French cookware and small domestic appliances (SDA) manufacturer Tefal’s first-of-its kind spherical pot rice cookers have arrived in the Philippines and are set to revolutionize the way Filipinos cook their staple food.
Modern Technology + Old firewood Claypot Cooking
Filipinos love to cook and they definitely love to eat as well. These two are more than just fulfilling a basic need for nutrition. For Filipinos, it is a source of enjoyment, community, fulfillment and recreation. If you take a look at Filipino dinner tables, whether it be for a feast or a simple dinner, you will see one constant staple – rice.
Rice is the one food Filipinos will not want to eat without, and great care is done to cook it to perfection. Filipinos want it piping hot, soft, fluffy, textured and cooked just right. In the olden days, Filipino ancestors cook rice using the clay pot, commonly known as palayok. It brings out rice’s natural sweetness, fluffiness and just seems to be perfectly cooked each time.
With innovation came rice cookers in different forms, shapes and sizes and rice can be cooked as quick as you need it to be. However, the perfectly cooked rice remains a hit or miss.
Filipinos still eat rice, even if imperfectly cooked, fully dependent on rice cookers. But what if there is a way for Filipinos to bring back the olden days of clay pot cooking with the convenience modern technology can bring?
Round in shape unlike the usual rice cooker, the Tefal Optimal and Initial Spherical Pot Rice Cookers seem to have taken inspiration from the palayok or the traditional claypot that Filipinos had used in the past to cook delicious rice and even viands with.
Both variants use the exclusive Tefal Spherical Pot technology that makes each grain of rice fluffier, flavorful, and superior in texture. This is made possible by its 62-degree golden angle that gives the ideal circular heat convection for homogenous and delicious cooking.
This 3D heating with uniform side, bottom, and top heat transfer gives optimal and balanced cooking performance – much better than that of the flat vertical-horizontal heating of other models.
The Tefal pot rice cookers also have Artificial Intelligence Technology with Fuzzy Logic that enables the rice cookers to determine different types of ingredients and deliver the best cooking performance by automatically adjusting cooking time and temperature, to always give tasty and perfect results.
“Rice should not be bland and cooked by luck or what we call in the vernacular as patsamba-tsamba. As our staple food, rice deserves the best cooking possible. That is, with the help of the revolutionary spherical pot rice cookers from Tefal that will assure any user of tasty, convenient and versatile cooking.” – Julie Lim, Vice President for Business Development of Collins International Trading Corp., Tefal’s exclusive distributor in the Philippines of SDA
As its name suggests, the Tefal Optimal Spherical Pot Rice Cooker (RK8145) also optimizes cooking functions with its 35 built-in cooking programs that can cook a variety of ingredients beyond rice including clay pot, porridge, congee, steam, slow cook, soup, or even dessert. The Tefal Initial Spherical Pot Rice Cooker (RK7405), meanwhile, also have nine cooking programs to choose from.
Michael Yu, Marketing Director Hongkong and the Philippines of Groupe SEB Asia, the world leader in small domestic equipment that owns Tefal, said that Tefal reinvented cooking with the non-stick pan, when it tried to address the need of the market for a simpler, attractive and multi-functional kitchenware.
“And Tefal is still at it – reinventing cooking – this time with rice. This staple food for every Filipino is very easy to cook, and anyone can do it – and yes, you can use any kind of pot or rice cooker to do it. But for Tefal, rice cooked in just any type of pot or electric rice cooker is not enough. This is because Filipinos deserve the perfectly cooked rice every time. And they can do just that with the Tefal spherical pot rice cooker. That’s why it is revolutionary,” Yu said.
Don’t make cooking rice a hit or miss. Make everyday eating a flavorful experience. Tefal’s Spherical Pot Rice Cookers are available in leading department and appliance stores nationwide.