I haven’t stopped cooking since I got my Tefal Cuisine Companion.
This all-in-one kitchen wonder machine replaces 10 kitchen appliances (yes, 10!) and creates amazing food with one touch of a button. It comes with five attachments that piles neatly in its own container so it doesn’t go nuts in your drawer. All dishwasher friendly too – the first thing we all asked during the February launch at the Seafood School.
The Cuisine Companion has six automatic functions – sauce, soup, slow cook, steam, pastry and dessert. It cooks sauces, steams vegetables and fish, make hot or cold soups and broths, slow cooks, prepares pastries and doughs, breads, brioches and cakes, makes smoothies and so on and so forth. It also has a manual mode – you can go rogue if you want to.
I’m on a mission to go through the One Million Menus cookbook that comes with the appliance. It has 300 recipes — 100 starters, 100 main dishes and 100 desserts.
The bowl has a total capacity of 4.5L, enough for six people. I can’t compare this to other all-in-one appliances as I’ve never used one before. But I’ll be documenting what I’ve been doing with this machine so you can check for yourself.
My first weekend was a cooking marathon. I went nuts, basically.
The good thing with a cooking marathon is that you get to freeze half of each meal and have it during the week. That means no cooking during the week!
Sunday breakfast was two poached eggs with homemade hollandaise sauce sprinkled with chives. Very Masterchef-y.
The orange cake was easy peasy – chuck everything in, orange peels and all. Best to buy organic with this.
I am on a roll. I’m hoping to make some Filipino dish and pastries with this. Let’s see how it goes. I’m not very talented with Filipino pastries.
The Tefal Cuisine Companion retails for $1,699. Check out more about it on their website.