How to Get the Most Out of Your Deluxe Multi Cooker

Did you know that our Deluxe Multi Cooker has 16 programmed settings? It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, sous vide cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and steamer all in one! It cooks everything from meat, rice, and beans to desserts without guesswork. Here’s what you can do with each preset.

1. Poultry Setting

You can cook 2–4 pounds (900 g–1.8 kg) of boneless chicken breasts in about 12 minutes with the Poultry setting. Plus, you can cook directly from frozen! All you have to do is add your chicken (or turkey) to the inner pot with some water, broth, or sauce. Then, lock the lid, select the Poultry setting, and set the time as needed.

Your cook time will depend on the portion and size of the chicken that you’re preparing. Once your poultry is thoroughly cooked, add it to salads, soups, pasta, or Pressure Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & Rice Bowls for a filling feast.

2. Beef/Pork Setting

Did you forget to thaw your ground beef, sirloin steak, or pork tenderloin for tonight’s dinner? No worries! You can add frozen meat right to the Deluxe Multi Cooker and cook it fast. After you add a bit of water, broth, or liquid to the inner pot with your meat and select the Beef/Pork setting, the Deluxe Multi Cooker will slowly build pressure and create steam, which enhances the flavor and texture of your meat as it cooks. Try this technique out by making a Pressure Cooker Barbacoa Burrito Bowl With Cilantro-Lime Rice. We promise your beef chuck will turn out tender, tangy, and ripe with flavor!

3. Egg Setting

Do you have a hard time making hard-boiled eggs? With the Egg setting, you can make perfect easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs every single time. They’ll not only be easy to peel, but they’ll also have a rich, creamy texture that’ll go well with salads, sandwiches, and more! And when you use the Silicone Egg Bites Mold in the Deluxe Multi Cooker, you can also make Sous Vide Egg Bites, which are perfect for busy mornings.

Easy-to-Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs

4. White Rice Setting

Whether you eat rice once a month or multiple times a week, the White Rice setting is a game changer! You can use it to make any kind of white rice―basmati, jasmine, and even long-grain―in just four minutes! Imagine how fast you can have something like Pressure Cooker Cilantro-Lime Rice on the table!

5. Whole Grain Setting

The Whole Grain setting lets you sit back and relax whenever you need to make quinoa, millet, or couscous. Instead of having to stand over a boiling pot of water and constantly stir your ingredients, all you have to do is put your grains, some water, and a little bit of oil in the inner pot, lock the lid, and press a button. That’s it! Now you can make side dishes like Pressure Cooker Brown Rice Pilaf without breaking a sweat.

6. Yogurt Setting

With just a few ingredients and a couple minutes of prep, you can make creamy, rich yogurt with the Yogurt setting. You can use it to make all kinds of yogurt with cow’s milk, coconut milk, and more! Check out this article to discover all the different types of yogurt you can make with this ingenious setting. 

7. Bean Setting

If you’re in a hurry to prepare a satisfying side dish, the Beans setting comes in handy! You can cook canned beans or fresh legumes without soaking them in record time. Check out this chart to see just how long you need to make the best tasting beans.

8. Steam Setting

Use the Steam setting to perfectly steam and cook almost any veggie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. By adding just 1 cup (250 mL) of water to the inner pot, you can quickly cook hard veggies like artichokes, russet potatoes, and acorn squash with ease. Check out this chart to find out how long you need to steam specific veggies.

9. Soup Setting

Have you ever made soup from scratch before? With the Soup setting, you can turn any leftover carrots, celery, and onion into a tasty homemade soup. Just add all your fresh veggies, canned beans, and vegetable broth to the Deluxe Multi Cooker and it will do all the rest. This Soup setting will cook the veggies through and bring the broth to a slow and steady simmer. And then, in just one hour, you can enjoy a comforting bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup or something more exotic like Pressure Cooker Tuscan Bean Soup!

10. Dessert Setting

Thanks to the Dessert setting, making the “perfect” cheesecake is no longer a challenging process. The Deluxe Multi Cooker not only provides the perfect baking environment for cheesecake, but it also adds the right amount of heat, pressure, and steam so your cheesecake will always turn out smooth, rich, and creamy! Impress your family and friends by making a Pressure Cooker Strawberry Cheesecake or Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake With Raspberry Whipped Cream tonight.

11. Sear Setting

Searing is the secret ingredient to a lot of tried-and-true recipes. It builds great flavor by just browning the meat, which creates a browned crust and a nice, crisp texture. Well, lucky for you, the Sear preset can do all that and more! It has three different settings―low, medium, and high―which allow you to sweat veggies (on low), sauté stir-fries (on medium), and sufficiently brown steak (on high). Use this setting to make a crowd-pleasing meal (like Pressure Cooker Thai Coconut Soup) or put the perfect finishing touches on flank steak.

