It is hardly worth telling our readers how long and firmly electric multicookers have entered our life – this fact has long been known to everyone. We would even say that many people often use the capabilities of such household appliances too actively. Nevertheless, the multicooker is a very convenient kitchen appliance that can replace several appliances at once. Today we would like to talk about our interesting experience with a five-liter multicooker equipped with a very large number of operating modes – Hyundai HYMC-1611. This Korean brand launches only three multicooker models on the market, and at least one of these options turned out to be very successful.
The products have an electronic control system, which is quite convenient – the device instantly responds to the given commands. The control panel here is touch-sensitive; in cooking mode, the maximum design power is 850 watts. The product is equipped with a convenient liquid crystal display, which greatly facilitates communication with the equipment. The bowl inside has a Teflon coating – the products will not burn. There is also a delayed start mode for 24 hours, even after the end of cooking, the multicooker will continue to keep food warm thanks to a special function.
In total, there are 16 programs in the design, of which 15 are automatic, and one is a user mode, when a person can adjust all the parameters depending on certain needs. The case is made of high-quality plastic with a glossy sheen, there are several beautiful stainless steel inserts. In general, the multicooker looks quite stylish, it will easily fit into the interior of any kitchen. However, fingerprints still remain on the case and every speck of dust is clearly visible, so you will have to wipe it quite often. The lid leans back, and the model itself is framed in black and brown. Overall dimensions are 260x270x410 mm with a weight of 4.3 kg. The manufacturer gives a 24-month warranty on its device.
What comes in the kit?
This household appliance is delivered to the buyer in a box made of fairly thick cardboard, which makes it easy to transport. The packaging has a beautiful design, it depicts the multicooker itself, a brief description of the characteristics and capabilities of this device is also given, it is also said about the extended warranty period.
Multicooker Hyundai HYMC-1611
The kit comes with instructions in Russian. If this is your first time encountering such a technique, then it will not be out of place to carefully study what the manufacturer wants to say. Yes, and in principle there is a lot of useful information regarding precautions and tips for working with certain programs. Recipe books are not provided, but you can find a huge number of them on the network. A spatula, a spoon and a measuring cup are also supplied with the multicooker – they are all made exclusively from materials that are safe for health and cannot damage the Teflon layer.
The upper part of the design is a cover, decorated in black and brown. There is a sticker here that warns of a serious risk of burns from hot steam. During operation, it is strictly forbidden to cover the cover with anything. On the far side of the part there are holes through which steam escapes. When cooking foods with added liquids, such as soups or sauces, you should be as careful as possible with these holes, as the moisture will evaporate very actively, the resulting column of steam can burn quite badly.
After the end of the cooking process, the manufacturer recommends removing the valve and pouring out the accumulated condensate from it. This is easy enough to do: you should pick it up on the back of the multicooker and pull it up a little. All the steam generated during the cooking process will pass through this body element, equipped with a check valve, so condensate will accumulate only here. It is necessary to unscrew the collector, pour out the liquid and reassemble everything in the reverse order. The valve is inserted without clicking, it is enough just to press lightly on it, after which it will return to its place.
The lid in the closed position is held by a special locking mechanism, it opens by pressing a button. It is also made of plastic, stylized as a chrome element. It is pressed quite tightly, so accidentally opening the lid will not work. The springs that move the lid are quite powerful, so when you press the button, the lid will move up very quickly, so it is advisable to hold it a little.
On the inside of the lid, we see a nozzle made of stainless steel. It contributes to additional protection of the body of the lid itself from the ingress of pieces of food or scale. The nozzle is held on the body with a special plastic latch. If necessary, the nozzle can be removed and washed separately. In order for the steam to pass to the valve, there is a special hole in the nozzle.
The cooking bowl seemed to us quite roomy – it can hold up to 5 liters of food, there is a scale on the side wall in increments of 0.5 liters. Empirically, we have determined that it is completely undesirable to fill it, especially since the marks end in 4 liters. If you load the container completely, the device will automatically turn off after a few minutes. To work with the bowl and wash it as comfortably and conveniently as possible, it was decided to make the joints of the bottom and walls rounded. The bottom of the bowl is porous. A non-stick coating is applied over the entire surface, which easily copes with the tasks assigned to it.
