Tefal calypso pressure cooker

Overall Score: 88/100

Tested February 2017

This 6L pressure cooker has an effortless lid locking system, just pushing the handle down locks the lid. It also has fold down side handles for easy storage and can be used on all hob types. We were impressed with all the features, and it performed well too.

Available from: homeandcook.co.uk

Price when tested: £140.00

GHI Expert Verdict

If you’ve been unsure about using pressure cookers in the past, you’ll be amazed at how far they’ve come! The Tefal Clipso is really easy to use. Locking the lid is as simple as pushing down the lid handle, and there’s no fussy lining up and turning to lock it into position. It’s easy to see when the pressure indicator has popped up and there are two pressure levels to choose from. We made a very good minestrone soup, but the meat in our beef stew was not as tender as we’d like. We also made a beautifully creamy rice pudding but it stuck to the bottom of the pan quite badly, so we were pleased to find the pan is dishwasher safe (unfortunately the lid isn’t). It’s great that you can steam vegetables in the supplied steam basket and we got great results steaming broccoli, it was perfectly cooked in just three minutes at pressure. The instruction booklet comes with ten recipes but there are also cooking charts to give you an idea of cooking times. The two lug handles on either side of the pan make it easy to lift and we were impressed that they fold down to make it more compact for storage. With a six litre capacity, this pressure cooker is a great size. It’s quite pricey though, but we think it is a great product and really simple to use.

Overall Score: 88/100

RATINGS:

  • Ease of use: 5/5
  • Design: 4.5/5
  • Performance: 4.5/5
  • Instructions: 4/5

WE LIKED

  • Lid is very easy to lock into position
  • Can be used on all hob types including induction
  • Two pressure levels
  • Two lug handles make it easy to lift
  • It’s very easy to see when it has reached pressure
  • Level markings inside pan
  • Pan is dishwasher safe
  • Lug handles at sides fold down for easy storage
  • Comes with a steamer basket

WE DIDN’T LIKE

  • Stainless steel interior is not non-stick
  • Lid is not dishwasher safe

All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.

Tefal Clipso Minut’ Perfect 9L Pressure Cooker

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Tefal – Clipso Pressure Cooker

This is a sponsored Blog Post. However, the views expressed in this post are my views and not those of the company supplying product.

I was delighted to receive a Clipso One Pressure cooker from the lovely people at Tefal recently for a test drive. Having not worked much with these devices in the past, I was initially a little confused as to how they worked but also a little wary. Upon receival I was told to try a recipe that was more suited to spring time cooking (AND NOT A STEW!!!). This got me worried and then, it got me thinking. Luckily however, I did not have to think for too long as I also received with it a little book with a large variety of recipes, some of which were stews, many of which were not. I decided to test this piece of kitchenware by making Roquefort flans.

Looking at the unit, it appears well made and finished and of sturdy design and comes with a good set of instructions to help you on your way in case like me you hadn’t used one before. According to the literature on the Clipso One, it is made of 18/10 stainless steel, has a one speed regulating valve, is suitable for all stovetops (including induction) and with the exception of the lid, is dishwasher safe.

In fact, the only thing I knew about them was that I had seen the guys on Iron Chef America use them to cook fork tender stews in under an hour with them and perhaps even more importantly was the fact that my mother-in-law who is an awesome cook, swears by them and I had on many occasions had the pleasure of eating food that had been made in them.

How do pressure cookers work?

Cooking food under pressure effectively allows food to steam or stew at temperatures higher than those normally available whilst not under pressure. At sea level, water boils at 100 degrees centigrade which is a well known universal law of physics. In fact those familiar with cooking at altitude will know that boiling food at significant altitude presents problems because water boils at significantly lower temperatures due to the reduced atmospheric pressure. This was well described in Charles Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle where he described that despite boiling potatoes for hours at an altitude of 11,000 feet, the potatoes were still ‘nearly as hard as ever’. When pressure is significantly increased however, as is the case in a pressure cooker, water will boil at significantly higher temperatures. This means that food will break down much faster than conventional boiling or steaming and therefore greatly reduced cooking times will result.

Other perceived benefits are that as the unit is sealed during cooking, more of the nutrients are contained in the food.

Roquefort Flan
Serves 4

Ingredients
200g Roquefort Cheese
3 eggs
100ml Double Cream
50g Toasted Almonds
25g Butter
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Method
Blend the Roquefort with the cream and add the beaten eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Add the toasted almonds. Butter 4 ramekins and fill them with the mixture. Place them in the steam basket. Fill the cooker with 750ml of water and place the steam basket on the highest level and close the cooker. Place the pressure cooker on the heat source and heat on the highest setting until the steam starts to release. Then lower the heat and continue to cook for 6-8 minutes. Then release the pressure according to the instructions and open the cooker.

Serve lukewarm or cold with a green salad with walnut oil salad dressing.


Roquefort Flan

The flan was light and fluffy and perfectly suited to the lovely spring day on which I made it. Also the great thing I’ve learnt from this exercise it that despite first impressions, pressure cookers are easy to use and can be effectively used to cook more than just stews during the winter. In fact, pressure cookers can be used to cook lot of dishes suitable for any time of the year.

The Clipso One unit comes in two sizes according to capacity 6L and 8L with suggested retail prices of $349.95 and $379.95 respectively and are available from all good kitchenware dealers now!