TEFAL Cuisine Companion

Cuisine Companion Great cuisine at the touch of a button!

The Tefal Cuisine Companion is an all-in-one, kitchen wonder machine that creates amazing dishes at the touch of a button.

With five attachments and cooking capabilities, the Cuisine Companion replaces up to ten appliances. Ideal for chopping, whipping, mixing, kneading, cooking, steaming, blending, stirring, emulsyfing, whisking, searing, crushing, milling and precise heating.

More than just a cooking-capable food processor, Cuisine Companion is an all-in-one, kitchen wonder machine

To make cooking even simpler, Cuisine Companion comes fully equipped with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface with six automatic functions. Simply put the ingredients into the bowl and select from the touch pad display to launch the program. The machine does the thinking for you.

  • 6 automatic programs for easy meals: Prepare and cook sauces; steam ingredients; make soups and broths; slow cook meals; prepare pastries & dough (breads, brioche, cakes); and prepare desserts.
  • Manual mode for full control of speed, heat and time settings to create your own recipes.
  • Four blade attachments: Ultrablade chops, mixes and blends, Kneading/Crushing Blade - kneads dough and chops tough ingredients. Beater - for emulsifying, whipping and beating egg whites. Stirrer - to stir and homogenise cooked dishes.
  • 2.5L capacity, dishwasher safe bowl and lid. Plus large stainless steam steam basket – for gentle steam cooking.
  • Keep warm function: 45 minutes
  • Easy to clean: the removable pot and steam basket are dishwasher compatible.
Essentials
  • Adjustable cooking temperature from 30 to 130°C

  • 12 speeds and Pulse & Turbo keys for various mixing results

  • 4.5L capacity bowl (2.5L working capacity)

  • Large range of qualitative accessories for a variety of preparations

  • The included 1 Million-menu cookbook is a genuine source of daily inspiration for successful cooking: it features 300 recipes for truly diversified meals whatever the occasion.

Specifications
Power 1550  W
Maximum motor rotation speed 16000 rpm  
Speed settings 12  
Minimum cooking temperature 30  °C
Maximum cooking temperature 130  °C
Cooking temperature increments 5  °C
Time range 05s - 02h00  
Automatic programs    
Number of functions 6  
Type of functions sauce, soup, slow cook, steam, pastry, dessert  
Manual mode    
Adjustable parameters Speed, temperature and time  
Pulse function    
Turbo function    
Bowl total capacity 4.5  L
Bowl working capacity 2.5  L
Bowl material Stainless steel  
Chopping attachment Stainless steel blade  
Stirring attachment    
Emulsifying attachment Whisk  
Kneading attachment    
Kneading attachment - details Stainless steel kneading and crushing blade  
Steamer Yes, internal stainless steel basket  
Spatula    
Accessories storage Storage box  
Cord Storage    
Dishwasher safe    
Dishwasher safe - details bowl, lid, cap and accessories  
Colours white  

Frequent questions
Try to position the appliance as close as possible to an air extractor (e.g.: cooker hood).
CAUTION: Do not place it on a heat source.
Yes, some programms require the keep warm phase to continue (in order to keep the food in good condition, prevent skin forming, or the food sticking to the bottom of the bowl).
To whisk egg whites with Cuisine Companion you must use the lid without the stopper and use the whisk attachment.
Also, it is important that the bowl is completely clean with no traces of fat or oil.
CAUTION: Do not exceed Speed 7.
You can use the steamer basket to cook the food you want to keep in pieces.
Place the ultrablade knife in the bowl, add the ingredients you want to blend according to the recipe (carrots, potatoes, onion, ...) but make sure the vegetables at the bottom of the bowl do not obstruct fitting the steamer basket. Add the ingredients you wish to keep in pieces (bacon, chorizo, peas...) in the steamer basket. Add liquid to the bowl (water, stock,...) but without exceeding the maximum level.
You can cool the bowl before making the recipe by crushing 10 ice cubes using "pulse" with the kneading/grinding blade, then empty the bowl, wipe it dry and immediately make the sorbet recipe.
The recipes were tested with ingredients at room temperature (20°C), It is possible that some recipes require 2 to 3 minutes of additional cooking if the ingredients (milk, eggs…) are from the refrigerator.
You can use baking paper to cover the bottom and inner walls of the basket, to make recipes such as omelettes, frittata, fish, white meats … Using the Steam programm.
The "low steam" setting allows a maximum amount of condensation to be released and it is therefore recommended to prepare dishes and sauces with a better consistency (risotto, creamy puddings, sauces, etc.).

