With so many kitchen gadgets on the market, it’s hard to know which ones are worth the prime real estate in your kitchen. Thankfully, multicookers have been popping up everywhere to help us explore multiple cooking methods with one gadget. We know you love your slow cooker but with only one cooking function, a slow cooker just won’t suffice.
Ultimately, when choosing a multi-cooker it comes down to what are you hoping to get out of it? Do you enjoy fried foods, then ensure you choose a multi-cooker that has an air-fryer feature. Or perhaps you enjoy pressure cooking, then be sure to find a gadget that has this capability. But what may surprise you is that there are multi-cookers on the market that can do both! Today we’re going to break down some of the hottest multi-cookers on the market. We made sure to consider the features, the size as well as the price while ranking these multicookers and we hope that this list will help you find the best gadget for you!
While this is technically a multi-cooker it only has a couple of features that are less impressive than some of the other multi-cookers we’ll talk about later. What makes this multi-cooker better than any ordinary rice cooker is that is also has a steam function.
The cooker also comes with a steaming basket which will help you cook rice as well as steam veggies, simultaneously. Other great foods you can cook in the steam basket are quinoa, oatmeal, grains, meat, and more.
The George Forman Smart Kitchen Multi-Cooker has a 5 Qt cooking basket so you can make a variety of one-pot meals. The multi-cooker also has a nonstick coating which means you can cook oil-free!
Not only can you make a variety of one-pot meals such as stew, but you can also steam veggies and cook rice too.
This Black and Decker multi-cooker may look like an ordinary slow cooker but it can do much more than that. This cooker has the capabilities to brown/sear meats at high heats but it also has a roast/bake feature.
Further, the cooker has a variable temperature of 200-450 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooking pot is 6.5 quarts and is removable which makes serving your meals easy and makes the cleanup easy too.
The Hamilton Beach Multicooker is a slow cooker and sous vide cooker in one. Sous Vide which is French for “under vacuum” is a method of cooking in which food is placed in a glass jar or a vacuum-sealed plastic bag and is then cooked in a water bath (at a regulated temperature) for a longer than usual cooking time.
The cooker has a 6-quart, nonstick pot that makes for easy cooking. It also comes with a sous vide rack, and a glass lid for easy viewing.
The Ninja Multi-Cooker is a 3-in-1 system that can act as a slow cooker, like a stovetop, and an oven. With temperature controls of 250-425 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll be able to cook a large variety of meals.
It’s important to note that the stovetop function includes low (simmer), medium (sauté), and high (sear). The nonstick pot is removable which makes for easy serving and cleaning. While this is a handy cooking gadget, Ninja has several other more impressive multi-cookers that we’ll talk about later.
The Fissler Multi-pot is a pressure cooker and slow cooker all in one. It has a 6-quart, stainless steel interior pot. The interior pot is also dishwasher safe that will allow for easy cleanup.
The pot comes equipped with 18 one-touch programs such as steaming, sauteing, sous vide, fermenting, and more. You’ll be able to cook everything from rice to eggs, oatmeal, chili, soup, and more, from the touch of a button.
The Presto Electric Pressure Cooker acts as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and more. With 19 programmed settings this kitchen gadget makes cooking easy.
In addition to the impressive programmed settings, this pressure cooker has innovative technology that senses the actual temperature inside the pot for precise cooking and also doesn’t require altitude adjustments (yes this is a thing). Further, the removable nonstick inner pot is dishwasher safe.
Costway has created a 4-in-1 multi-cooker that can act as a slow cooker, cook like a stove-top and oven and can even steam food too. The LED display and 2 simple control dials make operation easy.
The cooker has adjustable temperatures that range from 250-430 degrees Farenheit. Further, the removable cooking pot and tempered glass lid are both dishwasher-safe.
The Gymax is an 8-in-1 multi-cooker that can slow cook, boil, sous vide, grill, fry, steam, stir-fry, and can cook stews in a hurry. With an adjustable temperature of 122-464 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll be able to cook almost anything.
The cooker comes with a removable non-stick cooking pot and transparent glass cover that are both easy to clean. As a bonus, the cooker comes with additional accessories such as a steaming rack, frying basket, and 6 grilling forks.
The NutriChef Countertop Oven is a multi-cooker that can be used as a slow cooker, rice cooker, food steamer, roaster, or stew maker. With 11 different cooking modes, including sous vide mode, you can have savory meals made effortlessly.
The large removable cooking pot means you can feed the whole family with ease. Additionally, the cooker has other great features such as a front panel display screen, adjustable cooking times, temperature settings, as well as a timer alarm notification.
