Best Pressure Cooker Reviews

Serving a large family a different meal seven nights a week is exhausting. With only a limited range of kitchen appliances to work with, how do you get out of the macaroni-and-cheese-recipe rut? Simple. Get a multi-purpose pressure cooker!

Casseroles, stews, meat pies, roasts, steamed vegetables, crispy chicken, and even your favorite flavor of yogurt are all within reach with a multi-purpose cooking appliance in your arsenal.

Our cooking ware experts at Fire Food Chef conducted over sixty hours of research to find the best pressure cooker on the market. It wasn’t easy, but if you check out our pressure cooker reviews below, it will save you time in your search.

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Ninja OP101 Foodi 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker Review

Ninja OP101 Foodi 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker Review

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  • Incredibly fast food pressurization
  • Durable and easy learning curve

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Last Updated: March 6, 2020

By William Clay: This article has been updated to reflect the most accurate information regarding pressure cookers available for those who are interested in making the quick and delicious food. The best 10 available have changed, and information has been added to assist individuals in finding the best pressure cookers currently available on the market.

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Key Features

  • Dimensions: 15.94 x 13.9 x 11.69 inches
  • Weight: 23.9 Pounds
  • 5-Quart Ceramic Coated, Non Stick Pot (PTFE/PFOA free and dishwasher safe)
  • 3-Quart cook And Ceramic Coated, Non Stick Crisp Basket (Dishwasher safe)
  • 4 lb Capacity
  • Auto-warming Function (keeps food warm up to 12 hours after cooking)
  • 5 Stovetop Settings
  • 7 Different Cooking Functions (includes)
  • 14 Safety Features

What We Like...

  • The Ninja interface is a more simplified and easier to use version of the Instant Pot. Instead of duplicating functions, the Ninja breaks it down to a few simple basic options so you’re not overwhelmed. It also reduces the learning curve considerably, especially if you’ve never used a multi-purpose appliance before.
  • Pressurizes food incredibly fast. Really does deliver on the manufacturing claims. You can air fry and pressure cook in less than half the time it takes a conventional oven or stove. Even compared to the Instant Pot, the Ninja seems to outperform it in speed.
  • Bright LCD interface features an easy-to-read timer for added convenience.
  • An auto warm function to make sure you never burn your food or serve undercooked food ever again.
  • Even the manual is detailed, and the color cookbook with fifteen recipes makes this a really great gift idea as well.

Drawbacks…

  • At close to twenty three pounds, the Ninja OP101 Foodi 7-in-1 is a bit on the heavy side for a kitchen appliance. With the pressure cooker lid attached, it can take up a lot of real estate in a galley kitchen, for example, with narrow countertops. Needs some considerable clearance above as well for opening the pressure cooker lid.
  • The Release valve is an older-style mechanism for steam release instead of a push-button. It’s not terribly inconvenient but be careful with your fingers when venting hot steam.
  • Since the air fryer lid isn’t detachable, the unit can be quite unwieldy. There isn’t a locking mechanism to hold the lid in place either, which you’ll often find on an air-fryer. Not a big deal but worth noting.
  • Placing the lid face up on a flat counter after you remove it can actually be a bit tricky and awkward. There’s no side-mounted holder, as in the case of the Instant Pot, which saves space and is really handy to have.

We really could go on and on about the amazing performance and quality features of the Ninja OP101 Foodi 7-in-1. Affordably price in contrast to other models, this is one kitchen appliance you won’t regret investing in.

Whether it’s for your own home or as a gift, the Ninja Foodi is a robust multi-purpose pressure cooker that will provide years of delicious meals, appetizers, and desserts!


Key Features

  • Dimensions: 17 x 16 x 15.5 inches
  • Weight: 22.8 Pounds
  • 8-Qt Capacity
  • 9 Cooking Functions
  • Cookware-Grade Inner Pot with Easy Grip Handles
  • Steam Rack with Handles with Steam-diffusing Cover
  • QuickCool Technology
  • Extra Sealing Rings
  • 48 Customizable Presets

What We Like...

