Tefal is an international brand, established during 1950 with a Frenchman. Getting name and fame in the non-stick products, it operates in about 120 countries. They are an innovation of small appliance that makes the work in kitchen simpler. This model that is been reviewed is an exception from the usual ones with its multi-functional ability.
Model: RK701115 Slow Cooker, Steamer, Rice Cooker, Porridge Maker
Tefal 4 in 1 RK701115 Slow Cooker brings out its exception features of multi functioning. A unique combination of various small appliances that takes care of the regular kitchen works it the formula behind the innovation of this model. Being multi functional, yet compact in size makes it perfect to be placed on the kitchen tabletop for the best of access.
Tefal RK701115 Multi Functional Slow Cooker comes with the combination of black and stainless steel housing that is been varnished. The control panel takes the front pace with the square dimension. The lid comes in black colour with no viewing window. It locks with the hinges on both sides. The various parts of this round shaped appliance are the steam basket, hotplate, condensation collector, removable non-stick bowl, removable steam shield. The capable handling capacity is 10 cups that is been suitable for medium to large families.
The digital control panel with the soft touch buttons makes it possible to set all the functions, each of the buttons denotes the various functions like the rice cooking, steam cooking, slow cooking and the porridge cooking. The increase and the decrease button help to set the required increase and the decrease of the set functions. It is also been provided with the indicator light to denote the under going function. The keep warm mode is been indicated with the orange light differentiating from the rest of the red lights.
Rice cooking – It cooks the rice and with the help of the graduations marked inside, the bowl helps to set the right quantity of rice and water. Since the capacity is 10 cups, it is necessary that the quantity should not exceed the set level. Generally, the quantities of 6 cups of rice say about 900 grams takes about 25 minutes cooking time and serves about 8 people. More to add is that the rice cooker automatically sets the cooking time based on the quantity added.
Slow cooking – Another interesting function that can be set with just a touch of a button in the control panel. It is required to set the cooking time and it allows setting a minimum of 1 hour that can go maximum up to 9 hours. It allows the user to speed up or slow down the process as wished and as long as the red indicator remains active, the cooking is in progress.
Porridge cooking – A brief outline of this function is that it cooks by adding all the ingredients. This does not feature with the keep warm function. To cook about 600 grams of porridge can take just 4 minutes but should be noted that it make vary depending on the type of porridge.
Steamer – This is another regularly used mode that required placing the steam basket in the bowl before adding the ingredients. Here the programming time can be set with the minimum of 1 minute to a maximum of 60 minutes.
Others in General:
Automatic keep warm: This is an automatic function that irrespective of the cooking mode when the program end it switches over to the keep warm function until the lid is been opened. This function is an exception for the porridge function hence it is safer to use.
Easy maintenance: It is dishwasher safe and since the parts are removable, it can easily handle for cleaning. The non-stick ware is required a special care.
Lid: The lid of this model is been integrated with the appliance and it does not consist of a viewing window, hence the progress of cooking cannot be viewed. It also has a hinged locking system that holds on to the aroma and flavour without letting it out.
Basket and bowl: Available in this appliance are the removable non-stick bowl and a plastic basket that supports the steaming function.
Power: With the power of 630 Watts, it gives all the functions efficiently. It also comes with the compact cord storage at the base of the unit. Hence, it ensures a neat design.
Accessories: The included accessories with Tefal 4 in 1 630 Watts Slow Cooker that comes with no extra cost are the Measuring cup, Measuring spoon and a Recipe book with 42 recipes.
Tefal 4 in 1 RK701115 630watts Digital Slow Cooker – Technical Specifications
|Model Name||4 in 1 Rice Cooker|
|Colours/Finish||Black with brushed stainless steel housing with varnish|
|Controls||Electronic control panel with blue LED|
|Product Features||Non-stick removable bowl
Plastic inner steam basket
Digital countdown timer
Hinged locking lid
Automatic keep warm function
|Power cord storage||Yes|
|Lid type||Opaque, Integrated|
|Accessories||Measuring cup and spoon
Recipe book with 42 reciepes
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