The "high steam" setting allows a maximum amount of heat and steam to build up in the bowl for all types of steam cooking (soups, etc.).
This setting also prevents splashing during mixing.

When the vapour plug is locked onto the lid, the pictogram in front of you represents the currently selected setting.
Avoid using the spatula to scrape off dough stuck to the blade.
Use a wooden spoon instead; the spatula should be used to empty the bowl after removing the blade.
You can also use the manual mode by setting the temperature to 120°C (248°F) and the cooking time according to the quantity and type of ingredients used.
Reduce the size of the pieces.
Please refer to the table (§ First Use) in the user manual.
If in doubt about which blade to use, use the one for kneading/crushing.
Never use the whisk with heavy dough (bread dough, etc.)
You can increase the quantities, as long as you stick to the maximum quantities specified in the user manual (see table in the “First Use” section).
Be careful with automatic programs, especially the “Soup” programs: if you exceed the maximum level of 2,5L (85 oz), you risk having hot soup spatter or overflow.
In order to reduce discolouration, rub the stained areas with a cloth or a paper towel dipped in cooking oil, then clean as usual.
It is essential to clean immediately after use to avoid any staining.
The bowl, the accessories, the steamer basket and all the parts of the lid can be put in the dishwasher. It is not recommended to put the spindle as well as the bowl seal into the dishwasher.
If the bottom of the bowl has traces of white lime scale:
In the bowl with its spindle, pour 100ml of white vinegar, and leave for 1 hour, then empty the bowl, dismantle the spindle and it seal, rinse all the parts with clear water.
We recommend that you clean accessories as soon as any discoloration appears; you can use lemon juice to do this.
You can also try leaving the accessory in direct sunlight for a few hours.
Use a well wrung out sponge, then wipe with a dry cloth.
For hygiene reasons, it is advisable to dismantle the lid and clean the separate parts well with hot water and washing up liquid after each use.
To make cleaning easier (pre-cleaning): after emptying the basin, position the whisk in the bowl, pour in 0,7L of water (24 oz), a few drops of dishwashing liquid, close the lid with the steam regulator stopper and program the appliance as follows: Speed 7/100°C (212°F)/3 mins.
Then press “Start”.
When the appliance switches to keep-warm mode (beep sound), turn it off and finish cleaning in the sink.
(This works for the 4 accessories).
1. Let it soak for 1 hour (water + dishwashing liquid).
2. Scrape off the deposit using a wooden spatula or spoon.
3. After emptying the bowl, scrub the bottom using the abrasive side of a sponge.
4. If there are still traces of the stain, scour with steel wool.

Instead of dishwashing liquid, you can also use lemon juice, white vinegar or a dishwashing tablet dissolved in water (leave to work as long as needed).
Yes, we recommend that you dry the bowl before using it in the appliance.
Process some lemons or use the steam program (Steam prog + 1L of water (34 oz) + 30 mins + a few drops of lemon juice).
These are called “witness lines,” where plastic material is left over after the molding process. There is no risk of cracks; you can continue to use your lid without worry.
This is a temporary phenomenon that won't affect the lifespan of your appliance.
It will fade or disappear once the detachable spindle has been used and cleaned a few times (please refer to the “Cleaning the Appliance” section).
Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered or recycled. Leave it at a local civic waste collection point.
For original spare parts and accessories related queries please call our Consumer Service team on 1300 307 824 email us on atyourservice@groupeseb.com.
Find more detailed information in the Guarantee section of this website.
The appliance has switched into overheating safety mode.
Leave it to cool for 30 minutes.
Before you use it again, reduce the amount of preparation to be mixed.
The appliance switched into safety mode because it detected significant changes.
Make sure you are using the recommended speed and the appropriate accessory.
Check that the appliance is stable (resting on its rubber feet) and the work surface is quite rigid.
The sharp blade is ideal for chopping vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, etc., and for mixing soups or compotes.
The serrated blade is ideal for kneading heavy or yeast dough and crushing nuts or ice cubes.
This is normal. Speed 1 and speed 2 have an auto-pulse feature so the motor operates on and off cycles.