Electric countertop slow cookers and Crock-Pots simmer ingredients at a low temperature over several hours. Slow cookers are versatile & cost-effective. There’s no temperature guesswork—just place ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning & come home to a hot and easy meal.
Pressure cooking works by boiling water or broth with food inside a locked pot. High-temperature steam quickly cooks the food 2 to 6 times faster than regular cooking. Stand-alone electric cookers include Instant Pot, which has a stainless-steel pot, slow-cook function and delay timer.
A multicooker is an electric countertop appliance that uses a timer to simmer, boil, steam, bake, grill, fry, roast, stew & brown foods quickly or slowly. Some have adjustable thermostats, delayed cook times and food-guide buttons, and can also act as food warmers.