What appliances do you use at home to help you prepare delicious food easily and quickly?
For a long time I was wondering whether to chose a slow cooker or a multi cooker.
According to wikipedia:
A slow cooker (also known as crock-pot in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) can be defined as a counter-top electrical cooking appliance that is used for simmering, which requires maintaining a relatively low temperature and allowing unattended cooking for many hours of “boiled” dinners.
A multi cooker can be defined as an electric kitchen appliance for automated cooking using a timer.
The device is operated by placing ingredients inside, selecting the corresponding program, and leaving the multi cooker to cook according to the program, typically without any need for further user intervention. Usually the multi-cooker can
Some multi cookers can be used as slow cookers, but they also can usually boil, steam, cook rice, bake, roast, grill, fry, stew, prepare yoghurt.
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Price: £89.99 (RRP)
Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk
Size of container/pot: 5L
My rating: 9/10
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Size of container/pot: 6.5L
My rating: 7/10
PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION – PROs & CONs
As those products are similar in their use, I would consider the advantages and disadvantages of both, just by highlighting the differences. See below:
the multi cooker is multi-functional – can boil, steam, bake, roast, some even grill, fry, stew food
it’s very easy to use
unattended cooking – saves time that you can do anything you like while preparing the next yummy dish
very easy to clean
both prepare delicious and nutritious meals
the multi cooker can prepare any meal you and your family loves, using different cooking techniques
it’s almost impossible to get the cooking wrong – the food always tastes delicious
after cooking the meals the appliances turn the KEEP WARM function and you can always be met by warm food when returning home after long hours at the office
these appliances are not big and are easy to take with you when travel
the slow cooker boils food by simmering it for many hours on low temperature
both appliances are expensive to buy
the slow cooker needs a lot of hours to prepare the meal
Taking into account the fact that the multi cooker is multi-functional, you can prepare many different dishes just by using one small and simple to use appliance, I chose the multi cooker.
If I am storing one more appliance at home, let it be one that would help me in more than one way. Just think, any other appliance in your kitchen can usually do just one thing, in accordance with what it was designed for. In the same time, having a multi cooker means you have several different appliances in a small space and not only that, but it can cook almost unattended – just through in the ingredients you are going to use, select the program and enjoy your time while the dish is ready to serve.
I believe the multi cooker is the better option and because most of the appliances can be also used as a slow cooker as well. That is why I would definitely recommend Tefal MultiCook Advanced 45-in-1 RK812142 to anyone who wants to live life to the fullest and not be a slave in the kitchen.
I hope you enjoyed my review and if you have a different opinion or a question, please get in touch with me.
Have a lovely day!