Pressure Cookers Buying Guide

Refine By

Contrary to its name, a pressure cooker can relieve pressure from cooking -- this pot with an interlocking lid can take hours of cook time off recipes. Meats, soups, and other main dishes cook faster with ample moisture for a delicious outcome. Whatever type of pressure cooker you choose, just be sure to follow its cooking directions. Recipes designed for stove-top or oven methods do not automatically convert to pressure-cooker settings.

Types of Pressure Cookers

Types of Pressure Cookers

Today's pressure cooker is not your grandmother's. The device has been updated to avoid eruptions and subsequent messes associated with faulty lids on pressure cookers of the past. Pressure cookers are making a comeback because of their ability to safely speed up cook time without sacrificing flavor and taste. Foods cook about two-thirds faster in a pressure cooker than in an ordinary pot on the stove. Choose from stove-top or electric cookers.

Stove-Top Pressure Cookers

A stove-top cooker lets you control the heat on your stove-top. You can brown meat in the same pan before starting the pressure-cooking. Some models come with steam baskets. A quick-release valve for the lid is a nice feature.

shop Stove-Top Pressure Cookers
Prestige
$44.13

Prestige Pressure cookers are one the fastest and easier ways to cook any hot food. These Prestige Popular Aluminum Pressure Cooke...rs come in a fully assembled fashion and are ideal for both home use and cooking in bulk quantities. This cooker will also come with a very detailed instructional booklet, safety valve and manufacturer's warranty. This cooker is easy to clean and has a heavy bottom which means nothing will stick to it. read more

Hawkins
$36.72

This is an Hawkins classic aluminum 4 liter pressure cooker with a whistling pressure regulator, safety valve and Hawkins gasket/s...ealing ring. read more

Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
$174.99 $88.95

Cook delicious risottos, chicken wings, steamed artichokes, and more with Wisconsin Aluminum's "The Sizzle" Pressure Cooker! This ...6 liter cooker will not only save you time on your weekday meals, but also includes innovative safety features to ensure proper use. The lid conforms to an air-tight seal to prevent the contents from boiling over while the glass material allows you to monitor the food as it cooks. The side features an intuitive safety label: if you seal the lid and can still see a red mark on the label, then the lid was not closed properly. This small mark can make a substantial difference in safe product usage. The patented single-handed operations makes it easy to intervene at any time during the cooking process. Included with the pressure cooker is a steamer, so you can easily craft delicious vegetables and fish. The top-quality 18/10 stainless steel is suitable for all hot plates for optimum convenience. Wisconsin's Aluminum's Green "The Sizzle" Pressure Cooker is an excellent tool for boiling, pressure-cooking, and steaming all of your favorite meals! Wisconsin Aluminum "The Sizzle" 6 Liter Pressure Cooker (Green) Features: Includes 10 Year Manufacturer Warranty Security labeling lets you know if the lid is not closed correctly Steaming insert cooks fish and vegetables gently Combines boiling, pressure-cooking, and steaming Patented single-handed operation allows you to intervene Air-tight lid features a valve technology for even heating Glass lid allows you to view food while cooking Prevents contents from boiling over the rim Crafted with high quality 18/10 stainless steel Suitable for use on all types of hotplates Designed in Germany. Made in China Diameter: 9.45" | Height: 5.7" | Capacity: 6L Item # S6G Click Here to View Other Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Products read more

Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
$142.99 $77.95

Cook delicious risottos, chicken wings, steamed artichokes, and more with Wisconsin Aluminum's "The Sizzle" Pressure Cooker! This ...4 liter cooker will not only save you time on your weekday meals, but also includes innovative safety features to ensure proper use. The lid conforms to an air-tight seal to prevent the contents from boiling over while the glass material allows you to monitor the food as it cooks. The side features an intuitive safety label: if you seal the lid and can still see a red mark on the label, then the lid was not closed properly. This small mark can make a substantial difference in safe product usage. The patented single-handed operations makes it easy to intervene at any time during the cooking process. Included with the pressure cooker is a steamer, so you can easily craft delicious vegetables and fish. The top-quality 18/10 stainless steel is suitable for all hot plates for optimum convenience. Wisconsin's Aluminum's Green "The Sizzle" Pressure Cooker is an excellent tool for boiling, pressure-cooking, and steaming all of your favorite meals! Wisconsin Aluminum "The Sizzle" 4 Liter Pressure Cooker (Green) Features: Includes 10 Year Manufacturer Warranty Security labeling lets you know if the lid is not closed correctly Steaming insert cooks fish and vegetables gently Combines boiling, pressure-cooking, and steaming Patented single-handed operation allows you to intervene Air-tight lid features a valve technology for even heating Glass lid allows you to view food while cooking Prevents contents from boiling over the rim Crafted with high quality 18/10 stainless steel Suitable for use on all types of hotplates Designed in Germany. Made in China Diameter: 10.75" | Inside Diameter: 9.5" Weight: 8lbs 4 liter capacity Item # S4G Click Here to View Other Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Products read more

