Easy to follow on-screen recipes
A breeze to clean
Ceramic coating can peel off
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18mths and time for the tip
The plus model has been nothing but a nightmare nothing but error messages just after it turned 12 months old. Gone back to our original model that still works. Use to recommend Tefal, will not be so any more, only support was to take it to a recommended repairer at my cost.
Purchased in September 2019 at Myer for $345.00.
To many water low errors. Machine is a princess
Follow product recipes, chat online group 1 in 4 cooking experiences you get the water is to low warning, have to start over again Wouldn’t recommend shouldn’t be this hard
Purchased in July 2021 for $280.00.
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.
Substandard after sales service
I use my pressure cooker at least twice a week and love it usability. However I have found that when you need to fix your cooker the after sale service is not up to standard as a spare part can take up to six weeks to get to you.
Purchased in September 2019.
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.
- Cook4Me+ CY8515 (Red)
Can't live without this
best machine ever.
Easy to use.
Easy to clean.
The built in recipes are fantastic.
Cooks great and easy.
Were a big family and 2 working parents this means we now cook fresh meals really quick. And they taste great
Purchased in June 2020 at Winning Appliances NSW for $500.00.
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.
Second time around
My first review was scathing on the Tefal preasure cooker. Found it was defective changed. NEW Tefal Fantastic best thing since sliced bread Would I recommend you bet -:) go buy one.
Purchased in April 2020 at The Good Guys for $294.00.
Great product, but ...
I have the non + version of this appliance and I have loved it. I started off keeping things simple with the inbuilt recipes, then downloaded the app and got comfortable using the manual function and now I use it with confidence mostly on manual mode for things from eggs, rice, dumplings, curries, risotto, pulled pork (!), soups and more.
What I love - simple, easy, safe and produces great results (most of the time) in super quick time. It's perfect for the person who is just starting out with pressure cooking. I love that the bowl has handle...s which means I can safely lift the bowl out of the unit without having to get tea towel. What I don't love: 1. The bowl! I love that nothing sticks to it but ... I have never used metal utensils but I do use the included steamer basket that has metal legs. I've noticed that the steamer has scratched the bottom of bowl which means I either need to ditch my cook4me or fork out money to replace the bowl, only to have the same thing happen again. I wish the bowl was stainless steel. 2. The fact that I can't change the sealing ring myself - I have to send it into Tefal to do it. 3. It doesn't allow for me to do natural release. I have to turn it off at the wall before it ends if I don't want it to do a quick release.
Purchased in September 2018 at The Good Guys.
Extreme buyer's remorse for this one
Was looking for a replacement for our old slow cooker. Many friends had raved about their pressure cookers and purchased this based on glowing reviews as a present for my wife.
This cooker might be ok if you follow the (extremely basic) recipes in the app. I have cooked two recipes in using the app and they were ok, but nothing to write home about. We also tend to cook with more vegetables and ingredients than these recipes provide for, so tried out some of the manual cooking features. Unfortunately, this thing has ruined more meals than ...it has successfully cooked! We have tried on several occasions to use the manual setting ie: choose a cooking time for the ingredients that you put in. Every time it heats up and then errors out saying that we need to clean the lid. Every time we have to dissassemble the thing clean the valves, ball, covers and probes, drain the lid, dry them off and try again. Only for it to error out again. - And then say that there is not enough liquid. By this time the contents appear like thin soup! I don't know if this is a faulty unit - it certainly sounds like it, but this thing has caused so much stress in our kitchen that my wife never wants to look at it again - I frankly don't want to either. It seems to me that this product has a pretty narrow target audience - someone who wants to cook simple meals fast and have the thing tell you what to do and when. If you want to do anything more complicated or adventurous, you may be sorely disappointed - especially when you consider the price of the thing!
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.
Convenient Fast and Easy!
