Tefal VC 3008 Steam'n'light

Tefal VC 3008 Steam'n'light

Ranked 3rd in the rating:

The best steamers in the mid-range

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characteristics of Tefal VC 3008 Steam'n'light

General characteristics

Number of tiers 3
Control type electronic
Maximum power consumption 900 watts
Timer for 60 min, with shutdown
On indication there is


Body material plastic
Steam basket material transparent plastic
Removable grilles there is
Hollows for boiling eggs there is
Display not
Topping up water while cooking there is


Auto cooking yes, recipes – 6
Thermostat there is
Delay start not


Compact storage there is
Additionally muffin / muffin mold; defrost function, preparation of frozen food

Opinions about Tefal VC 3008 Steam'n'light

Advantages: Noiseless, large pallets, comfortable, beautiful
Disadvantages: Pallets and baskets crack
Disadvantages: I use it for 3 (three) years. For all its merits, I strongly advise against taking this model now. With an average price of 7,000 rubles, it is now impossible to find baskets and grates. My 2 bars are cracked and basket # 1 cracked. If the basket bursts completely, the steamer can be thrown away, as the rest of the baskets are not placed on the drip tray. Today we received a letter from an authorized service center – the supply of spare parts was stopped by the manufacturer.

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Pluses: Everything about it is fine except for one very significant drawback
Disadvantages: The latches on the bottoms fly off instantly, especially when trying to wash the basket while it is still warm. New bottoms cost more than 300 rubles each and break within a month
Disadvantages: Not finding new bottoms, I bought a second such double boiler, but since all the bottoms of it broke within a month, and using a basket with a swinging bottom is inconvenient, you only need to order parts with a prepayment, far away, I switched to brown

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Advantages: Noiseless Large pallets (great for those who cook more than once) Compact in storage
Disadvantages: Very bad bottom latches – break quickly If tray 1 breaks, then it is no longer possible to use it The same bottoms are extremely inconvenient to wash Small tray for collecting condensate – during long-term cooking on three levels you have to change at the same time, what to do in this steamer is very inconvenient Not visible water level
Disadvantages: In general, a normal steamer, I have nothing to compare with – this is the first. But I don't like it for daily use – I wash it longer than I cook it. And the rest is compact and noiseless, yes. Playing with color is pleasant, but no more. As well as 6 programs – there is no difference in steam intensity, only the programmed time changes.

Yu Yuuki

Pluses: Cooking muffins! I just fell in love))
Disadvantages: Sometimes it is difficult to put all 3 levels – they slide and do not want to get into the grooves.
Disadvantages: I will focus on only one function: making muffins in tins. This function is just great for those who are on a sports meal when boiled eggs and omelets are already bad. Everything is simple: finely chopped carrots + other green vegetables, sent them to a double boiler for 12-13 minutes, then quickly grinded everything with a mixer so that the pieces remained, filled with protein from a bottle (total volume for 6 forms of ready-made mixture with vegetables about 500 ml), spices , pour into molds and into a double boiler. Exactly 18 minutes later, airy protein muffins are obtained. For this function alone, you can buy this steamer! Simply masterpieces are obtained from a magazine. I don't know how from a whole egg, but the proteins turned out to be colorful, tasty, extraordinary! I always loved Tefal steamers, but this one is just a dream!

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Advantages: no
Disadvantages: does not heat the water to vaporization
Disadvantages: disgusting! a new steamer, turned on, put on the manti – and didn't eat! steam goes on for a second, then it stops …, and so they waited an hour and threw

Peregorulko Alexander

Pluses: Cooking fast enough, it is possible to keep warm
Disadvantages: For two years of operation, only strong steam was among the minuses – but this is the lot of all steam cookers. BUT the inner bowl is cracked – where the rubber band and the heating element are. I can't imagine how, the steamer never fell. Before that, there was an earlier model, also Tefal, successfully working in the country – a total of 6 years.
Disadvantages: Maybe I have an accidental marriage, but I cannot recommend this model.


Advantages: Good build, outwardly beautiful, easy to use, and the fact that many also praise the backlight is very pleasant.
Disadvantages: Not found
Disadvantages: I have been using it for the fifth year, never let it down, it performs its function of a double boiler very well.

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Advantages: Deals well with its task! Large water tank. Beautiful and glows in different colors in different modes)
Disadvantages: The price is slightly overpriced. The cooking modes are very conditional, they simply include the specified time, they can still be changed manually.
Disadvantages: This is my first steamer. A lot of water is placed until there was a case that it ran out. The control is push-button, this is not entirely familiar. Each button has its own cooking mode, illumination color and set time. The modes are conditional, they do not change anything except the set time and the color with which the steamer will burn during operation, so you can choose any color or color to suit your mood) The time in any mode can be set manually. There is a mode for frozen foods, it adds +10 minutes to the cooking time … and that's it) In general, I am satisfied with the work of the steamer, it is spacious, it has three tiers. The set also includes a dish for cooking rice and a dish for steaming muffins. The rice dish can be used to steam omelettes, but I adapted my silicone molds. The omelets are awesome! 🙂 So far, everything that I cooked turns out to be very tasty and does not need to be followed at all. The chicken breast is very tasty, the frozen vegetables from the bags remain bright. I even made dumplings in a double boiler, in a saucepan, of course, the taste is more familiar, but still delicious! The second tier cooks food a little more slowly than the first. I haven't tried to cook on three tiers yet. The display counts down during cooking. At the end of cooking, the steamer beeps and turns on the heating. The descaling instructions recommend vinegar, but the smell remains. I just poured citric acid into the water tank, filled it with water to the maximum and turned it on for 20 minutes, no scale and like new) I wash all parts of the steamer (except for the lower block with a wire) in the dishwasher, very convenient!

Ivanova Ekaterina

Advantages: 1. You can cook three dishes at the same time 2. Easy enough to clean 3. Intuitive 4. Aesthetic, beautiful lighting 5. Not noisy 6. At the end of the program, it turns off by itself, then keeps the food heated for an hour
Disadvantages: There is no signal that the water has run out. The dough does not cook very well, it turns out damp.
Disadvantages: Good steamer. I've been cooking on it for six months now, no problem. The water ran out only once (I put a full tank for 45 minutes). Once the pallet almost got overwhelmed when I cooked three tiers and for a long time. But overall a good thing, especially for cooking frozen vegetables, fish and chicken. The only thing is that you need to get used to such food, or actively marinate the meat and use spices.

Sinkovskaya Elena

Advantages: Beautiful, quiet (this is my 3rd steamer), it is really barely audible, backlight 🙂 convenient choice of cooking mode, compactness (both the steamer itself and containers) container for pies (it is also for rice and cereals, volume 1.2 l. – holds 1.5 300ml glasses of rice which is enough for 4 good servings)
Disadvantages: no, perhaps not as high-quality plastic as on the French 16-year-old Tefal Gold teapot 🙂
Disadvantages: an excellent double boiler for your money, in half a year I'll write what about the quality of the plastic.

Aquarius Aquarius

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