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Old 06-01-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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Ninja!

One of my favorite crocks went.It had a good run 10 years.

Bought this one last night.I've never owned one like this before.I'm just looking at it as something new, easier.Potential for many creative meals and desserts.Steam Infusion? Better read up on that method a little more.New to me.See? The adventure is starting already.

I didn't buy it from Amazon.Ebay had a better deal $80.00 free shipping.It's already been shipped. Should be here Thursday.Too bad I won't be.

Amazon.com: Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System (MC701): Slow Cookers: Home & Kitchen
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:32 AM   #2
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Looks fancy. Most of the crock pots I see at stores are the rudimentary kind with just basic controls.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:44 PM   #3
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Looks fancy. Most of the crock pots I see at stores are the rudimentary kind with just basic controls.
That's what my old one was.Nothing fancy.
I had been suspecting it was going for a while.I tend to side with the when in doubt, toss it out.Good thing I did.When it went the only thing in it was pinto beans and not a roast.No meat was ever put in it while under suspicion. Bad Boy!

I've had extremely good luck with counter top appliances.It seems if I don't pay more than 80.They have yet to die.They are true to how real people use the product.Very durable,solid.15Lbs.It's not going to slide anywhere.

Last night it did occur to me that when my kitchen is shut down while it's being painted this unit will probably be the only thing I'll be using to cook with.Subliminal planning ahead here on my part? That's a little freaky if it turns out to be true.

Do you think it will be able to deep fry?Looks to me it's a slight chance of a possibility.Like snow on August?..LOL!

Some days I want to be bad.Give me that fried chicken.Like yesterday!
Who wants to eat healthy everyday?That's unnatural.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:50 PM   #4
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It's here already.Now that's service.That box is big.
Going to have a smoke before I open it up.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:05 PM   #5
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WOW! I'm impressed already just handling it alone.
The handles aren't what I had expected them to be.They are made from a much more durable plastic than the usual crock pots are made with.

Tested the stove top on high.The instant read thermometer read 450.
The set oven temp. You just turn the dial.
The knobs are not at all cheap.As you turn it you can feel that it's catching on the right setting you've selected.It clicks as you turn.

Going to saute some onions.Were having tri tip sammiches in that bad boy tonight.It will be seared before it's cooked.

The rule book that came with it says #20 DO NOT use this appliance for deep frying.
Probably because the wired basket is narrow and doesn't have the safety handles that deep fryers do.We have ways around that!

Time to get dinner going.
Here she is.Mizzz Ninja 2015. Hot head red.

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Old 06-03-2015, 04:29 PM   #6
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I have that same cooker in charcoal gray, I like it a lot. Mine came with a beautiful cookbook. I've made both the roasted chicken and pot roast and they have both been great. You have to brown the skin of the chicken first using the cooktop function, but then you "steam bake" the chicken. The chicken comes out very nice.

I love that I can brown the meat before slow cooking. I also like that I can quickly make a sauce at the end by using the stovetop function.

It doesn't get quite as hot a stove for searing, but if you putin the meat and let it go without disturbing it much, it'll brown nicely.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:12 PM   #7
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I have that same cooker in charcoal gray, I like it a lot. Mine came with a beautiful cookbook. I've made both the roasted chicken and pot roast and they have both been great. You have to brown the skin of the chicken first using the cooktop function, but then you "steam bake" the chicken. The chicken comes out very nice.

I love that I can brown the meat before slow cooking. I also like that I can quickly make a sauce at the end by using the stovetop function.

It doesn't get quite as hot a stove for searing, but if you putin the meat and let it go without disturbing it much, it'll brown nicely.
Bakechef,
You had one and never said a word? Awe! Keeping secrets here are we?

This Ninja is awesome.The tri tip I made in it was great.Not at all dry.
I thought it did a pretty good job with searing.Nothing better than a one pot wonder.

Mine didn't come with the cook book.Just the manual,basket,and small pan.That's not a problem.I'll just adapt my recipes.Or quit.

I want to try making a pan of peach cobbler in it.Does the pan sit directly into the unit.I like the top crust made with oatmeal, with a slight crunch to it. Is that possible.Or does it have to be on the rack steamed?Steamed sounds a bit gross.
What do I know.It's a new toy.

My husband saw it.He's not one to cook or really be interested in an appliance like this.He was telling me what he wants to try making in it.He really liked it.Well, go figure.

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That's an impressive looking device. Could be really handy somewhere with not much space.
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You had one and never said a word? Awe! Keeping secrets here are we?
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My husband saw it.He's not one to cook or really be interested in an appliance like this.He was telling me what he wants to try making in it.He really liked it.Well, go figure.

I'm not judgin'
And you never asked us here if anyone had one.

I'm not surprised your husband wants to use it. It's got such great gadget appeal.
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And you never asked us here if anyone had one.

I'm not surprised your husband wants to use it. It's got such great gadget appeal.
I just found out about them myself...I'm so ashamed.

He surprised me to.My original post said he's not one to cook.
He can make tater tots.LOL!
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