The best KitchenAid Slow Cooker is the KMC4241CA Multi-Cooker, which is more than just a slow cooker. This is thanks to KitchenAid adding a variety of programmable settings. It has the ability to stir itself with the stirring tower add-on, so you do not need to remember to stir your food. It also has many temperature settings, which allows you to cook many, different foods.
The KitchenAid KMC4241CA Multi-Cooker costs about $350 (Check with Amazon for current price.) They claim this multi-cooker is able to produce consistent results and has 10 cooking methods. The temperature range is from 110F to 450F, with precise temperature controls. The digital display has instructions, shows the temperature, and has a timer that can be set for up to 12 hours.
The KitchenAid Multi-Cook looks like a high-end slow cooker that has a clear glass lid and handles. It comes in three color options; black, red and stainless steel. The design of this crockpot is great for counters, so you don’t need to worry about storing it. It is only 4 quarts, and the pot inside has a nonstick coating. The pot also has a pour spout and handles. KitchenAid also included a roasting rack and dual-purpose steam basket.
How the Multi-Cooker Works
While the KitchenAid multi-cooker is close to a slow cooker, or crockpot, it does have settings that allow it to be used more like a range top. KitchenAid does have add-ons that you can buy to make the multi-cooker more flexible in the meals it can cook.
The multi-cooker can be slower than a range top as it is only 700 watts, and the time difference is not that large. It does heat up quickly since the pot is lightweight. The size can be a problem if you are planning to cook larger dishes. It can also be noisy at times, especially when cooking larger amounts of food. Another downfall of the KitchenAid Multi-cooker is the price. While the multi-cooker is going to last a long time, the upfront cost can be a turn-off. The accessories that fit with the multi-cooker are also another cost that you need to figure into the price. The Stir Tower accessory is around $145 on its own.
Being so flexible and easy to use, the multi-cooker is a great replacement for both a slower cooker and a range top. With many of commonly made foods being a part of the presetting, it only takes a few minutes to start the cooking process. The KitchenAid multi-cooker is great for single people who do not have a large kitchen and love to cook, to the busy family that does not have the time to cook.
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