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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. Pressure cooking preserves flavors and nutrients and even tenderizes lean cuts of meat
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Presto 01264 6-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker
- The smart choice for preparing today’s lower calorie foods.
- Foods cook 3 to 10 times faster than ordinary cooking methods, saving time, energy, and money.
- Pressure cooking preserves flavors and nutrients, and even tenderizes lean cuts of meat.
- Strong, heavy-gauge aluminum for quick, even heating.
- Works on electric, smooth-top, and gas ranges.
- Pressure regulator maintains the proper cooking pressure automatically.
- Fully immersible and dishwasher safe with the sealing ring and over-pressure plug removed.
- Includes cooking rack and complete 64-page instruction/recipe book.
Pressure regulator maintains the proper cooking pressure automatically.
Cover lock indicator shows at a glance if there is pressure inside the cooker.
Includes rack for cooking several foods at once with no intermingling of flavors and a 64-page instruction/recipe book.
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|Item Dimensions||10.50 x 10.50 x 9.10 inches||9.12 x 17.31 x 8.75 inches||15.00 x 9.00 x 7.00 inches||17.40 x 11.00 x 10.50 inches||—||14.00 x 7.90 x 6.50 inches|
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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. Do not fill pressure cooker over 2/3 full. For soup, grains, and dry beans and peas which expand during cooking, do not fill cooker over 1/2 full. Overfilling may cause a risk of clogging the vent pipe and developing excess pressure
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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After two years of use, the bottom of the pressure cooker has corroded so deep, that I no longer feel it is safe for my use. I will have to replace it with a stainless steel cooker. I still think the design is good, just not the aluminum on these newer cookers.
My recommendations for the pressure cooker have changed to "with limitations", after finding out that the new material (aluminum) used, reacts very quickly to our current water (which hasn't changed). If I let the water sit inside over night the pot gets heavy mineral blooming along the inside, which causes pit-marks that cannot be removed. Since normal usage calls for shorter usage than I require, this may not be a problem if the pot is cleaned and dried after use. But the material is definitively less resistant against corrosive water. I therefore will buy a stainless steel cooker next time.
Generally very satisfied with the Presto brand, which is the only one that can be easily converted to an acrylic curing unit with pressure gauge, adjustable pressure relieve valve and metal stem tire valve for dental laboratory use.
We had the model 0126002 for around 20 years now and it held up until recently when the bottom corroded through.
Keep in mind that I'm using these in laboratory conditions, with water in them almost all of the time, which causes aluminum corrosion over time.
The new model 126408 has the same dimension with the handles re-shaped. They are ergonomically better designed, appear a little less sturdy, but this impression was mostly caused by one loose screw on the lid handle and the main handle was also loose. It's nothing really new that handles need re-tightening, but one wonders if these companies ever heard of liquid thread fasteners.
The appearance and handling of the cooker is very nice. The material thickness on the new cooker was reduced a little. The old one measured 4.3mm lip thickness and in the curve, and the new one 3.8mm to 3.2mm. That's probably still strong enough, but maybe it wont last as long as the old one, in our case. The lid thickness on the old one was 2.45mm, the new one 2.0mm.
Edit: The overall interior size of the pot is 8 5/16" (22.2mm) diameter by 6.5" (16.4mm) high.
An improvement would be a heavier bottom, since this was the place ours failed. But what can you expect to last a couple decades these days?
The 6qt size and height of the Prestos seems just about ideal for cooking anything in the kitchen too. There are some other fancy brands out in the stores, but none has the no-nonsense design like the Prestos. Unfortunately I could not find them locally, so I'm glad Amazon had such a good price on them.
The shipping time was as stated and the original sturdy box was wrapped with plastic, which was sufficient and eliminates an additional box.
Overall it was a satisfying buying experience and I recommend these cookers over any other brand.
Also very safe. If anyone is looking for an easy to use great performance product don't look any further. This is the go getter for you.
Totally happy with this product.
It's now December 2014 and it still works perfectly.