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Aldi Electric Multi Cooker with 3yrs warranty - £39.99

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This looks like a electrical pressure cooker. I had Jamie Oliver's one, paid over £90. 3yrs warranty on top, this is a steal!

Cook perfect rice, stews and casseroles with this 3-in-1 cooker.

Stainless steel body and lid
LED display
Non-stick
Timer
5 cooking programmes

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    mrtech007
    manufacturers guarantee`s 3 years ?
    aldi guarantees are 3 months ?
    looks interesting, more research, before buying,
    ( digital display )
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    Only available from 11th July 2013.(_;)
    spring.happy2009
    mrtech007
    manufacturers guarantee`s 3 years ?
    aldi guarantees are 3 months ?
    looks interesting, more research, before buying,
    ( digital display )


    Aldi warranty used to be great because you can take it back to store and get a full refund. Last year, I bought a oil heater, after about 8 months use, it leaks oil. I have to contact manufacture instead of Aldi to get refund. But process was straightforward as sending the plug back to them. Cost me the postage though. I think it will be the same here. I am going to get another one if I can find one in local store on Thursday.
    adamt0309
    Doesn't look like a pressure cooker..... Are you sure it is one?
    spring.happy2009
    adamt0309
    Doesn't look like a pressure cooker..... Are you sure it is one?

    Not 100% to be honest. But 95%. If you look closely at the photo, it has a pressure release valve on the top.

    Edited By: spring.happy2009 on Jul 09, 2013 17:19
    spring.happy2009
    adamt0309
    Doesn't look like a pressure cooker..... Are you sure it is one?


    Just to confirm it is a pressure cooker. Got one but have not got time to look into the menu yet.
    darklight
    picked up one earlier this morning ..massive!
    ..I could do with a smaller device
    does anyone know of a smaller device? ..I have seen the cooks essentials 2.5l cooker ..but it has mixed re views
    raza9211
    Just got this one. Was reading the instructions and seems ok. Its all steel so surface can be hot when touched.

    Item is bulky and i hope it does the job it says.
    Mama123
    I already have Morpy Richards electric pressure cooker but decided to buy this Aldi Delta Multicooker as Morphy Richards have discontinued mine.

    I paid a lot more for the MR one and one of the difference in the two machines is that you can fry off the ingredients in the bowl with the lid off and then add the liquid, then seal the lid and set the time to cook. The MR one has a really good manual and cookbook to guide you through its features and uses.

    This Delta one has the poorest instruction manual ever ! The instructions are so basic that they are a joke ie the instruction to cook "Meat" is " This program is set to approx 30 minutes of pressure time, however this could be increased or decreased by pressing up/down button" No mention of how long to cook per kg of meat !!! No cookbook or even any examples of how to cook a cake in it - ie some kind of guide as to what size cake it will produce on its default 25 minute "Cake" setting !.

    I have never had an appliance without a cookbook of some kind to demo the product and I am really disappointed and suprised that Aldi have not picked up on this lack of customer service; particularly since they have recently upped their status and gone all tv ads and grocer of the year award !
    darklight
    ..popped into local Makro's to check out their multicooker
    found this smaller one Tefal brand does practically everything the Aldi machine does ..except cook at high pressure..The Aldi machine has 2 seals in the lid area..This Tefal has only one seal ..and the steam vent didn't appear to be weighted .. so i guess it doesn't cook under much pressure..otherwise does all the fancy stuff from rice puddings to cake bakes
    I think I'll be keeping the Aldi unit.
    Incidentally saw their micro crockpot rice cookers for less than a tenner so picked up one too for when I just want to cook "simples"
    Crockpots rice cookers are usually 20£ plus
    http://store.makro.co.uk/p-43132-crockpot-rice-cooker-ckcprc4725-06-litre.aspx

    link to makro multicooker item below
    http://store.makro.co.uk/p-41087-tefal-8-in-1-multi-cooker.aspx

    further info from Tefal direct via link below
    http://www.tefal.co.uk/All+Products/Cooking+Appliances/Table+Top+Cooking/Products/8+in+1+Multi+Cooker/8in1multicooker.htm
    spring.happy2009
    The pressure cooker will cook meal in a fraction of time than the normal cooker as per you mentioned in Markro. Sb claimed they taste better too. I can only confirm this is true to cooking rice. Once you taste rice cooked using pressure cooker, you will never go back to normal rice cooker. I was given this tip by a Korean lady, who has been cooking rice for all her life!
    uktexan
    I have just bought one but am confused on the slow cooker function. The instruction book (very spartan) mentions "Slow cooker function. This can be achieved by pressing "Cake" and setting the time to maximum of 99 mins."

