We saw the ads for the Reheatza on TV and thought it might be a good idea for a Mother’s Day gift for my Mother-in-law. We purchased the Reheatza from the “As Seen on TV” section at our local pharmacy and I decided to put it through it’s paces before proceeding with it as a gift.
The first thing I tried, of course, was pizza.
Leftover pizza Usually has tough soggy crust and is OK on reheating in the microwave. This gadget really works for leftover pizza! The bottom of the crust was dry and slightly crispy, the edges tasted fresh from the oven. The temperature of the pizza was a little cool, but about 15 additional seconds without the lid solved that problem.
Next up…… scrambled eggs.
I hadn’t thought about this use, but it was in the recipe book with the Reheatza, so I decided to try it. The recipe called for two eggs, so I used two eggs equivalent from egg substitute. After processing according to the recipe some of the egg was cooked and some was still runny and watery. I added another 30 seconds with the lid off and completed the cooking, but then the eggs were tough and leathery. it took about 5 minutes to cook a scrambled egg in the Reheatza. I think I can do better in less time with a small nonstick sauté pan on the stove top.
Last, but not least…. Grilled cheese sandwich.
I lightly buttered the bread and processed the sandwich according to the published instructions. The cheese was nicely melted, but the toast on the bread was kind of anemic and not the golden color we all love. Again, I can do better in less time on the stove top.
Not pictured, but also tried frozen French fries, frozen chicken tenders, leftover hamburger patty and a small frozen breakfast pizza.
I would say if you eat a lot of leftover pizza, this is the gadget for you. The $40 price tag for this item is a little high based on it’s lack of versatility. Of the recipes we tried, only the leftover pizza was really acceptable. Once again, buyer beware.