Best Pressure Cookers 2021

THE LIST OF THE BEST PRESSURE COOKERS

NAMES FEATURES WHERE TO BUY
T-fal Clipso Stainless Steel 8-Quart Pressure Cooker

B01C8DZI8K

Comes with a book of more than 60 recipes to cook and you will never find yourself short of new recipes to enjoy

Features: Locking Lid; Portable

Cooking Pot/Insert Material: Stainless Steel

Wattage (6.3 Qt. Size): 1800 Watt

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Instant Pot Smart Wifi

B0777XQ4S8

Multi-Functional Cooker

Smart WiFi display

Set the cooker from anywhere

750+ pre-programmed recipes

11 Safety Features

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Mealthy MultiPot

B08374QTVT

Slow Cook 3 temperatures, low, normal, and high

100% BPA-Free

ETL Certified

Free Recipe App for iOS and Android with 2000+ recipes and videos and how-to videos and articles

1-year warranty

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Hawkins Multipurpose Pressure Cooker

B002MPQH8U

Hard anodized body and lid: non-reactive with food; will not tarnish, stays looking new for years

Base 6.35 mm thick: stays flat, heats evenly, and is ideal for light frying before pressure cooking

Warranty: 5 years on product

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Elgi Ultra Stainless Steel Diet Cooker

B077PZS7P8

Rust – resistant

Makes healthy “Vaditha Soru” by removing excess starch from pressure-cooked rice

Directs the excess liquid that oozes out of the pressure regulator to the sides and away from the handle

Bakelite Handles-Very poor conductor of heat

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Butterfly Standard Aluminium Pressure Cooker 7.5L

B005LE6HJ8

Fast and energy-efficient cooking

Precisely designed weight set for fast cooking

The thicker base for rapid cooking and even pressure

Peel proof, induction compatible base

5-year warranty on the product

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Prestige Deluxe Plus Mini Induction Base Hard Anodized Pressure Handis

B01KZVPMYM

Pressure indicator

Induction bottom

Precision weight valve

Controlled GRS

Comfortable handles

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Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Inox Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

B00G43YTQ8

Capacity: 8L

Dimensions: 35 x 35 x 28 cm

Weight: 3.6kg

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Presto 01781

B0000BYCFU

Constructed of warp-resistant heavy-gauge aluminum for fast, even heating

The extended 12-year limited warranty

Deluxe pressure dial gauge registers the complete range of processing pressures

Extra-large size is great for big canning jobs

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MUELLER UltraPot 6Q

B07Q5BZFLB

German engineered to last

2 dishes simultaneously & accessories included

Strongest & healthiest

Next-generation electronic controls

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Pressure cookers are a must-have appliance in every kitchen. If you don’t have a pressure cooker in your kitchen, you will need to get one. There are so many things to enjoy with a pressure cooker.

In this guide we would be reviewing the best pressure cookers money can buy. Take your time to go through this guide, for more information.

Pressure cookers are a great device to have in your kitchen. They have come a long way since the days of huge, rattling stovetop models which were more hassle to use than they are worth.

Pressure cookers are designed to ensure you get faster cook times and consistent results without heating up your kitchen. Equipped with innovative features, these versatile tools can shorten your cooking time by up to 70%, making it a lot easier for busy people to quickly get a tasty meal on the table.

As foods can retain more nutrients when they are exposed to heat for a shorter amount of time, a reliable pressure cooker is one of the best cooking methods to give you the greatest possible intake of nutrients.

The name is a great giveaway of how they work – by building up steam pressure to raise the temperature in the chamber above the boiling point and force liquid into the food. This helps not only to cook the food quicker but also to keep it moist and tender.

There are three broad types, electrical, stovetop, and microwave. There are few of the latter available, and the former two are much easier to use so they are what we would recommend

PRESSURE COOKERS BUYER’S GUIDE

Size

The size of the cooker depends on the size of the family. Pressure cookers come in various sizes ranging from 2 liters to even 10 liters. You have smaller cookers for cooking baby food. Such cookers have a capacity of 1 liter to 1.5 liters.

