Multi cookers are extraordinary pieces of cookware. It is almost impossible not to be satisfied with your product. However, regardless of how amazing they can be at first sight, some multi cookers can eventually bring you more worries than good, as they can be overwhelming with so many options and complicated features.
Generally, sticking with high quality, simple use and the following six factors will help you find your perfect multi cooker.
This is definitely one of the most important factors to consider when buying a multi cooker. A timer should have a time frame as wide as possible. Getting a 24-hour timer with delay option is the best possible solution. Getting a multi cooker without a timer is not a very good idea, as its basic role is to be versatile, multifunctional, but also to save your time.
As multi cookers, especially the multi-functional ones, can sometimes be rather complicated, pre-set programs are the best thing ever. You definitely want a multi cooker with a pre-set program. It will significantly ease your cooking process and help you quickly prepare your food, press the button and be busy with some other activity while your multi cooker does the job.
This is especially important if you are a beginner, and don’t know all the temperature and time requirements regarding different kinds of dishes or food preparation modes.
If your multi cooker has a manual mode, that’s great. Why is manual mode important? You might want to prepare food the way you want, less cooked, more cooked, etc., and it is the manual mode that enables endless possibilities with your multi cooker.
Size is a very important factor when choosing your multi cooker. Most producers offer a standard, 6L capacity multi cooker suitable for a family. However, if you prepare food for yourself only, you might want to consider smaller models which don’t take up that much space. However, getting a larger model is generally a better choice as you can prepare more food and consume it during the next few days.
As you will use your multi cooker very often (hopefully), it should not be too heavy, as everyday manipulation can become somewhat tiring. However, don’t forget that it depends on the material and base structure.
Stainless-steel models will definitely be heavier than the aluminum ones. Furthermore, a multi-layer base, which is good for even and fast heat distribution and conductivity, can make your product somewhat heavy.
Number of pieces
The number of pieces of your multi cooker set is important if you opt for versatility. As multi cookers are very versatile cooking devices, most manufacturers enrich the device with some useful cooking tools and utensils. Some producers also include a gift healthy recipe book. This is a nice option to go for, but not a must when choosing your multi cooker.