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Presto 01370 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
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- Chicken, fish, meat, and vegetables cook to perfection in minutes. Quickly cooks and tenderizes economical cuts of meat.
- Stainless steel construction with a special tri-clad base for fast, uniform heating. Ideal for use on regular and smooth top ranges.
- Pressure regulator maintains proper cooking pressure automatically. Pressure regulator/steam release valve offers an effortless "quick cool" option.
- Cover lock indicator shows at a glance when there is pressure inside the cooker and prevents the cover from beig opened until pressure is safely reduced.
- Stainless steel steaming basket for cooking several foods at once with no intermingling of flavors. Includes a 64-page instruction/recipe book.
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|Item Dimensions||11 x 17.4 x 10.5 in||7.1 x 11.69 x 20.75 in||11.35 x 14.47 x 8.89 in||11.5 x 18.1 x 10.5 in||9 x 14 x 8 in||11.5 x 18.06 x 12.48 in|
|Item Weight||18 lbs||5.75 lbs||7.7 lbs||8 lbs||6.61 lbs||—|
|Material Type||stainless_steel||Aluminum||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||18-10 Steel|
|Size||One Size||8 qt||6.3-Quart||6-Quart||7 qt||8.5-Quart|
The smart choice for healthy, flavorful meals, fast and easy. Cooks 3 times faster than ordinary methods, saving time, energy, and money. Quick pressure/steam release system. Chicken, fish, and vegetables cook to perfection in minutes. Quickly cooks and tenderizes economical cuts of meat. Stainless steel construction with a special tri-clad base for fast, uniform heating. Ideal for use on regular and smooth-top ranges. Pressure regulator maintains proper cooking pressure automatically. Cover lock indicator shows at a glance when there is pressure inside the cooker and prevents the cover from being opened until pressure is safely reduced. Easy-open cover with no buttons to push. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Extended 12 year limited warranty. Pressure regulator/steam release valve offers an efforless "quick cool" option. Stainless steel steaming basket for cooking several foods at once with no intermingling of favors. Includes a 64-page instruction/recipe book. Liquid capacity 8 quarts (7.6 liters).
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 8-quart 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! (The USDA recommends pressure canning as the only safe method for low-acid foods such as vegetables, meats, and poultry.) This professional-quality stainless steel pressure cooker is a handy 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 75 recipes, ranging from basic soup stocks to stews and pot roasts--even desserts like Petite Pumpkin 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 stainless steel pressure cooker, though occasional use of a fine metal polish will help the exterior keep its shine. The Presto 8-quart 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 10-1/2 inches in diameter (15-1/2 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
Top Customer Reviews
Hands down, this is the BEST addition to my kitchen in 39 years of cooking. Not only does it cook food faster, it cooks it better. Foods are more flavorful, roasts are more tender. You can even cook them from frozen. It's not the best way, but in a pinch, it will do.
I have been using it for making bone broth, and it is amazing. When I'm done cooking it (in one hour, not twelve), the bones crumble. You could feed them to a dog. And the broths are amazingly flavorful.
Here are a few things I've learned:
1. If your pot stops steaming, or the steam slows way down, turn off the heat, vent off and investigate. So far paying attention to this has saved me from burning several dishes because I did not add in enough liquid for the amount of time I needed to cook, and once unnecessarily, but still worth investigating. This CAN mean that the vents are blocked, and pressure is building. Even though there is a safety valve, using it is still dangerous, and always a cleaning disaster. This has never happened to me, but it's happened to others which you can read about in the unsatisfied customer reviews.
2. If you are cooking something for a long time, use the basket. This will raise your food just a wee bit off the bottom of the pan, and prevent burning and sticking.
3. When removing the lid, tip it away from you, and make sure your face isn't over the pot.
4. When using a ceramic-top stove, bring it to temp on high, but then reduce the temperature to the lowest temp that will continue the pot steaming steadily. On my stove that means starting it at ten, but turning it down to between 5 and 6. This will help preserve the liquid in your pot and prevent burning, particularly if you are making a soup or cooking dry beans or pasta (in soup).
I've been cooking for 39 years, since I was a small child. Growing up, we never had a pressure cooker, and I had some vague notion that they were dangerous. And it's true. Respect your pressure cooker. Pay attention to it if it stops talking. Don't try to open it until the little metal valve drops. Always check the holes in the lid before use to make sure they are clear. Replace your gasket and plug if they look worn, and every couple of years whether they need it or not.
Other complaints I've seen are that it is very difficult to open and close. That is true. Especially when I was first using it. I was also challenged by lining it up just correctly. There is an arrow on the lid that is probably supposed to direct me to line it up with something, but I have no idea what. I've looked all over the outside, and I can't find anything. I've developed the knack, and the learning curve was longer than I care to admit.
There were also a couple of times where I could not get it to close. I just had to completely take off the lid and start over. I think it had something to do with the lock valve and after a couple of tries, it just went on like it always does.
Putting on the lid has also gotten easier with age, and I have no idea if it's because it was just "tighter" when it was new, and has eased, or if I've just figured it out. Put a little oil on the gasket once it a while. It helps.
That's about it. If you're hesitant, I'd encourage you to give it a go. Not only is cooking faster and easier, it's also tastier!
buy quality live with quality love the simple yet easy to understand pressure safety measures
my mom used pressure cookers all my kid life , they fell out of favor because of slow cookers and prepared meals at the store
this DRAMATICALLY cuts down cooking time. we've done chicken roll ups , enchiladas, pork roast with cherry dejon cause (WOW WOW WOW). I debated aluminum vs stainless, get stainless lifetime durable not that much heavier,
we got the 8 quart for the flexibility in cooking stuff. and the quick release valve IS THE BOMB SIMPLE push left to pressure
push right to quick release ---that means you don't have to put in the sink with cold water when the recipe calls for QUICK RELEASE
this valve is GENIUS leave it to presto to make my mom's pressure cooker so easy and safe to use
another great idea---they have a pop up indicator to tell if under pressure--wait for the thing to fall down and bingo its safe to remove the lid. Clean up is typical stainless steel. Handles make it easy to use as a serving dish ---i hate to clean dishes why not combine things. goes to the table easy. WE ARE SO IMPRESSED WITH THIS my wife thanks me each time we have used it.
I know you can buy cheaper, more complex but remember this is a well established company easy to get parts. and because its stove top based like you mom or grandmother they can give you insights and make it a re-bonding event.
Most of the recipes i've reviewed calls for 15psi----those fancy electric models are very nice but they cook at lower pressure SOOOOOO you have to adjust cooking times---hey wasn't one of the reasons you go pressure cooker is to cut down on the cooking time----well be aware check out the recipe books BEFORE you invest in that non-15psi unit
I called up my mom told her about my family going back to pressure cookers and at 87 she had tons of recipes and how to's bonding is wonderful she loved the attention. Can't go wrong with this unit and its size. I suggest you get another , say its 4 qt cousin for doing multiple dishes at the same time as we did.
we also bought from amazon pressure perfect (no pictures but GREAT BOOK), AND Great food fast by bob warden---we go those BEFORE we got the pressure cookers to plan and understand. You will enjoy this for generations---try the pork roast with the cherry dejon sauce by bob warden- amazing
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