At this time of year, many new gadgets are being announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with manufacturers hoping to wow people for the next 12 months.
In the last year, one kitchen gadget that has had a great revival in popularity is the slow cooker. The great thing about them is that they can be filled up in the morning with the timer set, so that when you arrive home from work there’s a lovely hot meal waiting for you. However, they’re not just for cooking stews or casseroles anymore.
A modern slow cooker such as Tefal’s RK302E15 8-in-1 Multi Cooker is capable of cooking rice, porridge, steaming, and even cooking deserts.
If your meal is ready before you return home, Tefal’s Multi Cooker will also automatically keep your food warmed until you are ready to serve it. You can tell it to have your meal ready in anything from 2 to 15 hours, with 1 hour incremental adjustment.
On the front there’s a set of controls which make setting up the Multi Cooker really straightforward – even without reading the manual in full. You can easily select from three different rice cooking options, slow cooking, steaming, porridge or a desert setting, and then easily adjust the cooking time using the buttons and easy-to-read display.
As well as this wide range of features, the Tefal Multi Cooker looks pretty good in oak kitchens too. The stainless steel finish and matt plastic top are stylish yet functional and the non-stick slow cooker insert can be easily removed for cleaning.
For £49.99, this versatile cooker replaces a multitude of other kitchen gadgets, meaning you won’t need to use a standalone rice cooker or a variety of pans in order to create a fantastic meal.
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