Steamer blender Philips Avent
The Philips company produces a whole series of kitchen appliances called Avent for the smallest cooking. It is no secret that in the first years of life a child needs the most healthy dishes with a mild processing. Vegetables, fruits and tender meat dishes made with steamer-steamer-blender are wholesome and nutritious.
Features and benefits
For a small child, it is necessary to cook several times a day using a large number of dishes, spoons, forks and other kitchen appliances. Difficult to cope - because you need to cook 5 times a day! However, there is a simple solution: thanks to the Avent SCF875 / 02, cooking for children can be much faster.
This device combines several functions and, at the request of the hostess, can be transformed from a double boiler to a blender or vice versa. The device design is very light and easy to use. In addition, as stated by the manufacturers, a double boiler can be used not only for feeding babies, but also for cooking for the whole family.
With a blender, you can quickly grind foods, vegetables or fruits, and with a steamer for 10-15 minutes to gently steam meat, beans and fish dishes. The main advantages of Avent SCF875 / 02:
- unique cooking technology. The properties of products, mineral compounds and vitamins are preserved through the use of steam baths. In this Philips mini combine, water evaporates rise along rails from top to bottom, so that components do not need to be pretreated. Meat products, vegetable stews, fruit jams - all dishes retain useful substances, because steam is the most gentle cooking method;
- great functional possibilities. The device has a design with several basic features. From preparing vegetables (cutting and shredding them) and steaming them, to warming cold dishes and chopping fruit into mashed potatoes. Steamer is ideal for safe heating and thawing baby food (you can store food in the refrigerator for 24 hours, and in the freezer for several days);
- one universal capacity. The device is designed in such a way that there is no need for mashed potatoes or the resulting mass in another container: just turn the bowl to continue cooking. It creates a minimum amount of dirty dishes. It is very convenient to use the same capacity for all actions at once: grinding, cooking and turning into puree;
- Steamer can be used for the preparation of the smallest. Apart from the fact that the device is universal and can easily prepare meals for the whole family, it is allowed to cook fish souffles, meat cakes or fruit and vegetable purees for babies on it. Products are steamed and grinded equally perfectly;
- volumetric glass Thanks to the measuring bowl, one liter in size, you can cook four portions at a time for a baby at a time. It saves a lot of time, since cooked portions can be stored in a freezer or refrigerator, and not cooked several times;
- alerts. In order to put the Philips steamer into operation, you must press the button and set the desired mode, after that you can safely go about your business - at the end of the work, the device will turn on the audible warning;
- the ability to create new dishes. Buying a blender, double boiler, complete you can get a special book with recipes. Yes, it is not big, but it was written by a nutritionist and pediatrician - Emma Uljams. For the brochure, there are not only interesting combinations of products for babies, but also useful and necessary recommendations for the preparation of proper nutrition;
- opportunity to learn about new products online. Philips has released a special application for gadgets (smartphones and tablets), through which in real time you can get useful advice on childcare and proper preparation of a nutrition plan. You can also view funny videos, recipes from other users and read useful articles.
Universal device has an easy way to control. The mechanical regulator switches as simply as possible. Philips has also taken care of the aesthetic component: the steamer has a special design that can suit any kitchen interior.
In addition to the aesthetic design and pleasant bonuses to use, the double boiler has basic characteristics. According to them you can judge the technical capabilities.
The Philips Avent SCF875 / 02 device has the following characteristics:
- power - 400 watts. The minimum voltage of the power grid is 230-250 V;
- the main bowl is a volume of 1000 millimeters. For the preparation of puddings, vegetable puree or porridge, you can use the entire volume - fill the container as much as possible. For cooking more liquid mixtures or dishes with large pieces, it is necessary to fill the container by 2/3;
- power cord - 70 centimeters. Thanks to the universal power connector, you can connect the cable to any outlet. The cord is protected from voltage drops, and at its base is a special protection system (harnesses tied to each other), which prevents internal wires from accidental bending or breaking;
- The material is plastic. This product does not emit harmful substances during operation, as there is no bisphenol-A (a hazardous compound) in its composition. The material is perfect for safe cooking kids. Knives are made of stainless steel, and even after a long service life they are not thinned;
- accessories. Philips Avent steamer comes with a special book of dishes and healthy recipes, a spatula for mixing products and a container (120 ml) for storing the finished dish in the refrigerator. The bowl is completely sealed, does not allow foreign smells and prevents the reproduction of pathogenic microflora inside. It can be stored in a quick freeze chamber;
- age indicators. The company has a real age scale, thanks to which it is possible to understand at what age to use a double boiler. For example, manufacturers recommend using a double boiler for three age categories: from six months and older, from six months to a year, and from one year and beyond. For each category, their products and processing method are acceptable;
An interesting fact: since Philips Avent is a whole series of devices and accessories, if desired, you can purchase additional bowls or containers for storing products. In such bowls, you can both defrost and reheat dishes. Approximate cost model SCF876 - about 650 rubles.
