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Recommend a pressure cooker?

davidmeiland's picture

Greetings, longtime Breaktime poster here looking for advice. We would like to buy a pressure cooker, mostly so we can cook dry black beans and kidney beans on the stove. Years ago I owned a nice stainless steel model that would make a batch in about 45 minutes but a scheming roommate departed with it, and I've forgotten the details.

Gary's picture

(post #56265, reply #1 of 15)

Fagor is my first choice with the Kuhn Rikon a close second.

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MadMom's picture

(post #56265, reply #2 of 15)

I agree with you.  Fagor is an excellent PC.



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SquarePeg's picture

(post #56265, reply #3 of 15)

I've got an old presto. Nothing fancy. Works great and is cheap and indestructible.


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Glenys's picture

(post #56265, reply #4 of 15)

I have nothing against aluminum pressure cookers as long as they match the newer models of brands like Fagor and upwards in the safety lid and pressure systems. I bought a basic ten quart Fagor for under a $100 CDN with the three safety feature lid. The other night I had twelve shortrib pieces (large sections cut in two), 2 bottles of chocolate porter and litre of stock but seasonings. All done in less than an hour. Love my pressure cooker.

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56265, reply #5 of 15)

I had a Kuhn Rikon and didn't like it.


Now I have a Magefesa and I love it. It is from Spain and not as easy to find here as some of the other brands.


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PeterDurand's picture

(post #56265, reply #11 of 15)

Another vote for the megefesa here.

 


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davidmeiland's picture

(post #56265, reply #12 of 15)

I ordered a 6 quart Fagor. I think we already have everything that comes with the canning kits, at least I know we have the small tools. It will be hard to find anywhere to put one more large pot in our overcrowded kitchen, much less a new batch of smaller stuff.

Andy2's picture

(post #56265, reply #6 of 15)

We like Fagor a lot. We have had it for last three years. Before that, we had a Presto for 15 years. I am not sure if Presto still exists and if they do, the quality is still there.

Gretchen's picture

(post #56265, reply #7 of 15)

Mine is a TFal that I would HIGHLY recommend if they still made it. It has a great timer feature.


Look on Amazon (of course from me). I would not get one less than 6 qts. Jean has an electric one, I believe, that she likes a lot. I LOVE mine for lots more than beans, but that is of course, really great.


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Jean's picture

(post #56265, reply #8 of 15)

I even still have my 50 year old MirroMatic, plus 2 different sized canners and a smaller regular one that I picked up for about 20+ bucks. I wish I had gotten the 2 for one Fagor deal when the little one was available with the larger one. It would be ideal for cooking green beans for the 2 of us. 2 1/2 minutes and they're done! Perfect.



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Gretchen's picture

(post #56265, reply #9 of 15)

You know, you are right about the smaller one. Interesting thought--that I DO NOT NEED!!  Oh, no. Save me!!

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Gretchen's picture

(post #56265, reply #10 of 15)

You might take a look at this one. Big enough for what Glenys described, which my 6qt. isn't. If I can find out if this is "magnetic" (for DD's induction cooktop) I'll be getting it for them.


http://www.amazon.com/Fagor-Piece-Pressure-Cooker-Canner/dp/B000UPLR7U/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1227280790&sr=1-23


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Jean's picture

(post #56265, reply #14 of 15)

Hee, that's the one I got for 25 bucks. Thanks again for that.



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Gretchen's picture

(post #56265, reply #15 of 15)

I know. I'm only half way around the block kicking myself!! ;o)

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drussell's picture

(post #56265, reply #13 of 15)

Got a new to me catalog in the mail this week that has a Fagor All-In-One Multi-Cooker. Apparently it's new on the cooking scene. The description  says that it is a pressure cooker, slow cooker and rice cooker. It's offered at $119.99 .


The catalog's website is CHEFScatalog.com


I've never ordered from them so can't vouch for their reliability but since they say it's a Fagor and many of the previous messages are favorable to Fagor, I  thought this might be of interest.