About Perfect Cooker

Like cooking on-the-go? Need a convenient cooking solution for dorm rooms or parties, or while you’re out RVing or boating?

If so, Perfect Cooker is a compact, portable size cooker that goes wherever you do, allowing you to make quick, inexpensive & healthy meals with just a touch of a button.

Perfect Cooker’s One-Touch Smart Technology also means that you won’t need to do any programming, since the built-in Thermo-Sensor calculates the precise heat and cooking time for every recipe. And when it’s finished, the Perfect Cooker will automatically keep your food warm, which is why the company calls it “your personal chef”!

Along with its One-Touch Technology, the Perfect Cooker also features a non-stick coated removable pot that’s dishwasher safe, an insulated, cool-to-the-touch outer case, a removable lid, and even heat distribution plate technology to make sure your food’s always perfect.

Finally, its convenient carrying handle and small size for easy storage means that the Perfect Cooker just might be “one pot does it al!”!

Especially when talking about “As Seen on TV” products, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction; hype from reality. But that’s exactly what we’ll help you do here, beginning with the basics of a slow cooker.

How Does a Slow Cooker Work?

Slow cooking is an ancient process, which simply involves cooking food at low temperatures for extended periods of time. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that electric slow cookers made their way into most Americans’ kitchens.

The concept is simple: Put all (or most) of your ingredients into the slow cooker’s inner container, place the inner container inside the outer casing, and put the lid in place. Then, you turn it on to a relatively low temperature (usually between 190 and 250 degrees), and leave it there for hours. In some instances, the food might cook for days!

As your food cooks, the moisture in your ingredients remains in place, since the environment inside the slow cooker is sealed. Nothing escapes, which means that all the flavor and nutrients stay with your food, which often ends up juicy and tender.

Since electric slow cookers have been around for about 40 years, you might imagine that there are hundreds of products to choose from. And you’d be right, which is what we’ll discuss next.

Other Options Like Perfect Cooker

Looking for similar options as Perfect Cooker? Although the manufacturer makes their product seem unique, seeing just how many options you have is as easy as typing “small slow cooker,” “portable slow cooker,” or “3-cup slow cooker” into your favorite search engine.

Small, portable slow cookers are even so popular that you’ll probably find several options at many retailers near, you especially those with large housewares departments. This could be especially attractive since you won’t have to worry about non-refundable S&H charges, which is what we’ll talk about next.

Is Perfect Cooker Overpriced?

Available in black, red, or white, one Perfect Cooker will cost you two payments of $19.99 plus $9.99 S&H, bringing your total to $49.97.

During checkout, you’ll also be able to purchase a second Perfect Cooker for an additional $9.99 S&H, as well as a 4-year limited warranty for $14.98. Regardless of the number your choose, you’ll also receive free access to online recipes.

All Perfect Cookers come with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges. This means that if you choose the BOGO offer, you could end up losing $30 in S&H charges by the time everything’s said and done!

In order to request a refund, you’ll need to call Tristar Products customer service at 973-287-5161.

There weren’t any Perfect Cooker online reviews at the time of our research, but what can we learn from the manufacturer’s reputation?

More About Tristar Products

The Perfect Cooker is manufactured by Fusion Life Brands, a division of ASOTV giant Tristar Products. Between these two companies, they manufacture dozens of popular As Seen on TV products, including Fusion Juicer and Xcelerator, as well as Perfect Fusion Styler, Clear TV, and many more.

In fact, the company makes several other popular slow cooker models, including Power Cooker and Power Pressure Cooker XL.

Among hundreds of HighYa reader reviews, these products have an average rating hovering around 2 stars (read: be careful), with common complaints citing failure to work as advertised, poor quality, and frustrating customer service experiences.

Despite having more than 1,000 closed complaints with the Better Business Bureau (as of 11/27/15), many of which referenced these same concerns, Tristar had an A+ rating at the time of our research.

Is this what you can expect with Perfect Cooker? We can’t say, but we definitely think it should be ay the top of your mind when placing your order.

Speaking of which, should you place your order?

Will the Perfect Cooker Provide Hands-Off Cooking Perfection?

Here are some important questions to ask: Are there any other slow cookers out there that feature the same 3-cup size and one-touch operation as Perfect Cooker? There doesn’t appear to be.

But, will any of these other options provide just as much convenience as the Perfect Cooker, for about the same (or an even lower) price? It’s certainly probable.

In fact, these other options might be even easier to use than the Perfect Cooker, since you’ll be able to manually adjust heating times and levels. Whereas with the Perfect Cooker, it appears everything is pre-set and programmed, so you might not have much flexibility in your cooking.

Pro tip: Since Perfect Cooker claims to cook some foods in minutes, it might be considered more of a rice cooker and less of a traditional slow cooker. So, while it might cook food faster, this also might mean it won’t infuse the same flavors that you’re used to with your full-size model.

As we mentioned above, many of these local options can also help you save a decent amount of money on S&H charges, and can even make the return process as easy as hopping in your car. In the end, it might be worth exploring these local products before placing your Perfect Cooker order.

SEE ALSO: Your All-in-One Slow Cooker Guide (and How to Pick the Best One)

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42 Consumer Reviews for Perfect Cooker

Average Consumer Rating: 1.7
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Bottom Line: 21% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Quit one week

    First time I used it I thought it was great. Now after the fourth time I used it, it quit and will not turn on. I would not recommend this to anyone. I would like to have a refund and will be calling this Monday.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • I'm happy with Perfect Cooker

    • Bensalem, PA,
    • Feb 12, 2018
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    I bought mine at Boscov's for $9.99. It makes great rice and a small 2-egg omelette. I haven't tried anything else, but I'm happy with the two things it does make. I will eventually try the meatloaf, and I hope that it works as well on this as it did with the eggs and rice.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Awesome product!

