Product Type: Morphy Richards electrical appliances
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Morphy Richards 48780 IntelliSteam Steamer
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Morphy Richards 48780 IntelliSteam Steamer
Date: 08/03/09, updated on 09/03/09 (423 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, cooking made easy
Disadvantages: It's a lot bulkier than other steamers
Last year I decided to upgrade from my steamer that was 3 pans on top of each other. They were good enough but decided to go on to buy an electric Tefal steamer. Something that I did regret when I realised that it was making my worktops live with electic everytime it was switched on. Still within warranty but no outcome from contacting the company. So it was time to go out and buy a new one, something that I felt I could trust not to have the same problem and something not made by Tefal hopefully.
So wandering round Comet I came across this steamer. It's priced at £77.86 in Comet but also available from Amazon for £68.04. I really thought I would have to take time to seriously think about paying so much for a steamer. But reading up on it kind of won me over pretty much straight away.
So once getting this home and setting it up on the worktop I was still impressed with the look of it. It is silver and black in colour with a blue light digital timer. The plastic compartments are tinted blue with black handles. I love the look of this. The buttons are easy to press and simple to use, it's very straight forward once you read the basics.
The difference you will notice straight away as it is not tiered like most other steamers. The three compartments on this are all on the same level. This does mean it is a lot bigger than other steamers so does take up a lot of worktop space.
The reason for this is obvious though and the reason why it has been call the Intellisteam. The steamer has the choice to have the three compartments to be set for different times. For instance if you had something on the back needing t be cooked for 30 minutes then one other compartment for 20 minutes and the last for 10 minutes you put all your food in the compartments and set the timer for each. The Intellisteam will then switch each compartment on when needed so all your food is ready at the same time but also means you can just put it all in at the same time and get on with doing something else or just time for you to relax. Even better is you can save you're timings in the memory for future use.
There is also pre-set times for different items life chicken, fish, vegetables and rice so you no longer need to guess how long you are putting things in for and again this means you don't have to keep going back to check that it's ok and not over-cooked.
Once the food has been cooked it beeps to let you know it's finished but can keep the food warm for up to 40 minutes, so there's no rush if you are busy doing something else or waiting for you're roast beef to cook in the oven.
I do leave this out on my worktop instead of putting away after use but it's not too heavy so easy to lift and put in your cupboard but just remember to empty the water out first. There is a cord storage plug and cord wrap to store neatly underneath the base, so no more cables hanging out whilst stored in the cupboard. I would not recommend using on wortops with cupboards sitting just above it as there is a lot of steam like most steamers. I don't have cupboards above mine and works brilliantly.
8.2 litre capacity.
Cooks complete meals for up to 4 adults.
Instant steam production for instant cooking to help retain vitamins.
Includes a rice tray, a food plinth, 2 sauce trays and also a removable divider wall so the two front containers can be used as one container.
Visible water gauge which allows water levels to be checked during cooking and theres also external water top up for handy water top up during cooking
Removable drip tray for easy cleaning. All are dishwasher safe as well as the containers and drip tray, so no cleaning after dinner either!!
Boil dry safety cut-out - this is an alarm that will go off and will also stop cooking food if water boils dry.
Summary: Fab product - worth the money
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