Philips All-in-One Pressure Cooker HD 2137 Review + Rendang Tok Perak Recipe Try out
Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!
So, I have jumped into the all-in-one pressure cooker bandwagon. I am very happy when I was approached by Philips to give a review about this revolutionanized kicthen appliance that have been greatly raved about. I heard many great things about this device but I didnt really understand what makes it so special compared to traditional way of cooking. I have no idea what I have been missing out LOL
Today is a special day where I will walk you trough the unboxing and also gave you a closer look of the device and then I am going to share with you how I cooked rendang within 30minutes. Not even kidding… Yes 30 minutes. My granma wouold have fainted if I told her I make rendang within 30minutes hahaha
It came in a big box like so.
As you can see it have 2 years world-wide guarantee with a capacity of 6 Litre. I have a feeling that I will be using this device almost everyday for many years to come.
On the side of the box, they have couple of pictures of food you know just to temp you and stuff. It actually gave you an idea of what kind of food can be prepared using this Philips All-in-One Pressure Cooker.
Okay, let’s open up the box… There is a user manual, guarantee card and a recipe book. I am loving the recipe book, it have 50 recipes and I just cant wait to try them out. What I like about the recipe book it stated the cooking + preparation needed so I can pick recipe based on the time I have. Lovely!
Sharing with you a glimpes of the recipes available in the book. Can even make our own strawberry jam with the cooker. Yes!! My husband is also very excited after checking out the recipe book, so many ideas and we can tweak it to our liking. One of our family goal this year is to eat more home cooked food and this All-in-One Pressure Cooker will help us to achieve our family goal. Yeay!
Eh, we haven’t finish unboxing the products haha.. Basically, it looks like so.
So, when you purchase a new unit of Philips All-in-One Cooker this is what you will get. On top of the high quality cooker, aluminum alloy inner pot is durable and offers more effective heat conduction. Special colored Whitford golden coating is anti-scratch and non-stick. You will also get the steamer bench. I have no idea what it is actually called. Let’s call it a steamer bench hahaha… then 2 units of non-sticky spatula and a measuring cup.
Just a heads up, do not immerse in water. Just clean the pot and the lid. I find it very easy to clean the lid. It is not that hard to take off because of the rubbery feature of the lid holder and it makes the cleaning part hassle-free.
This is how it looks from the top part of the cooker. You can set it to seal, vent or bake. For pressure cooker you will have to put it to seal. If you are venting out the steam, be careful not to put your finger on the red section because that it where the steam will be vent out. Just a simple tips, if you are placing the Philips All-in-One Pressure Cooker, try to place it where there is nothing on top the device. Am I making sense here? What I mean is, try to put it on a table or counter top that are open. Which do not have an overhead cabinet. Because you need to vent out the steam so best to do it with no overhead cabintes/device/products blocking the steam.
As you can see here, the options are endless. You can do slow cook with low temperature, slow cook with high temperature, saute with low temperature, saute with high temperature, stew, make yogurt, and even bake a cake.
Rendang Tok Perak Recipe - Try out
When I received the Philips All-in-One Pressure Cooker, I also received this parcel of Rendang Tok Perak. It is the first time ever I received ingridients to cook complete with recipe in order to try out a device. I am super impressed!! Since Philips claim that this device will be able to cook rendang eight times faster than conventional cooking, as you might have guessed… I put it up to a test. I share a picture of the recipes here so you can make your own rendang tok perak at home.
What sorcery is this??? Everything.. Like EVERYTHING is included. They even go extra mile by blending the “ingridients to blend”.
I am just going to show a step by step pictures so you can have a better idea of the process. For the recipe you can check out the picture of it earlier k?
This is how it looks like when I set it to saute/sear at high temperature. You can adjust cooking time as needed.
I followed the recipe’s step one by one, super simple. I have to keep reminding myself that I am cooking rendang. It is hard for my brain to digest that I am cooking rendang. All this while when it comes to cooking rendang (I mean the conventional way), all I recall is standing for many hours stirring the rendang and wait for it to thicken. It takes forever. OMG… But everytime I think about the joy it bring when I taste the rendang it makes the torturing cooking time “bearable”. Now, that I have this Philips All-in-One Cooker it takes out the hassle part of rendang cooking and that is just AMAZING.
My HASSLE-FREE Rendang Tok Perak. Sedap like nobody business LOL
My personal opinion
I noticed one main different compared to other device I have tried is that this one able to give 2 types of temperature setting. Most device only allow either low or high temperature setting. I also got to know that Philips All-in-One Pressure cooker allow up to 12hours of keeping warm function. I am like OMG!!!
It is such a useful function for me as a working parent. As much as my husband and I wanted to prepare more home cooked food for our family, sometime it is hard to stick to our goal because there are times we are stuck in traffic or just too tired to cook after coming back from work. Having this 12hours keeping warm function is going to be a game changer for our experience.
I get to quickly dump a chicken, potatoes, carrots and water in the morning before I go off to work. Our family will come home to a tender chicken meat and a warm hearty soup! I may also do a one pot pasta or porridge or even a roasted chicken. Options are endless!!
I dont have to worry about overcooking or that it will burnt because once the machine completed the cooking it will automatically goes into the keeping warm mood that last to 12 hours.
After trying out for myself, I finally understand what the rave is all about. It save time, as it cook so much faster compared to conventional cooking, it is easy to clean, the machine is smart, it have big capcity and I really cant find anything not to love about it. If you asked me, it is a awesome device to give out as a gift to a newly wed, your mum or yourself.
Thank you so much for taking time to read my humble opinion. Hope you find them helpful somehow. If you are in the market to look for a pressure cooker, I totally recommend for you to get this unit. Thank you once again for supporting brand that are love by my family and I. Till next blogpost, dont forget to take it easy and smile!