Best Electric Pressure Cooker Reviews
In the old days, you didn’t have many options when it came to pressure cookers. There were these loud, obnoxious stovetop cookers that sounded just as dangerous as they were. Of course, stovetop pressure cookers evolved to become one of the most safe kitchen cookwares and with the advancement of technology, electric pressure cookers were invented.
Electric pressure cookers gave people the option to multitask. You could set your pressure cooker and not have to monitor it. When you come back to it, your meal is ready, and ready fast thanks to the pressure. It works just the same as a rice cooker. Rice cookers gave people the ability to cook perfect rice each time. If you’ve ever cooked rice on a stove, you know that getting the temperature, water, and timing right can be difficult. Your rice will easily overcook, undercook, become too soggy, or burn. Likewise, electric pressure cookers have the ability to cook perfect meals each time. This is no exaggeration!
Compared the stovetop pressure cookers, there are fewer quality electric pressure cookers to choose from. The popular choice is still stovetop and we totally agree with that preference. However, we believe electric pressure cookers are great helpers for beginner cooks and those who prioritize convenience. They are equally capable at making delicious meals, but only if you pick the right model! Which is why we are going to show you 3 electric pressure cookers that we would recommend without reservations.
3 Best Electric Pressure Cookers
1) Instant Pot IP-DUO60 6-Quart (7-in-1) – Our Pick
The IP-DUO60 is Instant Pot’s latest model (3rd generation) and upgrade to the previous generation IP-LUX60. It was release in 2014 and has quickly become a bestseller. Instant Pot is the no.1 brand of electric pressure cookers, having sold 50 million of their cookers worldwide.
Let’s take a look at its features. Previously, the IP-LUX60 came with one “high” pressure level. The upgrades on the IP-DUO60 features two pressure levels. One low and one high. This is a welcomed upgrade because it makes the pressure cooker cook much more effectively. Pressure cookers are supposed to cook food first at high pressure, then switched to low pressure. But with only one “high” pressure level on the old model, it can be difficult to cook delicate foods since you can’t set it on “low”.
The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 has settings to make yogurt, pasteurize milk, and cook glutinous rice, which are all new additions. Other nice little features new to this model are a condensation collector, longer programmable settings (up to 99 hours vs. 10 hours), and a large handle. With a “low” pressure level, it’s possible to set a longer program. Just like its predecessor, it comes in a 6-quart size.
If we were to recommend one electric pressure cooker, it would be this one hands down.
2) Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-Quart (6-in-1)
Since its newer version was released in 2014, the Instant Pot IP-LUX60 has had its limelight stolen. But that doesn’t make it any less than a great pressure cooker. The most obvious benefit of this machine is the price, which is 10-15% lower than the IP-DUO60. You may even be able to find cheaper deals now since a new generation was released. It’s a great way to save more money above what you’re already saving in electricity costs by using a pressure cooker.
One idea we want to share with you is you can use it in place of a rice cooker. Rice cookers can be expensive and have less functions. We see no reason not to use the Instant Pot IP-LUX60 instead. Considering its price and function, it’s a much better investment. It can replace your rice cooker, slow cooker, and steamer.
If you’re debating between IP-LUX60 and IP-DUO60, whichever one you get will come mostly down to price in our opinion. Because the only “real” advantage you get with the IP-DUO60 is the yogurt function. It’s enough to convince some of us, no doubt, but in the end, it’s all up to preference. Both are great pressure cookers!
3) Secura 6-Quart (6-in-1)
If you were wondering about good options besides Instant Pot, you’re in luck! We found the Secura 6-quart pressure cooker to be a respectable choice. It comes in a beautiful stainless steel finish and is the cheapest of the 3. The inner pot is also made of stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about food sticking or health issues from non-stick pots. Like the IP-LUX60, it only has one pressure level. But when it comes to performance, the Secura cooks meals very well.
You can use it as a slow cooker, rice cooker, soup maker, steamer, etc. no problem. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this as a beginner electric pressure cooker given its price and function. It’s really easy to use and a foolproof way to cook.
So there you have it, the 3 best electric pressure cookers ever made. We hope you are able to find these easily wherever you live. You can contact the manufacturers to ask for more details if needed. As always, if you have questions for us leave them in the comments below.