Have you thought of buying a slow cooker, a BBQ frying pan, a grill, a streamer and a roaster? Do you want add deep frying, stir frying and hot pot to your cooking repertoire?
Well, you can have all these kitchen appliances but considering your available kitchen space, buying all these items will probably overcrowd your cooking area.
Think about buying the best multi cooker; a kitchen appliance that can slow cook, boil, simmer, fry, bake and even brown food. This is actually a step up from pressure cooking.
That’s not all. You will eat healthier food and delicious meals because it helps retain vitamins and food minerals compared to conventional cooking. A multi cooker also prepares food faster just like the best electric pressure cooker in the market.
There has been a growing popularity of multi cookers among Malaysians. Many people are shifting from traditional cooking appliances to modern ones such as multi cookers.
While at it, there is a debate on which one is the best between Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker and Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker, it is important to settle this debate on which is the best multi function cooker Malaysia.
Having used both multi cookers, I’ve decided to write an unbiased observation and my overall verdict is that Hiraki 6L Electric Multi Cooker is my preferred choice. But before making your choice, consider reading this article to the last sentence.
- Key Features
- Head-to-Head Feature Comparison
- Stand Out Features
- Frequently Asked Questions
Hiraki is a Malaysian company that makes quality and beneficial home appliances. The company boasts of its exceptional customer service and its significant contribution to the new and innovative technology in electronic appliances. These appliances have helped improve the quality of life among its customers.
Before designing a product, they assess the needs of the market and consider quality and safety standards. Hence, Hiraki products meet global safety standards.
Other than multi cookers, Hiraki also sells air fryers, deep fryers, fast cookers, pressure cookers, rice cooker, among other electrical appliances.
Hiraki’s multi cooker Malaysia is among the best multi cookers you’ll find online, allowing you to take pressure cooking to the next level. It comes in two models: Model code: PC06-109G and Model code: PC60-108MB. A unique feature about both models in the12 menu program and cooking progress display.
This Hiraki unit has stainless steel and a non-stick inner pot. If you are like me and you find washing difficult, this multi cooker’s stainless steel pot is the best option for you.
Another notable feature with Hiraki Multi Cooker is energy consumption, voltage, and frequency. It consumes 1000W, 220-240V, and 50/60Hz. You can cook everything in a single pot while minimizing energy consumption and time.
The safety lock feature interlocks the lid and prevents the user from opening the cooker when the internal pressure is more than the atmospheric pressure. This will prevent possible accident in case of a sudden release of hot food or steam. The multi cooker has a dimension (Length x Width x Height) of 31.70cm x 31.70cm x 37.50cm.
- Has nonstick frying basket
- Adjustable timer
- Comes with 12 menus programmed
- Has a 1-year warranty
- 6-litre capacity
- Not available in other sizes
Russell Taylors is a kitchen appliance company in Malaysia dealing with Air Fryers, Bread Makers, Electric Pressure Cookers, Hand Blenders, Slow Juicer, Snack Maker, and Stand Mixer. Russell Taylors is committed to making quality products at affordable prices and giving quality customer services. The company is striving to create amazing products with unique designs and global certification.
Russell Taylors 6L Electric Pressure Cooker PC-60 has an auto pressure release, easily detachable inner lid, a program timer and cooks 70 per cent faster than the traditional cooking materials.
The auto pressure release feature is a safety element of the cooker and helps release steam that builds up inside your multi cooker when it should be. There is also a child lock system that will protect your child from injuries in case he/she touches the cooker while you are away.
In terms of energy consumption, Russell Taylors 6L electric multi cooker takes 1000W, 220-240V, and 50/60Hz. You can prepare your favourite dish, vegetable, rice, and more in the enormous 6L capacity. Besides, the keep warm feature will allow you to eat your food hours after cooking.
The easy-to-program timer makes it easier to manager your cooking schedule. It can turn on and off the multi cooker at any time. It is also a handy feature if you go out for whatever reason since it can start preparing your food before you get home. The Russell Taylors multi cooker has a dimension (Length x Width x Height) of 32.50cm x 29.5 x 30.50cm.
