Fissler Vitaquick 8.5 Quart Pressure Cooker Review

by Chef Patrick on August 31, 2014

At first look, you will immediately notice the Fissler Vitaquick’s gorgeous, sleek design. This 8.5 quart pressure cooker is considered to be one of the industry’s best high-end models. Fissler is a German company that makes kitchen tools such as knives, pots, pans, and pressure cookers. The brand is often compared by chefs as the Mercedes-Benz of kitchen tools. For those looking for function and form, the Fissler Vitaquick pressure cooker is one of the best there is in its class.

There are many reasons to love this pressure cooker. It’s made out of 18/10 stainless steel and aluminum which means it will conduct heat nicely on either gas, electric, ceramic, and induction stove tops and practically last a lifetime because of its durability. It is dishwasher safe, but you will find it easy to clean by hand, and UL listed, which is a certification given to manufacturers for their products that meet safety standards. When you buy this pressure cooker, it comes with a perforated insert and tripod to hold your food. The 8.5 quart can easily feed 4 to 6 people so it’s perfect for families. Finally, you are able to cook food at either 10 psi or 15 psi, which is the standard for most recipes.

Features of the Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker

fissler-vitaquickIf this is your first time buying a pressure cooker, it may look like a lot of trouble to use, but this pressure cooker has some great features that make things very easy. First of all, it is very easy to place the lid in the correct position. Just place the lid on top and twist to snap it shut, aligning the handles together. When this is done, the pressure cooker will click shut. Depending on which generation of Fissler pressure cookers you buy, you will either just lock the pressure cooker in place or you will see the light turn from red to green. Only when the pressure cooker turns green will pressure be able to build. So you can rest assured that the device will always be safe to use.

Another safety feature that this pressure cooker has is on the inside, there are a couple of lines that indicate the maximum fluid level so that you don’t overstuff your cooker.

Right across from the handle, you will find a pressure knob. There are only two cooking levels, one at 10 psi and one at 15 psi. For vegetables and fish, you will most likely be using the first setting. For meat and stews, you will most likely be using the second setting. If you cook vegetables, simply place a bit of water at the bottom, place the vegetables inside the perforated insert, and place everything in the cooker and close the lid. For more information on how to cook specific ingredients, you can also refer to the manual that comes with the Fissler Vitaquick pressure cooker.

There are also easy-to-follow indicators on the knob which are visible when pressure starts to build. These indicators tell you how pressure is building or whether you need to adjust the heat. One final feature of the Fissler Vitaquick pressure cooker is that it operates very quietly.


When it comes to pressure cooker designs, the Fissler Vitaquick is definitely one of the most beautiful machines ever made. Once you own one, you will immediately be swept away by how it feels it and looks. This pressure cooker stands out – it’s like driving down a road and all of a sudden a Porsche drives by. Beyond appearance, what’s most impressive is how easy it is to use. Fissler did a great job on the design of this cooker – it looks good AND is easy to operate.

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