  • RAPID COOKING: Cooks any recipe up to 70 % faster; 400 watt heating element reduces preheating time so meals cook faster; Pressure release time is shortened with the new quickcool technology.
  • MULTI-PURPOSE COOKING: 48 customizable presets for soups, beans, rice, ribs and more; Takes the guesswork out of cooking for beginners; Programs like sous vide and bake can be customized or used manually.
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Durable 304(18/8) stainless steel inner pot includes easy grip non slip handles as well as a flat inner surface for use on gas, electric or induction stovetop; Redesigned for optimal sauté results;
  • LARGE CAPACITY: Can cook for up to eight people and includes plenty of recipes. Download the free Instant Pot App on your iOS or android device, loaded with hundreds of recipes to get you on your way to the next level of cooking mastery.
  • DISHWASHER FRIENDLY: Healthy, easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
  • EASY TO USE: The bright bold display is angled to make it easy to read; There’s a cooking progress indicator that shows clearly where you are in the cooking cycle; The ergonomic lid stays out of way when stored upright on the base rim; an easy seal lid automatically sets to sealing position when lid is closed; steam diffusing cover allows for a safer way of de-pressurizing your pressure cooker.
  • BUILT-IN SAFETY MECHANISMS: UL certified, with over 11built in safety mechanisms, including automatic pressure and temperature control, overheat protection and more.

Drawbacks…

  • At only 36” inches, the cord could have been longer to make it easier to use.
  • Be careful when using the QuickRelease valve! This thing releases all that pressurized steam from the 8-qt inner pot in only about two minutes. If your fingers are near the vents in the lid, you will get seriously scalded! Stand back at arm’s length and flick the valve from the side.
  • Cooking with stainless takes practice. The learning curve is shortened thanks to the great presets, of course, but Instant Pot also gives you access to hundreds of recipes as well as tips.
  • If you want the extra parts that are needed (stainless steel steam rack with long handles and an extra sealing ring) they’re quite pricey.

The Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus is a multi-tasking, multi-purpose cooking machine. Following up on many of the great features that make Instant Pot such an amazing multi-cooker, an additional twenty new enhancements have been added to this latest model in the series.

Purchased as a gift or for your own use, this competitively-price multi-cooker packs a ton of value into one machine.


Key Features

  • Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 13 inches
  • Weight: 16.2 Pounds
  • 6-Qt Capacity
  • 10 Cooking Functions
  • Tempered Glass Lid
  • Stainless Steel Crock Pot With German ThermaV Technology
  • Steamer Basket

What We Like...

  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: High quality rubber seals, strong reliable heat resistant handles and internal electronics made to stand the test of time give the Mueller UltraPot 6Q an edge over inferior brands. With regular cleaning, it should last you several at least 2 - 3 years.
  • COOKS 2 DISHES AT ONCE: With the addition of a steamer basket and an additional silicone steamer gasket, you can actually cook two dishes at the same time. Shave time off your cooking by doing 2 meals at once.
  • EASY TO USE: Follow the user-friendly manual that comes with this multi-cooker pressure cooker and you’ll be up and running in about 30 minutes. Use the presets for hassle-free cooking or customize your own settings for the perfect sautes, stews, boiled eggs, and more.
  • MULTI-COOKING OPTIONS: 10 appliances in one! Oatmeal, Broth/Soup, Poultry, Yogurt, Egg, Beans/Chilli, Rice, Pressure Cook (Manual Setting), Meat/Stew, Cake. Slow Cook, Steam, Saute, Canning & Multi-Grain - the Mueller lets you do it all with the press of a few buttons.
  • SAFETY FEATURES: Eight built-in safety features ensure that even when you’re not looking, the Mueller has your back. Smart features are integrated into the cooking technology to prevent your food from overheating, burning or worse. The steam gasket on the tempered glass lid releases pressure safely and quickly.
  • FOOD-GRADE QUALITY: No chemical coating is applied to the 3-ply bottom surface of the inner crock pot. The ceramic non-stick interior coating is plastic PTFE and PFOA free for even heat distribution,while the fully sealed environment seals in the flavors, nutrients and aromas.
  • DISHWASHER FRIENDLY: Healthy, easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

Drawbacks…

  • The stainless steel construction is a lighter gauge than the other top picks, but still easy to clean.

UL and ULC certified, the Mueller UltraPot 6Q Pressure Cooker is a highly efficient multi-cooker appliance with smart features and built in safety mechanisms that make cooking easy, fun and fast. The 6-qt inner pot is quite adequate for serving up to four - six people per batch. It’s a great alternative if you love the features of the Instant Pot but don’t need a large 8 or 10-qt.

