Mini Compact

Easy to store with the patented ultracompact storage

  • Comes with an adapted capacity for up to 2 people.
  • Ultra compact and practical bowls for an easy storage.

Reference : VC135270

Mini Compact, full steam ahead!

Take a close look at Mini Compact, a compact steamer that you will enjoy cooking with. Its bowls can be stored upside down on the base,so it's convenient and easy to store in any kitchen. No need to monitor, the cooking stops when there is no water left.

Mini outside, but great for cooking!

  • Adaptable capacity to suit your needs: up to 6.5L when using 3 bowls or up to 4.3L with 2 bowls.
  • AQUATIMER: a smart function that controls the water level to avoid waste. Each type of ingredient requires a specific amount of water, so you always get it right.

Ultracompact patented storage system

Water-level window

1 or 2 people


4 bowls


1 or 2 people

Number of bowls 3 bowls
Timer Aquatimer
Grids Fixed
Water level indicator  
Easy storage  
Rice bowl  

Frequent questions
Yes, indeed you can reheat food. Set the timer around 10 minutes (it depends on the food) and make sure that there is enough water in the reservoir.
Over time, the strong coloured natural juices from foods such as carrots and beetroot may stain the juice collector. This is normal. It may be cleaned with lemon juice straight after cooking.
As a guide, 15 minutes per 500g but it depends on quantity of food and on the type of meat and the steamer model.
We recommend that you put the largest pieces of food, requiring the longest cooking time in the lowest basket.
The ingredients are very dense and have a different cooking time : try to prolong the cooking time. Too many ingredients are cooked together : put the larger sized ingredients and the ingredients with a longer cooking time in the lower bowl. Try to not overload the steam bowls. Descale your appliance. Cut the ingredients into small pieces.
The flavour of food is much better in a steamer and therefore any seasoning should be used sparingly.
If required, you can sprinkle it lightly on the food, or add herbs to the steam water to add flavour to your food.
Yes. You should never leave a small electrical appliance unattended whilst in operation. However, you do not have to watch the steamer all the time. Simply set the timer and the bell will let you know when your food is ready to eat. There are no risks of burning the food and no need to stir it.
Caution: Do not forget to put water in the tank.
All the juices of the steamed food are collected in the juice collector. This can be used as a basic ingredient for stocks and sauces.
If the cooking times are different for the food in each of the bowls, start cooking the food that requires the most time in the lower bowl and then add the upper bowl(s) while cooking is in progress to complete the cooking cycle.
All frozen vegetables can be steamed from frozen.
We only recommend using canned or precooked pulses and beans in the steamer. They should be drained and rinsed and then placed in the steamer basket. They do not need to be soaked or boiled first.
Yes you can steam them in a steamer.  They take the same time as if you were steaming/simmering in a saucepan. Just keep checking the water level and topping it up.
Yes - if your steamer baskets have removal bases, then you will be able to remove the bases from baskets 2 and 3 and place a small whole chicken inside the lower of the steam baskets ready for steam cooking.
Yes, to give meat, chicken and fish a delicious moist flavour you can marinate them a few hours before steaming.
For recipes with a long cooking time you will need to refill the water tank during the cooking period. To refill the water tank, you should use oven gloves to lift the lid and steamer basket. Carefully lift and empty any water that has collected in the juice collector, then refill the water tank using cold untreated tap water.
The cooking time is the same whether you use one or two levels. Please be careful to not pack food too tightly on the first level to ensure that the steam can reach the second level.
You can boil mineral water. If there are many minerals in the water, the stainless steel will easily stain (Depending model). We recommend that you periodically clean your kettle.
It may look like there is more space for water, but if you put in over the maximum it was designed for, it may leak when the water boils. Please do not overfill the kettle.
It is depending the kettle size, never use even if the water is below the minimum line on the kettle window.
To reduce water staining and prevent leakage from the kettle tipping over, we recommend that you empty the kettle after use.
Yes, they are dishwasher safe but it is preferable to wash on the lowest heat setting or prewash setting.
Yes, every 7 to 10 times. Simply fill the bowl with 1/3 water and 2/3 white vinegar up to the maximum mark. Switch on the appliance for 1 hour then leave to cool before rinsing out thoroughly with water and a little washing up liquid.
On average, we recommend descaling your appliance every 7 to 10 uses to maintain an effective flow of steam and extend the life of your appliance.
• Put 3 glasses of white vinegar in the water tank and fill up with water to the maximum level.
• Do not put any part of the product on the base.
• Plug in and set the time for 20 min.
• Be careful with the output of hot steam.
The appliance has not been descaled after 7 to 10 uses : descale it.
[Check 1] Have you put the water in the right place?
Please put the water in the water tank with the grey part in the middle (the heater).

[Check 2] Did you put enough water in the water tank?
If there is not enough water in the water tank, it won't be able to create steam. Even if just cooking for a short time, you should ensure that the water reaches at least the top of the heater (the grey part). Even if you have put in enough water, it will take some time before it starts steaming.

[Check 3] Is the heater (grey part) dirty?
If there are minerals from the water adhered to the heater, it may not transmit heat correctly and steam may not be created. If there are changes such as discolouration of the heater - brown, black or white - or peeling of the surface, care of the heater will be necessary. Please carry out a descaling.
This is working correctly. The turbo ring surrounds the heater so that the water inside is effectively heated. It is designed so that it doesn't fit flush and the water from the space in between is used to make the steam. Please make sure that the turbo ring is orientated correctly so the notch is facing down.
The surface of the heater isn't peeling. It is probably a film that has attached itself to the surface of the heater. Carry out a descaling.
It isn't a cord-reel type. Please remove and extend the part wound around the plate manually.
Because power consumption is high, it may omit some heat. Use a power plug exclusively for the kettle. If there is enough heat that it could cause a burn or if the plastic is deformed, please stop use, and arrange a repair and inspection.
The internal parts may make noises with the change in temperature. There is nothing wrong with it.
Electric kettles are designed to turn off when they sense steam. This steam may condense and drops of water may fall from the bottom of the handle. This is not a fault. It will also not cause any fault with your kettle.
Immediately after boiling, the sensor that automatically turns the power off will be hot, and the power switch may not operate. Wait until the sensor has cooled and then try again.
No, you can steam all types of food: meat, fish, eggs, potatoes, desserts rice, couscous etc.
No, the advantage of steam cooking lies in the fact that the flavours of the vegetables are not transmitted to each other, even when they are mixed.
Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered or recycled. Leave it at a local civic waste collection point.
The steam cooker doesn't cook under pressure, it instead uses the ambient pressure.
The steam in the steam cooker is water boiling temperature, approximately 100°c.
For original spare parts and accessories related queries please call our Consumer Service team on 1300 307 824 email us on
Electric kettles boil the necessary amount for the necessary time and are not usually equipped with features to keep water warm. It boils water very quickly so there is no need to keep water warm.