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The Cook-Zen Microwave Pot

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  • Microwave Cooking Pot
  • Made of Polypropylene, White
  • Durable, High-Performance Interior
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • 7-Cup Capacity

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Product Description

Cook-Zen is a cooking pot designed especially for microwave ovens. The result of 10 years of experimentation by renowned author/inventor Machiko Chiba, this pot will bring out the true colors and natural flavors of all your ingredients. Cook-Zen retains the nutritious vitamins and minerals in your food. For most recipes, there is no need to add excess oil, so your meals are naturally low in fat. There is also no need for constant stirring and fussing while your meal cooks. And as Cook-Zen does not require the use of an open flame, anyone can now enjoy cooking safely, healthily and speedily. Hassle free healthy cooking in the shortest time possible. That's Cook-Zen. Every Cook-Zen comes with two lids, one sieve, one measuring cup, and 30 pages of Machiko's healthy cooking recipes.

Product Information

Shipping Weight 2.7 pounds
Manufacturer Machiko Chiba
ASIN B000WV04XU
Item model number TK-101-27
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Best Sellers Rank #538,310 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#249 in Kitchen & Dining > Cookware > Steamers, Stock & Pasta Pots > Multipots & Pasta Pots
Date first available at Amazon.com November 11, 2007

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I received the Zen cooker as a gift from a friend. I had asked her to purchase some Ziploc Zip 'N Steam bags for me as I was living in a very small studio apartment but there was a microwave in the communal kitchen which I used quite often, especially for steaming vegetables when I returned home late from class. Instead of bringing me the Zip 'N Steam bags, she bought me the Zen Cooker, and I couldn't be happier.

I never imagined being able to make perfect baked potatoes in about 7 minutes, or rice in less than 20 minutes (in the microwave!!!). It's also great for broccoli, green beans, spinach, carrots or any other vegetable you can imagine. Just place it in the container after its been washed (and peeled if necessary), and zap it! No need to add water or sauce unless you want to, as the water inside the food turns into steam. Thus, all the vitamins and minerals are retained in the cooker, so you can cook healthily by retaining more of the essential nutrients while at the same time saving precious time (pop it in the microwave and come back when it's done!)and preparing fresh, healthy foods rather than drowning them in heavy sauces, gravies or oils to enhance taste. With the Zen Cooker, if you use fresh vegetables, you will taste the freshness and nothing more. You can also add spices or herbs at will to add more flavor or depth to the taste.

Regarding the other reviewer's comments, I do agree that if you plan on making a meal with this, you will have to heat one item at a time, and then by the time the other foods are ready, the first foods you cooked will have significantly cooled in temperature. I prefer using this for steaming root and leafy vegetables only, and do not use it to prepare whole meals.
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When considering this purchase, I was a bit put off by the price -- it seemed too expensive. I was having my kitchen remodeled and would not be able to cook in it for a while. I was trying to find ways in which I could still cook and eat healthy. When I saw this item, it appeared to be a product in which I could put all the ingredients into it, pop it into the microwave, and presto -- a complete, healthy, Japanese meal!
So it seemed that this would be perfect for me, so I bit the bullet
and purchase both the Zen Cooker and the recipe book.

The recipes (if you purchase the related book) are good, but unfortunately to
cook a complete meal (rice, vegetables, main dish) you have to cook all
separately and thus have the problem of keeping them all warm, etc.

The Zen cooker works well, the cookbook recipes are good, but for the
money I put out and what I expected to get out of it -- I was disappointed.
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This completely changed our cooking style. You can do excellent delicious, healthy sides in a matter of minutes.
I've given these pots to 5 folks already.
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By hannah on December 4, 2009
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By Lamar Woods on November 21, 2012
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This is a great pot. It cooks things well and has not stained. Steams vegetables well and they taste great.
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