In addition, this model comes with accessories that will make cooking with it a breeze. These include a rice spatula, soup spoon and measuring cup.
- Easy to read controls
- Includes timer and settings from streaming
- The pressure release valve works perfectly
- Has a 1-year warranty
- The cooker manual is brief and lacks detailed instructions
- There is no browning feature
Head-to-Head Feature Comparison
Over the years, creativity and innovation have been overlooked in cookware.
Millennials are getting older, maturing, and replacing the dorm room-style concept when it comes to cookware. They are in search of better and innovative designed kitchen appliances that they can show off.
The best multi cookers fall under this category.
In this section, I will provide a head-to-head contrast of these two electric multi cookers feature by feature.
Make and Design
Both Hiraki and Rusell Taylors are striving to create a new image in the kitchen appliances sector hence their high level of innovativeness and creativity in Malaysia. In terms of design, both Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker and Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker will definitely catch your eye with their modern and innovative exterior designs. Neither is merely a rice cooker or a pressure cooker. Besides the well-designed exteriors, these multi cookers have excellent functionality as well.
Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker has 9 cooking functions while Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker has 12 cooking functions. In both appliances, there is a stainless steel nonstick inner pot that helps distribute heat evenly to the food prepared. The material of the pot also helps ensure the ingredients will be cooked uniformly for best tasting results.
After food preparation, you can easily clean the pot, steam vent, and detachable lid. No matter what is cooked, the non-stick feature makes it easier to clean the stains. With the capacity of 6L, both Hiraki Multi Cooker and Russell Taylors Multi Cooker can easily prepare a meal of between 5-6 family members.
Based on this feature, there is no significant difference because both have modern and innovative exterior designs; except for the cooking functions. Besides the well-designed exteriors, these multi cookers have stainless steel nonstick inner pot which helps distribute heat evenly to the food and is easy to clean.
Size / Capacity
Both cookers have a similar capacity: 6 litres. There is however a variation when it comes to dimension. Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker has a dimension (Length x Width x Height) of 31.70cm x 31.70cm x 37.50cm while the Russell Taylors multi cooker has a dimension (Length x Width x Height) of 32.50cm x 29.5 x 30.50cm.
When it comes to the size, Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker will look bigger in the eyes because of the 37.5-centimetre height compared to Russell Taylors Multi Cooker which has a height of 30.5 centimeters. Nevertheless, the recommended capacity remains 6L.
This doesn’t mean food has to be 6 litres. So long as you do not exceed the recommended volume, you are good to go.
In the manual, you are recommended to leave some space for steam to accumulate which is later released through the steam went. This is a safety feature in all multi cooker Malaysia models.
Electric multi cookers often have a similar look on the outside. It is the inside that makes the difference in terms of material used. The pot, where food is placed to cook in the electric multi cooker can be stainless steel, nonstick, or both.
The significant difference between the two is durability. Non-stick pot makes it easier when it comes to cleaning but it has a lesser lifespan because, over time, it will start chipping, meaning you will have to buy another nonstick pot to achieve full functionality of the multi cooker. On the other hand, the stainless steel pot doesn’t chip-you are required to add enough oil to minimize sticking and difficulty in cooking.
Both Hiraki 6L multi cooker and Russell Taylors 6L multi cooker have stainless steel nonstick inner pot. The material used to make the stainless steel pot facilitates the distribution of heat to the food and ingredients, allowing the food to cook evenly. This inner pot helps to maintain the natural taste of your vegetable, meat, or even porridge.
Additionally, the material does not chip saving you the hustle of changing the multi function cooker pot within a short time. For those who find washing kitchen utensils difficult, these appliances will save you. It is easier to clean because food doesn’t still after cooking.
Another factor you can consider is the control panel. Both have an impressive control panel and a LED display. Hiraki 6L electric pressure cooker has a wider control panel compared to Russell Taylors multi function cooker which has a smaller display panel.
