RRSage by Heston Blumenthal - multi cookerP: £199.95

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Everyone loves one-pot cooking and the  with a 6 L capacity can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, reduce, sauté and sear with the press of a button. Since it’s a sealed pot, it holds many of the flavours that would otherwise evaporate in conventional cooking. It has a fully interactive LCD to tell you when it’s building pressure, cooking and releasing steam. Dual sensors at the top and bottom monitor ingredients for more accurate temperature and pressure control and the hands-free steam release automatically varies across foods for great flavour and texture. Some foods are tender with time, others are tastier under pressure, the Fast Slow Pro you can have the best of both worlds. With a pressure setting and a slow cook setting, you can get tender results with all the time in the world, or no time at all. Eight smart programs and three heat settings allow slow cooking from 2-10 hours and automatically switches to keep warm at the end of cooking.

  • The Pressure Cook Risotto setting uses controlled temperature to create tiny simmering bubbles in the liquid to agitate the grains against one another and release the starch for simple, stir-free risotto in a fraction of the time.
  • To get the most flavour out of your meat, use the sear function to brown it off prior to pressure and slow cooking. The high temperature setting not only browns the exterior surface of the meat for added texture, but also keeps flavour compounds and juices from the searing process in the bowl.
  • For a quick treat without all the fuss, use the Pressure Cook Desserts setting which uses low pressure to gently cook cakes, cheesecakes, custards and puddings in half the time.

Customer review from Amazon.co.uk:

“I love a gadget. This is one of the best. I have used it endlessly since purchasing it. Pressure cooking has always had my vote but I have never owned a slow cooker before. Being able to do either in one appliance is great. Very easy to use, intuitive and great results. After a short time, I now don’t need to always consult the instructions – always the sign of a well thought out machine. I thought this might live in the cupboard and be brought out occasionally – not so, I am using it so much that it sits on the worktop. Very easy to clean too.”