Tefal Simply Invents Steamer

Steaming made easy, with mechanical timer and automatic keep warm function, as well as easy storage with upside down stackable bowls!

  • 3 Stackable bowls with removable grids allow for easy storage and provide up to 9L capacity 60 minute mechanical timer with audible sound alert when your food is ready!

Reference : VC101616

Easy steaming, compact storage and a large 9L food capacity

The simple design of this 3 tier steamer combines a manual timer with an automatic keep warm function so your dinner is ready to eat when you are.

The bowls store upside down neatly on the base for ultra compact storage.

  • 60 minute mechanical timer with audible sound alert when your food is ready
  • Large visible water level indicator
  • 3 stackable bowls with removable grids and a chrome finish on the base
  • Dishwasher safe bowls and grids
  • 9L capacity

Ultra compact storage

Keep warm function


Leek Cake

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 95min

Salmi of Guinea-Fowl

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 50min

Seafood Supreme

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 15min

Steamed Artichokes

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 60min

Whole Chicken With Garlic

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 75min

Vegetable Terrine with Basil

Difficulty : Medium
Time : 55min

Stewed Apples with Cinnamon

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 35min

Spaghetti with Butter

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 25min

Spanish Style Chicken Legs

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 70min

Steamed Suet Pudding

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 110min

Lemon Cream

Difficulty : Medium
Time : 45min

Spinach with Pepper Cream

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 14min

Pears in Red Wine

Difficulty : Hard
Time : 25min

Chicken Liver Moulds with Lobster Sauce

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 25min

Mixed Vegetable Medley

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 50min

Peaches Cassis

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 30min

Salmon Steak with Fennel and Lemon Butter Sauce

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 21min

Tomatoes Stuffed with Spinach

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 48min

Hot Leek and Cheese Appetiser

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 110min

Mixed Asparagus Tips and Eggs

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 33min

Spring Salad

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 50min

Vegetable and Chicken Loaf

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 45min

Moist Chocolate Cake

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 65min

Banana Surprise

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 75min

Shrimp Ravioli

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 40min

Lemon Sponge Pudding

Difficulty : Easy
Time : 110min

Fruit Kebabs in Lemon and Ginger sauce

Difficulty : Very easy
Time : 10min

Features - Comparison
Number of bowls 3 bowls
3 bowls
Power (W) 900W
Grids Removable
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 tank.
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.
Yes, they are dishwasher safe but it is preferable to wash on the lowest heat setting or prewash setting.
Yes, every 7 or 10 times. Simply fill the tank with 1/3 white vinegar and 2/3 water up to the maximum mark. Leave for a few hours, preferably overnight. Rinse out the tank with water before using again.
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 other part of the product on the base. - Leave the solution in the product for a few hours, preferably over night. - then rinse with clear water before use.
The appliance has not been descaled after 7 to 10 uses : descale it.
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.
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