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on March 4, 2011
I have to change my review on this product. The design was delightful, but sadly, the lack of quality betrayed the design.
One drawback is that the heating element (as you can see on the bottom of the pan) is one circle around the outside of the pan. You definitely have to stir to make sure the contents cook evenly. But the thermostat shuts off when it reaches the desired temperature, then turns on again when the temp drops.
Worst of all is a problem I see reflected in other reviews here -- the thermostat just breaks, early into the product's life. I wondered why I could never take it beyond the "warming" part of the dial -- never even into the numbered part. Effectively, it had only one heat setting -- High. The thermostat just didn't work, didn't regulate, and everything would boil, with the dial set on "warm".
It got so bad, that the coating on the pan started to boil and bubble, and pieces of the Teflon (or whatever) actually came off into my food!
I loved the design, and it worked great the first couple of times I used it. But then it was useless, and even dangerous, because of bubbling off the nonstick coating into my food.