Top positive review
A few very minor issues, but overall it’s a good device that I’ve enjoyed using.
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2018
I was able to get this for $6 as an ad-on item, which is an incredible price. For $6 this is a spectacular item, easily five stars. But if you’re going to pay the $40 full price for it, then it’s more like a four-star item. It has a few minor issues that might be a little bit disappointing if you have to pay full price for it.
1) The nonstick surface is… Weird. The instructions say to add a light coat of oil to the nonstick surface before the first use, which I did, and the device worked fine. But then I went to clean it up after use, and the nonstick surface was oddly a little sticky, kind of like a slightly sticky stamp or a sticker, which is very odd for something that is “non-stick”. It’s hard to describe, But I will just say that it did not have a sleek slippery quality to it like I would expect on most nonstick cookware, it just had this slightly tacky sticky feeling to it that kind of grabbed anything I was using to clean it with. I washed it thoroughly, but the next time I used it, I had the same weird stickiness problem. It’s a very minor issue, and the device works as I would expect it to, it’s just a little weird.
2) The device cooks the bottom of whatever you put in it perfectly well, but in doing so the top of whatever I’m cooking tends to end up a little bit undercooked. This may be because the top of what I’m cooking isn’t tall enough to reach all the way to the upper non-stick cooking plate in the device, but it would be hard to measure things out so that they would exactly reach that top plate, so it seems like this would be a common problem for people. I’ve used other similar cooking devices that allow you to flip them over so that the top becomes the bottom, so the ingredients inside rest squarely on the other cooking surface to continue cooking, and that seems to work much better. I wish this device had the option to be able to easily flip the device over mid-cook and allow the top of whatever you’re cooking to rest on the top cooking plate to continue cooking. That would solve this problem entirely.
I could see this device being great for use in a dorm room or other space where cooking options are very limited. It would allow you to cook a variety of things in those limited circumstances, and allow you to get away from having to microwave everything.
Overall I think it’s a good device, I’ve been using it quite a bit, and I enjoy using it. The few minor issues I have with the device have not detracted from my enjoyment it, so if you get a good deal on it I think it’s very much worth buying. Personally I would not pay the retail $40 price for this, but I could definitely see paying $20 for it. And if you get the chance to buy it for $6 like I did, definitely do it. It is absolutely worth $6!