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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:16 am 
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Our 20-ish year old pressure cooker has given up the ghost (washers on safety valves cracked so it won't hold pressure and parts are no longer available :( ), we need to make Christmas puddings soon so I'm looking at replacing it.

My gut instinct is to find a basic pressure cooker from a reputable name but I keep hearing the siren call of the multicookers when I go anywhere near Amazon even though we'd probably never use more than 2 functions and there seems a lot to go wrong compared to a nice simple chunk of metal with a few valves. You lot are totally on top of this kind of thing, what are your opinions? We obviously won't get 20 years out of a multicooker and they're easily double the price or more; do the advantages outweigh the negatives?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:56 am 
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I can't quite give you the advice you are after as I only use a pressure cooker but I do have friends who bought the muti-cookers (no idea how much they use them). I don't see the point myself as I know I am not willing to change my cooking habits and that I need these kinds of appliances most when I have a lot to cook - the sizes of these appliances are rarely big enough to suit that purpose.

Hopefully you will get some fans on here who can give you the other side.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:36 pm 
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I'm a big believer in the less there is to go wrong the better, I like my kitchen equipment functional and as simple as possible. A multi cooker has never appealed but I've always fancied a pressure cooker.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:45 pm 
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I have gradually got the hang of what we like in a slow cooker but I have no understanding of the use of a pressure cooker. We never had one growing up, plus to this day I am haunted by my first visit to my boyfriend's parents (now my in-laws of 16 years) where I responded positively to a question of whether I liked broccoli and then watched in horror as it went into a pressure cooker at the same time as the potatoes :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:51 pm 
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Just dusted off my slow cooker for the winter - DC very happy as it means the return of sausage jumble.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:03 pm 
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mike1880 wrote:
My gut instinct is to find a basic pressure cooker from a reputable name but I keep hearing the siren call of the multicookers when I go anywhere near Amazon even though we'd probably never use more than 2 functions and there seems a lot to go wrong compared to a nice simple chunk of metal with a few valves.

doodles wrote:
I'm a big believer in the less there is to go wrong the better, I like my kitchen equipment functional and as simple as possible. A multi cooker has never appealed but I've always fancied a pressure cooker.


Here is a nice simple chunk of metal with a few valves which might suit you.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... ROKL5A1OLE

I know nothing about multicookers, so I cannot comment on that...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:25 pm 
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What is a multi cooker? Please tell me it is useless as I MUST NOT get any more gadgets.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:34 pm 
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mad? wrote:
What is a multi cooker? Please tell me it is useless as I MUST NOT get any more gadgets.


I've been wondering the same thing, though I'm not the one who cooks in this house, unless it is BBQ


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:36 pm 
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I'm like some of the others never heard of a multi cooker .I googled this link don't know if it helps.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/test ... re-cookers

We use a pressure cooker for some of the asian dishes we cook at home.By we I mean my wife or mum I haven't got a clue.The only ones we have had are the prestige make.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:11 pm 
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If you have a slow cooker, we cook the Christmas puddings in the slow cooker, then use the slow cooker to warm them up.


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