A standard Indian family of three to four persons would need a pressure cooker in the range of 3 to 5 liters. A bigger family or a joint family requires a cooker in the range of 5 to 8 liters.

The capacity of the cooker is vital because a smaller size will force you to cook multiple times resulting in wastage of time and fuel. On the other hand, a larger pressure cooker needs more fuel and cleaning effort. Therefore, be careful with the size of the pressure cooker.

TYPES OF PRESSURE COOKERS

You can classify pressure cookers into two basic categories, the stove-top pressure cookers, and the electric pressure cookers. The electric pressure cookers are also known as rice cookers. It is because people use these electric cookers for cooking rice alone.

MATERIALS

Hard-Anodized Pressure Cookers

Here are the characteristics of these cookers.

  • They are light in weight and are excellent conductors of heat.
  • These cookers are durable and look new and shiny for many years.
  • The highlight of these cookers is that they do not react to acidic ingredients. Hence, they are safe and healthy.
  • Made from corrosion-resistant materials, they are stain-free.
  • Remember not to use metal scrubs for cleaning these cookers as they could end up with scratches.
  • They are the most expensive of all the pressure cookers available on the market.

Stainless Steel Pressure Cookers

The characteristics of these cookers are as follows.

  • As compared to the hard-anodized cookers, the stainless steel cookers are not as good in conducting heat. These cookers are on the heavier side as well.
  • Looks-wise, they are shiny, and hence, durable.
  • Stainless Steel does not react to acidic ingredients. Therefore, these cookers are also healthy and safe.
  • Even though they are corrosion-resistant, these cookers can develop stains when you use hard water for cooking.
  • You can use metal scrubs for cleaning these appliances.
  • Compared to the hard-anodized pressure cookers, these appliances are less expensive.

Aluminum Pressure Cooker

These cookers were the earliest ones in the market. Today, not many people prefer to buy aluminum cookers. However, let us look at their characteristics for your benefit.

  • Aluminum is a light metal and is an excellent conductor of heat as well.
  • The drawback of these cookers is that their appearance wears away with time, and hence they are not durable.
  • Aluminum reacts to acidic ingredients. Indian cooking methods involve the use of acidic material like citric acid, turmeric, and so on. Therefore, they do not score high on the health quotient.
  • These cookers are not corrosion-resistant. The use of hard water affects these cookers as there can be deposits of salts on the surface.
  • It is safe to use metal scrubs for cleaning these cookers.
  • These pressure cookers are the most economical of the lot.

Durability

You do not buy pressure cookers every year. Once you buy them, you expect them to last long. Therefore, durability is a vital aspect. The hard anodized and stainless steel pressure cookers are durable appliances. They do not lose the shine and are made from corrosion-resistant materials.

Dishwasher compatibility

Similarly, we should mention that the pressure cooker is safe for use in a dishwasher machine. The hard anodized pressure cookers are not dishwasher safe, but the stainless steel and aluminum cookers are. Hence, look out for the words, ‘Dishwasher safe’ in the product descriptions.

Warranty

Usually, the top pressure cooker brands in India offer extended warranties on their products. Select the pressure cooker brand that provides the maximum warranty.

BEST PRESSURE COOKERS

T-fal Clipso Stainless Steel 8-Quart Pressure Cooker

B01C8DZI8K

Compared to standard cooking methods, this pressure cooker reduces cook times by up to 70% for faster results while retaining valuable nutrients and flavor. Safety features include an innovative one-hand system for risk-free opening and closing, the inability to open when in use and under pressure, a variable steam-release valve for added control, and side handles for secure carrying.

PROS CONS
  • Safety mechanism that won’t allow you to open the cooker when under pressure.
  • Smaller than other models on the market that includes a capacity of 8 quarts
  • Dishwasher safe, except for locking gasket and safety steam vent
  • Heavier than other aluminum models because of the stainless steel construction
  • Safe to use with any type of cook-top, even induction.
  • Saves energy and cost by cooking very fast
  • Sturdy and easy to grab plastic handles

Instant Pot Smart Wifi

B0777XQ4S8

The Instant Pot Smart Wifi is a stylish, Wi-Fi-connected electric pressure cooker, with a 6-quart capacity and excellent energy efficiency. The cooker is exceptional in its ability to speed up cooking by 2 to 6 times while consuming up to 70% less energy, compared with most cheaper models.

