As a Mum to a large family, I need to be able to cook for the masses. Over the last year or so I have loved being able to pull together one meal to suit everyone at the table for dinner. I’m not the best of cooks or have the widest range of culinary skills but when Tefal sent me out their new multicooker, Cook 4 me, to review I was keen to cook more homemade dishes in the kitchen.
This multicooker is a bit fancy in my opinion and at first I really didn’t know what to do with it. Remember me saying that I wasn’t skilled in a culinary sense? Well, I wasn’t kidding! I’m not usually one to rustle up casseroles and stews etc, but with this new cooking assistant in the kitchen, I couldn’t wait to get started.
The Tefal Cook4me comes with 50 pre-programmed recipes and gives you a step by step guide to cooking your meals for up to 6 people. At home, we’re a family of 5, so this Cook4me is pretty perfect. Even more so our oven isn’t great and with so many mouths to feed it’s nice to know I have an extra cooking device to help me out with that in the kitchen.
This multicooker has 5 cooking settings which allow you to steam, brown your meat, pressure cook, simmer & reheat your meals. I especially love its ability to keep your food warm for up to 90mins after it’s been made. Which makes life easier on the darling man when he is late home, as he can come in and have his dinner served up ready & warm to eat.
Another overall love for this product was how safe it felt to use. With it’s cool-touch handles it just makes your whole cooking experience with the Tefal Cook4me more enjoyable with the safety aspect there. I was also pretty baffled that I could literally add my ingredients, follows the steps provided and just….leave my food to cook. I didn’t need to stand over it, stir it, nothing. I didn’t know what to do with myself if I am honest but now looking back on it, I really liked that about this product.
For my first victorious home cooked meal to put together with the Tefal Cook4Me, I decided to make the family a delicious chicken casserole. Is there anything better on a cold Autumn evening? This dish usually takes anything up to an hour in the oven, in the Cook4Me it took 18mins. The entire meal was cooked in a fraction of the time it usually takes and at that moment, I was in love. Being able to put together such a large meal for 5 in one container in under 20mins? If that doesn’t intrigue you then I don’t know what will.
I cannot wait to cook more in my Cook4Me as I think we’re going to become great friends in the kitchen, however with it’s hefty £250 price tag I can see it being a little out of people’s price range, and rightly so. However, it would be a great kitchen appliance to pick up if you could.
Do you have any appliances in your kitchen that you couldn’t be without?
Disclosure:Tefal sent me this product for the purpose of my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.