Whatever I have tried in this machine has worked like a dream. Just as an example I cooked pork ribs from frozen with glazing in 15 minutes. They were delicious. Great for a quick meal when time is short. The other end of the scale the slow cooker is also brilliant we have cooked ham and veg soup and could not have been happier. We are foodies and a bit fussy so this suits our needs perfectly
Very flexible but a bit quirky
Was unsure when I bought this whether I would use it. I would have to say ...I use it every day.
It cooks food in a very natural way, and there is NO diminution in flavour. I like the aromas it releases into the house of food cooking properly
The controls are curious ..Temp control is OK but timing seems to go backwards.
It heats up to 160 degrees...quite a lot of stuff needs higher temperature.
Have attempted cakes and they don't really work...neither cooking through or as lushly as an oven does.
However almost everything else works quite wel...
So easy set and forget
Very easy to use, cooks beautifully and is so easy in the colder weather to cook wholesome meals so easily. I cooked a Casserole and the taste and tenderness was beautiful. I usually buy more expensive cuts of meat but for this I used Gravy Beef and it was just beautiful. So easy to clean and has so many features that you could not possibly ask for more.
I agree with Val on her assessment, that the product is easy to use and Kogan are a great company to deal with. However, this cooker is very difficult to clean the lid which gets a lot of product on it. Would love to know how to clean this inside of the lid as it is not removable. Kogan were very good with support and have always given great service.
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Confused with the timer function
I have been trying to work out the timer which only goes as low as 2.0 which am sure is 2hrs and way to long to pressure meals the model I have is KAPRSCOOKZA-A. If there is a problem with timer function at all I would like a refund. Have tried holding the timer button for a period of time ..done the - and + and still does not go any lower than 2.0 ..what the manual says is misleading and am not the only person having trouble in that area. Any help would be appreciated. thank you .Im rating it poorly cause of this issue and how hard it is to get any reply with help.
You'll Have To Guess How To Use It
I have a love/hate thing going on with this Kogan Multi-Cooker. I love it because of the things I've been able to make with it, but those things have cost me a LOT of time trying to figure out. The downloadable manual is virtually useless. Example: to cook oats, the instructions say to select the pre-programmed "oats" setting which will cook for 30 minutes. But when you make that selection, the oats default is actually an hour. Far too long if you don't want to end up with a giant mess. So you have to manually change the cooking time, and the o...nly way to do that is by cycling through 11 more hours until the machine goes back to zero. In some settings, i.e. "slow cook", if you wanted a cooking time of 4 hrs., the nearest you can get is 4 hrs. & 10 min. It just won't let you set 4 hours even. The manual also gives the wrong information about the machines display lights. It says when it's blue, it's in "standby", and when it's red, it's "working". It's actually the opposite. It doesn't make any sounds, but the light turns green when it goes automatically into a "keep warm" cycle. Even though I've gotten lucky with a few of many cooking attempts, I simply would not recommend it to anyone who doesn't have the time to figure out how to use it through sheer trial and error.
This is fantastic, I love using it.
This product is very easy to use, simple to clean. It is a great product to have in my kitchen.
I find Kogan a great company to deal with, would definitely recommend them. Products always arrive on time, so I would continue using this company for any further products I need.
Tiny pamphlet and limited instructions?
Difficult to start cooking with a new product - with a tiny pamphlet and limited instructions. More by luck I made an excellent chicken casserole (on stew setting), that came out perfect. Serious thought by Kogan should be given to provide a 'readable' instruction book.
Like one of your other reviewer, I also could not find 'warm up mode'. Likewise, I will have to work by trial and error.
I am happy with this machine
I am happy with this machine, but am disappointed with the information, that comes with it.
When making bread, it says select warm up mode, but after spending time looking for it, its not there, very confusing, So you need to work out everything using trial and error, which is frustrating.
I have had this for a few months now and I can honestly say I am very happy with this multi-cooker.
I love the fact that you can set your own temperatures and time and also to be able to set the time for when to start the cooking.
I prepare the ingredients around midday then set the cooker to cook at the appropriate time and it works great.
Once you figure out what you are doing it is so easy to use. So far, I have made spaghetti bolognaise, stews, soups and list of other recipes. I really don't use the recipes as I use my own and it's just ...
Great product for the price
Great price, I got mine cheap from an auction from Kogan on eBay for $42, I would definetly pay full price for one though well worth the money. works well, has so many different functions eg yoghurt, soup, slow cook, fast cook, boil, steam, stew and more and it automatically keeps the food warm when finished. You can adjust cooking times, as well as the temperature.
Easy, can leave it going when you go out.
Would have liked more recipes and better directions in the manual.
Questions & Answers
Does this cooker do everything including deep frying
how much oil to use for deep frying chips?
I use the multicooker for making roast potatoes, and it is excellent.
But to be fair because it only goes up to 160 c...it doesn't seem to be hot enough to cook chips properly.
The rule with chips (Masterchef) is parboil..or microwave until semi-soft, and then chill for a while. Then deep fry ...no need to fill the cooker with oil. But also you don't want to have so little oil that the pre-cooked chips drop the oil temp .
Maybe 400 -700 mls of Canola oil is good. Just don't add so many chips that the temp of the oil is dropped right down. Need to experiment!!!
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