Elite Rice Cooker – It cannot be just me…
So, I purchased the Elite rice cooker (to go with my WP one, cause well why not, LOL) I had to have it replaced because the first one came with the measure cup cracked and a gash like ding on the bottom of the inner pot. I did try to cook in it though (not gonna rehash it, I put it in my review on the product). So the replacement came yesterday and I decided to give it a go today, I made mac and cheese. First it boiled over – as in out of the steam holes, then some of the water (glad I didn’t use chicken stock) got into place where the silicone gasket thing is supposed to keep it from going and sizzled on the heated plate thing in the bottom, not much, maybe 1/4 teaspoon I guestimate by the burn mark on it (wiped off), so I stir the noodles and add the milk and cheese according to directions… it never clicked to warm before I smelled a slight burnt cheese smell – low and behold there is cheese burned to the bottom.
I am not having any luck at all with this item.
I HAVENT RECEIVED MINE AS OF YET BUT IT SHOWS ORANGE SO I AM HOPING I GET WHAT I WANTED WE WILL SEE. HOPING ALSO THAT IT HAS A DECENT LENGTH CORD I GOT THAT GARCIA GRILL AND I SENT IT BACK THE CORD WAS A JOKE IT WAS SO DARN SHORT.
Trekky oh you got the Elite Pressure Cooker, well if I don’t get the color I wanted I will get the Elite think you can do canning with that one and not the WP which is what I ordered. I didn’t get the cookbook because when I looked for it on Amazon it is a 2013 printing so the price should have been cheaper far as I am concerned. Glad you like yours.
So Trekky you like the pressure cooker I just ordered one the 8quart WP, I ordered the red one and on the pic they sent me looks like it is ORANGE that is not what I ordered and I wanted it to match other appliances it may go back. Anyway you like the cooker?
GOT MY 4 QUART ELITE pressure cooker instead of the rice cooker (figured I may as well get it since it already does rice).
First the cord that goes into the cooker wouldn’t stay connected so I had to rig up some creative supports and place it just so to lightly push the start button otherwise have start all over again.
Mushy (like baby food) Lentil soup
Twice cooked Pot roast
Trice cooked Mac & Cheese
1 burned Mac & Cheese
Twice cooked Baby back Ribs
Mashed (not intentional) steamed carrots and potatoes
3 hour pork roast (normally takes 45 min)
Looked into exchanging it for a working one but they are sold out which made my decision easier.
It’s back home at HSN and I don’t think I’ll get another one if it comes back in stock.
Oh by the way, I’m a professional chef.
I did love my rice cooker but after I tried the pressure cooker, I gave the rice cooker to MIL.
Just want to give you 1 warning on rice cookers. I found a wonderful recipe for tropical rice but the recipe was designed for stove top.
So the warning is DON’T put coconut milk in a rice cooker!! It will boil over and stick…terrible clean up!
Have since made the tropical rice but not in rice cooker. Delish! Just has pineapple, coconut, coconut milk, nuts.
I returned the replacement. Looking at the reviews I am not the only one with issues either.
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02.18.16 6:26 PM