What rounds out the overall Cecotec Mambo 8090 Review robot experience is the price.
And it is difficult to find such complete kitchen machines within its price range.
Advantage and Disadvantage About of Cecotec Mambo 8090 Review
- A large Number Of Functions
- Many Accessories
- Intuitive And Easy-To-Use Control Panel
- Good Price / Performance Ratio
- With Scale Capable Of Weighing Gram By Gram
- Some Accessories Cannot Be Put In The Dishwasher
- It Is Louder Than Similar Models
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Eating is a pleasure, but cooking is a chore that many of us choke on.
Fortunately, kitchen robots, such as the Cecotec Mambo 8090, have arrived to facilitate this task and allow us to enjoy a multitude of delicious dishes just at their ideal point.
You just need to have the ingredients and let the kitchen robot do its magic: chopping, grinding, whipping, cooking, roasting, emulsifying …
But not all kitchen robots are capable of the same. Will the Mambo 8090 be up to the task?
We have tested one of the most attractive robots in terms of performance and price and in this article, we will tell you our opinion about it.
If you prefer, you can also watch our video analysis:
An attractive and functional design
The Mambo 8090 belongs to the third generation of Cecotec kitchen robots and offers many features at a reasonable price,
with the addition – compared to its predecessor the Mambo 7090 – of including the heavyweight gram by gram thanks to the scale integrated in the jug.
The first thing that catches the attention of the Cecotec Mambo 8090 Review when we open its box is the number of accessories it includes.
And it is that, with the Thermomix as a reference in the market, the Cecotec proposal comes with the same accessories as the Vorwerk robot and, in addition, with a kneading spoon.
Thus we will find a steamer of three heights, basket, butterfly, reed, measuring glass … and, of course, a recipe book. Later I will tell you what we can do with all this.
In my opinion, the Cecotec food processor has a nice and useful design .
For example, I liked its screen, with very large and bright numbers and a very clear iconography, which makes it much easier to use even for those people who are not very technological.
The lid stands out for the robustness of its closing system, made up of a rubber band and tabs that snap together when turning.
In fact, at first, it costs how tight it goes, but soon you get the hang of the position and the firmness of the turn.
However, if the lid is closed incorrectly, the robot does not start for safety reasons.
- At the top there is a plug to introduce the food while we cook.
- Inside we also find stainless steel blades that will be used to chop and chop food.
- But beware! In case of grinding at high temperatures, Cecotec recommends keeping the cap closed to avoid splashes that could burn us.
- Although the blades are the element that is included by default in the base, we can easily release them to exchange them.
The release mechanism is very simple: with the jug removed from the Mambo 8090, we turn the plastic piece that will allow us to remove the piece.
Here it is important to hold the blade with a cloth so as not to cut ourselves and pay attention to the rubber that acts as a stop, preventing liquids from leaking.
The fit of the pieces with the rubber is watertight , so if you notice any gaps or inclinations, it is better to fit it back.
Now, what other accessories come in the box, and what are they for?
- The butterfly is made of plastic and is placed on the blades (without removing them) to mix the food without cutting it.
- The Mambomix spoon is made of stainless steel and we will place it in place of the blades. It is used to knead, stir and mix food without crushing it.
- The basket is a plastic element that we will place inside the jug to strain, cook soft foods or cook garnishes.
- The steamer is made of plastic and consists of three pieces: a small one, a larger one and the lid. Serves for steaming.
- Finally we find a plastic spatula to stir the food without damaging the jar and its accessories. Of course, we will only use it when it is not in operation.
But the undisputed king of the Mambo 8090 is its panel . With a black background and white letters, we can manipulate the following options:
- The time , to determine how long it is working, being able to choose hours, minutes and seconds.
- The turning speed , from 1 to 10.
- The temperature to be reached, between 37 and 120 degrees.
- The calorific power that it delivers to the food that we introduce.
- The scale capable of weighing gram by gram from 1 gr to 4,999 gr . In addition, it has a tare function, very useful since we can zero the scale before adding each food to know how much it weighs.
- The Turbo function so that the robot works at maximum speed when we press it.
Thanks to its numerical classification, with the Mambo 8090 we can make precision cooking in a simple way , since we only have to press on the icons and turn the wheel to select which one we want.
When we have all the parameters ready, we will press the large wheel on its front.
Despite how easy it is to use, to begin with, I recommend you take a look at the recipes included in his book, not so much to stick to the letter in their ingredients or preparation, but because you get an idea of what operations and with what parameters to use it, at least until you get the hang of it.
Cooking with the Mambo 8090
The Mambo 8090 has seemed like a very complete kitchen robot that offers 30 functions , some as interesting as chopping, shredding, whipping, assembling, steaming, kneading, stirring, or stir-frying.
Design, connectivity, and materials aside, what determines the range of a kitchen robot is:
- What it is capable of executing and those responsible for these functions are power (for demanding operations such as shredding).
- The temperature (types of cooking).
- The quality of the accessories to carry it out.
Thus, the best way to know what its range is is to put your hands in the dough … metaphorically speaking, of course: it will be the Mambo 8090 that gets dirty.
One of the most common uses of a kitchen robot is to prepare pizza dough .
With the Mambo 8090, after changing the blades for the Mambomix spoon, we enter the quantities found in the book in the weighing function and tare after each incorporation.
This procedure is fast, accurate, and does not stain your hands .
When everything is in the jar, we program time and speed and in a very short time, the beep will sound that alerts us to the end of the program.
Although it is not critical in this preparation – in fact, it is better to keep kneading and working the dough a lot than to fall short – it is appreciated that the robot stops at the end of the time .
