The Best Pressure Cookers to Buy in 2020: Review

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The Best Pressure Cookers to Buy in 2020: Review

Post by MikeKnopfler » Fri, 10. Apr 20, 11:14

Using a good pressure cooker is one of the quickest ways to have a meal prepped and ready in no time at all. If you have been using an old cooker for a while, there are no better times than now to get an upgrade because modern cookers nowadays are completely different from cookers of five or ten years ago.

Most quality pressure cooker brands offer several cooking modes from slow cook, to steam, to sauté and more. The capability of best rated electric pressure cooker has evolved to the point where they now have a new name to them: multi-cooker.

In this pressure cooker review, we’ll tell you all about the highest rated pressure cookers on the market for you to put on your shopping list.

Instant Pot DUO 60

There’s no denying the popularity of the Instant Pot. This is the name that you go to when you need to have a good pressure cooker and more.

There are seven pre-sets packed into this 6-quart cooker, which includes pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, sauté and browning, yogurt-making mode, steam cooking, and a warming mode. You can flexibly tune the cooker to these settings through the control panel that has buttons for you to further set the pressure, temperature, and cooking time.

An LED screen gathers information from the temperature and pressure sensors to display them to you in real-time. This way, you will know when to adjust the temperature and the pressure for the best cooking results. Most customers agreed that the sensors are very accurate.

A timer is available for you to schedule its cooking time.

The insert is made from high-quality stainless steel and has a triple-layer base for more consistent cooking. You can also buy an insert that’s non-stick from Instant Pot.

The cooker is shipped with a steam rack for either steaming food or as a place to put larger foodstuffs. But other than the rack and some basic tools like a rice paddle, a small ladle, and a condensation catcher, the cooker doesn’t come with a lot of accessories. The best tools like yogurt cups, loaf pan, steamer basket etc. must be purchased separately from the company’s website.


Crock-Pot 6-Quart 8-in-1 Express Crock

Most people are probably familiar with Crock-Pot as the brand name of that old cooker that our childhood kitchen and quite a lot of us have grown up learning how to slow cook with that same Crock-Pot. But as nostalgic as Crock-Pots are, they have evolved in this day and age.

The modern Crock-Pots don’t just slow cook anymore and instead, they will let you do other things such as browning, steaming, and sauté-ing. All of these functions can be set up on a timer, so once you got home from work you will always have a hot meal waiting for you.

The controls are straightforward and most people won’t need to look through the user’s manual to know what to do. There are eight quick settings available on the control panel, each of which corresponds to a type of food that you wish to prepare. There are meat and stew, beans and chili, rice/risotto, yogurt, poultry, dessert, soup, and an option to prepare multigrain. Just by using the cooker alone, you can whip up a wholesome dinner for the entire family.

There’s a caveat to this: the wide settings are just pre-set temperature and cooking time. You will most likely still have to adjust all of the parameters yourself in accordance to the recipe to get the optimum result. Because of this, a lot of people opt to use a manual pressure button to fine-tune their cooker rather than bothering with all of the settings … but the Express Crock doesn’t have one.

Additionally, there are only two temperature settings being low and high. There’s no medium, which can be inconvenient for sauté-ing. Still, our testers reported that the heat was even and the cooker didn’t burn any food.

In the box, next to the cooker itself you will also get accessories including a serving spoon and a steaming rack. There is also a cookbook with a few interesting recipes to try your hands with the new cooker.

The best thing about the Crock-Pot Express Crock is that you can get everything above for a fairly affordable price, which makes this our recommendation for most people when the question: “what is the best pressure cooker?” is asked.

GoWISE Electric Pressure Cooker

If you often cook meals in large quantities (for sizeable family or friends), the GoWISE pressure cooker is one of the top pressure cookers to look into.

The GoWISE has a maximum capacity of 14 quarts, which is generous enough to appease the needs of an entire crowd on a daily basis. There are twelve cooking presets that you can pick from on the control panel, including rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, soup, meat, bean and chili, sauté, poultry, yogurt, slow cook, and eggs. Just press the button and the cooker will automatically set up the pressure and temperature settings for maximum result.

Our testers reported that the sauté feature is relatively underwhelming, however, so watch out for that.

If you want to manually set up your cooking parameters, everything from the cooking time, pressure, and temperature are adjustable via the buttons on the control panel. The cooker is equipped with an LED screen that displays operating data (current temperature, pressure, cooking time etc.) for you in real-time.

A delay timer can help you schedule the cooker to start whenever you want and the pot is coated with a layer of ceramic for easier maintenance and cleaning.

Since this cooker is meant to prepare food in large quantities, it also takes up a lot of space on the counter and is quite heavy (18 pounds). The cooker is shipped alongside with some accessories like a steam rack, steam basket, rice scooper, and a small measuring cup.

PressurePro 4-Quart Pressure Cooker


Single or only have a small family to cater to and you really don’t see the needs for something as large as a GoWISE? The PressurePro is among the smallest and most compact best rated pressure cookers there are on the market that’s going to be a nice fit for a small kitchen. But that doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t be of use to larger families. It could act nicely as a secondary pressure cooker to prepare side-dishes and appetizers while your main pressure cooker is working to prepare the entrée.

Although it is a small pressure cooker, the PressurePro doesn’t lack functionalities at all. It’s got nine different food pre-sets for rice, slow cook, yogurt, eggs, canning, preserving, warming, steam cook, and sauté-ing. All of the programming buttons are one-touch and will instantly set the cooking parameters for you.

The PressurePro has a digital display to keep you up to date on the temperature, pressure, and cooking time. There is also a delay timer and a handy keep-warm mode to hold the food fresh and nicely heated until you can put them onto the dishes.

It is quite simple cleaning the pot, which has a non-stick surface and is dishwasher-friendly. All of this is going to save you a huge amount of time and effort.

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We hope that our series of the best pressure cooker reviews have been of help in providing you with great purchasing options for a new cooker. If you’re still on the fence about anything, check out our buying guide or visit our other reviews to see more product options.

Happy purchasing!
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Re: Missions auto completed themselves?

Post by sware » Fri, 10. Apr 20, 12:15

This has been around for a while, hopefully it will be resolved at some point.

One example: viewtopic.php?f=146&t=423543&p=4924447#p4924447, you can find more threads on this topic if you look for them.

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Re: Missions auto completed themselves?

Post by Socratatus » Sat, 11. Apr 20, 00:05

I`ve had this too. I just reason that the problem was solved by the time I got to it, maybe somebody else fixed the leak sooner or maybe the delivery wasn`t required after all, but they still pay you because you took the job in good faith, using up your own time and resources. Not unrealistic when you think about it.

I don`t mind it as long as I get paid.
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