What are the advantages of induction technology in AutoCook Pro?
The induction technology has two significant advantages: firstly, a heating time is up to 20% * faster. This reduces the total cooking time of dishes. In addition, the induction technology reacts faster in temperature adjustments, so that an overcooking can occur e.g. can be quickly prevented.
* Pre-heating time of 1L oil from 30-100°C MUC88 compared with MUC22.
Does the unit have start-up delay?
Yes, the AutoCook has a start-delay to enjoy a freshly cooked meal at a certain time.
The duration until the start of the selected preparation program. For security reasons and hygienic aspects, not all programs have this function.
What is to be observed during soft frying?
For the preparation of meat, fish, pastry etc. in hot oil with the program [soft frying] the use of the frying basket is recommended. Please note that oil or deep frying grease may not exceed max marking of 1.0 liters. In addition, do not use more than 300 g of fresh or thawed food. After the heating phase the program has to be confirmed again on the device. We do not recommend frozen food for deep frying with the AutoCook.
What is exactly Sous Vide?
Sous vide is French and means ""cooking under vacuum"". For this purpose, the food is welded air tightly in a special heat - resistant cooking bag with a vacuum appliance and placed in
water bath at low temperatures over a long period of time. Due to the exact setting of the target temperature and the good temperature stability of the AutoCook, an overcooking is excluded and you achieve very even cooking results. Usually, for a better taste you fry shortly the food at high temperature to finish the dish.
How do I use the steam cooker?
For steam cooking of vegetables, meat and fish the use of the steam cooker is necessary. With the included two-layer steamer different food can be used simultaneously (eg in the lower part vegetables, in the upper part fish). Fill the bowl max with 0.5 liters of water. For reading the quantity the measuring scale is also visible on the inside of the pot. Insert the lower part of the steam cooker, put in the food, select steam program and press start.
Does the appliance has a keep warm?
If the preparation program includes the keep warm function, it is automatically switched on after the cooking program has finished and holds the dish warm for up to 10 hours at approx. 40 ° C (pre-set keep warm time depending on the preparation program).
In order to achieve the best possible and satisfactory results, we recommend the use of the suggestions in our recipe book, which is developed specifically for use with the device. In the recipe book you will find the necessary quantities of the ingredients, recommendations for the preparation time, preparation temperature and the use of the steam pressure function as well as useful combinations of the preparation programs in detail. Use these recipe suggestions to gain first experience. If you know the benefits and versatility of the appliance, you will be happy to experiment individual new recipes. Use the individual settings that the device offers.
What temperature settings are possible on the device?
The device provides a broad temperature range of 40° C-160° C. These can be customized in 5° C steps, for Sous Vide even 2° C steps are possible.
What exactly are the AutoCook multi-step programs (cooking programs with different cooking phases)?
The AutoCook has specially developed multi-step program, consisting of several (cooking) phases to achieve even better results. For the user, this means less adjustment to the device because the program runs automatically. After each phase the device emits a beep to signal that further steps are necessary. If this is done, simply confirm the next phase. The AutoCook automatically sets the temperature and time. If you do not want to skip a single phase, because the cooking result is already sufficient, you can press the confirmation longer to jump to next phase.
How can I save my favorite recipes?
You have the possibility to save your favorite recipes or basic recipes, which you can cook regularly under the presets Recipe 1 and Recipe 2. Simply select the recipe 1 or 2 with the program selection key, the individual settings of time and temperature and optionally of the pressure level and press and hold down the confirmation key. The program can be easily re-selected on memory the next time it is used.
The memory locations can be overwritten as often as required with new settings.
I am not satisfied with the preparation result, what can be the reason?
- In principle, the preparation result depends strongly on the ingredients used and does not necessarily have to do with the appliance.
- If food has not yet been cooked, this may be due to an incorrect quantity ratio of water and the amount of ingredients. Please pay attention to the quantities in the recipe book or app. If you find during the cooking process that you are not satisfied with the result, you can simply extend the time or adjust the temperature during the cooking process.