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Old 08-30-2014, 07:39 AM   #11
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Well, maybe you understand it wrong. As for me, the main advantage of muliti-cooker is that you can put the ingredients inside, press the mode and set timer. Letís say do it after lunch time. And voila Ė multicooker makes a dinner.
Is anyone home to keep an eye on multi-cooker while its on? Can multi-cooker grill a steak, roast potatoes and saute carrots and green beans at the same time?
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:44 AM   #12
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Well, no it cannot. But this device saving my time during the weekdays. I have 2 kids and I’m working, so multi cooker helps me to make some simple dishes like soup, veggies, fish, stew and so on. And you don’t need to keep an eye on that. You just need to put ingredients, program it and after serve the ready meal ))
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:14 AM   #13
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Well, no it cannot. But this device saving my time during the weekdays. I have 2 kids and Iím working, so multi cooker helps me to make some simple dishes like soup, veggies, fish, stew and so on. And you donít need to keep an eye on that. You just need to put ingredients, program it and after serve the ready meal ))
I don't leave anything that heats up on while nobody is home. Do you have pets that stay in the house when you're not home? Is your multi-cooker made in China?

As for the items I mentioned about cooking at the same time, well I can so therefore I am a multi-cooker!
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Don't mind CraigC. He doesn't seem to get that not everyone wants to do things his way.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:32 PM   #15
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Don't mind CraigC. He doesn't seem to get that not everyone wants to do things his way.
You don't seem to have a sense of humor. However, I'm dead serious about leaving things that heat up when nobody is around.
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You don't seem to have a sense of humor. However, I'm dead serious about leaving things that heat up when nobody is around.
Other than the built in baseboard heaters, I don't either. I don't run the washing machine, even on cold either when I'm not home.
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:25 PM   #17
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You don't seem to have a sense of humor. However, I'm dead serious about leaving things that heat up when nobody is around.
I do. You're not as funny as you think you are.
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I do. You're not as funny as you think you are.
To each their own.
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While I love good multi-purpose tools, I also don't want something that is so multi that it can't figure out how to do anything well. I have found that any item like this is going to compromise on at least some of its functions.

I have something called an "Everything Pot" that we were given as a wedding gift 22 years ago. It's still going strong, and while it doesn't really do "everything", it does a lot of things quite well as long as they involve boiling, steaming, simmering, etc., and has gotten heavy use. It is not self powered - requires a range for that.

While I sympathize with your position, I'd still go with a good slow cooker which will do what it's designed to do pretty well, and can be used as you need it to cook while you are attending to your youngsters.
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Old 08-31-2014, 12:35 AM   #20
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You don't seem to have a sense of humor. However, I'm dead serious about leaving things that heat up when nobody is around.
Don't quite get this. The only reason we have a slow cooker is to be able to put on a pot of something and let it cook while we attend to other things. That usually means when we are not at home. We did that for 15 years before I retired, and although our old Crockpot (it's from before they had the fancy electronics - just high, low, and off) doesn't get as much use as it once did, there are still some things that we just naturally cook in it, and usually planned for when we won't be home until too late to cook a proper meal otherwise.
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