Clear bowl: 1.4 kg grated/sliced vegetables, 1.4 kg meat.
If you have a 4200XL the following accessories are compatible; discs, citrus press, centrifugal juicer, dicing kit and mini bowl.
If you have a 3200XL the discs, dicing kit and mini bowl are compatible.
Flip the switch located on the back of your Cook Expert to 1, the screen should now light up.
To return to the classic mode, go into the SETTINGS menu and select “Demonstration”, then “OFF”, and click on “OK”.
Next, go back into the SETTINGS menu, select ‘Standby’ then set the time before your Cook Expert goes into standby mode.
Glass is a healthy and long lasting material. We have selected a toughened glass, ultra-resistant and recommended for food use
- To preserve qualities of this glass, do not use abrasive products or sponges. If necessary, soak the lid in soapy hot water.
- Do not use a cracked, chipped or scratched lid or one that has suffered extreme shock. Should this be the case, contact our Consumer Service.
- Do not obstruct the lid : from the outside (with an object other than the cap of the lid) or from the inside (ie. Oversized or large food inside the internal steaming basket which can expand to touch the under side of the lid)
Check that the seal is not damaged.
If you are heating milk, reduce the amount (milk can easily boil over, just as it does in a saucepan).
Check that the blade is securely fitted.
Try to use ingredients that are at room temperature, make sure you keep to the temperatures indicated in the recipes, and for recipes where you have encountered this problem in the past, try reducing the temperature and increasing the speed and cooking time.
A sudden change in temperature causes milk to burn more easily, keep the temperature below 100°C, and try using smaller amounts.
These are a characteristic of the sturdy (30-year warranty) commercial-grade motor we have chosen to withstand the wide variations in speed.
They are entirely normal and nothing to worry about, and certainly do not affect the operation, efficiency or durability of your Cook Expert. However, if you are concerned please call our customer care team.
But the result can vary, depending on the ingredients used, particularly meat.
Beef bourguignon: according to the butcher or your personal preference, you can use different pieces of meat (shin, thick rib…). However cooking time and structure of meat vary significantly according to the chosen piece (shin will take less time to cook than thick rib but is more delicate). For a same piece (e.g. shin), quality can also vary depending on origin and age of animal…
Carrot: a spring carrot will cook quicker than a winter carrot but will also be more fragile.
Our programs, speeds and Magimix recipes were created and tested with different ingredients to offer you the best possible result. However, it is recommended to eventually monitor and adjust the cooking to your taste and preference. Here are some recommendations…
Reminder of the 3 simmer speeds:
speed 0: cooking without rotation with universal tool like in a casserole
speed 1A: the universal tool turns intermittently about 5 sec every 110 sec at slow speed
speed 2A: the universal tool turns intermittently about every 11 sec at slow speed
Slow cooked dishes: The speed 1A is recommended (it replaces the spoon stirring the casserole).
For classic stews as Beef bourguignon, Veal blanquette… (Meat cooked in a large quantity of liquid that needs a long cook): midway through cooking, you can select the speed 0 to preserve your meats particularly delicate cuts.
For stews of vegetables, tagines, stir-fries… (Shorter duration of cooking and low quantity of liquid): it is recommended to add some liquid if you want to use the speed 0, monitor the cooking to avoid sticking.
Risotto, stir-fries rice…: dishes with little liquid, it is necessary to regularly stir to prevent sticking (as in a casserole). In that case, the speed 2A is ideal. Monitor the cooking and adjust the time if necessary (e.g. some rice cooks quicker so cooking has to be stopped before the indicated time to avoid having over-cooked rice). Depending on rice, it can be sometimes necessary to add some liquid. Always add the fragile ingredients at the end.
Prawn curry, Basque-style chicken…: liquid preparations with delicate ingredients. Firstly, prepare your base (cooking stock, stew vegetables…) at speed 2A or 3 then, put the speed 0 when you add the fragile ingredients. For meats with bone, fry them in a pan before adding it to your preparation. If you add some cream or milk (cow, coconut…), do it at the last moment to prevent sticking.
It is important to chill your bowl beforehand, either by leaving it in the freezer for 30 minutes or by blitzing a handful of ice cubes in it using the CRUSHED ICE programme.
Place the whisk in the bowl with your egg whites, remove the cap from the lid, then start the EGG WHITES programme.
