This model of the Presto Electric Pressure Cooker offers lots of features at a very reasonable price. No, it can’t make yogurt, and it has fewer bells and whistles than the leading brand, but plenty of owners say it meets their needs and are quite happy with it. Read more…
Pressure Cookers (Electric)
Pressure Cooker Reviews and Comparison Charts
- Presto Electric Pressure Cooker Review
- What is the Best Electric Pressure Cooker?
- Elite Platinum Pressure Cooker Review
- Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker Review
- Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Review
- Power Pressure Cooker XL Review
- Electric Pressure Cooker Comparison Chart
Pressure Cooker Information, Tips, and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Below is the Expanded List (Same List as Above, With Excerpts Added)
Hands down, the best electric pressure cooker on the market today is the Instant Pot IP-DUO60. It out sells every one of its competitors, has an extremely high average rating from thousands of owners, and has an online community of enthusiastic users who can help you with most any question (not to mention recipe ideas!).
This is 6 quart model with a stainless steel cooking pot, 14 built-in “smart” programs, and 10 separate mechanisms designed to ensure safe operation. For all the details you can read our comprehensive Instant Pot Review, but in this article we’ll take a look at how it stacks up to its competitors. Read review…
The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is the best selling, highest rated model on the market, and that is for lots of very good reasons. However, since writing the original review, I have learned of one issue that you’ll definitely want to know about before you buy.
In my opinion this is definitely not a deal breaker. Still, it’s one of those things that most of us would much prefer knowing before we buy. Read more…
All pressure cookers are not created equal.
In fact, all electric pressure cookers aren’t created equal either!
Whether you’re a rank beginner or have lots of experience cooking with pressure on the stove top, the very first thing you’ll need to do is carefully read the instruction manual that came with your new appliance. Each model is different, and those directions not only tell you how to cook safely but also how to get the best results.
Once you know the basics, the adventure begins. Some owner manuals include a few recipes and time charts to get you started, but to get the most use and enjoyment out of your cooker you may also want to check out these cookbooks and free resources. Read more…
4.4 Reviewed by SusanRating:
The Elite Platinum Pressure Cooker is a good choice for beginners who want to get up and running quickly, and its extra large size appeals to those with larger families.
This is an 8-quart electric pressure cooker with a non-stick inner pot. A stainless steel pot can be purchased separately but makes your total cost much higher. Most important to know up front is that while it’s very easy to operate, the trade-off for that simplicity is a lack of certain features. This model does not work like a slow cooker, and it does not allow you to have complete control over the cooking temperature and pressure. Whether this is the best choice for you depends on how you plan to use it. Below is an explanation of what you will – and won’t – get so you can decide if you think you’ll be happy with this model. Read review…
4.2 Reviewed by SusanRating:
The Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker is a top selling model for those who do not want a unit with a stainless steel inner cooking pot. It lacks some features of fancier models, but that also makes it easier to learn how to operate it, especially for anyone new to pressure cooking.
This model is a 1000 Watt, 6 Quart capacity electric pressure cooker with a brushed stainless exterior and a non-stick coated interior cooking pot. It has a simple, push-button control panel with a digital display and seven built-in safety features. While the majority of feedback is positive, there are also a good number of complaints you should know about before you buy. Read review…
4.7 Reviewed by SusanRating:
The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker is a number one bestseller because it produces excellent results as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer and more. The only thing it lacks is a good instruction book, but you’ll find an abundance of help all over the web, including some Facebook groups with thousands of very active members.
This multi-function pressure cooker has a 6 quart stainless steel cooking pot and 14 built-in smart programs. It is UL certified and is designed with 10 different safety mechanisms for your protection. The Instant Pot does have a learning curve, but close to 4,000 satisfied owners will tell you it’s worth it for all the versatility you get in return. Read review…
3.7 Reviewed by SusanRating:
Every month, more people search for reviews on the Power Pressure Cooker XL than any other brand. Is it really that great, or did it just gain all that interest from being on TV? In fact it has some very satisfied owners, but before you buy be sure you read About the Warranty below.
This model is a 6 quart pressure cooker with a number of pre-set modes and a removable cooking pot that is non-stick coated. It has a “Canning/Preserving” mode and even includes a canning guide, but see the section About Food Safety in this review to understand why you probably don’t want to use this or any other multi-cooker for canning. Read review…
The chart below is provided as a quick reference for you to compare electric pressure cookers and includes all the current top sellers. Detailed reviews of each are in the works, but here’s a quick overview: All the pressure cookers in this chart are electric and have removable inner cooking pots. Prices range from about $90 up to just under $200. The main differences are in the cooking capacity, material type of the inner pot, and the accessories that are either included or available for purchase separately. See chart…