Are your kitchen counters beginning to feel a little overcrowded with the microwave, slow cooker, and steamer? Or maybe your roasting tins and fryer are taking up too much storage? Imagine being able to wave goodbye to your overcrowding appliances. With the best multi cooks, you can welcome in the one that can do it all.
Multi cookers are kitchen appliances that can boil, simmer, bake, fry, deep fry, grill, roast, and stew your food. So, you can replace all those cluttering appliances with one kitchen gadget.
What is a multi cooker?
A multi cooker is an electric kitchen appliance for automated cooking using a timer. The best multi cookers are able to boil, simmer, bake, fry, deep fry, grill, roast, steam, and some even slow cook your food too.
They're an absolute king of an appliance. They save you time, money, and free up space on your kitchen sides!
How does the multi cooker work?
The device is operated by placing your choice of ingredients inside the cooker. You then select the cooking program you desire, leaving the multi cooker to cook according to the program and time.
They typically don't require any user intervention, so you'll be able to put your feet up, pour a large glass of your favourite wine and await the alarm to sound so you know when your food is finished cooking.
The best multi cookers to make cooking easier
From as little as £39.99, the best multi cookers are not only life savers when it comes to cooking, but they're super affordable and will match any budget.
The best multi cookers
1. Thermomix TM6
Replacing over 20 appliances, this sleek compact gadget packs enormous power, versatility and innovation. You can chop, beat, blend, whip, weigh, grind, knead, mince and more at just a touch of a button. It may expensive but we've got a lot of good things to say about it. Read our full review of the Thermomix TM6.
2. Russell Hobbs 21850 Multi Cooker
This 11-in-one appliance does it all. From making the perfect porridge at breakfast time, to slow cooking a stew ready to eat at dinner time, this multi cooker has no limits. Thanks to its generous 5 Litre Capacity Bowl, it is absolutely ideal for feeding the entire family, oh- and it's non-stick, so the meals you can create are endless.
3. Drew&Cole CleverChef 14-in-1 Intelligent Digital Multi Cooker
This multi cooker features 17 pre-set programmes, including steam, stew, soup, roast, poach, bread rise, bake, fish, sautué/brown, rice, pasta, slow cook and yoghurt. You can eat when you want with a keep warm and 24-hour delay function, and serve the entire family delicious dishes at the press of a button. Easy to clean: Non-stick inner pot simply wipes clean, dishwasher safe.
4. ANSIO Electric Pressure Cooker Programmable Electronic Multifunction Cooking Pot
This multi cooker has a whopping 15 features, including Meat, Poultry, Vegetables, Steam, Sautué, Slow Cook, White Rice, Brown Rice, Beans, Broth, Curry, Soup, Multigrain, Congee, and Yoghurt. It also cooks faster than conventional cooking, as the cooker operates more efficiently by using pressure, so it's a more energy-efficient option.
5. Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Healthy cooking with consistent results! Revolutionise the way you cook with one touch programs with this one-of-a-kind multi cooker.
6. Ninja Foodi Electric Multi-Cooker
The Ninja Foodi Electric Multi-Cooker is at the pricier end of the spectrum, but it's the pressure cooker that crisps. Featuring TenderCrisp Technology: This multi cooker pressure cooks to lock in juices, then crisp to perfection. It features multiple cooking functions: Pressure Cook, Air Fry, Slow Cook, Steam, Sear/Sauté, Bake/Roast and Grill, and curates gorgeously divine, fast one-pot meals.
7. Sage the Risotto Plus Multi Cooker
As well as being the perfect risotto multi cooker, this risotto plus features a steaming function that's ideal for preparing vegetables, poultry and seafood for healthier cooking. With the searing functionality that's ideal for locking in beef, chicken, onion and garlic flavours by putting high heat on their surfaces, you can create mouth-watering dishes to please the whole family.