It is vital that you remove the cap, otherwise your egg whites will not be light and airy.
For fluffier egg whites, make sure your eggs are at room temperature and add a pinch of salt.
With the EGG WHITES programme, the whites will be extremely fluffy, so for a stiffer finish (e.g. for meringues), increase the speed to 7.
1) Chill the bowl beforehand, either by placing it in the freezer for 30 minutes, along with the egg whisk and cream, or by blitzing a handful of ice cubes in it using the CRUSHED ICE programme (dry the bowl thoroughly before pouring the cream in).
2) Pour the full-fat cream into the bowl fitted with the whisk.
3) Remove the cap first, run the EXPERT 2 programme for 2½ minutes at Speed 7 (no heat). Depending on the type and temperature of the cream you use, you may need to continue running the programme for a few more minutes, but keep a close eye on the cream to make sure it does not turn to butter. The cream is fully whipped when the whisk leaves a trail in it.
MAINTENANCE1- How do I clean the bowls?
If you made a recipe requiring the egg whisk, make sure you remove it before starting the RINSE programme.
Next, remove the blade assembly and carry out a thorough clean. If necessary, you can use a brush or a steel spiral scourer.
Transparent bowls: clean the bowls and attachments with a nonabrasive sponge dampened with water and washing up liquid.
We recommend you wash it in the dishwasher to avoid odours.
You can also clean it with a sponge and some washing-up liquid
(or white vinegar).
Allow to dry naturally or wipe with a soft cloth.
If you have just followed a recipe requiring the use of the egg whisk, make sure you remove this attachment before starting the Rinse programme.
Pour in 0.5 litre water add a few drops of washing-up liquid.
Close the lid and replace cap. Start the Rinsing programme.
Rinse with tap water. Clean thoroughly.
Always unplug your appliance first and wait for it to cool down if necessary.
Remove the seal from the rim of the lid. If necessary, use a spoon handle to help you.
Unscrew the blade assembly (see question 8) and remove the seal.
Use a brush to clean under the blades properly.
Check that the underside of the bowl is dry before putting it back on its base.
You can also run the STEAM programme with 0.5 l water and half a lemon to reduce strong smells.
Ensure you place a soft protection on your worktop as once the blade is loose it will fall out of the bowl. Turn the bowl upside down and use the cap as indicated in image above.
Turn the cap in a clockwise direction to release the blade.
Holding the universal blade assembly by the top, remove the seal for cleaning.
Put the seal back on the blade. The seal has two straight sides to help you position it correctly.
Slot the base of the blade assembly into the hole at the bottom of the bowl. Turn the bowl upside down, ensuring you are securely and safely hold the blade in place.
Position the screw on the underside of the bowl and tighten with the cap by turning in an anti-clockwise direction.
SAFEGUARDS1- What precautions should I take when using this appliance?
- Never unlock the lid without pressing the STOP button first. Your appliance is fitted with a thermal failsafe that automatically switches the motor off if it is overloaded or has been running for too long. If it is activated, press the STOP button and wait until the machine has cooled down completely before switching it on again.
- Please be aware that the blades and discs are extremely sharp, therefore care should be taken at all times when handling the blades and discs for yours and others safety.
- The metal blade is extremely sharp. Always hold it by the central hub. When emptying the bowl, either remove the metal blade first or hold it in place by placing a finger on the central hub.
- Never exceed the recommended quantities.
- Do not use a cracked, chipped or scratched lid or one that has suffered extreme shock. Should this be the case, contact our Consumer Service.
• Never push ingredients through the feedtube with your hands, particularly when using one of the discs. Always use the pusher provided.
• Never insert your hands or a kitchen utensil in the feedtube or any other lid opening while the appliance is running, to prevent serious injury and avoid damaging the machine.
• You can use a spatula, but only when the machine is no longer running.
• Always check that the lid is properly locked into place before switching your appliance on.
• Never attempt to override the lid-locking mechanism.
• Always remove the blade or disc before removing food items using your hands.
Make sure you only handle the cold plastic parts (e.g. handles) whilst the machine is in use and immediately after use.
Accessible surfaces may become extremely hot when the machine is in use.
Your appliance releases steam that can cause burns.
• Always hold the cap by its central plastic part and the lid by its handles.
• Never run your appliance if the lid, the lid seal and the blade assembly seal have not been correctly fitted.
