NutriChef PKPC35 11-in-1 Review – A Very Versatile and Reliable Family Multi-Cooker

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8.3 Total Score

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  • Ideal for "Sous Vide" cooking.
  • Great design & material.
  • 1500W Heating Element.

A review for those seeking a versatile and reliable multi-cooker to prepare a wide variety of dishes for the family. NutriChef PKPC35 has a great rating in Amazon and is a favourite among households with 4 to 6 family members.

Manufactured by Nutrichef, an USA company that has been producing kitchen appliances since 1874. NutriChef PKPC35 is one of their most versatile multi-cookers, available at an affordable price. It offers 11 cooking modes: Slow Cook, Bake, Steam, Roast, Sauté, Stew, Rice, Yogurt, Sous Vide, Keep Warm and Slow Cook Low and High. It is built with stainless steel and aluminium. Its inner pot has a total capacity of 6.5qt. On top of this, this product is also fairly easy to transport, therefore a good fit for travelling and camping. Want to find out more?

  • 6.5qt capacity.
  • Cooking Programs: Slow Cook, Bake, Steam, Roast, Sauté, Stew, Rice, Yogurt, Sous Vide, Keep Warm and Slow Cook Low and High.
  • Aluminum Inner Cooking Pot.
  • Integrated Pressure Steam Valve.
  • “Delayed Cooking Function”
  • Includes: Roasting Rack, Sous Vide Rack and Tempered Glass Lid.
  • Adjustable time and temperature.
  • Kitchen Timer Alarm Notification.
  • 1500W Heating Element.
  • Dimensions:  16.3 x 11.4 x 9.8 inches (41.04 x 28.96 x 24.89 cm)
  • Weight: 13.2 lbs (6kg)

Features

NutriChef PKPC35 is a versatile multi-cooker with a wide set of features that provide an almost all-in-one cooking solution. It offers 11 functions, and even though 3 of those fall under the same slow cooking category, you can still have a wide range of meals to prepare. The 11 preset cooking modes are: Slow Cook, Bake, Steam, Roast, Sauté, Stew, Rice, Yogurt, Sous Vide, Keep Warm and Slow Cook Low and Slow Cook High. All can be easily accessed through the control panel with LCD display. Anyone can easily prepare a meal, choose the correct cooking mode, adjust time and temperature, fullfil the tasks of the respective recipe and have your meal ready in minutes. NutriChef PKPC35 also features a powerful 1500W motor (most multi-cookers within this range use a 1000W motor), so that was a positive surprise.

Despite being detailed as 11-in-1, this multi-cooker is more of a 9-in-1. Three of the 11 preset cooking modes are slow cooking related.
What is “Sous Vide”? It’s a method of cooking in which food is vacuum-sealed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and then placed in a water bath or steam environment.

Material

One of the great aspects of this smart-cooker is the durability. NutriChef PKPC35  is made to last, its a long-term product that if treated with care it’s built to endure the test of time even if used daily. Its housing is made of stainless steel, a strong and anti-corrosive type of material, and the ineer pot is made of aluminium. We would have given it a 9.5 grade on “Material” if instead of aluminium the pot was also stainless steel or even ceramic. Despite this minor detail (aluminium is also fairly strong and resistant), the product also comes with a tempered glass lid, which is a nice plus.

Ease of Use

NutriChef PKPC35 is an easy to use product, great for first-time owners and young campers looking for an easy to use and transport multi-cooker. The control panel is very intuitive and simple to use, gives you access to the preset cooking modes and the adjustable settings through a knob without any hassle. However, this product doesn’t include a recipe book, which in our opinion is a negative aspect. Even though you can check recipes online, it’s always important for a multi-cooker to include a cooking book to give the customer a few entry recipes to test the product.

Price

At the time of this review the product was priced at $99.99. Our team believes that’s too much and the price that best fits the product and its package is somewhere between $79.99 and $89.99. However, considering the fact NutriChef PKPC35 is more durable than the average multi-cooker within the under $100 price range, it still is a good deal at its current price.

 

What do verified customers have to say?

“I bought this because of the Sous Vide option, but love the fact that it is multi-functional. Did a pot roast the other night and it was delicious. I love this cooker!”
MHalf22 - From California, on Amazon

 

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NutriChef PKPC35
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8.3 Total Score
Highly Durable!

If you are seeking a multi-cooker for the long-term use, than this is one of the best choices. Besides covering a wide range of cooking methods, its design & material are also sure to withstand the test of time and last many years (when treated with care). It uses a powerful heating element of 1500W. It doesn't, however, come with a recipe book.

Features
8.5
Material
9
Ease of Use
8
Price
7.5
PROS
  • Ideal for "Sous Vide" cooking.
  • Great design & material.
  • 1500W Heating Element.
CONS
  • No recipe book.
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