TEFAL Cuisine Companion

Cuisine Companion Cuts, prepares and cooks!

Multi-functional heating food processor with 6 automatic programs for home-made sauces, soups, stews, steam dishes, pastries and desserts.

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
  • Unlimited possibilities

    • Cooks, slow cooks, steams, stirs, stir fries, mixes, kneads, whips... with no need for constant monitoring
    • 6 automatic programs + 1 manual mode
    • A range of 5 dedicated accessories

  • Multiple cooking modes

    Adjustable cooking temperature from 30 to 130°C.

  • A wide variety of mixing results

    From delicate to ultrafast mixing thanks to the 12 speeds and to the Pulse & Turbo keys.

  • Large capacity

    4.5L capacity bowl (2.5L working capacity).

  • Large range of accessories

    5 dedicated and efficient tools for guaranteed results:

    • 1 sharpened "Ultrablade" stainless steel knife
    • 1 stainless steel kneader cum crusher
    • 1 beater
    • 1 stirrer
    • 1 stainless steel steam basket

     

     

  •  1 million menus

    Never run out of ideas !

    The included 1 Million-menu cookbook is a genuine source of daily inspiration for successful cooking! Indeed it features 300 recipes: 100 starters, 100 main dishes and 100 desserts, for truly diversified meals whatever the occasion.

     

Recipes Using This Product
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  

Instructions & Manual
Frequent questions
First of all, it is necessary that your scale is registered in the app.
To do this, activate the Bluetooth on your phone, open the "Companion" application, go to the "My Universe" tab and then to "Settings".
Select the "My Device" section.
You will find a first item "your product" which is the Companion you have registered / you own.
The second item "add an accessory" will allow you to add this accessory to your universe by clicking on the scale image: the scale is registered in the application.
Then return to the homepage or to a recipe. And follow the instructions of the scale synchronization pop-up when you need it.
In order to offer you a unique experience and ever more personalized services for each of your Moulinex products, we have to merge the different accounts you use on the various digital platforms of the Moulinex group (Companion app, My Cookeo app).

If you already have a Cookeo account and a Companion account using the same email address:
The password to use for connecting is the Cookeo application one.

If you already have a Cookeo account and want to create a Companion account:
You do not need to create an account. You can simply log in using your Cookeo app IDs.

I don't have an account yet but I want to take advantage of this unique account:
You only have to create one account on this Companion app for example. You can then use this account to connect to other platforms.
The voice function allows you to have a more fluid experience in the step-by-step preparation of the recipe.
You no longer need to touch your smartphone to take the next step! Touch your screen with your hand to activate listening, the voice recognition will identify the spoken word from a predefined list to help you progress through the step-by-step preparation of the recipe.
To start:
"Start"

To finish:
"Finish"
"Next"
"It's done"

To go back:
"Previous"

To stop:
"Stop"
"End"

To start the reading or listening function of the recipe:
"Read"
"Listen"
To activate the voice assistant, go to the settings and activate the microphone and voice recognition in the Companion app.
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.
No, there is a risk of splashing or overflows.
NB: Do not try to make jam or milk-based preparations, the temperature between 135 and 150°C is much too high.
• Before using for the first time, wash all items in warm soapy water (but not the motor unit). Your bowl is fitted with a detachable spindle to facilitate cleaning.
• Ensure that all packaging has been removed before use, particularly the protection located between the bowl and the motor unit.
• Place the seal on the seal holder, then clip the assembly to the lid.
• Position the seal on the common spindle. Lock the assembly onto the base of the bowl with the locking ring.
• Position the chosen accessory in the bowl:
- the accessories on the common spindle at the bottom of the bowl,
- the steam basket inside the bowl, having taken care beforehand to fill the 0.7l tank with liquid preparation (water, sauce…).
• Incorporate the ingredients into the bowl or steam basket.
• Position the lid on the bowl lining up the two triangles, lock the lid without pressing by turning it anti clockwise.
• Position the steam regulator cap on the lid; two positions are possible: high steam or low steam (the chosen position must be facing you).
• Position the bowl on the motor unit until you hear a “click”.
• Your appliance is fitted with a 0/1 switch, set the switch to 1. The appliance only starts up if the bowl and the lid are correctly positioned and locked on the motor unit.
You can use a baking paper and cover the bottom and the inner walls of the basket to make recipes such as omelettes but also frittata, fish, white meat...
Use the "Steam cooking" program to cook this type of preparation.
We know that the respect of a certain global temperature is important in the realization of this type of recipe. For best results, we recommend using warm water and taking out your fresh ingredients in advance to give them time to cool down (butter, eggs, milk...).
Whether in automatic program or manual mode, you can stop the device at any time by pressing the "Stop" button. The programme is then in pause mode. You can restart it by pressing "Start" again. If you have made a mistake in programming and/or want to cancel, press and hold the "Stop" button for 2 seconds.
Whether in automatic program or manual mode, you can stop the device at any time by pressing the "Stop" button. The programme is then in pause mode. You can restart it by pressing "Start" again.
If you have made a mistake in programming and/or want to cancel, press and hold the "Stop" button for 2 seconds.
Press the programme of your choice, a triangle appears on the screen in the selected programme. In the case of the soups, stews and pastry programmes, successive pressing takes you to the different sub-programmes.
The pre-programmed settings can be modified for the time of a recipe (depending on the chosen recipe, ingredients and quantities prepared). Press the speed selector or the cooking temperature selector or the time selector, the setting chosen will flash on the screen.
Adjust the setting(s) using the "+/-" selector.
When you have finished modifying all your settings, press the “start” button.
When the programme has ended, the appliance emits 3 beeps.
Press directly on the selector representing the parameter you have chosen to adjust, i.e. the speed selector or the cooking temperature selector or the time selector, the chosen parameter flashes on the screen.
Then adjust the setting(s) using the "+/-" selector. For safety reasons, it is not possible to set a temperature without setting a cooking time.
When you have finished entering all your parameters, press the “start” button.
When the programme has ended, the appliance emits 3 beeps.
In the application, select the recipe you want to make in the search tab - for example, "Beef bourguignon".
Start the step-by-step process and click on the scale icon in the first step to weigh the ingredients. Then follow the instructions in the recipe and start the programme.
During the cooking of the first step, you can anticipate the weighing of the ingredients of the next step to save time.
Your device has 2 operating modes.