If you love cooking but hate the hours spent by the stovetop when you need to do other things, no doubt about it, you will immediately fall in love with this model.

The Instant Pot Smart WiFi is a well-priced, 8-in-1 appliance that serves as a steamer, pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, cake maker, yogurt maker, sauté/searing pot, and warmer.

Unlike conventional pressure cookers, this programmable multi-cooker can be controlled remotely from your smartphone. This means you can schedule, adjust, monitor, and get notifications of the progress of your meals while away from home or at the other end of the house.

PROS CONS
  • Great performance on every single function
  • The lid’s silicone gasket requires replacement within 6-12 months
  • Durable material and body frame
  • Large, easy to use control panel
  • UL and ULC certified for safety

Mealthy MultiPot

B08374QTVT

Make meals in minutes with the Mealthy MultiPot. The MultiPot has everything you need in one beautiful and convenient appliance: pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sauté pan, and much more! The Mealthy MultiPot is 100% BPA-Free and made of the highest quality materials including professional-grade SUS304 stainless steel and brilliant LCD screen.

PROS CONS
  • Useful accessories
  • The inner pot is not non-stick
  • Safe and Durable
  • User friendly
  • Versatile

Hawkins Multipurpose Pressure Cooker

B002MPQH8U

This cooker has been tested and certified by the Underwriters Laboratories Inc, the US for its durability and safety. (Certificate No. SA5984).

The Hawkins Pressure-Locked Safety has a unique safety feature to lock in the lid. Unlike normal pressure cookers that burst open when there is too much pressure inside, the Hawkins stays locked. This guarantees greater safety while using it.

This steel pressure cooker not just works on a conventional gas stove, but is designed to work on induction, electric, ceramic, and even halogen cooktops. With an extra thick base of 5.8 mm, the cooker is made out of 100% Food-Grade stainless steel.

The base can stay flat, even and not give hot spots in isolated regions like most cookers. Hence you can expect evenly heated and cooked dishes faster than ever. No bulging, No separating. Its curved bottom makes it ideal for not just pressure cooking but also for stirring and frying too.

PROS CONS
  • Flat base so no hot spots for uneven cooking
  • made the opening area under the Gasket a little less sharp to prevent accidental cuts.
  • 5 Years manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Visually Appealing Design
  • Free Recipe Book

Elgi Ultra Stainless Steel Diet Cooker

B077PZS7P8

Elgi Ultra is a stainless steel cooker that may look like your any other ordinary cooker but it differentiates itself from others with its induction base.

This base aids in heating up the cooker faster by absorbing more heat from the stove and thus helps in reducing fuel consumption. Also, the AISI 304 Stainless Steel material has heat resistant bakelite handles. They, in turn, have twin screws this offers longer life.

Also, the base of the cooker, as mentioned is induction in nature and is made out of high impact bonded base. This makes sure that the cooker does not charr/ burning and does not stick food to the bottom and also makes your job of cleaning it that easy.

Apart from the anti-charing uniform cooking property, the bonded base also aids in super fast in operation. The container makes sure that the food cooked inside stays warm for a very long time as much as 2 hours.

PROS CONS
  • Keeps food warm for over 2 hours
  • Precautions should be taken while cleaning it as it may lead to scratches.
  • 10 years manufacturer’s warranty
  • Starch strainer to strain starch
  • Anti charing bonded base

Butterfly Standard Aluminium Pressure Cooker 7.5L

B005LE6HJ8

This pressure cooker is fast in operation thanks to its very thick and bold base. This base is non stick from the inside and thus does not encourage any burning as such.

It is also equipped with a special uni-lock mechanism. Lock once fear not of the cooker opening by mistake or due to the excessive pressure.

