Channel 5

Morphy Richards Intellisteam Steamer

Friday 26 March 2010

G-Rating

Rating of 4

The basics

The current king of healthy steaming; the Intellisteam features an count down timer that not only cooks your food, but ensures all the ingredients placed within its three compartments are ready to serve at the same time. Its keep warm function makes sure food stays ready to eat without spoiling for up to 40minutes after cooking, until you're ready to serve. Pre-set cooking times and a complete recipe book also take the mystery out of preparing steamed foods.

The good

Well built and surprisingly stylish for a steamer the Intellisteam looks great on the worktop and if you're really keen on healthy cooking it could almost replace your hob. With three individually controlled heaters, as opposed to the usual one the Morphy Richards is completely controllable meaning your fish won't be overdone before the rice is ready. The high-tech digital controls are simple to use, and there are plenty of useful features, including preset cooking times, a memory function to save your own personalized settings (great if you like your broccoli to have a bit of bite), and the unrivaled 40 min keep-warm function. There's also an alarm that will sound if the water level gets too low, and until cheaper steamers you can top up the water while it's cooking. All main parts are also dishwasher proof for added convenience.

The bad

You'll need plenty of workspace for it – at 25x36x32cm it is bulky – and almost as much cupboard space if you want to hide it away. It's also a little pricey compared to the competition, so make sure you'll use it for more than just cooking peas.

The bottom line

With clever timers and individual heaters the Intellisteam offers a complete cooking solution on the worktop. It's big and bulky, but if you want fish, rice and veggies cooked to perfection without having to lift a finger then this could be the perfect kitchen gadget for you.
Currys Top Products

Morphy Richards Intellisteam Steamer is tagged with Morphy Richards Intellisteam Steamer and steamer. Select a tag (Morphy Richards Intellisteam Steamer, for example) to find everything on The Gadget Show about the subject.

User comments

Be the first one to leave a comment.

Join Channel 5

Creating an account is free, will only take a few moments and will allow you to enjoy the full benefits of 5FWD and Channel 5:

  • Create lists of your most wanted and owned products
  • Leave article comments without having to re-enter your login details
  • Get updated with all the latest gadget and car news

Leave a comment

Please note that we will not expose your email, but we might use it to email you back. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.
* mandatory field

  • Samsung Gear 2

    Samsung's back with its brand new Gear 2 smartwatch, the successor to the fatally flawed original…

  • LG 55EA980W

    Curved TVs are said to be the next big thing in television tech for your living room, but do they…

  • Bissell Vac & Steam 1132E

    Meet the Bissell Vac & Steam 1132E, the final contender in our steam mop showdown with an integrated…

  • Vax S86-SF-P

    The Vax S86-SF-P makes up the third choice in our steam mop showdown, but is it worthy of wearing…

  • Lakeland Steam Mop

    Which steam mop is the top choice for your spring cleaning? We put four to the test, including the…

  • Russell Hobbs Steam & Clean

    We’ve got a steam mop showdown on the show this week, and we headed to the SS Great Britain in…

  • Beats by Dre Studio Wireless

    When you think of headphones these days, you probably immediately think of the monster brand that is…

  • Samsung Galaxy S5

    The Samsung Galaxy S5, the latest and greatest flagship phone from the South Korean electronics…

  • NetGear VueZone VZSX2800

    The NetGear VueZone VZSX2800 could be the ideal home security system, with a couple of wireless…

  • PhoneJoy game controller

    Physical controllers on Android may not be a massive deal anymore, but there's always room for new…