• Automatic programme mode:
Speed, cooking temperature and duration are pre-programmed. There are 6 automatic programmes available: Sauces, Soups, Stews, Steam cooking, Pastry, Desserts.

• Manual mode:
Customised adjustments of speed parameters, cooking temperature and duration for use at your convenience.

• Connected mode (for connected devices):
Thanks to its connected mode, launch a recipe on the Companion app and let your robot take care of the rest.
The cooking parameters (time, speed, temperature) are automatically transmitted to your i-Companion. You can have a free mind, it cooks for you!
No further adjustments are required, just press "Start". Follow the recipe via your app. It will guide you throughout the recipe and give you clear step-by-step instructions.
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).
To facilitate cleaning (pre-cleaning), place the whisk in the empty bowl, pour 0.7l of water, a few drops of dishwashing liquid, lock the lid with the cap, then start the robot on speed 7 at 100°C for 3 minutes. When the appliance is in warm mode (beep sound), stop it and finish cleaning the mixer under the tap. (This applies to all 4 accessories).
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).
The heating resistor does not cover the entire bowl bottom surface.
There is a hot zone on the left (when positioned in front of the appliance), and a less hot zone on the right.
Sometimes the ingredients stick slightly to the bottom of the bowl, so we recommend stirring as soon as you add the food and constantly.
Don't worry, like most LCD screens, the one on your appliance is sensitive to static electricity. As a result, traces of light can appear when you wipe your screen with a cloth for example. These luminous traces disappear after a few moments. This is a normal phenomenon that does not affect the operation or service life of your appliance.
You may have positioned and locked the lid on the bowl.
Browning mode must be done without lid, please unlock the lid to continue your preparation.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Check that you do not exceed the maximum quantities of ingredients specified in the instructions for use, and that you use the speed and accessory appropriate to your recipe.
If after these checks the problem persists, take your product to an authorized repairer.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Simply press the On/Off button located on the rear base on the right side.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Please take your product to an authorised repair centre.
Simply plug in your device and toggle the 'I/O' switch to 'I', the cover will unlock.
We recommend that you do not turn off your device by unplugging the power plug, but use the 'O/I' switch.
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.
The heating system controls an electric filament heating resistor (it is not an induction heating system).
Our appliance complies with French/European standards in terms of radio frequency emission, including limiting human exposure to electromagnetic fields.
Your appliance is equipped with a grounding system, always connect your appliance to a grounded outlet.
Always keep in mind the precautions to take for pacemaker wearers.
For safety reasons, it is recommended to always store the Ultrablade chopping knife in the bowl when not using the robot (sharpened blades). The other accessories can be stored in a drawer or cupboard.
CAUTION: The kneading/crushing knife is also sharp.
You have the following accessories with your appliance:

• Steam basket (1)
The steam basket can be used to steam vegetables, fish or meat and to make soups with chunks.
• Mixer (2)
It mixes cooked dishes without damaging the ingredients (browned dishes, stews, risottos, ratatouilles, chutneys and pulses).
• Whisk (3)
It is used for mayonnaises, whipped creams, sauces, creams and dressings (mashed potatoes, polenta...), wisking egg whites.
• Kneading/crushing knife (4)
It kneads white bread dough, special breads, short crust pastry, biscuit dough, risen dough (brioche, kouglof...), light batters (cake mixture...). You can also make pancake batter, waffle batter with this accessory. It crushes nuts, chops hard products and crushes ice.
• Ultrablade knife (5)
It mixes (soups, fruit purees) and chops (vegetables, meat, fish). Do not use this accessory to chop hard products, use the kneading/crushing knife to do this.