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Pressure Cooker (post #68021)

The search function says there are no threads on this subject. Obviously, the search function is useless, since I know we've had many discussions about pressure cookers. I was hopeful that the search function, which was the only thing that I thought was poor about the old site, would be improved. Great improvement.

I have the Fagor Duo on my Christmas list, but I'm not sure if I should ask for the 6 qt or the 8 qt. There are only two of us, but I do cook larger quantities for company and/or the freezer at times. I've read that you shouldn't fill them more than 2/3 full, which means 4 qts for the smaller size and about 5 1/4 qts for the larger size. I think the 6 qt would be useful most often. Am I looking at this the wrong way?

thecooktoo's picture

In my opinion yes. I would (post #68021, reply #1 of 10)

In my opinion yes. I would recommend the 8 qt because it costs only a little more (as I recall) but gives you a lot more flexibility. Yet it handles the smaller quantities just as well.


Lee's picture

Thanks y'all. I suspected (post #68021, reply #4 of 10)

Thanks y'all. I suspected you would recommend the larger size.

MM, I saw the combo that you have at Macy's recently. It was a great price! I wish I had bought it.

This is the second time I've tried to post this response. The first time, I got a message that said I wasn't authorized to use the site. And yet another bummer on the site. There's a honkin' big ad that is obscuring the entire right side of the comments box, so I can't see what I've typed. I won't disappear. This is getting worse instead of better.

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Me again. Forgive the typos (post #68021, reply #5 of 10)

Me again. Forgive the typos in my prior post. I can't get the edit function to function. I meant "it" won't disappear, not "I" won't disappear, although, at this rate, it's more and more likely.

Gretchen's picture

Absolutely no doubt. The (post #68021, reply #2 of 10)

Absolutely no doubt. The larger one. You have no idea how small even the 8 quart can become! And it is closer to half full--there's a little indentation on mine.
I got DD and BF a 10 quart (I think) because in Denver I thought they might be doing things like short ribs and lamb shanks. I can't do them in mine.
I think you will be able to do smaller quantities just fine also.

MadMom's picture

I got the Fagor which comes (post #68021, reply #3 of 10)

I got the Fagor which comes in two sizes, one is an eight quart, I think, and the other either two or four. It is nice to have a choice, and I find I use them about equally.

Jean's picture

I would love to have the (post #68021, reply #6 of 10)

I would love to have the smaller one for just things for the 2 of us. The weight of the pan is becoming more of a factor as I grow older.

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MadMom's picture

That's what I love about (post #68021, reply #8 of 10)

That's what I love about having the two sizes. When I am making soup or stew, it seems to grow, so I need the big pot, but when I am cooking for just "tonight's meal" the smaller pot works great.

nexus's picture

If you use your PC to make (post #68021, reply #7 of 10)

If you use your PC to make stews and soups you may find that things grow and your may feel limited by the smaller size. I do.

CulinaryArtist's picture

I have both 6 and 8, use the (post #68021, reply #9 of 10)

I have both 6 and 8, use the 6 at home for just us and the 8 for clients or when I make soups/stocks etc.



cookie1's picture

I have the Fagor Duo and it (post #68021, reply #10 of 10)

I have the Fagor Duo and it came with a 4 quart and an 8 quart. I would recommend the 8 quart pressure cooker.


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