A cooker is a types of cooking appliance and device used for cooking foods. There are so many types of food cookers but below are the most common types found in most homes.
Electric cooker: This is an electric powered cooking device for heating and cooking of food
Gas stove: This cooker uses natural gas, propane, butane, liquefied petroleum gas or other flammable gas as a fuel source. Most modern stoves come in a unit with built-in extractor hoods.
Pressure cooker: This cooker heats food quickly because the internal steam pressure from the boiling liquid causes saturated steam also known as wet steam, to bombard and permeate the food. Thus, higher temperature water vapour which transfers heat more rapidly compared to dry air, cooks food very quickly.
Rice cooker: This cooker is also referred to as a rice steamer, is an electric kitchen appliance used to boil or steam rice. Electric rice cookers were developed in Japan, where they are known as suihanki.
Slow cooker: This is also known as a Crock-Pot. It is a countertop electrical cooking appliance that is used for simmering, which requires maintaining a relatively low temperature. It allows for the unattended cooking for many hours of pot roast, stews, soups, "boiled" dinners and other suitable dishes, including dips, desserts and beverages.
A food steamer or steam cooker is a small kitchen appliance used to cook or prepare various foods with steam heat by means of holding the food in a sealed vessel that limits the escape of air or liquids below a preset pressure. This manner of cooking is called steaming.
Most steam cookers also feature a juice catchment which allows all nutrients (otherwise lost as steam) to be consumed. When other cooking techniques are used, these nutrients are generally lost, as most are discarded after cooking Due to the advantage of steaming, that is, cooking without any oil, food steamers are used extensively in health oriented diets such as Cuisine minceur, some raw food diets, the Okinawa diet, a macrobiotic diet, or the CRON-diet. Food steamers release less heat to the kitchen environment, therefore helping keep the kitchen cool during hot summers.
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