KitchenAid KMC4244SS Cooker with Stir Tower, Stainless Steel, Multicolor 需配变压器
- Over 10 cooking methods, with 4 step-by-step modes
- Even heat technology
- 4-Quart cooking pot with coating and pour spout
- Accessory exclusively made for multi-cooker;Choose from 3 constant speeds or 2 intermittent modes for great results
KitchenAid 4-Quart Multi-Cooker and Stir Tower
The Multi -Talented Multi -Cooker. The ultimate all -in -one cooking system to simply create everyday dishes, one pot wonders, or gourmet masterpieces.
The ultimate in versatility for cooks of all levels–unlimited versatility, exceptional control and consistent results with every dish. Serve up Irish Porridge with Berry Compote for breakfast, enjoy Fennel and Potato Bisque for lunch, and then close the day with Asparagus Parmesan Risotto. Over 10 settings: risotto, rice, sear, saute, simmer, soup, yogurt , boil/steam, slow cook high and low, keep warm (up to 24 hours).
Precise Temperature control and perfect results, every time.
The Multi - Cooker controls the selected temperatures and settings, ensuring each recipe is prepared with consistent results.
Guided Digital Display
Digital display guides you through simple step -by -step instructions, and displays temperature and timer for up to 12 hours of cooking.
Compatible with Stir Tower Accessory (Model KST4054).
|KitchenAid Multi-Cooker||KitchenAid Multi-Cooker with Stir Tower||KitchenAid Stir Tower Multi-Cooker Accessory (Fits model KMC4241)|
|Cook Time||Up to 12 hour cooking times||Up to 12 hour cooking times||N/A|
|Programmability||Over 10 settings: risotto, rice, sear, sauté, simmer, soup, yogurt , boil/steam, slow cook high and low, keep warm||Over 10 settings: risotto, rice, sear, sauté, simmer, soup, yogurt , boil/steam, slow cook high and low, keep warm||N/A|
|Warm Function||Up to 24 hour Keep Warm||Up to 24 hour Keep Warm||N/A|
|Stir Tower Accessory (Model KST4054)||Not Included||Included||Included|
|Clear glass lid||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Dual Purpose Steam Basket and Roasting Rack||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Easy to clean, non - stick CeramaShield pot||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|What's Included||Multi-Cooker with 4-quart cooking pot, tempered glass lid, dual purpose steam basket and roasting rack||Multi-Cooker with 4-quart cooking pot, tempered glass lid, dual purpose steam basket and roasting rack, Stir Tower with silicone flip and stir paddle, and silicone flex edge blade||Silicone flip and stir paddle, silicone flex edge blade|
|Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty|
Up to 12 hour cooking times
Cook methods can be programmed for up to 12 hours of cooking.
Easy to clean, non - stick CeramaShield pot
The 4 quart cooking vessel with pouring spout features exclusive CeramaShield coating which is non -stick, scratch resistant and ptfe/pfoa free. The cooking pot is also dishwasher safe.
Clear glass lid
The clear glass lid allows for easy pouring and straining.
Dual purpose steam basket and roasting rack.
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I suggest that anyone wanting to know more about this product read the review by MyD -- The Viewpoint. That review is absolutely spot on. The only thing I can add to it is "ditto".
so far the repertoire has been; pork belly in black bean sauce, saag paneer, steamed glutinous rice, bone broth, steamed halibut wrapped in banana leaf, steamed lotus leaf wrap glutinous rice with chicken shrimp peanut etc, panna cotta...! I’m getting rid of my stove.
***SPECIFIC REVIEW ON THE STIR TOWER AT BOTTOM
I was looking for a different appliance in a local store an saw this new multi-cooker on display. To be quite honest, the unique look is what caused me to ask questions and I thought it was a very attractive appliance. I had been considering a crock pot or multi-cooker anyway so it really engaged me and I went through a series of demos. I was hooked and took the only one they had besides the floor model because it was so new. I have been running it through a number of tests and researching the specs a little. I have a few impressions on use and have included some of my findings below. I hope it helps.
