elite pressure cooker
Any reviews that can help me? Thanks in advance. Its on 5 payments so I want to buy one for soup. I love soup but it’s too hot to have the stove on all day unless it use a crockpot. I found great soup recipes but they take long on the stove and longer in a crockpot.
I purchased the Elite 4 quart and want to get started but need some advice!!!
First of all I love HSN, the items, the customer service and of course the values…….that said I only have one complaint. I have not been able to navigate this community forum at all…. On the Q, the forum is so easy. I use the forum for researching and resources any item or interest I have (i.e. knitting, crafts, etc.) and I get tons of great ideas, suggestions and especially RECIPES for slow cooking and pressure cooking. Here at HSN I can’t seem to find a forum for just RECIPES alone. What am I doing wrong, Can someone help?
Yes, MsLomo…my mother would ALWAYS WARN us to stay out of the kitchen while that pressure cooker whistled and ssssssssssssss, hoping it would not burst. One time it did..and we were picking rice up in the kitchen for weeks after that fiasco… It was the pressure cooker from hell and it taunted us while it cooked…so yes, I too, have the childhood traumas of the "jaws" theme of that blasted cooker. I remember later on, it went into a garage sale for pennies on the dollar….LOL Thank goodness these new pressure cookers are safer and produce better results without traumatizing the household!
Veniceshopper, I have had the 8qt Elite pressure cooker for over 2yrs. I love it and by reading the basic instructions, and taking the time to use it, the use of this pressure cooker becomes easier to use. I felt that way in the beginning because it was a different way of cooking but after awhile, I was trying different receipes and converting them. Bob Warden’s book for pressure cooking, "Slow Food Fast" is an excellent book to start with. His mac and cheese is absolutely easy and wonderful…I tried it. As Bob Warden and other pressure cook books will tell you to make sure you have enough liquid in the pressure cooker when cooking. As with anything new, practice makes perfect and yes, you will have a few mistakes, so try out simple recipes first. Amazon now has many pressure cooker receipe books to try and even able to convert slow cooker recipes to pressure cooker recipes. Great little cooker to make chili in about 15 minutes..(Bob Warden’s receipe from his book).
I would highly suggest you get the stainless steel pot for the 8qt that Hsn sells..it works better than the teflon pot Elite uses. Stainless steel is easier to clean and doesnt flake as the teflon pot after a lot of use.
Hsn manager at one time gave out a cheesecake receipe for the forum for the 8qt Elite pressure cooker and maybe they might find it again and post it for us….I tried it and it turns out so wonderful that you cant believe it was a pressure cooker cheesecake. (Not able to post that receipe right now).
Hope this helps for you to determine if you want to use a pressure cooker…its sooo much different than the old on-the-stove pressure cookers our mothers and grandmothers used years ago.
I have the Elite Pressure cooker. My only complaint is figuring out how to use it. They make it look so easy on the demos/presentations, but the booklet that comes with isn’t helpful at all.
I have either, under-cooked or over-cooked meals in the few times I’ve used mine…so it just sits there, taking up space and gathering dust.
I have three different electric pressure cookers and try them before I sent them as gifts. I could not exist w. Wolfgang Pucks plain one that is with a dial is the simple one and I use it quite a bit. The draw back of this model is that you can’t program it when you want to set it to go on at a certain time. They all go to a keep warn cycle after cooking. My daughter doesn’t like to have things go on when she isn’t home. The dial has increments of three minutes. If you are use to pressure cooking this is a simple unit without the bells and whistles. Since the electric models are so well insulated they cook in a shorter amount of time than on your stove. They are more efficient. Mings Tsai is a bit smaller. Smaller is not always the best way. Don’t forget in an 8 quart you can only cook about 6 quarts. If I can answer any questions email me. My neighbor is 70+ and he has never cooked. His wife has had an injury and has had to take over the kitchen. He kids me that he is putting in for a job at the most expensive restaurant. The Elite is an excellant model and I have noticed that many of the HSN staff seem to have this model by elite. I must say that Wolfgang Puck’s customer service is the best. They win hands down.
Thanks for the feedback Kim and Xabds. I have not decided yet. Perhaps just use my crockpot since its just for soup that I would love to make quicker.
I loved mine, until it stopped working after two months of use. Trying to contact the company is a nightmare. So, I figure its an expensive lesson for me. I won’t buy anything from elite again.
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09.06.15 12:54 PM