I was looking to get a couscoussier, as this chaudron is known, because the one I have would not have been sufficient for the dinner party I was planning (21pp). I have to say that I was worried about the delivery date but it was on time and that's a plus. When I got the box it looked like as I had misjudged the advertised size and I was receiving a "mini" pot but I was wrong. The packaging was done in such a way that the whole thing did not take such a large box that I thought it would. So again, another plus as the product was as described and met my needs. Couple of days later we start the cooking and this is what I found out: The top part does not fit as snugly as it should thus letting too much of the steam escape and the handles should have had some sort of protection against the heat. The cooking time is rather long and the handles become really too hot to, how should I say, "handle" (duh). Another small thing is that I believe that the holes should be a bit smaller. However that is only my opinion. I have to add that since we planned for a large party this was a most welcome addition to the other couscoussier we already have. The old one is all aluminum therefore a lot less heavy. You may want to keep this in mind because the weight will increase, obviously, as the pot is filled top and bottom, thus more difficult to carry as needed as well as more dangerous since it gets extremely hot. We, however, had no problem and the dinner was successful. All in all good value for the money. The price was a real bargain compared to other retail outlet that charge a fortune for the same or even lesser size and/or quality. Thanks overstock for making this available to me on time and at a good price. The stainless steel chaudron makes a very nice looking addition to my kitchen.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was as I expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate product description