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KEEN Women S Presidio WP Boot 7 5 Brown
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mommyhead: The instructions suggested times are off by quite a bit and it's been hard trying to figure out the correct timing thru trial and error. I've only done veggies so far and they have been coming out mushy cuz I think I'm over cooking them. Then I did a shorter time and some were still frozen. But I'd put in more that time so it's been a bit of a struggle. I love the measuring cups, tho. Use them all the time. The spoons have come in handy, too. For now it's doing the job I need it to. When I get into a better kitchen where I can do some more experimenting, I'll try other things. All in all, I'd say it's ok.
Mrs. Kilo Delta: Let me start by saying that I think this will be a 5-star product for someone who can only cook in a microwave, like in a dorm. But for us and our microwave, it's more convenient to use the stove. This surprised me because I love our Fasta Pasta, and I prefer to microwave cook whenever I can, so I thought this Progressive rice cooker was going to be ideal for me. Turns out it wasn't.We have a 1800 watt microwave, and maybe that's why this cooker just wasn't a good option for us. The cooking instructions that come with it are for a 1100 watt microwave. We tried this 5 times to try and just make 2 cups of cooked Calrose rice (normally we'd make more but we were practicing here), adjusting the cooking power and how long it cooked, and each time it either boiled over or wasn't cooked enough. The last time we tried it, it was on 40% power and we had to cook it for about 18 minutes, stopping to stir it once or twice, and no boil over, woohoo! But it still wasn't done at that point so we let it sit in the covered cooker for 5 more minutes, and then it was done to perfection.But then I realized if we wanted to change the amount of rice that we cook, we'll have to figure out cooking times again, and babysit the microwave. If I brought the cooker to my mom's house who has a different microwave, I'd need to figure out the cooking again there too. This really isn't all that convenient for me.So I then made the Calrose rice on the stovetop, for the first time ever. (I'd made Minute Rice before, but not Calrose rice.) Following the instructions on the rice bag, I took a nonstick saucepan, added 1 1/4 cups water and 1 cup rice, covered it, put it on the stove and turned it on to high. When I heard it start to boil, I turned it to low and set the timer for 25 minutes. And then I walked away from the stove. When the timer went off, I stirred the rice and it was perfectly sticky rice, just the way I like it. I've made this rice on the stovetop a dozen times, varying the amount that I make from 2 cups to 8 cups, and it always turns out perfect. I don't get burned, stuck rice to the bottom of the pan either.For me making rice, the stovetop is more convenient and requires less babysitting of the rice. But if you don't have the stovetop option and are willing to do some experimenting with this microwave cooker, it could be a very nice item for you. The included measuring spoons and cups were a nice touch.
M. Rubar "dutchworks": I never thought this would solve all my problems. There is too much in the package for me, but the cooker itself is LIGHTWEIGHT and works like a charm for rice with No Boilover for a change.
Nettie Scott: This is my second one of these, but the previous one was bought when this product first came out on the market, so clearly they last a long time. I use mine for everything from steaming vegetables to cooking steel cut oats and other grains. There is little that can go wrong with the cooker. The lid fits tightly and the basket increases the options for using the cooker. I wish it was sold by Amazon with measuring cups and spoons as I already have both. However, the price is good and I find Progressive products hold up quite well, so I will pass the measuring devices on to someone else. I also found that this makes a great gift for someone who is not handy in the kitchen and wants to do more in the microwave than cook tv dinners.
Oberoi: Good quality product. Great bargain for the many components you receive, even though I would have been happy with just the main container and rice spoon. We have not tried it to make pasta yet. It makes perfect basmati rice in the microwave: 20 minutes for 3 cups rice + 4.5 cups water. It has been used and washed a few times now and is still in great condition. Easy to clean and maintain.