Dear Power Pack,
Thanks for your response. I have since been experimenting and had to let you know I am delighted with the results. The flavour is more intense than any other method I've used so may need to decrease the amount of herbs and spices used.
So far a pot of soup (bacon, split peas, lentils and beans) and a Hungarian Beef Hotpot. The pot braises perfectly without the lid and suspect I could even grill a piece of meat with this method or even do a stir-fry.
Making soup first is a good starting point to familiarise yourself with how the cooker operates and gives confidence to explore its many other abilities.
It certainly is a multi-function one pot appliance which I am looking forward to experimenting further with and using far more than my one-purpose pressure cooker or other appliances.
Those who are only cooking for one should not be put off by the size of this appliance. I cook up a full size recipe, eat one serve and freeze the rest in single serve portions. After a few days I don't need to cook for at least a week (energy saving and thus ensuring I always eat well) and can always offer a variety of meals to unexpected guests without having to spend time in the kitchen.
Needless to say I love my new appliance and highly recommend it for singles or families who these days have limited time to get a meal on the table, or simply trying to conserve their energy usage.
Cheers for now,
Will update you as I discover more uses for my appliance.
28/04/09 customer service email