I am thinking of getting a pressure cooker, for home use. My research so far has lead me to two options, which are quite expensive. However, given they hopefully last a long time I'd be willing to invest. The options are:
- Kuhn Rikon Duromatic
- WMF Perfect Plus
Now, I am sure both will be fine, and that's the starting point. Are they worth that much, or would I be better off with cheaper options (e.g., some cheaper Tefal pressure cookers I have seen)? The pros and cons from these two, that I understand, are:
Kuhn Rikon ~~~
- Nicely made.
- Well thought out.
- Short handles (so it can be stored easily, this is a nice bonus...).
- Mostly metal parts (so hopefully durable too).
- Very efficient (apparently).
- 10 years warranty.
- It's a little more fiddly to remove the valve, and it separates into two parts.
- It's difficult to find the 'sweet spot' of temperature (although it's a question of figuring it out with a few trials, after which it should not be a problem).
- Release pressure by pressing the button on the valve itself (so closer to the steam and less comfortable than the WMF - see below).
- Release steam from the big handle (so you never get close to the steam itself).
- The handle is easily removable.
- Still well made.
- The big handle means it's more of a pain to store (the bit on the lid can be removed, but not the one of the pot).
- Marginally lower maximum pressure.
- Sometimes the handles gets stuck together, so can be difficult to open.
- 3 years warranty.
Does anyone have any thoughts and experience in using either or both of these in day-to-day life? I'd appreciate any help in deciding which to go for!