    My husband works in new home construction. Almost every single morning since I bought our first Perfect Cooker, he has filled it with canned stew, soup or some kind of leftovers. The lid snaps on and seals, and it has a nice handle which makes it perfect for someone on the go. About a half hour before they are going to sit down to eat, he plugs it in and looks forward to a delicious hot meal. The aroma must make all the other construction guys so hungry and jealous.

    This has been the best thing to keep my man well fed and a warm tummy while at work. I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone to take to work with them, even on their desk or in the lunch room. We have always washed the pot by hand and never use anything but the plastic spoon supplied.

    One year later and the non-stick coating is still perfect. I always wipe the cooker itself inside and out with a damp cloth. We would not want to be without this "Perfect Cooker." I just bought a second one for our 14-year-old son who has just started working in the automotive department of Canadian Tire. He wants to have a can of hot stew for lunch just like his dad.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Easy and perfect, with careful operation

    Since it's cheap, I'm afraid it won't last long, so I have to warn my kids only drying the bottom of the inner pot is allowed when using it.

    I also tried all the recipes and surprisingly, the pasta, rice, and pulled pork turned out more than my expectation. For the cheesecake, I never bothered to turn it around, and just put it in the refrigerator for hours; my daughter loved it. She actually had made a cheesecake from the scratch in a traditional way a few months ago and she was surprised how easy this one could be. For the chicken pot pie, I failed after following the instruction, so I just put the chicken and the soup in. It turned out delicious! I even tried the brown rice, and it worked almost as good as my expensive cooker.

    I immediately gave it to my college boy who was far from home. Pulled pork was his favorite. I have to say this cooker is easy and perfect, with careful operation!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Did not receive merchandise

    • Milton, Florida,
    • Aug 21, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    My Perfect Cooker warmer burnt out, so I sent it back with a check of $9.99 for a replacement. They received it on July 20th. Here it is August 7th, and I still have not received it back. They seem to have lost it and would like to know what my debit card number is. Really? I explained to them that it was a gift back in December and that I already sent a check with the cooker back, and that I will not give them my debit card number as well. Something seems to be wrong with this picture. Don't get me wrong, I truly enjoyed the cooker, I just don't like the way it's being handled.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 15 people found this review helpful

    I feel ripped off

    • California,
    • Feb 22, 2017
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    I bought this product in June of 2016.

    Since then, the non-stick has come off on the inner pot, and the button won't stay on "cook." I called Tri-Star and was told since I didn't buy their $14.99 extended warranty, I would have to pay for another. The second one would be $9.99 and I am to send in the old one. Since I purchased it at two payments of $19.99, I feel spending $50.00 plus shipping for an unreliable small appliance is not the way I like to do business.

    This is my error for assuming it to be a better product, but I will NEVER purchase another Tri-Star product again!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Perfect Cooker is junk

    • Surprise, Arizona,
    • Feb 18, 2017
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    I tried making chicken pot pie, but after 30 minutes the food on top was still cold. Also, take a look at the recipe for the pot pie, it calls for two cups of heavy cream, but if you read the directions, the cream seems to have gone by the wayside. I would never refer this product to anyone.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Beyond perfect

    • Georgia,
    • Feb 5, 2017
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    I purchased it this past spring and have not stopped using this product. My mom loves her's as well. I had no problems with recipes, nor any other issues.

    My German Shepherd knows when it changes from cooking to remaining warm and sits in front of it until I remove the top. He does this because I cooked chicken and rice for him when he was sick. I love this product.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Cooker works great for me

    • Moncks Corner, SC,
    • Jan 27, 2017
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    I have three Perfect Cookers. How I ended up with three is unimportant, but rest assured, I'm not parting with any of them.

    I use my cooker daily, either for breakfast oatmeal or later in the day for brown rice, which combined with some form of legumes, is a staple for me. It has always worked flawlessly, but then I'm not trying to cook gourmet entrees with it, just wholesome food.

    One nice feature is the ability to cook then carry, which on occasion I will do, taking rice to my girlfriend's house to eat with shrimp or fish since she does not care for rice.

    I think this is a great product when used sensibly and I highly recommend it as a purchase worth the price.

    In case your wondering, I'm a 78-year-old white male receiving no compensation or anything else from anyone involved with the sale or production of the Perfect Cooker. I couldn't even say right now who made it without looking at it!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Great Rice Cooker

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Dec 8, 2016
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    Cooks rice very well. Haven't tried any other food yet but it is basically a perfect rice cooker that you can use for other foods, just have to keep starting the cook cycle. I purchased the 3-cup model which is good for my serving of rice. After I use this a few more times I am sure I will be getting the 5 cup model.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 25 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Double sucks!

    • Lapeer, MI,
    • Oct 1, 2016
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    I bought this actually to see if it worked, I followed directions to the T. I cooked the cheesecake, had to cook it repeatedly while flipping over an hour. I thought maybe it was me, so the following day cooked the meatloaf, hit the button once came to flip and cool and cook again. Well, there goes cooker. I had to finish the meatloaf in my oven.

    So I've decided to stick to my old school rice cooker, it's the same thing but bigger and just as easy to clean. Too bad I couldn't give it -5 stars.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Dec 22, 2016

      Mia Floyd

      I also tried the cheesecake recipe, and it took an hour to make because I had to stand next to the cooker to flip it from "warm" to "cool" several times. It was not worth the hassle and next time I will just use my oven.

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