12. Slow Cook Setting

Use the Slow Cook setting to make a meaty meal that’s tender, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. Just add your ingredients in the morning and let it cook for a few hours. At the end of the day, you’ll be rewarded with a flavorful, tender one-pot meal! You can try out this setting tonight by making Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken or Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes, which your whole family will absolutely love.

Something to keep in mind when you’re using an appliance that has both slow cooker and pressure cooker functions, is that the container is made from metal instead of ceramic or stoneware like a traditional slow cooker. Much like needing to alter recipes slightly when you’re transferring a conventional oven recipe to an air fryer, you may need to pay extra attention to the cooking time when making a slow cooker recipe in the Deluxe Multi Cooker for the first time.

If you have frozen meat, use a pressure cooking setting instead of the Slow Cook setting. Frozen meat will act like an ice cube in this small appliance, keeping everything cooler, longer—not what you want when you need to get dinner on the table! With a pressure cooker setting (like the Poultry or Beef/Pork settings), add a couple extra hours to the cook time to make sure your meal is cooked to perfection.

13. Sous Vide Setting

When you use the Sous Vide preset, you can ensure that every part of your meat and veggies―inside and out, top to bottom―cook to the same temperature and texture. That means no more undercooked centers with overcooked outsides! You can easily cook Sous Vide New York Strip, prepare vibrant veggies, and even tenderize tougher cuts of meat to make meals that look as good as they taste.

Forget to take your meat out of the freezer ahead of time? We recommend using a pressure cooker setting. Sous vide cooking brings your food to a precise, even temperature throughout but it will take more time and can produce lackluster results if the food you’re cooking starts at a very cold or uneven (partially frozen) temperature.

If you decide to sous vide frozen meat, add an additional 50% of the cook time to the timer. For example, if the original cook time is two hours, add an additional hour for a total of three hours. Bottom line, if you’re making the time for sous vide cooking, you have high expectations for your meal—and starting from frozen may leave you disappointed with the results.

14. Seafood Setting

Preparing any kind of seafood can be intimidating because it’s very easy to overcook and dry it out. Our Seafood setting ensures that never happens by ensuring it cooked evenly inside and out. Use it to cook everything from salmon filets to Pressure Cooker Shrimp & Grits for a busy weeknight meal.

15. Sterilize Setting

Want to make sure utensils and baby bottles are really, REALLY clean? Our Sterilize setting was made with you in mind! With this setting, you can sterilize most ceramic, silicone, and metal items. While some glass items are approved for use on the sterilize function of the Deluxe Multi Cooker (such as 1-cup Prep Bowls!), sterilizing mason jars in the cooker hasn’t been tested/approved for canning.

Sterilize Setting of the Deluxe Multi Cooker

16. Custom Setting

Whenever you want to cook chicken, boil potatoes, or prepare flan, you can use the Custom setting to control the pressure level. Depending on what you’re preparing, you can choose pressure levels from 1–7 (7 is high).  Try out the Custom setting tonight by making Pressure Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta. Made with tender chicken and our tasty Garlic & Herb Rub, this delicious dish will become a quick family favorite you can easily make again and again.

39 Responses to How to Get the Most Out of Your Deluxe Multi Cooker

  1. Mary Mahaffey March 28, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

    Any suggestion on what setting to use to cook frozen bratwurt??

  2. Brenda Turner March 30, 2022 at 11:57 pm #

    I am having trouble setting the slow cooker setting to high- it comes on as low and I have not found how to change it it high.

    • Johan January 4, 2023 at 11:39 am #

      try pushing the silver dial in to. change the setting.

  3. Christine March 31, 2022 at 11:12 pm #

    The rice pilaf recipe goes to a link to use the Quick cooker, not the multi cooker. Can you advise the best way to cook brown rice in the MC?

    • Susan May 10, 2022 at 7:13 am #

      I use the whole grain setting and increase the time to 15 minutes.

  4. Richelle April 17, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

    Cooking sous vide but it stays on “add” and won’t switch to timer for cooking. It worked the first couple times but not now. Thoughts?

    • Coryn August 22, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

      I’m having the same issue with the Sous vide setting staying on “add” and not switching to the timer for cooking. Was there a resolution for this?

      • Terry December 20, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

        Me too. It says press and hold in the directions.

    • Cathy September 9, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      I had that problem and realized I was holding the button down, but in this case, you’re just supposed to press it. I’m not sure if this was the same problem as yours.

      • Jennifer September 4, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

        We had the same issue. The instructions say to press and hold, but you need to press it quickly and release. At least, that was the issue we had with it.

  5. Mary May 10, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

    What are the pressure (PSI) levels for each level 1 – 7?

  6. Katherine May 28, 2022 at 5:48 am #

    I have the original Quick Cooker. Of course I see improvements in this model, but I want to know how to make yogurt in my original style pressure cooker. I paid a lot of money for it, and am not able to replace it. Can anyone help with advice on what settings to use?

