Risotto Plus Review by Sage & Heston Blumenthal – By Warren Nash


Hi, it’s Warren here and here’s my latest
product review for the Sage Risotto Plus slow cooker. OK, so the Sage Risotto Plus is essentially
a slow cooker with a few extra features added in. For example, you can steam rice, cook
risotto, sauté, and of course do slow cooking. The Risotto Plus comes in stainless steel
(like a lot of other Sage appliances) and also feels pretty well made. There’s also
some handy measurements on the inside of the slow cooker which is helpful when you’re
measuring out your ingredients or if you need to know where the fill line is. And the good
news is the cooking bowl is non-stick and it’s also removable, and you also get thrown
in a stainless steel steaming tray, as well as a rice scoop and a measuring cup as well.
So I wanted to test the risotto plus using 3 recipes, including stew, (of course) risotto
and mulled wine. So I started off with the stew, simply by doing it on the slow-cook
setting. I left it for about 4 hours which was just enough time to make sure the stew
was thick enough as well as the meat being cooked through to my liking. So the next recipe
I wanted to test was my risotto recipe. Here I got to use the sauté and sear setting because
I had to fry up some onions and garlic as well. It actually works a lot better than
I anticipated because it came up to a really high heat when I needed it. Luckily the Risotto
Plus also comes with a measurement guide so you know exactly how much water or stock to
put in depending on the amount of rice you have. Now, one thing I would say after using
it, is you might need more stock or water, depending on how many onions, garlic, or other
ingredients you’re throwing in with your risotto as well. So after putting in your
stock, you put the slow cooker onto the ‘Risotto’ setting and it takes about 20-30 minutes and
it will notify you when it’s done. And apparently it causes just enough agitation with the rice
to make sure you don’t have to go back and stir. As I said before, I would just keep
an eye on it to always make sure there’s enough stock in there whilst you’re cooking.
And I can say after the second test it delivered a really nice risotto. And finally, over the
festive season I used the Risotto Plus to also make my mulled wine. To do this, I kept
the slow cooker on its lowest heat setting and then poured in the red wine. I then added
all my spices and fruits as well and then left it to heat up and mull. The slow cooker
did heat up really quickly, which is great, and it also did a good job at keeping a steady
temperature when I needed it. So in conclusion, I’d say the Risotto Plus does everything
you need it to from a slow cooker and has some handy features thrown in as well. I was
especially impressed with how quickly it heats up as well as how hot it gets, especially
when you need to use it to fry. I was also impressed with how easy it is to clean because
the cooking pan is removable and it’s also non-stick, meaning things tend not to get
stuck to it too badly. And that concludes my review for the Sage Risotto Plus. And you
can also check out some more of my Sage reviews for the Scraper Mixer Pro and The Boss Super
Blender by clicking on one of the videos on the screen.

4 comments on “Risotto Plus Review by Sage & Heston Blumenthal – By Warren Nash”

  1. Stine Kirkeby says:

    Nice to see you have used it some more.
    I really like mine.
    The only thing I have to say is that it doesn't get hot enough to sear meat well, but it brilliant at frying up the onions, celery and things for adding in a stew or pasta sauce.
    If I use it for something that I want made a bit faster I use the rice function to the get thing boiling quick and then turn it on to slow cook.
    It's definitely one of my most printed kitchen gadgets

  2. Tim says:

    Nice, I wonder if they are sold in the states. I could use it. Need to check Amazon.

  3. karlaslater says:

    … The stew is already cooked?

  4. Eamon McDevitt says:

    I absolutely love this crock pot.>>>ur2.pl/1064 Easy-to-use came with manual. Easy-to-clean and honestly everything I've cooked in it comes out super delicious. It is a bit of a hassle to move around as it is heavy but it's nice enough to leave on the counter for decor when not in use. Has locks on lid for easy transport but don't lock if cooking. Great product. Highly recommend.

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