Multi-cookers are ideal for anyone with limited kitchen space — you might not be able to find cupboard room for a yoghurt maker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan and more… but if you can find space for a multi-cooker, it can do it all. For many, part of the appeal is the one pan cooking. You put the cooker onto sauté function and brown off your onions and garlic, then you add the rest of the ingredients for your stew and set it to pressure cook. Just before it finishes, you can pop in a steaming rack and place your vegetables on there for a quick steam, before serving it all. Got someone who wants to eat later? No problem, the ‘keep warm’ function does exactly that. And, while it won’t do the washing up for you, if you opt for a model with a non-stick removable bowl, such as this one, even clearing up is fuss-free.