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Nesco American Harvest PC-6-25-30TPR 6-Quart Multifunction Digital Pressure Cooker
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- 6-quart capacity
- LED display and soft touch buttons
- Programmable with presets
- Delayed start up to 8 hours
- Cool-touch lid and handles
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Nesco by The Metal Ware Corporation
The Metal Ware Corporation also has a long standing tradition of manufacturing quality electric cooking appliances that stretches back to 1920. The firm was founded by the founder of nearby Mirro Aluminum, the largest manufacturer of aluminum cookware in the world. Metal Ware was purchased in 1931 by the family of the current owners, and several second- and third-generation family members oversee today's manufacturing operations in three modern plants along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin.
Nesco Multi-Cooker/Pressure Cooker
This Nesco Multi-Cooker/Pressure Cooker has everything you need to make delicious meals fast. And they'll taste like they were slow cooked. It can pressure cook, slow cook, brown, steam and warm – all in one convenient appliance. It's ideal for making healthy meals; delicious homemade soups, stews and chili. Fish, chicken, and vegetables cook to perfection in just minutes. Pressure cooking preserves flavors and nutrients and speed cooks inexpensive cuts of meat into great tasting meals. Stainless Steel body and lid makes for an attractive, durable appliance.
A state-of-art digital control panel that gives you complete cooking control. With the control panel, you can set precise cooking times, cooking method and cooking pressure. For convenience, the Cooker can also be programmed to delay the start of cooking. Also features a WARM setting that can be used to keep cooked foods warm or reheat foods. Presets automatically switch to keep warm mode after the time expires.
Cuts cooking time by up to 70-percent and performs several functions: speed cooking, browning, slow cooking, rice cooking and steaming. Self-locking lid with automatic pressure release valve and stay-cool handles prevent burns.
Hints and Tips
To ensure best cooking performance when pressure cooking, always make sure the recipe calls for at least 1 cup (8 oz.) of water or other liquid so enough steam can be generated to create pressure.
When using HIGH or LOW pressure settings, timer will not start counting down until sufficient steam pressure is generated.
When pressure cooking, if you are not sure how much cooking time is necessary, it is better to under cook. Then use quick release method, remove lid and check for doneness.
Never fill removable cooking pot more than half full with food or 2/3 full with liquid. The NESCO Quick Cooker must have enough liquid to create steam or food will not cook properly.
If the cooker and other appliance(s) are plugged into same electrical outlet, an electrical overload may occur, causing the circuit breaker to open. Make sure the cooker is plugged into a separate 120 volt electrical outlet.
Tougher, less expensive cuts of meats are better suited for your NESCO Quick Cooker because steam pressure helps break down tough fibers in meat making it more tender and palatable.
Fresh fruit should be cooked under low pressure.
When pressure cooking beans, add a teaspoon of oil to water to reduce amount of foaming.
Any liquid such as oils, oil-based marinades and dressings should not be used in NESCO Quick Cooker.
Liquids that contain water can be used when pressure cooking. These include wine, beer, stocks, tomato and other vegetable and fruit juices. Wine must be mixed with an equivalent amount of water because it evaporates quickly during cooking.
Note: The boiling point of water decreases as altitude increases, and this changes your cooker's performance. When pressure cooking at higher altitudes, the following will apply: Add 5-percent to cooking time for every 1,000 feet above first 2,000 feet. Example: At 3,000 feet add 5-percent; 4,000 feet add 10-percent; 5,000 feet add 15-percent; etc.
Remember, the longer you cook, the more liquid needs to be added to the cooker.
- Cuts cooking time by up to 70-percent
- 6-Quart capacity, removable nonstick cooking insert for easy cleanup
- LED display and soft touch buttons
- Programmable with presets
- Delayed start up to 8 hours
- Slow cooks up to 9.5 hours
- Self locking lid with automatic pressure release
- Brushed stainless steel exterior
- Cooking rack/trivet included
The Nesco 6-quart stainless steel Multi-Cooker/Pressure Cooker functions as a Slow Cooker and a Steamer! Operated with a programmable digital timer that can be set to delay cooking up to eight hours. Ideal for making healthy & delicious home made soups, stews and chili. Fish, chicken, and vegetables cook to perfection in minutes. Pressure cooking preserves flavors and nutrients, and speed cooks inexpensive cuts of meat into great tasting meals. Set includes: 6 Liter pressure cooker with removable non-stick chamber, steam rack, and instruction manual/recipe book.
Top Customer Reviews
We called Nesco and they gave us an RMA, but after going back and looking at a number of 'dead unit' reviews was unsure I even wanted to spend $20-30 on shipping the thing back to them -- especially with only a few months left on warranty. The trouble is, the Cuisinart and Fagor units seem to have the same sort of complaints.
I'm an electrical engineer and decided to have a quick look inside with a volt meter before sending it out to see if it was something dumb and repairable -- it was.
It turns out the problem is a temperature cutoff device that goes inline with the red AC power wire (inside a piece of clear silicone tubing near the bottom of the unit). It's a cheap one-shot device (Microtemp G4A01 with Tf=128C), meaning if it goes over temperature just once it's dead forever.
I bypassed the sensor just to see if the unit would come up and it did (don't operate it this way without replacing the sensor)! Equally amazing, I was able to find a replacement sensor on Amazon for $1.25 plus shipping:
Thermal fuse 128 degrees celsius.
