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. Multi-cookers that combine the function of three or more appliances in one 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
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
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