If there was an opportunity to put another star - I would have put more than one! You can live without a slow cooker, but life becomes easier with it! In general, I believe that only a refrigerator is necessary, the remaining units in the kitchen are successfully replaced by each other. Moreover, the presence of certain appliances depends only on the desire of the hostess to facilitate her kitchen life.
In general, I have long wanted a double boiler. But the cheap ones looked flimsy, and the expensive ones could not afford. Then the craze for multicookers began, which combines several kitchen appliances at once. She bakes (and even bread), fries, boils, stews, steams, helps with conservation, sterilizes and pasteurizes. And all this with a minimum of time, dirty dishes, cleanliness. If someone is worried about energy consumption, then I found how much a multicooker with a capacity of 700 watts a month consumes - 15-17 rubles! Are you sorry? In general, if you do not like this device, it means that you have very narrow thinking and not rich imagination. Why? Because this gadget involves a lot of options for using it, you just need to move your brain a little and move away from the frames printed on the buttons with the modes. You do not like soup without carrot and onion frying? What is the problem? Fry separately and add to soup. Next, follow the written instructions. When cooking dietary soups, I pour a little oil into a plate, put chopped onions and grated carrots and put in the microwave for 5-7 minutes. After half the time I check to see if it is very dry, and add some water if necessary. Here it is frying for children's soups. Or is pilaf not good without a zirvak? So do it in a different mode (I have Frying) and then do pilaf according to the instructions. Fantasy, girls, and creativity - in the kitchen without this in any way! Do not be afraid to add a gag within the framework of the reasonable, because cooking is creativity! And not ordinary.
So, let's talk about my miracle saucepan, a REDMOND RMC-M4515 multicooker with a 4 liter bowl.
Milk porridge / cereals
Baking / Pizza
Stew / Desserts
Steam / Soup / Pasta
The most favorite modes were BAKERY and STEAM / SOUP / PASTA. Additionally I use Frying. For example, to prepare a simple and quick dinner, I marinate chicken parts in my favorite marinade (soy sauce, spices, mayonnaise, garlic), put them in a bowl and FRY them)) on both sides. Then I pour in the water left in the marinade bowl, put the chopped potatoes in a steaming bowl on top and turn on STEAM / SOUP / PASTA. Forty minutes later, I have ready a soft tender chicken in sauce and steamed potatoes. If desired, it can be crushed with salt, milk and butter and mashed. Quickly, tasty, clean and ... lazy)) You can still cut the potatoes into slices, lay in layers, salting, half, then put the minced meat, fish, meat, chicken (which is the hunt), top the remaining potatoes, grease with mayonnaise or sour cream, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and forget for an hour in BAKERY mode.
For noodle soup, fry the onion separately, bring the chicken to a boil on the stove and transfer to a slow cooker, then there is no hemorrhoids with foam, STEAM / SOUP / PASTE mode for an hour. I cook for about 30 minutes, get the chicken, chop, return, meanwhile, chopped potatoes and onions have already been added. Pour noodles 15 minutes before the end. Done!
I cook soups in it, fry chicken, meatballs, bake biscuits, charlotte, casseroles, manna, make porridge for dogs, steamed manti, vegetables, meatballs. In general, this two-story building is very convenient when something below is cooked in liquid, and something else comes up at the top at that time. Now here I have chicken bones below, to strip cartoons to pets
In general, I have not yet fully discovered the capabilities of this device. Every day something new comes out. I think I will supplement the review. Ideas, tips, photos.
About the smell. On the first day, I poured water into the bowl, put a bowl for the double boiler on top and turned on STEAM / SOUP / PASTA. The smell was very faint, now it is not at all.
The care is simple - the bowls can be washed, the lid after EVERY dish is wiped with a clean cloth, the valve is removed and rinsed under the tap. Fffse.
In short, a convenient thing without unnecessary frills. I do not regret that I bought and bought it. I recommend.