Pressure Cookers

A Smart Tip for Cooks Who Use an Electric Pressure Cooker — Comment of the Day

We're testing electric pressure cookers this week, taking a look at three popular models, and seeing how they perform across a variety of common cooking tasks. There have been a lot of good comments from readers, including one smart tip that surprised me — it's all about that plastic seal that comes with the pressure cooker.

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The Fagor Electric Pressure Cooker Plus Is a Quiet Cooking Ninja — Product Review

Item: Fagor Electric Pressure Cooker +
Price: $89.99
Overall impression: This cooker makes flavorful food fast, and is super quiet while in use. The instruction manual is a little hard to understand, but if you're familiar with pressure cookers, this shouldn't be a problem.

This handsome pressure cooker from Fagor has a sleek look with a few more options than just low and high pressure (rice, vegetable, and meat). Are they necessary? I took it through three tests — dried beans, eggs, and chicken — to see how well it performed.

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The Fagor Electric Pressure Cooker Plus Is a Quiet Cooking Ninja — Product Review

Item: Fagor Electric Pressure Cooker +
Price: $89.99
Overall impression: This cooker makes flavorful food fast, and is super quiet while in use. The instruction manual is a little hard to understand, but if you're familiar with pressure cookers, this shouldn't be a problem.

This handsome pressure cooker from Fagor has a sleek look with a few more options than just low and high pressure (rice, vegetable, and meat). Are they necessary? I took it through three tests — dried beans, eggs, and chicken — to see how well it performed.

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The Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker Is a Trusted Friend in the Kitchen — Product Review

Item: Cuisinart CPC-600 Electric Pressure Cooker
Price: $99.95
Overall Impression: With a bright red pressure indicator and easy-to-understand menu options, this pressure cooker is a no-fuss way to make great food fast.

Cuisinart is a big name in small electric appliances, including electric pressure cookers. This is their standard electric pressure cooker. It promises to cut cooking times by up to 70%, but is this machine intuitive enough for a newbie to pressure cooking? How will the food actually taste?

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Using an Electric Pressure Cooker — Tool Tips from The Kitchn

Electric pressure cookers are not an intuitive kitchen gadget. There were terms and ideas that were completely new to me when I started using one in my own kitchen, and it took me some time to figure out what it all meant. Things like: What is natural pressure release? And how much liquid do you need to add to the pot before cooking? It's all a little confusing.

But please, don't be intimidated! If you're thinking about making the leap and trying an electric pressure cooker, here's a neat little list of the essential things I learned about using an electric pressure cooker in my kitchen. It's not so scary, promise.

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We’re Testing Electric Pressure Cookers This Week: Is Cuisinart, Fagor, or Breville Right for You? — Product Review

Move over, slow cookers! The pressure cooker is the new cool tool in the kitchen. It takes 40 minutes to cook un-soaked dried beans, and just 10 minutes for perfect chicken. It might not be the most intuitive gadget in your kitchen (cooking with pressure? huh?), but you'll be endlessly impressed with the fast results.

I've personally never used a pressure cooker – electric or stovetop. So, if you're intimidated by the process, I'm here to show you the beginner's perspective. This week at The Kitchn, I'm going to take three popular electric pressure cookers and see what they're capable of. Are they really that hard to understand, and will they change the way I cook in my kitchen?

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