When we’re caught up with the busy schedules in our everyday lives, sometimes, it’s hard to set aside time to cook some of our favorite dishes that might require more prep time. It’s even more challenging when you live in a small place and don’t have enough counter or closet space for both an air fryer, a pressure cooker, and even a yogurt maker for some of those yummy desserts.
Fortunately, there are multi-cookers that can do most of the work for us. Multi-cookers are appliances that let you fry and boil food without having to use a stove. They can also steam rice, pressure cook meat, and even help you make desserts.
They are space-saving, time-saving, and easy to use. Here are some great multi-cookers you can check out for more efficient cooking in your kitchen:
Our Top Picks
Carl Schmidt Sohn 6.5 Qt. Multi-Cooker
- Pressure cooker and air fryer combo
- Hygienic touch sensitive panel
- Lots of pre-set programs
Feel like eating roast chicken? Pasta? Want some vegetables to go with it? How about dessert? Whatever you are craving at the moment, this multi-cooker can do it for you. It’s an all-in-one pressure cooker and air fryer with multi-purpose cooking abilities. With this Carl Schmidt Sohn multi-cooker you can steam, saute, sear, pressure cook, air fry, bake, roast, and even broil as you prepare those mouthwatering dishes your family loves. It’s a multi-cooker that not only saves you on space but provides convenience as well.
Carl Schmidt Sohn offers the best of both worlds in this pressure cooker and air fryer hybrid in their multi-cooker that has the lid separation technology that they were the first to develop and use. It allows you to quickly cook a whole chicken to perfect tenderness and then crisp the outside through the air fryer.
This multi-cooker is easy to operate with a simple touch on the panel. You can select any one of 15 cooking presets to easily cook: Steak, chicken, seafood, shrimp, bacon, frozen foods, French fries, vegetables, root vegetables, bread, desserts, and more. The touch-screen control panel makes this multi-cooker easy to use.
When it comes to frying your dishes, instead of the traditional frying method that requires submerging your food completely in hot oil, which does not always have the greatest health benefits, this multi-cooker uses the concept of air-frying. This creates dishes that are in accordance with most healthy diets, but with the same crispy texture that you are looking for in fried foods. Carl Schmidt Sohn claims to decrease 97% of the fat in fried foods, while at the same time keeping the crispy tenderness you love.
With its lid-off protection, this multi-cooker ensures your full safety by cutting off electricity the moment you lift the lid. Once you return it, the cooking process continues at once. Different lids correspond to different functions (pressure lid for pressure cooking vs. crisping lid for air frying) and the LED button changes automatically when you change the lid, so there’s no need to worry about the multi-cooker switching around what you’re cooking.
What’s also great is that the inner pot is coated with non-stick and is dishwasher safe. It’s easy to clean and safe and easy to use and will deliver your dishes conveniently, efficiently, and deliciously!
- Touch-screen panel
- Pressure cooker and air fryer in one
- 15 presets to choose from
- Lid-separation technology
- Non-stick inner pot
- Different lids for different functions
Mueller UltraPot 10-In-1 Pro Series Cooker
- Durable stainless steel finish
- Advanced backlit panel
- 10-in-1 functionality
- 15 preset programs
If you’re looking for a multi-cooker that still allows you some semblance of control, you might want to go with the Mueller UltraPot multi-cooker. Unlike most hot pots and other multi-cookers in the market, they give you the option and the flexibility to input your cooking time when you want to do so. On top of that, you have a handful of preset smart programs that will help you cook other dishes, such as oatmeal, broth, yogurt, beans, rice, stew, cake, and more. All of your favorite dishes will be available with just the press of a button.
With just this one multi-cooker, you can replace 10 common kitchen appliances, such as the pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sterilizer, and more. It’s easy and intuitive to use with its new smart controls. You can create any culinary masterpiece with ease and speed by simply selecting the different menu choices in your unit. If you have a certain recipe in mind and don’t want to go with the preset control, you can set the cooking time yourself (between 1-99 minutes cooking range). There is also the option to pre-set your multi-cooker to start cooking your food at a later time, in case you would like to delay cooking for a bit (you can do this anywhere between 30 minutes to 24 hours).
Running low on food preparations? The Mueller UltraPot multi-cooker comes with a stainless steel basket and rack, which allows you to cook two dishes at once, saving you both time and money! When used as a pressure cooker, this multi-cooker can also be used to do basic pressure canning and even the water-bath method, whether you are doing this with low or high acidic fruits and vegetables.
The Mueller UltraPot multi-cooker is designed to last long. It is made with a high-quality rubber that seals in the flavors, nutrients, and aroma while you are cooking. Its internal electronics were made to stand the test of time with its ceramic non-stick interior coating. A food-grade, stainless steel pot ensures that even heat distribution as it cooks your food and its handles are strong, reliable, and heat-resistant so you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers when you touch the pot.
- Option to input cooking time
- Stainless steel pot
- Cook 2 dishes at once
- 10 appliances in 1
- 15 preset smart programs
- Cook book with 30 tasty recipes
Breville Fast Slow Pro Multi-Cooker
- Stylish design
- Simple panel for adjustments
- Used for pressure cooking and slow cooking
Are you cooking something that requires pressure? Or is there a recipe you want to try out that needs a slow cooker? With the Breville Fast Slow Pro multi-cooker, you don’t need to get one of each because you can do both in one appliance, saving you money, energy, and space!
This multi-cooker comes with 11 pressure cook settings plus a custom setting that will suit any of your favorite recipes. You have the option to slow-cook your food anywhere from 2-12 hours. A keep-warm function also automatically turns on after the cooking so your food will remain delicious and warm until you are ready to serve it.
Dual sensors at the top and bottom of the Breville Fast Slow Pro multi-cooker monitor ingredients for more accurate temperature and pressure control while you are cooking. The LCD outside the multi-cooker changes color to tell you if the cooker is pressurizing, cooking, or releasing steam. Aside from pressure cooking or slow cooking, you can also opt to sear, saute, anything from vegetables to beans to meat. You have preset programs that will also aid you as you cook rice, soup, dessert, and even risotto and chili.
This multi-cooker comes with a 3-way safety system. There’s a safety locking lid, a hands-free auto steam release, and a safety valve. You can keep your hands out of the way of any releasing steam. The cooker also automatically sets the correct release method, varying across different foods to maximize the flavor and texture.
The Breville Fast Slow Pro multi-cooker comes with a stainless steamer basket, a stainless rack, and even a recipe book. It comes with a removable bowl with free ceramic coating and the lid is dishwasher-safe and removable as well. It’s hassle-free to assemble and clean and quick and easy to use.
- Color-changing LCD to tell you what your cooker is doing
- 3-way safety system
- 11 pressure cook settings
- Keep warm function
If you’ve been hesitant about getting a multi-cooker, we’ll let you know how efficient and handy it actually is.
It saves a lot of time and space, and lets you cook those delicious meals you’ve always wanted to cook in a stress-free way.
From savory dishes to sumptuous desserts, you can now cook anything with it.
You’ll never know–the multi-cooker might just be the magic that your kitchen needs as you serve your family favorites!