Fancy a quick porridge or sticky rice? Looking to try some healthier cooking methods like steaming or slow cooking? If you answered yes, then a pressure cooker is a must have in your kitchen cabinet. Pressure cookers are such a dexterous tool when it comes to cooking as they can cook rice, tenderise meat, steam fish and even boil your favourite soup. Today, pressure cookers come in all shapes and sizes, suited to your cooking styles and frequencies whether you’re a health buff or looking to widen your cooking methods. Here are some of the best in the market now.

1. Philips Viva Collection 6L Pressure Rice Cooker

Best with timer - suitable for rice
Price from SGD129.00
Shopee Singapore SGD129.00 Harvey Norman Singapore SGD129.00

Looking for a pressure cooker that lets you cook healthy and better tasting food faster than most conventional cookers? Look no further than the Philips Viva Collection 6L Pressure Rice Cooker. Using the latest pressure cooking technology, this large 6L pressure cooker cooks rice, meat, chicken and vegetables in a way that retains its nutritional value in the process.

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2. Mayer MMPC5033 5L Multi-Cook Electric Pressure Cooker

Best with steamer - suitable for soup
Price from SGD199.00

If steaming, boiling and braising are your preferred cooking methods, then the Mayer MMPC5033 would be a perfect addition to your kitchen. It comes with 7 cooking modes, an 8-level cooking pressure, 8 preset cooking modes and a 5-step process indicator to show real-time cooking progress. The 2.5mm aluminium inner pot and 5 layer composite technology further enhances thermal conductivity up to 360 degrees Celsius in order to heat ingredients faster. 

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3. Philips HD-2137/62 All-in-One Pressure Cooker

Best without whistle - suitable for beginners
Price from SGD208.00

Are you a college student bent on saving, or just getting started cooking? If you are, then let the Philips HD-2137/62 All-in-One Pressure Cooker lead you to the marvellous world of cooking. This cooker is perfect for beginners as it can pressurise, cook or reheat a wide range of food and meals with ease. There are also 9 built-in safety protection systems and thanks to its aluminium alloy inner pot, the cooker is durable enough to withstand daily usage. 

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4. Bajaj PCX 65 HD Induction Base Pressure Cooker

Best with induction base - suitable for cooking chicken
Price from SGD53.00
Lazada Singapore SGD53.00

The makers of the Bajaj PCX 65 HD Induction Base Pressure Cooker have made the perfect pressure cooker for all you chicken lovers out there. This cooker gas and induction friendly cooker has high thermal efficiency to make it the most suitable for white meats such as chicken. Its ergonomic design makes for a comfortable cooking experience and its superior build quality ensures it’s scratch, stick and stain resistant. 

5. Lamart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker 7L

Best with gauge - for canning
Price from SGD99.00
Lazada Singapore SGD99.00

Calling all cooking aficionados out there! The Lamart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker 7L is the one for you, as it prepares delicate and delicious meals very quickly thanks to its pressure control system. It is also equipped with a pressure gauge, safety valve, overpressure safety plug and massive handles for easy handling. Its lid can be opened with just one hand and its thick sandwich base means that it can be used on all types of stoves including induction stoves. 

6. Tiger 1.0L Pressure Induction Heating Rice Cooker

Best for induction - suitable for cooking beans
Price from SGD1,380.00
Lazada Singapore SGD1,380.00

Cook your favourite Japanese dishes using this Tiger 1.0L Pressure Induction Heating Rice Cooker from Japan. True to the technological nature of the country, the cooker comes with a micro computerized technology with pressure and induction heating. Its multi-menu setting allows you to cook sushi, porridge, and slow cooked meats with relative ease. Furthermore, it has a stylish flat back design and a detachable inner lead and steam vent for easy cleaning. 

7. Mayer 1.6L Mini Pressure Cooker (MMPC1650)

Best for baby food
Price from SGD99.00
Lazada Singapore SGD99.00 Shopee Singapore SGD99.00

Young parents would find the Mayer 1.6L Mini Pressure Cooker to be a godsend. Its preset cooking functions include baby porridge, rice and congee - options to suit your growing infant or child. It consumes very little power and won’t hit your energy bills too hard, and comes with a power cut memory function. If you like freebies, you’re in for a treat as you also get a rice scoop, measuring cup, ceramic coating pot and steam non-stick pot with the purchase of the rice cooker.

8. Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker

Best with glass lid
Price from SGD350.00
Lazada Singapore SGD517.72 Shopee Singapore SGD350.00

Thinking of leading a healthy lifestyle? Then, you ought to have the tools to make healthy meals. The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker comes with a slow cooker, rice cooker and yogurt maker, which means you can eat healthy every day. It is also equipped with a professional-grade tempered glass with a steam-release vent and stainless steel rim. Its large, easy-to-use control panel comes with 14 micro-processor controlled programs which will help you to properly cook your food and keep it warm.

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