Among the many steamer models that are been available in the current market ‘Tefal’ is a brand that has introduced pretty number of steamers each of which is unique in its own kind. The fact that the steamers are great option to cook meal and it works best to retain all the nutrients is the prime reason for its grand welcome in most kitchens. It is rather a stylish appliance that does not steal much space yet adds the value to the decor. The following is the review of Tefal VC135215 Mini Compact Black Steamer which keeps you informed more about the product.
This Tefal VC135215 3-Tier Food Steamer is been rightly called as the mini compact as its dimension is relatively smaller and it can be compacted as well. The baskets are made of transparent material and the base where the heating element is present is been wrapped with the stainless steel finish. The combination of the black colour rim adds to the attraction. This appliance functions with the digital control with the soft touch buttons. This 3 tiered appliance comes with 3 bowls which has fixed grids.
Capacity, Power and Controls:
Tefal VC135215 Mini Steamer allows you to cook for the full family and 3 course of meal without any transfer to flavours and colour. It gives the capacity of 7 litres distributed evenly in each of its compartments. It does come with a special rice bowl. The baskets get neatly aliened where in the user can load the hard to boil items in the bottom basket and can go higher with the tender foods. The controls are digital which allows setting the cooking timing. It cooks food to tender in its own pace and hence it keeps locked all the nutrients without letting it to escape. It functions with the power of 650 watts which is on the average side for such appliances.
Features and Functions:
Compact storage and stackable – This feature is a real boon as in which the user can easily stack the bowls one on to the other which results in ultra compact storage. These bowls are stacked upside down on the electrical base which makes it look really compact for storage.
3 bowls with fixed grids – The 3 baskets of this model are made of fixed grids and that it cannot be removed even if one wishes to increase the basket size.
Juice collector – The juice collector present in this model works to collect all the juice that is been produced during the steaming process and it can be extracted for the collected to be used for other preparations like the soups which is again nutritious.
Visible water level – The water level present in the base is visible and hence when inspected the draining out of the water it is easy for the user to add more of it.
No mix of flavours – The baskets are intelligently designed so as there is no mix in flavours. Each of the baskets are separated and maintained well for keeping it away from the flavours of other foods. Hence the user can confidently cook any food items and all in a single go.
Other product details:
Tefal VC135215 650 Watts Steamer comes with the handles on each side of the basket for easy handling and the lid too is a great one which can also be used as a serving plate too. Added to these is the aqua timer which is a unique addition as it denotes the specific level of water for each type of cooking and the food. It stops the cooking process automatically when it senses that no water is been left out and that it reaches the tendered status. On the whole this model is interesting and all the more it is the latest introduction for the year 2011.
The 12 months guarantee offered for all electrical appliance of this brand applies to this model too.
Tefal VC135215 Vegetable, Rice Steamer – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||VC135215 Mini Compact Black Steamer|
|Type||Mini Compact Steamer|
|Steamer style / shape||3 Tier compartment / oval|
|Number of baskets||3|
|Dishwasher proof baskets||Yes|
|Delay start feature||Yes|
|Auto keep warm||Yes|
|Instant steam production||Yes|
|External water level gauge||Yes|
|External water fill inlet||Yes|
|Removable basket bases||Yes|
|Boil Dry Safety Cut-out||Yes|
|Removable drip tray||Yes|
|Special features||Compact storage and stackable
3 bowls with fixed grids
Visible water level Ultra compact
Trays for each layer
No mix of flavours
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