Cuisinart CPC-600 Pressure Cooker Review (MUST READ)
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Cuisinart CPC-600 Review

Best Features

  • Trivet. Just having somewhere safe and stable to put the Cuisinart CPC-600 makes using it that much easier.
  • Dishwasher Safe Cooking Pot. I can get the kids to help out with the dishes at home (plus, thanks to the cool-touch handles I don’t have to watch them while they do it).
  • Push button controls. The simplicity and intuitiveness required to use this stainless pressure cooker is something that I’m thankful for. There’s no navigating around endless menus and buttons, yet the controls available give me enough control to cook my old favorite meals.
  • New and Improved Packaging. It might seem like nothing, but I couldn’t use a lot of cookers I’ve bought online before that didn’t work purely because they were broken in transit.

Cuisinart CPC-600 Product Overview

The Cuisinart CPC-600 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker is a necessary kitchen aid for anyone that wants to eat healthily without all the hassle of waiting around for hours for the slow cook to finish. Typically priced at around $100 (see lowest price) this canner offers very good value for the money.

The Cuisinart pressure cooker reduces the time you stand around waiting for your food by up to 70% but still provides you with a healthy balanced meal daily. The easy-to-read display means that it is very easy for you to program and make use of the precision thermostat that enables you to get exactly the results you want from the electric pressure cooker time after time.

The pressure cooker isn’t the only setting that this appliance has the capability of, however. The Cuisinart CPC-600 can also brown (to keep your meat moist), simmer (so as not to impair the flavor of your meals), sauté (thinly sliced vegetables such as carrots–but don’t worry the cooking pot is non-stick) and even keep your food warm until the ideal moment for you to have it ready by.

The timer included allows you to ensure that you always hear when your food is ready, leaving you to serve and consume it while it’s in its best possible state and at the highest quality – nutritional value, temperature and flavor.

The CPC-600’s cool touch handles mean that you no longer have to worry about fumbling around with a tea-towel, hoping that it doesn’t slide from your hands and you’ll accidentally touch the scalding hot metal and burn yourself. This handy gadget is all about safe interactions in your household. 

The auto-lock system is another great safety feature. This safety feature will not allow the pressure cooker to begin pressurizing until after the lid has been locked. Once tightly sealed and locked, the lid cannot be opened again until all the pressure has been released. 

Built to North American Electrical Standards and with a dishwasher-safe cooking pot and trivet, allowing the children to help out, there’s no reason why a Cuisinart electric pressure cooker can’t have a spot in your own house.

My Cuisinart CPC-600 Review

Upon receiving the Cuisinart CPC-600 I plugged it into the wall, put my soup inside and scrolled through the menu to my desired cooking programs (simmer), pressed low pressure and the time (1 minute), pressed start and waited for it to seal and be ready.

When I heard the beep, I cautiously removed and tasted my broccoli soup. I shouldn’t have had any reservations; it was warming, tasted absolutely lovely and completely filled me until lunch (I’d really wanted to try my new CPC-600).

I’ve found that not only does the Cuisinart pressure cooker cook in several different ways allowing it to be used for the majority of my favorite recipes, but it also drastically reduces the cooking time AND liquid used, so not only is it essentially four cooking appliances in one, it means that I don’t have to wait as long for my healthy dinner which stops me snacking between meals. 

Additionally, the economic value of this stainless pressure cooker is also fully realized through the quantity of the ingredients used and in my utility bills (water particularly). Since buying the Cuisinart CPC-600, I’ve had something different to look forward to every day, I’m still trying and enjoying different recipes.

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My Conclusion

The Cuisinart electric pressure cooker is sleek, snazzy and gets the job done. As you can expect from Cuisinart, you’re getting a real, high-quality pressure cooker that will last for years to come. A must-have appliance for moms and dads.

Cuisinart CPC-600 Review Summary

The Cuisinart CPC-600 represents a turning point in an industry where it’s often hard to find the best products. For me, the CPC-600 is the perfect pressure cooker for home use.


  • It comes with one of the best warranties available for small kitchen appliances
  • Offers high performance and ease of use when cooking your meals
  • Scores high for ease of cleaning
  • Affordably priced
  • Non-stick cooking surface
  • Five different cooking options


  • No delay start option
  • There are no preset food buttons

It lacks the bells and whistles you get with other high priced pressure cookers, but for the money, this is a simply designed cooker that can get the job done. From your desired cuts of meat to soup and vegetables and more this pressure cooker can make you a delicious meal in little time.

