Magimix Cook Expert 7CO18900A Questions

16 questions from our users
How do you brown meat in the Cook Expert? All the recipes say to brown in a pan but I don't wish to do that it is extra equipment to wash etc. Do you put oil in with the meat? I find the instructions and the diagrams lacking in detail. They just say the temperature, speed and time in the table labelled fry which I am guessing is the browning cycle.

LadyDi asked on Mar 19, 2018

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Hi LadyDi, It is best to brown meat in small batches at the highest heat - 140 degrees. Speed can be at 1A or 2A.

Leaving the cap off the lid will also help evaporate any liquid.

Be sure to monitor the ingredient to ensure it does not burn. You can always reduce the heat and bring it back up if necessary.

All the best

Do you put oil in with meat or poultry?
Thank you

Hi I purchased my Cook Expert last November and have not used it much due to holidays etc. I am having a problem with using the food processor for the first time. I think I must be missing a step. When assembling to use the midi bowl for slicing or grating where do you fit the blade?Also the same for the mini bowl.

LadyDi asked on Mar 19, 2018

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If I have read your question correctly, you will not need to fit the blade when using it for slicing and/or grating ... these two functions are performed using the special grater and slicing disc provided. The blade is used for mixing and it slips onto the centre stem of the machine (you will find a separate part). You need to place the centre stem in before the bowls, I think. I trust this helps you. I adore the machine, I hope you are learning to love it too. I'm relatively new to it, unlike you.

Thank you

Hi LadyDi, if you could call our hotline 1300 624 469, a representative will be able to step you through the machine.
There is also a great video here which shows you how to use most of the attachments.

All the best.

Can Cook Expert make Soy Milk? Cooking soy milk is quite fiddling because it will produce lots of foam before it reaches boiling temperature. And, it is believed that unboiled soy milk is harmful to our health. I wonder how Cook Expert deal with excessive foam?

Brianna asked on Jan 28, 2018

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Hi Brianna, the Cook Expert acts much like a pot, where foam will occur. The positive is that the Cook Expert operates on an induction cooking system so the temperature can be adjusted quickly to minimise the foam. All the best.

Are the materials that come with the food (eg steamer and even the lid due to steam etc) plastic? Glass or stainless steel? One of the sole reasons I will not purchase a thermal mix is for such an expensive device, giving out plastic parts that leech into food is atrocious.

Aussiebloke34 asked on Dec 24, 2017

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Hi There, the Cook Expert cooking bowl is stainless steel and the lid is glass. The steamer is also stainless steel. If you were to purchase the optional XXL steamer, that is also stainless steel and has a glass lid. The food processor attachment is made from Tritan which is BPA free. This attachment is not used for cooking hence no heat comes in contact. All the best.

Great thank you for your reply. What is the steamer made of that comes with the unit if I don't purchase the XXL steamer?

I have a Magimix cook Expert it works well but I can't find a recipe to make good gravy in it. Can someone help me please?

Maggie asked on Dec 16, 2017

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Hi Maggie, our facebook community have lots of recipes that are shared on a daily recipes. You can also ask questions and members are more than happy to help out. You can join the group here:

All the best.

Price and where to buy?

Bob asked on Nov 29, 2017

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Hi Bob, recommended retail price is $2099. Please visit our website to find your nearest store. All the best.

Hi Bob, look on TVSN television show. They have the Magimix,Tefal Cusine Companion and others with part payments while you take it home and sometimes a gift as bonus. I love this show, highly recommend it. Bought many products from it.

I have a smaller family and am often making meals for just one or two people? Whats the minimum that can be cooked? Could I make just 1-2 cups custard for example? Or just one smoothie?

Suse asked on Jul 17, 2017

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The average serving of custard for 1, is one cup per serve. A child under 4 years of age will be satisfied, over 4 they are asking for seconds. Please take a look at the recipes in the grand recipe book and you will notice the recipes are usually catering for up to 6 people; my advice is to cut the recipes in half. Smoothies are the same, children will drink two sweet smoothies compared to one vegetable one; so add green leafy vegetables to the fruit ones. They keep in the fridge for the whole day, therefore they are not discarded, and your child has the benefit of a healthy drink in the morning and afternoon. I have whisked one egg white and was surprised at the volume of meringue it made.
Any of the main meal recipes can be halved to suffice the smaller family. Enjoy your learning, as time moves on your meals will grow.