The result is great, very similar to the dough that I make manually but requiring less time and effort. Of course, when kneading the Mambo 8090 it shakes slightly and makes noise when stirring the dough with force, although it is not excessive.
One of the dishes that we have cooked is pasta, something very simple but that comes in handy if we don’t want to put the fire on.
Regarding the pasta, it is important that we be aware, since although the Mambo 8090 will turn off once the time is up, if we do not remove the pasta it will end up overcooked.
To make pasta you have to use zero speed (the jar with the blades but without them moving). As in traditional cooking, we will first bring the water to a boil.
You have to follow Cecotec’s instructions because if we let ourselves be carried away by impatience and set the temperature and power to the maximum, the water could be leftover.
In addition, in recipes that require cooking, Cecotec recommends the use of the stopper.
Once the robot indicates that the water is boiling and we have introduced all the ingredients, after the necessary time we will hear the beep that will indicate that our dish is ready.
Make a vegetable puree
We have already seen that the Mambo 8090 has enough strength to knead and cook food, but now we are going to go a little further:
we want to make a vegetable puree and this food processor has to take care of everything, that is to say, to cook, crush and emulsify with a little oil and pepper at the end.
After weighing the vegetables, we add them to the jar with the blades and cover them with water: they will cook for 3 hours at 90 degrees and power 5.
This configuration allows them to cook slowly, which gives us room to ignore the robot and even leave home with complete peace of mind.
When the program has finished, the vegetables will be soft and we will only have to mark the option to shred them.
We also tested the Mambo 8090 with a Carrot Plum Cake recipe using the whisk function. Again, something very important in baking is appreciated: precision when weighing ingredients.
Finally, we take the opportunity to prepare a mojito (this recipe is in the book it includes).
In the mojito, the complex thing is to chop the ice, both in terms of power and resistance of the chopper accessory.
Shredding with the blade for 20 seconds at speed 6, the Mambo 8090 overcomes this challenge, although fortunately it only takes these seconds… because it does it so noisy.
Simple maintenance and easy cleaning
I love the kitchen and I tend to have a lot of culinary gadgets, but sometimes they cost so much to clean that I end up using them less than I would like.
With the Mambo 8090 it has not happened to me, because in addition to easily assembling and disassembling it, we will be able to wash the Mambomix jug, blade, and spoon in the dishwasher .
The pity is that the rest of the accessories will have to be washed with soap and water, a very heavy task especially in the case of the butterfly because of its shape.
Of course, before handling the robot to disassemble it, always remember to turn it off and unplug it from the power.
While using the Mambo 8090 to prepare dishes made with less effort and to the point, it does not make cooking a piece of cake .
In this sense, be very careful when handling the blades to replace them or when they are in action and when touching the jug when it is hot.
Similarly, be very careful about leaving the cap open while you are heating or grinding .
Conclusions and price
The world of kitchen robots has undergone a revolution in a very short time.
It was a sector dominated by the almighty Thermomix, but in recent years models have emerged capable of standing up to it by offering very similar features at a lower price.
Among that horde of brands that have launched into the pool of this sector is the prolific Valencian firm, which already has four models on the market – four Mambos and the Ironmix -.
Just below its flagship, the Mambo 9090, is the kitchen robot model that we have analyzed, the Mambo 8090.
The only difference between one and the other is that while the Mambo 9090 [ see price ] has a jug ceramic, in the 8090 the jug is made of stainless steel.
One step below we find the Mambo 7090 [ see price ], identical to the model analyzed except for one detail: it does not include a scale. On a practical level, the difference in the material of the jar is not as noticeable as the absence of the weighing function , which is great for preparations where quantities are important, such as pastries.
Of the Mambo 8090, we highlight its high ratio between performance and price . And it is an easy-to-use robot, with a good design, ambitious technical specifications, and complete accessories.
Thus, the Mambo 8090 has a price [ see price ], slightly lower than the kitchen robot that Lidl sells sporadically, the Monsieur Cuisine Connected [ see price ], with a touch screen but technically simpler or the Taurus Mycook One Robot [ see price ], with fewer functions and a lower capacity jug.
Likewise, it is notably more affordable than the Thermomix TM6 [ see price ], the latest installment of a kitchen robot whose community, support and solvency are a reference in the sector, which in this generation comes with a touch screen and Wi-Fi, but lower in terms of potency, temperature and volume of the jug.
Conclusions from our review of the Mambo 8090
Our experience testing the Mambo 8090 has been very satisfactory. Although we like to cook, it must be recognized that this kitchen robot makes it easy to prepare a large number of dishes and, most importantly for those who love to cook, it is capable of accurately executing preparations thanks to the meticulous control of weight, time and the temperature.
Technically we are facing a very complete robot in terms of power, temperature, and speed , which allows 30 functions, among which are some as demanding as crushing ice or kneading.
But it is not only a matter of technical specifications but also of its accessories, which offer quantity and quality.
As the only downside, although most can be washed in the dishwasher, some like the butterfly will have to be washed by hand.
The Mambo 8090 is easy to use , thanks to a panel with very intuitive touch controls.
It is true that today we find other models with more attractive color touch screens that open the doors to connect to the internet or interact from the mobile.
In this sense, the Cecotec kitchen robot is classic, using buttons, a roulette wheel and a traditional recipe book, something that less technological people will appreciate.
And if you like technology, you have a great internet community behind this robot.
Despite having a 3.3-liter stainless steel jug, the Mambo 8090 is quite compact .
It remains to be seen how it withstands the passage of time, but its design is robust and safe for maneuvers that involve grinding or heating, as long as we follow the safety instructions.
Of course, it is not the quietest on the market, and in operations that involve a lot of movement it is not capable of damping the vibration, so if you have it on the table, it will shake. Nothing serious.