    Usually a slow cooker is on for at least 6 hours. Has anyone tried it as the setting could just be a set up position to start the slow cooker until the power is cancelled. I tried phoning the helpline at 4.30pm on Friday but they appeared to have closed early. I haven't even used it yet as it needs a prewash and I do not want to do that if I am going to return it.
    Mama123
    In reply to UKtexan... hiya ... I have cooked a stew or curry in like, 40 minutes in my Morphy Richards electric pressurecooker, so, bearing that in mind, i have found electric pressure cookers better for slow cooker results (meat tenderised and veg softened and stewed) that waiting hours upon hours like you do when using a slow cooker. I often have to whip up a full on meal swiftly and a curry is a good example. I have made a chicken curry with onions, garlic, chicken, carrots, potatoes, red peppers etc in my electric pressure cooker in 30 minutes flat cooking time from start to finish ! If you take that into account I reckon that the slow cooker function is pressure cooking at a high rate so that you get the result as you would if you did the meal in a slow cooker.

    I do agree though, the instruction manual is the worst ever and even a seasoned electric pressure cooker owner as myself, is scratching my old head wondering how much food i am going to ruin whilst i ply russian roulette with my new toy !
    uktexan
    Thanks for you're input Mama123. I have tried searching the Internet for a multi cooker recipe book but they all have their different settings. All I can say is that the Aldi one is very misleading. I have bought many Aldi gadgets in the past and most of their instruction books are " challenging" but this has to be the worst one.
    Mama123
    Hi UkTexan

    I have posted on Aldi's facebook page about the problem. I feel that the more of us who post on their fb page, the more chance there is of them responding as there are many hacked off customers on Aldi's fb page, as it appears that Aldi does not have good customer relations or service ! I shall keep posting on their fb page until i get a response. I am not holding my breath as their responses to posts on fb seem pretty scripted and their ethos is pack em high, sell em cheap !

    I am going to experiment with my multicooker. I bought it as a back up machine if my Morphy Richards goes kaput as it was cheap ... we will see if Aldi responds ... not holding breath !
    spring.happy2009
    From Jamie Oliver's pressure cooker manu, if you divide the time to cook normally, eg in a pan, by 3, will be the time you need for cooking in pressure cooker. I have just done chicken, Leg and wings with carrots, onion, tomato, potato, curry powder, with a bit water for 15 minutes, plus brown the pierces first. It is yam yam. I would suggest you do not care about the auto-buttons too much because you can adjust taste and texture of your own food using manu cooking. Water needed in presure cooking is very little campared to normal cooking or slow cooking beacuse there was not much lost of water any way, Because of this, I found food taste much better.
    uktexan
    I have just had a return phone call from the aldi service centre. I explained they advertised the cooker as a slow cooker as well as a pressure cooker but the slow cooker instructions are not clear. To cut a long conversation short it appears that is is NOT a slow cooker but a pressure cooker that can be set on a delay timer therefore allowing the cook to be at work all day and come back to a home cooked meal. I pointed out that to leave unrefridgerated chicken or meat out all day not being cooked is dangerous, especially in the summer, and that a slow cooker cooks the food all the time. We did not resolve the problem but I was advised to return it if I wasn't happy. The Aldi rep was courteous and even agreed he would not like to leave meat out all day in its raw state.. I also asked how to cook a cake in it but didn't get an answer. My complaint is not on the pressure cooker side of it but how to use it as a slow cooker as they have advertised it. I have used pressure cookers for years so can use my various pressure cooker recipes. I did say the instruction book was bad. So it is basically an electric pressure cooker with a delay timer and no recipes included and it happens to cook rice but even the basic instructions for rice say you have to try trial and error. I may keep it as an electric pressure cooker which has a 3 year guarantee (there doesn't, appear to be any replacement silicone seals though).

    Sorry to be so negative but I like things to do "what they say on the tin". However the Aldi service centre DID call me back to their credit.
    spring.happy2009
    Hi UKtexan,

    Could you share how exactly to set-up the delay timer please?
    uktexan
    Timer use instructions from the "manual"

    Manual Cook

    This is a delay timer, each press will delay the cooking by 30 minutes, so if you want the cooking to start after 1 hour press manual cook for 2 times then select the program you wish to use.

    Note by me. Manual cook is a press button feature on the control panel.
    uktexan
    I just had a lightbulb moment as to how to use it as a pressure cooked slow cooker for many hours. Set it to the programme you require with a small delay if necessary. On page 10 When cooking process is complete: a) the unit will beep 3 times and the display will be on keep warm function. I assume the pressure will decrease naturally but the heating element underneath will stay on. X)
    Anyone have any other thoughts?

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