What every Pressure Cookers has:
- A high level of safety.
- Reliable performance:
- Simple to use controls.
The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Pressure Cooker is a truly versatile appliance, replacing your pressure cooker, rice cooker and slow cooker. It also steams, sautés, browns and warms, and can even make yogurt. Reviewers love it, saying the Instant Pot significantly cuts the time they have to spend cooking, and that foods cooked in it turn out perfectly. Its most popular feature is the stainless steel, rather than nonstick, cooking pot; something those who are wary of chemicals in cookware appreciate.
The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven is the only one of its kind: It looks like a toaster oven, but has pressure cooker technology. Like a toaster oven, it also bakes, roasts, broils, toasts and warms, but owners say it excels as a pressure cooker, turning out succulent, perfectly cooked meats in a fraction of the time of a conventional oven. Owners note that it takes some patience to learn to use as the instruction manual is lacking. We also saw mixed reviews for durability.
The solidly built Fagor Duo 8-Quart Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker earns high marks for its cooking performance. Owners appreciate its useful design features, including an easy-to-attach lid and steamer basket, as well as a yellow pressure indicator and automatic pressure release system. It has two pressure settings, high and low, to cook tough to delicate foods. The wide stainless-steel base is ideal for browning, say reviewers. It's also available in 4, 6 and 10 quart sizes, and all are covered by a 10-year warranty.
It's smaller than our Best Reviewed stovetop pressure cooker, the Fagor Duo 8-Quart Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker (Est. $110), but it also sells for less than half the price and the Presto 01362 6-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker gets raves from thousands of owners. They say it's very easy to use and quickly cooks even the toughest cuts of meat to tender perfection. It's a great choice for small families -- it makes about four servings, users say -- and it comes in a 4-quart size as well that is perfect for singles and couples.
For the avid canner, the All American Pressure Canner 921 is an obvious choice. Professional reviewers as well as owners say the volume is ideal for canning, and it's supremely safe. Owners say the quality of this canner is immediately apparent and it stands the test of time. Quite a few reviewers say they've been using it for years and many say they plan to hand it down to their children someday. Reviewers also like that the All American Pressure Canner is made in America.
At less than half the price of the All American 921 (Est. $210), the Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker is just as well-reviewed by thousands of owners, who say it's easy to use and very durable. Many beginning canners who were nervous to dive into the process say that this Presto makes canning a no-brainer. Its large capacity holds 24 half pints, 20 pints or seven quarts. However, it's too big to be practical for everyday use, so many opt for the similar but smaller, Presto 1755 16-quart Pressure Canner (Est. $80).