Overall, the Mueller UltraPot more than does the job it’s meant to do, and with its German-engineered thermal technology, you can be sure it will work consistently for years.


Key Features

  • Dimensions: 14.9 x 13.9 x 16 inches
  • Weight: 17.37 Pounds
  • 8-Qt Capacity
  • Sealed Glass Lid
  • Stainless Steel Crock Pot (non-stick coating and PFOA free)
  • Multi Cooking Functions (pressure cook, sterilize, slow cook, brown/sear, sauté, boil, simmer, and steam)
  • Includes Recipe Book, Steaming Rack, and Serving Spoon

What We Like...

  • 8-QT COOKING CAPACITY: Prepare dishes for family and guests on special occasions, or batch cook food and store it for an entire week of home-cooked goodness! The Crock-Pot XL Express 8-qt offers a spacious 8 quart size that feeds 10 servings or more, saving time in your busy household.
  • MULTI-PURPOSE APPLIANCE: This is a quality multi-purpose pressure cooker with additional functions such as Slow Cook, Brown, Sauté, Steam, as well as Boil and Simmer.
  • PROGRAMMABLE PRESETS: Use the Manual Pressure function to program any cooking time at either high or low pressure and customize recipes. The Crock-Pot XL Express takes the guesswork out of cooking and ensures your recipe results are consistently delicious.
  • CONVENIENT 1-TOUCH COOKING: Make a variety of quick, healthy meals like chili, soups, grains, and more with the simple press of a button. By using any of the convenient 1 touch meal settings, your food is ready in minutes!
  • EASY CLEANUP: Nonstick cooking pot resists stuck on food and is dishwasher safe, simplifying your cleanup and making it great for 1 pot cooking.

Drawbacks…

  • THIN NON-STICK SURFACE: The non-stick coating is very thin and may start to peel after a few uses. A ceramic non-stick coating would have been more durable.
  • BULKY: The 8 quart offers a lot of versatility but it weighs close to 18 pounds and can be a bit unwieldy when it comes to cleaning.

Less costly than an Instant Pot or Ninja, the Crock-Pot SCCPPC800-V1 Multi-Use XL Express truly delivers exceptional value. Solidly constructed, this large size 8 quart capacity cooker with a non-stick inner pot, and large digital readout is fun to use and easy to clean.

At about half the price of an Instant Pot of equivalent size, the Crock-Pot XL Express series is a more economical option, without compromising on quality. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the consistent great performance, meal after meal!


Key Features

  • Dimensions: 13.39 x 12.2 x 12.48 inches
  • Weight: 11.8 Pounds
  • 6-Qt Capacity
  • EasySeal Glass Lid and Bonus Seal Ring
  • 304 Stainless Steel Crock Pot (non-stick coating and PFOA free)
  • 7-in-1 Multi Cooking Functions (pressure cooker, sauté pan, steamer, slow cooker, rice cooker, food warmer, and yogurt maker)
  • 14 Customizable Presets

What We Like...

  • HASSLE-FREE COOKING: Over 10 built in safety features and a UL certification let you work hands-free while the Duo Nova cooks your dinner safely and quickly.
  • HEALTHY MEALS IN MINUTES: The Duo Nova’s food-grade stainless steel 304 (18/8) cooking pot is dishwasher-safe and durable, with no chemical coating. A sophisticated microprocessor monitors and adjusts pressure, temperature, time, and heat to cook food up to 70% faster than other methods with consistent great results!
  • 7-IN-1 MULTI-COOKER: Get rid of outdated, worn out appliances and cooking ware! The Duo Nova combines 7 appliances in 1: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker. Makes a great gift for anyone who loves cooking!
  • USER-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING: The large LCD digital interface offers clear, simple controls. Easily monitor the cooking process of the multicooker. Use the convenient one-touch control pad with 13 programs, or customize and save them to cut down on cooking time even more!
  • SMART EASYSEAL LID: The new EasySeal lid automatically seals pressure and steam in your Instant Pot. Releasing steam when you’re ready is easy using the quick-release button. You can walk away and never have to worry whether or not the lid is sealed. You also get a BONUS sealing ring!

