The GT Xpress 101 has been on the market for years and is designed to reduce the usage of oil and eliminate fat by cooking foods from both sides. The newer and sleeker XPress Redi-Set-Go works on the same ideals and is giving the GT XPress 101 a run for the money. Both cookers are marketed to busy and health conscious people who want to be able to make quick and easy meals in a fly without mucking up the kitchen or being forced to digest grease and oil. Both products do work as designed but there are some differences in the two.
The GT XPress 101 costs $50 and if paid all at once a second model is offered for free. The free model is extremely small and is probably sufficient for a dorm room but not necessarily a family kitchen. This indoor cooker has a compact design and runs on electricity which is nice when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. It also comes with lots of freebies like recipe books, a spatula, flavor injector and a pocket maker to make things like pitas. The company asserts that it will make low carb foods in less than 7 minutes. In a kitchen test, the GT XPress 101 performed as designed although a nutritionist stated that the amount of carbs in a food depends more on what you are cooking. Chicken and omelets both cooked in less than 7 minutes, but lean steaks were a bit chewy after 8 minutes. Although they cook fast, in order to cook for a family of 4 you would have to use the cooker twice. It is about the size of a sandwich press and is designed rather plainly – but is easy to use and operate! Most consumer reviews indicate that the product is definitely worthwhile and enables them to cook fast, healthy and tasty meals. The non-stick surfaces are easy to clean and some consumers requested the desire for the plates to be able to be removed for cleaning.
The Xpress Redi-Set-Go essentially is designed to be an indoor grill. It is advertised to bake, grill, fry or steam foods in less time than it takes to microwave. This model comes with an insertable pan to make appetizers, a double sided spatula and a food divider which is nice when cooking for multiple people. You also get a set of recipes to go along with the cooker. This also costs $50 and is impeccably designed and a perfect match for most modern kitchens. In kitchen tests the built in timer was a nice feature and foods cooked to perfection without burning on either side in around 7 minutes. Even German pancakes were made flawlessly in this multi purposed cooker. They offer a money back guarantee as well as a warranty to provide a replacement in the event of defectiveness. The cord wrap makes for convenient storage and it is definitely smaller than a toaster or toaster oven. All of the surfaces are non-stick avoiding the need for heavy oils or sprays to lubricate the grill. The inserts are dish washer safe and easy to clean according to consumer reviews.
While both of these products have definitely been able to prove their worthiness in the kitchen, the newer XPress Redi-Set-Go may be a little nicer. With the removable trays and the sleek new appearance consumers are excited about putting it in their kitchen. The GT Xpress does come with a much more detailed and comprehensive selection of recipes that can make the product much more usable in the every day kitchen. Although both speak about replacing the microwave and the oven, neither could do that entirely. For one thing they are not that large and they are not able to make side dishes, casseroles or simply heat up foods without crisping. All in all, most consumers rave about how much they use this new kitchen appliance and wonder how they got along without them. In either case, purchasing one of these will never be met with regret and they do offer a great way to quickly cook foods.