A heating element is located under the bowl, in addition, the design can be used as a double boiler – for this, the device is equipped with a plastic basket with holes in the bottom. A stream of steam will pass through them during the preparation of the dish; the sides of this basket are very high.
Multicooker Hyundai HYMC-1611
Control panel functionality
As we have already mentioned, the control system of the steamer is completely touch-sensitive, it is located on the central panel of the device. In its central part there is a fairly informative liquid crystal display, with which you can find out the operating temperature in the bowl, the cooking mode and the countdown of the timer with the delayed start function active. If the multicooker is currently running, the screen displays the stage of the cooking process, as well as the time remaining until its completion.
In addition to the manual mode, in this multicooker you can cook milk porridge, stew and fry a variety of dishes. In addition, soup is cooked in it, steamed, it is possible to bake pies and pies, make pilaf, yogurt, pizza and so on. There are six function buttons: warm up / cancel, delayed start, menu, start, temperature and time. The first touch button is responsible for keeping the cooked dish warm even after the cooking process is over. With a delayed start, everything is clear – with this button they choose how long the multicooker will start working. The possibilities of the temperature, time and start buttons, we think, do not need to be explained. Through the menu, the user can choose the most suitable program for the dish.
Multicooker Hyundai HYMC-1611
The first thing we encountered when working with this technique was the touch buttons. It seemed to us that they do not always work, we had to adapt. There are quite a lot of functions and buttons – it takes time to fully understand the functionality of this multicooker. It took us a couple of hours to master the device, it will be even more difficult for older people.
When everything became more or less clear with the functionality, we decided to put out the potatoes. The temperature for this mode is set automatically, it cannot be changed, but the time can be changed both up and down. During operation, I had to open the lid several times and mix the products. In principle, the device coped with its task completely – the potatoes turned out to be soft, it took about an hour. Then we tried to stew the chicken, and we were pleased with the result, although we had to spend a little more time – 1 hour 40 minutes.
We cooked the meat using the multicook program. They took 700 grams of pork, poured it with two glasses of water, set the temperature to 170 degrees and set it for half an hour. Water evaporated too much – condensation was almost everywhere in the kitchen. After a while, the meat completely burned, so it would be desirable to put the meat just to stew – there would be less steam, and it would not be able to burn.
There was also one small hitch: at first we could not figure out how to turn off the running program. We turned on the milk porridge cooking mode, thought about it and decided to slightly reduce the time. We click “Cancel”, but nothing happens. Even disconnecting the multicooker from the network did not help – after the restoration of the power supply, the program continued, however, later it was possible to deal with this moment – you need not just press the “Cancel” button, but hold it for a couple of seconds. I would like to note in parallel that the touch buttons should only be touched with clean hands, otherwise they may not work. It also seemed that the device heats up for quite a long time – the meat was heated up to 170 degrees for 15 minutes. Another controversial point was the type of automatic programs: they are available for pasta and dumplings, but they are not provided for meat and poultry.
I liked the instruction – it contains a really large amount of useful information, but we still found a few typos, there are not enough recipes either, they would obviously come in handy.
At the end of our review of the Hyundai HYMC-1611 multicooker, I would like to consider the positive and negative points associated with this household appliance. Let’s start with the advantages of this model:
- There is a delayed start function;
- Very cute design;
- Touch control panel with a very informative display;
- You can cook a huge number of different dishes;
- The baking mode is provided;
- After the end of cooking, it keeps the food hot for a long time.
There are also disadvantages:
- At first it was a little unclear how to cancel a running program, especially if you made a mistake with its choice.
Multicooker Hyundai HYMC-1611
In principle, the device is quite convenient and functional. In our opinion, there are too many possibilities in it, it is easy to get confused in them. The device is suitable for people who already have some experience with semi-professional multicookers.