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Thought it was fabulous until it wasn't
I used my tefal cook 4 me approx once a week during winter some of the inbuilt recipes quantities were incorrect so I had to download the cook book I put this down as a minor issue as I really loved it's efficiency and the fact it was one pot cooking. However it stopped working after 2.5 years of use and given the price I paid I was expecting it to last a lot longer. Called customer service and they were very unhelpful. I have purchased much cheaper products from lesser know brands that have lasted a lot longer.
Purchased in August 2018 at The Good Guys for $299.00.
Hit and Miss
Cooks the best risotto and the worst corned beef in the world.
I don't like how the unit retains the smell of the food for days after. A definite hit and miss.
I have returned 2
I Purchased this cook for me love the way you cooked it worked twice and than had error code 30 I could not open it at all so I returned it and got another one as I loved the way it Cooked4me only to happen all again but this time burned my hand when I did open it my question to you is was their a faulty batch as I would love to buy another one number 3 but am worried it will be the same problem thank you sonia
Purchased in July 2020 at The Good Guys for $349.00.
Not what it seems
First off the advertising suggests that the unit can download new recipes but that is only with the "connect" model but it is well hidden on their web site. In fact their own help people don't know about it as I spent some time talking with them and the just did not know.
second first try in making a cauliflower soup off their menu and goes into pre heat and just stays there boiling the whole mass dry. No help whatsoever. Better off with a simple manual cooker. Recipes don't work.
No happy at all.
Purchased in August 2020 at The Good Guys for $259.00.
love the pressure cooker option. cook and forget, come home to a freshly cooked meal, ready to serve. the pre selected cook idea is next level. its like cooking for dummys, even I cant make a error.
Purchased in June 2020 at Harvey Norman.
I bought the Cook4Me+ with such high hopes after watching several demonstrations. As soon as we could, I plugged it in and started cooking one of the inbuilt recipes. Followed it to a T and it came up with error code 21 (could not good up pressure). The next night I tried another recipe on manual mode, again error 21. Tired night, yet another recipe, again error 21. I added more liquid than required.
It booked water wonderfully. It seems I purchased a $330 kettle.
It's being returned tomorrow.
Purchased in June 2020 at TVSN (TV Shopping Network) for $330.00.
Very disappointing got error code and rang the company no help and it’s not 12 months old. Very annoyed. Waste on money. The company is not helpful at all. Bad service
Purchased in August 2019 at Coles Group & Myer Gift Card for $349.00.
It’s a game changer in our house
I purchased the Tefal cook 4 me back in October 2019 and honestly in a house with four boys this Cooker has been amazing. I have cooked beef casserole ( but not exactly to the inbuilt recipe) and it is our favourite meal of the week. Currys, rice even lentil soups are no problem.
I highly recommend this multi cooker it is truly worth the money.
Purchased in October 2019 at Harvey Norman for $350.00.
Great machine, however recipes and software need work.
The machine runs well and heats up quite quickly. parts are easy to clean, and can all be put into the dishwasher.
The lid and locking mechanism are sturdy, and locks you out from being able to open when under pressure. from a few uses the pressure relief valve is reliable and does not vent too quickly, so is safe to have around the kitchen without constant monitoring.
The only criticism is the "recipes' functions. The first recipe we tried was a "beef stew with beer". the recipe was incomplete in the machine, and only instructed you to put i...n 2 of the ingredients before sealing up and cooking. It also instructed to brown all the meat at once, which I found ended up being too much and stewing the beef, rather than browning it. After working around it and cooking how we expected, it turned out delicious and clean up was easy. Very good for quick, tasty weeknight meals, and my partner who is less confident cooking in the kitchen.
Purchased in December 2019.
Since receiving my Tefal Cook4Me I have tried recipies from the preset menu, like the lamb shanks, macaroni etc. I have also cooked some of my own recipies without the preset menu including risotto, beef rendang, beef stroganoff, pulled pork etc. I love how you can get some assistance by adding the type of protein to get an estimated time from for the cook too. All the menu items come in handy and it's good to have these options. It's a versatile and handy machine to make tasty home made meals in a short period of time.
