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Presto 01264 6-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker

by Presto
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6-Quart
  • Chicken, fish, meat, and vegetables cook to perfection fast. Helps tenderize economical cuts of meat. Strong heavy-gauge aluminum for quick, even heating.
  • Works on regular and smooth-top ranges. Pressure regulator maintains the proper cooking pressure automatically.
  • Cover lock indicator shows when there is pressure inside the cooker and prevents the cover from being opened until pressure is safely reduced.
  • Helper handle for ease of handling. Also includes a special rack for cooking several foods at once with no intermingling of flavors.
  • Extended 12-year limited warranty.
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Product Details

Size: 6-Quart
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 10.1 x 9.5 inches ; 5.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00006ISG3
  • Item model number: 307874
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (563 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,024 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: 6-Quart

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Pressure cookers have experienced renewed popularity over the last several years because cooks have rediscovered what some cooks (particularly grandmas) have known for a long time--they're really fast. And it's easy to cook healthfully with pressure cookers, since the food retains so much more of its nutrients and flavor. Presto's 6-quart aluminum pressure cooker is a multi-purpose pot that can stand in as a conventional soup pot as well as perform the kitchen magic that pressure cookers are famous for. Chicken Cacciatore cooks in 8 minutes! This durable, polished-aluminum pressure cooker is an economical addition to any well-rounded set of kitchen tools.

The heavy-duty lid locks down during cooking; an inner sealing ring keeps the steam in. In addition to a pop-up pressure indicator and a simple steam release mechanism, there is an overpressure plug that will let off steam if it builds up excessively. This pressure cooker is useful for weeknight dinners or for any meal that needs to come together quickly. An accompanying booklet contains more than 65 recipes, ranging from basic soup stocks to stews and pot roasts--even desserts like 5-minute custards! Tenderize lean cuts of beef or pork; or cook chicken, fish, or vegetables faster than you can in a microwave, and without losing moisture.

Nonabrasive cleansers are best for cleaning this polished aluminum pressure cooker, though occasional use of a fine metal polish will help the exterior keep its shine. The Presto 6-quart aluminum pressure cooker is fully immersible; in addition, the sealing ring should be removed after each use to allow cleaning of the inside rim of the lid. The vent pipe is simple to keep clean with a small brush or pipe cleaner, and both the air vent/cover lock and the overpressure plug are removable. The pressure cooker measures 9 inches in diameter (17 inches including handles) and 8-1/2 inches tall (including lid). Presto guarantees this pressure cooker with an extended 12-year warranty. A detailed instruction and recipe booklet is included; special safety issues that pertain to pressure cookers are clearly explained. --Garland Withers

Product Description

The smart choice for healthy, flavorful meals, fast and easy. Foods cook 3 to 10 times faster than ordinary cooking methods, saving time, energy, and money. Includes easy-to-follow instructions and delicious recipes. Chicken, fish, meat, vegetables, and even desserts cook to perfection fast. Helps tenderize economical cuts of meat. Strong, heavy-gauge aluminum for quick, even heating. Suitable for use on regular and smooth-top ranges. Pressure regulator maintains the proper cooking pressure automatically. Cover lock indicator shows if there is pressure inside the cooker. Special rack included for cooking several foods at once with no intermingling of flavors. Helper handle for ease of handling. Fully immersible and dishwasher safe with the sealing ring and over-pressure plug removed. Extended 12-year limited warranty.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Works great, easy to use.
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This was bought for a gift because my sister liked my old one so much!
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Saves the time of cooking.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

