Thermos Thermal Cooker RPC-4500 4 – Good product!

Its pretty good,we are using it when we are bringing food for outing. I rated it 4 because i am hoping you can make one w/c the heat will stay longer so that it is still hot in the afternoon.

It takes a little transition, you just can’t throw in a crockpot recipe to cook. But with a little adjustment we are cooking many things in it. We have not tried to cook anything without liquid though. Things stay hot (like 170) overnight if brought to a good simmer before putting it in. Drop to 130 if left in 24 hours.

These should totally be made more available in the usa. No more burned oatmeal stuck to the bottom of my pan in the morning. Here are the specifications for the Thermos Thermal Cooker RPC-4500 4:

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  • Non electric slow cooker with one 4.5 liter (4.75 qt) stainless steel thermos shuttle chef inner pot
  • Vacuum insulated stainless steel thermos thermo pot for efficent, long lasting heat or cold retention
  • Bring food to boil and let it cook in it’s own retained heat. Can keep hot food above 160F for over 8 hours after simmering
  • 18-8 thick stainless steel inner pot and lid with clad bottom (induction stove top ready)
  • Bail handle will lock lid down securly for easy transport Note: item is imported with box & literature geared for the Asian market. NO recipes in English provided.

Very good in other food preparation also.

The food is piping hot, however you do need to come up with your own recipes. Thermos shuttle chef kps-8000 8l thermal cooker vacuum pot slow cooker.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • 1.5 L RPF-20 is perfect – Yes, it comes with English language receipes and instructions!
  • It works.
  • Expensive- worth it. Tried other brands

We bought this thermal cooker to replace our old one we got from asian market. The cooker inner unit is much thicker and the seal of outer unit is better too. And it is in perfect size for small family. We use it mostly to prepare cantonese soup. Most of others are too large to finish in 2 dinners.

I purchased my rpc-4500 thermos shuttle chef, virtually new, on ebay. Cost $85 including shipping. There is a place, mentioned by another reviewer of this product, thermalcookwaredotcomdotau. Avoid thermalcookwaredotcomdotau they are a total rip-off. All their items are insanely over-priced. If you need parts or accessories for your thermos thermal cooker just do some research on-line. Or look on ebay, and be patient, give your search 90 days or so – and you will save a lot of money. I own one thermos rpc-4500 shuttle chef thermal cooker. I also own a saratoga jacks 7l double pot thermal cooker, and a city star 7l thermal cooker (exactly the same as the saratoga jacks thermal cooker). Primarily i use the thermos shuttle chef 4.

Cooks most things in a few hours after a few minutes of boiling. The small size is ideal for one or two people. Much better for my needs than the large models available in the us. Not sure why they don’t sell these here, but if i have to go to canada to get it, i’m happy too.

I put my lunch in the inner pot and boil it in the morning and then put the inner pot in the outer pot 1 minute after it is boiled. I take the cooker to work and have hot lunch meal every time. Convenient, efficient, and save energies too. I am pleased with the performance.

I used this quite a bit and have been for several years. Once you get used to it and understand how to cook your favorite grains with the right amount of water, boil time, and rest time, it makes grain preparation easy to manage.

This is a very effective, small thermal cooker, perfect for 1 or 2 people if you don’t want to deal with leftovers. The narrow shape makes it very easy to store in my cupboard or when car camping. And it came faster than expected.

I use mine every day to cook delicious, healthy, nutritious, affordable meals. The stainless steel inner pot makes this 1. 5l thermal cooker a big step up from cooking in a thermos.

Why aren’t these more available in america.

Works as advertised and comes with good recipes tailored for the cooker.

Like the other reviewer pointed out, it is much safer. I can throw all the ingredients in and put it on boil in the morning and when i come home from work in the afternoon, my meal is ready. I’m always afraid to leave my crockpot on while i’m at work. For a long time i couldn’t find any thermal pots in the us but all my family overseas were using them. I actually bought mine when i was on vacation outside the us and had to bring it back in my luggage which bent it a little so the seal is not perfect but it still does the job. Worth the expense in the energy it saves. Basically a crockpot without all the electricity.

This has been one of our most useful purchases ever. Raw ingredients can be brought to a boil and sealed in the evening. The next day, the pot contains a perfectly cooked, piping hot lunch. I would buy more if they were to become available again.

This really owns what i’d hoped it would do. We bought it to use on our boat but it’s great in town too. My husband’s homemade chili cooked and stayed hot all day without having to leave gas or electricity on while we were at work.

I purchased this for travel days and potlucks. I did not realize how much i would use it for everyday meals and such. It is much safer than an electric slow cooker and produces far superior results with only a small learning curve. This is much better constructed than the cheaper foam filled models. I expect many years of service from this high quality setup. -place the ingredients being cooked into the ss inner cook. -bring it up to temp and hold for 10 mins or so. -place the ss lid on the inner cook pot.