SOME NOTES ON USES:
--- REMEMBER THIS IS 4qt WHEN CONSIDERING ROASTS - The non-stick pot is rated at 4qts and is about 8 1/2 inches across once you get down inside. The mouth is wider where the lid sits. For some uses, this machine is more than large enough. For others, it might be on the small side. However, I was buying according to my needs so there is no reason to fault the machine. Oblong machines that do large roasts for big family dinners are available. If you are doing a large solid roast, there isn't much room to place vegetables around the sides. If you cube the roast and mix it all in with the vegetables, then the broth can get high enough to ensure everything cooks properly. It's not an oven roast anyway. (Oven is my preferred roast though)
--- NOT A PRESSURE COOKER - The lid is well vented so you can't expect a tight seal. I do not suggest rigging it to seal tighter against it's designed use by manufacturer.
--- HANDLES RICE WELL - I have a very high end rice cooker but the venting mechanism is more complicated for special rice styles. I prefer this machine when using recipes that require cooking the rice with other ingredients because it gums up my rice machine. Same with some wild rice. There is a specific setting for brown rice. This machine will also do larger pots or act as a second when I have company.
--- LEAVES YOUR HANDS FREE LONGER ON THINGS LIKE RISOTTO - If you get the stir tower, you can do things like risotto and have a little more hands free as the tower stirs the rice for you. You still need to check it a few minutes here and there to add broth. This was a big deal to me, not to have to sit there and stir. Staying near, I was able to split my attention much more easily over other foods.
--- ONE POT PREPARATION WITH BRAISING/SEARING - I don't know if this is a big deal to some people, but it's nice to not have several pans out while you make something that requires searing first, then slow cooking. It helps on the cleanup. I will be honest though, in some cases I prefer the wide low mouth of a good frying pan while I set the cooker to it's eventual setting and dump the items in once it's all set. Personal preference on this one.
--- YOGURT - It's nice to have the option of making a homemade yogurt that I know what's in it. It's as natural as the ingredients you choose. That was a bit of a novelty for me. I am not an expert yogurt maker though I may become one some day. You can also do low temp creamy scrambled eggs.
NOTES ON TEMPERATURES AND FUNCTIONS:
--- EASY TO USE ONCE YOU READ INSTRUCTIONS: The settings and use of this machine is fairly intuitive and easy though you should read the instructions first of course. Experts with multi-cookers might find they can work it with little instruction right out of the box.
--- SOME FUNCTIONS REQUIRE MULTI ADJUSTMENTS AS YOU COOK, OTHERS DON'T - There are a few functions that you can add ingredients and walk away after start (such as rice). However, others still require you to be present and change to the appropriate setting once ready. That is mostly intuitive, but I thought it worth mentioning. For instance if you are braising, you have to change the setting once you are ready for slow cooking etc...
--- CHANGE TIME ON THE FLY - As you cook, you can adjust the time if you realize a change is in order. However, that is generally a matter of dialing in the new time you need rather than adding a minute or hour.
--- MANUAL OR SET TEMPARATURES, FAHRENHEIT OR CELSIUS - There are a number of auto temp settings or you can set your own temperature manually. You can set your machine to read Fahrenheit or Celsius. I will give specific temps below in Fahrenheit.
--- AUTO SETTING TEMPS - Simmer 205' - oil/steam 212' - saute 350' - sear 450' - Warm 165' --- There are also specific recipe settings for temperature but the manufacturer does not supply all the information. Yogurt for instance rises to 185' and then cools down to 110' to cure for the correct number of hours.
