Top 10 Best Electric Pressure Cookers for 2017

Pressure cookers provide an opportunity to get excited about slow-cooked quality food in express time. Roast a chicken while you’re getting ready for work. Enjoy fall-off-the-bone ribs in a third of the time. From yogurt to rice to cheesecake to canning, explore the wonderful and tastefully enjoyable meals you can make in a pressure cooker. For your convenience, here are the top 10 best electric pressure cookers:

1. The Presto 01362 6-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

You can’t beat the original, simply designed, stainless steel pressure cooker from Presto. It can be used on regular cook tops, smooth-tops or induction ranges. The Presto 6-Quart comes with a cover lock indicator to show when it is pressurized and prevents the cooker from opening until pressure is safely reduced. A pressure regulator automatically maintains the correct cooking pressure. Pressure cooking beautifully infuses the seasoned liquid and moisture back into the food for more succulent flavor. Easily clean the Presto 6-Quart in the dishwasher. It comes with a 64-page recipe/instruction book and an extended 12-year limited warranty.

2. The Power Pressure Cooker XL

This 6-quart capacity cooker by Power Pressure makes healthy and delicious one-pot meals 70 percent faster than traditional cooking methods and your slow-cook recipes 10 times faster. It features an easy-to-use digital display panel with one-touch preset cooking options and a “keep warm” mode. A safe-lock lid and manual steam release keeps cooking under pressure safe. It is non-stick with a dishwasher safe inner pot and comes in silver or black.

3. The Instant Pot IP-DUO50 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker with Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior

This 5-quart/900W multi-functional slow cooker, rice maker, yogurt maker, steamer and warmer also sautés and browns. It features a large control panel with the IP-DUO 7-in-1 programmable options and 14 preset smart programs, dual pressure, keep-warm option and 3-temp sauté and slow cook. It allows for manual cook setting up to 120 minutes as well as a delay up to 24 hours.

The IP-DUO uses the latest 3rd generation technology embedded microprocessor capable of monitoring the pressure and temperature, adjusts for heating intensity, keeps time and takes into account the volume of food in the pot. Instant Pot has been carefully lab-tested for optimal performance to improve and maintain consistent cooking results. Common errors have been eliminated with this UL certified unit providing protection with patented technologies through 10 proven safety mechanisms.

4. The Cuisinart CPC 1000W 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker

A familiar name in kitchen equipment, the Cuisinart CPC 1000W 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker gives you the option of both low- and high-pressure cooking at the touch of a button. Experience healthier, more flavorful food by sealing in the steam to preserve all the essential nutrients in the food. This unit features a cooking pot large enough for one-meal pot roast with the vegetables and potatoes included.

It also features settings for browning, sautéing, simmering and warming. Load and lock the cooker, and it remains locked as long as pressure is built up. The easy-to-read LED readout has a 99-minute timer. Cool-touch side handles make safe use of this unit. It also has a precision digital thermostat to regulate the temperature using the pre-programmed settings.

5. The Fagor 670041960 LUX Multi Cooker, 8 Quart, Silver

With the Fagor LUX 8-quart multi-cooker, you can set it to keep warm for up to 12 hours or Time Delay for up to 6 hours. Cooking ranges from 99-minutes to 10-hours to work around your schedule. It features a blue, non-stick, dishwasher-safe ceramic pot that is PFOA-free and has a handy measuring line guide on the inside. As a cooking vessel, this unit lets you make a variety of menu items from yogurt to rice to cheesecake to entire one-pot meals.

It also features settings to brown and sauté in the same pot; for simmering to bring out flavors and enrich sauces; to steam vegetables or fish while preserving nutrients and flavor or a keep warm function that will automatically launch when the cooking time has ended.

6. The Elite EPC-1013 Platinum Electric Pressure Cooker, 10 Quart

With 8 multi-functions, this unit handles soups and stews; fish and vegetables; grains and beans; potatoes, yams and rice; meat, chicken or pork and, finally, desserts. It comes with a 24-hour time delay for convenience and a browning function. This pressure cooker traps steam, cooks evenly, seals in the nutritional value and produces amazingly flavorful food. The generous 10-quart pot is big enough to make meals for the whole family. It also features a way for steam to release from the top of the unit to release pressure for safety.

7. The Midea My-ss5062 Programmable Pressure Cooker

In keeping with the need to arrange flexible meal-planning, the Midea 5L, 900W, 70KPA stainless steel cooking pot comes with a 24-hour delay timer. It is both UL and ULC certified for safety and energy efficiency. The 14 preset menu selections make cooking easy and fun. It’s a pressure cooker and a stew pot; a rice cooker and a steamer. It makes stock, broth, soup, as well as cooks fish, meat, chicken, beef or pork and beans. It can be used in the programmable mode or a manual mode.

It features a texture mode to enrich flavor in the food ranging from light to standard to strong. For experienced chefs, engage the “On Demand Pressure” mode and “hold-up pressure time” to have full self-control in preparing meals. It comes in black and white and includes a multi-purpose spoon, a measuring cup, a user manual, a recipe booklet and a steamer rack.

8. The 5-Quart Brentwood Electric Pressure Multi-Function Electric Pressure Cooker

This attractive unit delivers both high and low cooking pressures, a rice mode, slow-cook mode. It features one-touch buttons to select modes and timing. It has a safety-lock lid and an auto-relief valve. It comes in black and stainless steel finishes and has a removable inner pot for easy clean up. It comes with Cool-Touch handles and lid, a measuring cup and spatula. Enjoy cooking one-pot meals up to 70 percent faster than conventional cooking methods with this easy-to-use electric pressure cooker.

9. The Asian -Style Gourmet Automatic Electric Pressure Cooker Model BT900XL5

Usetta Inc makes this 6-quart cooker with a stainless steel inner pot plus it comes with a bonus pressure ring included for free. It has a power rating of 110V, 60 Hz, 900W and uses optimized pre-programmed modes for intelligent cooking. Cook quickly in 60 percent of the time typically needed to prepare meals. Preset timer allows up to 24 hours before cooking mode engages. Enjoy fall-off-the-bone ribs, whole succulent chickens, meat, stew, porridge, and much more with this excellent electric pressure cooker.

10. The GoWISE USA GW22623 1300W Latest 4th-Generation Programmable Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

This is the latest 4th-generation model programmable 8-quart pressure cooker unit that features 8-in-1 multi-functions including rice, eggs, beans, yogurt, pressure, warmer, steamer, sauté and slow cooking. It comes pre-programmed with 16 built-in Smart Programs and 12 cooking options with their own preset times as well as the option to use a manual time setter. The delay timer gives you the option to have food cooked and ready for a designated time. It comes with a stainless steel steam rack and basket, a rice-scooper and a measuring cup.