Mini pressure cookers are a great kitchen appliance to have if you are trying to save space. They are so easy to store and even easier to move around because they are extremely lightweight. This is especially great if you have a hard time lifting heavy items because it takes little to no effort to move these teeny appliances around.
Pressure cooker, in general, save you a lot of time in the kitchen and make cooking a breeze. Mini pressure cookers are so cheap too, try out one of these great mini cookers below.
Instant Pot is always a safe bet for pressure cookers since that’s the primary type of cooking product they specialize in. All of them are made of high-grade stainless steel, which will keep your food from sticking to the bottom and sides of the pot.
This Instant Pot is only 3 quarts, the smallest size you can get for this pressure cooker. As previously mentioned, the inner pot is stainless steel. The outer parts are also fingerprint resistant. The inner pot includes a metal rack that comes with it, and all removable parts are dishwasher safe. This is not just a pressure cooker; it is a multi-function cooker, combing six kitchen appliances in one.
You can use this cooker in many ways, like to pressure cook, slow cook, cook rice, sauté, steam and warm. It also has many preset button options for cooking specific types of food, and if that isn’t enough, you can even adjust the cook and temperature settings.
All of the settings can be quite confusing if you’ve never used a pressure cooker this advanced before. One way you can learn to cook with it is by using the Instant Pot Alexa Skill or by following the recipes and step-by-step tutorials on their app.
It works great for cooking all types of meals, but unfortunately, they don’t always last a long time. To prevent this, always keep your pressure cooker clean before and after using it. The safety features help to keep it working properly, such as overheat protection and lid leak detection. But if you end up having any problems shortly after purchasing this pressure cooker, you can try contacting their customer service. There have been numerous complaints about how much of a hassle it is to deal with Instant Pot’s customer service, but if you buy the cooker through Amazon, they are easy to work with and usually give refunds within the first 30 days, no questions asked.
This pressure cooker is made by Cosori. It’s an electric countertop pressure cooker with a tempered glass lid. Pressure cookers that have a glass lid rather than a metal or plastic one tends not to seal well, and this one has had problems with that. The sealing problem is partially because of the silicone sealing ring underneath the li; this also causes it to have a lot of steam emission. Other than that, it is an overall good pressure cooker with not a lot of problems.
The Cosori is FDA-approved and comes in a 2.1, 6 or 8-quart size. Pictured above is that 2.1-quart version, their mini pressure cooker. The diameter of the inner pot is 6.7 inches, and it’s only 4.3 inches tall. Under the inner pot is an aluminum base to help the cooker heat up faster. The digital timer screen is easy to read and helps you keep track of your food while it’s cooking.
Here is another great mini pressure cooker for your consideration. It is a little more powerful than the others because it’s 1000 watts. Most other small pressure cookers are between 600 and 700 watts. The safety locking stainless steel lid is also a plus. There’s no need to worry about pressure release because the lid will not unlock until the internal pressure is reduced down to a safe level.
Because of the high-tech lid, you should have absolutely no issues with it sealing properly for cooking. All of the removable components are even dishwasher safe and are made of stainless steel as well, except for the spoon and measuring cup (included with purchase), which are plastic.
The pressure cooker is lightweight and compact; it weighs only 6 lbs. It works great for cooking many different types of foods. However, the preset button for cooking rice is programmed for plain white rice. If you want to cook other kinds of rice, you will have to do some research to find out what custom settings other people have used and were successful with.
It doesn’t help that sometimes food gets stuck to the bottom of the pot. Thankfully, Chefman provides a 1-year warranty that comes automatically with purchase of the pressure cooker.
The Deni Electric Pressure Cooker has many easy to use cook settings, which are labeled on the front of the pot. Some of the presets are for rice, vegetables, chicken, soup, and beef, as you can see in the picture above. Other foods can be pressure cooked as well, but you will be required to enter custom settings for proper cooking.
Most pressure cooker recipes that you find will give details on the exact settings to use for that specific recipe. On the front, it has a large digital LED and timer to help you keep track of pressure cooking time.
Most of the help you will find for using this pot is online. The physical manual that comes with the pressure cooker is very vague and has little details about how to use the settings for different foods that you want to cook. Amazon reviews may help you find good instructions and recipes. It’s worth the effort because this is a good and reliable pressure cooker. The inner pot is non-stick, and the cooker in its entirety is just 7.8 lbs.
There are many good reasons to use a mini pressure cooker over using a large one. It provides you with a quick and easy way to make small portioned meals or side items for social events. You can take them almost anywhere with you because of their small compact size, and their cook settings are just as easy to use as on the big pressure cookers.