156 of 159 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 2002
Size Name: 8-Quart
I bought this pressure-cooker three years ago on the recommendation of another person who has used hers for ten years. This pot cooks tomato sauce that tastes as if it were cooked on the stovetop all day, and makes stews in a third of the time. I LOVE this appliance for homey winter comfort foods! It's not scary to use and very easy to clean up. I also recommend buying Lorna Sass's pressure-cooking books for really tasty recipes that are easy to prepare.
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81 of 83 people found the following review helpful By KN Balasubramanian on August 3, 2005
Size Name: 6-Quart Verified Purchase
I have been using this cooker for over a year now, my recent purchase being a second and repeat purchase. It is actually a no-problem cooker and requires no attention at all. Except the lower handle, whose screw could become lose after few months and keeps demanding some action with the screw driver, the cooker is virtually trouble free. For the money I paid, it is a great purchase. As you would see, I have bought a second one.
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82 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Randall Black on September 15, 2007
Size Name: 8-Quart Verified Purchase
Does not can quart jars, only pints. This model allowed me to try out canning at a low entry cost. Have successfully canned cabbage and sausage, tomato sauce, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and apple butter in this interesting device. Also have cooked whole chickens and other foods. Canning meats requires an hour under pressure, and the Presto takes it all in stride. Being a pressure cooker/canning novice, it was a little unnerving getting it hot enough to get that top valve rocking. Apparently idiot proof, the cooker does not blow up, is easy to use and clean. Just turn down the burner to medium once the valve starts rocking. The aluminum does discolor inside during some pressure cooking and canning, although putting a little vinegar in the water keeps this to a minimum. I have found that five pints is perfectly adequate for canning projects so far. For example, six pounds of homegrown apples turned into 5.5 pints of apple butter. And it's not like you can't load it up again. At first I didn't tighten lids enough -- the canning jars boiled over a little. Finger tight means just that and the glass can handle it. You can can with an eight quart Presto!
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By jewels1900 on September 24, 2008
Size Name: 8-Quart Verified Purchase
I absolutely love how food turns out in the pressure cooker. I made the best pot roast I have ever had in my life in this cooker. The only drawback is that aluminum leaves a bad aftertaste in acidy foods such as tomato sauces. If I had realized this before, I would have paid the extra money to get the stainless steel one.
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104 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Sondra G. Oravetz on March 7, 2012
Size Name: 8-Quart Verified Purchase
Okay, I don't want to rain on anyone's parade here who love this pressure cooker but I just can't help myself from commenting on the good and not so good features of this cooker. I will preface my comments with the fact that I have owned many pressure cookers over the course of my lifetime. I currently own a large Fagor, a 15.5 qt All American cooker and my favorite a Kuhn Rikon 3916 Duromatic Top Pressure Cooker, 5-Quart.

Good Points

1. Good entry level cooker if you have never used a pressure cooker.
2. Easy and straight forward to use.
3. Good size for most household cooking tasks.

Negative Points:

1. Not easy to clean requiring more scrubbing that one might think to get off stuck on food in the bottom.

2. Can not put in dishwasher (yes, I knew that when I bought it) so not a really big problem for me but maybe for others.

3. Funky bottom on the inside. A recessed area inside the bottom of the pan - you think that makes it easier to pre-fry meat? No! Called the mfg. to ask why they would do this and they told me it was a way to create the thicker area for heat distribution and it is the size of most burners. They didn't mention that this was cheaper for them to make, using less material but they also don't care if you happen to have a stove with a bit higher btu's than the "standard burner." This thick area on the bottom protrudes on the bottom outside and it is recessed on the inside, something they fail to tell the unaware buyer!

4. Things stick while trying to fry and stick when even cooked with water during the pressure cooking process. Now I'm aware this is aluminum but I have never had that problem with my aluminum All American so did not figure it would be a problem when I purchased.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By foodie on December 8, 2007
Size Name: 6-Quart
This is a decent pressure cooker for a decent price. It does have a few short comings especially if you are from India and want to cook rice and dal on a regular basis. The cooker does not whistle like one expects from cookers sold in India, if you can overlook the whistles as an indicator of doneness this cooker will serve you well.

over all, we are satisfied with the cooker and have started tracking time instead of trying to rely on whistles.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By William G. Miller on April 21, 2005
Size Name: 8-Quart Verified Purchase
I purchased a bunch of canning gear and as a result was entitled to an additional promotional claim, so I threw this pressure cooker in with it. What a great deal. I was impressed with the solid construction of this cooker, easy to use, nice features. Presto makes a newer one without the handle, but personally I think the handle is far more useful, especially for browning meat prior to pressure cooking, and the new one is priced at twice this one. I just made a batch of rice pudding in this thing, works great. I am looking forward to long years of service with this thing.
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