Singer Multi Cooker – 4 Things You Should Know Before You Buy
Considering buying a singer multi cooker? Well, here are 4 things you should know before acquiring one. Written by someone who actually owned all the models.
1 . Almost a 200 year old company
Only recently did Singer started manufacturing home appliances. The company started way back in 1851, one year after Isaac Merritt Singer invented the world’s first practical sewing machine. It thus began selling sewing machines all over the world. At the time Singer was fully focused on the sewing market. Contrary to now, when the company covers a wide range of appliances. This started back in the 1960’s when it started focusing on a more diversified offering.
2. One of the Cheapest Multi Cookers in the Market
Singer multi cookers product line is very imited. In fact, it’s only 2 products, Model MC38 and MC50. Let me straight up discuss its prices. These models are so much cheaper than the average low-cost multi cooker that it becomes almost ridiculous. So in the US, a low-cost (but good enough) multi cooker is priced around 70$. Singer models cost…. 24$ and 35$. Yes, 24$ for MC38 and 35$ for MC50. Now, one may wonder, wow that is an heck of a deal. Only Aroma ARC 232 in American can match those prices.
3. Not Available in the US
Sorry. These appliances are not avaiable in america. Not in major retailers, not in any official Singer stores, not even online. Why? Because they are very below average and have zero value when compared to the top rated multi cooker brands in the market today. If Singer tried to compete in this niche, it had no chance, even if priced its products at the lower end possible. For 2o or 30 bucks more, you can get a multi featured, complete kit, highly durable alternative.
4. Poor Quality
Don’t get me wrong. It’s a decent multi cooker. However, it’s not exactly a “multi” cooker per say. More like a standard pressure cooker / steamer. It does steamboat, steam, stew ,grill and stir fry. In a small capacity pot and without important adjustable settings to work with. But it does get the job done. Don’t expect it to last if you use it on a daily basis. My MC50 lasted 3 months, being used almost daily, and it broke. It stopped heating in middle of a meal. I tried getting it fixed many times in repair houses, with no success.
We have an update on this topic. Singer has released its 3rd model:
The new Singer Multi Cooker 1.8L – 1.8lt Capacity, Fuzzy Logic, 800W
Costs around 166$ overseas and is not available in the US neither. The model is named 18DSLHS. I bought one 2 weeks after its release and here is my opinion:
First, some features and specifications:
- 1.8L Capacity
- 800 W motor
- MultiChef Ultimate One Pot Cooking
- Fuzzy Logic 10-In-1 Multi Cooker
- Rice, Express Rice, Stew, Slow Cook, Boil, Steam, Fry, Bake, Reheat, Keep Warm
- Hard Anodized And Non-Stick Coated 1.8mm Thick Aluminum Pot
- With Stream Rack, Measure Cup, And Spoon
- 24-Hour Delay Start Tim
- Easy Cook Recipe included
My personal (and very short) review:
The 18DSLHS is definitely an upgrade from the other two models. I would even go as far as compare it to a T-fal RK705851 10-In-1 in terms of features and ease of use. However, T-fal has 10 functions against Singer’s 7. 18DS has a tendency to overheat, but until now the appliance is fully working. I’ll update the article again if it breaks like the older model did.
Additionally, T-fal is much cheaper than Singer’s new multifuction cooker. Definitely, not a recommended purchase.
Do you own one of these 3 models?
I haven’t found many owners of Singer multi cookers here in California, and I honestly don’t think there are many. Properly due to the lack of offering, more than to the actual poor quality of the products. It’s just not available. Therefore, if you own any of the models, give us your thoughts on the comment section below. Perhaps you had a much different experience and consider it to be a great appliance. Looking forward for your comment!