    • Chelsea June 7, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

      You would use the proof setting! 6 hours then another 2
      I used a bottle of the fairlife ultra filtered milk and then you just need 2 TBSP of plain yogurt with active cultures in it! You just whisk in the yogurt in with the milk and then set it on the proof setting!

      • Susie Swaner July 28, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

        I feel the same way.

    • Susie July 28, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

      Same with me. I’m not buying another small appliance, but it would be neat to try the yogurt. Yogurt turns me off but a friend at work made some in her Instant pot and I actually liked it.

  7. Sheila Ruest June 19, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

    On the Sterilize setting, will it remove tarnish from silverware?

  8. B.j. Murrell June 30, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

    Does anyone have a suggestion for making Salsa in this incredible product ? It would be so nice to make it in a shorter amount of time

  9. Cathy July 19, 2022 at 11:17 am #

    Has anyone used the quick cooker to fry yeast donuts or any other foods? What settings did you use? How did they turnout? Thinking I could use a custom setting to bring the oil to my desired temp. I’m thinking of using the quick cooker because the sides are high and the temp could be controlled. Thanks for your input

  10. Michele July 23, 2022 at 7:34 am #

    Is there a book with recipes for the multicooker instead of having to go on line?

    • Judy September 20, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

      Yes. A book comes with the product.

      • Audrey Davison October 26, 2023 at 7:24 pm #

        I cannot find the book or a replacement book. It’s frustrating when I’m doing hit or miss when using the cooking settings.

  11. Pat Cleveland August 24, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    I am interested in the Deluxe Multi Cooker and would like to know if there is a book that comes with it on what settings to use for certain items or just in general?

    • Chelsea August 28, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

      There is a guide it comes with for recipes and different setting for different foods!

  12. Deanne November 7, 2022 at 12:42 am #

    What temperature is the yogurt setting? I want to make a fermented drink but the wrong temp will kill it.

  13. Victor December 4, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

    On Multi Cooker Deluxe/ Do you have Info on how to adjust the settings? A picture would be beneficial along with specific instructions. Is it push the dial or push and hold the dial or what? Do you have an owner’s manual? You know, a ‘booklet’ that shows and indicates step by step exactly how to operate the cooker?

  14. Selina Cleck Hoffman December 15, 2022 at 8:26 am #

    I make yogurt n my original QC all the time. Here is my recipe. My grandchildren and the rest of the family won’t eat any other yogurt now.

    1 Half Gal. of whole Fairlife Milk
    1 small container of Bliss Van. Flavor Creamer (liquid)
    2 Heaping tsp. of Chobani Plain Yogurt.

    Whisk all this in your QC

    Set at PROOF for 6 hours then when timer goes off set again 2 more hours (total of 8 proof hours)
    When complete, take out and cover with Saran Wrap put in frig overnight and then I put into mason jars to store in frig

    • Jennifer September 4, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

      Will this also work with lowfat milk? Thanks for the recip!

  15. Brandy Mesa January 8, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

    I’m having difficulty with yeast rolls/bread. I’m proofing it on the yogurt cycle. It looks and smells amazing. The texture is Perfect! The problem is the taste is not there. The flavor is very bland. All the ingredients are properly added and measured. We’ve done it multiple times and our methods improve each time but the flavor isn’t there. Our house is too cold for the dough to rise without the assistance of the machine. Any suggestions?

  16. Terry January 15, 2023 at 11:03 pm #

    Brandy I know when I make bread if the flavor is lacking next time I add more Salt. It enhances the flavor!

  17. Sherry Davis January 21, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

    I was recently given a Pampered Chef Pressure cooker and would like an instruction booklet and a recipe book if there is such a thing..

  18. Ellen L Shafer February 9, 2023 at 9:59 am #

    Can you use a cooking liner, like Reynolds makes, in the slow cooker?

  19. AnneBarclay March 2, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

    Why does PC not offer replacement silicon rings for the DMC?

    • C. Kay Bostick March 5, 2023 at 5:49 am #


  20. tammy carreiro March 16, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

    i want to sous vide my corned beef tonight …. googling says 185 degrees for 10 hours …. just making sure i can do it that long. any advise?
    looking forward to trying

  21. Kim Wendelborn March 19, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

    Can I use this like a deep fryer for buttermilk chicken sandwiches?

  22. Roxanne Khan May 20, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

    Can this also proof bread like the original Quick Cooker?

  23. Nancy C June 8, 2023 at 3:36 am #

    Is there a proof setting on this? I thought there used to be one?

  24. Eileen June 8, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

    I’m having a difficult time on the Sous Vide option. Why does it take so long for the cooker to reach 149 degrees? It has been over an hour and the face of the machine still says ‘run’.

  25. Susan August 27, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

    Can you can foods in this machine?

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