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Tefal Vitamin Plus VC400415 Steamer, 3 Tier, Graphite

4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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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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Technical Details
Brand Tefal
Item Weight4 Kg
Product Dimensions42.2 x 35.2 x 30 cm
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002YSN0I
Best Sellers Rank 1,887,404 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4 Kg
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Date First Available7 July 2004
  
 

Product Description

Product Description

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.

Manufacturer's Description

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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By A Customer on 21 Jan. 2005
This is probably the best kitchen appliance I have ever bought. It is very easy to use and clean once you have finished. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow, the timings for the vegetables are exactly right, if you prefer your vegetables more cooked you just set extra time than the time stated in the book. I cooked all my vegetables for our Christmas lunch (for 11 people) in it and there was enough room. The best thing about the steamer is no more soggy vegetables and no more keep checking to see if they are cooked, once you set the time that is it until the timer buzzes. I would recommend it.
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By A Customer on 13 April 2005
I bought this steamer a year ago, to make baby food for my twin girls because of its vitamin retaining properties, and I can honestly say that it is the best kitchen appliance I have ever bought. Not only does it cook veg perfectly, it means that you can make a roast dinner and loads of different veg with out the mess on the hob, and you don't run out of gas burners. I now use it nearly every day and it's still going strong. It cooks chicken and fish in minutes and everything tastes better as the flavour is not lost in a pan of water. Not only did I save money on thousands of jars of baby food, my children reaped the benefits of fresh steamed food.
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Probably the best piece of kitchen equipment we ever bought! With four teenage kids and a healthy-eating lifestyle, our steamer is in almost daily use. Once you get the hang of timing everything to be ready at the same time, it cooks to perfection and retains all the taste. Not just veggies, you can steam meat, fish, even rice & eggs if you want (we don't, we stick to veg, fish & some meats such as gammon & pork loin.) And it saves having a dishwasher full of pans!
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I got this for christmas and have not stopped using it. A few mushy vegetables to start but only beacuse i was so surprised at how quickly it gets steaming! I`m confident at cooking loads of vegetables all together now and theres loads of room, it`s easy to store and easy to use - just turn the timer and it starts to steam in under a minute! Much quicker and healthier than boiling on the hob. A fantastic gift.
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I bought the steamer with great expectations of being able to use it both for making breakfast (boiling eggs) and the Sunday meal (steamed veggies to go with roast or chops). It has been great on both counts.
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.
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Would highly recommend this steamer, superb value. Three tiers with large capacity very useful, also facility of machine retaining vegetable juices in separate compartment great idea if you are into juicing! Cannot rate highly enough, definitely recommend to anyone considering buying.
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