Same price from Andrew James on eBay.
I got one but it didn't have the blade fixing so I couldn't use the machine. Andrew James customer service poor and wanted me to pay for the missing part. (annoyed)
Trouble is I'm poor. I can't afford the meat to be able to use a meat slicer ;)
I’ve got one and it works well, goes as low as £39 on Amazon so worth keeping an eye out there if not in a rush.
A man walked in to his local butcher to find his regular butcher, John absent so he asks the manager, "Where's John?" The manager tells the man that John was fired because he was found sticking his d**k in the meat slicer" Then the man asked, "Where is the meat slicer now?" The butcher then replied, "I fired her too."
I knew a man who got sacked from a butchers......
The Andrew James Digital Slow Cooker is fully automatic and features a handy timer delay function that lets you set the cooker away even if you aren’t present. You can then cook food for up to 20 hours on 3 different heat settings so your meal is perfectly cook just when you need it. Your cooker will automatically switch to the WARM setting once the timer is up so your dinner stays ready for serving even if you are delayed.
I wonder about this too, I think it might be handy for vegetable dishes or perhaps for a 1-2 hour delay. The useful feature of this for me is the auto switch to 'keep warm' after a pre-determined time.
I'm not sure if I understand the use of the delayed timer function. Say I'm cooking meat and want a 12 hour delay, this means I've got meat sat on the countertop at room temperature for 12 hours getting all bacteria-heavy. Is slow cooking hot enough to kill off that bacteria again during the cooking stage?
Yup, Red only. Bit of a shame - won't been keeping mine out on the worktop ;)
Shame they don't have it in silver.
Do it ....it's a treat....I "researched "ages trying to find a good one that didn't cost a bomb...I wasn't disappointed with these....enjoy.😊
Hmmmm I have been wanting a waffle maker for a while, thanks for that!!
I hope someone out there benefits from the sale! It's all still full price on the amazon site
Food mixer is a bargain at £53
I have their waffle maker....it's fab good deep waffle s and their brand waffle mix is good too.....it's in sale too!
Well - I received mine and tried it out. Good: It makes popcorn really fast. No mess, no washing up and very convenient. Looks ok and is more fun. A lot less stressful than making corn in a pan. None of the popcorn flew out into the room - all went into the bowl. Hardly any unpopped which was good and it puffed up nicely. Bad: The popcorn was noticeably soft and chewy. Totally lacking crunch. This same corn cooked in a pan with oil comes out crunchy. Anyway I flavoured it with cinnamon and icing sugar and it tasted ok, just too soft - will need to get used to the texture.
Musssy - Damn, I'd already ended up ordering one after the others posted their comments. I've always made my popcorn in a pan with oil manually but wanted something more convenient and with good results - the popcorn I normally make is really tasty but super unhealthy as I always end up making toffee popcorn for some reason if I'm using the hob. I definitely can't eat popcorn without lots of flavour on it. Also, I looked at the microwave ones, but then saw people on Amazon posting pictures of the glass breaking and smashing on it's own after several uses so that put me off.
Got a similar one. It does the job but I had issue with popcorn flying across the room (minor issue). But for me is the taste that matters. To be perfectly honest, the traditional way taste for much better. Plain popcorn, no oil, the salt won't settle, what's the point? unless you're on a diet. Not a fan of butter on my popcorn, makes it soggy. Now it's doing a darn good job of collecting dust. My advice, save the £15. Use it to buy pretty much anything else and stick to the traditional method or get one that designed for microwave.
We've had this one for a year. The boxs are just paper/card so not really reusable, but the machine itself is well built and worth the money.
I bought one for my daughter for her birthday & we all love it. My wife has butter on her popcorn & she puts a paper towel on the inside of the box for easy cleaning. I personally have mine plain & just fill a large glass bowl (yes a large bowl just for me (popcorn)) For me at £15 you can not go wrong & this is something the whole family can enjoy.
We had 1 of these in our showroom, kept getting clogged up when grinding and the coffee was vile. Don't do it...
