot for 2-3 times to make it perfectly contact the heating tray; then press the cooker lid till it makes “Click” sound.SPT RC-1808 Multifunction 10-Cup Rice Cooker-fig3
  • Avoid heating the inner pot on other stoves, otherwise, it may cause distortion under high temperature; it is not allowed to substitute the inner pot with other containers on the heating tray.SPT RC-1808 Multifunction 10-Cup Rice Cooker-fig4
  • Press the function button to select the desired function, then press the “Start” button to enter into the working state, or press corresponding function button to directly enter into the working state.

Parts Identification

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Product Description

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  • G Lid
  • H Inner lid
  • I Temperature sensor
  • J Steam valve (on the lid)
  • K Condensation tray
  • L Handle
  • M Power cord
  • N Lid releaseSPT RC-1808 Multifunction 10-Cup Rice Cooker-fig7
  • O IMER/TEMP button
  • P buttons
  • Q Temperature indicator
  • R Display
  • S Program indicators
  • T WARM/CANCEL button
  • U START button
  • V MENU button
  • W Quick select buttons

NOTICE Risk of product damage! Before placing the inner pot (B) into the product, check that it is dry and clean. A wet inner pot may damage the product.
NOTICE Risk of product damage! Never fill the inner pot (B) above the max marking on its inside Assembling the inner pot and steam tray

  • Press the lid release (N) to open the lid (G).
  • Insert the inner pot (B) and tightly press it down.
  • Insert the steam tray (C) into the inner pot (B).

Switching On/off

  • Place the product on an even and stable surface.
  • Connect the plug to a socket outlet.
  • Entering the standby mode: Tap the START button (U).
  • Switching the product off: Tap the START button (U) while the product is in standby mode.
  • After use: Disconnect the product from the power supply.

Start Cooking

  • Enter the standby mode.
  • Select the desired program by tapping the MENU button (V) or a quick select button (W). While tapping the MENU button, the selected program is indicated by the program indicators (S).
  • If needed, change the cooking time by tapping the +/- buttons (P).
  • Tap the START button (U) to start cooking.
  • A running circle is shown on the display (R) as long as the rice cooker hasn’t reached the cooking temperature.
  • When it reaches the cooking temperature, a countdown on the display (R) shows the remaining cooking time.
  • Cancel: Tap the WARM/CANCEL button (D)

Delayed Cooking
A delay timer can be set up to 24 hours before cooking should be completed except in Manual, Browning/Saute Defrost and Quick Rice programs).
Setting the delay timer:

  • After the desired program is set, do not start cooking by tapping the START button (U). Tap instead the TIMER/TEMP button (O). An indicator lights up above it.
  • Tap the +/- buttons (P) to select the time period when the cooking should be completed. The time can be set in hourly increments.
  • Tap the START button (U) to start the timer.
  • The remaining time until the cooking will be finished is shown on the display (R).

Cooking Programs

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Cooking examples

Refer to the water scale on the inside of the inner pot (B) to use the correct amount of water. 1 scale level of water is sufficient for 1 measuring cup (D) of rice.

Example: For cooking 4 measuring cups of rice the water should reach level 4 on the water scale

Refer to the water scale on the inside of the inner pot (B) to use the correct amount of water. 2 scale levels of water are sufficient for 100 g of pasta.

Example: For cooking 400 g of pasta, the water should reach level 8 on the water scale

NOTICE:For better results, stir the pasta during the first 1-2 minutes to prevent it from sticking together.


NOTICE:Use a long-handled wooden or heat-safe non-scratch spatula or spoon The provided spatula or ladle is NOT intended to be used in contact with high heat.

