Amazing. I've always cooked using pressure cookers this has taken me to another playing field. The price also amazing for all the feature and setting it has.
Spend more time with your family and whip up nutritious "fast food" in no time at all with the Power Cooker Plus Pressure Cooker. Thanks to its incredible flavor-infusion technology, our pressure cooker traps super-heated steam inside the pot. This high-pressure environment forces liquid and moisture into your food, locking in intense flavor and nutrients. The best part is the intelligent one-touch settings for meat, fish, vegetables, beans, rice, soup or stews. Making your special beef stew pressure cooker recipes? Just push the Stew button, and the pressure cooker does the rest! Whip up succulent, wholesome meals with the Power Cooker Plus Pressure Cooker.
I got the rust color and it looks great on my counter and matches my backsplash. So far my favorite thing to cook in it is artichokes and hot wing chicken breast. I have also made hard boiled eggs to perfection. I use this once a day. I have even made a lump of chicken breast I had in the freezer and all together tood 30 min.
I purchased the red model and it is really pretty. Saw they offer a copper model that I think I am going to buy for my daughter. Last night we made a Wild Rice w/Coconut and Lime recipe and it turned out great. So yummy! I read the reviews from people that said you couldn't brown meat. Maybe they are reviewing the incorrect model or this is a newer model perhaps, but mine has a saute button right in the middle of the panel that is exactly for that function. I added chicken to the recipe and browned it right in the pot. This makes cooking so easy with one of these because you can do everything in this one pot and avoid all the extra cleanup and makes for a quick meal. You DO have to read the instructions so you understand the functions on the unit. If you want to use it like a crock pot, then make sure the pressure release valve is open. If you want to pressure cook, make sure it's closed. It does have preset buttons, but unless you're using a cookbook for this specific cooker (which I wasn't) then just push one of the preset buttons (i.e. if you are making soup, push the soup button) and then use the time adjustment button to put in the exact time that you want. It adjusts in 1 minute increments. After reading the directions I discovered the unit really only has 3 different temps. Two for pressure cooking and then one for slow cook. Slow cook will be between 174-199 degrees. Pressure cooking for canning is 241 degrees. No matter what other preset button you choose (meat or soup or beans, etc.) the temp will be 228 degrees, so 2 temps for pressure cooking. I think the magic will be in the recipes you choose. As to the longevity of the cooker, that remains to be seen. I hope it lasts me a good long while, but if not I will contact customer service and put up a followup review on how that went.
New to this family, dinner comes so much quicker now, not to mention the tenderness of the meats. The user friendly control panel is topped only by the safety features. And yes, the fun color does add to the food preparation process. Every aspect of cooking is enjoyed with this Tristar Power Cooker.
I bought this cooker half a year ago and am very glad I did. I use if for making roast meat and soup. I mostly use slow cooking option which is very convenient if you're at work all day. I put it on early is the morning (for 10 - 12 hours) and a delicious meal is ready when I get home. It fits 2-3 lbl of meat and about 1lbl of vegetables at once. What I like most is that you don't have to thaw meat. Put a frozen chunk, close the lid and apply settings you want. The cooker will start the program after the meat is thawed.
This takes WAY too long to heat up. It's not large either but I gave up waiting after 15 mins for the "canning" method and it wasn't even boiling yet. Then Sam's "forgot" to send and only after notifying them did they then send it, so I got it 5 days late. It had been used, as items inside had been open.
I have owned for 1 month. I have made bone broth, hard eggs, spaghetti, mac and cheese and pork loin. Broth and Eggs turned out Awesome. Other 3 burnt a bit and made pot a real pain in the rear end to clean! I cannot figure out why things are sticking so badly to the bottom! Not a fan of that, also if you watnt to make mac and cheese I would not choose the recipe from the book, WAY TO MUCH heavy cream! I have ordered the larger cookbook, wire rack and canning book for another $60 to see if I can get the hang of it. I also ordered the Instant Pot in 6qt.
This is what my non-stick pot looks like after less than one year of use. Coating flaked off into our food and everything stuck to it during sauteing or braising. I never used metal utensils or abrasive materials on this pot. I do not use this cooker any more due to this reason.
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