|Product Type: Stove top pressure cooker||Shape: Round|
|Finish: Stainless Steel||Hardware Finish: Stainless Steel|
|Primary Material: Metal||Additional Materials: Plastic|
|Hardware Material: Stainless steel||Number of Items Included: 3|
|Pieces Included: Pressure cooker with pressure lid, steamer basket, trivet||Water Resistant: Yes|
|Scratch Resistant: Yes||Rust Resistant: Yes|
|Chip Resistant: Yes||Tarnish Resistant: Yes|
|Odor Resistant: Yes||Handles Included: Yes|
|Lid Included: Yes||Steaming Basket Included: Yes|
|Temperature Probe Included: No||Gradations: Yes|
|Auto Shut-Off: No||Locking: Yes|
|Non-Stick: No||Portable: Yes|
|Removable Interior: No||Warming Setting: No|
|Operation Type: Manual||Number of Settings: 3|
|Dishwasher Safe: No||Refrigerator Safe: Yes|
|Stove Safe: Yes||Outdoor Use: Yes|
|Product Care: Pressure lid must be hand washed. Base may be hand washed or placed in dishwasher.||Country of Manufacture: China|
|Capacity (10 Quart Size): 10 Quarts||Capacity (4 Quart Size): 4 Quarts|
|Capacity (6 Quart Size): 6 Quarts||Capacity (8 Quart Size): 8 Quarts|
|Rice Capacity (10 Quart Size): 43 Cups||Rice Capacity (4 Quart Size): 16 Cups|
|Rice Capacity (6 Quart Size): 24 Cups||Rice Capacity (8 Quart Size): 32 Cups|
|Assembly Required: No||Installation Required: No|
|Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 10 years|
|BPA Free: Yes||cUL Listed: Yes|
|UL Listed: Yes|
The Fagor Pressure Cooker
ZARA from SAINT PETERSBURG, FL – Verified Buyer
Fagor in Spain is like General Dynamics in the US - a huge industrial conglomerate. Their "Commercial" (and similar "Splendid") model pressure cooker has a substantial heft to it and seems ready to withstand the rigors of the kitchen. An aluminum heat dispersion disc, completely encapsulated in stainless steel, is bonded to the bottom of the thick-walled stainless steel pot. The stainless steel lid is similarly substantial, and is polished to a mirror finish. The handles seen sturdy enough, although they are plastic and subject to damage. An order form for replacement parts is provided in the box and parts are available over the Internet ([...] An instruction booklet is incluye, imperfectly translated from the Spanish. An 80-page recipe book is also included, with full color photographs of fabulous dishes, several of which cannot be prepared in the cooker(!). The regulator control dial on this unit has three positions: Pressurized (15 psi), open, and remove valve. The lid has a safety interlock that prevents it from being opened while the pot is pressurized, and a small plastic rod pops up to indicate the interlock is active. (One reviewer suggested this rod indicates the pot has reached 15 psi, but this is not so; you know the pot has reached 15 psi when steam starts to escape from the regulator valve.) Another safety feature is a slot in the lid that allows part of the gasket to blow out if the pot has been over-filled. I was attracted to this model pressure cooker because it seemed to represent an attractive price-performance point. My experience has confirmed that. The value of a second, low pressure setting is arguable for all but the most dedicated pressure cooker users, and fancy features like a pressure gauge seem minimally useful. If I were to buy another pressure cooker, I would likely select this model again, albeit in an 8-qt version to compliment the 4-qt size that seemed the best size for this bachelor cook. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse | Permalink
Patricia from Wichita, KS – Verified Buyer
I have been using a pressure cooker for at least 25 years. I am quite happy with the safety features on this unit. I also like the size. I use it for everything from chicken to veggies to beans. I have a very old Cuisinart stovetop model and a DUO seven in one electric pressure cooker. Yes, this is my third pressure cooker and I use them all. Truthfully, I bought this as a replacement for my other stove top model because one of the one of these days the seal is going to give out and replacements are no longer available. I highly recommend always buying at least one spare seal for any pressure cooker. I have read a couple reviews stating that the handle is broken off. So far, I've had no problems. I recommend this.
