Multicookers have become extremely popular in recent years, and a lot of
expert sources have taken note of that surge in interest. To be honest, most
testing organizations are less than impressed with multicookers, saying they
don't perform as well as, say, an appliance dedicated to that task, such as a separate
stovetop pressure cooker or rice cooker or slow cooker. Still, many owners
adore their multicooker and quite a cult has grown up around them, making it
easy to find recipes and instructions for how to use the various
functions. And, best of all, they
take up a heck of a lot less space than four or five separate appliances.
Top 9 Multicooker Reviews
- TheSweethome.com - The Best Pressure Cooker, Lesley Stockton, April 27, 2017
Lesley Stockton conducts 40 hours of research and testing best stovetop pressure
cookers and electric multicookers. Top picks and runners up are named.
- SeriousEats.com - The Best Pressure Cookers and Multi-Cookers, J. Kenji López-Alt, Not dated
For this roundup
of the best pressure cookers and multicookers, J. Kenji López-Alt tests 15 total models. Four top picks are
named, two in each category.
- Good Housekeeping - Multi-Cooker Reviews, Editors of Good Housekeeping, February 2017
Testers at the Good Housekeeping Institute test and rate a number of
multi-cookers. Each is given a star rating, and the products are ranked against
- ConsumerReports.org - Find a Multi-Cooker That Will Win You Over, Kimberly Janeway, Jan. 28, 2016
ConsumerReports.org tests and reviews six multicookers in this
free-to-the-public article. They are divided by those that make rice and those
that do not.
- Cook's Illustrated - Multicookers, Editors of Cook's Illustrated, May 2017
While this article is only available through a subscription, we'll give
you a hint: Cook's Illustrated editors don't like multicookers.
- HipPressureCooking.com - More Flavor from Natural Ingredients with Pressure!, Laura Pazzaglia, As of April 2017
Laura Pazzaglia reviews a wide variety of multicookers, also called
electric pressure cookers at this informative site. The reviews are very
thorough and documented with photos.
- Amazon.com - Multicookers, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2017
Amazon.com offers hundreds of multicookers in a number of sizes and with a variety of features. Most get good to great ratings across the board.
- Walmart.com - Multicookers, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of October 2017
There are a number of multicookers available at Walmart.com. They tend to get even higher ratings than at Amazon; some are lower-priced as well.
- Macys.com - Multicookers, Contributors to Macys.com, As of April 2017
There are fewer multicookers available here, just about a dozen.
Higher-end models from Cuisinart and Fagor are the standouts.