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Hawkins Stainless Steel 3.0 Litre Pressure Cooker

by Hawkins
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3 Litre
  • Shielded safety valve
  • Long lasting gasket
  • New improved projection welded handle bracket
  • Pressure locked safety lid
  • Cookbook included
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Size: 3 Litre
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 10 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002MPQH8U
  • Item model number: B60
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,713 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: 3 Litre

This is a stainless steel 3.0 litre pressure cooker with a whistling pressure cooker


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Customer Reviews

It is shiny and easy to clean.
Sheila M Chapatwala
I use this pressure cooker and it is the best I ever have.
Mei-Ling Luo
The cooker is great size for a family of 4.
Tarun Kalra

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 22, 2007
Size Name: 5 Litre
Indian cooking becomes ridiculously easy with a pressure cooker - especially if you are planning on cooking lentils or beans. Not only do you save time, you also retain nutrients which can otherwise be destroyed when exposed to high heat for long periods of time.

Safety is virtually guaranteed with Hawkins' foolproof design - if the lid is not closed properly, the cooker just won't attain full pressure and so won't become dangerous; if there is even a little pressure remaining, the lid just won't be forced open. And if - this happened to me once - you put in too little water by mistake and the cooker boils dry, you are still okay thanks to a safety valve ingeniously placed just under the bar on the lid - so that when it opens up, the heat gets deflected away from you.

I have only used aluminum cookers, but the stainless steel ones are great too - if a little more expensive. Worth it if you want to avoid stains that can sometimes be a problem with aluminum cookers. I have three cookers in 2, 3.5 and 4.5 litre sizes. 2L is ideal if you're living alone and the 3.5 is just right for a two person family. I use the 4.5 when I cook for guests. I will still buy the 5L because it really is the most convenient size for an average family.

My only grouse with buying these cookers online is that you don't get accessories or replacement parts as easily as you can in Indian stores. After I blew out the safety valve in my 2L, I'm waiting for my next trip to India to get the lid fixed. Also, the 5L (and above) sizes become much more useful when you can use them with accessories like inserts - for multilevel cooking inside the cooker (cook two dishes in one go) and steamers - (for rice cakes etc.)

Bottom line - if you are planning on cooking Indian dishes, invest in a pressure cooker. Its versatile enough to cook pulses, vegetables and meats and will last you a lifetime!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J P on July 22, 2012
Size Name: 2 Litre Verified Purchase
I got this little Hawkins (the 2 liter model, stainless steel) from Kitchen Deals for You, and I'm sitting here right now eating 17-bean soup from Trader Joe's that this kicked out in 25 minutes. The design is so great. Having the lid fit inside the top lip of the pot eliminates all the drama of screw-type-closing lids. And though this should probably fall under the genre of "jiggle-top" cookers, it really is jiggle-top bumped up a notch by some neat engineering. The metal band surrounding the base of the weight on this cooker also serves as a stop, allowing the weight to rise and vent like a steam whistle blowing at the end of the work day. Like any jiggle-top, this one will occasionally foam as steam comes out the top. That's normal and depends on what you're cooking. Same thing happens with Prestos. I've used pressure cookers for 25 years, and this little Hawkins is a superior cooker at a great price. No wonder it is so popular in India. Good food, easy clean up (it's no bigger than a saucepan), and the natural pressure relase is longer than any jiggle-top cooker I've owned previously. Two cook notes that you won't find in the cookbook or instructions but which are on the Hawkins Web site--the bar at the top of the cooker is supposed to move--it's not loose--it's by design and allows you to seat the lid while also locking the lid in place. And to keep the stainless steel looking shiny and sharp, you may also want to try the lemon soak they recommend. A neat pressure cooker.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chicago Guy on April 15, 2012
Size Name: 4 Litre Verified Purchase
This is a good pressure cooker. Stainless steel, good design, beautiful cook book and attention to parts. I've been using pressure cookers for 30 years. It started with Macrobiotics and oooking rice and soy bean. You need a pressure cooker for that. It is efficient. You can cook a whole chicken in 50 min. A bachelors delight. It is the best way to cook fish. Ok I like this cooing process.

This is a modern way of cooking but it comes with the price of replacing parts as needed: escape valves, gaskets, pressure caps, etc. It is not just a pot with a lid. If the company goes out of business your cooker is just a boat anchor if you cant get needed parts. The book that comes with this cooker lists the parts for the various model sizes. I bought a 8 liter and a 5 liter. the two use different gaskets and other parts. I was looking at buying a 3 liter but it uses different parts yet. I don't know if I want to have 10 years of parts for each of the 3 models. i'm thinking about it. but do think in terms of getting a supply of parts. Maybe 5-10 gaskets, replacement handles, and escape valves. The lids on both of my models are different. there is some efficiency in being able to interchange lids. I'd get a 4 liter first and look at the parts that all the different sizes use. Aeternum stopped making the best oooker in the world. Emal cookers are gone. ZEB i can't find. I have parts for all. but this is a new vibrant company, for me, that I will cheer for.

if you buy one it wont last for ever. if you buy more than one they will last longer. There are many sizes that are appropriate for different purposes. Bigger meals, individual fast cooks, etc. Maybe you will want to get more than one.

1 more thing. What do the parts cost.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Frank C. Zimmerman on September 4, 2012
Size Name: 2 Litre Verified Purchase
I'm fairly new to Pressure Cooking, but enjoying it immensely for the speed, low energy consumption, and thoroughness of cooking. I'm a vegetarian, so it is very useful for cooking beans especially, although I've used it for grains as well.

My first pressure cooker, also purchased from Amazon, was a Presto 6 Quart, which I'm very pleased with. It had a rocker-type top that swayed back and forth as the food cooked, giving off a regular hissing rhythm.

However, as a single person, a 6 quart cooker was sometimes overkill, so I thought I would also purchase a smaller pot for single meals. I picked this Hawkins model because I wanted stainless steel.

I'm impressed with the design. The slip-in top lid makes it impossible to accidentally remove while there is still pressure in the pot. The safety release valve is under the handle bar, so anything escaping from there will not shoot into the air. The curved rim around the pot keeps food in when you are cooking without the lid. So all-in-all, full marks on the design.

What threw me when I first tried it, was that I was expecting it to act like the Presto. I knew nothing about "whistling" pressure cookers, nor did the manual explain it. So I put my first meal in the pot, brought the temperature up, and then suddenly the little weight shot up and steam came blasting out in four directions for about 5 seconds! My first thought was that the heat was too high, so I promptly lowered it. This did not help though, as it repeated the process some minutes later. I expected the weight to rock back and forth like the Presto, but it didn't do too much of that. Every time the steam blasted out, I thought, "oh great...there goes my pressure, now how much longer will it have to cook over the original time?!
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