The Best Hands-Off Cookers That Do The Work In The Kitchen For You

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No more long hours trapped in the kitchen. Go play with your kids or catch up on the latest news while these hands-off cookers do all the hard work for you!

  1. Philips All-In-One Cooker
    Multi-cookers like the 6-litre Philips All-In-One Cooker, $369, help you to cook up to six times faster so you don’t have to rush home after work to slave over a meal. Like the name suggests, multi-cookers combine several cooking programs in one machine so you don’t have to buy separate appliances that clutter your kitchen. This Philips model can steam, bake, pressure or slow cook, make yogurt and more. There’s also a sauce thickening function to give you concentrated flavour.

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  2. Breville Multi Chef
    The Breville Multi Chef, $218, can whip up a mean stir-free risotto. It can also cook rice and quinoa for grain bowls, slow cook stews and soups, as well as steam and sauté.

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  3. Philips Premium Airfryer XXL
    Deep frying anything can leave such a mess around your kitchen. We’d much rather go for the Philips Premium Airfryer XXL, $549. Not only does it keep splatters contained, it crisps food with just air and can extract up to 90 per cent of fat to save you major calories and protect your health. This nifty unit also roasts (it can fit a whole chicken!), bakes and grills and can automatically adjust the temperature and time for delicious results.

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  4. Breville Smart Oven
    The Breville Smart Oven, $598, has 10 functions to remove any guesswork when making favourites like cookies, toast or pizza. The oven also moves heat around so everything cooks evenly without having you rotate trays or watch the oven like a hawk.

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  5. Breville Adjusta Grill and Press
    The Breville Adjusta Grill and Press, $248, isn’t just a great sandwich press. You can use it to broil steaks, grill fish, make pancakes and fry eggs. Once done, it folds down into a compact package that you can easily tuck away to save space.

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  6. Thermomix TM6
    With more than 20 cooking functions including weighing, chopping, kneading, sous vide and more, the Thermomix TM6, $2,528, can practically cook your whole meal with little input from you. If you need inspiration, pick recipes from the pre-installed Cookido library and the machine will set up each step for you. Just add the ingredients and press “Next.”

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  7. LG NeoChef
    The LG NeoChef, $969, is a nifty microwave that can also grill, fry, roast and maintain the right temperature for fermenting yogurt. For easy cleaning, the interior has an antibacterial coating that nixes 99.99 per cent of bad bacteria. The touchscreen is also one smooth panel that you can quickly wipe down.

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This post was adapted from an article originally published in the April 2020 issue of SquareRooms.

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