When I went to France last (French) summer, I couldn’t resist but to contact Magimix because I had heard they had made a very interesting improvement to the Cook Expert I bought a year before. At the time, the machine they sold was limited to 30 mins of cooking when the blade was set on zero movement. The new version allows a 2h no stirring cooking. This meant proper sous-vide cooking! Most sous-vide recipes are under two hours and for the long ones it’s easier to restart the program once than every 30 mins.
So Magimix heard me and kindly offered to show me the newbies on the Cook Expert. So here they are!
First of all Magimix has improved the cap. It is now deeper, so you have a better grip when you want to open and close it. It also has a more efficient screw. The cap screws very tightly on the glass lid. The risk of the cap falling when you turn the lid upside down is nil.
The egg beater now handles a temperature up to 110°C. This allows you to make an Italian meringue with hot sugar syrup. The limit on the “old” cook expert was 80°C.
There is a new spatula (at the top) which is a 2 in 1 tool now. When you slide the handle off, you get a metal spatula which is the exact size of the metal bowl’s bottom. This is going to be your best friend after a risotto or adventurous cooking experiments…
See… you can scrape the bottom with a proper tool now.
This is the “mini-improvement” type but so pleasant. The new version of the steam basket shelf has holes that are less sharp than before. So if you happen to put your fingers in it you won’t get cut.
That’s not a new tool but a new trick to me :) You can actually hold the tray of the steam basket with the spatula’s tip :) It’s a pretty neat trick isn’t it!
So there you have it. The Magimix Cook Experts sold from now on are equipped with:
- A 2 hours “no movement” cooking possibility,
- 1 two-in-one spatula which allows you to scrape the bowl,
- 1 lid cap which has a better grip and screws on tighter
- 1 egg beater that can handle up to 110°C
- 1 steam basket shelf which will not chop your fingers.
If I understood well, all the machines being sold in Australia and in France at this stage and probably a few months back are the new version. But if your Cook Expert doesn’t have one of these features, just contact Magimix and I’m sure they’ll sort something out.
Edit (21/12/2016): The new version of the whisk will be available in Australia only later on next year. If you have an old whisk and want to change it, it’s probable that Magimix will sell the new version separately.
My Cook Expert “opening of the box“.
My complete review of this machine.