[AD Gifted from AO.com to review for their website]
On ordering the Morphy Richards 10 in 1 Supreme Precision Multi Cooker, I received an email to say what day the product would be shipped followed by a text on the morning of delivery to give me a 4 hour timeslot. I was also able to check progress on the website or use the ‘contact the driver’ option if ringing from my registered mobile.
This smart little gadget comes in a box that clearly displays the functions of this multi cooker on the front, further information is on the sides and the back, but all the important information is visible whilst sitting on the shelf if you are buying in store.
Once out of the box you notice that the unit is supplied with all the accessories needed to operate along with a clear manual and comprehensive recipe booklet. Both books give you the knowledge to operate the precision multi cooker with numbered picture instructions. There are suggestions of a whole host of different types of foods to cook making full use of all the different functions, including many things you wouldn’t have thought of cooking. I can’t praise the recipe book enough for its’ ideas and variety.
The appliance itself has a modern white and black base with a stainless steel jug. The lid fits firmly with a twist lock to secure. The jug sits securely in the base unit and is released by pressing a button on the top. The base has four suction pads to hold to the worktop, both design aspects give you confidence that it’s not going to topple over. I like that despite being a 1.2 l capacity, it is still small similar in size to my toaster. I like to keep my kitchen uncluttered and only have the essentials gadgets out, but I would be happy to have this on my worktop. Also as the precision multi cooker has so many functions, there is now no need for a whole cupboard full of different gadgets.
I had envisioned using the multi cooker mainly for casseroles and steaming vegetables but I have also used it to bake cakes, make smoothies, and even ice cream (something I’d never done before). Other functions including fry and sauté for vegetables, boil for pasta and rice dishes, fry to brown off meat before cooking, emulsify for dressings, and stir, mix and blend for puddings and the like. As for the cooking results, I love that the meat dishes come out so tender and vegetables fresh, colourful, and flavoursome.
Initially, it looks like there are a lot of buttons on the top which is quite daunting but it really is very simple to operate. There is an option for temperature, blade speed, and time. You press the selected button then use the + or – to choose one of 7 temperatures, 10 speeds, or a time in minutes.
There are two ways to use the timer – either as you start to cook and you set for say an hour and the clock counts down then beeps when it finishes, or you just press the start button and the clock will start from that time and show you how long you have been cooking for. You can interrupt the timer at any point and reset it if you wish.
After use, all the parts can be washed in hot soapy water, then all tools can be stored inside the jug to keep your kitchen neat and tidy.
My only disappointment with this was that I would have preferred the lid to be clear or at least have a clear panel so that you can see how food is progressing when you are using the pulse option to liquidise or chop, as you have to take the lid off to check. Also, I thought I would be able to make chips in it when I read there was a fry option but that was my misunderstanding. However, I did experiment with sweet potato fries, and although they are not like chips they were a delicious hot crunchy side dish.
This also comes with a 2 year warranty which is activated when you register your appliance direct with Morphy Richards.