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Tefal all-in-one CY505 pressure cooker 6L

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  • Cooks up to 12 cups of rice
  • Delayed start
  • Keep warm function
  • Reheat function
  • Condensation collector
  • Multi-function cooker


  • Limited advice on rice cooking
  • Only one programme for cooking rice

The large capacity of this rice cooker (up to 12 cups) and range of functions, including one for baby food, makes it ideal for families.

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There is a specific setting for boiling rice that works well and results in distinct fluffy grains. A condensation collector helps prevent the rice becoming soggy.

But since it is a multi-cooker, the manual’s guidance on rice cooking and water ratios is more limited than those for rice-only cookers.

There are options to adjust cooking time and temperature on the preset programmes, so you can experiment and tweak the rice cooking to suit your preferences.

In addition to plain rice, the pressure cooker can be used to make risotto, paella and other rice-based dishes.

There are recipe suggestions for these with cooking times in an accompanying booklet. The cooker's start time can be delayed so that dinner is ready for when you get home. There are also helpful keep warm and reheat options.

Though there are lots of functions and programmes, we found the digital monitor was easy and logical to use.

The hinged lid of the cooker is well sealed with controlled releases of steam through a vent and the non-stick inner bowl feels sturdy.

The accessories are dishwasher-safe but the main parts are hand-wash/wipe-clean only. It works as a slow cooker as well as a pressure cooker.

This is a good option for a family looking for a reliable multi-cooker with an excellent rice cooking function.

Capacity: 12 cups
Dimensions: L34cm x W34cm x H40cm
Weight: 5.8kg
Length of cord: 1m
Bowl material: ceramic
Multi-cooker functions: pressure-cooking, baby food, baking, steam, stew, brown, simmer, porridge, slow cooking
Additional extras: steam basket, rice spatula, trivet, rice measuring cup
Dishwasher-safe? Accessories only
Timer? Yes
Preset cooking delay? Yes, minimum 2 hrs maximum 24 hr delay
Warmer setting? Yes

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