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Dad uses it all the time and loves it!!
on August 11, 2018
Bought 2 of the 8qt ones. One for me and one for my dad.
So I'm giving 2 reviews in 1!!
My dad said the smell of burnt plastic filed up the whole house. (My fault because i forgot to tell him to plug it in outside for the 1st time it's turned on). Just so everyone knows, the burnt plastic smell does go away. He said the recipe books didn't say how to get fries like they showed in the commercial! He tried fries several ways and he prefers them fried in a pan of oil. He doesn't like the basket, not sure why. But that is the most I've heard him complain about it.
I can tell you that he uses it all the time. He has rotisserie, baked, fried, and done different food (ya know nothing cooks at same temp or for same time) in it all at same time. He learned biscuits cook as fast in it as it does to make the packaged gravy. He told me, he almost didn't get the gravy done fast enough and almost burnt the biscuits. Btw I tried the meats hrs done several ways in his...its juicy and not dry (which is what I thought was going to happen).
Now for me. Havent used mine much, mostly cause i dont eat alot. Btw i did remember to put mine outside (on the covered back porch) when I 1st turned it on. I just ran it a few times and it was good to go. Also my door doesnt stay closed when not in use!! Not sure why, so i just use the tape it had on it from shipping. The 1st thing i did in it was cinnamon toast. Used wire rack and it came out like crutons! So next time I used the drip pan for cinnamon toast and it turned out much better. Still getting hang of temp and times, because it is different than the stove/oven but I'll get it. (Picture is of my cinnamon toast the 1st attempt! Lol) I've cooked other things in it and I'm still on a learning curve and I eat my mishaps. Lol
So why 4 stars? Well because if the French fries issue, and my door not staying closed when not in use. Hmm maybe it's trying to tell me to use it more and so it just opens?!! Lol Oh also for the recipe books not having French fries in them. (May seem like a stupid thing about the fries but not to my dad)
To be honest I wish these would have been out when I was in the military cause I would have used it then. It's great for singles, families and military personnel who cook in their rooms (doesnt break the rules of no open coils and it cooks in multiple ways!)