I'll tell you about the KitchenAid multicooker.
This device is very unusual, completely unlike the multicooker we are used to.
Like all KitchenAid appliances, the multicooker has a signature stylish design. Available in two colors: red and cream. I have a model in red.
The device is packed in a huge box, because in addition to the multicooker itself, the kit also includes a mixing device. But more on that later. Until then about packaging
... Inside the large box, there are two other smaller boxes. It contains a multicooker, a second mixing device. Everything is packed in bags, cardboard and fixed with eco-friendly clips.
The first thing that catches your eye is the presence mixing devices
... It is attached. It has contacts that connect to those on the bottom of the multicooker body. The stirrer turns on even when the multicooker itself is turned off, but connected to the network. Mixing is possible in three speed modes: 25, 45 and 75 rpm
... there is possibility of switching on impulse mixing
at low blade rotation speed (25 rpm) in two modes:
1. Every 15 seconds for 2 minutes.
2. Every minute for 20 minutes.The stirrer arm rises
by turning the corresponding lever down. Lowers to a horizontal position by pressing on the shoulder itself and clicks into place
The mixing device is equipped with two blades that rotate in two planes
. You can use two paddles at once or just one
... The blades are connected by grooves and put on the shaft with the release of the spring and turning clockwise until secured.To remove the blades, you need to depress the spring again and turn them in the opposite direction.
The kit includes stainless steel steam basket
. Can be installed on both sides and used as a basket or as a lattice
... According to the instructions, this stand can be used as a grate for baking, but to be honest, I am afraid to heat the bowl dry for such a long time.
By the way, about the cup. Bowl
has a very unusual shape. It has protrusions of the handle - they are a continuation of the body of the bowl, therefore they heat up with it. On the rim of the bowl there is notch for the shoulder of the stirrer
... The same notch can be used as drainer
, which is very convenient - there is no risk of spilling the contents of the bowl past. The total volume is approaching 4 liters, up to a maximum of approx. 3 liters
... There is no scale on the side of the bowl, only extruded mark maximum from outside to inside
... The bowl has ceramic coating
... It gives the impression of being very persistent. The bowl is thick-walled. Her weight 1156 grams
... Overall height 16.1cm. Height to the side from the bottom outside 13.55cm. Bottom diameter 17cm.
The inner diameter of the top to the side is 21 cm, together with the side - 25.1 cm. The girth of the bowl under the rim is 67.5 cm. Cap
this model is completely uncharacteristic for multicooker. She glass with wide steel rim
... It is inserted into the side of the bowl. On one side, the lid has notch for the shoulder of the stirrer
, and on the other - pump holes
... The glass part of the lid contains steam outlet
... But, by the way, steam escapes just as intensively through the closed shoulder hole - there remains a small gap.
That's what is usual for multicooker is Heating element
... It is located inside the multicooker body at the bottom, slightly raised. His diameter 15cm
... Has no coverage. KitchenAid multicooker body is made of stainless steel
... Internal dimensions of the multicooker: diameter at the bottom 19.8 cm, diameter at the top - 21.8 cm. Outside diameter, including handles, 38cm. The depth of the multicooker without stirring device is 31cm, with stirring device - 45cm. Height with lid - 31cm. Height with the stirrer arm raised - 47.5cm. Control Panel
located on the front wall of the multicooker body. Made in the shape of a circle. In the center of this circle is a monochrome display that displays both numeric and alphabetic information. Control buttons are located around the circle. At the bottom left is an enable / disable / cancel button. Further counterclockwise is the start button, it has a work status indicator light, it can blink or light up. Next, the arrow for scrolling the menu forward or selecting the next stage of the mode. Next is the timer for the duration of the mode or stage of the mode. Next, a button for adjusting the temperature (for each mode its own temperature range), step 5 ° C
, in Manual mode, adjustment is possible from 74 ° C to 230 ° C
, in the mode for fermentation of sour milk, the temperature range starts from 39-45 ° С (not manually adjustable) and ends at 85-95 ° С (adjustable by manual settings). And the last button is to scroll back through the menu.
