Excellent for some things, not as good for others”
Lovely looking kitchen appliance. It is an excellent slow cooker and the sear function is a bonus. Strangely, I haven't found it very precise for cooking rice and find myself manually adding extra minutes, which rather defeats the purpose. The best result I had for basmati was when I left the rice to soak for 30 mins and rinsed the water clear before cooking (with 5 minutes extra cooking time). It can be used to make coconut rice with no sticking. I have yet to try the risotto function as I feel I should master basic white rice first!! Steamed veg comes out perfect with the steam function.
Published 31 07 2014
by Mr Fox
Most people must think I'm mad, buying a Croc-Pot for the house and another cooker for my Caravan, but it had to be done. Why Sage, well you have many types available to you in the marketplace, but after seeing this one on the Lakeland website! I had to give it a try. Build quality is fantastic, from the minute you get it out of the box to the minute you power it on. Cool touch sides, easy to use, simply outstanding. I am cooking a lamb Biryani which starts by searing meat and slow cooking for 4 hrs. This machine is amazing cool to the touch even after 6 minutes of sear cooking. Thanks Sage
Published 24 02 2014
Love this appliance!”
I haven't yet had a bad experience with this appliance. I have made casseroles, steamed rice and risotto and all have come out with great results. Would be nice if this came with a few recipe ideas. The only real negative (which is why it has 4 stars instead of 5) is the price tag. Wish it had been a little less pricey!
Published 18 02 2014
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Does a fantastic job at rice and risotto - absolutely delicious, and really fluffy. The sear function allows you to brown the meat before cooking to seal in the flavour, and the slow cooker does the job perfectly. Perhaps the previous reviewers were not using it correctly - I imagine if you put cold water and un-seared meat straight from the fridge, it would take a while to warm it up, but seared meat and hot water is up to simmering in a few minutes.
Published 20 01 2014
SAGE MULTI COOKER”
by WILLIAM MCINNES
NOT IMPRESSED WITH THIS COOKER, THOUGHT BY BEING RECOMMENDED BY HESTON IT WOULD BE SOMETHING ABOVE A CHEAP SLOW COOKER. OTHER THAN COOKING A NICE RISOTTO ITS OTHER FUNCTIONS ARE VERY JUBIOUS. I HAVE FOUND ON SLOW COOKING IT NEVER GETS HOT ENOUGH TO COOK FOOD FULLY RESULTING IN TOUGH FOOD, NOT WHAT I HAD EXPECTED FROM A HESTON RECOMMENDED PRODUCT. I HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD ANOTHER MAKE WHICH WAS A MUCH BETTER ALL ROUND COOKER.
Published 31 10 2013
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Bad Product - Avoid”
Received first Multi cooker and thought faulty, this was replaced by Lakeland however replacement also poor Sauté - food burns Steam - water volcanic and soaks all surface areas and boils dry Rice - boils dry Slow cook - this was Ok when food not pre-sauté Risotto - didn't get that far returned pot to Lakeland I have reverted to original steamer - enough said!!
Published 04 09 2013
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The nicest risotto I’ve ever tasted”
I bought this as a replacement slow cooker. Very pleased that it also makes the nicest risotto I’ve ever tasted. Saute and risotto settings mean the risotto is prepared all in the same pan, then apart from stirring once after 15 minutes you just leave it. I have no idea how it knows when it is cooked, but when it beeped the risotto was perfect. And it cooks rice, steams and slow cooks too. Brilliant. It has a big pan - great for big family meals.
Published 30 08 2013