K26190 - Cooks Essentials Multi-Cooker with Removable Steam Basket
cook essential multi cooker
the multi cooker cooks very well. my husband dropped the lid and the plastic around the handle cracked into pieces. it steams well. I would recommend the cooker. Just be very careful with the lid.
Great for one or two people
I love the one pot idea. It is great to only clean one pot instead many. you can brown meat then add veggies and not have to transfer from one pan to another for roast, stews etc.
Very Small for all it mentioned could do
Believe in Cook Essentials it is just when this arrived it is so much smaller than what we were expecting. There isn't room to cook anything of quantity. I really wanted it to work out because I believe had it been the right size we would have kept it.
This "all in one" cooker is a 5 Star item. I love it, fry your meats add ingredients and slow cook it all in one pot. Excellent!!!!! I just ordered another 2 never want to be without one.
I tried to take the plastic film off the temperature gauge and it started taking off the numbers so I pressed it back down. I've only used it once so far, but I was able to cook a pasta/sauce/chicken dish in the bottom while steaming broccoli in the steamer on the top, so I'm very happy with it. It heated up quickly. I got it because my glass stovetop takes forever to heat up.
Not worth the money.
I bought the whole big set of Cooks Essentials for me and one for present for my daughter.They have been sent back and same thing happens to new ones.The coating on bottom doesn't keep food from sticking.Then it's very hard to clean .Don't waste your money.
Had the previous version of this and used several times with good results. I assume the non stick coating has not been upgraded. The temp control knob is very easy to turn and found my cooker set to 450 for maybe an hour. Result, the coating completly came off and into the roast w/liquid that was cooking.
Also had a Cooks Essential elect skittet that the temp numbers just "came off". QVC could not replace the controller but offered to let let me return. No worth the hassle so like the above cooker, both went in trash.
My opinion, Cooks Essentials is poorly made and not worth even worth the low price. Invest a little more and enjoy for years instead of days. Have a couple pieces of Technique and no problems.
Not a quality item
The first time I used this cooker, I evidently had the heat too hot and food stuck to the container. The next time, I lowered the heat and all was fine and I was happy. Then I took the cellophane off the electrical dial with the temp. numbers on it and the numbers came off, so I returned the product. The dial was evidently made very cheaply.
This is a very versatile multicooker / steamer. I have other electric appliances
that can cook, roast, steam, etc., but not as versatile as this, and they are all
6-quart appliances. This is perhaps 3 quarts which is ideal for many tasks,
including reheating my homemade soup, etc. I wanted to avoid reheating
in the microwave, because I now believe, based on my research, that microwaving
really injures food and their nutritional components. This unit heats quickly,
the temperature adjusts quickly, and so is perfect for reheating. Obviously,
it is great for cooking and steaming also. It's an unusual appliance and it' s
just great. I'm very glad I bought it, and at a clearance price, too! My research
found very few actual multicookers, and this one stands out!
NICE BUT TOO SMALL
THIS IS A VERY NICE COOKER THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT AFTER I RECEIVED IT I WAS A BIT DISAPPOINTED THAT THE INSIDE IS SO SMALL.
I READ REVIEWS AND SOME SAID ITS TOO SMALL BUT WHAT IS TOO SMALL FOR ONE IS JUST RIGHT FOR ANOTHER ... AS FAR AS QUALITY THIS UNIT HAS IT, IT TRULY IS A VERY NICE COOKER BUT ITS JUST TOO SMALL FOR MY STYLE OF COOKING .IT IS NON STICK AND VERY EASY TO CLEAN , LIGHT WEIGHT ALSO SO IF WEIGHT IS AN ISSUE I HOPE THIS HELPS ANSWER YOUR CONCERNS.
i WISH THEY GAVE NOT ONLY THE DIMENSIONS BUT ALSO THE INSIDE MEASUREMENTS SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A BETTER IDEA JUST HOW BIG OR SMALL THE ITEM IS , IT WOULD SAVE ALLOT OF TIME AND RETURNS .
IF YOU COOK SMALL AMOUNTS OF GOOD THIS IS A WONDERFUL ITEM AND IM SURE YOU WOULD BE HAPPY WITH IT .
SOPHIES MOM IN CHGO
Great little helper
I was a bit surprised that it was smaller than expected but I made chili in it and used the usual measurements and it didn't even fill it up so the looks are a bit misleading. I cooked a roast with potatoes in it and veggies in the steamer and it turned out great. Then put a little water in it, put in thick sliced potatoes and laid my left over cooked ribs on them and put frozen veggies in the steamer top and they were really good. I used the warmer selection and played with it so it wouldn't bubble too much and that worked well. Makes a great one pot cooker! Easy to clean up too!
Very good small cooker
Bob W is paying attention to those of us with only 2 left at home, I use it as a baked potato unit, don't have to heat up the oven, also for stews and soups. One thing QVC needs to do more often is to give capacity and dimensions for new products during the live presentation if it isn't listed in the product description.