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Presto 01264 6-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker
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- 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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|Item Dimensions||10.1 x 19.2 x 9.5 in||9.75 x 16.75 x 8.5 in||5 x 11 x 5 in||11.5 x 18.1 x 10.5 in||12 x 18 x 10 in||11 x 17.4 x 10.5 in|
|Item Weight||5.4 lbs||5 lbs||3 lbs||8 lbs||6.9 lbs||18 lbs|
|Material Type||Aluminum||Stainless Steel||Aluminum||Stainless Steel||aluminum||stainless_steel|
|Size||6 qt||6 qt||3 L||6-Quart||6-Quart||One Size|
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.
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
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Everything was evenly cooked with lots of liquid still in the pot when opening. It did not take long for the pressure to build up or come down once you take it off the burner. It is wonderful quality that will be used for years to come passing them down to my children and if they are like my caners to my grandchildren.
I was looking at the electric ones at the same time I was this one and felt I would give this one a try, I won't be buying a electric one. I have some Presto caners that are 20 years old still good as new. Presto in my book is one of the highest quality products you can buy, they last long and you get lots of use out of them. I use this every week, sometimes a few times a week and have no problem at all. The price is a steal you won't go wrong if you pick this up you will be as delighted as I am I am sure.
I'm the family cook and time in the kitchen is always a hot, steamy affair. Considering I hate to sweat, the less time I spend sweating in there, the better.
We've started going to stews and lower quality cuts of meat (gotta love food-for-fuel-caused increases in prices!) for our dishes and that involves way too much time sweating. So I finally decided to check out the pressure cooker laying fallow in the cupboard in the hopes of making my time in the kitchen both shorter and more productive.
And boy did it deliver!
If you look at my other reviews, I almost never gush. I'm a hyper-critical son of a female dog (sorry, Mom!) and can find fault in just about anything. But this thing is amazing. The 6qt bucket cooks 3-5 pounds of meat in under an hour. With the right spices, the meat is extremely flavorful, and it's always falling apart tender. The spice combinations can be complicated, or as simple as salt and pepper - it's up to the cook.
Use is simple, with the only real consideration being the amount of water in it and the cooking time (in general, if you want it to cook longer, use more water, less if cooking for less time), the charts for which are freely available on the Internet. It makes cooking rice, barley and meats - usually things that can take a lot of time - insanely fast. That the results are generally more flavorful and aromatic only adds icing to the pressure-cooker cake.
Instructions included are kind of rudimentary, but the idea is to heat it up on high until the top knob starts to dance, then turn the heat WAY DOWN, to a point just enough to keep the dance going. If you've ever simmered anything in a covered pot, you have an idea of how low that heat may be. It depends on your stove, of course, and some fiddling to find the "sweet dance spot" may be required. Once you know the SDS, you can walk away for the requisite amount of cooking time until it's time to take it off the burner.
Once you get the hang of it, you will wonder why you ever lived your life without one.
We're converting toward pressure cooking (it uses a lot less electricity cooking due to the faster cooking times on lower heat) because you can take inferior products and make gourmet-tasting meals.
Now, least you think I'm shilling here, some down-sides to the 6qt model I got.
-Learning curve. If you cook a lot, you'll learn how to use this quickly. If you don't, chances are you're going to have a lot of overcooked food. Note cooking times and water to avoid that.
-The screw holding the handle to the pot comes loose occasionally. A screwdriver fixes that.
-It's enormous, so if you have an older dishwasher, likely you'll be washing it by hand. Finding storage space in small apartments for that size may be an issue as well. You might want to consider your actual use needs before getting one this large (I needed large).
-It can be a bit "loud". My wife hates the sound of it, even if she loves the results of what it cooks. I don't find it that annoying, so your mileage may vary there.
And that's pretty much it as far as negatives go. I can easily deal with all of them, and even with my hypercritical, ready-to-objectively-bash-everything attitude, I can't find any credible reason not to give this thing less than the five stars it deserves.
An absolutely stellar product.
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