The days of slaving away over a hot stove are long over — after all, who has the time? But, if you’re looking to create healthy meals from scratch without spending all day in the kitchen, there are several appliances for sale that make dinner preparation easier. The best multi cookers combine the function of three or more appliances in one to let you easily create delicious, flavorful meals without needing to switch up your tools. Not only does this save you hours, you’ll also spend less time washing dishes. These appliances are really making your life easier on so many levels!
Best Multi-Cookers for Quick Meals
Whether you’re meal-prepping for the week, looking to make holiday cooking a bit easier, or in need of a quick mid-week meal, these multi-cookers are about to become your favorite kitchen appliances. Keep scrolling for FIRST’S picks for the best multi cookers that’ll help you make delicious meals at home in no time.
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1. Instant Pot
Ahh, you've probably already heard of this magical multi-cooker that's a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. The appliance is so popular, one woman even credited the pot for helping her lose 125 pounds! True, there's a bit of overhype about it, but if you love creating fresh, delicious meals from scratch in one pot, it doesn't get any better than this.
Where to buy: $79.99, Amazon
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2. GoWISE Air Fryer
A few years back, Oprah Winfrey praised the T-Fal Actifry for "changing her life." However, if you're looking for a cheaper alternative, this smaller and cuter version by GoWISE is essentially the same thing. Fry all your favorite foods, from french fries to chicken wings, with only a tablespoon of oil.
Where to buy: $64.99, Amazon
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3. 4-in-1 Mini Baby Food Maker
Create healthy homemade baby food in only 15 minutes. That's all it takes! This little contraption cooks, purees, and reheats food with just a touch of a button.
Where to buy: $69.95, Amazon
4. VonShef 8-in-1 Multi-Cooker
Similar to the Instant Pot but without all the bells and whistles, this appliance simmers, sears, roasts, bakes, steams, and warms pot roasts, whole chickens, vegetables, and more. And you can't beat the price tag.
Where to buy: $49.95, Amazon
5. 8-in-1 Spiralizer
Slice vegetables, create pasta, and even juice fruits with this easy tabletop cutter. There are lots of different versions on Amazon, but this one comes in at under $25. And who doesn't love a good deal?
Where to buy: $24.97, Amazon
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6. Nostalgia 3-in-1 Breakfast Station
If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, this all-in-one appliance is for you. It includes a large non-stick griddle that lets you cook your favorite early-morning proteins, a toaster oven, and a coffee pot for the ultimate one-stop breakfast station.
Where to buy: $64.48, Amazon
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7. Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven
OK, we admit the price is a bit on the high side, but this robust oven does more than toast bread — it also air fries chicken wings, roasts a whole chicken, and cooks a 12-inch pizza.
Where to buy: $159.99, Amazon
8. 3-in-1 Waffle/Press/Griddle Maker
The reversible plates (one a grill and one a griddle) lets you create delicious paninis, pancakes, waffles, and steaks, all on one grill.
Where to buy: $89, Amazon
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9. 3-in-1 Indoor Grill
This compact grill is a slow cooker, steamer, and grill in one. Create delicious stir-fry, bake roasts, and even make soups and fondues all with this one device.
Where to buy: $30.99, Amazon