  • Start “Browning/ Sauté” program (see “Start cooking”).
  • Add oil to the inner pot (B) and heat up the oil for a few minutes. Let the lid (G) open during this time.
  • Add the ingredients to be sautéed or browned to the inner pot.
  • Stir fry the ingredients.
  • Once the sauté or browning is done, tap “WARM/CANCEL” to stop the program.
    You may also use this program to make seasoned rice or risotto:
  • Start “Browning/ Sauté” program (see “Start cooking”).
  • Add oil to the inner pot (B) and heat up the oil for a few minutes. Keep the lid (G) open during this time.
  • When the oil is heated, add the aromatics you choose (like onion) and coat with oil.
  • Add rice and stir fry.
  • Add other ingredients (if you’re using any) to be sautéed to the inner pot.
  • Stir fry and fully mix the ingredients.
  • Add water, broth or stock to the inner pot.
  • Close the lid and let it cook.
  • After 10 minutes, you may check on the rice and give it a stir.
  • Once the rice is cooked to desired softness, tap “WARM/CANCEL” to stop the program. (The default time is 60 minutes. You may end the program earlier. To cook longer than 60 minutes, you need to start the program again after 60 minutes.)


  • Tap the MENU button M until Manual program indicator (S) lights up.
  • Tap the+/- buttons (P) to select the desired cooking time.
  • Tap the TIMER/TEMP button (0) to confirm.
  • Tap the+/- buttons (P) to select the desired cooking temperature.
  • Tap the START button (U) to start cooking.

Keep Warm Function
After a program is finished, the keep warm function automatically switches on (except in Browning/Saute and Defrost programs).
While the keep warm function is activated, O appears on the display (R). The indicator of the WARM/CANCEL button (T) lights up.
The keep warm function runs for up to 12 hours. Afterwards, the product switches to standby mode. To activate the keep warm function manually, tap the WARM/CANCEL button (T) while the product is in standby mode.


Risk of electric shock! To prevent electric shock, unplug the product before cleaning.

Risk of electric shock! During cleaning do not immerse the electrical parts of the product in water or other liquids.Never hold the product under running water.

  • Let the product cool down to room temperature before cleaning.
  • Before reassembling, dry all parts after cleaning.
  • Never use corrosive detergents, wire brushes, abrasive scourers, metal or sharp utensils to clean the product.
  • To clean the housing, wipe with a soft, slightly moist cloth.
    Inner pot, steam tray and utensils
  • To clean the inner pot (B), the steam tray (C) and the utensils (D, E, F), rinse them in warm water with a mild dishwashing detergent.
  • The inner pot (B), the steam tray (C) and the utensils (D, E F), are dishwasher safe (top rack only).

Cleaning and Maintenance

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Cleaning and Maintenance (Inner Lid)

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Cleaning and Maintenance (Steam Valve)

Note: It is suggested to clean the steam valve frequently to prevent clogs, please clean it after cooling for avoiding scald.

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Cleaning and Maintenance (Steam Valve)

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Schematic circuit diagram

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Your Guarantee
If this product is found to be faulty as a result of faulty materials or workmanship within one year from date of purchase, it will be repaired free of charge.
This guarantee is subject to the following terms:

  • Sunpentown must be notified of the fault.
  • Proof of purchase must be presented to Sunpentown’s nominated representative.
  • The warranty will be void if the product is modified, misused or repaired by an unauthorized person.
  • The warranty after repair will not be extended beyond the original one-year period.
  • All replacement parts will be new or reconditioned.
  • Parts, which are replaced, become the property of Sunpentown.
  • The warranty applies for the use of the product in the USA only.


  • Warranty does not include freight charges.
  • Damage due to installation error, product abuse and/or misuse.
  • Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this product.
  • Labor cost incurred for the installation and/or removal of a possible defective unit.
  • Damage to product caused by improper power supply voltage, accident, fire, floods or acts of nature.
  • Failure of product resulting from unauthorized modifications to the product.
  • Improper installation or failure to perform the necessary maintenance.
  • Normal wear and tear on parts or replacement of parts designed to be replaced.
  • Damage to personal property from use of product.
  • Replacement or repair of household fuses, circuit breakers, wiring or plumbing.

This GUARANTEE is in addition to your Statutory Rights

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Tel: 800-330-0388
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Documents / Resources

SPT RC-1808 Multifunction 10-Cup Rice Cooker [pdf] Instruction Manual
RC-1808 Multifunction 10-Cup Rice Cooker, RC-1808, Multifunction 10-Cup Rice Cooker


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