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West Bend 6-Quart Stainless Pressure Cooker

West Bend 6-Quart Stainless Pressure CookerPros; A 6 quart round non-stick pot.  Multifunctional with adjustable setting controls.  Pressure cooker has 7 built in safety features with a cool touch locking lid and pressure release switch.  1000 watts with a 1 year warranty.  Includes a wire cooking rack, measuring cup, spoon with holder and condensation drip cup.  Internal pot is removable and easy to wash.  Very quiet operation.  Product holds all the heat inside and does not heat up your kitchen.  Great addition for a high altitude kitchen.  It is a good value for the functions it provides.  Has a removable power cord for easy cleaning and storage.  The lid can be removed for easy cleaning.

Cons; The pot can be a little heavy for some users.  The instruction booklet can be a little confusing to some people.  This product can take up a bit of counter top space because of its larger size.

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 MaxiMatic EPC-808 Elite Platinum 8-Quart Pressure Cooker

maximatic elitePros; Enjoy a nutritious, fast and flavorful dinner made with this Digital Pressure Cooker.  This pressure cooker has 14 functions; Reheat, Brown Rice, White Rice, Wild Rice & Grains, Vegetables & Fish, Desserts, Potatoes, Pork & Ribs, Chicken, Beans, Stew, Beef, Soup, and Browning/Keep Warm.  A 24 hour delayed timer allows you to set the pressure cooker to start at a later time.  A removable 8 qt. non- stick interior pot makes easy cleaning and enough room to cook large meals.  It can be used for canning a few jars of vegetables from the garden.  Programmable pressurized cook times from 0-99 minutes with a beep to indicate that your food is finished cooking.

The keep warm feature can keep food war up to 12 hours after it is finished cooking.  A great recipe booklet is included with the manual.  The outside of the cooker is made with hard durable plastic that will not get scorching hot when it is cooking.

Cons; This pressure cooker is large and takes up space not suitable for small countertops.  The cooking display is a little small and hard to see.  It is only 12 psi which may require adjustments in cooking time.  A few customers have complained that the cooker does not seal properly and they had to contact the manufacturer for a replacement seal.

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 Secura 6-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

securaPros; A multifunction electric cooker that can replace your pressure cooker, slow cooker, food steamer, rice cooker, browning/sauté pan, soup maker.  Cook a tender roast in about 90 minutes or less.  This pressure cooker is energy efficient with safe cool-touch finish handles and lid.  An automatic keep warm feature keeps food warm after cooking time has finished.  A stainless steel dishwasher safe removable cooking pot.  A built-in computerized temperature and time-control system on a digital display.  Optional accessories can be purchased such as; a stainless steel steam basket and rack.  The package includes pressure cooker with stainless steel pot, measuring cup, and rice spoon and recipe booklet.  Set a delay timer for up to 24 hours.  Product is built to North American Electrical standards at 120V.  The interior bowl is durable with double ply stainless steel bottom and stainless steel walls.

Cons; Recipes may need to be adjusted because this cooker is only 10 psi not the recommended 15 psi.  The product has an overheat warning but does not have an automatic shut off when the product is overheating.  Exterior plastic is not very durable.  A few customers complained that the instruction manual is difficult to understand.  The stainless steel pot does not have a non-stick coating.

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 Instant Pot IP-DU060 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker

programmable pressure cookerPros; This is the top seller on Amazon and also tops this list as the best pressure cooker of 2015. This 7 in 1 pressure cooker with a stainless steel cooking pot and exterior, 6Qt/1000W.  Cook your meat, potatoes, corn and carrots all together.  With a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté/browning, yogurt maker, steamer & warmer this multi- function cooker can be used for a variety of different meals. You can actually brown your meats and cook onions in the same pot.  A large easy to read digital control panel has 14 built in smart programs, 3 temperatures for sauté and slow cooking.  Dual pressure and auto keep warm option.  You can delay cooking for up to 24 hours and set a cooking time for up to 120 minutes.  Energy efficient and UI/ULC certified with 10 safety devices.  Includes a manual with recipe booklet and cooking time table in English, Spanish, Chinese and French.

3- Ply bottom stainless steel cooking pot.  Reasonably priced for all the options it offers.  Instant pot generates very little noise.  The stainless steel exterior is finger print resistant, always looks sparkling clean.

Cons; 6 quarts is not suitable for large batches of broth or yogurt.  Tempered glass lid is not included you have to purchase this separately.  Only one customer complaint on the product stated they had a leaky valve on their product.

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