13 Best Multi Cookers Malaysia 2020: How To Choose (Latest Models + Prices)

Cooking is less messy when you have the best multi cooker in Malaysia 2020!

And instead of having multiple devices to do separate things, why not just have one multi function cooker? Which saves you space on your countertop and cabinets too!

Look at reviews of popular multi cookers in Malaysia! And their prices!

What Is A Multi Cooker?

It’s another kitchen appliance like a pressure cooker. That can replace your rice cooker. They look and function similarly too!

So it’s not surprising that you’ll see overlapping functions in the description of a multi cooker!

What can a multi-cooker do? Possible functions include:

  • Stir-fry
  • Deep-fry
  • Boil
  • Cook rice
  • Steam
  • Stew
  • Bake (though it won’t do the kneading for you, like a bread maker will!)
  • Roast
  • Slow cook
  • Grill
  • Hot pot

Types Of Multi Cooker

1. Multi-Cooker With a Pressure Cooker

Want to make your own yoghurt? You can do so with a multi-cooker that can work as a pressure cooker too.

These tend to have numerous pre-set programs, adjustable temperature, time, etc.

And with all these extra features, a heavier price tag!

2. Multi-Cooker Without a Pressure Cooker

You can think of these as a rice cooker that does more than cook rice! Many rice cookers now come with steam trays so you can use them as food steamers too.

Other names for these types of rice cookers:

  • Fuzzy logic rice cooker
  • Multi-function rice cooker
  • Digital rice cooker

How To Choose A Multi Cooker

1. Size / Capacity

Multi cookers can be as small as 1L.

The most common size is 3 to 5L. Which is a good size for a family of 4.

2. Power

Multi cookers capable of frying typically use more power. Larger cookers tend to need more power too.

Otherwise, 500-900W will suffice for a small to mid-sized multi cooker.

3. Cooking Times – Pre-programmed settings / Functions

Sophisticated models come with built-in modes like rice, stew or meat.

But these functions in particular:

Will eliminate the need to manually start, monitor or stop the cooking process! Ensuring that your meal stays warm too!

  • Automatic keep warm
  • Preset timer (24 hours)
  • Delay start

4. Build

While you could take extreme care not to scratch the non-stick coating of your multi cooker:

It’s better to invest in a multi cooker with a food-grade stainless steel pot.

As over time, non-stick coatings will gradually release/ leech chemicals into your food. They are much easier to clean though!

5. Shape

A spherical inner pot will cook food more evenly. But you cannot fit bigger portions of meat inside since the base is not very wide or flat.

6. Other Features That Are Nice To Have

  • Warranty
  • Additional accessories of high quality
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Recipe book
  • Detachable inner lid for easy cleaning

Tips For Using Your Multi-Cooker

  • Never fill your cooker past the maximum level indicated
  • Keep the heating element dry
  • For a non-stick inner pot, don’t use an abrasive scrubber to clean it (e.g. metal scrubber)
  • Always be wary of steam when opening the lid
  • Thaw meat to room temperature first before cooking

13 Best Multi Cookers Malaysia 2020

1. Hanabishi 1L Mini Multi Cooker HA1330

Frying and grilling isn’t an option, but you can still do a lot with the Mini Multi Cooker HA1330 by Hanabishi! Like boiling soup and steaming potatoes at the same time!

It’s portable enough to be travel-friendly too!

Hanabishi 1L Mini Multi Cooker HA1330
  • Capacity: 1L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: 19 × 19 × 20 cm
  • Power: 450W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Stainless Steel 304 Inner Pot And Steamer
  • Features: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM69

2. Khind 1.2L Multi Function Cooker MC12S

More powerful and with more accessories (stand and food-grade plastic bowl):

The body and included steamer tray of Khind 1.2L Multi Function Cooker MC12S are both of stainless steel (SUS304). It has a glass lid too!

Cooking for one has never been easier! As it can handle boiling, light frying, stewing, and steaming!

Khind 1.2L Multi Function Cooker MC12S
  • Capacity: 1.2L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: ~19.5 x 18 x 17.5 cm
  • Power: 600W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Stainless Steel
  • Features: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM86

3. Pensonic 3.5L Multi Cooker PMC-1302

Pensonic 3.5L Multi Cooker PMC-1302 has been out of stock (especially the 5L model) for a while but if you can get your hands on one:

The wide base and tempered glass lid makes it suitable for hot pot and frying besides boiling and steaming!

