So I set the Star Chef to make us a lovely sausage casserole for when we got home last night. When I came through the front door at the end of the day... hm... no smell of yumminess. *confused* The thing was sitting there, still saying "06:00" and not cooking or counting down. And that should have been my clue... Not. Counting. Down. The 6 hour preset start time I'd put in was not, in fact, a 6 hour count down to the start of cooking but the time it would -finish- cooking. 6am today!
So. Having checked the actual manual, I re-set it to finish cooking at 10am today and keep warm (for up to 24 hours after finishing) so it should start just before I left the house this morning. And it did. Phew! So. Yummy casserole will happen tonight instead. (and we went to the local Italian for dinner last night instead - I had 1/2 a thin and crisp tomato/garlic bread, canneloni and a couple of small glasses of Prosecco)
Oh I've done that before with the table-top oven, except it was the power socket I hadn't switched on. I could hear the timer ticking away and wondered why there was no yummy smell coming from the oven and why the food was still raw when the timer 'pinged'.ReplyDelete
Reading the manual is a good thing to do.