6 Multi-Purpose Cookers That Are as Good as Instant Pot

With these fast-cooking appliances, dinner’s on the table quickly


More than 40 brands of multicookers – which are pressure cookers that offer a lot of other functions, too – are available on Amazon. The most famous of these is the Instant Pot, which generally scores 4 stars or higher in consumer ratings. But there are plenty of other brands that consumer ratings suggest are just as good.

Not Your Mom’s Crock-Pot

Why We Chose It Crock-Pot is a familiar brand, so familiar that people think it’s a synonym for slow cooker. The modern Crock-Pot multicooker holds 8 quarts, includes a manual pressure function so you can adjust the cooking time, and has a nonstick cooking pot.

German Engineering

Why We Chose it This multicooker comes with 19 pre-set cooking programs, so you can cook meat, poultry, veggies, chili, oatmeal, cakes, and much more just by pressing a button. When you use the bonus stainless steel rack, you can cook two dishes at once.

Includes Air Fryer

golden, crispy finish.

Why We Chose It The Ninja Foodi comes with a 4-quart cook-and-crisp basket so you can air-fry a chicken or French fires with hardly any fat. The regular pot holds 6.5 quarts and is non-stick and dishwasher safe.

For a Small Budget

Why We Chose It This small, 2.5-quart multicooker is perfect for singles or couples. The aluminum cooking pot is marked with measuring guides for easy meal prep. The Chefman has nine functions, including pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and saute pan.

Best Seller

Why We Chose It The 8-quart Mealthy is a good size when you cook for a crowd. Use the steamer basket to cook two dishes at once. Reviews posted online praise the Mealthy for being very user-friendly.

##Cuisinart Cooker

Why We Chose It Cuisinart is another well-known brand in kitchen appliances. This 6-quart multicooker has settings for low and high pressure cooking, browning, sautéing, simmering, and keeping foods warm. The exterior is brushed stainless steel.

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