Based on this feature, I choose Hiraki 6L multi cooker because it has an upper hand when it comes to the display material. This might be beneficial for those with difficulty reading from smaller screens.
The most appropriate place to start your kitchen appliance search is your bank. Kitchen appliances such as multi cooker vary based on pricing and it is important to decide on one that fits your pocket. You don’t need to strain your bank account yet, you haven’t purchased food to cook. Therefore, pricing is a feature you need to consider when choosing between Hiraki 6L multi cooker and Russell Taylors 6L multi cooker.
Both multi cookers have a 6-litre capacity, similar material, and similar styling. The distinctive factor is the price. For Malaysia customers, Russell Taylors 6L Electric Multi Cooker PC costs RM198.99 while Hiraki 6L Electric Multi Cooker costs RM154.90. This means Russell Taylors 6L Electric Multi Cooker is has a higher price compared to Hiraki 6L Electric Multi Cooker.
Other than the price, we can consider what comes in the box if you order any of the multi function cooker Malaysia. Russell Taylors 6L Electric multi function cooker comes with a manual and the multi cooker. When you buy Hiraki 6L Electric Multi Cooker, you find a multi cooker with a non-stick pot, 1 measuring cup, 1 white plastic rice spoon, a manual, and a warranty card.
Based on the pricing factor, I would choose Hiraki 6L Electric Multi Cooker which is cheaper and costs RM154.90. Besides, it comes with a measuring cup and a plastic spoon which is not packed when you buy Russell Taylors 6L Electric multi cooker.
Operation Modes / Features
Both Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker and Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker have similar functionality in that they allow for versatile cooking. From pressure cooking to slow cook, deep fry and stir fry cooking methods, these multi function cookers can handle it all.
It’s worth noting that these appliances help to reduce cooking time and retain vitamins and food minerals compared to conventional cooking methods. Other than these general features, there are specific features that are presented below.
Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker cooks food 70 per cent faster, has a stainless steel non-stick inner pot, has 12 cooking functions, a safety lock feature, and easy to wash pot. Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker saves 40 per cent of your cooking time. It also has 9 cooking functions.
When it comes to safety, a safety lock feature is important. The safety lock function helps you and the kids from picking injuries while the food is cooked.
The menu selection for Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker includes Rice, Fast Cooking, Porridge, Soup, Stew, Tendon, Beef/Mutton, Anhydrous gratinate, Spareribs, Steam, Cake, and Stir Fry. Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker menu selection includes Soup, Chicken, Beans/Tendons, fish, cake, steam, Porridge, Rice, and Bake.
Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker has an adjustable timer. This means you don’t have to worry about how long your food will be cooked. The cooker will automatically shut down once the cooking is completed. The same feature can be found in Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker.
Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker parts are also dishwasher-safe. The pressure cooking appliance also comes with a steam basket. The Russell Taylor’s model also makes steaming easy with a stainless steel steam tray.
There is a “keep warm” feature in both multi cookers. With the feature, you can leave food after cooking is completed for hours before eating. Your food will still be fresh and nutritious. This makes this kitchen appliance perfect for families with different schedules.
In this category, Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker wins because it prepares food 70 per cent faster and has 12 cooking functions compared to Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker which has only 9 cooking options. It is also dishwasher-safe.
Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker has a 1-year local supplier warranty while Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker has a 1-year manufacturer warranty. At the same time, there is a 15 Day Return policy which you can use in case there is a defect with the product.
There are different safety measures that electric multi cooker manufactures has used to save users from possible injuries or even fire outbreaks. However, the holistic realization of safety depends on how you implement the safety measure while cooking.
There is a locking device on the lid. Ideally, multi cookers should only be opened when the pressure inside has been reduced to a level where it is safe to do so. This lock often responds to the pressure accumulated inside the cooker. Besides, the lid is also interlocked and this makes it easier to carry the cooker after cooking without worrying it might open up.
