What did I do wrong?
The silverside after 3 hours was still uncooked. My heart sank! Then I realised all the errors I made. First my silverside was nearly 2 kilos instead of 1 kilo, so logically I should of added more time to the pre-boil, plus I forgot about the steamer on top with veggies and opened lid again (oh boy) after 2 mins to put those in -what was I thinking? BIG mistake. There was a whole string of errors. But I didn't give up, that silverside cost me eighteen bucks. So I topped up the fluid and boiled the silverside for further 15 mins then qu...ickly transferred it over to larger pot, closed the lid, and prayed I hadn't wasted good money on a fad. I waited for those 3 hrs to pass. Then the moment of reckoning had arrived! I opened the lid and poked at it. I almost wept - It was perfection! DELICIOUS! And which genius thought to add the magical ingredient of ginger beer? It sweetened the meat without being overwhelming the flavour of the meat. Truly, it was so succulent, I just wish my mother in law was still alive so I could serve her the perfect slice of silverside and prove that I can cook after all. In the briefest words: I'm impressed.
Waste time money and space
Not satisfied with the performance of my eco pot food lukewarm in 6 hours and food not cooked the heating element not working even though the indicator light is on trued to get an answer from eco pot via email what the problem is and it can be repaired but have had no response ,wouldn’t waist your time with this company think I’ll try the Aldi product at a 1/3 the price and have the option of 60 days to return it if not satisfied no questions.dont bother with eco pot there hot plate was also a waste of money not to mention space in my van.
I am no cook however the Ecopot has given me very enjoyable meals.
.As my cooking prowess is near hopeless I thought why not give this Ecopot a try.Prior to Ecopot I cooked meals for myself yet would never contemplate another human having to endure my cooking.It is over two years since purchasing my Ecopot from TVSN.I am so pleased I bought the Ecopot as I now look forward to sitting down to a meal.I guess it wont cover the total spectrum of meals yet for a less than average cook as myself it has been a revelation.On average I use it once or twice a week as the meals I cook in it give me three or for days of m...ain meals.The product is still in good and sturdy condition.It is really so simple,put the ingredients in bring to boil and simmer for twenty minutes or so then off with the power and into the outer section,leave for four hours or so and, voila,there it is.In my opinion it achieves the results that the distributors state..I recommend this product highly.
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It didn't work for me and cost $100 to return
I tried it twice and both times the food was luke warm within 7 hours - the sweet was only partially cooked. I purchased it to prepare an evening meal for my working daughter and her toddler. We live in the Territory so eating luke warm food is too risky. I did contact the suppliers and they had me do a test with boiling water which proved the ecopot was working according to standard. They suggested I make the sweet separately but that was one of the main reasons I purchased it - so I could make a main and a desert together. I told them the ha...ndle had come off and they said it had 3 years warranty - so I could send it for repair (lol). I found out I could still return it to TVSN as it was still within the 30 day warranty period - but be warned - it cost me $100 to return. I don't have enough room in my small kitchen to keep products that I won't use so the bundle had to go back. I'm left wondering if I gave this product a completely fair trial as I only boiled the main meal for 15 minutes as per the recipe book instructions; and I was advised by the suppliers to boil up to 30 minutes. However, when I found out I was just within the warranty period I decided to return it - perhaps the 30 minutes may have made the difference.
Waste of Money
I purchased this product from a Caravan and Camping show and had not used it until recently travelling in our Caravan. This unit has never been used and has been stored in a cupboard in the van. The bottom of the pot has pulled away from the top and on contacting the Company that sells the pot, was informed that it had been wet and this has caused the problem.
The pot has never been used and I am fastidious in the way I look after my goods, so there is absolutely no way this pot has been anywhere near water. It had never been used, so it had n...
Easy to use, does as advertised, delicious foods
Bought Ecopot off TVSN after watching the segment many times. One of those "Too good to be true" products. But I'm STILL surprised every time I use it. I have to say I've only used it for meat stews, curries and soups. So have tested it with other things in the recipe book. But it does the stews and soups so well. If you follow the basic instructions you can't go wrong. The meat becomes melt in the mouth but things like potato and carrot actually stays in shape and still has bite!! Instead of turning into mush if it was slow cooked on the stove...top. And of course the other amazing thing is the fact that you just need 15-30min stove time and then throw the pot in the thermal thing and walk away, no gas/electricity. You can make something the night before and just leave it for next day. I have an onsite caravan and use it there as well. Make something in the morning. Go away for the day and come back to a hot, beautifully cooked meal. 100% recommend it, especially if you love stews/soups and other saucy foods.
So far so good
Received eco pot last week.made rice pudding.pork ribs.yumo.from recipe book supplied..also beef cheeks in red wine.own recipe..I was surprised & very impressed everything has turned out..so easy..using hardly any power to create great meals..this is definetly a winner & not one of those cupboard storers.
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Where have you been all my life???????
Ecopot Package came with the lot, including griddle plate and carry bags for both the induction cooktop and the ecopot! I was so impressed with this fantastic appliance, I bought 2 more for Christmas presents. So easy and ever so convenient, just a quick cook up in the morning, then get on with my busy day, then return to perfect cuisine! If inspiration is the problem, that too is solved with the included cook book, which I intend to work my way through. Does anyone want my slow cooker, I won't be needing it anymore!!
Disappointed, have had few successes
Purchased through TVSN after watching their presentation several times and reading reviews. This was very attractive after our huge gas bill and also after burning beetroot several times in a row. I boil the beetroot longer than required but they do not cook fully. In fact I take the inside pot out after a couple of hours and re-boil and return to the pot. This results in perfect unburnt beetroot. I have tried the same with other foods but then the pot burns on the bottom. The only success I've really had was in using their recipe for la...mb shanks. These cooked quite well (after lengthy boiling on the stove) but they did not keep the heat, they were cooked but not hot enough when served. Runner beans were cooked but not soft. It might work better for soups which I've yet to try. Sometimes I cook a dish, then put it in the ecopot to keep warm while I finish off another dish, this works quite well and saves putting on the oven I will persevere in the hope that I have been missing some point which would make it work like others say it does. Will review again if that happens.
simple but worth it
Purchased at the Mildura outdoor expo this year 2017, got home and just had to try it. Put some chops etc in the big pot followed the instructions and heated, put some damper in the smaller pot that sits in the top and put it all in the insulated container left it a few hours, served it to a happy family, cooked to perfection, will be great when caravanning, just fill and heat it early afternoon go out for the afternoon and get back for a great cooked meal.
Questions & Answers
I have just brought a second hand, used twice eco pot. I decided to try it out straight away and did a recipe from the book with a piece of beef, red wine and mushroom soup. The meat was 1 kg, long and thin and once seared, fitted into the larger pot easily. Then I put a cup of rice and water in the smaller container and put them in the outer container. Problem now is the lid kept coming open and I had to take the smaller pot out, even though it wasn’t touching the food below it. Anyone else experienced this? Thanks
i would like to cook barley straight from the pack. the slow cooker recipe is to slow cook for seven hours - this is without the pre cooking required with the eco pot. If i use the electricity with the eco pot, can i cook without pre cooking and leave for seven hours?
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