Owned since Dec 2011. Great for the price and specs at the price. Easy to clean, looks good and does it's job as long as you keep an eye (in terms of what you're cooking) on it. Thermostat may not be entirely accurate but I'm no expert cook so it may just be me (I've been known to put at risk of burning, while boiling - WATER!)
I live alone and wanted to be able to make all the great slow cooker recipes I've seen on Pinterest but did not want something too big. This is just the right size for one person. It's not fancy and does not have a lot of knobs on it, just Off, Low, High and Warm which is all you really need. This is a great price, sturdy and lightweight. The only reason I gave it a 4 star rating is that there were no recipes for 1 person included and not really sure how long to cook something in the low setting or high setting, meaning what temperature does it reach at those settings. Otherwise, great value for the price.
These pots are great, but there is a part of the electronics that always gives out. None-the-less you get more than your money's worth of service. We buy 2 at a time. I have not found that the same type item at 4 times the price lasts any longer, so I stick with these little guys; we use two of them daily, probably 10-20 times a day.
This replaces a Rival that was on the order of 20 years old. The plastic bushing in the bottom of the wooden barrel gave out on that one, and that lowered the bucket so the paddle wasn't anchored into the motor, and it turned with the container. I could have possibly rigged something up to work, but after 20 years, why not get a new one??? This one looks as good or better than the old one, but I havn't used it yet. Will update if any problems, but I doubt you'll hear from me.........
I have bought this skillet as a gift for three adult daughters. It is a great kitchen aid for their hectic life styles. The problem is that with care the skillet coating becomes compromised with occasional use. I repurchase for them because of the price point...not quality item for long term. Expect to replace every year or two depending on amount of useage.
My confidence in this product was challenged right out of the box. The top doesn't sit securely but I decided to give it a shot.\nI washed according to instruction before using and practiced proper positioning of the cover in\nthe grip holder above the handle. It held quite nicely. I planned to use the holders when basting. I preheated for about 30 minutes the night before using to burn off any chemical smell. I thought I was good to go for Thanksgiving. About 45 min into cooking I decided to baste. The plastic cover grip snapped off immediately when the hot cover touched it. 2 1\/2 hours into roasting the lower sides of the bird were browned but the top was pale as could be. I finished cooking in my regular oven. I would never trust this to roast something nicely. I may use it to cook chili or a big stew.
1) pouring problem:\njust open the lid for the first two cups\n\n2) low temperature:\nmy investigation revealed that the step in the bottom of the carafe\ndid not match exactly the step in the warming plate. thus there was\nan almost imperceptible air gap between the warming plate and the\ncarafe. simply create a wafer of conductive material (aluminum or\ncopper) to ensure positive contact between the warming plate and\nthe carafe. a meat thermometer inserted between the carafe and\nwarming plate shows in excess of 190 degrees Fahrenheit.
This toaster didn't work right from the moment we opened it. the left side doesnt go all the way down and its hard to pop the toast up when its getting burned on the lowest setting. I would hate to see what the \"nuke\" setting would do to a piece of bread. I guess if you needed a hockey puck then that setting would be great!
Makes 4 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet
Cleverly designed to resemble an ice cream waffle cone
What our shoppers say:
Terrible Ice Cream Maker
I bought this ice cream maker about two months ago because it was on sale. I used it about four times. It seemed o.k. the first three times although the ice cream was not completely frozen. I put it in the freezer to firm it up. The fourth time I used it the motor started smoking. I immediately unplugged it. Thank goodness I was standing close by. As a result, the ice cream in the middle was liquid. I put it in the freezer and it was so frozen it was impossible to spoon it out. I took the ice cream maker and threw it in the garbage. What a waste of money. Also the can that holds the ice cream had a dent in it after the first use.
As a fiftysomething cook who likes a simple waffle and has a lot of experience with them, I cannot recommend this product for anyone. The heating is uneven and overcooks at the center while leaving the outer edges soft and spongy. Leaving the waffle in the iron longer than the light indicates finally got us a crisp waffle, but at the cost of an overdone center. We checked the instructions repeatedly, but they are so poorly written and incomplete it was of no help. Surprising for a Rival product as that is the brand label for Sunbeam products sold exclusively through Walmart.\n\nThis should be simple, right? Well, it is. Heat it up, pour in your batter and then pull it out when it is done to your liking, but do not expect a waffle of any quality. Sticking is an issue too, but do not use nonstick spray (which is the first thing they tell you to put on it) as we all know that will create more sticking issues and if something is nonstick you shouldn't need it.\n\nI'll be taking mine back to the store asap. I recommend you either pick up a different brand or grab frozen waffles and use your toaster - they will be of a better quality.