Jen Haugen, RDN, LD, Down-to-Earth Dietitian
Are you wondering the differences between the new Pampered Chef Multi-Cooker and the previous Pampered Chef Quick Cooker? While they are similar products, there are some key differences.
In this post, I’m going to share the differences with you as well as answer your frequently asked questions about cooking with a Pampered Chef Pressure Cooker.
One thing I hear a lot is “I want to down-size my kitchen.” Whether that’s for empty nesters, or even busy families that have accumulated too many items and are a bit overwhelmed, I totally get it.
It can be overwhelming to have so many kitchen tools that you don’t use often. However, perhaps a tool can be more than just a pressure cooker. Let me share the differences between the Pampered Chef Multi-Cooker and the Quick Cooker for you.
Pampered Chef Pressure Cooker Overview
What can the Pampered Chef Multi-Cooker do?
It is a pressure cooker
Slow cooker (with high and low heat settings)
Sous vide cooker
What can the Pampered Chef Quick Cooker do?
Slow cooker (with high heat setting only)
Can you cook rice in a Pampered Chef pressure cooker?
Yes, you can! Just use the rice setting in both the multi-cooker and the quick cooker. Be sure you follow the directions in the manual. (Looking for the manual/cookbook? Head to my Freebies section to grab a downloadable copy).
Can you cook noodles in a Pampered Chef pressure cooker?
Yes, you can for sure. I set the pasta to cook for a 5 minute custom cooking time. Be sure to weigh your pasta in ounces. Whatever the ounces are, multiply by 2, to get the right amount of liquid to add to the pot. There will be no need to strain if you use this calculation method.
Does the Pampered Chef pressure cooker make yogurt?
Yes, the new Deluxe Multi-Cooker has a yogurt setting that makes yogurt-making super easy.
How many eggs can you hard cook in a Pampered Chef pressure cooker?
You can do up to 24 eggs at a time if you are using the Steamer Baskets. If you are not using those, I would suggest no more than 12 at a time.
How do you cook hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker?
In the Multi-Cooker, there is an “Egg” setting. Use that when making any eggs and they will turn out just right.
In the Quick Cooker, use the 5-5-5 method, meaning set to a custom cooking time of 5 minutes, leave the eggs in the pot for 5 minutes after finished cooking, and then remove from pot and cool for 5 minutes in an ice bath.
How do you cook chicken in the pressure cooker?
In both the Deluxe Multi-Cooker and the Quick Cooker, there is a “Chicken” setting. Just add your chicken and other ingredients to the pot and set to that function.
How do you proof bread in the pressure cooker?
To proof bread in the Quick Cooker, use the “Proof” setting. To proof bread in the Multi-Cooker, use the “Yogurt” setting. Adjust time as needed.
How do you cook beans in the pressure cooker?
Be sure you have the right ratio of water to dry beans based on the bean. Follow the instructions as listed in the cookbook that comes with the pressure cooker. (For a downloadable free copy, head to my “Freebies” page). Use the “Beans” setting to cook.
Do you cover meat with liquid in the pressure cooker?
It is important to have adequate liquid in the pressure cooker anytime you are cooking anything. You do not need to cover meat with liquid, but you will need at least 1/2 cup to 1 cup of liquid. (Broth, water, salsa are examples).
Top Questions Answered About the Pampered Chef Multi-Cooker vs Quick Cooker:
Learn about what the Deluxe Multi-Cooker can do to help you down-size your kitchen. In this video I share the functions it has, how it’s different from the previously released Quick Cooker from Pampered Chef, and also all the ways you can use it.
What else can the Multi-Cooker do?
The new Deluxe Multi-Cooker is basically 11 tools in one. So as you are doing your spring cleaning in your kitchen and you find you have multiple appliances for pressure cooking, slow cooking, a rice cooker, an egg cooker, a sous vide machine, yogurt maker, bread proofer, sterilizer, soup/stew maker, and more – then I recommend checking out the Deluxe Multi-Cooker as it can do all of these things.
Join me as a take run through of it and compare it to the previous Quick Cooker here.
I made risotto with a 10 minute pressure cooking time – so easy, it was my first time making it!
I made egg bites – so good and easy! Much more inexpensive than buying them at your coffee shop.
And this is on my list to make this week: homemade yogurt!
You can even make Pressure Cooker Spaghetti!
How to make a 15 minute meal in the Multi-Cooker:
You can get the Multi-Cooker by shopping on my online Pampered Chef store.
So now you know how to use the Multi-Cooker, the cleaning instructions, my personal review and answers to your frequently asked questions. I hope this helps you use your Pampered Chef Multi-Cooker on a frequent basis. It really is a great tool.
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