CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Rapid Mac Cooker claims to make cooking mac-n-cheese a breeze; but does it work?
We enlisted Maria Horn of Cape Girardeau to help put the Rapid Mac Cooker to the test.
Right out of the box, Maria isn't blown away by the Rapid Mac Cooker. There are two plastic bowls in the box, but what makes them different from any other microwavable bowl?
The Rapid Mac Cooker infomercial says its "patent-pending design circulates just the right amount of water for even heat distribution." The only way to test the claim was to make mac-n-cheese twice: once in the Rapid Mac, and a second time in a different microwavable bowl.
Maria followed the instructions on the box, cooking on high for 2:30, stirring and then cooking again for another 2 minutes.
At the end of the Rapid Mac's 4:30 cook time, the noodles weren't cooked and there was plenty of water left in the Rapid Mac.
The box says cooking times may vary, so we gave the Rapid Mac an extra minute – which seemed to do the trick.
We followed the same instructions, and used the same amount of water in a microwavable glass bowl.
Again, after 4:30, the noodles were still hard and there was still a lot of water in the bowl. We added an extra minute to keep things fair.
After that the noodles were still hard and uncooked.
The glass bowl took another extra minute, 6:30 total, to fully cook the noodles and absorb all the water.
While the product didn't cook her mac-n-cheese in less than five minutes as advertised, Maria felt the Rapid Mac Cooker did live up to its claim that it is the fastest and easiest way to cook mac-n-cheese.
Maria was also pleased that the Rapid Mac Cooker was cooler to the touch and easier to handle out right out of the microwave than the glass bowl. It was also very easy to clean and dishwasher safe as advertised.
Overall, Maria said the Rapid Mac Cooker won her over. She gives it four stars on this Does It Work Test.