Tefal 4 in 1 Electric Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker, Porridge Maker and Steamer
Are 4 gadgets better than 1?
I bought the Tefal Electric Rice cooker because I wanted a slow cooker and thought “why buy one gadget when you can have 4?”
FeaturesHinged locking lid with handleAutomatic keep warm settingElectronic control panel with blue LEDDelayed start for rice cooking menuNon-stick coated removable bowl
1. Electric Rice Cooker
What we likeCooks perfect rice every time - has more flavour and a firmer texture than when you cook in a panSimply measure rice in cups then fill with water to cup line in basket. It then automatically calculates cooking time for youCan program to come on when you want, so you can wake up to freshly cooked rice (great for lunches) or it can be ready for when you get homeKeeps rice warm without drying it out, so it's perfect for when you have a full house, or if everyone's eating at different times
What's not so goodDoesn't display the cooking time like it does when it's a Slow Cooker. However once you've used it a few times you'll get used to how long it takes.Not recommended for cooking less than 2 cups of rice - I have used to cook 1 cup of rice, but most of it just stuck to the bottom Doesn't beep when it's ready like it does when it's a slow cooker
2. Slow Cooker
What we likeLCD display shows the cooking time Has a keep warm function Light indicates when food is being cooked or kept warm Automatically switches to keep warm when cooking finishedClip down lid means it's great for transporting food
What's not so goodHas only one temperature setting - High Food can be overcooked if cooked all dayCreates extra moisture making food watery
What we likeCan program cooking time so you know exactly when your food will be cookedKeep warm facility if your not quite ready for it
What's not so goodSteamer insert is very shallow - it's o.k for cooking a few vegetables, but not if your cooking for more than oneTakes longer to cook food - takes about 40 minutes to cook potatoes to perfection in the Tefal, it takes 20 minutes with my 3 tier steamer
4. Porridge Maker
What we likeMakes lovely porridge in less than 10 minutes You can leave your porridge to cook while you get ready for work
What we don't likeOnly thing is it's too big just to make one portion
Would we buy one again?
If I wanted an electric rice cooker that I occasionally wanted to use as a slow cooker then I would definetly buy this again. I'd never even considered buying an electronic rice cooker before owning this as I thought I knew how to cook rice. However this electric rice cooker makes rice taste so much nicer that I'd never use a pan again.
If I wanted it primarily as a slow cooker, I would look for something else
What's the cost?
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