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?”

Features

  • Hinged locking lid with handle
  • Automatic keep warm setting
  • Electronic control panel with blue LED
  • Delayed start for rice cooking menu
  • Non-stick coated removable bowl

    1. Electric Rice Cooker

    What we like

  • Cooks perfect rice every time - has more flavour and a firmer texture than when you cook in a pan

  • Simply measure rice in cups then fill with water to cup line in basket. It then automatically calculates cooking time for you

  • Can 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 home

  • Keeps 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 good

  • Doesn'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 like

  • LCD 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 finished

  • Clip down lid means it's great for transporting food

    What's not so good

  • Has only one temperature setting - High

  • Food can be overcooked if cooked all day

  • Creates extra moisture making food watery

    3. Steamer

    What we like

  • Can program cooking time so you know exactly when your food will be cooked

  • Keep warm facility if your not quite ready for it

    What's not so good

  • Steamer insert is very shallow - it's o.k for cooking a few vegetables, but not if your cooking for more than one

  • Takes 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 like

  • Makes lovely porridge in less than 10 minutes

  • You can leave your porridge to cook while you get ready for work

    What we don't like

  • Only 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?

    £45.00 +


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