Uno, Dos, Tres, QUATRO BY KAMBROOK – Recipes, Review & Giveaway

Are you over having a cupboard full of appliances that you may only use a couple of times a year? Do you want to reclaim some space in your cupboards?

I don’t know about you but I answered yes to both of these questions.  Having a tiny kitchen with only one corner cupboard for kitchen appliances means I don’t have very many and what I do have already takes up all my space which means any new addition = something has to go.
One appliance I have always wanted is a rice cooker, but knew that I had no where to store it so I made do. I own a slow cooker which is rather heavy and cumbersome so it generally stays at the back of the cupboard so far out of reach that I hardly bother to use it which made me sad as I love slow cooking as I can pop something in first thing in the morning and not have to worry about dinner again until its “feeding” time.
So you can imagine I was super excited when KAMBROOK offered one of their appliances to me to test drive. I immediately jumped on their website and had a look at their range to make a choice.  As soon as I saw the QUATRO Multi-Cooker I knew that it was what I needed it would solve my NO rice cooker situation and my slow cooker dilemma once and for all.

It is a four in one appliance that Slow Cooks, Sautes, Steams and cooks Rice. As I mentioned above I already owned a slow cooker that didn’t receive much use, so I gifted this on to a friend who didn’t own one.  I now had space for this shiny new appliance and the bonus was, it was a Rice Cooker as well so my wish was granted and it took up no extra space and I knew I would be using this appliance more than a couple of times a year.
I’ll briefly run through what I love about the QUATRO Multi-Cooker:
It is light weight – easy to get in and out of the cupboard = I use it more
The cooking bowl is non-stick – no soaking needed to clean = I use it more
I can brown my meats (Sauté) in the same dish I will be slow cooking in = less dishes
You can cook rice and steam peas at the same time = time saving
You can make risotto and not have to stand over the pot stirring = I can multitask (as us mums do best)

You will use it, it will save you time, you will have less mess, and you will become the queen of multi-tasking in the kitchen.
What have I cooked so far, click the name for direct links to the recipes.
Risottos of all different varieties using the Saute mode firstly then switching to Rice Cook Mode.

Quinoa using the Rice Cook Mode – Cook exactly the same as rice – 1 Cup to 2 Cups Water – change water to stock for extra flavour

Steam Peas While Cooking a Risotto

Risotto: sautéed onion, garlic and sweet potato in the Quarto then added the rice and stock. change to rice cooker mode and let it do its thing. Near the end add peas into the steaming tray and leave over the risotto while it sits on keep warm. Stir in a little butter, feta and season.
Normally I would have to stand at the stove for 30 mins, not now I was able to bath kids and tidy up while dinner is cooking. 

I love it’s versatility, it’s ease of use and that it is quick to heat up for sautéing and rice cooking which means it has been seen regularly on my bench for the past two months.

I still have to use the steaming mode as it is intended: some healthy steamed fish and dumplings would be perfect.

KAMBROOK have kindly given me a QUATRO Multi-Cooker (valued at $79.95) to giveaway to one lucky Cooking For Busy Mum Follower. How good is that, just in time for winter!
To enter simply complete the options in the Rafflecopter widget below and comment with your full name and email address what would you cook in the QUATRO Mulit Cooker and which function do you love the most.

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32 Responses to Uno, Dos, Tres, QUATRO BY KAMBROOK – Recipes, Review & Giveaway

  1. MissT May 24, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    I love the rice cook mode. I love risotto but the method of stove top cooking takes too long when I have a 3 yo pulling at me for attention. So I would cook a risotto THEN I’d cook this southern slow cooked chicken my Mum used to do. Delicious.
    Tanene Donnelly
    tanene _86 @ hotmail. com

  2. Jess Williams May 24, 2013 at 10:09 am #

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  3. Jess Williams May 24, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    I would love this! My slower cooker doesn’t have half these features.

    My kids love slow cooked meats that just fall apart and are rich and tasty.

    The first thing I would love to cook would be a risotto. The rice function would have to be my favourite function as I would be able to reduce more clutter in my cupboard.

    Jess Williams

  4. Mala_84 May 24, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I would cook a risotto… I love risotto’s but with a clingy 3 yo and 8 month old I don’t remember the last time I cooked it.
    I love the searing function when slow cooking which means less dishes to wash and more time to spend doing other things

  5. Judith May 24, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    The Steaming and Saute option will be my favourite to cook the recipe form my grandmother of Beef in onion sauces and cook the veggies at the same time and have time to enjoy with my kids

    Judith Fasshauer

  6. Anonymous May 24, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    love it, can see it in my cupboard and removal of all those non used appliances re gifted

  7. Natasha May 24, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Saute…horray!!! No more having to brown meat separately. Less dishes…winning. Pea and ham soup. It is starting to get cold and I sooo love soups.

  8. Anonymous May 24, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    This sounds like the ultimate kitchen appliance!

