• RC516 BLACK+DECKER™ 16-Cup Rice Cooker
  • RC516 BLACK+DECKER™ 16-Cup Rice Cooker
  • 2 heat settings
  • 14-cup capacity
  • includes cooking base, cooking bowl, steaming basket, glass lid, serving spoon, and measuring cup
  • dishwasher safe parts
  • glass lid hanger
  • 9.2

16-Cup Rice Cooker





Model: RC516

Big dinners just got easier, thanks to the BLACK+DECKER 16-Cup Rice Cooker. Cooking takes just 20-40 minutes, and the unit keeps the delicious, fluffy rice ready to serve long after cooking is complete with an automatic "keep warm" function. Use it as a steamer too! The included steaming basket lets you prepare healthy meals with vegetables, fish, and more. Cleanup is a cinch with the dishwasher-safe, nonstick bowl and tempered glass lid. Plus, you can use the cooker to prepare soups, stews, and even oatmeal!

  • 16-Cup Capacity
  • Automatic Keep Warm
  • Removable Non Stick Bowl
  • Dishwasher-Safe Bowl and Glass Lid
  • Steamer Basket, Measuring Cup and Spoon Included
  • Indicator Lights
  • Tempered Glass Lid
  • Built-In Lid Holder
  • Steam Vent
Use and Care Manuals
RC516 Use And Care Manual (pdf 607KB)


16 Cups (Cooked)
11.5 x 11.5 x 9.25 Inches
Ready Indicator Light
2 Year Limited
6.86 lbs

RC516 BLACK+DECKER™ 16-Cup Rice Cooker
RC516 BLACK+DECKER™ 16-Cup Rice Cooker
  1. Tempered Glass Lid

    The durable glass lid gives you a look in at rice during cooking with a cool-touch plastic handle for easy removal.

  2. Steaming Basket

    The included steaming basket lets you make healthy meals with vegetables, fish, and more.

  3. Removable Nonstick Bowl

    The nonstick cooking bowl is completely removable for easy dishwasher cleanup.

2 Year Limited
RC516 BLACK+DECKER™ 16-Cup Rice Cooker


The built-in holder props the lid conveniently on either of the side handles.

RC516 BLACK+DECKER™ 16-Cup Rice Cooker


Different colored lights show when the unit is cooking rice or keeping it warm.

RC516 BLACK+DECKER™ 16-Cup Rice Cooker


The cooker lets off steam at the perfect pace with a small vent in the lid.

16-Cup Capacity
Automatic Keep Warm
Measuring Cup And Spoon

16-Cup Rice Cooker is rated 1.4 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Do not recommend for long term use I bought this cooker 1 & 1/2 years ago (during a Black Friday all nighter no less) and it worked well during that time. Recently, the cook and keep warm indicator lights went out. Not to mention, the ability to cook rice has also stopped. It appears the heat sensor has failed. All incoming wall electricity flows through this sensor. Aftwer opening, I found the cooker's frame was very brown (burnt) on the underside of the sensor. So now no more electricity thus no more tasty rice and steamed buns. I cannot find B&D replacement parts and my receipt has been lost. This is a design quality oversite. If quality parts were selected in these key areas, this would not happen. But, if you can save a few cents on sensors and put up with a few "possible" customer complaints, you've made money over the long run.
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Steam vent Bought this a year ago, worked fine for our needs but the insert in the steam vent on the lid has disappeared making the rice turn to mush. Of course can’t replace the plastic insert so it’s now junk
Date published: 2019-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke after less than 3 months of use I purchased this in January and used it maybe once a week, and it burned out during cooking.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Immediately failed I brought this cooker for routine usage. It stopped working after an year.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cook function is not working I just bought this rice cooker, and am very disappointed as it switches to the warm function only a few minutes after turning on the cook function, leaving the rice uncooked. I have used it twice up to now, for two different quantities of rice, and ended up with the same result. This appliance simply does not work
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect rice every time Big batch, no problem! Works like a charm every time. Time saver and so easy to clean.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesnt shut off when rice is cooked I just bought this rice to replace a smaller older one I had. I wanted a tad bigger one to use for steaming more veggies and loved the size of it. But what I don't like is that fact it doesn't shut off after that 20 min. mark when everything is cooked. You have to use a timer on the stove or microwave. I'm not liking that part and will return it because of that fact. Black & Decker has always been a good brand that holds up to the years of usage. I have a B/D mini shortcut food processor that I have had for 20 years and still going strong but the container is really starting to show its wear. Will I get the same mileage in a new one? In this day and age I doubt it. Really disappointed how things are being built these day and the money you have to fork out for something that won't last more than -maybe 18 mths.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless I purchased 2 of these rice cookers because they are perfect for my families needs and have great features. I really like this rice cooker.Unfortunately, I have gone through 2 of these AS WELL AS THE 8 CUP RICE COOKER. All three of these rice cookers have crapped out on me. None of them have lasted more than a year. The third one just conked out right now as I was making rice for supper. Not pleased.
Date published: 2017-09-29
  • y_2019, m_8, d_22, h_21
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.13
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_18
  • loc_en_US, sid_RC516, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_blackanddeckerappliances

Hi. We recently purchased this specific model of rice cooker and we are greatly disappointed with its performance. It keeps spouting a lot of boiling water even if we are cooking only 2-3 cups of rice. It makes a lot of mess afterwards. Why is this?

Asked by: Johnnacionimaging
Thank you for offering your feedback regarding your Black+Decker RC516. I’m sorry to hear of the experience you’ve had with your rice cooker. The issue you describe in your question may be warranty related. I have already taken action by documenting your complaint, and I want to fully resolve this issue to your satisfaction. Your rice cooker has two year warranty. Please see the email I’ve sent you from youropinionmatters@spectrumbrands.com so I can address your concerns.
Answered by: Michelle Customer Service
Date published: 2019-07-23
  • y_2019, m_8, d_22, h_21CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.13
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_1
  • loc_en_US, sid_RC516, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_blackanddeckerappliances