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Aroma 3-Qt Super Pot Electric Grill Review

Home Test of Aroma's 3-Qt Super Pot ASP137 With Grills

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Aroma Super Pot ASP137

Aroma Super Pot ASP137

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Aroma's Super Pot is an indoor grill or electric skillet but it is deeper than most, making it very versatile for casseroles, soups or stews. With low temperatures you can even slowcook in this indoor grill. So I was anxious to see how well it would perform during a home test, cooking and grilling a variety of meals.

Product Description

Aroma 3.3-Qt Super Pot ASP137:
  • Indoor grill, slowcook, fry, steam, stir fry or use it as a buffet server; for Asian Hot Pot and Sukiyaki
  • Heavy die-cast aluminum with a premium nonstick coating
  • Has a ridged grill surface to drain away excess fat
  • Full range (up to 450 degrees) adjustable temperature control
  • All accessories clean in the dishwasher
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Stay cool white plastic base (removable)
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Learn more from the manufacturer
  • MSRP $39.99

How the Super Pot Performed

May 22, 2010
Is it an electric skillet, grill or multi cooker? Actually, the name Super Pot defines it very well - it can be used for all these types of cooking and more. Its best features have to be overall size, depth, nonstick finish and the fact that you can vary the temperature (warming to 450 deg.) to what you're cooking. It has (or seems to have) a smaller footprint than a small electric skillet, but it has handy high sides and a stylish design. I found it excellent for one-pan meals, stews and casseroles, first grilling meat and veggies, and then adding the rest of the ingredients. You can make soup in it, but serving from the grill is not as handy as from a deeper pot. It's excellent for frying meats, fish and poultry or rice dishes. It also works very nicely as a buffet server on the warming setting.

I love the grill ridges for meats and vegetables - they add nice grill lines and keep everything out of the grease. But unfortunately, the ridges do limit the grill's use. Eggs, pancakes, home fries and such are difficult to fry and turn over because of the ridges. There are still lots of things you can do with this grill, including making stews or slowcook on the lower settings. The nonstick finish seems very durable and the grill removes easily from the base. All parts (except the temperature control) are washable.

Overall Impression

I love cooking with this Super Pot and clean-up is quick, even when foods are overdone (my fault). And the ridges do not make it harder to clean, because the nonstick finish is so nice. Reassembling the Super Pot, is fast - reposition it in the base and click it into place. The base washes easily and stays cool during cooking. As for cooking performance - it cooks evenly and very well, and the grill reacts quickly to temperature changes.

As for capacity, I was able to grill four small chicken breasts and chops in it. It's not large, but has a surprisingly sufficient capacity and is suitable for couples or even a small family. The price of this grill is excellent and when you factor in its multi-function use and features, you can't beat the value you get with this appliance. Except for the grill ridges which are nice to have but limit its use, there's nothing else I dislike about the Super Pot - it's very nice to cook with. The size and versatility of the Super Pot also makes it a nice RV appliance.

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