Could be better, if the chute were a little longer I think less kernels would come out before being popped. I usually put a smaller bowl in my popcorn bowl to catch them and dump them back in once the rest of the kernels start popping. It works, and this one is worth the price to not crank the stovetop one I had before.
Good unit but wish there were more recipes and descriptions re how to cook. The unit came with a brief desc for use and some very basics recipes but most online recipes are for the stovetop pressure cooker. I cooked a roast in 25 minutes only to find out I only needed 20. Great time saver.
I mainly use the pressure cooker for soup. In 12-20 minutes you have a pot of soup that tastes as good if not better than cooking on the stovetop all day. Made pulled pork that turned out fabulous and did boneless chicken thighs today. Extremely pleased with the ease of operation and options to saute or brown. Great deal for the price. Both my sisters bought this on overstock after I raved about how quick I could make soup and they love it too.
I purchased this little guy due to cafe visits burning holes in my pockets... It is so easy to use! Just unscrew the top from the bottom, pop out the filter funnel, (gets stuck sometimes, so I normally tip out into a paper towel lined bowl) fill the bottom part with fresh water, replace the filter and fill with ground coffee, I usually use a teaspoon to fill up the filter then pat it evenly very gently, if you pack it in too much, the water will have a hard time brewing through. Then screw on the top and you are ready to fire it up... I personally have a coil electric stovetop, so if I am not in a morning rush, I put in on a 4 setting and it brews for exactly 25 minutes, if I am in a rush, I will crank up the temp to the 8 setting and watch it, it brews alot quicker, but you kinda gotta stay with it to remove it from the heat asap because the bottom of the brewer will no longer have liquid in it and could damage it. Then I pour into a mug with warmed milk and any flavoring/sweetners for my own made latte. I admit, it doesnt deliver the flavor of shots of properly pulled espresso shots, but it is much better than plain old brewed coffee... I do however use ground espresso roast coffee, so that helps, but you can use whatever ground coffee you choose :) The only con is that the brewer has to fully cool before you can disassemble to clean/or make another batch. Saves me lots of $$$ on lattes! Lol :) And the shiny metallic red color was what sold me on this particular one, goes with all the things in my kitchen! Pick this guy up if you need an afforadable/easy way to make espresso...
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