Electric Pressure Cookers

If you have the counter space, an electric pressure cooker keeps your stove-top free and offers a few more features than a stove-top model, such as a programmable cook time and settings for browning, sauteing, simmering, and warming.

shop Electric Pressure Cookers
SPT
$80.57

Newly designed EPC-13C features a Quick Release button, 6 pre-set programs and 6 adjustable pressure levels. Reduce time spent in ...the kitchen with help of this 6.5 Qt. Electric Pressure Cooker. 6 programs include: Rice, Multigrain, Poultry, Meat, Stew... read more

Salton
$101.99

Crock Pots & Slow Cookers 5-Qt. Electronic Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot
$79.99

Find Pressure Cookers at Target.com! The all new Instant Pot LUX60 (Version 3) is a 6-Quart Multi-Functional Stainless Steel Cooke...r that can speed up your cooking, making it 2 to 6 times faster than standard cooking. A quiet device, the intelligent micro-processor on this Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6-Quart Multi-Functional Stainless Steel Cooker controls all the cooking to keep it uncomplicated and stress free. No more rattles and hisses, no more adjusting the heat, Instant Pot Lux V3 does it for you. The new design of the electric pressure cooker makes it more energy efficient than other cookers, using up to 70 percent less electricity each time it is plugged in. The Instant Pot pressure cooker is a versatile tool that offers a variety of cooking options within one single container. Easy one-touch technology makes this 6-in-1 cooker a reliable accessory to have in the kitchen for many different meals. Features • 6-in-1 cooker works as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan and food warmer. Micro-processor controls 10 programs: soup, meat/stew, cake, egg, sauté, steam, rice, porridge, multigrain and slow cook • 3-ply bottom 18/8 food-grade 304 stainless steel inner pot is easy to clean, dishwasher safe and free of harmful non-stick coatings • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker has 3 temperature settings for sauté and slow cook functions, 24-hour delayed start timer, virtually silent with no heat or steam emitted during cooking. • Manual pressure setting for up to 240-minute cook time, perfect for broth • Automatic keep-warm feature • Cooking with pressure saves cooking time up to 70 percent. • 10 proven safety mechanisms, UL and Ulc certified Safety without Compromise 10 Safety Mechanisms • Safety Lid Lock prevents accidental opening while the cooker is pressurized; • Pressure Regulator ensures working pressure to be under the safety limit of 15.23psi; • Smart detection of leaky lid (e.g. Steam release is at open position); • Anti-blockage Vent design prevents food debris from blocking the vent; • Using a magnetic sensor, Lid Position Detection monitors whether the lid is in an unsafe zone for pressure cooking; • Automatic Pressure Controller keeps pressure always in the safe range; • Excess Pressure Protection releases excess pressure into internal chamber in extreme situation; • Automatic Temperature Control regulates temperature based on the type of program being selected; • High Temperature monitoring avoids burning food; • Electrical current and temperature fuse cuts off power if the current or internal temperature exceeds safety limits. What is in the Box? • Instant Pot (base with power cable, stainless steel inner pot, stainless steel lid with anti-block shield, steam release and silicone sealing ring) • Accessory set (steaming rack, rice paddle, soup ladle, rice measuring cup) • User manual (in English, Spanish, Chinese and French) • Instant Pot recipe book (in English and Chinese) • Quick reference guide (in English, Spanish, Chinese and French) • Registration sheet read more

Fagor
$209.99 $157.49

"Fagor Premium 8-Qt. Pressure Cooker. The Fagor Premium Pressure Cooker gives you the flexibility to cook more delicious meals for... a one-pot experience. The five built-in programmed settings allow you to cook beans, meat, rice, and risotto to... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

A 4- to 8-quart pressure cooker will handle most meats, beans, and other items used for meals. But if you are cooking for a crowd or using a pressure cooker for canning, go with one that is 12-quart size or larger. Be mindful that any cooker -- stove-top or electric -- will need to be monitored. Be careful not to fill the pot too full, and watch it for steam output during cooking.

Size and Capacity

For everyday cooking, 4- to 8-quart cookers will suffice. Larger cookers are available, too, but they're more commonly used for canning foods in pint- or quart-size jars.

