I had a really unexpected, fun day yesterday.
I had an email from a PR lady who was working with Tefal on promoting their new Cook4Me pressure cooker. The concept of the day was to get together, cook some delicious food in very little time, and then spend the rest relaxing. Which I guess you can spend more time doing if you have something that can cook a dinner in less than 10 minutes! Presuming you don’t have kids. I would probably spend it cleaning something unmentionable off the sofa.
We were greeted with some fizz, which was very welcome as I was so nervous. The shoot was in someone’s house (which they must rent out for such endeavours – who knew?!) so I’d spent a few minutes skulking around outside wondering if I had the right place.
We kicked off with a chat about the Cook4Me from a Tefal rep. It’s really user friendly – there are 50 inbuilt recipes in the menu, with instructions. The instructions are essentially, chop and chuck, close the lid and Bob’s your uncle (what does that phrase even mean?!)
It also looks pretty sexy, non?
I was first up to try the cooker with the lovely Franca from A Moment With Franca (she of #KCACOLS fame!) and we had to make an Italian vegetable soup. We were photographed and miked up – I had the hysterical giggles at this point which I’m not entirely sure is professional…
Then we had camera’s zooming in and out all over the place while we chopped and gathered all the ingredients together. Then it was just pop everything in and wait 10 minutes until ping! And hiss – the steam shooting out the top is very exciting. The cooker will also automatically keep your food warm until you are ready to eat it. Which is useful when there is more posing to be done!
Franca looking gorgeous with our lovely soup!
I decided to get in on the action with the artistic posing of food and what not. Whaddaya reckon? Have I missed my calling?
Eventually however I just couldn’t resist the scoffing!
I’m not going to lie – it was really tasty, really quick and really easy to do. These pressure cookers are expensive, but if you are time poor in the evenings then they will more than earn their keep. A lot of my favourite dinners – like risotto for example – take a lot of time to cook right. The Cook4Me can do a risotto in 8 minutes. EIGHT. That’s pretty cool.
And with the time I saved, I even got myself a cheeky manicure on the way out!
Ah the things I will do with my time…
I’ll be getting one of these cookers to review a bit more as well, so watch this space!