To be the best cook you can be, it’s important to keep your kitchen appliances up to date. You always want to have high-quality cooking supplies that will stay nice over time and won’t fall apart with long-term usage. Stainless steel appliances are usually best for proper cooking and cleanliness. The two high-pressure cookers in this article are both made of stainless steel and come apart to be put in the dishwasher for cleaning.
High-pressure cookers are becoming increasingly more popular because of the space that they save you since it replaces several of your other small kitchen appliances and combines them all into one easy to use machine. Thankfully, they’re not very expensive either, unless you get a larger sized high-pressure cooker.
If you’re purchasing a 10-quart sized one, the price will go up solely because of it being bigger and because of the large amount of food it produces. Most go for between $70 and $250, depending on the brand, type, and number of quarts it holds or the size.
There are two main pressure cookers you should be raving about this year and should definitely consider investing in for your home — the Instant Pot DUO Plus 60 and the Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker. If you’re thinking about going with the Instant Pot, check out all of the great things people have said about it on their company website.
Several well-known magazines and review websites have written about it. The New York Times has even done a multitude of articles singing nothing but praises about it. The Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker got a lot of attention to but not as much as the Instant Pot.
Its full name is the Instant Pot DUO Plus 60 9-in-1 Multi-use Programmable Pressure Cooker, and it lives up to that name. The growing reputation for the Instant Pot is almost insane. People love it. Not to mention, the simple look of it will go amazing in your kitchen. All of the components are made of fingerprint resistant stainless steel, including the inner pot, outside and lid. It’s all dishwasher safe too, which is great for an easy clean up. Nothing’s worse than a pressure cooker that retains an old food smell. The ability to keep these things clean and sanitary is essential.
There are numerous uses for the Instant Pot. It practically replaces some of your other small kitchen appliances. I wouldn’t tell you to throw out your other appliances as soon as you buy the Instant Pot, but if you love it and it works well for you then maybe you should, or at least put them in storage because you won’t be needing them anymore. There’s not much you can’t do or make with this pressure cooker. You can make a variety of delicious meals for your family every night.
Not only can it be used to pressure cook, but it can also be a slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, sauté, steamer, warmer and sterilizer. Some people don’t know that you can also make cakes with it, well small ones. When using the pressure cook features, no steam is emitted from the cooker. This is to maintain the pressure inside; if the pressure is released prematurely, the food inside won’t cook properly or thoroughly. That’s why it’s important to skim through the manual before using it.
This pressure cooker comes in 3 sizes - 3-quart, 6-quart, and 8-quart. The 6-quart size is the standard size, ideal for a 4-person family. The dimensions of the 6-quart cooker are 13.39 x 12.21 x 12.48 inches. You can also get the Duo Plus Bundle which comes with the 3-quart and the 6-quart size of Instant Pot for a discounted price on Amazon. Prices may vary if purchased from other retailers or the Instant Pot website.
The other feature you’ll love about the Instant Pot is that there is an Alexa skill that you can use to help guide you through pressure cooking recipes.
This pressure cooker has more size options than the Instant Pot. Instead of being plugged in on the countertop, it’s used on the stove. It comes as a 2.7-quart, 4.8-quart, 6.4-quart, 8.5-quart and a 10.6-quart. If you’re not sure what size to get, 6.4 quarts is the regular size. Anything smaller or larger will be based on what you will be using it for. The largest size, 10.6 quarts, is bigger than you think and can usually at least feed 6-8 people or more.
The cooker itself is made of quality materials that are made in Germany. The main part of the pressure cooker is made of stainless steel and the safety lid is glass. It also comes with a steamer basket, which is also stainless steel. The stainless steel and superthermic base of the pot allows for even cooking, no matter what type of stove you’re going to be using it on.
Stovetop pressure cookers like this one may have less uses for cooking, but they work just as well as their countertop cousins, sometimes they even work better. Even if you’re not very good at cooking, it’s still fairly easy to use a stovetop pressure cooker.
If you have any questions about how to use it correctly or about what all can be cooked properly in the pressure cooker, it comes with a manual, or you can always look up information online at the company’s website. There are also video tutorials on YouTube and informational articles on other websites that you can follow along with.
Pressure cooking is one of the most efficient ways to cook. You’ll love how much time it saves you in the kitchen and how easy it is to use a pressure cooker. There’s no need for you to have so many small appliances stored away in your kitchen cabinets that you may not use very often, when you can have a cooker that does it all.
These two new pressure cookers are the best ones to get for 2019.