Not too long ago I was contacted by the lovely Jessica at Mindshare to possibly do a giveaway on the blog. I was offered the chance to trial and keep a Tefal Cook4Me device (how lucky) and give another away to a lucky reader. Initially I was hesitant. You see, I don't do formal product or restaurant reviews on the blog, that's just not my thing. But then I thought, "oh, who am I kidding, people love a giveaway. I'll just trial the product, say my opinion and someone gets a present out of it!" Quote end quote. I mean, it'd be selfish to say no, right?
Yeah, that's what I thought. You totally want to win. So let's do this thing.
The Tefal Cook4Me is a spaceship-like contraption with a range of features that allow you to create a tasty meal, quickly and to your schedule. They have a bunch of recipes you can use, or you can do your own thing and even use it for simple cooking preparations such as steaming vegetables and cooking grains. Yes, cooking grains - that is precisely how I personally found this device to be most helpful. I heart grains. I was psyched to be able to cook quinoa and brown rice and barley and more in a quick and fluffy fashion. What a delight.
Enter endless quinoa salad lunches...
I tried some other recipes, too. The risotto came together very quickly and simply and the lamb shanks (which are said to be a very popular recipe for the Cook4Me) came together, again, very quickly and simply. It was all quite tasty, too.
And while I personally prefer to linger over the stove, stirring and sautéing and simmering and such, I am very aware that some people would love this appliance. Not everyone enjoys the cooking process as I do and not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to be as hands on in the kitchen as I am. I'm thinking busy parents, some elderly folk and those who are just generally time poor or not into cooking. To be able to put a nutritious meal on the table quickly and simply (if cooking isn't really your favourite thing), is a real plus and something I will always endeavour to encourage.
So, to enter to win a Tefal Cook4Me (valued at $349.95!!) leave a comment below informing me why you would love to have your very own Cook4Me. I'm excited to give this baby away to someone who may need a bit of extra help in the kitchen, whatever reason that may be...
This giveaway is open to Australian readers only. It will be open for one week and I will select a winner on Monday 29th July. Please ensure you've entered a valid email address so I can contact you. Boom!
WINNER: Congratulations, 'Mother of 6'. You had the most votes from my judging panel (consisting of 9 of my lovely friends & family, a mix of males and females of all ages). Thank you to ALL the wonderful entries and comments, I was blown away. I wish I could give you all a Cook4Me.