I tried both. I actually bought the cuisinart first but found the quality not so good. I ordered the fager and my DH likes it much better. The cleanup is a lot easier (the lid is easier to clean and the gasket to reinstall) and it browns meat before cooking. Another great feature is being able to cook in it. If things seems like they are not cooking you can just use brown and it cooks as if it were a pot on the stove. Love the fager!!!
I have been using my Fagor Electric Pressure Multi Cooker for over 4 years on average 3 times a week and it has performed flawlessly. I just replaced the Silicone Gasket and the Aluminum bowl which has gotten scratched buy using metal utensils but I have to say, this is the best electric pressure cooker available today. checked out the Cuisinart and it is poorly constructed. Cooks Illustrated uses this model Fagor as their benchmark electric Pressure Cooker (See the Jan-Feb 2014 Cooks Illustrated Magazine just hitting the newstands now) in their test kitchen lab outside of Boston.