Imagine a small kitchen appliance that takes the place of many others in your kitchen. Think about space savings on the counter and in the cupboard. Imagine cooking everything you need for a meal in one small electricity saving device. Multi-Function Cookers will do this for you.
Multi-Function Cookers – How Useful Are They?
Multi-use cookers are programmable appliances that provide all-in-one versatility. They can perform the functions of several or all of the following devices:
- Pressure cooker
- Rice cooker
- Slow cooker
- Yogurt maker
- Egg cooker
As you can see from the list below a multi-cooker has many uses. Some of the multiple settings or programs that your multi-use cooker might have are:
- hot pot
- slow cook
- keep warm
- Jiu Nain (sweet fermented rice)
- deep fry
- hot cereal
- air fry
- sous vide
Note: Not all multi-function cookers are able to perform all of the above.
Multi-Function Cookers – Reviews
Following are some of my most highly rated multi-function cookers.
Instan Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi-Function Programmable Pressure Cooker
- Replaces 9 appliances – Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer.
- 14 Smart Built-In Programs – Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Cake, Egg, Slow Cook, Sauté, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Sterilize, Yogurt, and Pressure Cook.
- Delayed Cooking – a 24-hour timer allows for delayed cooking.
- Automatic keep-warm – holds the temperature of the food until you serve it
- Consistent Results – from 3rd Generation Technology with Easy One-Touch Controls. Embedded microprocessor monitors and adjusts pressure, temperature, duration, and heat intensity, lab-tested hundreds of times for perfect results every time.
- Dual Pressure Settings – High pressure is used for quick cooking, up to 70% faster. Low pressure prevents more delicate foods from overcooking.
- Adjustable Temperature Settings – 3 ‘Sauté’ temperatures for searing, simmering or thickening and 3 ‘Slow Cook’ temperatures for more flexibility.
- Stainless Steel Cooking Pot, Steam Rack and Lid – Durable, easy to clean, dishwasher safe, food grade 304 stainless steel with inner markings at 1/2 and 2/3 full, without any non-stick coatings for healthier cooking.
- Brushed Stainless Steel Exterior – Fingerprint resistant, with lid holder for left and right-handed users, removable cord.
- Energy Efficient – Cooks 2 ~ 6 times faster saving up to 70% energy.
- Alexa Skill – 750+ Recipes, Getting Started Videos, Favourite Recipe List, Personalized Grocery List and more.
Fagor LUX Multi Cooker, 6-quart, Silver
- Pressure cooking – reduce your cooking time up to 70% compared to traditional cooking methods. High and low-pressure options to prepare a great variety of meals in minutes. Cook risotto in less than 10 minutes, chicken stock in 30 minutes and cheesecake in 25 minutes!
- Slow Cooking high or low-temperature options up to 10 hours. Prepare classics such as pot roasts, soups, and stews. Add ingredients in the morning and dinner will be waiting for you when you come back in the evening.
- Brown and Saute – allows you to brown and sauté your foods in the same pot before cooking.
- Simmer – extract flavors without boiling away the cooking liquid and deepen your sauces.
- Steam your vegetables and fish to preserve their nutrients during the cooking process.
- Keep warm function up to 12 hours.
- Time Delay function up to 6 hours.
- Rice Cooking – with three separate functions for White Rice, Brown Rice and Risotto, you will get perfectly cooked rice at the push of a button.
- Yogurt Maker is a new function for the LUX Multi-Cooker that allows you to safely pasteurize the milk and incubate your yogurt in one pot. You can also make Greek Yogurt
- Cook a variety of meals – meats, grains, rice, porridge, desserts, and yogurt
- Removable Non-Stick ceramic cooking pot, with a convenient measuring guide inside, is dishwasher safe, PFOA free and FDA safe.
- Includes a user’s manual, recipe booklet.
- 1000 watts of power.
Midea MY-SS6062 Power 8-in-1 Multi-Functional Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W Stainless Steel by MIDEA
- Two Modes – can be used with the lid open for sautéing or browning or with the lid tightly closed for cooking as a hot pot.
- 14 Menu Choices – slow cook, steam, saute, fish, white rice, brown rice, soup, beans, meat/poultry, stew, beef, yogurt, multigrain and porridge.
- Texture Button – 3 different taste degrees are available for cooking to your desired degree of doneness： rare (light), medium (standard) and well done (strong).
- 24-hour Delay Timer – before leaving, set the time when food should start cooking and the program to be used. Your meal will be ready when you get home.
- Large 6 Quart Capacity – with inner pot made of food grade 304 stainless steel, passing UL and ULC certification, for healthier food.
Aroma Professional 6 Cups Uncooked Rice Cooker, Food Steamer, Silver (ARC-6106)
- Capacity – 4 to 12 cups perfectly cooked rice.
- 11 Programs – White Rice, Brown Rice, Quick Rice, Porridge, Oatmeal, Sauté-Then-Simmer STS, Steam, Soup, Stew, Slow Cook, and Cake.
- Dual Same Time Functionality – Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below.
- STS Function – Sauté-Then-Simmer function provides high heat sautéing that automatically switches to simmer once the liquid is added.
- Accessories – Nonstick Inner Pot, Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup, Soup Ladle, and Serving Spatula.
- Delay Timer – Up to 15-hour delay timer for set-and-forget meal planning flexibility.
- Automatic Keep Warm Function – keeps food warm and fresh until you are ready.
- 2.0mm thick inner pot – is removable for easy cleaning, non-stick coating, and inner capacity markings
- Warranty – 5 Year Warranty
Aroma Housewares Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker, Food Steamer (ARC-150SB)
- Aroma – #1 rice cooker brand in the US
- Versatile – multi-cooker, steams, slow cooks as well as cooking rice to perfection
- Capacity – 10 cup (uncooked) capacity yields up to 20-cups of cooked rice
- Dual Function – While rice cooks below, meat and vegetables can be steamed above
- Programmable digital controls – are easy to use
- Automatic functions – White Rice, Brown Rice, Steam, Flash Rice, and Slow Cook with automatic switch to Keep-Warm after cooking is done
- 15- hour start delay timer – allows flexible planning of meals
- Accessories – Rice Measuring Cup, Steam Tray, and Serving Spatula included
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