Jamie Oliver’s new HomeCooker and Cutting Tower – presented by Philips
Dubai; Philips is at it again, and this time with Jamie Oliver who has co-designed a new range of rather useful kitchen appliances – starting with the HomeCooker and Cutting Tower. Take a peek here at Jamie showing it off and then read on as we’re giving one pair away!
It’s the first-of-its-kind – a multi-functional device that preps food, as well as cooks – chopping, melting, stirring, simmering, steaming, boiling, sautéing and frying. The only thing it doesn’t do from what I can tell is grill! Best bit is, the HomeCooker can be left unattended (even for risotto), allowing you to busy yourself with other things – mainly thanks to the auto-stir function, a key feature that differentiates it from other kitchen appliances.
So how else does this contraption differ?
- The vast temperature gauge, from 40 to 250C.
- With the accompanying Cutting Tower, you can chop produce directly into the cooking vessels using five different cutting blades for fine grating, coarse grating, thick slicing, thin slicing and julienne strips.
- Every single part is dishwasher proof.
Plug the HomeCooker in, switch on, set the temperature and required cooking time. Once the red light stops flashing, you’re ready to start cooking using the four layers of vessels individually or all together – the main saucepan with add-on stirrer in the middle, pasta insert, steaming basket for small ingredients, and steaming tray for delicate foods like fish.
The beauty of the all singing and dancing HomeCooker is that complicated, time-consuming dishes become swifter and stress-free from curries, risottos, stews and soups to braised dishes, sauces, desserts and even breakfast.
To make it even easier, Jamie Oliver has compiled a recipe book with some of his favourite recipes and step-by-step instructions for using the HomeCooker. I’ve tried my hand at classics like English fry-up and tagliatelle bolognese to risottos – primavera and a butternut squash with sage – as well as steamed Asian sea bass with rice. My only qualm is the presence of the stirring cone makes it a tad tricky to dish out food on plates or a serving dish. Otherwise, it really takes the pressure off in the kitchen and allows you to get on with chores or socialise with friends and family, whilst your food is cooking away.
FooDiva Friends in Dubai, we have one Philips HomeCooker with Cutting Tower, Jamie Oliver recipe book and apron to give away – all you need to do is tell us what you would cook using as many of the HomeCooker’s functionalities as possible. Leave your answer as a comment on this post AND using the submission form below. You can increase your chances of winning by also Liking and commenting on my Facebook page, following me on Twitter and retweeting my tweet, plus following me on Pinterest and Instagram. The giveaway competition closes on Monday 8th April when the clock strikes midnight, and one winner will be picked randomly (through random.org) on Tuesday 9th April. You will have 24 hours to claim your prize otherwise we’ll have to select another winner.
And if you’re not so lucky, the Philips HomeCooker with Cutting Tower costs AED 1,840 and for the HomeCooker alone AED 1,445 – both include the recipe book. Available at all major hypermarkets across the UAE – from April 1st. And don’t forget to also like Philips’ Middle East Facebook page here.
And if this doesn’t whet your appetite, we’ll be bringing you another Philips competition soon – stay tuned!
Good luck and a bientôt.