The gasket vent comes with a safety valve for removing excessive pressure if the main pressure valve fails to work at time due to blockage thus assuring you of greater safety.

Easy to clean, the cooker is peel proof and is induction cooktop compatible. You are given a 5 years manufacturer’s warranty for the cooker

PROS CONS
  • Aesthetic Design for good heat conduction
  • Sometimes the whistle may fail to give the buzzing sound to indicate the pressure safety level
  • ISO certified to assure quality and safety
  • Easy to handle and clean
  • 5 year warranty period

Prestige Deluxe Plus Mini Induction Base Hard Anodized Pressure Handis

B01KZVPMYM

This Prestige 3.3-litre pressure cooker is compatible with the induction cooktops. The aluminum hard anodized Handi has a flat, heavy base thereby ensuring even distribution of heat. This cooker comes with a pressure indicator to enable convenient cooking. As it is made anodized materials, it is an extremely durable cooker.

PROS CONS
  • It is a healthy appliance because food acids do not react with the material
  • Odd shape restricts the type of utensil you keep inside for cooking
  • High anodized material makes it long-lasting
  • Compatible with induction stoves

Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Inox Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

B00G43YTQ8

Able to cook meals in around a third of the time of conventional cooking, this Kuhn Rikon model also uses much less energy – without any loss in quality or taste.

First of all, the 8L capacity is brilliant for anyone who likes to cook a lot at any one time. Perhaps you need to prepare around ten portions for both dinners and lunches the next day, then freeze some too.

It is suitable for all heat sources, including induction hobs. The 18/10 stainless steel material transfers heat really well, and the solid aluminum Superthermic sandwich base allows this heat to spread over the entire base area, so you don’t have to worry too much about it being bang on the center of the hob. It does this by expanding the area.

The Duromatic incorporates several steam release valves into the design, which is ideal for ensuring there is never too much pressure in the chamber automatically.

PROS CONS
  • Pressure valve to eliminate guesswork
  • Price
  • Innovative heat transfer base
  • Automatic locking system

Presto 01781

B0000BYCFU

The machine is constructed of warp-resistant heavy-gauge aluminum metal that is widely known for heating up faster. Capable of canning large quantities of food in a very short amount of time, the Presto 01781 will serve you well and cover all your canning needs. At the cheap price point, this wonderful kitchen appliance is absolutely a no-brainer.

Unlike the All-American, the Presto 01781 is acceptable for use on glass top stoves regularly (according to the description). It’s also exceptional in its ability to double as a water bath canner for preserving fruits, jams, jellies, pickles, and salsas. There’s no doubt this device will help enhance your canning experience as well as make it easier for you to achieve the best possible results.

PROS CONS
  • Faster heating
  • Limited pressure setting
  • Large capacity
  • Cheap price
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy

MUELLER UltraPot 6Q

B07Q5BZFLB

The MUELLER electric pressure cooker is made with the highest quality components. It also comes equipped with all the modern safeguards to ensure a long-standing performance. Don’t let its inexpensive price fool you. It gives more than you may ever expect to receive, satisfying even the toughest requirements of any users.

The machine is loaded with up to 19 smart programs and an extra stainless steel rack which enables you to comfortably prepare 2 dishes at once. So all you have to do is press a button and let it do the rest of the work for you. There’s no need to figure out how to perfectly cook your favorite dishes by yourself. With the Mueller, you and your family can enjoy the benefits of better, faster, and healthier cooking every time without spending a lot.

PROS CONS
  • Useful extra attachments
  • Lack of instruction manual
  • Non-stick interior
  • Budget-friendly
  • Delay timer

CONCLUSION

With many offered benefits, it’s no wonder that pressure cookers are a staple in cooking, especially when time is more valuable than money. They make it much more convenient for busy people to get nutritious dinners, quickly and effortlessly. Keep in mind that modern pressure cookers are 100% safe to use since they’re built with many safety measures.

00..So, there is no need to worry about explosions or fire disasters. Safety, speed, convenience, versatility, and having an at-home option when you forget to plan ahead make pressure cookers a must-have in any kitchen.