Steamer Tefal and all its models
- Features and benefits
- Device and principle of operation
- How to use
- Model overview
- Cost of
In the age of promoting a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, the use of steamers in the kitchen has become especially important. This technique is able to prepare products, retaining a maximum of nutrients and vitamins. Tefal offers a wide range of these useful and functional devices.
Features and benefits
Many people appreciate the convenience of using double boilers. These devices carry the benefits and comfort that make such a technique very popular.
Advantages of a double boiler:
- such devices allow you to cook several types of dishes simultaneously with the help of several tiers;
- food cooked in a double boiler, characterized by easy digestibility, it retains many nutrients;
- she will be useful to those families, who has small children, because they can not be fed fried food;
- useful functions in the form of a delayed start, heating, maintaining the temperature and even the blender.
If we talk about the shortcomings of steam boilers, then it is only one - such a technique is not capable of providing food with a golden crust.
If we talk about the technical characteristics, you can cite as an example the well-known model Tefal VS 4003 "VitaCuisine Compact". The maximum power of such equipment is 1800 W, there is an indication of the inclusion, along with the off timer, which reaches one hour. This model is not equipped with a delayed start, as well as auto-preparation. However, in other versions, these options may be present.
Just like other models, such equipment has a shutdown system in the absence of water, which protects the equipment from overheating and malfunctions. Product dimensions are: 300x312x360 mm and weight 4.8 kg. The volume of the steam basket is 10 liters.
Device and principle of operation
The main part of the double boiler is the body part in which the control unit is located, the capacity for water inlet. A power cord is plugged into the case and plugged into an outlet. When water is poured into the tank, the heating system begins to boil the liquid, which leads to an evaporative process.. The steam begins its movement through the holes specially designed for this, after which it enters the baskets. Special rings are put on the heating component, which help speed up the process of steam release and save energy.
On the body part there is a water level indicator, due to which it is possible to determine in a timely manner how much liquid is in the tank. In some models of steam cookers there is an alert system that signals the level of the liquid.. If in the device it reaches the minimum mark, the sound notification is distributed.
Work control is carried out by the control mechanism. Electric double boiler can be equipped with a mechanical or electronic control system. The latter option will be optimal for lovers of advanced technology. They are equipped with screens, pen-timer and firmware. Using the buttons, you can select the mode, time interval and the food processing program itself.
Above the tray are steam baskets made of plastic. There are matte and transparent baskets, and there are also metal bowls. Plastic utensils can withstand a blow, do not break when dropped. In some devices there is a special bowl for painting products.
The operation of the unit depends on its power level. Thanks to the power of 2000 watts, you can quickly prepare food. Small indicators are present in the "children's" models of small size. The average power level for a double boiler with two or three tiers is at the level of 850-1000 watts.
The essence of the operation of a steam boiler is based on the heating of water with the subsequent removal of hot steam in a container with food.. For heated steam does not require the use of oils and fats. It is able to penetrate into the structure of the products, so that they do not need to be turned over during the whole cooking process.
During treatment, steam is partially excreted by means of a lid, the remaining part of it is deposited on the walls in the form of condensate. After some time, the condensate is sent to the pan, which is located under the basket. Between the grates there are small holes, due to which the steam is evenly distributed over the entire area of the basket.
How to use
Assembling the device is simple. It is enough to install 3 tiers of baskets, load the products and deliver the pallet. In order for the download to be correct, it should be done from the lower tier. This method does not allow to make a mistake and all products will be prepared correctly.
Water should only be filtered or bottled. Piped water has many additives that contribute to the formation of scale. Fill up to the middle zone, which is located between the maximum and minimum mark. Usually, at maximum fluid filling, the instrument can work for about 45 minutes. During this time, a large number of dishes have time to cook.
Some models of Tefal steamers have the function of auxiliary topping up of water, which makes it possible to significantly simplify the cooking procedure itself.
