Love the keep warm feature, perfect.
The baskets went really fast ruining this otherwise good product. They lasted about 2 years before falling apart, but we do use the steamer several times a week. I like steamers and was impressed by this one otherwise. It packs small and worked well. But, i have replaced it with a cheap one which has baskets that have lasted longer.
Does everything to perfection highly recommended purchase.
- Good product, but take care
- Best of all Steamers
- Good steamer with small footprint
Tefal VC101616 Simply Invents Steamer, 3 Dismantlable Plastic Bowls, Stainless Steel
- Mechanical timer
- Automatic keep warm
- Ultra compact storage
- 3 bowls, with removable grids
- Capacity: 9L
I’ve always used a tefal steamer but not had one with the keep warm option before and thought it was a good idea. Worked well for a few uses but then the keep warm option jammed on & i couldn’t it turn off. Amazon replaced the item and so far so good. Also i liked the way it stacks away for storage, but again take care as you turn the ‘baskets’ upside down as the separate plastic bottoms don’t always fix in place and can end up bouncing over the kitchen floor.
An excellent machine,easy to use and easy to clean andi cannot find any fault with it at all, therefore i would recommend it.
The reason i have put okay,for a tefal product it is not a strongly made item. I am also baseing it with my old one (2 tier) the baskets are thin,the lid is very pliable and the oval raised top,is litteraly glued on. On the plus side,it cooked -potatoes,cabbage,and carotts in 30 minutes,spot on. Time will tell the if it lasts or not. I personally think that certain products made today,are not as well made as they used to be,but that is only my opinion. At the price amazon are selling it for,you should grumble.
This is the third tefal steamer i have had and operationally it is the best – it steams well,keeps food warm well, separates contaminated water well ( though you still need to change clean water reservoir after each use ). Unfortunately for the third consequtive machine i have to re glue the rim on the top lid as it decays. The machine is now two years old, is used almost every day ( single basket only ) and i am now using basket no. 2 with its base as the first basket base cracked and “frosted up” as plastic does shen it becomes brittle. Given the everyday use this machine has i am pleased with it but tefal should sort the lifting arrangement on the top basket lid. At the end of the day, yes i would buy another as i have not seen a better one.
Very difficult to securely fit the three bowls onto the base.
Ordered as a spare as main fault with this steamer are the stackable baskets which after time get brittle and you cannot obtain spares. Despite the problems it is still one of the best steamers out there.
It makes wonderful food, easy to use, love the compact storing and the stay warm function is a great. Not too bulky on the worktop either.
This is a replacement for a steamer i have had over 20 years, very nice product, useful new additiion to my old one, the bottoms of the trays can be removed if you want to steam a larger item. Also stacks very neatly for storage.
Bought as christmas present for daughter who says it works just great & saves on not having to wash up all the pots & pans she had to before.
It’s been over a year now and it sill works perfectly. Use it regularly, really pleased.
I’m glad i spent a little more to get a quality steamer. I bought this to steam food to purée, when my baby started weaning. It’s the best steamer i’ve ever had, it’s rings on completion and has a keep warm function which not many have. It collects the juices for stock which i use to help make the purée a smoother texture. I’ve even done chicken in it which i hate cooking in case it’s not right but it was perfect.
This is ok, but i bought it to replace one that i loved and it just doesn’t live up to its predecessor. The bottoms of the baskets are loose and fall out when washing. But it does the job, and is compact on the work surface compared to my previous.
Awesome to use one particular that is not falling apart.
Arrived in plenty of time and well packaged nonetheless was anticipating some thing a tiny better from tefal as have experienced other items from them. A bit flimsy and light-weight and the stacking models are challenging to preserve with each other when steaming the veg.
The paint on the heating element looks to have cracked just after two makes use of. Still does the career and performs fantastic one year on but i would assume tefal would’ve performed a superior job high quality clever.
The previous tefal lasted 8 yrs. It did almost everything i preferred from a steamer. The new one is remaining employed each working day and is improved.
I stupidly gave absent my original tefal steamer thinking i would not use it as i experienced a smaller kitchen and struggled for house commonly. Skipped it so significantly, i experienced to buy a substitute. Keep heat facility a excellent benefit. Excellent good quality which just one comes to assume with any tefal item. Would not hesitate to propose.
This is my 4th tefal foodstuff steamer and i only get this a person due to the fact it has a retain warm function on it which i like. On a down side and why have i has four of these is simply because lid is the first matter that falls apart. The best is not a moulded one piece and the little bit you raise it off with arrives off ensuing in acquiring steam burns when you try out to lift the lid off. I bought this just one for my daughter too and this has now happened to hers. Tefal you are on to a winner as a steamer but the lid desires to be sorted out.