18 servings of instant oatmeal is 3.99 on sale at grocery outlet. 92 servings of oatmeal is 7.99 at Costco. That breaks down to .22 each for instant and .09 each for scratch. Scratch takes no more time or energy to make.
1) measure water and place in bowl. 2) open package and pour into the water3) place bowl in microwave, program microwave and push start button.
1) measure 1 cup water 2) place water in bowl. 3) measure 1/2 cup oatmeal and place in bowl. 4) program microwave for 1-1/2 minutes and push start.
I keep a 1/2 cup measure in the canister.
Two and a half servings for the price of one.