After you have filled in water, it is possible to establish the pallet in which condensate gathers. Here you can put spices for fumigation or different varieties of fragrant herbs. Now you can download the products, set the timer and turn on the double boiler. When the dish is ready, you will hear a beep and the double boiler will turn off automatically. Household appliances from Tefal possesses heat support function for 20 minutes.
Some models of steamers have a pronounced specialization. It can be noted Tefal TD 7000, which combines all the traditional functions of the device along with the possibility of defrosting, heating. It is also suitable for baby food, which can be easily cooked.
Tefal has long been on the market for small household appliances and produces many models. It is popular Tefal VC 1301 Minicompact, which has a compact size. It is perfect for a small kitchen, which is not so much space. The device is able to cook 7 liters of food in three baskets.
- The model "Vitamin +" got its name for the function of fast warming up, due to which all nutrients are retained in the products. It is appreciated by fans of healthy food. "Steam cuisine"has a built-in clock, thanks to which you can always observe the current time. In the double boiler there is an option of delayed start, automatic shutdown when there is a lack of liquid in the container.
- Steamer Tefal VS 4003 "VitaCuisine Compact"is among the modern models with three tiers. It contains special compartments for boiling eggs, sauce trays and marinade. The device also has the option" Vitamin + ", which guarantees the rapid flow of steam.
- Model Tefal VC 1017 "Simply Invents"has two baskets, compartments for boiling eggs. The manufacturer also offers a similar technique, but a more compact size, which is called Tefal VC 1002" Ultra Compact ". The total volume of baskets is 9 liters.
- It is worth noting the combined double boiler blender from the famous producer. Tefal "Baby Home"has a compact size, and also knows how to prepare food for babies. The possibility of cooking baby food is also present in the" Disney "Tefal TD7000 model, which has numerous functions. It is able to grind, stir, defrost food in the built-in blender. Both devices are present recipes for baby food, glass jars under it.
"Steamer Aquatimer" is famous for its exclusive Aquatimer system. The device has a water level indicator, which is equal to the specified cooking time. The unit automatically shuts off when the water in the tank runs out.
- Great interest is double boiler "Julia VysotskayaThis model is of high quality. It is completely made of stainless steel, has two baskets, and hollows for eggs. It is electromechanical control, which makes the cooking process even simpler.
- Steamer Tefal VC3008 "Steam-n-light"has a compact size and excellent spaciousness. It also has three levels with the ability to cook not only in the mesh basket, but also in special pallets for sauce and marinade.
- Tefal VS 7001 "VitaCuisine Gourmand"is known as a combine for healthy eating, which has been able to turn the mind of many people about steamed food. Numerous accessories allow you to cook in the device almost any dish.
The price category for steamers Tefal is different. You can buy a compact model for 3000 rubles or spend money on a more modern device, the price of which will be 6500 rubles. Depending on your preferences, you can choose the unit that will meet your needs and financial position.
Prices for steamers from a well-known manufacturer fall into the middle category, which allows many people to purchase a useful machine. High quality, which has been proven over the years, reliability and manufacturer's rating, make this technique a leader in the Russian market.
Since Tefal steamers are in great demand, there are many reviews about this product. Most buyers are satisfied with their purchase and leave positive comments about the technique.
A lot of people speak about Tefal "VitaCuisine Compact "VS4003 how about high-quality and useful technology. Such a double boiler fits perfectly into the interior of a small kitchen due to its miniature parameters. The unit copes with its tasks on “5+”. Despite its small size, the equipment is quite spacious, has additional options that make the cooking process even more convenient. Most buyers focus on affordable price, which is combined with good quality.
Those who purchased the model Tefal VC 1001, appreciate its convenient management along with long-term operation. For many users, this unit has been in use for more than a year now and continues to delight all households with wholesome food.
"Baby home"found recognition among families with small children. This steamer allows you to perform several functions, the built-in blender helps out while cooking for babies. The small dimensions allow you to place the device in a small kitchen.
A large number of buyers decided to buy a double boiler after the prescribed diet. With its help you can cook tasty and healthy food only by pressing a few buttons. Received positive ratings Tefal VS 7001. Users appreciate its design, convenient operation and the quality of the prepared products.