By Martin Vedris

SYDNEY: Groupe SEB Australia, is expanding its range of Tefal food appliances with the launch of the innovative VC1006 Ultra Compact Steamer and the feature-packed Home Bread Bread Maker.

The VC1006 is the most compact three tier steamer on the market and has a number of innovative features including a turbo steam system that starts steaming in 15 seconds. In addition to its compact size, the VC1006 has been designed to minimise storage space by enabling the consumer to store the steamer baskets inside each other, within the unit. As will all Tefal steamers, it is endorsed by Weight Watchers.

Other features include a nine litre capacity, automatic shut off, an external water spout for refilling, an external water level viewing window, a 60 minute timer with alarm and auto stop, three food bowls with removable bases and a rice bowl. It is available in stores now for RRP $79.95.

The new Tefal Home Bread Bread Maker offers value with full stainless steel at a price point of RRP $159.95.

It also offers digital programmable settings which make up to 43 possible combinations of bread, 10 in pre-programmed settings (ie: basic, French, whole wheat, sweet, super rapid, dough, pasta, butter milk, jam and bake), two capacity settings for 750 g and 1 k and a large viewing window.

Other features include three crust settings, a time delay function, a fruit and nut addition indicator, power interruption protection, a viewing window, digital display screen and a pause and modify capability.