One addition to the “assisted cooking” sector is the Tefal Cuisine Companion. It actually sets the bar high in smart food processors as it can actually cook. Therefore, it has the innate potential of replacing up to 10 appliances that may be already be existing inside your own kitchen. It also comes with a recipe book which has 300 appetizer, main dish, and dessert recipes which you can combine to create about “one million menus.” The device also offers multiple temperature and speed settings, which makes this an all-around solid choice for the newbie or the professional cook.
You May Replace About 10 Appliances With the Tefal Cuisine Companion
The Tefal Cuisine Companion has the ability to chop, whip, melt, knead, mix, emulsify, crush, beat, steam, and slow cook. It can also prove dough. The unit comes with six automatic functions as well, them being Sauce, Slow Cook, Pastry, Dessert, Steam, and Soup. These can all be operated manually so that users can add in their own input instead of relying solely on the device.
With all of its features, you would not be surprised that it has a fairly large footprint. In fact, if you bring it home, you may need to move a few other appliances just to set id down on your worktop. It has a 4.5-liter bowl at its back (which has the capacity to serve up to 6 people), as well as an array of controls at its front. It weighs in at 7.06-kilograms, which is not on the light nor the heavy side of things.
The design of the Cuisine Companion is pointed into the direction of the functional instead of the fashionable. It has a clear LED display, a solid build, and large buttons aplenty. The bowl’s lid will easily lock into place. It can also split into two sections for easier cleaning. There is also a steam regulator cap that fits into it. This enables low steam into the bowl for certain dishes such as risottos and sauces.
Its instruction manual offers plenty of detail and are quite easy to deal with. Therefore, it is worth spending a bit of time reading it first prior to operating the machine for the first time. Wits its multiple array of functions, overall performance could not be any greater. The Ultrablade knife can be used to shred garlic into fine bits, the P1 Slow Cook program can make thick tomato paste with a mixture of heating and stirring without any problems, and it can even knead/grind butter and chocolate together to produce a pleasingly gooey and viscous result.
Even though the Tefal Cuisine Companion has a high price point, once you are able to see and use all its offerings, it may very well be the best friend you’ve ever had inside your kitchen.