The options for pressure cookers on Amazon are endless. There are so many different types and sizes of cookers to choose from, so pick that one that will work best for your needs. Remember to look at all of the types of food you can cook with each type of pressure cooker and think about what you will be cooking the most with it. This may change your mind on which one you want to buy.
Amazon has a great return policy and their customer service setup is super easy to use. Sometimes when you buy products straight from the brand’s website, like buying an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker on the Instant Pot website, for example, you might have problems with their customer service. Every brand is going to be different and have varying return policies. If you buy your pressure cooker from Amazon, and you end up having problems to where you need a refund, Amazon will let you return the product no questions asked within the first 30 days.
When a product on Amazon is rated highly with customers and receives a significant amount of positive reviews, it gets labeled as “Amazon’s choice” in a specific category. Amazon’s choice pressure cooker is shown below.
Amazon’s choice pressure cooker is made by Instant Pot, a very popular pressure cooker brand right now. It’s a lovable product because of how simple it is to use. Surrounding the digital timer on the front of the cooker are 14 cooking presets. These presets start cooking with the preprogrammed settings with one touch of the button. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Some of the cooking settings are meat, soup, stew, beans, chili, poultry, rice, grains, porridge, and yogurt. In addition to these, there are also one-touch buttons for other cooking methods like sautéing or simmer. Overall, this pressure cooker combines 7 of your kitchen appliances into one; which is why it’s called the 7-in-1 pressure cooker.
The Instant Pot has a seamless and refined look since it’s made of stainless steel. That is the best material for cookware since it cooks food quickly and evenly. The alternatives like aluminum or Teflon-coated metal are lower quality and can flake off harmful chemicals into your food over time. Stainless steel can be a bit more expensive, but it’s worth the investment.
Countertop electric pressure cookers (or multi-cookers) like this one can be used for so many more types of cooking than a stovetop pressure cooker could be used for. Stovetop cookers are limited to cooking foods using pressure cooking or sauté. They can’t make things like yogurt or porridge. Stovetop and electric pressure cookers both come in all types and sizes. This is the 6-quart size of the Instant Pot pressure cooker, but it also comes in 3 or 8 quarts.
Instant Pot is the best option to choose for a pressure cooker by far.
The runner up to amazon’s choice is labeled as “#1 Best Seller” on Amazon. In this case, there are two best sellers since they are categorized differently.
They Mealthy MultiPot is a great runner up pressure cooker to the Instant Pot DUO60. It’s also stainless steel and has numerous one-touch cooking settings labeled on the front of the cooker. The screen is much more informative, displaying not only the timer but also the pressure level and updates on the cooking stage it’s in while cooking. This one is 6 quarts.
It comes with a few accessories: a stainless steel steamer basket, extra silicone gasket, silicone mitts, ladle, measuring cup and rice paddle.
If you buy this pressure cooker through Amazon or another retailer other than the Mealthy website, be sure to go to Mealthy and register your product to receive a free 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. You should also go on Amazon and add on an ASURION 4-year protection plan in addition to the warranty; it’s very cheap to do.
Click here to see the protection plan. I highly doubt that you will have any sort of issues with the Mealthy MultiPot, but if you do, this will ensure that you are guaranteed a return or refund.
This is another pressure cooker made by Instant Pot. It is also a best seller on Amazon and has an overwhelming amount of positive customer reviews. This one has a 24-hour delay start option that not all electric pressure cookers have, as well as a manual pressure option. You can see in the product picture the ten cooking preset buttons that you can use to automatically start cooking your food with the correct settings, including a programmed setting for making a cake!
All 3 of these pressure cookers give you the option to customize the settings. It’s important to have this ability when using the pressure cooker so that if you have a recipe that won’t work with any of the presets, you can enter the temperature and pressure level that will work best for cooking your meal properly.
It’s never easy to know exactly what you are looking for when it comes to kitchen appliances, especially if you have only an amateur knowledge of the product specifications and what is best. Do not attempt to figure everything out on your own. Although it is entirely possible, it takes a significant amount of time to become an expert on the subject.
Take advantage of the reviews and articles, such as this one, since they are put online for the sole purpose of helping you find the best product.
If you are looking for the best pressure cooker money can buy, you need the Instant Pot DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. It is the first pressure cooker shown above. It owns the title of Amazon's best choice, which is not easy to do amongst the hundreds of products in the pressure cooking category.