I love this thermal cooker, but since i bought it for $65 and it’s now skyrocketed in price up to about $182 , i have to say it’s not worth it. A vacuum-lined thermal cooker is truly the best. It’s sleeker, lighter, and better insulated, but, the styrofoam-lined ones are almost as good (and are good enough), and many of them have a second inner pot which can bake cornbread at the same time the larger bottom pot is cooking the soup/chili. They are also competitively priced. Nissan thermos needs to bring down their price to around $100 and add a a second inner top pot to be competitive, and then their product will be the best hands down.

This is a great product,the food is piping hot, i homemade chili cooked and stayed hot all day,highly recommend!.

I made a moroccan soup–fully cooked and added it to the inner pot. I then heated it very quickly in the pot but i was afraid that the thick soup might burn. So, the temperature wasn’t optimum. After 8 hours the soup was still 152° f. This is still very safe temperature. The inner pot has a shoulder making it smaller at the top and slightly harder to pour into.

Black & Decker TRO490B 1200-Watt 4-Slice Countertop Oven and Broiler : Didn’t last a full two years, but company has good customer service

I’ve had black & decker toaster ovens for many years. Since i loved the last one i had, and used it to death, it made sense to me to buy another. The family has gotten smaller over the years so i got this model, definitely smaller than the last one. It’s a perfect size for 1 or 2 people. It heats up extremely fast and does an excellent job, even on toast, which was the only shortcoming of my old b&d toaster oven.

This is a nice, more reasonable sized toaster oven, that does a very good job of grilling and broiling. I wish you didn’t have to reset the toaster settings every single time you make toast, though. That kept it from being 5 stars, as i like every thing else about it. The crumb tray is nice and big, and the styling is attractive. It doesn’t get blazing hot on the exterior, and has a nice big glass door. But if you are a toast person 90% of the time, i might keep looking.

Black & Decker TRO490B 1200-Watt 4-Slice Countertop Oven and Broiler with Removable Crumb Tray, Black

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  • 1200 watts of power with variable temperature control, toast shade control and cooking functions to bake, broil, toast and keep warm
  • Extra-deep curved interior fits 4 slices of toast or a medium pizza or casserole
  • 30-minute countdown timer features ready signal bell and stay on function
  • Removable crumb tray and dishwasher-safe accessories offer quick and easy cleanup
  • Measures 10-3/4 high by 18-1/10 long by 13-1/3 inch wide; 9-4/5 pounds; 2-year limited warranty

The toaster oven is really nice in appearance it works well has a good variety of settings and we are very pleased with the product.

My only criticism is that the door just flings itself down in a clumsy way and hits the counter top hard. The heating is somewhat even but for a cheaper oven this works quite well. It looks decent but it was much bigger than i anticipated.

I was looking for a black toaster oven and this one was perfect for my needs. However, one complaint i have is the door. It just flops open, there is no restraint on it. I prefer my old one that didn’t allow the door to fall to the cabinet but had a little spring to prevent that. Otherwise, it works just as well.

Black & Decker TRO490B 1200-Watt 4-Slice Countertop Oven and Broiler with Removable Crumb Tray, Black : We love toaster ovens in our house, and this one serves the purpose better than the last one. It doesn’t take up much counter space–we toast in it, and also bake in it. It’s just large enough to bake fish, corn muffins, etc.

I got this a few months back for my first apartment to save space and time (rather than a plain toaster and having to use the oven to heat things) and was a little skeptical because of the low price. However, this has worked out fantastically and i’ve been using it to heat up lots of things easily and quickly. I’m not a huge toast person but my roommate used it for that a lot and it was quick.

I’m not thrilled with this toaster oven for a few reasons, most of which were not discernible online. The text on the dials is small and hard to read. In the dark kitchen making toast in the morning they are impossible to read. The bottom knob, the timer, requires being turned past 10 minutes to get the whole toaster going, then you can wind it back the the correct spot. Annoying and inefficient, plus the act of winding the dial back will lead to breakage at some point. And it toasts very unevenly. I’ll use it until it breaks, but after this i’ll spend a little more.

I’ve been using black & decker toaster ovens for the past 15 years, and there’s a reason why i’ve stuck with the brand. Reasonably priced, the countertop oven does everything you could want it to–toast, bake, broil, etc. It seems pretty kid-friendly too, as it won’t work unless you set the temperature and the time (older models, you could just set the timer and function). It’s been a few weeks and i’m happy with this toaster oven so faredit: i have been using this particular model for 3 years (at least 10x a week) and it is still working fine.

