A versatile device with intuitive handling and many recipes to try out.
Krups i PREP & COOK XL HP60A115
last modified: 09.06.2020, 15:20
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With the i PREP & COOK XL from Krups cooking is easy. The appliance comes with many accessories and a wide range of functions. It has a stirrer as well as a cooking and steam cooking function. An app allows you to connect the appliance to your mobile phone and control it. The app offers various recipes and automatically adjusts the settings of the appliance to your recipe. There is also a cookbook with 300 recipes and an introduction to the appliance. Most parts can be washed in the dishwasher.
- Wide range of functions
- Stirrer with 4 different attachments
- Cooking and steam cooking function
- Recipe book with 300 recipes
- Associated app that can be connected to device
- App contains many recipes, shopping list function and recipes can be saved
- Device automatically adapts programs to the selected recipe of the app
- Cleaning in the dishwasher
- Intuitive handling
- Number of persons of the recipes in the app cannot be changed
The i PREP & COOK XL multi-cooker from Krups comes with many accessories and functions. With its various inlays you can chop, mix, knead, cook and steam food:
- Utility knife
- Kneading/ grinding knife
- Whipping / stirring attachment
- Mixing/ Stirring attachment
- Steam fermenter
- XL floor
This device has a very wide range of functions, allowing food to be processed in a variety of ways.
With the XL-bottom you can close the bottom of the container, you can exchange the agitator insert with the XL-bottom when you don't need the agitator, so you have a bigger container, for example for cooking/frying larger quantities of meat.
A dough scraper and a small cleaning brush are also included.
The multi-cooker can be handled easily and intuitively.
The display is clear and concise. Using the buttons you can choose between dough, soup, cooking and steam cooking. Within the four areas, you can also choose between 10 different automatic program settings, which vary in temperature and time settings. Of course, you can also set the temperature, time and speed manually using the three upper buttons:
- Motor speed: 2 interval speeds, 10 progressive speed levels
- Temperature: 30° - 150°
- Time: 5 seconds - 2 hours
With the start/stop button you confirm your selection and start the program, you can cancel/pause the program and reset the settings by pressing and holding the button.
You can cook with the recipes from the cookbook. This offers 300 different recipes. The cookbook tells you exactly, step by step, which settings you need to make on the appliance and which accessories should be used. It also gives you an introduction to the appliance and the app contains cooking tables and basic recipes. You may have to adjust the cooking times of the cooking tables to your taste.
However, it is even easier to use the corresponding App. With this app, you can connect your mobile phone to your device via Bluetooth and now all you have to do is select and start a recipe. The appropriate settings are automatically made on the device and all you have to do is press Start and add the food. The app will guide you through the process step by step. Unfortunately, you cannot adjust the number of people for the recipes. If you want to cook for less or more people, you have to recalculate the quantities yourself. You can also save recipes and create different categories, as well as create your own recipes and share them with other users. There is also a shopping list function, you can create your own shopping lists or let the app create them based on a recipe.
Goulash (2 persons)
For the goulash, I used the recipe from Krups in the app. In the recipe book itself, there was no goulash recipe. But the app offers different recipes. The app guided me step by step through the recipe, so the preparation was easy. I reduced the quantities a little, as the recipe was meant for 4 persons. However, I kept all settings and this gave a good result. The cooking took 1 hour and 35 minutes, plus a little time to chop the food. This is a little longer than with the other appliances.
Potatoes (800 g)
The potatoes are prepared in the Krups multi-cooker in the steam cooking program. For this purpose, 700 ml of water must be filled into the vessel and then the cooking sieve filled with the potatoes must be inserted. According to the recipe book, whole potatoes need 30 minutes in program P2. After 30 minutes the potatoes are very tender and soft. They could even be cooked a little shorter, to our taste. However, it must also be mentioned that we used quite small potatoes in our test.
Salmon (400 g)
The salmon needs 15 minutes in the steam cooking program P1. For this, you have to line the cooking vessel with baking paper beforehand. We were very satisfied with the cooking result.
Steamed vegetables (zucchini and broccoli)
The broccoli and zucchini were also prepared in the steam cooker. The cooking table indicates 20 minutes in the P1 program of steam cooking. Broccoli and zucchini were again too soft for us, but this is also dependent on taste.
I baked a chocolate cake from the recipe book and used the app for this. Because all the recipes from the cookbook can also be found in the app. With this multi-cooker, only the dough is prepared in the app and the cake is then baked in the oven, unlike with the other multi-cookers. The preparation took about 20 minutes and so did the baking process. The result was a very tasty chocolate cake.
The cleaning is easy. The individual parts can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Only the motor unit, the base XL and the retaining ring must not be put in the dishwasher. A small cleaning brush is also included in the scope of delivery for hard-to-reach areas of the appliance.
The instructions are detailed and well explained. The recipe book also contains an introduction and explanation of how to use the appliance and its individual parts and functions. In the recipe book, this is very clear and easy to understand.
|Additional warranty||2 years|
|Scope of delivery||Basic unit, stainless steel container, lid unit, ultrablade chopping knife, mixer, stirrer, kneading/grinding knife, steam basket, kitchen spatula, cleaning brush, floor XL, cookbook, operating instructions|
|Manual language||EN, IT, GER, NL, FR|
|Quality of instructions||Excellent|
|Power in Watt||1,550|
|Length of cable||138 cm|
|Number of programmes||10|
|Programmed recipes||None in the cooker itself, but hundreds of recipes in the app, which can be connected to the multi-cooker|
|Suitable for||4-6 people's main dishes|
|Range of functions|
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