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Lakeland Mini Multicooker

August 26, 2017
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So if I am trying to free up more kitchen top space, the last thing I should do is buy another gadget?

I saw this in Lakeland last week, and decided to go for it this week. It is a cute little item, which will replace both my slow cooker and rice cooker for daily use. My massive 6.5-litre slow cooker is great for when I am cooking for a bunch of people, but leaving it on the top for daily use is a waste of space. Likewise my rice cooker (which I originally bought to use as a sous-vide bath, anyway) – it is great for 12-15 people, less so for 1-2.

This has a lot smaller footprint and a 1.8 litre non-stick pot. Easier for daily washing up (my 6.5-litre pot won’t even fit my washing up bowl), and light and easy to move around.

My initial hesitation was whether one device could practically meet both needs – not the actual capability of the cooker, but that I often cook rice with slow-cooked dishes, and it cannot do both at the same time. However, I often cook 3-4 portions of rice at a time and refrigerate for reheating, so that’s an easy way around it.

Other things the Multicooker can do is cook oatmeal, “oven bake”, make yoghurt and bake cakes. It has 8 “one-touch” programmes, but can also be set manually.

I can imagine some of my friends rolling their eyes at the thought of me shopping for the kitchen again. Another useless gadget, or something I will use? We’ll find out. This will be the 5th slow cooker in my kitchen (although that is an exaggeration, as 3 of those cookers are a single triple unit, which I use for side-dishes when catering).

One Response to Lakeland Mini Multicooker

  1. Chris Malme
    Chris Malme on August 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    The cooker has passed the “It smells delicious, when it is ready to eat?” test.

    Unfortunately, the answer is “not until 6 pm”! šŸ˜€

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