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Old 25-05-2005, 6:49 PM
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Default Multi-Cooker - any good?

I've been sent a clothing catalogue and the introductory offer seems too good to be true - all I have to do is order anything from it and they will give me a free "Multi-cooker", normally worth 30 (they say). For 2.99 they will include a griddle plate.

It looks a bit like a small crockpot (only 1.3L) but cooks a bit faster I should imagine. I remember my sister having something like this about 30 years ago, which was okay for stewing, frying, table-top cooking.

Just wondered if anyone has one of these, and whether they are suitable for making meat-free meals. I'd blow 10 on a T-shirt if I thought the freebie would merit the outlay!

It says on the paperwork that the offer code is not transferable, but if anyone wants to order a catalogue in their own right, then please pm me for details. They have a website which you could check out for starters.
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Old 25-05-2005, 6:53 PM
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I would kill for another one of these. I had one that had a plug in element but lost the element when I moved house. It's a brilliant gadget. Something that I'd have no hesitation in buying again.
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Sounds great... all we need to know is which company we write to for a catalog, or which website we could register for one... if you don't include your discount code it should be OK to post the contact details here.
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Old 25-05-2005, 7:26 PM
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I've got one - great little item it is too. Although mine didn't come with the griddle plate and after complaining and being sent 2 more - i sort of realised that they all seem to be missing...but it's still a great freebie.

There was no minimum spend when I got one so I ordered a gift box at 99p, I had a code for free p&p too so ended up quids in!

I've used mine about 6 times in the 3 months I've had it - it is small but very handy when you're only wanting to do a small portion of something. I made a chicken curry in mine the other day, kids wont eat it and only had enough ingredients to make a small portion - handy!
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Old 25-05-2005, 7:28 PM
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It's La Redoute - www.redoute.co.uk


They seem to change the promotion offers pretty regularly, so get in quick! The offer wasn't evident on the website, I got it through the post, and I have no idea where they got my name and address from.

Probably worth joining and getting a catalogue anyway - they seem the sort of company that works hard to woo new customers!
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Old 25-05-2005, 7:56 PM
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It's La Redoute - www.redoute.co.uk


They seem to change the promotion offers pretty regularly, so get in quick! The offer wasn't evident on the website, I got it through the post, and I have no idea where they got my name and address from.

Probably worth joining and getting a catalogue anyway - they seem the sort of company that works hard to woo new customers!
I've been ordering from them for more than a year now and they are always offering discounts and free gifts. I just sent an order and got 20% offf everything and a free coolbag/picnic set. This week I got a letter apologising for the poor telephone order line (even though I always order online) and offering me 10 off anything with free p&p. New hoodie for son#2 for 3 with a code for 10% off my next order. And I only ever order one or two things from each ctalogue.
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oops I got mine back last year. And I sold it on ebay as I thought it was something I would never use.

Wish I had kept it as it was free. Then I would have know if a slow cooker was for me or not.


So can't tell you how good it was or not. Sorry.


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I loved mine, you could do a lovely fry up for breakfast, make pate for lunch and cook a stew for tea The body is sat in my cellar and I look forlornly at it every time I venture down there. I keep hoping I'll find the element jobbie when I look round boot sales.
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I got one.. (*ahem*)... of these last time they were on offer but have never got around to using it, (*them*), yet...sorry!!
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So is it worth having one even though I've got a slow cooker?
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Just a word of warning - I ordered from La Redoute on a promise of this multicooker and I didn't get it because it was "out of stock" although they evidently have plenty to offer customers since then! In its place I got a really cruddy cheapo plastic phone.

I'm not out of pocket because I ordered some swimming trunks that my little boy genuinely needed, but I would advise against ordering something you don't want/need just to get a freebie that isn't guaranteed.

*fingers crossed* for anyone who orders one because it seems like a good offer
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Old 26-05-2005, 9:40 AM
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I've got one of these (if its the same one, I'm not sure but it was from good old La Redoute three years ago), and I dug it out when I found this site a few days ago! I haven't got around to using it yet, as I want to try it out over the weekend. It is small compared to the proper slow cookers but I think it is essentially a mini slow cooker (it said slow cooker on the box it came in) though it has five settings so might cook more quickly on the high setting.

I wish I got the griddle pan, I was wondering where it was cos there was a picture of it on the instructions and I was thinking they'd just forgotten to put it in, but now you say that they probably wanted me to pay the extra...

If you've got a slow cooker, I'm not sure it would be worth it unless you wanted to do small portions (it is rather dinky).
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This is very similar to the one I had. It virtually made my cooker redundant which was handy as I was using LPG at the time and I knew that if I was ever running low I could use this and conserve what I had for heating and hot water. Don't know if I'd have the room for it now but I'm sorely tempted.

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That looks suspiciously like something my mother had, oh around 25 years ago I'd guess, but I don't recall her using it very often. My last memories of it were sitting on one of the worktops and being used to stash all those annoying bits 'n' pieces that never seem to have a home, or people are too lazy to put away! I should imagine my father still has it somewhere, probably in the garage!!
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If he has would he want to sell it? I can't seem to find one in stock anywhere
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If he has would he want to sell it? I can't seem to find one in stock anywhere
I wouldn't know to be honest as I don't have any contact with him. Have you not had any joy at car boot sales or Ebay?
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I got one of these last year, mine looks like this...







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Hi all,

I have an offer from La Redoute for a free 'multi cooker' with my next order, it looks like a slow cooker but is it one? If it is I'll order something for it (was going to order anyway).

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It is like a very small slow cooker (only big enough for about 3 portions in my house) but it suits me fine because I live on my own apart from weekend visits from the boyf. Don't bother if you already have a slow cooker or want to cook for your whole family, and if you DO get it be very careful with the nonstick dish because the stuff comes off if you put it in a dishwasher or scrub too hard (a nice OSer had to send me their spare one when I wrecked mine and it went rusty!)

Quite apart from that, Redoute were clearly lying to me when they said they could not replace my dish (I was willing to pay) because they weren't doing that offer any more!! Humph!
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