Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Family Style Pressure Cooker Review

by Chef Alex on June 17, 2014

If you’re looking for a pressure cooker to make meals for your large family, then the Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Family Style pressure cooker is a worthy choice to consider. Pressure cookers are a great cooking tool because they are able to cook delicious, nutritious meals within minutes. Instead of boiling away vegetables and meat, a pressure cooker seals in the vitamins and keeps the color of vegetables in tact while reducing an incredible amount of cooking time. The flavor of the food is also more intense when using a pressure cooker so you can taste the true flavor of your food without having to add too much seasoning.

Features of the Pressure Cooker

kuhn-rikon-duromatic-family-styleKuhn Rikon is a reputable Swiss brand that has been making pressure cookers since 1899. They are known for their quality. It’s good to go with an established brand because you always want to buy a safe pressure cooker. The first thing you will notice about the Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Family Style pressure cooker is the wide base of the pot. Since this cooker is made for big families, it comes with a wide base to hold a greater amount of food for even browning. The base is thick and 11-inch in diameter and made out of aluminum for better heat conductivity as well as stainless steel for style and durability. This pot comes in 5, 8, and 12-quart sizes. If you cook for a large crowd, the 8-quart pot is a good option. It cooks for 10 to 12 people.

A great thing about this pressure cooker is that it’s quiet. For young families, this is an advantage because you can be in the kitchen cooking and it will not wake your baby while they are sleeping. There will be no escaping steam or “hiss” to alert you. On the other hand, because it’s so quiet you have to keep an eye on it. Look at the pressure indicator’s red lines and adjust your heat to maintain the desired pressure. It also comes with a “stay cool” handle for safe use.

This pressure cooker is incredibly easy to use. The lid locks tight. It also cooks fast – up to 70% reduction in cooking time. On top of that, it’s easy to clean thanks to the stainless steel. Because it’s so well-built and durable, you won’t need to purchase another cooker once you’ve invested in this one. Given what it does, this pressure cooker in particular is indispensible to large families, whether for making stews, pasta, or soups.

The one disadvantage that comes with the Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Family Style pressure cooker is the price. Many other customers commented that they didn’t imagine paying $370 for a pressure cooker. However, the pressure cooker has very high ratings. This speaks volume the positive response from customers. They were pleased that the pressure cooker is durable and looked at the price as an investment. Rather than buying a product that needs replacing, why not purchase one that can be used practically a lifetime? Kuhn Rikon has exceptional customer service too. If you have any issues with the product they respond quickly by phone and email.

How to Clean

This pressure cooker is easy to clean. After normal use, simply use ordinary dish soap. The surface can be damaged by abrasive cleaners and dishwashers so be aware not to use harsh cleaning methods. Hand washing is highly recommended. Although it can be used in the dishwasher, it’s not recommended because the synthetic fittings may lose their shine and the aluminum may oxidize or corrode. For tougher stains, limescale, and/or discoloration, use a chromium steel cleaner. Limescale can also be cleaned away with vinegar or lemon juice.


As mentioned earlier, this pressure cooker is perfect for large families. While durable, it tends to be pricey. But we think it’s well worth the investment. If you’re looking for something that cooks meals fast and feeds a large crowd, then this is one of the best pressure cookers to purchase.

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