As long as you clean the bowl after use it does not retain any smells, it can easily go into the dishwasher too. Making it really easy to clean.
The Tefal Cook4Me+ has been a lifesaver in my busy working household.
Purchased in November 2018.
- Cook4Me+ CY8518 (Black)
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I was so excited to cook with this, the first timer so effortless, and my food turned out yummy.
I cooked a stew recipe from the book supplied, it was scrumptious and tender after 35 mins cooking time. Wow My Partner cooked chicken wings, and he was very happy.
Purchased in August 2019.
Handy Tool and Can Be Useful
I have been using this mulitcooker for the last 3 weeks and have done most of my meals in it. I have enjoyed using it.
Out of the box I did like the look of this item. It looks modern and suited my kitchen well. I love that the lid is hinged onto the mulitcooker so when I open it I'm not looking for somewhere to sit the lid - this was really useful. I also like that the inner bowl has handles, so I could easily lift the bowl out and take it to the bench to serve without needing oven mitts or burning myself. The lid also comes apart easily for ...extra cleaning when required as well - it is well designed with these features. It also feel well made and not flimsy and feels it will last. I didn't find the lid retained any smells from previous meals. The steam release is automatic in the lid which I loved as I didn't have to stress about trying to open a valve and burning myself, it did it all itself. It also had a loud beep for when it was complete which I could easily hear from anywhere in my house meaning I never missed when it was done. The bowl is non stick and I found after constant use over 3 weeks it still has no marks which impressed me as other non stick items I have used tend to start showing wear marks on the coating even after 2 weeks so I feel this will be a coating that will stay as long as you don't use metal. However I did note the steamer basket included is stainless steel and I did worry it would scratch the bottom of the non stick coating. This didn't happen but I do get nervous when I use it as I don't want to scratch the coating. I found the menu to use on the LCD screen was easy to scroll around. My only downside is I'm a little OCD about things being around the right way and it would annoy me seeing the 'OK' button upside down as that is where it was sitting to press ok to that setting. My husband mentioned the same one night when he saw it was upside down but if he moved it around it would change the menu out of where I wanted to be. However after cooking you can easily turn the button back around the right way. However this wouldn't affect me purchasing this item.
Purchased in July 2019.
A great concept but far too many issues.
Tefal Cook4me+ review.
As a Productreview Ambassador, I was asked to thoroughly test this product and give an unbiased review, so here is my opinion after careful consideration.
Out of the box its a very impressive, luxurious looking unit indeed, which feels nice to handle. The smooth black piano finish plastic body combined with large gleaming chrome highlights on the lid are just amazing. Im not sure why we humans like shiny things like diamonds, cars and cookers but thats for another time.
It has a very sturdy construction with all locking a...
Purchased in July 2019.
Good for the simple stuff but foodies beware.
It took us a few days to get started as looked rather imposing and all the safety instructions were a bit scary, but it was actually pretty straight forward and the locking/unlocking mechanism very user friendly. The initial chemical smell with the first use was quite strong and I suggest this be done in a well-ventilated area.
The dial on the front feels loose and we kept going to touch the display as if it were a touch screen, this was annoying at first, but we got used to it. But it does seem a little old-fashioned and cheap...
How did I live without this?
I’ve just started using my COOK4ME. I am so impressed with the size as when entertaining my family, I wanted to be able to cook for us all, so with the options of cooking for 2, 4 and 6 – this is perfect.
The options to brown and to keep warm are brilliant! I have a slow cooker and never bother browning meat as it means an extra pan, extra time and effort. With the Tefal COOK4ME, I can do it all in one – perfect!
I also love the ‘keep warm’ function with a partner who often works late, its an absolute blessing.