The multicooker has a total of 14 modes. However, these are unusual modes that are familiar to us from other multicooker models. Here all modes can be divided into two groups
The first group is simple modes, consisting of one stage, differ in temperature range
: Roasting over high heat, Roasting, Roasting, Cooking / steaming, Cooking over low heat, Boiling / cooking over low heat, Maintaining the temperature, Rice and Manual. The Rice mode has two sub-modes: White Rice and Brown Rice. As I understand it, they differ in duration: white lasts at least 35 minutes, brown - 55 minutes.
The second group is polysyllabic modes consisting of 2 stages
... Moreover, this group of modes can be divided into three more subgroups.
1. The first includes modes in which the first stage begins with Frying: Soup, Risotto, Pilaf.
2. To the second - modes in which the first stage is cooking. There is only one such regime, this is Kasha.
The second stage for all these modes, both the first and second subgroups, is followed by Cooking on low heat.
3. And the third group includes the Yogurt mode, in which the first stage begins in Boiling over low heat in the range of 85-95 ° C (for pasteurizing milk before sourdough). The second stage is followed by low-temperature heating for fermentation (the temperature decreases from 45 ° C to 39-40 ° C).
The last step for all modes, except for Maintaining Temperature and Yoghurt, is Heating
or Maintaining the temperature can be included or not included
(but it cannot be done in advance
, only at the end of the previous stage of the mode), but simply finish cooking at this point. Two modes of keeping warm are switched on automatically at the end of the program, they are Cooking / Cooking on low heat and Rice.
A feature of this multicooker is that you can adjust the temperature in almost all modes except Keep Warm, Boil / Cooking and Rice
looks like that. The multicooker is turned on by pressing the power button. The arrows select the desired mode. Click on Start. After that, you can adjust the heating temperature in the range set for this mode. Heats up to the set temperature. Next, you can select the duration of maintaining this temperature. After that, you must click on Start to start the timing. A minute before the end of the countdown, a signal will sound, and after a minute the multicooker will either end the program or go to the second stage of the mode, where you will need to repeat the selection of the temperature and cooking duration. During the entire period of the program, the cooking time can be changed
by pressing the timer and arrow buttons. To change the temperature, you must first press the timer button and only then the temperature adjustment button and the arrow, otherwise the temperature will not change.
At the end of the mode, you can turn on the heating, for this you need to press the forward arrow. If you do not set the heating duration, the temperature will be maintained for 24 hours.
The menu also has Item Settings
... When you turn on the multicooker for the first time, the entire menu is displayed in English, in order to translate it into Russian, you need to select the appropriate item in the settings using the Start buttons and arrows. Further, even after disconnecting the multicooker from the network, the language will remain selected. In the Settings, you can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius degrees (Celsius was set by default). In the Settings, you can also set the timer just to count the time for other kitchen needs besides using the multicooker.
If the device remains connected to the network, then all settings for the modes that have been set are saved. When disconnected from the network, the settings are returned to the factory settings (except for language and degrees).Before first use
I steamed the multicooker along with the steam rack. To do this, poured cold water into the bowl. I threw in a few tangerine crusts. I installed a stand on top. She closed the lid. I chose the Cooking / Steam cooking mode, temperature 105 ° C, duration 10 minutes.
At the end of steaming, we leave the multicooker with an open lid to cool down, and then after washing it is ready for use.At the first heating of the heating element
, like most similar devices, went light smoke
(I tried to capture it in photographs) and the smell of burning. Passed quickly.
In general, I can say that the multicooker is very unusual and will suit those who are ready and want to experiment
... It is not for those who cook on a delayed basis and / or on the "throw and forget" principle. Although, of course, you can use monosyllabic modes without the need for step-by-step installations. But still without delay start
Overall the multicooker is very interesting!
We will continue to study and see how it will show itself during testing.