Monday, 26 January 2015

REAL MUM REVIEW: The DéLonghi Multifry Classic

This is a sponsored post for DéLonghi and Digital Parents Collective

The New Year is now in full swing and most people set new goals starting the year with a fresh start full of motivation. Most people you talk to want to improve their health and the new year is the perfect start to set yourself up with healthier ways of eating. Most people that don’t eat too healthy express the reason is not having enough time… The common misconception is; “I just don’t have enough time to eat healthy”. This is not an excuse anymore as there are more and more appliances coming out that can help us mums in the kitchen to cut food preparation and cooking time by heaps! This means that we don’t have to be trained chefs to all eat home cooked, real food that tastes amazing with convenience.
This week I have had the opportunity to test-drive the DéLonghi Multifry Classic. It is an innovative kitchen appliance that combines low oil frying and a multi-cooker that meets the needs of everyone in the kitchen. It can fry fresh veggies with minimum oil rapidly and can feed the whole family and achieve exceptional cooking results with the ability to produce over 250 recipes including risottos, stews, pizzas, cakes, pies and chips. Sounds pretty cool right?

The DéLonghiMultifry Classic prides itself in enabling busy cooks to save time in the kitchen by producing an exciting variety of dishes all with exceptional taste and minimal fuss. The Multifry Classic promises to shake up routine meal preparation by bringing a world of cuisines to the user’s fingertips. I put it to the test with 3 family favourites; roast veggies, meatballs, and a stew.

ROAD TEST #1: Roast Veggies

It’s as simple as coating your chopped veggies in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, a sprinkle of sea salt, popping it all in the Multifryer and pressing the ‘on’ button. This was a game changer for me. My little ones LOVE roast veggies but they usually take so long to prepare and cook. Up to hours to cook some potato and pumpkin to get it tasting good. I love that is takes such little time and I could see myself using this for veggies on an almost daily basis.

ROAD TEST #2: Meatballs

Little meatballs are such an easy snack or meal for little kids; you can hide grated vegetables in them too if you want to boost their goodness. My kids love them and I usually make them in the oven, boil them or fry them in a pan, which can make a bit of a mess. I liked cooking the meatballs in the Multifryer because they came out well cooked and crispy. The kids were the first test pilots and thought they were great. I love the fact that I didn’t have a load of different pots, pans or trays to wash! A big win as a mum!

ROAD TEST #3: Lamb Stew

Being on a gut-healing journey with the kids, stews are high on the weekly menu list. I usually make my stews in the oven and it isn’t hard to prepare but it does take a long time to cook in the oven and hours to get it right. I found it was a lot quicker in the Multifry, I believe this is because of DéLonghi’s exclusive Surround Heating System (SHS) technology, which surrounds the food with uniform heat, making the Multifry Classic the most advanced low-oil cooking appliance available. I also love that it is like cooking in its own casserole dish, meaning so much less washing up and cleaning. This is awesome! So great to have such a small amount of washing up at the end of creating a huge meal.

My favourite things about the DéLonghi Multifry Classic:
  • Its cooks really quickly! Yes, it’s so fast, I love how much time you save by using it.
  • You use minimum oil so this means you can have fried quality food but not use a whole tub of expensive coconut oil so you’re saving money too.
  • I love the thought of using it through summer instead of turning on the oven and heating up the whole house. Along with that you’re saving power using a smaller appliance over the big oven.
  • It has a removable mixing paddle that gently mixes ingredients throughout the cooking process so there’s no need to manually stir ingredients.

The only thing I’m not too crash hot on is that it takes up so much room in the kitchen but then that is a good thing too as that means it can cook so much more. All in all I love this machine and can see it working for any busy mum in the kitchen. I highly recommend checking out the DéLonghi Multifry Classic.

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