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Pressure Cooker?

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Hello all! I am pretty new to the thread (and cooking in general honestly) so i was hoping you guys could help me out! 

Im in the market for a pressure cooker (I've never had one) so I'm hoping to get one thats long lasting and pretty simple to use! I'm not sure what exactly to look for in one so thats where you guys come in! 

:p I found 2 on amazon that i think would work - http://amzn.to/2dnPvCw and -http://amzn.to/2dnD4v5 and I'm wondering if anybody here has tried either of them and has any suggestions? 

 

I'm open to any suggestions for different brands / different websites! Im looking to spend around $150! 

 

Thanks in advance :peace:

post #2 of 5
I'm not a fan of the electric pressure cookers. They don't have the power for good browning or a quick heating to pressure. So I like stove top units.

The Fagor Duo line is probably the best value. Get an 8-quart unit instead of a 6 quart. You can always cook smaller items in it but the extra capacity is great when you need it.

One last note, I have a preference for US pressures of 10 and 15 pounds. The rest of the world cooks at about 8 and 12. Electric cookers only cook at the lower world pressures. The higher pressures give you a little more speed.

Miss Vickies has a great pressure cooking site.
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post #3 of 5

I have never used an electric pressure cooker so I can not comment on that.  Over the years I have owned and used several.  Most manufactured by presto.  I am now using a presto 6 qt. avocado green one I bought for $2 at a yard sale.  I replaced the gasket and safety valve.  Some times it would be nice to have an eight   quart.  If I were to buy a new one I would look at the Fagor Duo.  Check this site  http://www.consumersearch.com/pressure-cooker-reviews

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 The Fagor Duo line is probably the best value. Get an 8-quart unit instead of a 6 quart. You can always cook smaller items in it but the extra capacity is great when you need it.

I love my Fagor pressure cooker. I use it for braises, stocks, beans, and yes, even rice. I have the Fagor 10 qt. which I bought from Amazon a few years ago. Personally, because I cook beans & grains (which foam), and stocks with lots of big bones, I think the 10 quart is the most practical.

 

Some will say that the Kuhn Rikon is is the best, but it's so expensive. I use my Fagor Duo weekly, and it works great.

I also have a big Presto pressure canner but that's only for canning..

 

The electric pressure cookers, in my opinion, don't work very well.  My friend had one and was very disappointed

post #5 of 5
I agree: Fagor Duo 8 or 10.


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