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cindy hornaman

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Mar 14, 2008
 
the GT Express is a problem
I have had one for over a year-- it worked generally well and was "fun"-- however now that the year warranty is up-- all of a sudden when wiping it out -- the teflon coating pieces start flaking off.
I contacted the customer service- apologies all over the place-- but will not do anything to help the matter.
I now believe that this product may be a health hazard and consumer should beware
Amy

Narragansett, RI

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Apr 2, 2008
 
I just purchased the family size GT Xpress and find it cooks everything from meatloaf to omelets for four very well. As for clean up, while it is still warm is when you would want to wipe it clean - and it comes perfectly clean.
It has been a time saver for me with such a hectic schedule juggling full time employment, kids busy schedules and my own after work schedule.....I have found it a perfect investment and time saver for me.
DEAN

Salisbury, MD

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Apr 2, 2008
 
This item is over priced and shipping is very over priced. You think you got a deal when they offer buy one get one free, but your really not getting anything free. You get the option to make two payment and they get your charge card number and take out the whole amount in one lump sum.I have contact the better business bureau. Oh and by the way there is no on and off switch. What i am trying to say this is a rip off!!!!!!!!
April

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Apr 4, 2008
 
I liked most of the recipes I tried. However, I notice that everytime cheese is added it sticks to the surface. Some of the coating has come off too, eventhough I religiously used extra care not to scratch the surface. Using cooking spray seems to help and adding water while it's still hot also helps. The concept is perfect for a single person as it doesn't make too much at one time. I can make 2 omlettes and save one for tomorrow. All in all I find it fun to create new recipes and am not sorry I ordered the machine.
Mari

Frederick, MD

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Apr 4, 2008
 
Amy wrote:
I just purchased the family size GT Xpress and find it cooks everything from meatloaf to omelets for four very well. As for clean up, while it is still warm is when you would want to wipe it clean - and it comes perfectly clean.
Us too. We got our family sized one at Christmas and I love it. I agree with wiping it down when it's still warm. It makes a huge difference.
Harold

Union City, NJ

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Apr 6, 2008
 
I love my GT Xpress! Like the recipes that came with it. Check out this recipe site for the GT Xpress 101: http://maryannsgtxpressrecipes.blogspot.com/
I do not really find that food sticks to it. I spray cooking spray when I cook eggs to ensure they will pop right out. I keep mine on the counter and use it almost every day. I clean it when it's warm, not hot or cold. No need to scrub it. Just wipe down with a paper towel or Handywipes really work well with it. If the surface is peeling, perhaps you are cleaning it too harshly? Just want to add that it makes the juciest meatloaf ever!
JamesDean

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Apr 10, 2008
 
I was all set to buy a GTXpress. After reading you review and ALL the bad reviews from owners, I think I will keep my $80. Thank you VERY much
annamarie

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Apr 20, 2008
 

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The way i look at it, I think you might have had some confusion. There was never a claim that there was an on and off switch...most of these kind of small appliances (such as waffle makers) dont have on and off switches. It tells you how long to leave the items in it, when you read the recipe. As for being over priced, it tells you exactly how much it is, including shipping and handling, before you order it, so there are no surprises. I have had mine for more than 2 years and it works perfectly, i have never had an issue with it. Yes it was a little pricey, but you are paying for convenience and if you are on a diet, using these is far cheaper than joining up with some kind of group like jenny craig, who way overcharges for their foods, that they prepare and then charge an arm and a leg for, which you can make for pennies using the gtxpress.
DEAN wrote:
This item is over priced and shipping is very over priced. You think you got a deal when they offer buy one get one free, but your really not getting anything free. You get the option to make two payment and they get your charge card number and take out the whole amount in one lump sum.I have contact the better business bureau. Oh and by the way there is no on and off switch. What i am trying to say this is a rip off!!!!!!!!
Melinda from California

Atascadero, CA

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May 17, 2008
 

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I purchesd my Gt Express from a man who got it from a third party to sell in his store. So I did'nt have to deal with all the ordering truble other people have suffered from. I have only had my macheane a short while and have not suffered from the coating pealing that other people have had truble with. I love the Express, It is grait for one person. I did not get the 101 recipe book with mine that some people say they got with thier macheans. So that was the only sad part. Wish I had more recipes to try. But if you like easy cooking get the muchean, but get it at one of those infomershal stores like I did so you do not have to deal with the ordering hassle other people have had.
Obsession

Antigua and Barbuda

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May 25, 2008
 
I tried calling ordering one and realise that the exp for the credit card was incorrect..I pressed back to correct that error and then proceed with the ordering not realising that the quantity change from one to two. I am unable to find the cancel option there is none..There isn't even an email address for me to contact them to have the order canceled.I think this is a rip off just to get peoples money!!!!!
Tamara

United States

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Jun 29, 2008
 
I haven't gotten ours yet, but can I make a suggestion about cleaning it? With our George foreman grill, it has the same surface. When I'm done cooking with it, I unplug it, and I wet a towel, and put it on the bottom, and close the lid with the towel in between. When I'm done eating, I open up the lid, and wipe it out with the damp towel, and keep it open until its completely cool down, and then put it away for the next time. Hope this works.
Steve

