Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 27
Rated 5 out of 5 by peppers and eggs LOVE THIS
Red'd CooksEssentials 9 function yesterday. I have an electric stove so I know turn down temperature from recommended one. Cooked the meatier spare ribs. Did not brown first. Put cooker on bake at 325. I let it cook that way for about 40 mins. Then switched to roast--again at 325 for 40 mins. The ribs browned and halfway through brushed ribs with BBQ sauce. As with all cooking one has to check the food especially with a new appliance. I want to make the stew and will update you. Very disappointed no cookbook for this. Small one that is included not for me. This is a great cooker but remember start with low temperature and watch the food until you are familiar with cooker. Does anyone know if the ninja cook book can be used for this?
Rated 1 out of 5 by amy237 Disappointed
I needed to replace my trusty slow cooker of 17 years. It still works great but has a severely cracked lid and is on the small side. I ordered this unit as I liked the idea of being able to brown/saute and then slow cook in one pot. Plus the extra features looked awesome. I made a chili, a pot roast, and meatballs and red sauce so far.
The one feature that fails terribly is the stew option. I tried to use it for the chili and again today for the meatballs and sauce. It boils and boils but never turns the temp down and starts a countdown like the instructions indicate. I tried twice with the chili and actually watched the pot boil for ten minutes and it still did not turn to temp down and start countdown.
The meatballs and sauce I made today were so violently boiling I turned it to slow cook, as there is no seperate simmer, where it continued to violently boil. I tried taking the lid off to reduce the inside temp and sauce just splattered. I unplugged the unit and let it sit and it took a full 3 minutes for it to stop boiling....while unplugged.
No way do I trust this to slow cook while I am at at work. The high slow cook feature cooks too high and I do not trust it to turn to keep warm. Sadly, I will be sending this back. Also of note, I noticed a scratch in the interior nonstick after 3 uses with only plastic or wooden utensils. If two features already have issues it does not speak well for longevity and at $117 with tax and shipping, I'd rather just get a new slow cooker and brown on the stovetop.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nancy Dago Love It!!!!
I really wasn't sure if I wanted to buy this item. All I wanted was for it to slow cook. But I liked that thus was a 6.5qt pot. I bit the bullet and ordered this one. My first favorite thing when I took it out of the box, (besides the beautiful color, I ordered the copper) was how light it was. My old slow cooker was , the inner pot was ceramic. This inner pot is so light weight and manageable. I have arthritis in my hands and elbows. Lifting this is so much easier. Cooks beautiful. I am even enjoying the extra bells and whistles on this cooker. One pot for browning and slow cooking. Love it!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by momto3 Awesome!!
I really like how evenly the slow cooker function worked there were none of the burnt edges that happen with some slow cookers. The food retained the flavor well I have found with other slow cookers I"ve owned that my dishes lost flavor and had an off taste to the dishes. Very easy to clean the removable pieces. The only odd thing is there is no off button you have to unplug and plug in to turn off or on.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nana3luv Great Meal Helper
This roaster is perfect. I currently have a 7 at slow cooker but couldn't use during the week do to long hours. This multi roaster with timer fits my life perfectly. I can now use during the week with no worries of over cooking. I haven't used the other functions yet but already have recipes lined up to try.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kipferj Great Value!
Exactly as described. Love the adjustable timer and automatic keep warm setting. I liked my slow cookers but would never leave home all day. Now that I know it will switch over to keep warm I have no worries. Using it once a week.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TNGirl Excellent...Works perfectly.
Wonderful product. So happy with this. Best cooker I have ever used.
Rated 5 out of 5 by chesam It's a Buy
Excellent product. Great Size. Easy clean up. Love it.