If you have a stone dead unit like this, are out of warranty and know someone who is handy with electrical wiring this might help you. I would recommend a crimp-type connection rather than soldering, due to the heat (would melt the solder). Amazon sells a crimp connection kit as well that would do the job:
Neiko 175 Pieces Solderless Wire Terminal & Connection with Wire Stripper Crimper Tool
It's a shame that a company lets a $1 part ruin their customers' satisfaction on an otherwise excellent product. OTOH, I'm glad it was something cheap and simple to fix.
1. The cooking pot has a non-stick surface.
2. Unlike a stovetop cooker, you do not need to stay in the kitchen to monitor it. (Great time saver for busy folks who are multi-tasking)
3. As stated in the product description, it has an automatic warming feature so if your cooking cycle ends and you are not there to turn it off, it will just keep it warm for you.
I have used mine for over a year and I love it! I consider it a good buy and worth every penny of the $119 I paid for mine. For the current price of $74, it is a steal! Don't wait! Buy it and you will be glad you did.
Contacted the company to claim a warranty issue. After giving me the runaround they agreed for me to ship it to them on my dime and they would repair it. It's a moderately heavy item but I packed it well and paid to ship it to them. It was a noticeable amount of trouble and expense, but it was cheaper than buying a replacement. Then they had a snarky lady call me up and say that in transit something got dented (which is a little hard to imagine considering the build of the unit and my packing job). Although it's only a cosmetic issue (if it's an issue at all) it technically voids the warranty, so they refused to repair it or take further action, including send it back to me. To this day I'm not actually sure that it even received a dent. I just have to take their word for it. It appears to be a way for them to technically have a warranty without actually honoring it. I suspect they always open packages and then look for any possible way to avoid honoring the warranty.
Clearly the company does not care about its customers or reputation, and my experience also indicates that their product is shoddy. I would encourage anyone considering this product to avoid it, and indeed you may wish to avoid Nesco altogether. Buying from them is quite a risk. If it stops working, you lose and don't really have any recourse. If you don't take my advice and it breaks and it hasn't been very long, be sure to return it to Amazon, not the manufacturer. They will treat you poorly, make you pay shipping, and then not repair/replace the unit.
===================== UPDATE 18 MONTHS LATER ============================
This review has rightly been a blight on Nesco for 18 months now and more than one person has contacted them about it. It's gotten a lot of "helpful" votes because this review illustrates a super-common problem with the item and an egregious problem with Nesco's customer service. If you read the comments to this review you will see some of the saga. In short, Nesco customer service was snippy to the point of unprofessional with me and others and refused to do anything about it or admit fault. Finally an amazon customer bypassed customer service and contacted the head of PR. That person responded that this was an error in policy and he was going to make sure customer service knows the right policy as well as sending me a new pressure cooker. Well, today it arrived. If he did that, there's a decent chance he also changed the way Nesco customer services handles its customers more generally. I hope so. You can make your own judgment about whether they deserve another shot. They made things more-or-less right with me (after 18 months with no pressure cooker) if you ignore shipping costs that I had to pay. The response from the PR guy was posted in a comment but has been deleted by Amazon. I'll let you decide whether that was right/ethical.
I do have to point out that the replacement they sent me was double boxed and well-packed, but has a noticeable dent on the side. It's a refurbished unit. I don't mind the dent. I just find it ironic since the reason they wouldn't originally honor my warranty was that mine supposedly had a dent in it. Makes me wonder if they refused to return mine, refurbished it, and sent it to someone else. I shouldn't be so cynical, I guess. For all I know they kept my original pressure cooker this whole time and returned the actual unit I sent them.
Whatever the current situation with customer service, this unit has a fatal flaw that anyone buying should know about. It affected me and if you look at the 1 and 2 star reviews you will see that they are all exactly the same situation: There is a thermal fuse down by the power supply. At 128 degrees Celsius it blows and the unit will no longer power on. And it's a one-shot deal. The fuse must be replaced but to do so requires disassembling the bottom of the unit and replacing the fuse, which is inline with the power cord. This is apparently easy but hard enough that it's not considered customer serviceable. By the way the fuse can be purchased on Amazon for just over one dollar. Just search for "128 degree thermal fuse."
I can easily imagine that this fuse was forced on Nesco by government regulators, so perhaps Nesco isn't to blame. But it is a fact that in many, many cases this fuse will blow during normal operations and put the user in a tough situation. I fully expect that mine will blow again. When it does, I'm not going to pay to ship it back to Nesco nor deal with their customer service representative. I'm going to take the unit apart and replace the fuse myself. Despite the fact that it eventually kind of worked out for me, the manufacturer warranty isn't worth much. You can decide what to do if/when it happens to you.
===================== UPDATE A FEW DAYS AFTER THE REPLACEMENT ARRIVED ============================
I was quite relieved to have a replacement for my non-functioning unit. The replacement successfully pressure cooked two artichokes. Well, kind of. It shut off a little before finishing. And then never turned on again. Nothing happens when you plug it in anymore. Same problem as it and other units of this model have had in the past. This device is a lemon if there ever was one--there was plenty but not too much water and everything else was fine too. There's no way I would deal with customer service again and my wife insists that I just throw it out. She just wants her kitchen space back. In her words "that company is dead to me." Well spoken, but I'm not quite ready to throw in the towel until I try replacing the thermal fuse. At this point it's a race to see which happens first: I get around to trying to fix it or she throws it out when I'm not paying attention. I'll let you know if I am able to successfully fix it.
In summary, if you want a pressure cooker I'd suggest getting the old-fashioned kind that just work on the stove. The electrical ones are junk, especially this brand/model.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The unit worked well the first couple of times and ever since it won't seal, it won't pressurize and simply does not work