I got this black & decker tro49b 1200 watt toaster after reading some of the good reviews, but i am not at all satisfied with the product. Within 3 months, the timer dial of the toaster was behaving erratically. Soon enough, the dial was completely fixed to one position. Since there was a 1 year warranty on the product, i called up black & decker. After calling multiple times, i was asked to send a check of $7. 5 to canada along with the power cord of the toaster. Note that i had to cut the power cord of the toaster rendering it completely useless. And, basically i have to spend almost $25 for a product that i got for $30. And that is for an untracked mail, i won’t even know if the power cut reached canada. For tracked package, i would need to spend more.

I liked this so much i got the same model for my daughter. It is small enough to fit in the corner. It’s easy to use and attractive with my black and stainless appliances.

I just recently purchased this toater oven to avoid using the conventional oven. It works well for a small toaster oven. Sits perferctly on top of the microwave. So far made french bread pizza, frozen beef patties with cheese & pepperoni, french fries, onion rings, fish sticks, haven’t toasted any bread yet. The settings are easy to manage, at this point the dials other than the timer have been at the same setting. Comes with a baking pan, but i like to also use aluminum foil for easier clean up with or without the pan. I’m looking forward to cooking other foods like burgers and fish. The instructions are simple. I say good product for the price. I didn’t give it five stars because i only had for a short time.

I have a full size oven, but do not need one as i only cook for me, and to heat a full oven is a waste of electricity. I love grilled brats, and i don’t think a outdoor grill is worth the money because i cannot use it in the winter. With this countertop oven i can use the broiler to get the same thing all year round.

I have had this toaster/oven for several months and it does everything well. The toasting is adjustable and it browns both sides nicely. It heats up very quick, which i like. I did not give it 5 stars because the numbering and letters at the control knobs are (and, i am not kidding) impossible to read at a normal distance sometimes. They blend in with background and are so tiny. I literally have to use a flashlight sometimes to read thembut, still, i would buy it again and recommend it because, mechanically, it is very good.

This toaster oven is perfect for its size. Not huge, but plenty big enough, fitting small personal pizza, small plate to hear items, a tortilla w/melting cheese or 4 pieces of med/size bread to toast.

This is a good little space saving oven, i do not use it for ‘toast’, i use it to make biscuits and other stuff and it has been very good. Not to mention that it has the right price.

When this arrived, there was a very small screw missing from the door handle which was in a very tight space, luckily, i had a pair of tiny needlenosed pliers and a ton of patience. It took some doing, but i finally got it fixed. I will say the picture is very misleading as this is very small. It is a fair toaster though.

First off let me point out that the 3 star rating does not mean anything is ‘wrong’ with the oven. I bought it hoping for better toast. My toaster was not producing even toasting so i thought that maybe a toaster oven was the way to go. There are no bells and whistles on this entry level oven. I wish i had gotten the next size bigger occasionally but not enough to purchase another one. The toasting of bread was fairly even and bagels were also acceptable. The outside of this oven get very hot and can cause a burn if one is careless. I am using it in place of my microwave for frozen dinners and the taste of those, though not gourmet related, is improved with the slower oven cooking. Also as i only have electricity, not gas, i am looking forward to being able to bake in the summer without overly affecting the ac.

We purchased this in april of 2012. For some time now half of the top element barely works. We’ve been limited to toasting on one side of the oven. The toaster oven we had before this lasted much, much longer–over ten years. It seems that everything is made to be very temporary and disposable these days. It’s still under warranty, and black and decker informs me that for $7. 50 i can have a new one shipped to me. But to do that i have to cut off two inches of the cord with the plug, send it in, and be without any toaster for 4-6 weeks because the item is on backorder. The two year warranty sounds great, but the process isn’t very convenient. If i had to buy again, i would look for something else.

This toaster oven was smaller than expected. I won’t be able to bake a frozen pizza in this, but i can put in two french bread pizzas. When i first toasted bread with it, only one side got taosted. I had the metal wire rack on the top level. So then i placed the rack on the bottom level and it toasted evenly. The timer has an annoying old fashioned clicking sound as it ticks away time. This can be solved by turning the timer to always on and using a different timer to time the cooking. That’s about it, it does what it does and it is small which is disappointing but that’s why it is so inexpensive. I’m hoping that using this to bake fries, or french bread pizzas or other small dishes will save on energy costs and be more efficient than my larger electric oven.

I bought this small ‘toaster oven’ to bake my polymer clay beads or any other object i needed it for. I have found it to true to the temp and easy to use. Wish i had put it in my kitchen.