Drawbacks…

  • LOWER GRADE STAINLESS STEEL: The food contact materials are a blend of stainless steel and aluminum, rather than pure stainless steel.
  • NO INSTRUCTIONS: It's a little more complicated to operate than the Instant Duo, for example, and there are no instructions for
  • LID DESIGN: The glass EasySeal lid is a bit difficult to attach. You need to line it up visually with arrows or it never locks into place.
  • BULKY: This 6-qt pressure cooker isn’t as big as others in this review, but it can still be a bit unwieldy when it comes to cleaning. Due to its size, it may not fit conveniently in your dishwasher. You’ll need adequate storage space on a countertop or in a cabinet when it’s not in use.

Yet another member of the Instant Pot Multi-Cooker series has made it to the top 10 list of the best pressure cookers. The Duo Nova offers Instant Pot lovers all the same great features that make this brand so popular, but with fewer programming options.

With its 6-qt capacity, the Duo Nova can cook enough for up to four people at one time. Whether you want to boil, saute, steam, slow cook, or pressure cook the Instant Pot series has a pot for you.


Key Features

  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 15 x 15 inches
  • Weight: 22.3 Pounds
  • 8-Qt Capacity
  • 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker
  • Stainless Steel Hot Pot (non-stick coating and PFOA free)
  • Stainless Steel Steamer Basket
  • 2 x Silicone Gaskets
  • 2 x Silicone Gloves
  • Measuring cup, Rice Paddle, and Recipe Book Included

What We Like...

  • 8-QT COOKING CAPACITY: The Simfonia Electric Pressure Cooker is large enough to serve ten or more people per batch!
  • SMART COOKING: Save time prepping and cooking with all the smart features integrated into the Simfonio 8-qt. It’s got a 10-in-1 smart cooking program, automatic warming, pasteurization, pressure regulation and taste control.
  • 10-IN-1 MULTI-COOKER: 10-in-1 smart cooking program gives you the ultimate flexibility. Pressure cooker, slow cooker, sautéing, steaming, egg cooker, baking cakes, pasteurizing, making yogurt, rice cooker and more. There’s literally no recipe beyond your reach with the Simfonia in your kitchen.
  • AWESOME ACCESSORIES: With all the great accessories, the Simfonia 8-qt makes the perfect gift for someone who loves cooking but doesn’t have room for 10 appliances! It comes with a multi-functional stainless steel steaming basket, with steaming rack for eggs, potatoes, beans, vegetables as well as an extra silicone ring, silicone hand gloves, rice paddle and measuring cup!
  • FOOD GRADE CONSTRUCTION: All components in contact with food (the inner pot, steamer basket are food grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel.

Drawbacks…

  • THIN NON-STICK SURFACE: The non-stick coating is very thin and may start to peel after a few uses. A ceramic non-stick coating would have been more durable.
  • BULKY: The 8 quart offers a lot of versatility but it weighs close to 18 pounds and can be a bit unwieldy when it comes to cleaning.

Simfonia has designed a multi-purpose pressure cooker for the average person who wants variety but doesn’t have the time or appliances. Poultry, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Soup, Sauté/Sear, Cake, Rice, Multigrain, Egg, or Porridge, there’s nothing you can’t cook with the Simfonia Electric Pressure Cooker.

The simpot program selection lets you easily choose and program your cooking time and temperature to produce the best results. With less hassle than conventional appliances, this pressure cooker is a chef’s best friend. You’ll feel like a pro turning out delicious, appetizing meals for family and friends in just minutes! 


Key Features

  • Dimensions: 13.18 x 12.2 x 12.5 inches
  • Weight: 11.53 Pounds
  • 6-Qt Capacity
  • Stainless Steel Crock Pot (non-stick coating and PFOA free)
  • 6-in-1 Pressure Cooker
  • 12 One-Touch Programs
  • 7 Preset Temperatures
  • 10 Built-in Safety Features
  • Up to 4 hrs of Pressure Cooking Time
  • Includes Recipe Book, Steaming Rack, and Serving Spoon

What We Like...

  • STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION: The Instant Pot Lux 6-in-1 Pressure Pot is made with healthy, food grade 304 (18/8). No chemical coatings are applied to the 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution. The inner cooking pot, lid and steam rack are all dishwasher safe, while the exterior features brushed stainless steel.
  • ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE: Control temperature easily with 3 temperature settings from Less, Normal and More, 3 temperatures in ‘Sauté’ for searing, simmering or thickening and 3 temperatures in ‘Slow Cook’ to provide greater flexibility.
  • CONSISTENT RESULTS: The Instant Pot Lux 6-in-1 features a built-in microprocessor that monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, adjusts heat intensity and duration to prepare healthy, tasty dishes every time.
  • CONVENIENT 1-TOUCH COOKING: Use the Instant Pot Lux to make a variety of quick, healthy meals like chili, soups, grains, and more with the simple press of a button. By using any of the convenient 1 touch meal settings, your food is ready in minutes!
  • 10 SAFETY FEATURES: 1.) Steam Release, 2.) Anti-Block Shield , 3.) Safety Lid Lock , 4.) Lid Position Detection ,5.) Automatic Temperature Control, 6.) Overheat (Burn) Protection, 7.) Automatic Pressure Control , 8.) Electrical Fuse, 9.) Thermal Fuse, 10.) Leaky Lid Detection

Drawbacks…

  • FLOAT VALVE COVER: The tiny red float valve cover is very hard to remove when you need to clean the lid. It does not come off without a lot of force, so be careful or be prepared for bruised fingers!
  • RECIPE BOOK: Although it’s a nice idea, you may find the recipe book that’s included sorely lacking in detail. Several of the recipes require special accessories not included with the Instant Pot. That’s a bit annoying consider the price you’re paying. It would be much better if the recipe book had more detailed instructions and recipes you can actually use with the Instant Pot without purchasing additional accessories.
  • NO GLASS LID: It’s by no means a dealbreaker, but the pot lid isn’t glass, so you can’t see your food while it’s cooking. Of course, you can monitor the progress of your food on the LCD screen.

Overall, the Instant Pot Lux 6-in-1 is a great multi purpose kitchen appliance that does the job of six appliances in one. It doesn’t have the enhancements you’ll find in later Instant Pots but still compares favorably when it comes to quick and easy pressure cooking.


Key Features

  • Dimensions: 14.47 x 11.35 x 8.89 inches
  • Weight: 7.7 Pounds
  • 6.3-Qt Capacity
  • Stainless Steel
  • Includes Steam Basket And Stand

What We Like...

  • STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION: The T-fal P45007 Clipso is made of stainless steel inside and out, which ensures optimal cooking and long-lasting performance. (PTFE, PFOA and Cadmium Free).
  • CONVENIENT ONE HAND SYSTEM: No need to fiddle with the pressure cooker lid. T-fal makes opening and closing hassle-free with the one-hand system knob on the top of the lid. You can also easily control the amount of steam released using the steam release valve for a safe, steady, controlled release of pressure.
  • ENCAPSULATED BASE: Designed for distributing heat evenly and is compatible with any cooktop, including induction.
  • COOKS UP TO 70% FASTER: Serve large dinners for six to eight people 70% faster than conventional cooking ware allows. Sealed in pressure cooker technology reduces your cooking time while retaining valuable nutrients and flavor. When your stew, rice, beans or casserole are ready, the red pressure indicator button on the lid springs out to notify you.
  • LARGE 6.3 QT CAPACITY: Create large batches, whether preparing make-ahead meals for the week or cooking for a crowd during the holidays.

Drawbacks…

  • ALUMINUM STEEL LACKS DURABILITY: The stainless steel exterior is actually made from aluminum, so it discolors and scuffs more easily.
  • PRESSURE SETTING: The pressure cooker setting ring may not be calibrated to the advertised 5/10/15psi settings.
  • AWKWARD TO CLEAN: This is a beast! Although it’s much lighter than a multi-cooker, the T-fal P45007 has a large 6.3 qt capacity, which is quite wieldy to wash by hand or fit in your dishwasher.

T-fal is a well-known industry leader of innovative kitchenware and cooking appliances. When you buy a T-fal you can be pretty well assured of quality construction and reliable performance, with unique design features only available from T-fal.

Although the T-fal P45007 Clipso isn’t a multi-purpose cooker, it’s still one of the best pressure cookers available. 