- Production - UK, Turkey, China.
Steamer Avent SCF875 / 02 has a simple but nice design. The base occupies a little less than half the entire length - it contains an electric heater and an engine for grinding products. The bowl, which comes in the kit, is made of heat-resistant plastic, thanks to which it withstands high temperatures and pressure on the wall. With mechanical action, it does not break and does not crack. On the outside there is a dimensional symbol for easier use.
The set may contain two containers. One container is used for cooking and processing food with steam (it is a little more), and the second is used when grinding products (both raw and processed) is needed.
Disassemble the device is not difficult: the bowl is detached in one click, and thanks to the rubberized base, quickly installed in place. All removable parts can be washed in the dishwasher.
The knife for the blender is sharpened in a special way - with it you can quickly chop, chop and mix the finished dish. The device has several speeds - you can individually select the speed of mixing and the speed of grinding.
Each container has a special hermetic lid - so, when using a double boiler, a vacuum is created, and including the blender mode, all the contents are stored inside without splashing. Open this cover is very simple - just pull the base. It has special openings for steam vapors - they direct the flow inside the tank.
On the very basis also presents a panel with adjustable speeds. There are buttons: "off", "double boiler" and "blender". The power cord exits the base and is protected from the bottom by special grooves for safety.
Steamer has the first class of safety, which means that it is protected from overheating or activation without water. For example, at full evaporation of water in a container, the device automatically goes into standby mode. Products can not deteriorate, and the double boiler to burn, if you accidentally forget to turn it off. The safe installation system also extends to the bowl and lid fitting. The manufacturer warns: to wet the internal parts and the engine itself is impossible. It is necessary to strictly limit the ingress of water to the heating apparatus. If a reverse occurs, turn off the steam cooker, remove the power supply and wipe the parts moistened with water with a dry cloth.
Principle of operation
The device is activated easily and is used to the maximum simply. The instructions prescribed dosages and volumes of water for the preparation of various products and dishes. For example, the processing of meat and fish products requires more time and fluid than to soften vegetables or fruits. Based on the calculations that 100 milliliters of water evaporates in 8-10 minutes, it is easy to calculate the required volume. It only remains to pour water.
After that, you need to install a measuring cup on the footboard so that the knives are located at the top, and then activate the device in the "double boiler" mode. Then - you can go about your business: the device will signal the end of cooking and automatically turn off.
If the water cooler is not filled enough, the products can remain crisp and raw (the double boiler is turned off when there is not enough water, which you can simply forget about). There is also a backlash - with a large amount of water, dishes can be steamed. Therefore, it is important to measure the fluid index inside the instrument.
After steaming the products, the device must be turned down and then the blender function selected on the panel. It is necessary to hold the regulator for about 30 seconds - this time is enough to turn the dish into a homogeneous mass. If the consistency of mashed potatoes turned out loose, then you can easily repeat the whole procedure. However, it’s impossible to hold the blender on the activation button for a long time - the engine can burn out.
According to the rules, highly frozen food should not be placed in the device. But the device works in such a way that it can easily defrost and grind even frozen foods, which is what consumers use. In the double boiler mode, the device prepares meals in its own juice. To remove the juice before whipping, you need to pull out the bowl and just drain the excess. For greater juiciness of meat and fish dishes, it is not recommended to remove excess juice.
