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Old 11-22-2006, 07:37 AM   #1
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GT express 101? Anyone tried it?

Has anyone tried one of these?

My Mom swears she has to have one.
Have you seen the commercial on TV? What do you think?
I just dont see them using it, yet I am curious.
The latest offer is 2 of them plus a bunch of accesories for $40. (So I could get her one and keep one???)


I have heard bad things about shipping them to MI costing $30. I looked for reviews on this product and found mostly good things said about using it though, wich made me wonder about their authenticity. I did find a few people that weren't happy with the small size and the cleanup. Saying it really wasnt a great idea for more than a couple, or a single person.
I think it will just collect dust at their house. I mean they might use it a few times then it will just sit under a cupboard somewhere. Haven't we all owned one of those appliances. Some of us still do. But lured in by all the hollywood magic I can see myself using it. They even have a little plate like thing that fold in half to make a pasty looking thing. Even though I prefer mine made by hand.

So, what do u think? Have you used it? Would you be willing to try? What would you make in it?? If you seen the commercials do you think it is truly possible to make all those dishes with this??

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Old 11-22-2006, 09:18 PM   #2
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For those who don't know what this is - here is the GT Express 101 website.

Well, Bubba ... I don't know - I'm a little leary about anything "Chef Tony" or "Cathy Mitchell, TV Personality and Food Expert" is pitching. It's not something that would get much use in my kitchen. But, some people may actually use and like it.

Regarding the shipping charges ... it may very well cost $30 for S&H. If you read their help page, it says, "There is a separate shipping charge for each product". You didn't really think that 2nd one was going to be free, did you?
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:39 PM   #3
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Bubba, I agree with Michael, and your assessment.

Have not seen the commercial, but did a bit of Googling and it seems like a product that is very limited in what it can do, at least to me.

We have been given a number of the 'latest' cooking appliances as gifts, everyone knows we love to cook, and most of them are in the basement, used once or not at all.

This may, or may not, be a useful item for certain folks.

But we, the two of us here, are not tempted to buy one.

Happy Thanksgiving and take care.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:23 PM   #4
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The latest offer is 2 of them plus a bunch of accesories for $40.

If a product is high quality, no manufacturer is going to advertise this way. I have decided never to buy anything where the company "offers" two of the same product.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:40 PM   #5
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Buy it for mom and make her happy. She'll love you for it.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:15 PM   #6
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First I tried to convince her it was a useless peice of junk. Most of those miracle gadgets are. I even looked for disgruntled owners on the net to support my theory, but couldn't find any, just alot of good reviews for it. Honestly if it makes her happy for a couple minutes it would be worth the money. I am such a Mamma's boy:)

Maybe they are offering 2 for the price of one to make up for the size of the thing....
Kinda reminds me of the things they had when u went camping to make sandwiches over the fire. About the size of a peice of bread but it closed on the ingredients and had a long metal rod on it so u could put in the fire.

I still have my doubts about being able to cook raw meat in it and have it turn out done. I did find a similar product at a store for 20 buck. Bought it right away. So now she is stuck with it and I dont get one. I can always ninja it from her for a day after the romance wears off. Any recipe suggestions??
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Old 11-23-2006, 01:24 PM   #7
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I'm with Andy on this one.

Though it seems like one of those "tools" that does something "revolutionary", I think it is better at separating your money from your wallet.

But making ma happy...priceless!
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:23 PM   #8
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I have had one for years, kids wore it out and had to replace it, yes you can do the same thing with a fry pan, but this is earier. You don't have to buy them mail order, I bought mine locally at one of the national stores for around $15-20. If you look, around Christmas, they are everywhere.
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The only cooking item I bought that had an infomercial was the George Foreman Grill. Now that is so abundantly popular and there are countless renditions, you can get one anywhere.

I've seen the infomercial, and while it looks good, it's likely looking better then it should. Remember, you have no idea what is going on off camera. Once the camera turns away from one device, who's to say it did't get switched? Or maybe dumped and filled with already cooked servings.

I'm with the others. I wouldn't buy one.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:37 PM   #10
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Any recipe suggestions??
As you have already noted - different gizmos cook differently ... and you didn't mention which gizmo you purchased!

Most of them come with a limited selection of recipes and instructions to get you started.

It's really hard to give you recipe advice without knowing what gizmo you got.
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