The kind of equipment you use to make your food highly determines how well the meal cooks. This also determines how easy a time you end up having in the kitchen as you try out that new recipe. One of the best and most efficient ways to make your meals is by using electric cookers. As such, we would like to analyze a few of the best electric cookers available for you so you know what best fits your needs.
|Product Image||Product Name||Product Rating||List Price||Discount Available||Discounted Price|
|Instant Pot IP-DUO60||$234.95||$102.50 (44%)||$132.45|
|EZ Bean Cooker EB-CM10||$149.99||$50.00 (33%)||$99.99 + $9.99 shipping|
|MaxiMatic EPC-808||$133.89||$13.95 (10%)||$119.94|
|Cuisinart CPC-600AMZ||$185.00||$85.05 (46%)||$99.95|
|GoWISE USA||$235.99||$131.04 (56%)||$104.95|
|Big Boss||$179.99||$50.00 (28%)||$129.99|
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Review
This is one of the latest and best. It is a 7 in 1 cooker working as a rice cooker, yoghurt maker, pressure cooker, slow cooker as well as a warmer and steamer. It comes with a stainless steel interior that is non sticky, allowing for easy no-mistake cooking. It is user friendly having and has an easy to use control panel using which you can specify exactly what you want. It has 14 programs built-in including Meat/Stew, Yogurt, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Soup, Keep-Warm, Pasteurize and Fermented Rice, dual pressure and three different temperatures to fit your needs. My favorite feature on this Instant Pot is the 24 hour timer function that allows for delayed cooking.
The Instant Pot has been praised for its versatility as well as the fact that it is a very safe cooker to use. The lid has a lid lock which ensures that the lid is never accidentally opened by pressure. Beyond that, it has a pressure regulator that ensures that the pressure is kept under safe limits, releasing excess pressure into the chamber inside with the help of the Excess Pressure Protection function. This automatic cooker also regulates the temperature according to the function it is fed to work on. On the other hand, it takes time for one to master how to work it, but once you do, you will definitely enjoy using it. In case you need to fit this top electric cooker somewhere in your kitchen, its exact dimensions are 13 x 12.6 x 12.2 inches and it weighs 12 pounds.
EZ Bean Cooker EB-CM10 Review
Cookers do not get any more function specific than this. This is by far the best to use when you want to make beans. This model allows you to cook beans in minutes without having to soak them in advance. It can cook all types of beans, all you need do is specify which, and that’s it! It has a few functions including low pressure and high pressure, keep warm, and adjust time as well as a shut-off feature to ensure the food does not overcook. It buzzes when food is ready as well with an easy to open and close lid. The inner cooking pot is non-stick that is safe to wash in the dishwasher while the outer casing comes in a sleek stainless steel and black.
This electric cooker clearly seems to be a perfect purchase and I will explain why. First of all, it is made to perform six different functions in one: steaming, slow cooking, sautéing and browning as well as rice cooking. For the most part, many of these electric cookers come with a non-stick layer inside the cooking pot to avoid food sticking to the walls while cooking. However, this layer can decompose at certain temperatures leaking into your food. However, the Secura electric cooker has an 18/10 stainless steel cooking pot that does not decompose at any temperature, does not scratch or peel off so it causes no harm to you and is very long lasting. However, for those who still prefer to use the non-stick pot, this model comes with an additional pot so you can replace the stainless steel one.
As far as safety goes, this cooking pot has simple features that assure total safety during use. The lid and pot are locked with a gasket that ensures the pot is sealed till the pressure inside goes down. Of course you can manually release the air from the pot by simply turning the dial to “release’ then you can safely take your food off the pot. You can know the pressure has fully gone down when the valve goes down and the lid unlocks. The digital system allows you to enter the levels of temperature needed accurately avoiding any mishaps.
This cooker is clearly on a level of its own. It comes in a brushed stainless steel housing that just catches your eye. It has 14 functions built into one including browning/keep warm, cooking beans, beef, soup, chicken, pork and ribs, vegetables and deserts, stew, desserts, potatoes and all types of rice including brown, white rice and wild rice. For those who like browning, you will really enjoy using this cooker. It has a function that pre-browns the meat prior to cooking. For the mums and those with a busy household, this cooker comes with a 24- hour delay timer that is perfect for you. You can prepare your meal when you are free and pre-set it to cook later on when you need it to cook. If you do not like cleaning a lot, this is also the cooker for you. It makes cleaning it easy as it comes with a removable non-stick cooking pot that you can easily remove, clean and place back. What I love most about this cooker and what could easily make me term this as the best is the fact that in case of a power outage, it resumes cooking as soon as the power is back. So for those times when there is a brief power outage, you are assured that your meal will not be ruined.