This b&d countertop oven is a great addition to your kitchen. Normally mostother brands just have temperatures at low, medium and high. This unit actuallyhas 150 to 450 and broil. Its settings are at keep warm, broil, bake or toast. The timer is from light toast, dark toast, and up to 30 minutes, with an actualkeep on setting for baking or broiling. It will hold up to 2 good sized steaksor easily 4 muffins, toasts or bagels. It cooks evenly and unlike most other units,it has some great cleaning features, the back and lower tray are completely removable. So, no more holding your kitchen top oven upside down and shaking your crumbsout. This is a great oven for the money.

Magic Mill 10 Quart Slow Cooker 3 Manual Heat Settings Removable Pot – Never scrub a crock pot again.

Love the non stick and the size. Big fan of the analog dial instead of the digital display.

The product works but the parts are falling of or loosing up. I’ve had to tighten the lid- it wobbles cause the little plastic feet feel off. For this size should came with a secure lock so you can commute with it. Already have to buy a new one.

Ordered as a gift works flawlessly. Here are the specifications for the Magic Mill 10 Quart Slow Cooker 3 Manual Heat Settings Removable Pot:

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  • 3 Convenient settings Low, High & Keep Warm Temperature settings.
  • Full grip cool to touch handles, See-through tempered-glass. locking lid for split free and easy transfer
  • Polished silver, stainless steel exterior with black accents and plastic handles

It was big enough for three nice size pot roasts and cooked all three very evenly.

This cooker works just right. I like that it has a variable heat so i can turn it down real low. I saw where other reviewers complained about the surface of the non-stick pan. The pan is rough, but it is definitely non-stick. We’ve cooked in it several times and cleanup was easy so i don’t know what the fuss was about with other reviewers. This is just the right size to cook a roast or big pot of chili.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great little roaster
  • It cleaned up very easy. I love to cook ham
  • Works like it should!

Like most other slow cookers today it cooks too hot for both settings. Need to use warm setting for long cooking. Sad no one has designed a ceramic coated insert like the new fry pans.

Used it at christmas for a 16 lb ham. Worried it wouldn’t fit, but it did. Must have size when cooking for a bigger crowd.

I can make my stew in it with plenty of headspace. No boil overs and i love that the insert is stainless steel and not ceramic as the ceramic makes it difficult to lift when full. I also don’t have to worry if i drop it that it will break.

I love this slow cooker, granted it is my first one, but it is so easy to use and even easier to clean. Even though it’s large, i’ve made some smaller things in it. Love it, and would highly recommend :).

I’ve had a 6qt version for a long time i used regularly, but often for soups, stews, or chilis, it was too small for our family- this one is perfect. If you’re accustomed to a smooth ceramic crock you may find the rough texture of the thin metal insert off-putting, but 1) it’s easier to clean than a ceramic crock, 2) it’s not going to break or crack, and 3) it’s a lot lighter.

This magic mill slow cooker does the job with efficiency. I truly admire its easy as pie instructions. I would love to gift this to my mom-in-law.

It is exactly what i wanted.

I love this that it is so light weight since i have problems with heavy crock pots. It is a little big for me as i get older, i make smaller meals and if they brought out one in 5 quart, i would also buy it.

It’s got a polished silver with black accents and i like how pretty it looks. It totally does look expensive.

I personally prefer this over other slow cooker because the locking lid of this one helps transferring become so easy and less painful for whoever is cooking in my kitchen, which means me.

Overall i like it, what i don’t like is that the inner dish very poorly painted as well as its kind of sticky when i put the dish in and out it works fine although i have not cooked anything as yet. Please note about the delivery well this time around it was untimely aswell as inconvient for me i had to drive miles to collect the item myself simply because of the delay.

I’ve had this for about a month now, and so far have used it about 4 times for making various slow cooker stews. It’s worked awesome for this so far. I took one star away for two reasons: because the fit and finish of the stainless looks slightly discolored and a little rough around the edges, and because for the life of me, i could not figure out how to make the lid holders near the handles work (though now thinking about it, maybe they are for strapping down the lid rather than holding it open. Other than that, this is exactly what i was looking for and has worked perfectly. I have not had a chance to use it as a roaster, but i believe there will be pulled pork and brisket in my future (the meat is already bought :)when i received my unit i measured the pan volume using water and a measuring cup. I would say the 8qt measurement is both technically accurate and generous to the unit, in that it does hold 8qts exactly. Any more and it would spill over the sides. You will not be putting 8qts in this pot and still be able to put the lid on, or even be able to cook it (due to thermal expansion of the contents) without a decent spill. As for those reviews i’ve seen on here about the nonstick coating.

I have it for many years and just bought another one. It works perfect, very strong machine, able to clean it very fast.

Just what i wanted to replace an older roaster.

For those who find it hard to fit your chili recipe in an 8qt crock, this is the one for you. Basic high, med & low settings with no timer, but if more space is what you need. You can’t go wrong with this purchase.

Perfect size and cleans up great.