The convenience of reducing coo...king time by 2/3rds is awesome and the pressure cooking brings out the flavour in the food like nothing else, simple dishes become gourmet events (not exaggerating). Because it's a closed system, you resist the urge to over-season the food and the natural flavours are the star. On opening the box, I was greeted with the Tefal Cook4Me multicooker, a steam basket, the ceramic coated bowl and user manuals. Aesthetically speaking, I really liked the look of the cooker – although it was larger than I expected, the black gloss contrasted really nicely with the metallic detailing to give an appearance that wouldn’t look out of place in a kitchen featured on Grand Designs. I had a quick flick through the booklets – one of which is a user manual and the other has the ingredients with recipes – and everything looked self-explanatory. As we were nearly out of food in the house, we couldn’t make any of the pre-programmed recipes just yet, but instead, we chose a few recipes which we wanted to make in the upcoming week and added these ingredients to our supermarket online delivery.
Purchased in July 2019 for $300.00.
Not very intelligent for an 'intelligent' pressure cooker
I got this for free. My overall initial impressions were good because of the features and options to store your own recipes. The street price is in the low to mid $300 mark. My expectations were high due to the high price. I already had a history of cooking with pressure cookers and rice cookers that span 30 years plus. Previous pressure cookers required fiddling and testing to get the recipe right, i.e. for it not to be under or over cooked. Once you get those parameters right, it works all the time.
The good thing is that the pot inside the ...cooker has handles to remove the pot. Most other pressure cookers don't have this feature. When opening the lid, the mechanism is conveniently located away from the steam release valve. Great for avoiding scalds. The pre-installed programs appeared 'useful' at the time. As my wife is Asian, we have high expectations when cooking rice. Ideally, it should be moist but not wet, mushy or soggy. My first recipe was white rice. I followed the instructions. I turned out mushy and soggy. On my second time cooking rice, I reduced the water content a little but the rice was still fully covered. An alarm went off telling me that a valve was clogged and then that there wasn't enough water in the machine (see image CODE: 24). How can it be clogged after only one use? Next time, I put more water in it but extended the cooking time to make sure the rice wasn't soggy and mushy. Over time, I achieved various results. Some were acceptable while others were not. My old rice cooker has one button and my rice is always perfect. With the Tefal, it was a hit and miss... more miss though. I successfully cooked pasta but thought that the hassle of setting up and then cleaning the device was far more cumbersome than quickly boiling water in a pot on my stove top. The glitz and glamour of having to press and turn the navigation button soon lost its shine. This afternoon, I made rice once again. When the device had finished, I couldn't open it. It was stuck. I have no idea why. I finally managed to open it with some force. Now it won't close. The rice was fine but it appears that parts in the lid have twisted due to the heat. According to the manual, parts in the lid can twist when hot. Not such a good design after all. In summary, the programs, at least for rice, are useless. The mechanical side is poorly constructed. How can it be clogged after just one use? Why is the lid defective? I am not the sort of person who will run to customer service every few days because of a problem. Either it works or it doesn't. This one doesn't. I'm going back to my hassle-free rice cooker and hassle-free pressure cooker.
Purchased in July 2019.
Questions & Answers
My cook4me + has 3times stopped cooking & returned to the start ,leaving us with th meal partly cooked or just started. Is it a software fault in the recipes ?And what can I do to stop this happening Please?
Have had same problem
Found that if inside bowl you have a max line don't go over as this will cause it to stop I have experimented few times to working out didn't recipes overall very good machine recipes are good but you can also make your own as well good luck
Yes, its mostly the sensor telling you something, and sometimes you'll get the code....., but mostly, it has overheated. This can be caused by burnt bits on base from browning, too-thick liquids, especially tomato puree or insufficient water in the bowl to bring it to pressure. The cure is to stir before restarting and maybe add a little extra cold fluid too, or check that sufficient fluids went in .... choose from the in-built recipes before cooking on manual to help to learn quantities. Thicken after pressure cooking via the "classic cooking" option is a tip... Of course if it repeatedly gives u grief call Groupe Seb Australia to discuss..
|Category||Multi Cookers and Pressure Cookers|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||Yes|
|Keep Warm Setting||Yes|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Dimensions||355 x 354 x 376 mm|
|Cooking Bowl Material||Ceramic Coated|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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- GTIN13: 3045386378258
- MPN: CY8518
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