Material

Most stove-top pressure cookers are made of aluminum or stainless steel. An aluminum cooker is generally less expensive, but it will pit and become porous with heavy use. Aluminum is perfect for canning. If you'll be using the cooker to cook meals, choose one made of stainless steel. Because aluminum is a better heat conductor, a stainless-steel cooker with a thermal aluminum disc bonded to the bottom is a good choice.

Pressure

Before making your purchase, make sure the cooker can maintain high pressure (at least 15 psi, or pounds per square inch). If the cooker does not meet this requirement, you will have to adjust recipes using lower pressure. This is risky and may not be food-safe; it could lead to illness for those who consume canned products.

Safety System

It's important for a pressure cooker to have a cover-locking system. With a locking system, the pressure cannot build if the lid is not locked properly. And the lid cannot be lifted unless the pressure has been reduced properly.

Reputable Maker

A pressure cooker is designed to provide many years of cooking use. You may need to purchase a replacement part from time to time to keep your cooker safe and working properly. Purchase a reputable brand of cooker so replacement parts will be easy to find.

Kitchen on sale

Fagor
$119.99 $79.99

Get your fill of meals made fast! Everything you need to take meals from mediocre to masterpiece with a greener way to cook in you...r kitchen. Working on all stove-tops, this meal-maker is easy to use with two pressure settings and unique safety system... read more

Bella
$39.99 $29.99

Get a great dinner to the table faster with this Bella cooker. Its 5-qt. capacity gives you room for family-size meals, while its ...safety features make pressure cooking even easier. read more

$158.99 $135.14

Looking to save time in the kitchen? Then look no further than this programmable pressure cooker. Cook vegetables, meat, and more ...in less time with the simple touch-pad digital controls. An 8-quart capacity ensures you'll have plenty of delicious food for family and friends, while the auto-locking mechanisms and cool-to-the-touch handles help prevent accidents and burns. An automated timer and beeping indicator prevent overcooking and the non-stick interior is removable and dishwasher-safe, allowing for convenient and efficient clean-up of tough, cooked-on food. Details Stainless steel pressure cooker Digital LED display touchpad Easy to clean Non-stick DuPont interior Removable and dishwasher-safe interior 8-quart capacity Automatic pressure control, auto-locking mechanism and cool-touch handles Timer with indicator beep Keep warm setting Cooker automatically restarts following power outages to ensure thoroughly cooked meals Stainless steel exterior ensures lasting use Cooker measures 12 inches high x 12 inches wide x 12 inches long without handles Cooker measures 14 inches high x 14 inches wide x 14 inches long with handles Cooker weighs 15 pounds Color: Silver. read more

Guide Gear
$139.99 $83.99

Cook a roast or wild game 70% FASTER in this BIG Guide Gear Pressure Cooker. The 10.5-quart cooker is great for cooking up a large... meal for your troops. Cooks healthier and seals in the flavor for delicious results. Safe and easy to use, with no worry... read more

Fagor
$99.99 $69.99

Get your fill of meals made fast! Everything you need to take meals from mediocre to masterpiece with a greener way to cook in you...r kitchen. Working on all stove-tops, this meal-maker is easy to use with two pressure settings and unique safety system... read more

Fagor
$249.99 $159.99

Fast and delicious meet in this classic pressure cooker from Fagor, featuring time-tested techniques that reduce cooking time comp...ared to conventional methods. The Innova has an 8-qt. capacity and a wider diameter for easier browning and braising. read more

T-fal
$129.99 $90.99

Add a little pressure & your meal is ready. Enjoy a faster approach to whipping up a delicious meal with this pressure cooker. Inc...luding a steam basket & stand for healthier meals, this essential features dual pressure settings & a secure locking lid. read more

Fagor
$309.99 $199.99

Get two pressure cookers in one with the Fagor Innova set, which includes 8- and 4-qt. pots that give you the versatility to cook ...for a few or prepare a great meal for the family. There's also a tempered glass lid that lets convert them to stock pots,... read more

Calphalon
$249.99 $199.99

Fast food, great flavor. This pressure cooker rethinks the way you prep and prepare your favorite meals. With multiple, adjustable... settings for a range of recipes, this do-it-all has a large capacity design ideal for family-sized meals, a lid that... read more

Fagor
$179.99 $119.99

Whether you're a novice cook or gourmet chef, this pot makes pressure cooking fast and simple. Made of high quality stainless stee...l that provides even heating and fuel efficiency so you get great culinary results. 10-year warranty. read more

Products at Walmart
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Bouquets from FTD

This item has been added to your list

This item has been added to your sale alerts