Updated: Feb 23, 2018 3:32 pm
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 meals all in the same device. 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! Below, 9 great multi-use products that'll have you eating at home again.
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: $80, Amazon
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: $72.23, Amazon
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: $40, Amazon
Latitop Toaster With Egg Cooker
If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, this toaster is for you. It includes an egg cooker and fry pan that lets you fry, boil, poach, and steam up to five eggs. You can also heat pre-cooked meats or vegetables and fry bacon.
Where to buy: $50, Amazon
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: $200, Amazon
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, Amazon
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