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The slow cooker is a relatively new resident of the kitchen. The first copies were transformed from rice cookers, after the device had a microprocessor responsible for the correct operation of the selected programs. The main function of this device lies in the name itself: a lot and cook.

Modern housewives and hosts have appreciated the possibilities provided by this device. By using a slow cooker, you free up time that you can put to better use than standing over pots and pans.

We rated multicookers on the following parameters:

  • Functions. What can be cooked in the machine, is it provided for heating, steaming, baking, and is there a free mode in which you can set your own settings;
  • Ease of management, use and maintenance;
  • The presence of a delayed start function;
  • The size of the bowl and its coating;
  • Convenience of a cover and existence of the handle for a bowl.

one. Pressure cooker/multicooker Steba DD2

The Steba DD2 pressure cooker/multi-cooker with stainless steel bowl is strong and durable. Includes the following programs: frying, steaming, baking, stewing, yogurt, cereals. Powerful and roomy, while energy efficient. Stylish design and practical design will ensure a long period of comfortable operation.

We liked:

  • Heavy, kind
  • Delayed start
  • Keep warm
  • Double bottom stainless steel bowl 5 l
  • Steam basket
  • Ceramic cups – 4 pieces of 230 ml (for yogurt or baking)
  • Spare o-ring for cover

We didn’t like:

  • Bowl without handles
  • Standard (short cord)

2. Scarlett SC-MC410S09

The slow cooker contains 11 of the most popular cooking modes, including such methods as: frying, stewing, boiling, baking, steaming, programs for cooking cereals, porridge, pasta, eggs and cottage cheese. The non-stick bowl is dishwasher safe and the body is made of stainless steel. Classic, timeless design will suit any interior. The steamer has a power of 500 W, which saves energy.

We liked:

  • Timer
  • Lid opening protection
  • Holds temperature well
  • 11 programs with the ability to change the preset cooking time
  • Delayed start up to 24 hours
  • Auto heating
  • It is possible to program your recipe

We didn’t like:

  • The auto-warm function cannot be disabled in advance.
  • Not enough program “Pilaf”, “Soup”
  • 2.5 l bowl. instead of 3.

3. GALAXY GL2643

Multifunctional, compact model, with an attractive design and high-quality performance. The slow cooker is able to cook dishes in 10 different modes, suitable for frying, steaming, stewing or heating. Convenient and clear control with the help of the LED display even in the dark. Spacious bowl with non-stick coating.

We liked:

  • 10 programs
  • Yogurt preparation mode
  • High cooking speed
  • Heating rate
  • Delay start function
  • Removable condensate container
  • Automatic keep warm function

We didn’t like:

  • The bowl may burn during the first preparation.
  • The “keep warm” function cannot be turned off in advance
  • The multicooker does not have an off button.
  • The inner cover is non-removable

4. Bosch MUC88B68

Bosch MUC88B68 multicooker 3D induction heating accurately maintains the set temperature and cooks dishes evenly and quickly. Delayed start allows you to cook a dish at a predetermined time. And the control lock will protect your children from “unauthorized” access. This model has 48 installed programs and two programs can be entered manually. The double boiler is two-level, this can be attributed to both the advantages of the model and its disadvantages.

Functions: multicook, milk porridge, frying, steaming, baking.

We liked:

  • Good build quality and materials used
  • Management is as simple as possible
  • Induction heating (heating speed and economy)
  • High pressure mode, pressure cooker
  • Souce vide (low temperature cooking)

We didn’t like:

  • Inconvenient delay timer
  • Inconvenient double boiler, because. pin sticks out in the middle

5. Midea MPC-6001

The multicooker is equipped with a touch electronic display, simple and intuitive to operate. Cooking programs: multi-cook, milk porridge, frying, steaming, baking, stewing, pilaf, yogurt, pasta, dough, cereals. The multicooker has a removable container for collecting condensate and a completely removable lid, which ensures ease of care and maintenance of the device. With this device you get a lot of culinary possibilities with a minimum of steam and smells from cooking.

We liked:

  • Cooking time adjustment
  • Delayed start
  • Keep warm
  • 15 programs
  • The lid can be completely removed or left on the multicooker in the open position.

We didn’t like:

  • Pressure reduces cooking time
  • Meals can be “overcooked”

6. Zigmund & Shtain MC-D50

The “Multi-cook” function and 12 programs allow you to cook a large number of dishes while spending less time than with classic cooking. A 24-hour delay start is provided. The model is controlled by touch keys, and the display shows information about the time and progress of the program. The 5L bowl is coated with a non-stick layer. Equipped with a special container.

Functions: multi-cook, milk porridge, frying, steaming, baking, stewing, pilaf, yogurt, pasta, cereals.

We liked:

  • Easy to manage
  • Large bowl volume
  • Delay start
  • Heating function

He didn’t like:

  • You can not wash the bowl immediately after cooking, it will harm it
  • Pretty heavy

7. REDMOND SkyCooker M800S

The flagship model supports smartphone control, which allows you to flexibly control the start of cooking. When you update the app, the recipes are updated. Reliable and functional.

Functions: multi-cook, milk porridge, frying, steaming, baking, stewing, pilaf, yogurt, pasta, deep-frying, dough, cereals, pasteurization.

We liked:

  • Remote control from mobile devices
  • Large bowl (5 l) with ceramic coating
  • 20 automatic programs
  • Possibility of manual setting

We didn’t like:

  • Somewhat bulky
  • Bowl without handle
  • No drip tray
  • Price from 8250 rubles

eight. Polaris PMC 0554D

This multifunctional unit is designed for cooking both in automatic and semi-automatic mode. The function “My recipe plus” is provided. This function makes it possible to sequentially make changes in temperature and time at each stage of cooking.

5 liter non-stick bowl with ergonomic handles. A removable power cord is attached to the case, for storage of which a special compartment is provided.

We liked:

  • My Prescription Plus function
  • The presence of handles on the bowl
  • Delayed start

We didn’t like:

  • No 3D heating

9. Philips HD2178

Laconic appearance with a convenient bright display. 6 liter bowl allows you to feed the whole family with delicious and varied dishes. The pressure cooker function will pleasantly speed up the process. The keep warm feature keeps your food warm, while the delayed timer allows you to cook dinner at the desired time. The non-obvious OFF / PREHEAT button will de-energize the device without having to unplug the cord from the outlet.

Functions: milk porridge, steaming, baking, stewing, pilaf, cereals.

We liked:

  • Child protection
  • Big bowl
  • Preheat and delayed timing functions

We didn’t like:

  • Uninformative instruction
  • Cup handles missing

ten. Atlanta ATH-598

The Atlanta ATH-598 multicooker is ideal for those who love high-quality cooked meals and do not depend on the cooking method. The bowl is made of high-quality, ceramic-coated material, thanks to which the multicooker cooks like in an oven without burning and boiling over. Suitable for stewing, frying, steaming dishes.

We liked:

  • Bowl volume 5 l
  • Delayed start

We didn’t like:

  • Skimpy instruction
  • Few cooking programs

Conclusion

The slow cooker has firmly entered our everyday life and settled in the kitchens and in the hearts of many people. The opportunity to free up time from cooking for more important things is worth a lot.

And the use of a multicooker, for example, in the country, where it is impossible to install a classic stove, is especially pleasant and useful.

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