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Tefal Vitamin Plus VC400415 Steamer, 3 Tier, Graphite
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- Tefal Vitamin Plus Steamers retain up to 20% more vitamins than conventional steamers
- 2000 watt booster button distributes steam instantly to all tiers for fast, even cooking
- 10 litre food capacity
- 60 minute timer
- Baskets fit inside each other for easy storage
- External easy-fill for safe and quick water top up during steaming
- Basket bases removable for cooking larger items
- Semi-transparent base for water level visibility
- All non-electrical parts,dishwasher safe
- Includes rice bowl,integrated egg holders and recipes.
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Hi-speed steam; 50% faster; retains 50% more vitamins. Turbo steam - starts within 15 seconds. Spout to fill water reservoir during cooking. 1.4 litre rice bowl. 3 steam baskets. 60 minute timer with bell. Auto switch-off (wont boil dry). Removable; dishwasher safe bowls. On/off light.
This powerful steamer from Tefal provides a convenient and healthy way to cook a wide variety of foods from vegetables and poultry to fish, meat, eggs and even rice.
Quick off the mark, with a special Turbo Steam system that starts steaming within 15 seconds, this model is an ideal addition to any modern kitchen. Tefal's revolutionary Vitamin Plus system provides high-speed steam, reducing cooking times and steaming up to 50% faster. This in turn means up to 50% more vitamins are retained than using conventional steaming techniques. A convenient water spout even allows you to fill the water reservoir even during the cooking process if it is starting to get a little low.
Three steam baskets give you the ability to cook even large meals, and also make this Vitamin Plus steamer an ideal all-in-one cooking solution. There's a sixty minute automatic timer with a bell to give you exact control over your cooking while an automatic switch off function that prevents the system from boiling dry.
As well as using the steamer for conventional steaming, it also comes with a 1.4 litre capacity rice bowl that lets you cook rice to perfection without any of the sticking or other problems associated with cooking rice in a saucepan.
The unit comes with a free recipe book and the bowls are all dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. A built in stock-tray retains the juices and goodness from steamed foods, providing an ideal base for a variety of tasty sauces.
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Top Customer Reviews
The most disappointing design flaw is that the water container is integrated into the lower body of the steamer. This means it cannot be removed easily and one must drain water into a bowl to clear the water and then wipe the container dry with a paper towel or cloth. You cannot use soap on it as the container is integrated into a unit that contains electrical parts.
Readers who feel this is minor may want to read on.
The more frequent use in my house is the daily boiling of eggs in the morning. I am a very meticulously clean person so I normally clean it every day. However one morning, when I was very busy, I left the water in the container after boiling eggs and next morning, when I came to refill it, there was fungus in it, presumably caused by leaving warm water overnight in the container. I spent 20 minutes cleaning and disinfecting the container and now clean it right after use!
Since the accompanying paperwork doesn't say that the steamer needs daily cleaning, nor is there a hint that fungal growth can happen so fast, I think this is a significant design flaw. If the container was easily removable and could be drained directly, none of us will leave water in it and we would never have to face the potential problem of fungal growth.
Yuck as this may be, you may want to take it into account.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to set up and use.
Very effective in use.
A little difficult to keep clean.
I had a kenwood that gave up so bought this tefal. Unless you constantly push the vitamin button we have found that carrots etc take 40 mins to cook properly. Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2006 by Carol Gladwin
I have only recently bought this Steamer and can't recommend it highly enough. It's very easy to use - which is just as well as there were no instructions in the box - although it... Read morePublished on 8 Aug. 2006 by J. Hall
Bought for me by my husband one of his better gifts i might add
this product has loads of room and would be able to cater for the largest of families, extremely quick if youre... Read more
What a great piece of equipment! The capacity is huge but the storage space needed is small in comparison. Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2006 by :-)