It is possible to use an expensive food processor for universal cooking, if its use is justified. For simpler tasks, the device, the Avent SCF 875/02, which can be conventionally designated as 2 in 1, fits perfectly: it will mix, cook and mash any food base. For a baby, such bait is the most useful food, and for moms - saving time and money. For example, the Philips Avent model has several nuances for use:
- by following the correct dosages prescribed in the instructions for use, you can prepare healthy meals for all family members. The use of the device as 4 in 1 is possible, in this case, for its intended purpose;
- With the frequent use of steamers on the walls may build up growths from scale. You can get rid of them if you rinse the bowl under cold water every time after use, and once a month clean it with a special solution with citric acid. It is also necessary to soak the parts in water with detergent for 30-40 minutes, then rinse thoroughly;
- The main container can not be put in the microwave. In the handle there are metal inclusions for greater ease of use. Therefore, the bowl can not be subjected to microwave radiation;
- For safety reasons, the lid is firmly fastened to the base of the bowl. When first used, it may be difficult to open. With additional accessories there is no difficulty - everything is used simply and easily detached. Parts are easy to clean and dry quickly.
In addition to such subtleties in use, the double boiler has the following advantages:
- compactness - Philips Avent Blender is small. Having a length of no more than 50 centimeters, it can be installed on the table, put in a closet or drawer. Having a beautiful and stylish design, the device can easily form the basis of the design, while occupying a minimum of space;
- speed of application - using a simplified type of design, all functions are located on one panel, and by scrolling the wheel, you can switch modes in a few clicks. To cook even coarse meat and grind it, it will take a maximum of 20-25 minutes;
- mobility - due to its weight and small size, a double boiler can be taken with you on trips or to the country;
- minimal care - Avent steamer from Philips is covered with a special material that rejects dirt and bloom, so it is easy to care for it: just wipe with a wet or dry cloth.
- no pause - when activating the main modes it is impossible to stop the device to add any ingredient. The same applies to the addition of water: to replenish the liquid level, it is necessary to disconnect the device from the power supply. Cooking then begins anew;
- plastic staining - when processing products with strong coloring pigments (for example, beets), plastic parts become a different color. To wash them after this is no longer possible. Use in this case can only dishwasher or soaking in detergent;
- fuzzy dimensional symbols - inscriptions with limiters are poorly visible. Because of this, to determine the level of the liquid in the reservoir at the first use is problematic;
- no timer - is some flaw, but slightly affects the work. Since there is no time countdown on the panel, it is difficult to determine the remaining food processing time;
- increased price
The average price tag on the device Avent SCF875 / 02 - 14550 rubles. You can find stores that provide the opportunity to buy a device at a lower price. Since the mechanism is a unique assembly, has basic functions and is able to cope with the preparation of products in a short time, its price, as many believe, is justified.
The lowest cost is provided by online stores:
- Infanty.ru - 11,395 rubles;
- CSO! - 10100 rubles;
- DeNMa77 - 10499 rubles;
- Daughters and Sons - 9859 rubles.
However, it should be remembered that such stores may charge extra for delivery. Also some electronics stores offer the average price:
- M.VIDEO - 11590 rubles. In the presence of a club or children's card, a discount is offered, so sometimes it is simpler and easier to buy the device in a regular store than to wait for delivery within a week through an online store.
Most shoppers like the Philips Avent Steamer. Many mommies claim that it makes cooking baby food a lot easier. Compared with what needs to be done manually (boil vegetables for about an hour in a saucepan, then clean and chop with a fork with a long rubbing of lumps), the device copes with the tasks as quickly as possible. In addition, the use of a manual strainer requires a long cleaning after.
Some girls even note the details of the design: a rubber base allows the device to be fixed as comfortably as possible on the table. The quality of the parts themselves is good, and the rubberized base of the cup allows you to close it tightly.
However, many note that it is inconvenient to pour water: it is necessary to pour water through a narrow neck, so as not to overflow. On the advice of buyers, you can use a container with a sharp spout or kitchen cup.
Sometimes there are complaints about the poor ability of the device to chop raw vegetables and fruits. Therefore, most users advise to chop products before shredding.
Mothers like the body material, but the details are sometimes painted in other shades due to products with coloring pigment. It is noted that plastic parts can become loose (sometimes even dark) after long use. The valve is a silicone type of small size and is loosely attached to the base. You can easily lose it or forget it somewhere. It is also noted that the power of the blender is not bad, but it works noisily.
In general, the Philips Avent Double Steamer-Blender SCF875 / 02 has more functionality and significantly saves cooking time for healthy dishes. With the help of the book in the kit, you can experiment with the products, and thanks to quick cooking, you can save your own time and energy.