Pensonic 3.5L Multi Cooker PMC-1302
  • Capacity: 3.5L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: 33.5 × 17.0 × 33.5 cm
  • Power: 1,300W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Removable Non-Stick Inner Pot
  • Features: Adjustable Temperature Control, Boil Dry Protection
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM112

4. KHIND 4L 8 In 1 Multi Function Cooker MC388

KHIND’s 4L 8-In-1 Multi Function Cooker, MC388 features a flat profile too.

You can use it as a hotpot (SUS304 stainless steel). And to steam, stir-fry, deep-fry, grill (non-stick BBQ pan), boil or braise food!

KHIND 4L 8-In-1 Multi Function Cooker MC388
  • Capacity: 4.0L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: 34 x 34 x 30.5 cm
  • Power: 1,300 to 1,500W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Stainless Steel/ Non-Stick
  • Features: Adjustable Temperature (up to 230°C)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM175

5. Hanabishi 5L Multi Cooker With Stainless Steel Pot & Steamer HA1900S

Food cooks fast with the large Hanabishi 5L Multi Cooker, HA1900S!

And multi function cooking is all within your control with the built-in settings! Try hotpot, steaming, braising, boiling, stewing, stir frying and deep frying with this same product!

Hanabishi 5L Multi Cooker With Stainless Steel Pot & Steamer HA1900S
  • Capacity: 5.0L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: 39 x 40 x 26 cm
  • Power: 1,650W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: SUS304 Stainless Steel Inner Pot & Steamer
  • Features: Timer (60 Minutes), Adjustable Temperature Control, Overheating Protection
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM219

6. Pensonic 5L Multi Cooker PMC-150G

Closely resembling the previous Hanabishi product above but with a non-stick surface:

Which means it has the additional capabilities of deep frying and grilling! There is however, no timer on this multi cooker!

Pensonic 5L Multi Cooker PMC-150G
  • Capacity: 5.0L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Power: 1,300W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Removable Non-Stick Inner Pot
  • Features: Adjustable Temperature Control
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM221

7. KHIND 5L Multi Cooker MC50D

KHIND has a 5L multi cooker too! Accompanying it is a medley of cooking accessories to use with it! Like a soup ladle, rice paddle, measuring cup, frying basket and steam tray. Even a yoghurt tray!

And you can see the remaining time left once the set cooking temperature is reached! With a buzzer to alert you when the cooking is done!

KHIND 5L Multi Cooker MC50D
  • Capacity: 5.0L (1.8L for rice)
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: 27 x 40 x 27 cm
  • Power: 950W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Ceramic (3-ply)
  • Features: Adjustable Timer (9 Hours), Delay, Pre-Set Programs, Safety Power Switch, Buzzer
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM224

8. Cornell 5L Multi Cooker CMC-EL503SST

Cornell’s striking 5L Multi Cooker CMC-EL503SST is simple but powerful. With a sturdy heating base.

And removable inner pot of stainless steel (SUS304). That the included stainless steel steam tray can fit into as well!

Cornell 5L Multi Cooker CMC-EL503SST
  • Capacity: 5.0L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Power: 1,800W-2,140W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Stainless Steel
  • Features: Low/Medium/High Timer: 0-60 Minutes
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM256

9. Elba 2L Intelligent Multi Cooker 8 In 1 Cooking Function EIMC-D8142

Don’t underestimate this small multi cooker by Elba with a glass lid. It’s got a square-ish shape compared to the rest. And comes with a detachable frying basket with a handle!

But best of all, are of course those 8 functions! Steamboat, Deep fry, stew, stir fry, steam, braise, bake, and grill!

Elba 2L Intelligent Multi Cooker 8-In-1 Cooking Function EIMC-D8142
  • Capacity: 2.0L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: 39.5 x 35.1 x 25.7 cm
  • Power: 1,600W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Removable Non-Stick Inner Pot
  • Features: Keep Warm, Adjustable Temperature And Time, Digital Control Panel
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM298

10. KHIND 3.2L Double Boiler DB32N

More than just a double boiler (with a glass lid), the KHIND DB32N has multiple uses. To make soup, porridge, rice, one-pot meals, yoghurt, desserts, etc. There’s a free recipe book too!

And in the set, you get 4 ceramic pots of various sizes.

KHIND 3.2L Double Boiler DB32N
  • Capacity: 3.2L (for 4-8 pax)
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: 34.5 x 30.3 x 27.1 cm
  • Power: 600-715W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Stainless Steel
  • Features: Boil-Dry Protection
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM369

Looking for smaller version (for 1-3 pax)?

