CookingPal Pronto

We all love our small appliances, but there’s realistically only so much counter space in the average kitchen. Some of the small appliances being shown at CES 2023, however, make it oh so tempting to find space where you can. One such device is the Cooking Pal Pronto 8-in-1 pressure cooker, which works beautifully as a solution for those who don’t have a lot of counter space: it serves as multiple small appliances in one.

The 6-quart cooker can not only pressure cook food but also sauté, slow cook, steam, ferment, sanitize, keep warm, and even weigh using the integrated scale. Use it predominantly, however, as a pressure cooker thanks to the fixed-hinged lid and auto pressure release system. It even works with an optional air fryer attachment, similarly to the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid, which can air fry, roast, bake, and grill.

CookingPal ProntoThe Pronto connects to Cooking Pal’s Smart Kitchen Hub platform to provide digital assistance and automation for healthier, tastier meal-making. It works alongside other CookingPal Smart Kitchen Hub compatible devices, like the Multo 15-in-1 intelligent cooking device that does everything from chop to mix, steam to knead, and more. It also provides access to hundreds of recipes, including nutritional information, step-by-step guided prep, and cooking instructions.

Monitor cooking status and control Pronto via its 4.3-inch colour screen, which has a jog dial and two-button interface. You can also control it from the CookingPal companion app. The package comes with a spatula and built-in rest, measuring cup, steaming basket with non-scratch silicone feet, and handles for safe and easy removal.

This small appliance is space-saving thanks to it functioning as multiple small appliances in one, much like other multicookers. But the smart integration is what makes it stand apart, helping make cooking easier, encouraging, and more fun.

The CookingPal Pronto and the air fryer lid attachment will be available later this year.

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Christine Persaud
With 20+ years of experience in trade and consumer tech journalism, I have covered the tech space since before social media was a "thing" and the smartphone as we know it was even invented. Writing for various technology, lifestyle, and entertainment sites, I have covered and reviewed hundreds of tech products, from home appliances to wearables, fitness tech to headphones, TV entertainment products and services, and more. I'm also a passionate foodie who loves to cook and bake, a TV show fanatic (happy to give what to watch recommendations!), and proud mother to a 12-year-old son.