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Best Slow and Fast Cookers

Whenever I recommend a product, I always like to start with what I use.

But I also like to give people a range of prices too. But with ANYTHING I recommend from Amazon, I always use the following criteria:

  • It has to be a minimum of 4 stars
  • The product has to have at least 100 reviews (or be something I own)
  • No more than 5% of all the reviews are bad ones

I find that only recommending products that meet the test of that means that you get great products every time.  Whenever possible, I also like to recommend Prime products or at least products with free shipping.

Let’s dive in!

Best Instant Pot for Beginners

The Instant Pot Duo Nova (click to see the current price on Amazon) is definitely the one you want!

It does all of the basic things that you would expect;

  • Pressure cooker
  • Slow cooker
  • Saute
  • Steam
  • Makes yogurt

It’s an Amazon’s Choice product with over 70,000 reviews, and still somehow manages to be almost a 5-star product!

Free shipping and a price well under $90 bucks make this unbeatable. Available in 3, 6, 8, or 10-quart sizes.

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Best Instant Pot for those who want it all

The Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 (click to see the current price on Amazon) is what you want if you’re ready to go all-in on Instant Pots.

This one is also an Amazon’s Choice product with thousands of near-perfect reviews.

In addition to being able to do everything I mentioned above with the 1st model, this one is also a:

  • Rice cooker
  • Sterilizer
  • Egg cooker
  • Cake maker

Available in 3, 6, or 8-quart sizes, and well under $150 bucks.

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Best Air Fryer 

Air fryers are definitely in the same category as Instant Pots since they significantly speed up cooking times too. They just have the added bonus of being able to fry foods with little to no oil, making it a healthy choice.

My pick for best one, which is the brand I have, is the Tidylife 1700W Hot Air Fryer Family Size (click to see it on Amazon).

Hundreds of near-perfect reviews, free shipping, and well under $70 bucks!

Here are some of the reasons I love it:

  • BPA-free plastic parts
  • Most of it can go right in the dishwasher
  • Auto-shut-off
  • Big enough to fit a whole chicken
  • It can take on tasks you would use an oven, fryer, microwave, grill, sandwich maker, nonstick frying pan, or popcorn maker for (and doesn’t heat up the kitchen!)

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Best Slow Cooker

It’s no surprise that Crock-Pot, the creator of the slow cooker, would be my choice here.

I actually have 2 Crock-Pots which comes in handy for dinner parties and gatherings! The larger (and better) of the 2 I own is the SCCPVL600S Cook’ N Carry 6-Quart (click to see it on Amazon).

The good news with Crock-Pots is that none of them are expensive. This one is well under $50 bucks, has free shipping, and is an Amazon’s Choice product with over 7,000 near-perfect reviews!

I especially love the locking lid.

That, along with the handles, makes it easy to make something and take it to a friend’s house without spilling all over my car.

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Best Rice Cooker

The Zojirushi NS-TSC10 (click to see the current price on Amazon) is the one you want!

Over 3,000 reviews that are almost all 5-star, free shipping, and you choose between a 5.5 cup or a 10-cup size cooker.

Perfect for when you want to cook rice without under or over-cooking it, scorching the pan, or any of the other hassles that frequently happen with cooking rice on the stovetop.

You can also get a jump on dinner by cooking ahead of time and using it’s keep warm, extended keep warm, or reheating options.

The Cadillac of rice cookers, but well under $200 bucks.

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