Mine works fine.
So far, everything I've tried, Mac and Cheese, Bread Pudding, etc., has turned out as expected. I read somewhere that the measuring cup supplied with the cooker, should be used. This is THEIR cup size. Maybe some of the problems people are having, is that they are using the conventional measuring cup for their recipes?
I have even learned how to poach my eggs in it. I put a small amount of water in and a small "egg fryer ring" in the bottom to keep my silicone poacher from touching the hot bottom. Hit the cook button, check after the steam starts and if not cooked enough, leave for another minute or two. Just takes imagination and experimenting.
Handy 1 dish for all my cooking
I have been bed bound for last 2 years. My caregivers used to cook for me but it made me feel useless and I like my meals to taste like real food. With my Perfect Cooker I cook all my meals from my table beside my hospital bed. Sure I have to press the button a few times, but I can judge how hot and spicy my meals are.
Don't fall for brilliant advertising
Omelet planned for breakfast was cooked by lunchtime - 3 1/2 hours. I was robbed!
Love my cooker
I got my 3-cup Perfect cooker, while down south this winter. I made a few of the recipes like Shepherd's pie, meatloaf, lasagna and the beef stew. They all came out great. It was nice to have a cooker that has recipes for 2 people since we were living in an RV for 2 months. I wish I could find the 5-cup cooker for home.
No recipe book or manual inside box
I bought a perfect cooker this week from a range store. When I opened it up, there was no recipe book or manual inside. Sent a text to Tristar informing them of this, will see what happens. See if they reply as the Perfect Cooker is no good without one.
Sorry, but I love mine
Sorry, guys, but I love mine. I'm on the road and this has been a godsend when I'm in a hotel without a kitchen. I've made soup, rice, beans, stew, tea, salmon burgers, and a host of other dishes. Don't get freakin' fancy with it. It fits in my suitcase, is easy to clean and has saved me money many times over what I paid by not having to eat out all the time.
What a load of rubbish
Nothing cooks properly. Only use for it is a portable food warmer. Total waste of money.
Shut off before it's time
I got the 3 cup Perfect Cooker. I took an English Muffin, cut it in half, and put in the toaster then put a little butter in the Perfect Cooker and turned on to melt. Then I put the one-half of the muffin, egg, cheese, and already cooked bacon, and then put the other half of the muffin on top. It was on for 2 minutes and then switched to warm. It was supposed to cook 12 minutes and then turn over and cook another 10 minutes, that never happened.
Perfect cooker is anything but
I bought the perfect cooker after watching the ads on tv which shows making certain foods really easy. This is anything but. Once I received the cooker, there were not as many recipes as I would have hoped and everything I have tried, nothing has cooked properly. In fact, in a few cases, I gave up and put the dish in the oven to finish cooking. So my recommendation is to stay well clear.
When I received my Perfect Cooker, I noticed that on the back of the label it said "Rice Cooker." We tried two recipes and gave up. The first was Shrimp Scampi, which we followed the directions exactly. It was supposed to take like 20 minutes to cook. It took almost an hour. The bread pudding was still dough after two hours of monitoring and flipping. Also, their customer service is horrible. You are better off buying an actual rice cooker for far less money.