K34186 - Cook's Essentials 5 Qt Stainless 7 Function Pressure Cooker
what a disappointment!!!1
I brought this one in July11. I used it at least a dozen times. Everything was great until Thanksgiving 2012. I used it to help with my dinner. When I went to use it to make an additional dish for the dinner I got a code F4 and the entire cooker refused to work. I put it up and took it out today to make Bob's Pot roast (first time) and the pressure cooker heated up fine and while I was searing the beef it gave me a code F4 and refused to work. I couldn't turn it on or off, it wouldn't set to cook on any setting. It just fizzled out. So now I'm out of a pressure cooker. I was really liking the results of the things I was preparing in it but now forget it. This pot is going to the trash. I'm not even going to try to fix it '
I gave it 2 stars because it did start out as a great cooker. I enjoyed using it and I made some delicious meals. Now I am disappointed because I thought it would be working a little longer than it did.
Don't Waste Money
I purchased this. Didn't use for long time. Plugged it up it worked for less than 10 minutes. Then got error code i beleive was 4 Could not find any info on line re the error codes. It just sits in my closet and gathers dust!
First Time User and Love it!
I've never used a pressure cooker before so i was a little on the sketchy side but ever since my first use I have not cook in pots!! i do everything in the pressure cooker and as a mom of 2 cooking super fast is a must. Now i can cook super fast and the food taste even better. The reason for a 4 star is that there are times when i have to tap on the top for it to stop steaming and lock the valve. but not a major thing for me.
Worst Purchase Ever
Received the cooker and the first time I went to use it, F4 error happened. I unplugged, thought about what to do and I decided to give it another try. Put my food into the cooker, it cooked for maybe 2 minutes, then it had a mine of its own and stopped working and then finally a F4 error. Needless to say, I have returned it/
BEST THING THAT I COULD HAVE EVER BROUGHT I LOVE IT IT MAKES MY LIFE EASY I'M GOING TO BUY ME ANOTHER ONE SAME ONE WHEN IT COMES BACK ON AIR FOR FREE SHIPPING
Love This Cooker
I love the cooker and the 50 recipe cards but I wish there was a cookbook specifically for this cooker.
Huge Disappointmnt and Frustration
Bought this item as a gift for my daughter who has a large blended family. Thought it would make life easier for her in getting dinner on the table fast. She has just spent the last hour trying to get it to work, and getting a continual F4 coding message that is NOT explained in the book. Add 4 screaming kids to the picture and you have a huge headache and extreme disappointment for dinner tonight. Will not be exchanging it , as similar reviews prove that F4 means sometimes it works, but most often it DOESN'T. Have always been pleased with Cooks Essentials in the past, but this particular item seems to be a lemon.
I received this cooker on Friday. I bought a rack of baby back ribs on Saturday and spiced them up and marinaded them in the fridge over night. On Sunday, I followed the instructions for initial cleaning and running the prep cycle and it went well. Then when I put the ribs in, it started to heat and after about five minutes an F4 code appeared on the display and that was it. After unplugging numerous times, it would not restart. I now see that several others are having the same F4 problem. It is constructed well and has nice features but the electronics seem to be a huge problem. Oh, I baked the ribs in the oven. Not as good as I had intended but they were not ruined.
Very good cooker
We use our pressure cooker all the time. It never gets put in the cupboard. I would highly recommend this unit, but DO NOT BUY THE COOKBOOK. The cookbook does not have recipes with the same pressure that this unit reads in. Very hard to try and convert the recipes to the cooker.
Worked Maybe 10 Times
Then quit - no need to say more.
It was great when it worked, but now it's just shut off and won't turn on again.
terrible users manual
the users manual is terribly written. there is little to no explanation as to pressure adjustment and why you would cook at a lower pressure as opposed to a higher pressure.
a trouble shooting guide would be a welcome addition to the manual. i have used this twice and both times it's caused "high pressure frustration" in the kitchen.
USE IT OFTEN
GREAT USED IT EVERY NIGHT SO FAR. WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE RECIPES FOR THE PRESSURE COOKER