Cuisine CompanionGreat cuisine at the touch of a button!
The Tefal Cuisine Companion is an all-in-one, kitchen wonder machine that creates amazing dishes at the touch of a button.
With five attachments and cooking capabilities, the Cuisine Companion replaces up to ten appliances. Ideal for chopping, whipping, mixing, kneading, cooking, steaming, blending, stirring, emulsyfing, whisking, searing, crushing, milling and precise heating.
More than just a cooking-capable food processor, Cuisine Companion is an all-in-one, kitchen wonder machine
To make cooking even simpler, Cuisine Companion comes fully equipped with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface with six automatic functions. Simply put the ingredients into the bowl and select from the touch pad display to launch the program. The machine does the thinking for you.
6 automatic programs for easy meals: Prepare and cook sauces; steam ingredients; make soups and broths; slow cook meals; prepare pastries & dough (breads, brioche, cakes); and prepare desserts.
Manual mode for full control of speed, heat and time settings to create your own recipes.
Four blade attachments: Ultrablade chops, mixes and blends, Kneading/Crushing Blade - kneads dough and chops tough ingredients. Beater - for emulsifying, whipping and beating egg whites. Stirrer - to stir and homogenise cooked dishes.
2.5L capacity, dishwasher safe bowl and lid. Plus large stainless steam steam basket – for gentle steam cooking.
Keep warm function: 45 minutes
Easy to clean: the removable pot and steam basket are dishwasher compatible.
Adjustable cooking temperature from 30 to 130°C
12 speeds and Pulse & Turbo keys for various mixing results
4.5L capacity bowl (2.5L working capacity)
Large range of qualitative accessories for a variety of preparations
The included 1 Million-menu cookbook is a genuine source of daily inspiration for successful cooking: it features 300 recipes for truly diversified meals whatever the occasion.
To whisk egg whites with Cuisine Companion you must use the lid without the stopper and use the whisk attachment. Also, it is important that the bowl is completely clean with no traces of fat or oil. CAUTION: Do not exceed Speed 7.
You can use the steamer basket to cook the food you want to keep in pieces. Place the ultrablade knife in the bowl, add the ingredients you want to blend according to the recipe (carrots, potatoes, onion, ...) but make sure the vegetables at the bottom of the bowl do not obstruct fitting the steamer basket. Add the ingredients you wish to keep in pieces (bacon, chorizo, peas...) in the steamer basket. Add liquid to the bowl (water, stock,...) but without exceeding the maximum level.
The recipes were tested with ingredients at room temperature (20°C), It is possible that some recipes require 2 to 3 minutes of additional cooking if the ingredients (milk, eggs…) are from the refrigerator.
The "low steam" setting allows a maximum amount of condensation to be released and it is therefore recommended to prepare dishes and sauces with a better consistency (risotto, creamy puddings, sauces, etc.).
The "high steam" setting allows a maximum amount of heat and steam to build up in the bowl for all types of steam cooking (soups, etc.). This setting also prevents splashing during mixing.
When the vapour plug is locked onto the lid, the pictogram in front of you represents the currently selected setting.
You can increase the quantities, as long as you stick to the maximum quantities specified in the user manual (see table in the “First Use” section). Be careful with automatic programs, especially the “Soup” programs: if you exceed the maximum level of 2,5L (85 oz), you risk having hot soup spatter or overflow.
If the bottom of the bowl has traces of white lime scale: In the bowl with its spindle, pour 100ml of white vinegar, and leave for 1 hour, then empty the bowl, dismantle the spindle and it seal, rinse all the parts with clear water.
To make cleaning easier (pre-cleaning): after emptying the basin, position the whisk in the bowl, pour in 0,7L of water (24 oz), a few drops of dishwashing liquid, close the lid with the steam regulator stopper and program the appliance as follows: Speed 7/100°C (212°F)/3 mins. Then press “Start”. When the appliance switches to keep-warm mode (beep sound), turn it off and finish cleaning in the sink. (This works for the 4 accessories).
1. Let it soak for 1 hour (water + dishwashing liquid). 2. Scrape off the deposit using a wooden spatula or spoon. 3. After emptying the bowl, scrub the bottom using the abrasive side of a sponge. 4. If there are still traces of the stain, scour with steel wool.
Instead of dishwashing liquid, you can also use lemon juice, white vinegar or a dishwashing tablet dissolved in water (leave to work as long as needed).
This is a temporary phenomenon that won't affect the lifespan of your appliance. It will fade or disappear once the detachable spindle has been used and cleaned a few times (please refer to the “Cleaning the Appliance” section).
The appliance switched into safety mode because it detected significant changes. Make sure you are using the recommended speed and the appropriate accessory. Check that the appliance is stable (resting on its rubber feet) and the work surface is quite rigid.
The sharp blade is ideal for chopping vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, etc., and for mixing soups or compotes. The serrated blade is ideal for kneading heavy or yeast dough and crushing nuts or ice cubes.