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Toddler Boy Solid Pocket Casual Pants
Toddler Boy Solid Pocket Casual Pants Review
Lynrie "Oh HELL no": I COOK in my microwave, not just heat/reheat food most times because I don't like heating up the kitchen using the electric stove and oven. With this 100+ degree heatwave our power grid has been stressed requiring limited electric usage from 3-7 PM each day to avoid brownouts/blackouts. So dinner is either a cold meal or something that can be made in the microwave. I've pulled out my Rice/Pasta Cooker to whip up meals...either rice or pasta prepared meals OR meals from scratch.(Rice a Roni Red Beans & Rice, 5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)Pasta Roni White Cheddar & Broccoli Rigatoni Mix, 5.5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)are two I use following the microwave instructions on the box AND some of their "add-in" suggestions. Just be sure with the mentioned prepared package meal you DO NOT NEED TO COVER THE COOKER WITH THE TOP! Don't be scared be creative too without the packaged meals ;)This cooker set has come in so handy recently BUT I couldn't find the instructions. As usual I came to Amazon for ideas and help, a reviewer was kind enough to scan and post them for us to use. This is sooo worth having and giving it a try. You'll use less electricity and not heat up your house while trying to stay cool and eat a decent meal. With high electricity costs eating out isn't an option. You can't beat the price for all the items you receive in this set. It definitely is a must have for the microwave cook!
MickeyJoe: My main inspiration for this was the pasta cooking ability, though it does much more. But after trying things likePasta N Moreetc., this is far superior. In my case, I cook penne pasta... throw the whole pound in the basket in the pot, fill with water til it covers the pasta, and whatever time the pasta box/bag says, that is your cooking time. Put the inner lid over the basket, then the locking cover. That's is. No waiting for water to boil, no oil or salt to add, just remove the lid lift the basket, your automatic strainer, and serve. Microwave a mug of sauce, and you're done. Easiest cleanup.There's also the option to steam vegetables with an insert, and of course, rice. Also comes with 6 measuring cups, 4 measuring spoons, rice paddle and a nifty spaghetti measurer.At the list price, it's a bargain. But currently part of the 4 for 3 deal. But 3 get one free, mix and match products. No brainer gifts for not just yourself, but great for students etc.
Mike K "technoguy": Got mine at a kitchen store for less than $10. I bought it mostly for the fun of trying out a gadget but I can see that it would be great for anyone with a limited kitchen (dorm room, efficiency apartment, etc.). My kids think it is great too. Beyond the rice cooker you get a strainer for pasta, a rack for steaming, a pasta measurer, measuring cups and spoons and a rice paddle. The "extras" alone would cost $10 and would come in handy for someone without an already "set up" kitchen. So far we made rice and pasta in the gadget. Both were very easy to make and both came out great. Rice has to be hydrated so you don't save a lot of time. What you do save is worry as you just put it into the micro, set it and forget it. Unlike our regular rice cooker, there is no burnt bottom and clean up was simple. I have only made "single servings" of pasta but the cooker did a great job. The openings on the strainer are a bit large so don't shake your spaghetti too vigorously as some may slip out. Have not steamed veggies yet.It isn't tiny so it may not fit in a super compact micro. We have a 1200 (or is it 1300?) watt oven so we need to cook the rice at 70% power to prevent over boil. Build quality is fine (for the price). It is made of plastic so don't do any cooking with oil in it as oil heats more than water and will melt the thing. In fact, I would probably NOT use it to complete meals in it. I would only use it to make rice, pasta and steam stuff.A great deal. Useful, even if you have a regular kitchen.
ML: I am buying my 3rd one of these... (after having accidentally melted my first tonight (i think i wasn't paying attention and put 1/2 as much water as needed - i ended up with a crisp pancake of rice - and a burned hole in the bottom lol)... it did great for over 5 years - and this last issue was my error. rice is always perfect - never mushy etc... no boiled over pots on the stove. works great as a veggie steamer too. i cook basmati rice in it - 13 min on high - 1 cup rice, 2 1/2 cups water, dash of salt.. perfect, fluffy.. wonderful. i have a 2nd one on my rv (which i originally bought my first one for - and loved it so much it migrated to the home kitchen). really is easy clean too - the rice barely sticks to it - so very easy to rinse the few grains out w/ cold water than wash as normal.
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.