Khind 1.8L Multi-Cooker Digital Double Boiler DB18N – Check Price

11. Tefal 6L Home Chef Smart Multicooker Pressure Cooker CY601

A multicooker/ pressure cooker that has 15 pre-set programs with adjustable time and temperature! It comes with a recipe book, steam trivet, soup ladle, rice paddle and measuring cup!

You’ll like the pressure-release button to avoid direct contact with steam too!

Tefal 6L Home Chef Smart Multicooker Pressure Cooker CY601
  • Capacity: 6.0L
  • Pressure: 70kPa
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Power: 1,000W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Non-stick
  • Features: 15 Pre-Set And Programs And 2 Special Functions, Adjustable Time And Temperature, Automatic Keep Warm, Pre-Set Timer (24 Hours)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM409

12. Tefal 5L Home Chef Smart Pro Multicooker CY625D65

Why does this smaller cooker have a heavier price tag?

It has 19 cooking programs and you can manually adjust the time, temperature and pressure! Safety is priority with 18 safety features packed into the CY625D65’s design!

Tefal 5L Home Chef Smart Pro Multicooker CY625D65
  • Capacity: 5.0L
  • Pressure: 70kPa
  • Dimensions: 37 x 28 x 29.2 cm (D x W x H)
  • Power: 1,090W
  • Bowl Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Ceramic
  • Features: 19 Programs, LCD Panel, Keep Warm (24hr), Delay Start
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM599

13. Philips 6L Premium Multicooker HD2145

Philips’s 6L Premium Multicooker HD2145 looks elegant with its stainless steel finish. And it has 18 preset cooking programs including baking, yoghurt-making and a slow cooker function!

You can even customize and save up to 3 favorite recipes! Together with the cooker is a measuring cup, recipe book, a scoop and steaming basket!

Philips 6L Premium Multicooker HD2145
  • Capacity: 6.0L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Power: 1,000W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Non-stick
  • Features: Add Ingredient, Sauce-Thickening, 24-Hour Preset Timer. Keep Warm (12 Hours), Auto-Pressure Release
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM829

Best Budget Multi-Cooker

1. PENSONIC 3.8L Multi Cooker PMC-138S

Stewing, steaming, stir frying, deep frying is viable with the PENSONIC 3.8L Multi Cooker PMC-138S.
It comes with a steam rack too!

PENSONIC 3.8L Multi Cooker PMC-138S
  • Capacity: 3.8L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Power: n/a
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Non-Stick (Inner Pot)
  • Features: Adjustable Temperature Control
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM108

2. WOMEINENG 2L 8-In-1 Electric Non-Stick Multi-Purpose Functional Cooker + 1L Mini Cooker Pot Pan and Steamer

This highly versatile stainless steel (SUS 304) multi cooker with a tempered glass lid is value for money. If the short warranty is not a concern for you!

It can serve as a hotpot. And you can use it to steam, stir-fry, deep-fry, boil, braise, stew or grill!

WOMEINENG 8-In-1 Electric Multi-Purpose Functional Cooker
  • Capacity: 2.0L (1.0L for steaming)
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: 21 x 37 x 16.5 cm (W x L x H)
  • Power: 300W/ 600W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Stone And Non-Stick
  • Features: Overheat Protection, Dry Boil Protection
  • Warranty: 3 months
  • Price: ~RM75

3. TOPFINE 1.8L Electric Multicooker With Mini Hot Pot

You can use TOPFINE’s electric multi function cooker with a glass lid, to boil water, fry, cook noodles or eggs, make stew or hot pot. For up to 2 to 4 people!

Since it comes with stainless steel steam tray, you can use it for steaming too!

TOPFINE 22CM Electric Multicooker With Mini Hot Pot
  • Capacity: 1.8L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: 22 x 13 cm
  • Power: 225W/ 450W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Non-Stick Ceramic Coating
  • Features: n/a
  • Warranty: None
  • Price: RM50

4. Little Pumpkin 1.2L Multi-Function Electric Cooker

Have a personal hot pot with this adorable cooking pot with a glass lid!

However, it can’t do much besides boiling or stewing since it does not come with a steaming rack!

Little Pumpkin 1.2L Multi-Function Electric Cooker With Cooking Pot
  • Capacity: 1.2L
  • Pressure: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Power: 330/ 600W
  • Inner Bowl Make/ Coating: Stainless Steel
  • Features: Overheat Protection
  • Warranty: None
  • Price: ~RM86

Conclusion

Quality build, sufficient power, ease of use and a compact but versatile design make the best multi cookers in Malaysia!

Don’t neglect to consider the size of the multi cooker before you buy one!