The best multi cookers in Malaysia also have release valves which also works as a safety feature. Their valve helps ensure the pressure inside the cooker when food is prepared is within a controlled value.
After pressure is accumulated, the valve opens and releases the excess then closes again. The closing and opening of the release valve is controlled by spring-loaded pressure valves and jiggle top valves.
Russell Taylors 6L multi function cooker has seven main security features which include Safety Lock, Pressure control safety device, Pressure regulation, Overheat safety control, Pressure-relief safety valve, Anti-blockage device, and Temperature regulation. Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker has only a safety lock feature and release valve.
In this category, Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker wins because of the wide range of security features installed. While Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker might have similar features, they are not listed and we cannot assume. The manufacturer should list the features either on the manual or the official website.
A common issue with traditional cookware is that food gets stuck inside that is particularly challenging to remove. Sometimes, even the hardiest cleaning agents cannot succeed in removing the stains. But with the modern electric multi cookers, manufacturers have used high quality stainless steel or a non-stick coating which makes cleaning very easy.
Both Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker and Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker have non-stick interior pot. No matter what you’ve cooked, the non-stick feature makes it easier to clean the stains within a short time.
Stand Out Features
These two models are among the best multi cookers there are on the Malaysian market. But at the end of the day, you have to decide on one that stands out.
Based on the head-to-head feature comparison, Hiraki 6L Electric Multi function cooker stands out. The multi function cooker stands out in the following areas.
- Unique features: Bigger control panel and display screen. This might be beneficial for those with difficulty reading from smaller display screens. Besides, it prepares food 70 per cent faster and has 12 cooking functions.
- Cooking functions: Hiraki 6L has 12 cooking functions. This includes the Cook Rice function, Fast Cooking, Porridge, Soup, Stew, Tendon, Beef/Mutton, Anhydrous gratinate, Spareribs, Steam, Cake, and Stir Fry.
- Price: On the pricing, Hiraki 6L is cheaper and costs RM154.90. Besides, it comes with a steam basket, measuring cup and a plastic spoon.
- Easiness to clean: Russell Taylors 6L has non-stick interior pot. No matter what is cooked, the non-stick feature makes it easier to clean the stains.
Both Russell Taylors and Hiraki 6L Multi Cookers have been worth the comparison and are quality products. Besides the impressive designs and quality, these multi cookers have great features that make each unique. Nevertheless, my final choice is Hiraki 6L Electric Multi cooker.
You can choose Russell Taylors 6L Multi Cooker if:
- Need best security features
- You need Includes timer and settings for streaming
Use Hiraki 6L Multi Cooker if:
- You need a better price
- You want a 12 multi-use programmed
- Wide display panel
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the advantage of a multi cooker?
A multi function cooker is an all-purpose kitchen appliance. The best multi cookers can be used to can boil, simmer, fry, bake, brown food, prepare soup, chicken, beans, fish, cake, steam, among other things. There are different capacity you can opt for depending on your budget and family size.
The 6-litre electric multi cooker for instance can make food for a family of 5-6. At the same time, there are different brands you can choose from based on your preferences. If you want to eat healthier, also consider buying this kitchen appliance because it helps retain vitamins and food minerals compared to the conventional cooking methods.
Which brand of multi cooker is the best?
There are different multi function cooker brands in the Malaysian market. However, you should have a checklist when making the purchase decision. Some of the factors to consider includes size, design, materials used to make the product, pricing, operation modes/features, product warranty, safety features included, and easiness to clean. After assessing these features, you should be able to decide on which is the best brand.
What is the best type of multi cooker for me?
The best type of multi cooker should suit your desired size. This depends on your family or event needs. Additionally, consider the design, material and features. When it comes to design, we all love things that look fancy that we can show off. The material should be easy to clean and unique features that make the electric multi cooker stands out.
Multi cooker manufacturers are adopting new technologies and these should be incorporated with safety and security features. You should check the safety features that come with a multi cooker. Lastly, check on the warranty just in case it spoils.