Orka Set of2Silicone Microwave Chip Makers w/ Mandolin
Did not work
I tried several apples several times in 2 different microwaves. Could not get crisp chips no matter what time I set on the microwave. They either came out soggy or with a burnt look/smell. Really wanted this to work, sounded like a great idea.
Don't waste your money
This doesn't work. The slicer cuts unevenly and if the chips are crisp on one side and soggy on the other end. Some get black but never crisp up.
I was excited to make our own veggie chips, primarily, after seeing this product on a TV program. We buy tons of them at the produce market and love them, so I tried this and read all the reviews and the instructions before beginning. The mandolin was great; however, I could not find the right crisp, not burned, state with the chip maker after a dozen tries. ' Waited 2 days, ' tried again so I gave the product a fair shot. 'Same bad results. Unfortunately I sent it back and am now considering the food dehydrator which takes longer but makes them the crispy unburned way I buy them. Sad about this purchase.
I didn't like at first, but after "playing" with it and adjusting times I really like
finally tried last night and husband and kids loved potatoe chips. will be trying for apple and sweet chips. found it easy to use and slicer does not need hard pressure to slice chips. make sure you dry chip slices before microwaving.
It does take some trial and error till the chips are good. It takes four minutes in our microwave and sometimes a little longer. My picky son loved them and ate the whole plate full. The slicer works good - no problems with it.
LOVE this product!
When I saw it went on clearance I HAD to have this set. I am so glad I purchased it! My family and I have used it almost every single day since it arrived. So far we have only used Yukon Gold potatoes and sweet potatoes. The microwave time was a little longer for me, but the chips came out perfect! I love them even without salt although I sometimes spritz a little olive oil then sprinkle a dash of salt. I tried them with some white cheddar that I had for popcorn, and that was delicious! This is absolutely perfect for the low iodine diets since you know exactly what goes in/on, and more importantly what doesn't go in/on the chips. If you are even remotely thinking about getting this product, do it! The mandolin worked amazingly for me. I'm not sure why other people were having problems. Maybe they aren't pressing down on the potato hard enough? You've got to try this! You'll love it!
Good if you're watching your fat....
I've contemplated this for quite awhile and finally caved when it went on clearance. Yes, it takes time to not only prepare a batch but figure out the proper timing, but it will produce crispy potatoe chips with no fat. I tried a sweet potatoe and although it didn't turn out quite as I expected, my dog loved them, so I'll continue to make them for her. I also tried making tortilla chips and didn't have great success, but I'll keep at it. For now, I'm happy with just the regular potatoe chips as I make a dip with fat free greek yogurt and onion soup mix and can snack without feeling guilty!
BEST ITEM EVER BOUGHT
just to use for tortilla chips alone it is worth it..I divide two corn tortillas into quarters and place on maker and microwave on high for 3.10 minutes......if they are even a little soft, zap them for a little longer...I sprayed with olive oil once but really doesn't need it, if you use them for dipping or with salsa and melted cheese...yummie...
Needs a Learning Curve
I almost didn't buy this based on reviews but I'm glad I did.
I made small yellow potatoes as my first attempt.
You MUST dry the potatoes completely with paper towels.
Then, set your timer to 5 minutes (like popcorn) and watch the food.
As the potatoes turn golden and start to curl they are probably done- which was closer to 4 minutes (I think the booklet said 3) - then let them cool.
I also cooked one rack at a time, and didn't stack the two. I did not need to add salt or oil!
Sweet potatoes were trickier as were carrots: I think I will buy the huge carrots sold maybe for juicing -these were still tasty but never got the correct crispness and may have not been as dry before cooking.
worst purchase ever
I received this item and I tried the chip makers in the microwave .I followed the instruction that came with it. The chips didn't get crisp and if you cooked longer they became hard( I did sweet potatoes). I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. Sorry ,it was a good idea to bad it didn't work.
The best chips
I have no idea why other people don't like this. I slice-up a potato, put the tray in the microwave and 7-10 minutes later I have an awesome snack. I do lightly salt them first before microwaving. Salt doesn't stick if you do it after. I haven't tried fruit yet.