VitaClay Chef 2-in-1 Rice & Slow Cooker
Mineral-rich VitaClay known as Zisha clay is well known in Asia for its superior cooking qualities. For over 3,000 years, Chinese cultures have appreciated VitaClay because it absorbs and retains heat superbly - making it the ideal material to create a pottery for cooking.
Thanks to its slightly porous nature and low thermal conductivity, VitaClay absorbs heat while maintaining a steady temperature, so it’s excellent for rice or slow cooking. It brings out rich flavors and the texture of food. Additionally, the VitaClay cooking bowl has a natural nonstick cooking surface that is unglazed, so no chemicals or aluminum contacting your food!
VitaClay is one of the healthiest ways to cook rice or prepare a meal. By stewing foods rather than sautéing or frying, you can cook dishes that are low in fat and cholesterol. This translates to delicious meals that are good for you! And VitaClay can be used for preparing all kinds of cuisines, from Italian and Mexican to American and Asian.
Best of all, the VitaClay is easy to use. “Set -and- forget” feature is perfect for busy cooks! In just a few simple steps, you can prepare a satisfying and nutritional meal! The cooker has four settings (Rice, Brown Rice, Stew, and Soup) with programmable cooking time from 30 minutes and up to 12 hours. It’s like having an automatic gourmet chef right in your kitchen!
- 3 Quarts - 6 Rice Measuring Cups
- Dimensions: 10.5" L x 10.5" W x 10.5" H
- Weight: 10 lbs
- 4 Quarts - 8 Rice Measuring Cups
- Dimensions: 12.3" L x 12.3" W x 11.3" H
- Weight: 11.5 lbs
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Unglazed organic clay preserves the flavor, texture, and nutrition
- Natural clay promotes uniform cooking
- Free of toxic metals and non-stick chemicals
- Pre-programmed functions for “Rice”, “Brown Rice”, “Stew”, “Soup” and "Warm"
- The slow cooking timer can be set from 30 minutes up to 12 hours with a 30-minute increment!
- 4 x faster to bring to a boil than your mother's slow cooker for the perfect texture. Say goodbye to your mushy overcooked foods!
- Your easy and nutritious meal made in as quickly as 30 minutes or in less than 2 hours
- Automatically keeps warm for up to 12 hours
- Clay bowl natural thermal retention promotes uniform cooking
- The double-lid design maximizes the steaming quality to create tender and juicy dishes
- Cooks two times faster than in conventional slow cookers
- 50% more cooking efficiency, using as much as 50% less energy
- Extra power to cook larger cuts of meat
- 10 minutes preparation time and a snap to clean-up
- UL listed, FDA, CA Prop 65 and RoHS laboratory tested
- One Year Warranty
- recipe booklet
- clay pot
- clay lid
- lid lifter
- stainless steel cooker base
- rice paddle
- rice measure cup
TIPS & SHORTCUTS:
Please note: Cooking in VitaClay must have a liquid (water or clear broth) to present at all time or no "dry cooking" should be done in any VitaClay pot. Please ensure adequate liquids throughout the cooking cycle, as burning or "going dry" can compromise the integrity of the clay.
How long does this cooker take to cook the slowest cooker recipes? In 30 minutes to 2 or 3 hours in the "Slow cooking" setting!
HOW DO I APPLY THE TIME CONVERSION FROM TRADITIONAL SLOW COOKER RECIPES INTO VITACLAY SMART ORGANIC MULTICOOKER RECIPES? To convert cooking time from conventional slow cooker recipes into VitaClay ® slow cooking, the rule of thumb is if the conventional slow cooking time is set on ‘high’ for 4 hours (divided by 2), or on ‘low’ for 8 hours (divided by 4), the VitaClay® Rice/Slow Cooker multicooker will only take 2 hours.
How long does this cooker cook chicken? 2 hours for 3-4 pounds of a whole free-range organic chicken. Or 30 to 40 minutes for 1 pound of breast or boneless chicken.
How long does this cooker cook a roast? 2.5 to 3.5 hours.
How long should I cook bone broth? Chicken soup or bone broth for 2 to 3 hours on the "Soup" setting. Beef bone broth for 4 to 5 hours on the "Soup" setting. Let the bone broth settle in "Warm" for additional overnight, or 8 to 9 hours to further gel or create more collagen (optional).
WHICH IS BETTER FOR PERFECT BONE BROTH? VITACLAY OR PRESSURE COOKER?
What if I want my foods to cook all day long while I am away from home? VitaClay cooks at 4 X faster than the conventional slow cooker. With automatic "Warm" (up to 12 hours) feature, your foods won't be soggy with better texture and it would stay warm when you are!
How long does this cook for my beans? For soaked beans, the liquid ratio is 3 to 1 for cooking 1 to 1.5 hours on "stew", or 4 to 1 for cooking for 2 hours on the "Soup" setting. For dry beans, the liquid ratio is 6 to 1 to cook for 2-3 hours on "soup".
What's the minimum cooking volume in this stockpot? 1/4 of the pot.
Is the clay pot oven and microwave safe? Yes!
Is the clay pot stove-top safe? No.
How to cook "Porridge" in my VitaClay? for rice or grains based porridge, use "soup" to cook 1.5 to 2 hours. Adding milk has to be at the serving time as it may cause an overflow of food burning.
How do I cook my Steel-cut or roll cut oats? Add 1 cup oat and 4 cups water, set on "Stew" for 30 minutes (optional: add 30 minutes in WARM for a softer texture and you may add milk to your serving bowl to avoid burning in pot or overflow). Note: Please do not use "Rice cooking" for oatmeal as burning or "going dry" can compromise the integrity of the clay.
How do I select each cooking function? Continue to press Rice Cooking or Slow cooking key until a proper function is chosen, then press the "Hour" or "minute" key to choose a cooking time within 7 seconds. Within a few seconds, the cooker will start cooking immediately. Note: On Rice cooking, you do not need to set on the timer as it is fully automatic.
How do I steam my fish or veggies? Add 1 cup of water, a steam tray or a ceramic bowl, load veggies or fish on top. Set on "Stew" for 30 minutes. Another option to steam is to add ingredients on top of rice at the last 10 minutes of rice cooking. Let it simmer in "Warm" for additional 10-15 minutes. Note: If you like to steam for an hour, add 2 more cups of water before cooking.