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They claim to just wipe it out with a damp sponge. Anyone with food safety 101 knows such a "cleaning" leaves residual and the damp sponge delivers the bacteria. Even if its a paper towel, it has to be cleaned better. That 7 minute cooking window they keep boasting about is not enough time to kill the bacteria that lives off of the oil between use events. If there are cute little gooves around the plate that leave residual food the buildup wont be happy either.
Worry not though, the cheap cooking surface will most probably separate from the plate before the buildup and one will throw it away. Also, when one eats those little grey pieces that separate they wont be noticed for it's only a polymer.
I guarantee that there will be complaints invovling separation of the plate that gets hot and the coating. As the metal plate and polymer cooking surface goes from hot to cold--expand contract, expand contract--The bond between the plate and the surface will separate leaving little black or grey flakes one wont think about till they eat the food and see the pan later.
All I would say is, in the couple of months you can use it, make sure to clean it. Dont just wipe it out with a damp sponge. I dunno if 100 ppm of chlorine will hurt the cooking surface but one must do a better job they are doing on the commerical.
Enjoy!
Cindy

Huntsville, AL

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Aug 31, 2008
 
If anyone's interested, they sell them at Kohl's (& I've read that they also carry them at Target). I paid $30 for mine, tax & all.
Marti

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Nov 9, 2008
 
I just ordered my GTXpress 101 and am anxiously awaiting getting them so I can get started using them. I have checked this item out for over a year in order to decide if is worth the investment. I feel this is probably a very good investment for me since, unless I am really in the mood to cook, I prefer to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. My dilemma is this, I have a man who loves deserts so it will be easy to whip him up individual ones, I have his mother, who is very particular and from the old school where you don't waste anything, then there is me. I work full time, take care of our home, and have health issues that tire me out easily and so little time to myself that I think this may be an answer to my prayers. I will keep you posted on how it goes.
Marti

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Nov 9, 2008
 
DEAN wrote:
This item is over priced and shipping is very over priced. You think you got a deal when they offer buy one get one free, but your really not getting anything free. You get the option to make two payment and they get your charge card number and take out the whole amount in one lump sum.I have contact the better business bureau. Oh and by the way there is no on and off switch. What i am trying to say this is a rip off!!!!!!!!
I just orded mine after over a year of research and reading reviews. I went ahead and got mine from the website and my total was almost $70.00 but... I could have gotten it from Khol's, where they sell for $34.99, when they are not on sale. This is before 7.5% tax is added on and only comes with the one recipe book and the spatula. The total would have been $75.23 plus the cost of fuel to drive over there and back. Hmmm, this is a no brainer. By ordereng direct from GTXpress I save over $5.00 (plus the cost of fuel) and instead of getting 2 GTXpress 101's, 2 spatulas, & 2 of the same cookbook, I will be getting 2 GTXpress 101's, 1 spatula, 1 shaker, 1 flavor injector, 1 pocket maker, and 2 different recipe books. Plus all of this will be delivered right to my front door. You call this a ripoff??? NOT!
Kathy in Maryland

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Nov 11, 2008
 
I too had the same issues of peeling teflon. I called customer service and it was barely over a year since my sister bought it- she did the two for deal. Needless to say, the company said too bad but would I like to buy another one. I said "I don't think so". It was handy espcially in the RV but not worth the price for just one year's use. Too bad the company won't stand behind its product.
cindy hornaman wrote:
the GT Express is a problem
I have had one for over a year-- it worked generally well and was "fun"-- however now that the year warranty is up-- all of a sudden when wiping it out -- the teflon coating pieces start flaking off.
I contacted the customer service- apologies all over the place-- but will not do anything to help the matter.
I now believe that this product may be a health hazard and consumer should beware
Georgette

Philippines

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Nov 29, 2008
 

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I love the GTX unit..I have no issue abt it! For those who said it's a rip off why don't you think twice before ordering it...You will have the option & choice if you wish to order it or not! Besides, it's your responsibility to search over & over first the prod before ordering it & familiarize the prices so that you will have no regrets later..... There's no problem with the GTX, the problem is with the people who bought the product w/o thinking first! So stop saying rip off & say bad thing to this product! after all the product can't depend itself! So cmon guys...think twice before ordering!
Why

Washington, DC

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Nov 30, 2008
 
Obsession wrote:
I tried calling ordering one and realise that the exp for the credit card was incorrect..I pressed back to correct that error and then proceed with the ordering not realising that the quantity change from one to two. I am unable to find the cancel option there is none..There isn't even an email address for me to contact them to have the order canceled.I think this is a rip off just to get peoples money!!!!!
Rip Off?!? You make stupid mistakes when ordering and call others "rip-off"? Be smart when you shop and act like adults.
Rebekah

Traverse City, MI

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#19
Dec 15, 2008
 
My husband and I just got our GT Express from goodwill this weekend. We have already used it many times. We love it! We have no problem wiping it out. We just immediately take the wash rag and put soap in the GT Wash it and rinse it easy as that. I have had no problems and i love it.

Great buy!!
Mike

Portage, IN

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Jan 2, 2009
 
Kohl's sells it...no shipping required!:-)
DEAN wrote:
This item is over priced and shipping is very over priced. You think you got a deal when they offer buy one get one free, but your really not getting anything free. You get the option to make two payment and they get your charge card number and take out the whole amount in one lump sum.I have contact the better business bureau. Oh and by the way there is no on and off switch. What i am trying to say this is a rip off!!!!!!!!

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