All these functions are available to you at the simple touch as it comes with an LED display touchpad. It also makes it easy for you to simply put your food in and leave it after putting into the desired settings as it makes a sound when the food is done. This saves you the trouble of having to keep checking on your food and the risk of the lid exploding in your face.
This cooker has been stated by some to be the best they have used yet; and with good reason. It comes in a new packaging and is fitted with easy to use controls as all you need do is press the buttons and start preparing your masterpiece. It comes with automatic options for browning, sautéing, warming and simmering. The browning feature allows for cooking in high temperatures and low fat giving the meal an attractive brown layer full of flavor while keeping the interior nice and soft. The simmer function gives you some extra time to seal in the flavors in meals and especially soups that need a bit of steamy heat to get that thickness you desire.
The one fear that all cooker users have is burning from the excess pressure at times. Well, with this top cooker, that is not a possibility. It has a tight lock lid that keeps pressure locked in, you only need to ensure that you lock it before pressure starts building and keep it locked till the pressure goes down. The size of this unit is also an advantage in itself as it measures 12-1/5 by 12-1/5 by 13-1/5 inches.
The reviews on this product have listed it as among the best available with so many users fully appreciating its user friendly nature as well as its safety functions. No more lids flying off the top with this unit as all you need to do once done cooking is to turn the ‘release pressure’ valve and there; ready to remove your meal. One review stated that the instructions for using this unit are so very clear that it would be the best choice for first time users.
GoWISE USA Review
This is yet another great product Amazon enables you to purchase. It comes with a stainless steel inner pot that is non-sticky which ensures that your food cooks easy and whole. As its name suggests it has six different functions including rice cooker, steamer, sauté’, slow cooker and warmer. In addition to this, it comes with 10 programs for cooking: soup, poultry, sauté, meat/stew, congee, steam, rice cook, bean/chili, multigrain and slow cook. It also has manual settings in case what you need is not on the automatic programs. With this unit you get three adjustable temperature modes and three slow cooking temperatures. Its efficiency goes to the level where once it is done cooking, it automatically switches to the Keep Warm function so your food does not grow cold and neither does it burn!
This product comes with a safety release valve that releases pressure once cooking is done or when the internal pressure exceeds required measures. In case this fails, the excess pressure is released into the internal lining of the pot, between the inner pot and inner lining so there is no chance of the lid flying off. Speaking of the lid, this unit comes with a mechanical lock that does not let up the lid until the pressure goes down; even when you switch off the electrical unit. The cooker will also not start cooking if the lid is not properly locked in. The safety features also extend to protecting the power functions meaning that if the temperature rises to levels that could damage the power workings of the unit, a fuse automatically disconnects the power.
Big Boss Review
This model comes in a cool oval shape. It has a non-stick pot that allows you to cook without the stress of thinking your food will stick to the wall of the pot. It has a number of functions including browning, steaming, slow cook as well as delay all of which you can set on the cool touch pad on the outer surface of the unit. Furthermore, this top electronic unit has a shut off function that automatically switches off once it is done cooking ensuring your food does not get burned or overcooked. For those who have a knack for safety, this is the pot for you. It comes with 7 safety features that make sure you cook as safely as possible.
Of all the electric units so far, this is the one that has been termed as one of the best for canning. Try it out and see or check out some reviews on Amazon to see what we mean.
BEFORE YOU GO
Before we let you go, here are a few tips on how to choose the best that Amazon can offer you.
• Check out the size of the unit before you purchase it. If you have a small family, go for a 6 quart unit and an 8 quart or bigger for a medium-sized to large family.
• Safety features are also very important. Ensure that the unit you are looking to purchase has enough safety features to keep you and your family safe as you use it.
• Accuracy in terms of pressure indicators as well as presence of a quick air release function. This falls in line with the above point.
• For the sake of your health, try to avoid the non-stick cooking pots. Most of the good electrical units offer this as an option. Go more for stainless steel and 3-ply bottomed cooking pots.