I had the pleasure of meeting with Michelle Liu at the trade show with VitaClay. Michelle shared with me that the purpose of coming up with the idea of clay was to insure healthier eating. The VitaClay 7900-8 is a multi-cooker, rice cooker, steamer, slower cooker, and yogurt maker.
2 parts I was sold on before I was able to use the multi-cooker was first no lead, no aluminum, and no non-stick chemicals. Back in 2008 reports came out that slow cookers contained lead, which is not good for children or adults. Second was that the clay insert preservers’ important nutrients, enzymes, and vitamins. These are all key to a healthier living and lifestyle change. Up to 4 times faster than conventional slow cookers, whole meals are ready in under 45minutes. It’s programmable from 10 minutes to 5 hours cooking time with 10 minutes increments. The multi-cooker has 7 function settings include white rice (Quinoa), brown rice (wholegrain, or wild rice), sweet rice, reheat, stew, soup, and yogurt. This product comes with a booklet that contains 32 recipes to get you started. It will save you money in the long run making meals at home instead of running to fast food restaurant because of time.
I received the VitaClay VM7900-8 Smart Organic Multi-Cooker/Rice Cooker, Brushed Stainless Steel and Black. Has an 8 cup / 4.2 quart capacity with a clay insert. When looking over the machine it seems well built, strong, and steady.
I was hungry one day for tacos and I had a pork roast in the fridge. So I decided to make pulled pork tacos for dinner in the VitaClay. I did my Mise beforehand and seared the roast before I added it to the marinade. I then added the ingredients to the clay insert, set the timer for 2.5 hours and waited to hear the beep. In the meantime the house is smelling amazing. I wish we could stick a GoPro camera inside to see it work its magic. Timer went off, pulled the meat to let rest. Then shredded it with a fork and let me tell you it came right apart. Added the pork back to the Chile Verde sauce and then made up some tacos for the family.
While eating tacos, I was enjoying the flavor the pork had from cooking in the clay insert. It was a huge hit in our house and have made the same pork tacos now 5 times in the VitaClay. I see the VitaClay becoming a staple in our home. This one appliance will replace 3-4 appliances and free up cabinet or counter space. One recommendation is to let the clay insert cool before washing and handle with care. It’s a perfect fit for families, and college students who want to cook yet not spend the time over the stove. It’s also a great fit for that person who’s looking for a healthier way to eat there food. It will free up time so you can do something else while the meal cooks. I am looking forward to making yogurt in the multi-cooker.
disclosure: while I was compensated for this post, all thoughts are entirely my own