• Only use your appliance if the cap is in place, unless stipulated otherwise in the recipe.
• Never fill above the 2.5-litre mark.
• The functioning of this appliance conforms to current electromagnetic interference standards and thus is in total compliance with legal requirements.
• To ensure that there is no interference between your appliance and a pacemaker, the latter must have been designed and programmed in compliance with the regulations that apply to it. As such, we can only guarantee the compliance of our own product with current standards.
With regard to the compliance of the pacemaker or any potential incompatibility, you should obtain information from the manufacturer or your attending physician.
• Always check that the voltage shown on the identification plate of your appliance corresponds to the voltage of your mains supply.
• Never allow the power cord to dangle over the edge of your worktop or counter, and make sure that it does not come into contact with hot surfaces.
• Always turn your appliance off with the switch at the back, once you have finished using your appliance, if you are going to leave it unattended, clean it, or remove or add accessories.
• If the power cord has been damaged or if your appliance no longer works properly, it must be replaced or repaired by the manufacturer, a Magimix-approved service agent or a similarly qualified person, in order to avoid all risks.
• The use of parts that are not sold or recommended by Magimix may cause a fire, electric shocks or injury.
How do I format my USB drive to FAT 32?
1. Right click on your USB drive > Format … 2. Right click on your USB drive > Format …
My files are not exactly called flash.bin and Ipc1788.bin
Make sure you haven’t downloaded them twice. Your computer will automatically rename the files (e.g. flash(1).bin).
The files have to have their original names to work with the Cook Expert. If necessary, rename the files.
What type of USB drive should I choose?
Choose a standard USB drive which can be inserted easily into the USB port. We do not recommend using drives that have special shapes. Also, it is better to use small capacity drives (between 2 and 10 GB).
Why do I need to format my USB drive?
So that the Cook Expert can easily recognise the activation files for the new functionality.
How do I know if my USB drive is the right format?
1. Right click on the USB drive > Properties
2. Go to General > File System If you can see FAT 32, the formatting is correct. Click Cancel.
I was interrupted or there was a power cut during the update. What should I do?
No need to worry. Turn off the Cook Expert. Insert the USB drive again and start the activation process for the new functionality again.
The language has switched to French.
The update activates French by default. To change the language, go to Réglages > Langues > English
After I activated the program, the screen did not display properly. Don’t worry. It means that the installation was only carried out partially. There can be two reasons for this:
1. The program didn’t have enough time to be completely install. Start the process again and make sure you don’t turn off the Cook Expert before the Cooking mode appears. Ditto for the USB drive which must not be removed during installation. Wait for at least 40 seconds.
2. Check that your USB drive only contains the two .bin files and nothing else. Make sure the drive is blank before downloading the files. Make sure you haven’t copied and pasted twice.
After launching the program, it starts but the Cook Expert does not heat up nor does it mix.
Go to Settings and turn off Demonstration mode.
What is the HOT MIX mode?
The HOT MIX mode was added to meet the demand of certain countries. If the HOT MIX mode is activated, the Cook Expert will be locked as soon as the temperature goes above 60°C AND the speed is more than 12. It has to be unlocked (press the button next to the padlock for 3 secs) before your hot preparations can be mixed.
How do I deactivate the child safety feature?
Press the black button next to the padlock for a few seconds.
How can I access the new attachment programs?
Go to Settings and click Attachments. Select all your attachments. This will take you to the programs concerned (Cooking and Bread)
The thermometer turns red when I am using the Cook Expert.
A pilot light has been added by the update; it turns red as soon as the temperature reaches 60°C.
I followed the entire process but nothing happened.
Perhaps you didn’t press the right buttons. Press the two black end buttons under the STOP button. At the same time, turn the base on and wait for 10 seconds while holding the buttons down. You can release them when a white flash or writing appears.
I pressed the right buttons but nothing happened.
You didn’t press the buttons hard enough and/or for long enough. Wait for at least 10 seconds before releasing the buttons.
I carried out the process correctly and waited for a sufficiently long time but nothing happened.
Check that you didn’t accidentally erase the data and that the two files are present. If this is the case, download them again from the Magimix website and start the process over again.
My Cook Expert won’t turn on.
Check that your Cook Expert is correctly plugged in. If there is no power, nothing will happen.