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Pressure cooker reviews

Last updated: 10 July 2014

Pressure cookers are known for making hearty meals fast, which is great if you have a big family to feed. We lab test and review the latest models to help you find the best pressure cooker for you. Our pressure cooker buying guide will help you decide which features you need.

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Our test covers 6 and 8 litre pressure cookers. Our expert testers give every pressure cooker a thorough workout to help find the models that are:

  • the best performers on low heat
  • the best performers on high heat
  • easiest to use.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which models have a timer, and which are dishwasher safe. Our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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Dishwasher safe
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Tefal and Fissler: The silicon seal and gasket, control valve and lid handle are not suitable for the dishwasher. Silit: Bottom pan only.

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How easy the cookers are to assemble, store and clean. We also consider the external temperature of the cooker surface, handles, and pressure valve during operation.

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  • Cooking performance (low heat) score
  • Cooking performance (high heat) score
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  • Model
  • Litres (L)
  • Hob type suitability
  • Weight (kg)
  • Dimensions (cm, WxHxD)
  • Control location
  • Exterior material including lid
  • Fill level indicator
  • Pressure cooker settings
  • Timer
  • Operating pressure (kPa/psi, low/high)
  • Steam release valve
  • Accessories
  • Other functions
  • Pressure regulator valve
  • Pressure indicator
  • Dishwasher safe
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