Key Features

  • Dimensions: 12.13 x 13.54 x 13.39 inches
  • Weight: 14.95 Pounds
  • 6-Qt Capacity
  • Non-stick Stainless Steel Cooking Pot
  • 4 Cooking Functions (Pressure cook, slow cook, brown/sauté, or steam)
  • 13 One-Touch Programs
  • Includes Steaming Rack, Recipe Book, and Serving Spoon

What We Like...

  • 13 ONE TOUCH PROGRAMMING: With 13 One-Touch Programs, the Crock Pot 2100467 Express can pressure cook almost any recipe up to 70% faster than a conventional oven for a wide variety of delicious, hot meals ready when you are.
  • MANUAL COOKING OPTIONS: Lets you customize recipes with your own pressure setting and cook time using the ‘Manual Pressure’ option. Select ‘Simmer’ to cook gently and slowly or thicken sauces, and ‘Boil’ to create more one-pot dishes.
  • CONVENIENT FEATURES: This multi-cooker takes the stress out of cooking. Convenient features such as ‘Delay Timer’ and the ‘Status Bar’ that illuminates to track pressurization and preheat progress, allow you to the ultimate freedom and flexibility.
  • SAFE STEAM PRESSURE RELEASE SYSTEM: The heavy duty lid has an easy release steam dial for safely releasing steam pressure without any need for gloves. With Crock-Pot Express Easy Release, your hand stays clear of the hot steam.
  • LARGE CAPACITY: Serve enough food to serve as many as seven people per batch. You’ll only have one appliance left to clean when it’s all said and done.

Drawbacks…

  • THIN NON-STICK SURFACE: The non-stick coating is very thin and may start to peel after a few uses. A ceramic non-stick coating would have been more durable.

Key Features

  • Dimensions: 14 x 15 x 14.5 inches
  • Weight: 20.4 Pounds
  • 9.5-Qt Capacity
  • Aluminum Inner Cooking Pot
  • Removable Condenser Catcher
  • Safety Lock Lid
  • Standard & High Altitude Limiting Valves (10psi or 15psi)
  • Multiple Safety Features

What We Like...

  • MULTI PURPOSE APPLIANCE: This isn’t just a pressure cooker. The NESCO NPC-9 is also a canner suitable for canning all your favorite fruits, jams, pickles, salsas. The non-stick cooking chamber is dishwasher friendly and is spacious enough to process 4-quart, 5-pint, or sixteen 4 ounce jelly jars at a time.
  • FAST AND HEALTHY RESULTS: The NESCO Smart Canner & cooker also prepares your favorite slow-cooked recipes faster than conventional stove top methods and makes healthy, delicious meals with a touch of a button.
  • EXTRA LARGE CAPACITY: At 9.5 quarts, this is the biggest pressure cooker included in this review. You can easily cook enough for ten people per batch.
  • NO FUSS COOKING: Multiple built-in safety features control and regulate the pressure continuously to ensure your food is always served just right. Use the multi-functional digital display and pre-set programs for worry-free cooking that’s consistently delicious!

Drawbacks…

  • LARGE AND WIELDY: Weighing 20 pounds, the NESCO NPC-9 is a behemoth of a pressure cooker. Storing it, washing it by hand or loading it into your dishwasher is awkward at best.
  • LACKS A NON-STICK SURFACE: Despite what’s advertised in their marketing, the Nesco NPC-9 inner pot is definitely not a non-stick surface. You need to coat the interior with oil or food will stick, which is really annoying.
  • ALUMINUM STEEL: The aluminum construction eventually will show signs of wear and tear, and just doesn’t hold up as well as quality stainless steel.
  • FLIMSY LID CONNECTOR: While the canning function is impressive, the lid connector that comes with is an inferior grade plastic that’s quite flimsy.
  • NOISY TOUCH BUTTONS: If you use it late at night, you’ll likely wake up everyone in the house. It makes very audible beeping noises while you're setting it.

The NESCO NPC-9 Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker is a highly rated smart pressure cooker and canner that does what it’s supposed to do. Compared to some of the other top picks, it’s much more limited in functionality than a multi-cooker, but serves adequately as a steamer, pressure cooker, and slow cooker.

Ultimately, it’s not the best pressure cooker on the market, but if you need the extra large 9.5 quarts of cooking capacity, there are few pressure cookers of comparable size as reliable as the Nesco. 

This post was last updated on July 22nd, 2020 at 02:45 pm

About the Author William Clay

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