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Or are there better cheaper alternatives?


Posted by CrazyKoalaCow, 27th May 2021


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  • I know Aldi has a cheaper option which always sells out so quickly.
    I don’t have one but I really want one too!


  • If its an appliance you are going to use all the time for cooking and baking then its worth the money. Try finding a second hand one rather then a new one. If your not a baking then I wouldn’t. It will just become another thing to add to the cupboard or take up bench space. Aldi has one that often comes available during special buys that I have heard is pretty good.


  • I have no experience with one but, if you are convinced you’ll use it often (to justify the cost) go for it – they have excellent reviews.


  • I have read other articles about other places selling similar machines. Might be worth searching this site for articles?


  • I personally think they are well worth it. They steam, cook, slow cook, mix, boil and more! I cannot wait to get one myself.


  • Aldi does a dupe that goes on sale for about a third of the price. Personally I think they’re both very expensive, and you’d want to be very sure you were going to use it often.


  • My mum bought us one when I had my first child as she thought it would make life easier for me.
    Unfortunately I think it did the exact opposite! It’s quite an expensive gadget itself but also you are making everything from scratch so the ingredients are also quite expensive. It was costing me around 200 for three days worth of meals and that was only dinner!
    Also the portion sizes aren’t big. It was only me and hubby at the time as I had a newborn and I managed to portion them as dinner for him and myself then whatever leftover for his lunch so I don’t think it’s great for those with husbands that are big eaters.
    Also, you need to be really organised with your ingredients. Yes, it’s supposed to chop, cook, whatever else for you but you also need to assist it by peeling and cutting veg into the nominated sizes and it doesn’t always do the cooking for you. Like some pasta dishes it will ask you to do on the stove or in the oven etc.
    I’ve attached a screenshot of the first bit of making mash from the app you use for recipes and as you can see, you have to slice the potatoes into 1cm slivers – it doesn’t do it for you like everyone says it does everything!


  • I hear Aldi has a much cheaper one.


  • No experience, but some people love it and some do not.


  • I don’t have one but personally I don’t think I need it.


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