If there is one kitchen tool that helps you manage meals in a fraction of the time in conventional cooking, what would that be? Yes, pressure cooker! It is so quick and convenient, plus you can make healthy food from broth to oatmeal. Pressure cooking preserves flavors and nutrients, and even tenderizes lean cuts of meat. Sounds too good to be true?
We have compiled a list of the best pressure cookers on the market. It can save you tons of time for researching and scrolling down the web pages. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced cook, you would not go wrong with any of these!
1. Ninja Foodi Delux Pressure Cooker
A lot of pressure cookers on the market have the same pre-set programs. Ninja Foodi Delux is different. It’s the deluxe pressure cooker that crisps! Imagine meat and vegetables locked in juices, then finished with a crisp to create TenderCrisp meals. Would you be willing to pay extra dollars to upgrade your foodie experience?
We also like the convenience of defrosting and cooking meat at the same time in as little as 20 minutes. The air fryer mode can make guilt-free fried food with up to 75% less fat than traditional frying methods. What a sweet deal – healthy frying food!
– True all-in-one cooking appliance
– Non-removable air-fryer lid
2. Instant Pot Duo Nova Electric Pressure Cooker
This model has a sophisticated microprocessor that monitors and adjusts pressure, temperature, time, and heat. No more guess work. The other cool safety feature is the new Easy Seal lid, which gives you peace of mind knowing the seals will be securely and automatically sealed.
You will also appreciate the BONUS sealing ring. Because with time and normal wear and tear, the ring will wear off and it can be quite expensive depending on the model. Many Instant pot owners claim it’s their best investment in the kitchen!
– Life-changing experience
– Some customer service issues
3. Breville Electric Pressure Cooker
The big and bright color-changing LCD screen gives this piece a unique and elegant look. It tells you when the cooker is pressurizing, cooking, or releasing steam. The dual sensors at the top and bottom give a more accurate temperature monitoring and pressure control.
We also like the fact you can remove the dish-washer safe lid. The lid can often times get messy and smelly. This is a huge benefit if you are concerned about cleaning the lid. The cord is detachable too for easy storage.
– Dishwasher safe removable lid
– Some customers complain it retains odor (but every pressure cooker does)
4. Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Air Fryer
If you love the idea of Ninja Foodi Deluxe but want a more affordable alternative, this could be the one. Instant Pot is a well-known brand and many people rave about it. It comes with so many accessories to help you make the most out of it.
The innovative Even Crisp Technology makes tender and juicy meals with a crisp and golden finish. It will surely take your Instant Pot experience to the next level!
– Space-saving design
– Some customer service issue
5. All-Clad Electric Pressure Cooker
The ease of use and fancy design make it a top-of-the-line product! We love the modern and beautiful look of this pressure cooker, along with the safety features including an automatic steam release to minimize the risk of burns. You also have the option to manually release pressure or you can let it depressurize naturally during the cooling process. The lid locks just by pushing down the handle.
If you ever own an All-clad product, you know they build solid products. This one is no exception. Although it cost more in the beginning, many owners say it’s a good investment in the long term.
– Smart timer feature
– More expensive than other brands
6. T-fal Stove-top Pressure Cooker
This heavy-duty stainless steel pressure cooker works well on your stovetops and cooks evenly. To be able to use it on the stovetop can give you a lot of freedom and versatility. You can control the time and temperature based on your recipes.
People have concerns about safety over this type of pressure cooker. But T-fal makes it very safe to use with the safety features including the one-touch positive locking system. To be able to use it on the stovetop can gives you a lot of freedom and versatility
– Comes with an extra steaming basket
– Not the best warranty
7. Presto Stove-top Pressure Cooker
If you are just starting out or want to buy a budget-friendly stove-top pressure cooker, this one is for you! A good price with great performance! It has also improved from older versions – the seal doesn’t leak and the lid locks in place with virtually no effort.
It’s very safe to use. When the lid is rotated into place there is an obvious click, providing assurance that it is properly sealed. As the pressure builds the safety plug pops up. Fully developed pressure is evident by tapping the pressure cap. This is a well-designed and perfectly executed product.
– Cover lock indicator safety feature
– The inside of the pot may get stained