KitchenAid Multi-Cooker - Stainless Steel

Best Stainless Steel Rice Cooker

Why people love it
  •  Very versatile, acting as an oven, stovetop, and slow cooker
  • Super attractive and a great addition to any kitchen
  • Provices lots of flexibility, giving users the option to use presets or to establish a unique cooking mode

If you love to cook, this multi-cooker will take care of a variety of your needs. With an easy-to-read and use LED interface, it also is quite easy to work with. Make sure you take a moment to check out the Consumer Reports review on this since it gives a great run-down on how to make the best use of it.

When we looked at the possible drawbacks to this rice (multi) cooker, we noticed that a lot of consumer complaints sounded like those of inexperienced cooks.  So if you are new to cooking rice or want a little more handholding in the kitchen, this is probably not the right cooker for you.


Capacity: This cooker is very large. It’s got a 4-quart cooking pot and weighs around 11 pounds. So if you cook a lot, cook in bulk, and you’ve got the room for it, this cooker will work well for you.

Settings: There isn’t a lot of information on this multi-cooker as it strictly pertains to rice, which means that most of the settings are related to general food preparation. Settings include sauté, simmer, yogurt, risotto, slow cook, and more. This one does also give you more control over temperature (which most rice cookers don’t do), so this is great if you’re an advanced cook and want more control over that.

Versatility: With the size, settings, and a stir tower add-on, this cooker provides a lot of versatility in terms of how many different types of food it can cook. In terms of rice though, the precision needed for different rice types may be lacking.

Quality: Stainless steel kitchen appliances tend to be more heavy duty and higher quality than others, so the construction of this cooker is definitely solid.

Price: While this isn’t the most expensive cooker out there, the price tag may be a little too high if you're only looking for something to cook rice. If you are a more advanced cook and want to add a more multi-faceted and multi-purpose tool to your kitchen, the price is perfect for what you’ll get with the KitchenAid Multi-Cooker.

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