If you aren't looking for anything fancy and just want to be able to make some easy and delicious meals at home, then this is the option for you.

Cuisinart CPC-600 Review
  • Quality of Cooking
  • Affordability
  • Safety
  • Operating Temperatures
  • Features


The Cuisinart electric pressure cooker is sleek, snazzy and gets the job done. As you can expect from Cuisinart, you’re getting a real, high-quality pressure cooker that will last for years to come. A must-have appliance for moms and dads.

Leave a Comment:

Cheryl says November 5, 2016

Can you use this pressure cooker for canning purposes?

Pat says August 17, 2017

The only problem thus far, 2 yrs now, is the silver handle and lid have ‘bubbled up’, as if the pot has gotten too hot for the material used. Cooks great, but the asthectics are becoming ugly and are a great disappointment to me. The material should be able to withstand the heat from the high pressure or the manufacturer needs to use another material. I only use it about 4 times per year.

Kelly says August 18, 2017

Hi, Do you know anyone in the Chicago area who could give instant pot demos or programs?

paula says September 24, 2017

Can the simmer setting with out pressure be used as aslow cooker?

Jeanne says October 10, 2017

This isn’t possible. You can either “simmer” OR cook at low pressure but you can’t do both at the same time.

scrolled through the menu to my desired cooking function (simmer), pressed low pressure and the time (1 minute)

Manny Vecin says October 25, 2017

My pressure is 1 1/2 year old it carries a 3 year warranty and the manufacture wants to sell me new lid do $58.95 $12.95 shipping and handling when I can buy the whole unit for $79.99. I think that’s a no brainer. What good it’s the 3 years warranty for. Probably won’t buy it again.

Kathy says December 5, 2017

Can i put frozen meat in?

KATHY says December 5, 2017

Cani buy a frozen roast,cook at frozen stage?

Veronica says December 6, 2017

So did I miss it?
How is it used as a slow cooker?

Nancy says December 26, 2017

After 6 uses the non-stick surface has started peeling from the insert pot. any one else having this problem?

Ryq says January 28, 2018

There is one problem and that is removing the insert. The lip of the insert has less 1/4 inch between it and hte main body. If you wish to remove this, you need protection as it’s hot. It’s too narrow for gloves, even silicone. I can pry up one side with a wooden utensil, then grab that tiny lip with a gloved hand as I move the piece to the other side, and ask another person to grab that with a gloved hand. It’s awkward and can easily spill. There needs to be some way to grab that. I’ve had some close calls as you’re holding this heavy pot with only teeny lip…..and it’s over 212 degrees.

Oh, Cheryl….you could only fit 3 or 4 half pints in there…..not worth it.

brad says March 10, 2018

will not pressure up red valve does not seal. its clean and free. waste of money

Audrey says March 10, 2018

I love this pressure cooker!!! I had a power cooker (as seen on t.v.) it was useless. The “power cooker” did not pressurize. I love the cuisinart pressure cooker:)

Barbara West says July 28, 2018

How big is it?? (Inches for each of 3 dimensions, please.) I’ve just returned an Instant Pot because it won’t fit any cabinet I have and takes too much counter space to leave it there. (I’m sure that many seniors who have downsized to a small kitchen will have the same question.)

    Elizabeth says December 17, 2018

    Hey Barbara – I no longer have the Cuisinart CPC-600 so I can’t measure it directly, but according to Amazon’s product page the dimensions are 12-1/5 by 12-1/5 by 13-1/5 inches. I know this is late, but hopefully can still help you or someone else!

Jonn says June 4, 2019


What are the dimensions of the cooking pot?

An ad says it’s 12-1/5 by 12-1/5 by 13-1/5 inches but did not say if this is the external casing.

I need to know ’cause I want to compare the size with my present cooker.

Thank you.

Diana Patrick says July 24, 2019

Will the mealthy crisplid work on this cpcs 600 pressure cooker?

Kerry says February 16, 2020

I’ve had an issue with two different CPC 600’s. When I make anything that has a primary pressure cook and a secondary that requires the additional time of say 2-3 minutes for added vegetables, I cannot get it to go to pressure even if I shut it off and unplug it for a couple of minutes. It gets to a point then beeps and goes to warm. Any ideas? Thanks!

Maxine says March 8, 2020

It stop once it builds up steam. It actually doesn’t change the settings(time) that I selected. It just stops once it gets hot.

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