I love this little machine. I have never used a pressure cooker before but recent events in my life have left me very little cooking time. I cooked my first meal in it using the cookbook included. Pork chops and potatoes....it was ridiculously easy and fast. Releasing the pressure after the cook time was done was a little scary, and sent my cat sailing down my basement stairs, but other than that, I can't complain. The removable cookpot is great for easy clean up.
Large capacity, first time I used it I browned and cooked a 4 lb Pot Roast in half the time. Rice cooker also worked great, restaurant quality rice. Pressure cooked vegetables don't lose their color. Sturdy design, easy to use.
This has become my go-to kitchen appliance. It makes perfect rice in less than 10 minutes. Browns food in the pot so you can deglaze and then add additional ingredients. (Yeah! Only one pot to wash.) The slow-cooker and pressure-cooker functions are excellent. I had never used a pressure cooker before and was a little nervous, but my anxieties were unnecessary. The accompanying cookbook and instruction booklet are excellent. I love this thing!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Arrived in excellent condition. Works perfectly. Better than expected.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fair
Since receiving this multicooker, I have made numerous items in it and all turned out really well. I cooked a whole chicken to make soup, the meat was tender and juicy. It is also really fast with the pressure cooking function. I didn't think pressure cooker soup could have that great taste of simmered all day soup, but it is great! Now I have wonderful homemade chicken soup in the freezer. I've made the rice pudding recipe (cookbook included) twice - first time in my life I've made really good rice pudding and it's all done in about 30 mins. I've cooked dried beans super quick.
Clean up is relatively quick and easy. The nonstick inner pan really is nonstick. The instruction book is easy to understand. I really think this is a worthwhile purchase as I am now planning to donate my rice cooker and crockpot to a charity and free up some storage space.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? not relevant
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I think this is a high quality product
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
I was very excited to get this cooker. I used it to to make rice, potatoes and then as a slow cooker for a pot roast. As a pressure cooker it did a pretty good job, but the seal did not last. After making the first pot roast I could not get the beef smell out of the lid. I tried for weeks, but EVERYTHING I cooked after that had a beef taste to it. I tried making cider for last Thanksgiving and even THAT tasted like beef - YUCK!
I will not get another 3 in 1 cooking appliance. I would rather get a separate rice, cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker.
Called manufacturer about this not pressurizing. Had to leave a message as no one ever answered. Their recording stated I would hear back within 48 hours. That never happened so I am stuck with an appliance that does not work.
I love this 3 in 1 cooker, although I think I probably will only use it as a pressure cooker and a slower cooker. It is very easy to operate and clean. The first time I used it, I was a bit concerned because the pressure knot did not raise up as indicated in the User's Manual, but the food was nicely cooked, so don't worry if yours do the same thing.
This is so easy to use that my husband even cooks now. He makes the best risotto. I was able to send my old slow cooker and pressure cooker to goodwill. This does it all and even browns the meat all in the same pot. Best purchase I ever made!!!
I have another regular pressure cooker but since my brother-in-law went to the burn unit with a pressure cooker accident, I have been reluctant to use the manual one.
I originally saw this device on "Chef Brad: and I loved the safety feature and the fact that the insert comes out to clean it. I wish I had purchased this first instead of the other multi-cooker from the TV shopping program. This is so much better made.
I use this thing so much, I bought the steamer basket and another insert so I always have a clean pot in case I want to make veggies to go with the main dish. I love this thing for veggies (2 minutes and they are done consistently). I also taped the cooking times inside of my cupboard so I don't have to hunt for the manual all the time.
What I love best in this thing is steaming the veggies for corned beef and cabbage. I use beer and the salty taste of the corned beef can be pressured into the potatoes by the device. I don't have to have them swimming around and over cooking in the same pot with the brisket. It also lets me better time the whole dinner.
The insert is very heavy duty compared to the one I got for the other device. I will have to look for a stainless steel insert because I would like to use the beaters in this thing and the insert is non-stick.. Right now I mash with a plastic masher.I also bought a stainless steamer basket and love that too.
I give this as a wedding gift for the young girls who don't yet venture to cook because of the time. This cuts it down and makes cooking more fun.
I found that putting the cooker on high pressure without putting the lid on, allows me to sauté for chili. or soups That was a great discovery.
While it is not as large as a normal slow cooker as far as fitting meat in there, its versatility more than makes up for it. It never gets put away because I always have the next meal in mind. Truth be told, I have both the slow cooker and this device out all the time on the buffet because I use both of them so much.
The only improvement I can think of is it would be nice to have a detachable cord like the ********* **** multi-cooker has and it would be nice to have a plastic steamer basket included with the product.
Hello trenton11, canning with quart jars is not recommended in this device. For canning using quart jars, please see, Item #: 15399888. Thank you for shopping with us. Rochelle Boverstockcustomercare2 on Sep 9, 2014
what's the main benefit between this and the fagor electric pressure cooker with 2 settings?georgeelliot on Mar 24, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This item is a bit more versatile since it's a pressure cooker, slow cooker and rice cooker in one. The other cooker doesn't have all these cooking capabilities in one unit.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 27, 2012
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