O.K., so back to my original question: has anyone tried the Ninja Steam Oven/Slow Cooker ("as advertised on T.V.")?
The infomercial is very convincing (but aren't they all!), but we all know that "as seen on T.V." is usually quite different when we actually handle the product.
Frankly, the only reason that I am fascinated by this product, aside from its seemingly unique versatility, is the fact that COSTCO
now carries their blender/food processor. Thinking back, nothing I have ever bought from Price Club/COSTCO over the past three decades or so has been junk. The "special" CNBC ran on them a few months ago showed me why: anything that goes on their shelves - from appliances to toys to peanut butter cups - is tested by them to a standard that "Consumer Reports
" would envy.
So, if it ever appears on the COSTCO shelves (for the COSTCO price
!), I'll buy one. As I have told several times in these forums, one of the best kitchen purchases we ever made was a Cuisinart Griddler
(a much improved version of the Foreman Grill) which we got at COSTCO for $59 at a time when, e.g., Macy's and Bed, Bath, & Beyond had it "on sale" for $129, "marked down" from the suggested retail of $149.
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