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I purchased the starter set with the cutter at a local kitchen store, and was so impressed by the chips I made that I bought this, too. I have made sweet potato and white potato chips, and both were excellent. I do make sure I dry the potato slices, and season them prior to microwaving so the seasoning sticks. The chips are amazing! Way better than store bought baked chips, and more flavourful than plain fried chips. I use the Topchips cutter or my food processor blade set at the skinniest setting. I would recommend this to anyone who loves chips, but not all the fat and calories.
Having recently started a Mcdougall no added oil diet, I thought I’d have to say goodbye to potato chips forever. No so with this product! Chips come out crunchy, crispy and light. It does take some learning though. I find I can make two small potatoes in around ten minutes but after eight minutes I have to check every thirty seconds or so. When they turn light brown they’re done. They’re crisped to perfection and great for dipping or just snacking on on their own.
These are great! I make chips in my pampered chef ones all the time and these are way cheaper than the pampered chef ones and they are exactly the same!! I read somewhere that this company is the one that makes the ones of pampered chef. I wish I would've found these before I had ordered my pampered chef ones, but oh well. I'm just glad I found them now. These will be my go to replacements, if and when they need to be replaced. I doubt they will though. The silicone is fairly thick and sturdy. It will sag a tiny bit when heated after use, but when washed and cooled off they go right back to being more taut. They haven't stained or gotten water marks or torn. I use them quite regularly (at least a couple of times a week) so I bought these to make bigger batches because these chips disappear really fast and I needed to be able to make more so I can actually sit and enjoy them instead of standing by the microwave the entire time making small batches and then eating them before the next batch is done.
Potato chips of my own making! Who knew?? This is terrific, I can make potato chips without all the salt and neuro-xylo-geewhiz-amine ingredients of the stuff in stores. It's really a no-brainer: I simply slice a raw potato with a mandolin-slicer and arrange the slices on the Chips Maker, stacking one tray atop another, then stick it in the microwave for 15min 17sec. I had to tinker with the timer a couple of times--with slices this thin, a couple of seconds is the difference between leathery and scorched. But now it's great! I can relax in the Great American Pastime of TV-hypnosis with a bowl of chips and a dish of salsa--without guilt, artery constriction, weight-gain through water retention, or even overeating: These trays don't hold all THAT much, but nonetheless, you realize that in a single chip session, you just ate two entire potatoes! Terrific things! Should have been invented decades ago!
I really liked this chip maker and it really does work! I washed the trays and then sliced a russet potato with my mandolin slicer and after filling the tray I blotted the moisture off the tater chips and popped them in the microwave for 3 minutes, they were mostly done at the end of the 3 minutes but some were still in the chewy stage. I just added 30 seconds and they were fine. A bit different story with both trays going, it took probably 7 minutes all together but that is a whole lot less than 45 minutes in the regular oven!
They don't make enough for a crowd and one potato took 4 trays to cook it all (about 15 minutes from start to total finish!) and I had a nice tasty and healthy treat to watch tv with!
We previously had another style of chip maker, with the rack that holds each chip vertically, but that one melted in the microwave! So we bought the set like this but with the mandolin slicer to replace it, and it works pretty well. The chips cook a bit unevenly, so I swap the two trays over halfway through cooking. But the chips are generally good, and so much healthier! I like them just with sea salt, or also soaked in white vinegar with sea salt. NOTE: We bought these extra 2 trays so that we could use four at once, but then I read in the instructions not to use more than 3 stacked up. We tried with 4 but they took forever to cook and didn't turn out good. So it was a bit of a waste of time buying this extra pair of trays - only benefit is that we can prepare the next batch while the first ones cook.
This is by far the best gadget for making your own sweet potato chips! Easy, quick and healthy snacks! I've tried everything, regular oven, regular microwave and air fryer (works great on some things but not at making chips). I first bought the mandolin with one tray and once I tried it, I added two more racks. You can stack up to 3 at a time in the microwave.
Amazing! The chips are slightly browned and crisp...from the microwave!! I highly recommend using a mandolin to cut the potato very thin b/c the thicker the slices are, the longer it takes to cook till they crisp up. I've used just salt, a quick spray of olive oil (from a mister) and salt, and also just a sprinkle of ranch flavoring (the powder that is usually in the popcorn section of the store) and all these taste much better then store bought chips. Little to no fat and a lot less salt! Much healthier! The only drawback--the trays are small so not many chips cook at a time. And the more trays you use, the longer it takes in the microwave. I make these when I can multitask another activity in the kitchen. *Be sure to rinse and then dry the potato slices well before putting them on the trays.
Works great. A large plate with a paper towel on it would probably work just as well, though. I've only used it for making kale chips in our microwave and it works great for that. I actually got TWO, but find that using only one at a time works much better. So while "roasting" one tray I load the second tray and it's all ready to go when the first one is done. I have a feeling, too, that they will work GREAT in the oven for making baked potato chips. But that's going to have to wait until lit gets a little colder outside and cooking in the oven is more "practical" (gosh, it's been in the high nineties here for the last several weeks, and THAT is too hot for me to even THINK about going out back to grill over charcoal OR gas!).