The Cook Expert is perfectly suited for stews or delicate dishes thanks to its 2 intermittent speeds 1A, 2A and the position 0 that permits to cook without mixing. But the result can vary, depending on the ingredients used, particularly meat. Some examples: 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.