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Old 04-30-2016, 03:26 PM   #1
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Pressure cookers - advice/feedback, please

I am thinking of buying this one but would like opinions of folks who know more than I do. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rodtag50344-20

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Old 04-30-2016, 03:37 PM   #2
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I know that GG (GotGarlic) has a new combo cooker she really loves. I'm sure she'll be along soon to fill you in on it.
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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Hi! I was just searching for the thread where I talked about it. I just bought a new cookbook for it. It's working great so far - except I wasn't impressed with the risotto. But other things have come out well. I especially like the pressure cooker recipes from Serious Eats.

Instant Pot pressure cooker, etc.
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I have no experience with electric pressure cookers so I can't advise you with your choice. I've always had the stovetop variety.

After my trusty Revere one of over 40 years service bit the dust, I bought this Kuhn Rikon set. Love, love, love it, especially since I have the option to use the smaller pan when I'm not pressure cooking a huge quantity. The smaller vessel is perfect for the two of us.

I paid nothing near what this set shows on Amazon. I bought the set quite a few years ago directly from Kuhn Rikon when they offered a special "deal" that also included free shipping. I've never been sorry.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:24 PM   #5
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Here's ATK's review:



I just bought their best buy at Macy's - $83 through tomorrow. I had an issue with the first meal I cooked with the Fagor, but afterwards realized it was operator error. I didn't have the lid on all the way. If it's just a tiny bit short, it won't lock. I didn't realize that the latch didn't go in all the way. I'll know better next time.


I have a gas stove, which makes the stovetop PC more appealing (instant on / off).
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:26 PM   #6
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Thanks, Garlic. It's obviously better than the one I was looking at. The 5 qt one is only $98. I like to go small because I only cook for myself and never ever cook for more than two.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:31 PM   #7
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Preview this book and read what she has to say about pressure cookers:

http://www.amazon.com/Fast-Easy-Pres...sap_bc?ie=UTF8
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:37 PM   #8
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I just bought their best buy at Macy's - $83 through tomorrow. I had an issue with the first meal I cooked with the Fagor, but afterwards realized it was operator error. I didn't have the lid on all the way. If it's just a tiny bit short, it won't lock. I didn't realize that the latch didn't go in all the way. I'll know better next time.


I have a gas stove, which makes the stovetop PC more appealing (instant on / off).
Oh my. I have to re-think. I don't necessarily want a huge bunch of functions. I mostly want something basic that does one thing well. Her first choice, the heavier one, is out of my price range. I can handle her second choice. I like that she told me why larger is better than smaller when it comes to pressure cookers. I also like that you do it on the stove top rather than it being electric. Less stuff to break.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:00 PM   #9
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Macy's has the Fagor 6 qt. Duo (the size Beth Hensperger recommends) for $75 through tomorrow. It's the best price I've seen.
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Instapot rocks!
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