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For our tests, we first prepared dishes in different appliances to test all the cooking methods offered (steaming, simmering, browning/browning, wok/sautéed, pressurized and Airfryer). We checked that keeping warm started at the end of cooking. We then observed their design and ended up judging their ergonomics.

The selection of the 3 best multicookers to choose in 2023

  • Moulinex MK705111: the most accessorized
  • Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus: best value for money
  • Moulinex Cookeo+ CE851A10: for large families

Moulinex MK705111: the most accessorized

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With 12 automatic programs, this multicooker can cook rice, wok or baby meals. During our tests, we appreciated its keep warm function that turned directly on at the end of cooking, preventing food from burning. Nevertheless, its 750W are a little too low for some baking and simmering at high temperatures. It was still very effective at cooking soup, rice and mushrooms. Finally, on the ergonomic side, we deplore the absence of handles in the tank and we find that the cord could have been a little longer. Note that accessories are included in the package (ladle, steam basket, spatula, measuring glass).

The most:

  • 12 automatic programs
  • Keep warm function
  • 100 ml tank
  • 24-hour battery life


  • 750 W

Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus: best value for money

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With its 5 L tank, this device can easily cook for 6 people. It offers different types of cooking: under pressure, simmering, sautéing, steaming, yogurt, rice and sous vide. In addition, thanks to its 1200 W, we were easily able to cook all our dishes, even if it still took us a fairly long preheating time before starting cooking. We were also disappointed with the steaming which was slower than a real steamer, but was still able to cook potatoes (cut in 2) in 35 minutes. Finally, note that the tank is equipped with handles, which facilitates its handling.

The most:

  • 5 L tank
  • Various types of cooking
  • 1200 W
  • Handles on the tank


  • Fairly long warm-up time
  • Slower steaming

Moulinex Cookeo+ CE851A10: for large families

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Using its 4-menu screen, this multicooker gives the possibility to access pre-recorded recipes, manual mode as well as your favorites and ingredients. In addition, thanks to its 1200 W, the device has proven to be effective in preparing all our dishes (meat and vegetables). We also appreciated the presence of a steam basket and handles on the tank, making its use more pleasant. Note, however, that even if it is noted on the data sheet, the manual steam cooking mode is not present on the device. Anyway, we recommend this device to large families and / or fairly experienced cooks rather than single beginners.

The most:

  • Screen with 4 menus
  • 1200 W
  • Steam basket
  • Handles on the tank


  • Absence of manual steam cooking mode

Other models tested

  • Russell Hobbs 21850-56: It is not possible to adjust the minimum cooking time of this appliance

6 key criteria for choosing the right multicooker

According to our product experts, here are the key criteria to consider when choosing your multicooker.

The capacity of the tank

  • The capacity of the tank usually varies between 3 and 6 L
  • It must be adapted to the number of people present in your household
  • In general, 4 L is enough for 5 to 6 people

Cooking methods

  • It is advisable to opt for a multicooker with several types of cooking for more choice
  • Some multicookers also allow you to integrate your own recipes


  • Keeping warm, delayed start or reheating are the main programs of a multicooker
  • Note that some also have an alarm in case of overheating or lack of water


  • The handles are an asset to have for ease of transport of the device
  • Also, make sure the device cord is long enough to plug it in more easily.


  • It is often between 1200 and 1800 W
  • Some cheaper models can go down to 750 W. Note, however, that the less Watt the device has, the longer it will take to heat up.


  • The steam basket is the accessory that is important to find
  • It is possible that other accessories such as a ladle, a measuring cup or a spatula are provided in your package

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