This product was previously available under the Homemaker brand.
If I could give it zero I would
Looking forward to my first go making a simple beef stew. It started sautéing the beef and them the display went bbbbbb. Nothing in the instruction booklet which is only really useful for lining the guinea pig cage and has little instruction in it. I have re-boxed it to take back to kmart. And Kmart if you read these, either find a better supplier or stop selling them as they are not helping your bottom line. This cooker is rubbish. Going out to buy a phillips cooker....:
manual lacking detail burned the food on slow cooking
used once and won't use it again the manual is very basic does not tell you very much the slow cooking function not good it burnt the food that my dogs had the dinner and we had pizza was a waste of money the lid is an issue was not happy with this item
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Seems good for price
Have only used a few times so far but works fine, User Manual a bit vague and doesn't even explain what a couple of the buttons are for - but have made couple of lots of meat sauce & noodles(7min) and a casserole (30min) I need to play with recipe to get correct consistency but expected that and so much quicker than using stove top or oven. Today I also used timer function to check that out and worked fine and very easy to set time as well
Trouble with lid
I always have trouble getting the lid on. Does anyone else have this issue? When I can get the lid on it's great. I have only used as a pressure cooker so far
Purchased in September 2019 for A$65.00.
I love this product, meat are cooked in 15mins fast cooking, so tender on 15minx2. I mainly use for cooking meat and beans. cooking has been so much easier after having this. Wanting to buy more, but not available.
Interesting cooking method
Never had an electrical one before. I really am disappointed with the manual that comes with it. Recipes are in short supply and trying to follow the instructions is frustrating. Surely someone could do a better job of it for english speaking countries. I've managed to get things going but I would have liked an option to put my own time in for things but you are locked into the automatic timing. It certainly works well but how about a much better manual.
More needed in manual
Hard to work out could have had more recipes to follow in working each function . Directions hard to work it out for someone who has never used one before like me.
Perfect results every time
I was given the pressure cooker as a gift and couldn't wait to try it out. Since then, I use it every week. I can whip up a soup in 20 minutes, so on busy days when i am rushed for time between working a after school activities, I can still make the perfect dinner. I also use it to make stews in 40 minutes! Amazing, the meat just melts in your mouth! It has definitely become an essential item in my kitchen. I cannot wait to test out the many other functions.
Purchased in June 2019.
Makes my life easier
I purchased a Kmart Pressure Cooker as I was time poor and cooking for one was hard work.
Since I have had the Pressure Cooker, life is easy and more healthy. I can make soup in 20 mins, stews in 20-40, spaghetti bolognese in 20 mins to then make a lasagna or freeze for easy meals later on and I don't have to be standing in the kitchen cooking. Switch it on and I walk away.
4.5 Stars! Should be called Multi-Cooker or Instant Pot. Does it All!!
Love this kitchen appliance & use it several times a week. So versatile! I have given away a few other appliances now I have this, so it’s also saving kitchen space. Cooking is much less a chore now as it’s quicker and easier with this cooker. Sauté function so handy. Didn’t really need the (very basic) manual as I’ve been cooking for decades, just a little getting used to it. (Please note: this is the original Homemaker cooker that Kmart sold. There was also the newer model available but I chose the original one for the sauté option). I believe this is also an energy saver when cooking compared to other methods
Works as described
Has worked well. The instruction book needs a little more detail e.g. What is the Multi grain function used for?
The setting instructions are not easy to understand. Can I cook bread in it. Where can I find a cook-book which relates to it. I am satisfied with the product itself.
Perfect meals every time
Had this cooker for three years plus and has been easy to clean and great for porridge cooking on soup mode. We have the Philips pressure cooker and is five times more the price and quite frankly there is no difference in what they both do. The different settings are only a cooking guide to how long you cook your meal and so do the research on each individual meal and set at the right time. The new Homemaker has more options and no longer can you get the Homemaker basic cooker but sure they are as good as each other just 20$ more expensive but ...cheapest on the market I can find. We have had two of these cookers and they are awesome. The first thing to wear is the inner pot so unfortunately you cannot get parts for this cooker so $100 is what we have spent over 3 +years but the Philips you can get parts for but we have worked out that the Homemaker is all we need for price and overall needs.
Had to replace ours and my beloved bought me for christmas: the home & co MY-CS6006WP
Am cooking a creamy chicken casserole at the moment. First time used since our other one gave up the ghost!! Tricky to work out due to the Instruction manual but so glad to see a setting for Yoghurt making as we eat yoghurt a lot!! So far seems like it is cooking well as the aroma of our dinner is floating through our home! I think I will like this one!!
just as good as any other
had an expensive pressure cooker worth about $180 from harris Scarf, bought this one for about $70 & has the same fascia, works the same, looks the same & about 1/3 of the price, other one only lasted 3 years & not used that often so was never value for money.
Used for two weeks before seals failed to hold pressure
It was great the first three times then I noticed steam coming out under the lid seal. Its not supposed to do this and therefore couldn't pressure up and the escaping steam allowed the meat to not cook properly and be dry. Very poor product performance - i do not recommend this item. Cheap turned out to be expensive for two weeks worth!
I am a dumb crap 65 year old male and was on top of it after my second attempt 3 years ago. Common sense really. Like it and use it at least 3 times per week for pot roasting, lamb shanks, pulled pork and beef, oxtail, occo busso etc. I use my dreampot thermal cooker as a slow cooker option or to keep food warm or reheating. These options save money and power
This was junk, burnt everything I cooked in it. Never again, not sure why, I have used pressure cookers before, but this one was just junk, I ended up throwing it in the bin, what a waste of money and food. I won't buy anything from this brand again...just plain junk.
Questions & Answers
can i still cook my food with E1 showing i have only used this twice now its coming up with this on screen does it still cook your food or not
first time user how to cook soup?
I haven't cooked soup in mine yet, but would say you put all ingredients in pan, (maybe a bit less liquid as it doesn't evaporate like on stove top) put lid on, hit Soup button which will give you 18min cooking. Depending on what time of soup you may need to check and put back on for longer but like most things the first time is when you sort out the correct cooking time for that recipe.
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