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Not what I had hoped
I won this product 1 year ago and it has mostly sat in my cupboard just taking up space.
I cook all of our meals from scratch. I love to cook and bake but I could not get into the Tefal Multicook & Stir.
The instruction manual isn’t great, it can be a little bit overwhelming to try to get through it all. The recipe book is a decent size but there was (at most) 2 recipes that interested my family. I joined a Facebook group for recipes but people were just using packet mixes to make food in it and I don’t do that. There were no extra recipes an...
Purchased in May 2019.
Really complicate your cooking with a Tefal Multicook and Stir RFK901
This machine is the size of a small oval microwave oven. It sits on the kitchen bench. It is best placed near a source of steam venting, so I placed mine next to the induction stove with vent fan on high. This works, but it does mean clearing my favourite work bench area every time.
I found the instruction book particularly frustrating. The translation into English is okay. Some of the safety instructions are in a decent sized font; everything else is too small. One diagram is so small I need a magnifying glass to read it faster. 'Just the ri...ght size print for mice to read', I thought. The diagram is a bit larger in the recipe book, but is white print on grey or bright green; almost as bad. The worst diagram is 16, and is of the most important control panel. It is labelled: a, b, c, etc, and one has to keep flipping the page back and forth to translate this alphabet. There are two alphabets on the second page to add to the confusion. With the multiple button pressing required, it is almost impossible to manage. I cut out the inside of a Weetbix box, and redrew a large diagram 16 on that, complete with the proper use names on the buttons. Now I could start to use the machine. Recipes are suitable for two or more people. I live on my own so usually cook for two and put aside half for the next day, or freeze it. It is useful to use Tefal recipes to explore the range of cooking options. The minimum rice cooking is for 3 - 4 people, so I did not use this. Yoghurt. (in manual, not recipe book). I bought a fresh shop yoghurt as the ferment. I added one UHT whole milk. Process takes 8 hours on default setting. It works. The result was very sour; nowhere near as nice as the original. I will use my yoghurt on the garden, and stick with shop-bought.
Purchased in April 2019.
I was sent this gadget because I'm a member of the Product Review Ambassador Program. They send me things and I review them. This is a long review because I tried very hard to give it a fair trial. So let me work through the positives of this machine.
It's funny. There's a laugh-a-minute in the instructions for its incredible – yes, really not credible – array of “functions”.
The recipe book that comes with it is the absolute gold standard by which you should never write a recipe book. Incomprehensible instructions, missing ingredients and/or...steps, accompanied by truly awful photographs that splendidly reflect the insipid slop that is produced if you follow the recipe. Or not. It takes up a huge amount of bench space and is really really shiny flimsy plastic. My two year-old twin mates loved the cardboard box and the thing itself (if you squint hard) looks like Daft Punk's headgear.
Purchased in April 2019.
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If you liked programing a VHS Recorder this is the pot for you
I feel dreadful, it’s the kind of feeling I get each Christmas when my much loved relatives give me a present. My immediate family and I get a great laugh each year about how much we hate the presents. But we love the thought, and it's the thought that counts.
I was given the Tefal Multicooker & Stir and well it’s only April but it feels like Christmas to me.
Its a non stick pot with a timer and a paddle.
You can make the decisions about how long you cook, and at what temperature (just like a pot on the stove) but with added advantage that it will stir stuff continuously for you (or turn off the stir paddle and it will not).
Purchased in April 2019.
Questions & Answers
The bottom of where you put your ceramic pot has gt marks. Is there any way to remove the mark? I don't put wet pot wheb i cook anything, it can be from the steam. How to remove it?
Are you referring to the heating element on the inner bottom of the MultiCook and Stir? If so, I use a clean damp cloth to wipe the heating element plate.
Should the red light be on when using stir function
Yes the red light will be visible on the Stir Function button when the stir function is operating.
No red light means it is off, and not stirring, which you can select by depressing the stir function button.
Somewhere I read that this cooker can pressure cook. This is not true?
The Tefal MultiCook & Stir does not pressure cook.
If you’re looking for pressure cooking then I suggest the Tefal Cook4Me which does have pressure cooking.
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|Dishwasher Safe Parts||Yes|
|Keep Warm Setting||Yes|
|Dimensions||285 x 328 x 518 mm|
|Cooking Bowl Material||Ceramic|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black / Stainless|
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