I have one of these and id give it miss overall, despite the actual coffee it makes being semi-decent. The coffee it makes on the first cycle is lukewarm. This means you cant just make a cup and drink it. You have to either: - Run a water only cycle through the system once, then make your cup - this is a hassle every time. or - Make a cup, and let it sit on the hotplate for about 5 minutes to warm the coffee up and it will get to a decent temperature. So on average its about 7-8 minutes from turning on the machine to getting a hot cup of coffee and a lot of faffing. The 2nd issue is with the water, there is no removable water reservoir meaning you have to leave water in the machine overnight which goes stale and its also hard to clean Now you might think if I want to make a 2 cup quantity ill just put 2 cups of water in, but the water suction will start pulling air in if there isnt enough water inside the reservoir so you really have to have 4 cup amount of water to make 2 cups, leaving 2 cups of water in the system all the time to go stale and manky.
I have the Igenix version, the reason you don't always get the amount dispensed that you asked for is 2 fold, one is the fineness of the grind directly relating to how much water is retained in the ground beans. Two you need to fill it with slightly more water than you need as it leaves a bit in the bottom. I did have my first machine replaced as it seemed way too out for my liking. If you test it with no coffee in and just let it drip directly through you find you do get exactly what you asked for. Its a good machine and well made, look out for the warehouse deals on these as a better deal can be had.
If you like dishwater. Got to be the very worst way of making coffee. A jug which you probably already have will do better.
As mentioned in my initial post we bought last year and it has been used every day multiple times we buy the Aldi Beans (columbian) everyone who sees it and tries it asks where they can get it so we are very pleased and would buy again
We had this deal a couple of weeks ago, believe me the hinged lid is such a space saver, definitely worth the extra money and the digital two hour timer is ideal for cooking meat joints.
I have a halogen oven and like it but no way I'd pay this much for one, hinged lid or not.
I have this one has replaceable bulb too
Yeah the hinged lid would be great. Hate finding somewhere to put it when I check the food during cooking.
Yeah, the Deawoo one is decent, my daughter has nicked ours as she's just moved into her first place. So when we looked for a replacement, we decided that we definitely wanted one that was hinged. Been using halogen cookers now for about 4 years (this is our 3rd one) and we use it a lot. But one of the things that really bugs me when I'm using them is, that bloody lid.
Thanks for this - a xmas present sorted! Order through Topcashback to get another 9.2% off.
Excellent thanks Christmas present ordered :D
Thanks, I had been looking on their site as they were cheaper than Amazon for the hinged Halogen Oven but was still undecided. But I've just got one with 20% off (also free delivery). H.A of course.
I love good quality affordable products
Is this bread maker easy to operate with a lizard hand? It's a hassle having to change shape to add ingredients.
Very tempted. I don't care much for baking my own bread, but the dough-making is really useful. You can make your own pizza, dim-sum, cake, noodle, amd etc! Wonder if they have a cheaper dough-making machine.
Fresh home baked bread worth every penny :)
Can't see anywhere if it has a retractable paddle? I don't think it does sadly.
Might not have as many functions (and doesn't have the weighing scale), but I bought one of these recently and it's more than up to the job. An extra year's warranty, too - ALDI Premium Bread Maker
i seen these on a gadget so a while ago, they looked really good for the money
Got one of there ice makers, works a treat
X) not at all matchstick lids but it looks like you've already gone to the trouble of checking mine :3
Ooh, a bit defensive aren't we. Are you going to check my history now?
Bought a slow cooker from them, it arrived faulty, contacted them an a replacement arrived next day - no quibble... Would buy from them again.
Just got the red one. Promo code didn't work, but the free delivery alone makes this deal awesome. Thanks xx
Thanks for the post, hopefully i can get a whole leg of lamb in this without having to get the saw out.
Ha ha I was thinking the same thing.. People here just catch themselves out everytime with all the rubbish they post but you can spot the bulls*i tters a mile off!
How are people unable to understand how to use larger pots? oO At the risk of pointing out the obvious, you don't actually have to eat it all in one sitting... I make a huge pot of currys or casseroles with mine, then dish it out into freezer trays. With one session at the weekend I can make enough meals for the whole week for two people, which then only have to be heated up when needed. Usually costs about £15 all in for a kilo of meat, a load of veg and some sauces from Home Bargains, so just over £2 per serving (or £1 per person).
I've got one of these, bought it 18 months ago from Amazon. Very pleased with it
easy way. 1st time use 2 dessert spoons of natural yoghurt after that save 2 dessert spoons of your own yoghurt you have made. Boil a pint of milk, let it cool a bit (i wait till it just feels quite warm, not hot), stir in the yoghurt, pour straight into a flask and put the lid on, Put the flask in a warm area of the house for 8 hours or so, Give a good shake, Pour into a container (anything you can cover) and put in the fridge. This way i make some fresh every few days.
