I have been rather excitedly testing out my brand new Multicooker Redmond RMC-M90E. And the easy chorizo and mushroom stew I will share at the end of this review is just one of the many recipes I whipped up in it.
The idea behind the Multicooker is simple – one cooker that can do the job of a range of kitchen appliances such as your stove, oven, steamer, bread maker etc. And in a busy and modern kitchen where space is a premium, that sounds really, really good. I, for example have a rice cooker, a slow cooker and a deep fat fryer. All different machines all taking up space. And the Multicooker does all of these jobs. Plus more.
So, last week, the postman delivered the Multicooker. It did take me a little while to read through the comprehensive instruction booklet so I that could get the best out of it. However, I was immediately impressed by the fact that it has a 5 litre capacity, so can cook good size meals.
So, after working out which of the functions I wanted (it has loads with 45 programmes: oatmeal, slow cook, fry, steam, rice, grains, soup, pasta, boil, bake, pizza, dessert, homemade yoghurt and a handy multicook option), and making sure it covered the temperatures I wanted (from 35C to 170C) I started cooking.
Over the past few days I have made 3 different types of oatmeal for breakfast, cooked two lots of rice for lunch, fried some sausages, steamed two portions of veggies for the kids, made one big pot of soup for an impromptu lunch and made 3 big batches of stew for the freezer. I was extremely happy with everything I produced.
Apart from the easy to use cook programmes, the Multicooker also has 2 very useful functions. The timer delay means you can throw everything in and set it and so that your meal starts cooking at a convenient time. Then the keep warm function means you can go out for a walk or do the school run and then come home to a perfectly hot dinner. Seriously awesome. And even more awesome is the fact that the Multicooker is so quiet, and there are no cooking smells. Really useful in a small flat.
I really do like the inclusion of the 100 recipe booklet as the recipes have been tested to work perfectly in the Multicooker . They are a great baseline of recipes to start with, and to then jump off and start inventing your own.
From what I have tested so far this Multicooker does exactly what is says on the tin. One cooker, multiple function and a lifesaver. I think it will be perfect in a small modern kitchen, a home without a cooker, a great present for people going off to university or a holiday home, busy parent or grandparents, and people who generally want good food with minimum hassle. The Redmond Multicooker RMC-M90E is available from a lot of retailers at around £139.90 which I think is reasonable price point given the how versatile it is and how many different things you can cook in it.
Would I buy it?
Yes. As I said before, it has replaced the need to have for me to have a lot of my other cooking gadgets eg rice cooker, slow cooker and steamer.
And is the food it makes good? Yes.
Just try out my easy peasy chorizo and mushroom stew made in the Multicooker Redmond RMC-M90E and see for yourself. Enjoy.
Chorizo and Mushroom Stew and Cooking with the Multicooker Redmond RMC-M90E
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 leek finely sliced
- 2 carrot chopped
- 100 g chorizo sliced
- 250 g chestnut mushrooms
- 400 g tin borlotti beans drained and rinsed
- 2-3 tbsp tamari soy sauce
- 650 ml hot chicken sauce
- Fresh coriander (cilantro) to garnish (optional)
- Set the Muticooker to fry for 10 mins and add the olive oil
- Stir in the leeks and carrots, cover it and let them cook for 6 mins.
- Then stir in the chorizo and mushrooms, close the lid again and fry for the remaining 4 mins.
- Open the Multicooker and add in all the rest of the ingredients.
- Close the lid, set it to stew for 30 mins and leave it to cook.
- Switch it off when the programme finishes (you will hear a beep), serve out the stew garnished with coriander if using and enjoy.