Hamilton Beach Meal Maker Multicooker 35135 35135 Reviews
Housed in attractive stainless steel, this versatile cooker prepares a variety of foods and makes it easy to get dinner on the table quickly. The all-in-one appliance operates as a deep fryer, a steamer, and a slow cooker. Steaming and boiling retain foods' moisture, while frying sears food, making it crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. When frying, the unit's roomy basket and deep oil level combine to accommodate a 2-pound bag of frozen fries or an entire 4-1/2-pound chicken. A complete chicken can be fried in about 35 minutes, quicker than oven roasting or rotisserie, making it a perfect choice for hectic weeknight meals. For added convenience, the basket can be raised and lowered with the lid in place, avoiding messy splatter and protecting the hands. The basket contains a hook to hold it above the liquid, which allows oil or water to drain off the food. Other details include a 5-quart liquid capacity, a digital timer, adjustable temperature control, ready lights, and a breakaway cord, which helps prevent the cooker from tipping over if the cord gets snagged. The unit assembles in no time and disassembles easily, making cleanup a snap. The multi-cooker appliance measures approximately 15 by 15 by 17 inches and carries a one-year warranty.