I normally make a 1 litre tub in an insulated container but everyone in my house like different consistencies and flavours so this is handy to cater for everyone and I use the unit to prove my bread as I have a cold kitchen.
But you can probably cook. No one makes food from actual ingredients anymore. :)
I do this in a flask. just need to buy natural yoghurt for 50p and a pint of milk.
You'd be better to start with the Nespresso. It takes out so many of the variables that its very hard to make a bad shot. Variables? Ooooh yes! Temperature of the water. Pressure of the 'tamping' of the ground coffee into the holder. Time exposed to the air since grinding. The grind. And the list goes on (even before considering the beans and their roasting.) And the Nespresso Aeroccino does a similar de-skilling job - much easier than a "steam wand" (which requires the boiler to be run at a higher temperature than for coffee-making. The Nespresso system is brilliant for a few shots per day - at which level pre-heating and daily grinding (and grinder cleaning) is a wasteful pain. And buying ready-ground is a recipe for oxidation. Espresso depends on a very fine (powder) grind, so lots of surface in contact with the air and very very rapid oxidation. Hence the creation of "bean to cup" machines that only grind immediately before use - and sealed-pod machines! Among the Nespressos, brand counts for very little (likely only colour choice!) Whereas the model affects the capabilities. The Inissia is a great first espresso machine, and may well spoil you for other types of machine. It happens to be quite accepting of 'compatible' pods (better than my more expensive 'U') which are usually cheaper than (and nearly as good as) the originals - which incidentally provide a wide variety of different (espresso) coffee styles. Most folk buying this type of machine will probably discover that they'd have been better to have chosen a Nespresso machine, and, giving decent espresso with zero fuss, that it would have had much more use.
I wanted a coffee machine. now I have to write a letter to nasa.
Did a lot of looking into the inissia as nespresso have a great deal on now where you can get £45 credit for pods if you but it or £75 back if you buy the aeroccino at the same time. My reasoning was really that longer term the capsules work out at aprox 30p each and with a machine that takes powder you can try a very wide range of different brands and strengths. Guess its convenience against flexibility perhaps? You should be able to make cappuccinos with both
Is this better than an £80/90 delonghi espresso maker?
Well this has the steam wand you need need for the milk. You would need to get the aeroccino milk frother for the nespresso machine
I have this coffee machine for 2.5 years - the hotplate is great and stays on for a long time, keeps the coffee hot. I like to programme it to five minutes before I wake up and I can smell the coffee aroma from bed. Easy to clean.
Bought one of these in red, worked twice then died, customer service is awful, will never use this company again...
Oh nice to know the "a cheap coffee maker with good reviews" was released, Coffee machine makers are getting more to the point these days with their naming schemes (_;)
got one used once what a waste of money
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Just put £20 at the back of your cupboard, quicker than ordering and unpacking this.
paid £12 for one after TCB nearly 2 and a half years ago at The Works. I've still not used it and it's still at the back of my cupboard! edit: just noticed you made the exact same comment in the old thread!
Do these drip feed filter coffee machines eliminate sediment that I always get with ground coffee using a plunger?
Got this recently from Ebay for £24.99, good price op. I would recommend this machine. As you may notice on Amazon there are mixed reviews and we did get a faulty item to begin with, a quick email to customer service and the replacement was here before I even had chance to send the faulty 1 back, which I thought was good.
Ordered one today. Worth a go at that price and with free delivery and 2yr guarantee!
+ £7.99 delivery.. (amazon)
Currently £19.99 on Amazon
Forgot to update this Received last week, its enormous! Well impressed
Purchased - thank you!
Comment Totally irrelevant what you got it for a year ago. This is a good price for those of us without a time capsule and free delivery too.
It's much more fun to turn it into wine.
haha noooo! I love mine too much sorry! X) It's strange that others have had problems? Mines as good as new and I use it regularly:| I love raiding the veg & fruit reductions and preserving it all, saves me a fortune! :D
I've had two in the past year and they both had the same problem, brittle trays. I see people on Amazon saying the same thing. If I buy another and it breaks, can I have yours please? ;)
Also available from andrew james on ebay for same price making it easier for most to order.
Me neither- looks good though :)