The Presto 01362 6-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker (See Today’s Price) cooks chicken, fish, meat and vegetables perfectly every time. The cooking rack allows flavours to remain separate even when cooking with different foods. Even the economical cuts of meat come out perfectly succulent, tender and full of flavour saving you money in every way possible.
That’s not to mention how safe you’ll be as the Presto 01362 automatically maintains the proper cooking pressure with a pressure regulator that constantly gives you the necessary audible signals so that you know exactly when your dinner is done. The cover lock indicator is vital for safety and will prevent the cover being opened until the pressure has been reduced to a safe point.
The dual 64 page instruction and recipe book included is an added benefit. As is the fact that the Presto 01362 works on all three range types: gas, electric (smooth-top) and induction, making it suitable for every home.
The helper handle makes carrying the Presto 01362 around both that much easier, and safer; easier to carry around your food with a level hand so that there is no sudden uneven distribution of flavour after the food has finished cooking and easier for those who find it more difficult to carry heavy items.
Aside from being dishwasher safe, the pressure cooker itself is made from quality Stainless Steel which gives it a pristine appearance while still being easy to clean. Not to mention the tri-base which sandwiches Aluminium between two layers of Stainless Steel to ensure the highest quality heat conduction, saving time (the Presto 01362 allows your food to be cooked 3-10 times faster than other cooking methods), energy and money by providing an even heat distribution throughout the cooker, and therefore the meal.
If you’re still wary about the pressure cooker for whatever reason, Presto also offers an extended 12 year warranty showing just how much they trust it.
When using the Presto 01362 myself, one of the things I found to be most helpful was the dual 64 page instruction and recipe book as, not only does it give some delicious recipes for dishes I never would have otherwise tried (I’d personally never heard of Porcupine Meatballs) but it also gives a “Timetable” for each individual food type (Poultry, Fish, Meat, Vegetables and even Custard) which allows you to customise the dishes; you fancy some Brussel Sprouts or the earthy taste of parsnips? Not a problem, that little booklet has it all.
My first experience with the Presto pressure cooker shocked me slightly (Why is it rocking?) but I soon found out that it was normal and in fact, that was the time that I was supposed to begin timing the cooking from.
When using your Presto pressure cooker it also pays to be mindful of vigorous rocking (turn the heat down) and leaving it unattended on a high setting or for a long period of time, although you can’t leave it for too long as the cooking time is so short, that’s the beauty of Presto’s 6-Quart pressure cooker. Even with larger meals, such as cooking a turkey breast, it only takes 35 minutes.
When you begin to smell those oh-so-inviting aromas, remember to remove the pressure regulator before opening the cover, every time. The degree to which your dish should cool in the pressure cooker is also laid out for you in the booklet. And if you think that the lid is stuck, don’t worry the pressure cooker creates an airtight vacuum. Simply place the palm of your hand opposite the cover handle and slide the cover handle back into the closed position before trying again. Your tapioca pudding will be worth the wait.
Just two things to note: When the Presto 01362 pressure cooker first comes, you will need to have a Phillips Screwdriver on hand to assemble the handles, it’s no problem, mine was assembled within minutes. Also, the booklet will stress this, but just in case you’ve missed it – always keep the vent pipe clear, this can be tested by shining a light through it.
I certainly love my Presto 01362, I use it every day and, thanks to Presto’s 12 year guarantee, I’m guaranteed to have it for a long time to come.
Reflecting back on all of the meals made in my Presto 01362, I am so glad to be able to make use of all of the modern features, such as the cover lock indicator, and the fact that it is dishwasher safe (which means that I no longer have to spend hours cleaning up), I can still make excellent, great-tasting food in an astounding time-span with none of the awkwardness and risk of scalding that I used to get when helping my own parents with their meals.
I even recommended it to my neighbor who took my advice and hasn’t regretted purchasing the Presto 01362 6-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker once.