Bought this to make turkey but haven't yet, although I cooked basically everything else in it. Love making bacon in it. Gave 3 stars because the timer is very finicky. Sometimes it works sometimes not.
I needed a cheap sturdy back-up kettle while I figured out exactly how I wanted the accessories in my kitchen to look. At the time of purchase, this was one of the most affordable ones with reasonable reviews. It absolutely did the trick. The plastic is a matte finish which is nice in that it doesn't show water stains quite as aggressively as a glossy finish. It lights up when it's heating, making it extremely easy to see if heating is occurring. I really like this particular design feature as in the past, when my kettles have started to break down, it is always the on/off switch and my inability to see if the thing was still on and using electricity that has been a real problem. It's a great buy and if you happen to love purple or any of the other colors this comes in, I'd get it. I would say the key positive design feature which has me giving it 5 stars is that it lights up on the bottom when it is on. As most of these kettles break due to the on-off switch (i.e. the Kalorick, which I had for 2 years), and when it breaks you can't tell if it's on or off, this lighting feature is a real possible energy saver. (my old pot broke and would continue to heat for hours). It's glass so it's not the most heat saving once heated, but it's so very to quick to heat up that I wouldn't let that stop you.
This has been one of my favorite purchases. It cooks dinner for two in such a short time with the convection oven on while conserving energy also. It was energy star compliant and you'd be surprised at how much space is actually in this small oven. The only thing I had difficulty with was turning the knob for the convection to on. It's a counterclockwise turn and I didn't want to break the knob,however, it just took a sure turn to place it to "on". I did think I would break it,so I called the Cuisinart customer service and received great help with their rep who had the same model and was going to exchange mine until I realized " turn with a little force " . The customer service was great and you can't go wrong with this one with a company that truly backs up its products.
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