If the Thermocook is the darth vader of cook appliances then the Optimum Induction pressure cooker is the Dumbledore! Seriously this product can cook anything!
So first let me tell you a little bit about it. This cooker is a induction cooker meaning heat is being induced in the vessel then is transferred to the food via conduction. Unlike other cookers that heat up element first, and then direct heat to the cooking vessel and food. This means it uses less energy, and cooks food alot quicker.
The Optimum Induction pressure cooker comes with a deep fry basket, steam rack, rice paddle, ladle, measuring cup and anti-overflow cover (See above pic).
Now when i say this machine can do a lot, i mean it. It has the following settings:
slow cook high/low, simmer, keep warm, meat, white rice, stew, soup, porridge, steam, braise, cake, pizza, pasta, roast, deep fry, defrost and yoghurt.
All these functions come preset to a default time, but the time can be adjusted and on some features the temperature can (deep fry and roast). It also comes with a delay function so you can preset the cooker to come on later during the day when your out. A warm function that keeps food warm, a reheat function to reheat food and a midway addition function, this function allows you to keep cooking but release the steam so you can add other ingredients for example. If you were cooking a stew and wanted to add cream and herbs at the end this function would allow it.
With a bowl capacity of 5 litres its perfect for families. It has over 10 safety features, 7 pressure levels and a warranty for 2 years why wouldn't you?
The only thing i found frustrating was that it never came with a cookbook, so it can be a little confusing what to do on the functions other than slow cook, but i found a cookbook on the website that helped me.
So far I've been able to make perfect white rice, a sponge cake (yes a cake!) stews, deep fried prawn toasts, a smokey chicken bacon stew and i have alot more i want to try! Follow me on facebook or instagram for further recipes.
The Optimum Induction pressure cooker is a great piece of equipment for anyone, it can replace alot of cooking products. I would defiantly recommend it to everyone.
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