Tired of browning your meat on the stovetop and then having to add it to the slow cooker after? Then grab yourself a Cuisinart Electric multi-cooker. This multi-cooker allows you to brown/sauté as well as slow cook all in one pot.
Further, the pot can also steam veggies to perfection too. You’ll also enjoy the removable 6-quart nonstick cooking pot that allows you to bring your meal from pot to table with ease. This will also make clean up a breeze too.
The De’Longhi Livenza multi-cooker is similar to the Cuisinart multi-cooker but it has a few extra bells and whistles. Much like the Cuisinart multicooker, it can act as a slow cooker, can steam veggies, can brown/sauté, can act like an oven, and can even act as a rice cooker too.
The 6-quart pot is removable and dishwasher safe. You can also download an exclusive recipe app that provides 50 recipes designed exclusively for this multicooker.
Crock-Pot may be most famous for their slow cookers but to keep up with the trends they have released an array of kitchen gadgets to fulfill your cooking needs. The Crock-Pot 6-quart multi-cooker can serve up to 7 people. It has 5 settings that will allow you to slow cook, brown/sauté, roast, bake, and steam to accommodate a variety of cooking needs.
The inner pot is not only nonstick but is removable too as well as dishwasher safe. You’ll also be provided with a dual-position rack for roasting and steaming. Finally, the multicooker comes with a cookbook filled with 30 recipes to help get you started.
The Breville multi-function cooker is a pressure cooker and slow cooker in one. The slow cooker function has both high and low settings, can cook from 2-12 hours and has an automated keep-warm function that will turn on once cooking is complete.
The pressure cook function has 11 settings as well as custom settings to suit any recipe. There are also dual sensors at the top and bottom of the cooker to monitor ingredients for more accurate temperature and pressure control. Finally, the cooker has a hands-free auto steam release so you don’t have to worry about burning your hands.
Crock-Pot has made yet another great multi-cooker. This model is a pressure cooker and slow cooker all in one. This model comes equipped with a 6-quart inner pot, however, Crock-Pot does offer other sizes such as 4-quart multi-cooker, an 8-quart, and a 10-quart.
With great features such as delay start timer and 8 one-touch meal settings, the Crock-Pot multi-cooker makes mealtime a breeze. You’ll be able to make everything from soups to roast dinner, yogurt, rice and more.
Ninja has come out with yet another impressive cooking gadget. The Ninja Foodie is a pressure cooker and air fryer in one. The cooker comes with a 6.5-quart nonstick pot as well as a 4-quart nonstick cook and crisp basket.
The crisping lid allows you to air fry, bake, roast, and broil. So not only can you pressure cook your food to lock in savory juices but you can also crisp your food to perfection after.
The Instant Pot Vortex is kind of like a miniature oven that can fit comfortably on your countertop. It can not only air-fry food but it can roast, bake, broil, dehydrate, and even rotisserie.
Enjoy your favorite deep-fried foods without the oil, or that perfect slow roasted crispy rotisserie chicken with the help of this awesome kitchen gadget. The Vortex requires little to no preheating time which makes cooking faster than a conventional oven and as a bonus, it won’t heat your kitchen either (perfect for summer)!
While there are many Instant Pot models on the market, a few stand out from the rest. We’ve decided to include the Instant Pot Duo Plus because of its remarkable cooking features. Not only can it pressure cook but it can also saute, sous vide, can make yogurt, rice, desserts, steam, and act a slow cooker too.
This Instant Pot Duo Plus has built-in safety features including a new and improved steam-diffusing cover to take the fear out of the pressure release process. This model can cook for up to 6 people and also comes equipped with a dishwasher safe inner pot.
What sets this Instant Pot Max apart from the rest is it can not only pressure cook, sous vide, slow cook, saute, sear, steam, warm food, make yogurt and rice but it can act as a pressure canner too. Say hello to homemade jams and other deliciously canned foods.
Unlike earlier Instant Pot models, this Instant Pot Max has an altitude adjustment feature that eliminates the guesswork from recipe conversion. Further, the inner pot, steam rack, and lid are all dishwasher safe.
Possibly, the most impressive multicooker of them all is the Ninja Foodi Deluxe. It’s similar to the Ninja Foodi we talked about earlier but this one comes with a few extra attractive features that you’ll love. Firstly, this model is slightly larger than the other as it has an 8-quart cooking pot and a 5-quart cook and crips basket.
The extra-large cooking capacity will help you cook for a crowd effortlessly. The Ninja Foodi Deluxe does just about everything including pressure cook, slow cook, air-fry, steam, sear/sauté, bake/roast, broil, and unlike the other Ninja Foodi, this model can also dehydrate.