I have a small family too and can definitely do smaller quantities. I personally prefer to make a large quantity and freeze batches (soups etc) but it could do a 500 ml quantity of smoothie or custard.

I'm with Terri...I like to do large batches and freeze. The machine will do small quantities as Maggie says. It's a kitchen assistant can use it anyway you want.

Hi Suse, the Cook Expert can do smaller quantities. It all depends on what you are making. As long as some of the blade is covered, your ingredients will perform the way it should. All the best.

Hi. What's the coating like inside the bowl? Does anyone find their food getting stuck to the bowl? Also, can you clean it in the dishwasher? Thanks

Natalia asked on Mar 26, 2017

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The coating on the bowl is like a satin finish, not gloss or matte. Easy as anything to clean. I have cooked custard, gravy, lemon butter, risotto, all of which used to stick on my old thermochef but this is a dream. Nothing burns or sticks. Apparently this is because it is induction. Also brilliant to make your gravy a bit ahead of time and leave it in there till you need it because it's insulated.

Do it weigh your ingredients when you add them?

Lin K asked on Feb 11, 2017

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no it doesn't weigh as you add but it comes with separate scales, I just weigh before I put in.

I've just bought a magi mix cook expert. Am a bit baffled with the temps tried cooking a stew in simmer at 100 but was still raw after about 2 hours. Should I have made it hotter to start off with? On another note I am gluten intolerance and would like to mill my own almond flour should I use the metal bowl or the food processor attachment need to make about 2 cups of ground flour. Any tips and thoughts?

Bevmurfs asked on Feb 05, 2017

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Hi Bevmurfs, Timing can also depend on the cut of meat, qty, temperature of the ingredients before cooking etc. A little bit of trial and error. Don't be afraid to raise the temperature in the beginning and reduce later in the process if you want to. Yes you can mill almond flour both in the metal or food processor bowl. It will depend on what consistency you are after. A great resource for information is the Facebook Owners Group where a lot of tips are shared. You can join here:

All the best.

Hi, My advice to timing and temperature, find a similar recipe on the app or book. Once you get to know your machine you will get the confidence to experiment with the settings. I personally would up the temp to at least 110 for a stew. As for the milling that is something I have not done, but just experiment and see what results you get.

Hi, have a big family and am just wondering how much meat, (especially mince), I could cook in the Magimix Cook Expert? What would be the maximum quantity? Thanks.

MrsMac asked on Jan 23, 2017

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Hi Mrs Mac, for something like a bolognese, 1.2kg of mince, 250g of other ingredients and 1 large jar of passata would take it up to the maximum usable capacity of 2.5lt

Does it have a time delay function, and can you cook brown rice in it? (Can you put the brown rice and water in early in the day and set it so that it has just finished cooking when you arrive home in the evening? This is a function of my rice cooker i like and i am wondering whether the Magimix Cook Expert can replace it.) Also, can you boil legumes (eg chickpeas) in it? Thank you :)

Swifty asked on Dec 26, 2016

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The CE does not have a delay function. You can boil or steam your legumes as the you can set the CE with no stirring at all. Hope this helps!

Hi Swifty, there is no delay function.

Max temp is 140 so you can boil or steam.

Is there a chart or something comparing magimix cook expert speeds to thermomix speeds? I would like to try out some thermomix recipes in my cook expert but I'm not sure how to convert them.

Kathryn asked on Dec 11, 2016

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Apparently there is, I have seen it on the hints and tips site but I have not used it.

Hi Kathryn, if you join the user group here: , a chart is available to be viewed.

Thank you, I've sent through a join request.

Yes you can find a comparison chart of all the thermal cookers on '' it's very good and comprehensive

Where can I purchase it in South Africa?

Erika asked on Oct 06, 2016

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Hi Erika, You are best to contact Magimix in France for the details of South Africa. Please send a message through the website

Hi, does the magimix brown food and also does it mill flour? Look forward to your reply Lisa

Lil asked on Sep 22, 2016

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Hi Lisa, it does brown food, just like a frypan the best way to brown is not to overload the bowl. Smaller batches will yield best results. It also does mill flour.

When will the Magimix Cook Expert 7CO18900A be available to buy in the United Kingdom?

Freja asked on Sep 21, 2016

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Hello Freja, we suggest you contact Magimix in France to find out the release date of Cook Expert in the UK. You can fill in the contact form at

All the best