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TIM3 MACHIN3

Last Purchase:
3 days ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 6% of Home Woots
Top 9% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 1% of Home Woots
Top 3% of all Woots



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TIM3 MACHIN3
Price: $29.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Wednesday, May 24 to Monday, May 29) + transit
Condition: New

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dafrogman


quality posts: 39 Private Messages dafrogman

TimeTruck?

x12

Golfmom


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Golfmom

Great deal and in for two so the newly employed son does not starve. And his parents either! :-)

LaKASkill


quality posts: 38 Private Messages LaKASkill

This is very tempting and has 9 ratings with 4.5 stars on Amazon. Might want to jump on this one if you are considering it.

lawhound05


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At first glance I thought this was one of the pressure cookers that are all the rage right now, but on closer examination, it's just a rice cooker/steamer. Since I already have one of those, although a smaller & simpler model, I'll pass this time.

threemoons


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As the owner of a real InstantPot, I would say get one of those instead of a knockoff.

BTW believe the hype re an InstantPot. And, accept no substitutes.

And yeah, read the fine print, the item here is just a glorified rice cooker.

I got me one!

mjrauma


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The buttons on the machine in the video are different from the ones in the pictures. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Could you even cook those cupcakes without the correct buttons?

candidcandi


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Is the inside (cooking area) plastic or stainless steel? Also the inside of the lid...Plastic?

Redeemed

elvi007


quality posts: 7 Private Messages elvi007

How fast do you have to get going before you can go back to the future?

apogirl070


quality posts: 0 Private Messages apogirl070

Bought one of these when it was on kickstarter. It does not have a pressure cooker function, but it is an amazing slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer! I haven't used the yogurt making function though. It is incredibly light, which is the main reason I love it compared to other brands. It's easy to store and easy for me to put and grab from higher shelves.

duetus1


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Just fyi:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/sherwood-marketing-recalls-3-squares-rice-and-slow-cookers


[Mod:Ours are not part of the recall]

skione


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elvi007 wrote:How fast do you have to get going before you can go back to the future?



88mph of course!

manlapig


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duetus1 wrote:Just fyi:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/sherwood-marketing-recalls-3-squares-rice-and-slow-cookers


[Mod:Ours are not part of the recall]


Per the vendor, the power cord has been replaced on the units we are selling. This takes care of the recall issue.

rossismyname


quality posts: 10 Private Messages rossismyname

We had one of these and used it all the time, then the recall happened. Still waiting for the replacement. Nice to know they have inventory...

kkrause541


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There was a recall on these things back in December. I sent mine in for a replacement. Six months later STILL NO REPLACEMENT. DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS PIECE OF CRAP RICE MAKER! save yourself the headache!


[MOD: Ours have the new cord that resolves the recall issue.]
[mod of the mod] yours may have the new cord, but it speaks volumes to their customer service and brand quality when it takes over 6 months to get a replacement]

bryane


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Does this appliance hold 20 cups of uncooked rice and the water to cook it as well? That's Tardis-worthy for something that fits in an 11" cube (if I'm doing the math right)

ThunderThighs


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mjrauma wrote:The buttons on the machine in the video are different from the ones in the pictures. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Could you even cook those cupcakes without the correct buttons?


Per the vendor, this unit is the same as the one in the video except for the now combined start/power button and the addition of a new sauté function. The recipe in the video uses the steam function, which is the same on both versions of the TIM3 MACHIN3.

So yes, you can cook cupcakes.



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ThunderThighs


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bryane wrote:Does this appliance hold 20 cups of uncooked rice and the water to cook it as well? That's Tardis-worthy for something that fits in an 11" cube (if I'm doing the math right)


It has a 20-cup capacity. Doesn't hold 20 cups of rice and the necessary water.


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ThunderThighs


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candidcandi wrote:Is the inside (cooking area) plastic or stainless steel? Also the inside of the lid...Plastic?



The cooking pot is aluminum with a Whitford Xylan nonstick coating. The underside of the lid is aluminum. And the steam tray accessory is BPA-free plastic.


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sunnycalifornia619


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Bought this on kickstart a while back. We love it so much. It does way more than just cook rice. Worth every penny.

djplauche302


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This is a great rice cooker. Uses fuzzy logic to cook great rice and quinoa every time. At this price there is no better rice cooker.

guroot


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Are these effected by the recall?
http://www.get3squares.com/recall

ThunderThighs


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guroot wrote:Are these effected by the recall?
http://www.get3squares.com/recall


See our post above.

These are not affected by the recall. The cord called out in the recall has been replaced on our units.


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jeffstong


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I had one of these for several months. Purchased from Costco. It was in that recall- so I returned it and Costco no longer carried it, so I bought a different brand.

Beyond Rice, the Yogurt mode worked well.

Build quality and materials were good. If it weren't for the recall, I'd still have mine. BTW- reading comments, it appears the Woot offer is not a refurb of the recall units. It is a new, post recall device.

canonizer


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threemoons wrote:As the owner of a real InstantPot, I would say get one of those instead of a knockoff.

BTW believe the hype re an InstantPot. And, accept no substitutes.

And yeah, read the fine print, the item here is just a glorified rice cooker.



I think the knock offs are probably fine but this isn't even that.

signed.

ChipUser


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ChipUser

SO this model has a new Saute button. How come the description or specifications don't talk about this feature? Did the manufacturer add some functionality to match the button? What?

The cooking pot is aluminum with a Whitford Xylan nonstick coating. I don't like Aluminum (even coated Al) in my cooking pots. Does the manufacturer say anything about using your own pots as long as they fit inside? Does it need to fit the specific shape of edges etc.? How about say an 8" dia pot with 7" height?

ThunderThighs


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ChipUser wrote:SO this model has a new Saute button. How come the description or specifications don't talk about this feature? Did the manufacturer add some functionality to match the button? What?

The cooking pot is aluminum with a Whitford Xylan nonstick coating. I don't like Aluminum (even coated Al) in my cooking pots. Does the manufacturer say anything about using your own pots as long as they fit inside? Does it need to fit the specific shape of edges etc.? How about say an 8" dia pot with 7" height?


From the features: "Sautés rice for Spanish rice or pilafs prior to cooking, stir fry veggies or even browns meat before slow cooking!"

And we can't information on using the cooker in ways not intended by the manufacturer.


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tampa1401


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I agree. I cannot remember buying something to cook with that has been as helpful and habit changing as the Instant Pot. I splurged when it was half off on Black Friday and then had remorse. But that did not last long.

threemoons wrote:As the owner of a real InstantPot, I would say get one of those instead of a knockoff.

BTW believe the hype re an InstantPot. And, accept no substitutes.

And yeah, read the fine print, the item here is just a glorified rice cooker.



radi0j0hn


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As a former bachelor, I can attest that a rice cooker will pay for itself in short order as you switch from pre-made food.

Try putting in a cup of brown basmati rice, a drained can of salmon, some fresh brocolli or drained canned french cut string beans and let 'er rip.

If you have $40 more to spend, a similar pressure cooker will do more, but a rice cooker will serve you well.

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