As a self-proclaimed foodie, it should come as no surprise that I have a fair amount of kitchen appliances in my home. Generally, the kitchen appliances perform a singular function, and mostly sit in my cupboards collecting dust. The single most used small appliance in my home is the new Philips Avance Collection Multicooker. When I first heard of its existence, I admit that I was excited to have a fancy new appliance to steam rice in. But, whoa—stop the presses! The Multicooker does SO much more than steam rice.
There are 10 pre-set smart functions that work well with special Philips designed ultra thick hard nano ceramic coated inner pot, double-coiled super heating plate, to allow you to prepare a huge range of dishes. I recently tried out 3 of the pre-set smart functions, with great success!
Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win one of these Multicookers!
The Multicooker is really intuitive to figure out. The only thing I had a bit of trouble with is figuring out how to make just one cup of rice, not the 4 cups the instruction booklet gives directions for. It always takes a bit of trial and error for things like rice—not everyone likes it cooked the same way. I eat rice several times a week, and I’ve now got my perfect rice to water measurement down pat!
The menu button makes it easy to select between the different pre-programmed options. If you don’t need to change the cooking time or temperature, you just press down on Start/Cancel for three seconds. You’ll hear 4 beeps when it’s finished. After that, you can leave it on the Keep Warm setting, or unplug the cord from the machine, to turn it off.
- Plastic steam tray
- Rice scoop
- Inner pot
- 24 hour program allows dishes to be ready in time
- Smart heating technology and temperature control for optimal and evenly cooked results
- Nano Ceramic coating is 3 times harder than normal coating
- Top Lid totally removal for ease of cleaning under running tap water
- 4 Litre capacit
What can I make?
Here are all of the menu options, along with a few ideas of what to put together using the different settings:
Rice/Quinoa – sticky rice, Thai rice, basmati rice, other kinds of rice, and quinoa. There’s a recipe for quinoa salad in the cookbook.
Risotto – Risotto with parmesan.
Oatmeal – Apple cinnamon oatmeal.
Bake/Roast – Granola, chocolate cake, cheesecake, roasted potatoes.
Stew/Soup – Zucchini and potato tagine, southern gumbo, and also as a second step with other menu options.
Brown/Sauté – Sauces, sautéing vegetables before using other menu options.
Boil/Steam – Nanaimo bars, boil potatoes, steamed vegetables.
Slow Cook – Meat dishes.
Yogurt – Plain, Greek, and flavoured yogurt.
For tons more ideas, the Multicooker comes with a cookbook, with exact instructions on how to create a variety of meals—including desserts! I’ve also posted a recipe for one of my favourite meals: Indian Potato Curry. I’ll continue to create new recipes using the Multicooker, and share my best ones here on the blog. Here’s what the Indian Potato Curry looked like, when I made it:
Now that you’re all excited about the different things you can make using this Multicooker from Philips, fill out the form below to try to win one for yourself! This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at midnight PDT.
I received a Multicooker from Philips in order to put together this feature. All opinions are entirely mine. I really love this Multicooker, so feel comfortable telling you that you should check it out! Get more information on the Multicooker from the Philips website.
Check out my other giveaway going on now, for a $100 Nature’s Path prize pack open to Canada and USA ends 08/27.