    Claudia Durban

  9. Anonymous May 24, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Beef Cheeks ! Been itching to try these and anticipate I won’t be disappointed with the Quatro by Kambrook! This would open a whole new world of cooking and ‘consumption’ 🙂

  10. Mum-me May 24, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    I would love to be able to cook rice in my slow cooker.

  11. Anonymous May 24, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Brilliant product, am dreaming of a hearty beef stew made with chuck steak that would melt in your mouth after cooking in the Kambrook Quatro .

    Robyn Little

  12. Anonymous May 24, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    easy risotto while I help with homework… then yummo!!!

  13. Natalie McNeill May 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    What an amazing machine!
    I’m new to the world of slow cooking, but I think the sauté function is an amazing feature!! I’ve just discovered you can do a roast in the slow cooker, so it would be great to be able to sauté it off first and save having to wash another dish!

  14. Anonymous May 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Looks like it would be a great asset to the kitchen.

  15. Tania Lynch May 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    My favourite feature would be that I could saute my meat before I add other ingredients.I too would love to cook risotto in this but first I want to try Pea and Ham soup.

  16. Anonymous May 24, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    I know this is for busy Mums but I would love to win one for a busy Dad… I already have a slow cooker and I would love to win one for my husband, we have separated, and he would love a slow cooker to make meals for our son when he stays over for the week. His favourite meal is slow cooked lamb shanks 🙂


  17. Loving Lunches May 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    I would love to try beef stroganoff in this, it’s hubbies favourite

    (I’m Jackie W on Facebook, I couldn’t figure out how to comment as me personally, so this will say I’m my blog. . . hope that makes sense ^-^)

  18. Mary Preston May 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    I love to slow cook meals, especially in Winter. Slow cooked Braised Beef & Onions would be my first dish to cook. YUM!!

    Mary Preston

  19. Star Wonder Sharer May 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    I love slow cooked meals brings back memories of being cooked for as a kid (dunno which part I like more being cooked for or the meals mum made haha)

    But in all serious a slow cooked Roast no way you can mess any Lamb up in a slow cook let alone the roast version absolute divine can envision my Sunday roast now the meat falling from the bone with fresh gravy now *drools* and the aroma’s of Rosemary through the house …

    Simone Nelson

  20. Marwa Sayed May 25, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    I would love win it my kids love slow cook beef and risotto
    it will be great help in the kitchen thanks for the chance

    Marwa Sayed

  21. Armstrong May 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I love that you can cook rice and steam peas at the same time. I think Id try to cook a curry first

  22. Mandy D. May 25, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    I’d use the slow cooking function to make easy ‘no-stir’ parmesan polenta. No more standing at the stove stirring with a tired arm! The slow cooking function would definitely be my favourite.

    Mandy Diggins

  23. Jo-Anne Wiszniewski May 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Envious giving my brand new Kambrook slow cooker years ago to ny sister, as she desperately needed one to cook her family meals quicker, working all day, etc, absolutely loves cooking variety of casseroles, couscous, etc!! B-) :-O
    Now that winter’s here would DESPERATELY LOVE one myself!! 🙂 <3

    Jo-Anne Wiszniewski

  24. Angie Boylan May 27, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    I’d make creamed rice since I wouldn’t have to stand and stir, plus I love the saute then slow cook function for cooking my ossobucco favourite. What a great machine! Angie Boylan

  25. eisabainyo May 28, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    I’d definitely use the slow cook function to make one-pot meals. First on my list is a hearty beef stew with seasonal veges. Add ingredients, add stock+water, turn on the machine and go about with my day. For there’ll be a warm hearty meal on the table at dinner time.

    Ei Nyo
    eisabainyo (at) yahoo (dot) com

  26. Ambro soli May 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Saute and slow cook in the one appliance = happy mum with less dishes to wash.
    Picture this, Steak and Kidney Pudding. Saute the steak and kidneys that has been rolled in flour, add chopped onions for a quick saute. Add your liquids and other veges, flip over to slow cook and sit back with the family and relax. Later on, add dumplings to the top. Perfecto!!
    Now I’m drooling thinking about a good hearty stew.
    And a good ol’ Risotto – Rice and I are not very good friends. That would be the only thing I cannot cook without half of it sticking to the pot, or even turning into a sludgy mush.
    * Dreamz of an easier time in the kitchen 😉

  27. 5childrenand IT May 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Oh for the love of properly cooked rice!! Since my rice cooker died I just can’t get rice right.
    I’d love to try Chicken soup in this cooker!

  28. Holly G May 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    First I’d try chicken and white wine risotto! Then maybe some slow cooked lamb shanks!

    Holly Geiger

  29. Anonymous May 29, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Would love to be able to make rice that isn’t burnt or mushy! I could then team that up with a stir fry and some steamed asian greens. Yum!

    Sheree Smylie

  30. sapna May 29, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Steaming is my favourite feature.
    I would love to make rice pudding in it.

  31. Emily Gould May 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    What a wonderful all in 1 machine. Just perfect.

  32. mellie jane May 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    I love the steam function i would love to make dim sum in it!

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