Microwave chip maker

Discussion in 'Products and Tips' started by christina78, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Has anyone used this yet? I am a customer asking me what I think about it. I haven't used it yet so I have no advice or review to give her. Can anyone help me out with this?
     
  2. love it! Did a happy hour party sold 3 and the simple slicer. Just slice portals with SS and. Blot them salt them and pop in the microwave for about 3-4 mins! They are awesome
     
  3. pchef2008

    pchef2008 Silver Member

    I have used it both at home and at parties and really like it. You need to stress that, since every microwave cooks differently, you may need to tweak directions. The use and care card allows for this by giving a blank chart to write in cooking times for the customer's use. It is a great way to cross sell the Simple Slicer, which, IMHO, is one of the best products PC has come out with lately. For the consultant, the real key to using the microwave chip maker is practice!
     
  4. gaddischef

    gaddischef Gold Member

    love this as well....I use all sorts of seasonings on the chips to make "Grown-up" potato chips. I recently had a party where the guests kept requesting more! I think we did at least 6 or 7 batches! :) LOL
     
  5. pckellyd

    pckellyd Gold Member

    I demoed this on Saturday and sold 3... there were only 8 people there. 1 had it (I used hers for the demo and got an e-mail this morning that they've been using it since) 3 others added it to their wish lists but they had big enough orders and didn't want to add one more thing... but people RAVED about the chips. All we did were BBQ and plain salted.
     
  6. baychef

    baychef Silver Member

    I demo this at EVERY party and sell at least one and usually with the Simple Slicer. This weekend the host had a 17 year old so we experimented with the different rubs I had. It was a big hit!
     
  7. I always make sweet potato chips and white potato chips to bring to parties. The chip maker and the simple slicer are two of my best sellers.
     
  8. BettyBoop

    BettyBoop Gold Member

    Hi, I just ordered my chip maker because I'm on the HCG diet & can't have chips LOL I know I can make apple chips, but what else can I make that is not potato? I can't wait to try it out!!! Thank you
     
  9. naekelsey

    naekelsey Gold Member

    I LOVE it and sell between 4 to 7 sets (along with the simple slicer) at every party, when it is being demoed. We have done bananas, kale, apples with cinnamon sugar, potatoes and sweet potatoes.
     
  10. BettyBoop

    BettyBoop Gold Member

    Thank you so much... You you have the recipes, cooking times for those??? : ):D
     
  11. PLEASE... I'd love the cooking times, procedures for those, too!
     
  12. flemings99

    flemings99 Gold Member

    Wow guess I'm in the minority. I've tried it 3 xs and don't like it. Hate when someone asks b/c I don't want to tell them my opinion. Good to know so many actually do like it.
     
  13. naekelsey

    naekelsey Gold Member

    I did not like this PC item at all and was determined to NEVER buy it! I had a host who wanted to try it and had a guest who had it and would let me borrow it.

    When I got to the party I whipped out the instructions. While I read them, the host did potatoes. I sold 6 sets of both (SS & MCM) and I was sold. I got home and asked the lady what products she wanted to "pay" her for her MCM... (she didn't like it)

    Now its mine and I LOVE IT!! And guests love it when I show it!!

    The times vary with each food item. Depends on the watts in the microwave and the moisture in the food you are doing. It has taken me 3 to 7 minutes for any of them..and it depends on if you use 1 or 2 trays.

    Bananas and apples do take longer (and there is a short time with the apples from them going from great to burnt. I have learned that the apples do not get crispy like the potatoes do. ) Bananas-u need to slice them yourself apples-I use the corer then use the SS

    Kale-I just tear the leaf into medium size pieces..(and don't use the bottom of the stalk that is bare)

    I hope this helps........
     
  14. Wow, you can do bananas?? For how long ??
     
  15. ChefJWarren

    ChefJWarren Gold Member

    I have never been able to get mine to work. I finally got half way decent potato chips after 20 minutes. I guess its my microwave. Its a new one so I don't understand. I don't feel confident recommending it because I can't give a testimonial.
     
  16. naekelsey

    naekelsey Gold Member

    Bananas- I really can't remember the time. The kids and I will do it again tonight & then get back to you.

    20 min...Do you have your new microwave on the highest setting? I have done potatoes in at least 15 different microwave and it has never taken more then 8 minutes and that is with both trays being used at the same time. And are you using the size 1 slice on the simple slicer?
     
  17. ChefJWarren

    ChefJWarren Gold Member

    Yup, tried everything. Yes I use the size 1 slice. Just doesn't work for me.
     
  18. Are you drying the potatoes with paper towels and not overlapping them? I sell at least 2 simple slicer and chip maker sets at every show.. I have guests make them as they come in. Great way to feature an extra set of products.
     
  19. ChefJWarren

    ChefJWarren Gold Member

    Yup, believe me - tried everything! But now I'm tempted to go home and try bananas!!
     
  20. Chozengirl

    Chozengirl Gold Member

    How do the apple chips come out? I have a friend asking.
     
  21. naekelsey

    naekelsey Gold Member

    My kids granddaughter and I love the apple chips. Unlike the potatoes the apples will still be soft when they are done and pulled out of the microsave then harden about a minute or 2 later. Just takes practice and patience.
     
  22. Do you slice them on setting 1 on the simple slicer? I'd like to give these a try. I really appreciate this tip! I am sure I would have been nuking until they burned to a crisp.

    I've been making tortilla chips with great success with my mcm lately. They take 1 3/4 minutes per tray or 3 1/2 for 2 trays
     
  23. naekelsey

    naekelsey Gold Member

    Yes, I use setting 1 on the SS for everything..except for bananas and kale...

    I still need to try the tortillas!!
     
  24. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Gold Member

    A tip for the apples. No need to core them. The core virtually disappears when the apple is sliced that thin. I didn't believe it until I tried it.
     
  25. Can you please tell me how to prepare the kale? Months ago I asked about cooking kale and no one recommended it. I am really looking forward to your feedback.
     

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