If youre looking for a great pressure cooker, this is it!
Edward from United States – Verified Buyer
I bought this pressure cooker after taking an EdX course in molecular cooking. The benefits of faster cooking, moisture retention and ability to brown without drying things out all combine for exceptionally flavorful food. The pot itself is very heavy gauge with a well designed lid and seal system. The built in safety prevents opening the pot when under pressure. It has two pressure settings basically at one half and one full atmosphere (around 7.5 and 15 psi, respectively). At the higher pressure, water boils at about 250 degrees F. The size (8 quarts) is large but necessary if you are making soups or stocks. I think the size is ideal for a very broad range of cooking needs.
Great cooker, love it!
Heidi, banjo picker and cook from Manasquan, NJ – Verified Buyer
I work forty hours a week, and want to prepare great food in less time. I've been thinking about a pressure cooker for quite a while, and thought it would be a great addition to the tools in my kitchen. I have been thrilled with this pressure cooker so far. I did a test run with just water, which was very helpful in learning to operate it. It's very easy, and not scary at all! So far I have made sauerbraten, sweet & sour cabbage, and baked beans. Previously my beans took 5 1/2 hours cooking time. With the pressure cooker, a mere 55 minutes! That's a winner for me right there. I got the 8 quart size because I wanted to cook everything from a couple of servings of vegetables to a large piece of beef. I like the fact that I can brown the meat in the pressure cooker, and then cook in the same pan. Some recipes say you don't have to brown the meat first, but it's so much better when you do! And no extra pan to clean, which my dishwashing husband appreciates immensely. Now, you WILL have prep time for your foods, and you need to have all the right ingredients on hand, of course. But you need that with any meal you are preparing. For example, it took me about 15 minutes to prep all of the ingredients for the sweet & sour cabbage, but only four minutes to cook it. You will not be disappointed with the performance of this pressure cooker. It will streamline your meal preparation, and is a great addition to your kitchen. Prior to buying it I purchased a pressure cooker cook book, and that's been invaluable in helping me to learn the best wasy to use a pressure cooker. I'm looking forward to using it every week, and tonight I'm planning to bake a cheesecake in it!
Good price and nice cooker
Margaret Pearson Pinkham from Sebastopol, CA – Verified Buyer
I've been cooking with my new pressure cooker (daily) for about a week now. This is the first one I have owned, and I am really loving what it can do. I think it's a nice size--not too big and not too small for our 3-person family. I would have given it 5 stars if the quick-release steam vented up instead of to the side. I am a vegan and am loving learning to cook beans quickly and just made tomato sauce today. I recommend Jill Nussinow's "The New Fast Food Pressure Cooking Cookbook" for anyone new to pressure cooking.
Judy from Kenora, ON – Verified Buyer
This pressure cooker works lke a charm. Easy to operate and excellent instructions. Wonderful rusults and much time saved. Would recommend this product
Great price, gets the job done!
Erin from Boulder, CO – Verified Buyer
I'm still learning how to use it, but I've successfully made rice, pulled chicken, and bone broth. May have overdone the lentils but probably read the instructions incorrectly. The size is great and quality is fantastic. Definitely recommend.
Larry Sovinsky from castro valley, ca
Beyond fantastic! I wanted to get the best value for the dollar and this product fills that goal plus the variety of meals you can make are great! A MUST BUY for ALL.
David from Cockeysville, MD – Verified Buyer
Excellent quality and easy to use. It has expanded my culinary universe.
Great Pressure cooker.
Adam from Smithtown, NY – Verified Buyer
I bought for my daughter in law. She loves it! Pros: Great pressure cooker! Can make so many recipes! Cons: None.