September 16, 2009

Review: Xpress Redi-Set-Go Cooker

This is the cooker I mentioned in yesterday's post about setting up my chair while I cooked dinner. I heard someone talking about it in an office I was in then I saw the infomercial at my friends house so I thought I would give it a try.

I've had it for about 3 weeks now and so far I love it. I've only used it for chicken but it came with a recipe book that has a lot of different foods to make. The one most interesting to me is the pizza but since I'm on a diet (I've lost 9lbs in 5 weeks and need 21 more to hit my goal) I haven't made it yet. The book even has a recipe for the pizza dough. I can't wait to try it and the cinnamon buns. Yummy!

What I like best is how quick it heats up. I also have a small George Foreman grill that takes forever to heat up. The Redi-Set-Go is ready in about a minute and a thin chicken breast cooks in about 4-5 minutes. The thicker ones I make take the longest at about 12 minutes.

The woman I overheard said she cooks her chicken right from the freezer in about 12 minutes but I'm not brave enough to try that yet. I defrost all my chicken in the fridge first.

The only two things I don't like about the machine are the clean up and durability of the non-stick coating. The infomercial made it seem like you can just wipe it clean with a paper towel or soft cloth. Not so for me. I usually have to soak it before some of the cheese will come off. As a result even after a soak and using only a sponge some of the coating is starting to bubble after just three weeks.

Overall it's a thumbs up for me. Since I cook for just one it's the perfect gadget for quick dinners.

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Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, I so want one of these!!

Kaye said...

The coating is starting to bubble after only 3 weeks? Yow, I'd take that right back to the store and get a refund. At that rate in a year the thing will have no coating at all!

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for posting this! I was really curious about it after your post yesterday.

MonieG said...

Kaye!! A big thank you. I was just going to live with the bubbling but your comment prompted me to call them up and they're sending me a new unit!