I am using C4Me+ most days, using mostly the Mains Recipes setting. I began following recipes as given or just using individual pre-sets from ingredients list - always with good results. Then I began adapting - adding exchanging ingredients but usually keeping to similar ones and amounts as the in-built recipes are configured for weight volume and fluid content etc. So, as a cooker it is *brilliant* for my uses.
It does NOT have a slow cook function and it cannot be adjusted for temperature. But the Manual and Ingredients functions can be adj...usted for time and "Classic Cooking" has 3 common heat pre-sets. Further it is possible to access more recipes by switching to "England" English in the language set-up! But as Susy, from Canberra, has reported, the Tefal coating, like most non-stick coatings, can deteriorate so it is a time bomb waiting for its first scratch after which i would not use the cooker unless/until that bowl was replaced. I am not assured that Tefal would replace the bowl under warranty as manufacturing fault would have to be demonstrated, and then it would have to be out of action waiting assessment at a repairer which for me is over 100 kms away. My original C4M (pre-owned purchase) developed scratches inside warranty and after I owned it, but I didn't test the warranty and instead vowed never to buy another Tefal. However, I really liked that pressure cooker after trying others including the Breville Pro and Philips. What I found to be important is the efficiency of the sear/brown function and how quickly it heats or comes to pressure. So, when the newer C4M+ model was featured with a good bundle price at Xmas 2018 on TVSN, i dived in. (I only wish my offer had been the double bowl, instead of a little used digital scale), as although the coating IS still intact, every time I cook bones in it- especially when the meat has fallen off them, I shudder as I know it’s just a matter of time.
Purchased in December 2018 at TVSN (TV Shopping Network).
Questions & Answers
I have had my Tefal Cook4Me + for sometime and have now noticed that the lid has bubbled, which never happened before. I don't understand why this has happened. Please help me as I don't know how to fix it and I think it is no longer under warranty. I can be contacted by mobile 0409 990 853, e-mail: email@example.com. Thank you. Wendy
Get an answer from our members and Tefal representatives
- Functions as a pressure cooker, steamer, rice cooker, and saute, allowing you to simmer, brown, bake. There’s the option to use either the pre-programmed recipes, or a Manual function.
- A 6-litre capacity provides plenty of cooking space to make meals for 4-5 people.
- Equipped with over 150 meals, including starters, mains and desserts. Follow the instructions that appear on the LCD screen. When your part is done, you can set-and-forget the multi cooker, which will then ‘cook for you.’
- The Tefal Cook4Me+ is designed to take the guesswork out of cooking - adjusting the time, pressure and temperature. It will also inform you of the quantities of ingredients needed, after you program it to know how many people or guests you’re cooking for.
- Each pre-programmed recipe varies in cooking time, with plenty of recipes able to be prepared under 10 minutes.
- Recipes are also available on the Cook4Me app, allowing you to ponder what will be on the dinner menu before arriving home at night.
Points of Praise
- Above all, reviewers loved how easy to use the TefalCook4Me+ was. They appreciated the fact that meals were cooked speedily, with minimal stress or effort on their part.
- The pre-programmed recipes were a favourite amongst reviewers, who loved the taste as well as the generous capacity of this appliance. Families with kids often used it to cook, and it was reported to regularly work a treat.
- Cleaning the Tefal Cook4Me+ was a breeze, as it’s dishwasher safe and the lid doesn’t retain cooking smells.
Points to Consider
- Not all reviewers were fans of the non-stick ceramic coating on the inner bowl. These home chefs stated that it wasn’t exempt from scratches and other damage.
|Category||Multi Cookers and Pressure Cookers||Multi Cookers and Pressure Cookers||Multi Cookers and Pressure Cookers|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Keep Warm Setting||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions||355 x 354 x 376 mm||355 x 354 x 376 mm||355 x 354 x 376 mm|
|Power||1,450 W||1,450 W||1,450 W|
|Weight||6.4 kg||6.4 kg||6.4 kg|
|Cooking Bowl Material||Ceramic Coated||Ceramic Coated||Ceramic Coated|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Red||Black||White|
- GTIN13: 3045386378241 and 3045386378265
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