--- MANUAL TEMP SETTINGS - You can manually set your temperature between the ranges 165' - 450' -- note that the auto settings will go lower for certain periods and uses, but adjust for the recipe so you can't maintain a lower temp when doing specialty low temp cooking below 165'
OTHER THOUGHTS (Multi-Cooker): I have been really happy with this machine so far and it has a terrific feel of quality and beauty. Though for some uses I would go with a larger machine, a large oblong would not really work for the uses an additional stir tower attachment provides. In the end, those are some of the most useful options that I like about it to begin with.
MY SPECIFIC REVIEW ON THE STIR TOWER - ALSO FOUND ON THE AMAZON STIR TOWER SEPARATE LISTING
THIS IS THE DEVICE THAT MADE THE MULTI-COOKER UNIQUE FOR MY USE ON CERTAIN RECIPES
HOW IT FITS - HOW IT WORKS - WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU
I ordered this tower the same day I bought my multi-cooker in a local store because I knew how it would make the multi-cooker special for me. Yes, I could do crock pot type stuff, but I had a specific need to free my hands while doing involved recipes like risotto. Not everyone out there will need this tower depending on what you are making in your multi-cooker. However, I have included some kitchen tests, observations and specifications below.
SOME FOOD USES
--- MY NUMBER ONE BENEFIT - When making foods that require constant stirring like risotto I don't have to stir constantly and can free my hands to work on other foods simultaneously. Of course, you have to be there to add broth every few minutes or so. When doing milk based recipes like yogurt or other temperature sensitive items, it's a snap.
--- INTERMITTENT STIRING - For less sensitive foods that still require intermittent stirring, you have several settings that allow you to set and walk away. Timing option on the multi-cooker unit will also finish the recipe and go to warming phase so depending on the food (soup for instance) it can truly be set and walk away cooking. More on stir settings below.
--- NOTE ABOUT FOLDING INGREDIENTS - The two stir pieces that sit down in the bowl are somewhat rubber in feel and clean both the bottom and side of the pot. One thing I noticed though, if mixing items of very differing density like heavy rice and lighter items like shaved parmesan, it doesn't fold them as well as I hoped. It stirs well. It will eventually mix them. But it's better to do a little spatula work and push it into the mix and then let it go. So, it stirs better than it folds ingredients. It still does the job.
--- BRAISING OR VEGETABLES - This one is a matter of personal taste. If you like the idea of braising your items in one pot for preparation before going to slow cooking or other recipes like soup. This will do the trick just find and stir them for you while your at it. I personally don't mind using a second frying pan in most instances because I like the wide low mouth for ease of access. It just depends how I feel at the time.
--- CONSTANT SPEEDS - Clockwise on the selector dial gives you three constant stir settings. Low at 20 rps - Medium at 45 rpms - High at 75 rpms. Straight up 0 on the dial is for OFF.
--- INTERMITTENT STIR SETTINGS - Turning counter clockwise from OFF gives you two more settings with intermittent stirring. Both settings run at LOW speed 20 rpms, but give you different timing options. 2 Minute Intermittent gives you 15 seconds of stirring every 2 minutes. 20 Minute Intermittent gives you 1 minute of stirring every 20 minutes.
HOW IT FITS ON MACHINE
--- SIMPLICITY OF USE - This device sets up extremely easily once you see the instructions and the stir attachments snap on in just moments. It's fairly intuitive, but I do suggest glancing at the instructions the first time.
--- NO POWER CORDS - The tower foot slides underneath the multi-cooker and has prongs or slides that connect and draw power from the machine, so there is no extra set of power cords to deal with and find plugs for.
--- HOW IT FITS THE MACHINE - You might have assumed this goes through the roof of the lid or has to be used separately from the lid. Actually the flat arm fits through a wide vent in the side of the clear lid so the stir devices can operate contained within the closed multi-cooker. Since the lid of the multi-cooker is clear, you can still look in and observe the food as it stirs. As mentioned before, the foot of the tower slides under the cooker. The body of the tower rests against the machine and appears almost like a single device when paired (assuming you buy the same color). It makes the machine look a little bit chunkier, but still well beautiful enough to sit on your counter even when not in use.