Advice on multi cooker - bake etc

I'm thinking of getting some sort of worktop multi cooker as my big oven (part of a range) has broken but usually there is only me (and I may move in the next couple of years) so I thought I could manage with (and be mse) to have a multi cooker type appliance. I don't cook meat but no idea what I need to look out for, if there are things I need to check and any recommendations?!
Many thanks


  • maisie_cat
    maisie_cat Posts: 2,056
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    I have 2 types of multi cooker, both with pressure and non pressure programmes. My instant pot I use for 1 minute quinoa, 3 minute pasta, eggs, veg, one pot meals, whole chicken and pot roast. I also use it for cheese, yogurt and sous vide. It has an airfryer lid that I use for roasted veg and sausages, I've also made cakes so I think you could cook a pie.
    My Sage is better than the IP for steaming and variable pressure. It does not have 0-4 minute programming though
    Both have saute/sear functions and I use daily.
    I rarely use the oven now, possibly once a week and the hob is mainly used for the kettle.
    My sister bought a multi cooker to replace her broken main cooker and hasn't looked back.
  • jackieblack
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    My oven went wrong on 1st Jan and I bought one of these

    It’s been absolutely brilliant! I only need to cook for myself daily, and my granddaughter once or twice a week so it’s been perfect for me 
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  • TC77
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    Thank you, I must follow these up as just using the hob! 
  • I have a 15 in 1 Ninja

    I use it all the time, the yoghurt function is fantastic, the pressure cook function is my usual go too for nearly everything, pasta, stews etc. I have baked bread and cakes in it and I love the steam roast function for the sunday roast. I use the grill setting for toasties , air fry for bacon, sausages etc. Theres a few functions I dont use as other appliances work better - slow cook for example 

    I also have a dual drawer ninja which I use just as much, chips, roasties, anything really. Ive not made bread in it but have made the odd loaf cake 
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