VitaClay cookers have been reviewed by chefs and cooking experts and used by thousands and thousands of people from all walks of life in US and Canada. We are very pleased to read about their stories of how VitaClay adds fun in cooking and improves the quality of life. The following are our favorites.
The nice thing of this cooker is that it combines two functions in one as both rice cooker and slow cooker. I made very nice soup with its slow cooking function. I just need to set up the time for slow cooking, and leave the rest to itself… Thanks to the purple-clay material, it keeps the food inside much warmer in longer time comparing to other kind of rice cookers or slow cookers. I don't even need to use its Warm function at all, which in turn saves energy in one way. I believe I'm going to use this cooker a lot more than my previous rice cooker.
- Emy W “Bluesky” (Boston, MA)
Made my chicken bone broth yesterday! I love my VitaClay!--- J. Davidson
Program it to start making your rice porridge at 4am and in the morning, wake up, hit two buttons and pout it out into a bowl. Put a spoon in and you've got the healthiest breakfast known to man. It cooks very quickly when needed, makes perfect rice and it's non toxic clay It's clay. The insert is made out of clay! It doesn't have lead in it. You're not going to find another appliance like this. I'm an acupuncturist and I'm getting most of my patients to buy these, start their day off right with a nutritious meal... It has a handle and I actually take it with me when I travel.- Dr. Graham Quigley, L.Ac. Oakland, CA
I have something going in this cooker every day. I have done rice, beans & soups so far and absolutely love it. I can change the water out of the beans halfway through, and it heats the new water so fast to continue the cooking. It's great!!
- Veg Mom (Clinton Township, MI)
I cannot believe how much I'm using this product. I'm able to make rich, nourishing bone broth in just 4 hours. Everything comes out so tasty and good. Today, I had a friend coming for lunch and lost track of time. I was able to throw in some uncooked chicken along with fresh raw veggies, some stock I had in the fridge, and some herbs and in 50 minutes we had a wonderful soup that would have otherwise taken a couple hours. And it makes the BEST pot roast in 3-4 hours. Just sear the meat while you put your veggies in the pot. Add 2C broth, some thyme, paprika, salt, pepper and set it for soup. Tender and flavorful. My only wish is that it were larger. I have to limit myself to a 3.5lb chicken at the farmer's market. But if you are GAPS or Paleo, do yourself a favor and get one of these.
-Healing Joy (Corvallis, OR)
I originally intended to purchase a rice steamer with a stainless steel pout; but luckily I came across VitaClay. This clay pot steamer cooks both brown (in 50 minutes) and white (in 40 minutes) rice to perfection without any sticking on the bottom of the pot, by simply using the built in timer settings for each type of rice. A nice feature it has is a silicone sealing gasket under the black hinged cover that seals against the clay pot and this lets the rice absorb the steam almost completely rather than boiling out into the air. Very easy to clean up by hand. The clay cooking material is FAR SUPERIOR to metal or non-stick metal pots because of it's thick "thermal mass" that absorbs and holds heat evenly and this prevents hot spots on the bottom of the pot. This is a high quality product.. Don't hesitate to buy it!
-Richard (Houston, TX)
I replaced a rice steamer that had a removeable metal liner. It worked OK but would boil over sometimes. My new VitaClay Steamer works better than I thought it would. Very pleased with the quality of the cooked rice. Looking forward to trying soups and stews.
- Malpais (Yukon, OR)
This cooker is excellent for cooking rice including brown rice... It does the job very quickly and it keeps it warm even when turned off for hours inside the pot..
-Philip (Parsippany, NJ)
I used it to make Asian white rice and Asian rice porridge, great taste, great outcome. Safe, no more standing next to the stove to watch fire for making porridge. Automatically warms after it's done cooking, easy to clean, no more worry about the pot getting scratch and such. The clay pot is not heavy. I can't wait to use it to make Chinese soup and brown rice. The clay pot also brought out the flavor as it promised. Picky eaters would notice.
- Rose (San Diego, CA)
I've had my Zisha Clay Rice cooker for over 5 years and wouldn't consider anything else. When I bought it, I was concerned about the PTFE and PFOA of most Japanese-style rice cookers... Don't want the added toxins... So just like the old clay pot my grandma used to make clay-pot Chinese dishes, I decided to try it. Wow! Rice is great, must work to adjust the water amounts for certain rices. But I have cooked Quinoa, couscous, barley and bean soup, cassoulet and even Irish Steel cut oats. Made stew with it and Jook/ Congee. Nothing more natural than a clay pot. It does retain heat like a slow cooker but cookers faster. I brown my meat in a skillet first and then add ingredients for pot roast and hit stew.. and wait BAM!! finito! Perfect braised pot roast with nice caramelized onions... So I recommend it! Note: rice can brown on bottom if left on warm setting for longer than 1 hour. I find if I turn it off as soon as the rice "beeps" done. The ambient hit will keep the rice warm for a long time. Much longer than an aluminum pot. Also none of the flavoring that pans can put off.
-Ewakanel (Ewa Beach, HI)
This cooker is a step above all the rest of the slow cookers. The food comes out great. I leave it out on the counter all the time. And having a clock on it is a nice feature. It is just perfect for one or two people to make a meal.
- By Customer.
Cooking with clay obviously has its advantages as the meals and rice I've made have been excellent. Like the difference between barbequing with gas vs charcoal, I find the results much tastier and I haven't had a problem with burning or overcooking as I did with my aluminum cooker.
- K. Crawford (Heart of Texas)