Rack of ribs, stews, casseroles, bone broth soups in minutes instead of hours, these are all the absolutely amazing wonders of pressure cookers. If like me, as a child, you scared by the idea of the loud gushing hiss of the stove-top pressure cooker, and therefore put off pressure cookers for life, it might be time to revise and review the experience.
The developments in enclosed multi-cookers have brought pressure cooking right up to the 21st century. One pot cooking, non-stick surfaces, minimal mess, easy cleaning everything you could wish for and to add to that, the incredible time-saving function of pressure cooking. Another benefit of these electrical pressure cookers are that they function far beyond just pressure cooking – the majority of them also slow cook, cook rice, soup and make yoghurt.
Top 10 Best Electric Pressure Cookers
Here we list what we think are the best electric pressure cookers on the market right now. These are fairly big cookers, some manufacturers do offer smaller or even bigger models, but one with 6 Quart capacity we think is suitable for most families.
- Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker – 6 Quart
- Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker – 6 Quart
- BLACK DECKER PR100 Programmable Pressure Cooker with 7 Pressure Functions – 6 Quart
- T-fal CY505E 12-in-1 Programmable Electric Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker – 6 Quart
- COSORI Electric Pressure Cooker 7-in-1 Multifunctional with Tempered Glass Lid – 6 Quart
- COSORI Electric Pressure Cooker 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Steam Rice Slow Cookware – 6 Quart
- Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker – 6 Quart
- Fagor 670041930 Premium Electric Pressure and Rice Cooker – 6 Quart
- Breville BPR700BSS The Fast Slow Pro Pressure Cooker – 4.5 Quart
- Cuisinart EPC-1200PC Electric Pressure Cooker – 6 Quart
Here is a closer look at each of these pressure cookers.
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 multi functional pressure cooker is featured with 14 micro-processor controlled program that allows you to cook soup to fermented rice. It’s also fast and flexible so that you can control your cooking time. Easily the most popular and versatile pressure cooker out there in the market right now.
- 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer.
- Large, easy to use control panel with 14 Micro-Processor controlled programs, Dual pressure, Automatic keep-warm and 3 temperatures for saute and slow cook
- Includes 3-ply bottom Food Grade 304 (18/8) stainless steel cooking, stainless steel steam rack with handle & manual and recipes
- The micro-processor controlled programs are Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chilli, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yogurt, Pasteurize and Fermented Rice
- Dual pressure settings for fast and flexible cooking. Cooking with the high pressure reduces cooking time by up to 70% and the low pressure avoids overcooking delicate food.
- Finger-print resistant brushed stainless steel exterior.
This is good if you want to have control on how long you want to cook your food and if you love making your own yogurt, this multi pressure cooker is for you.
This cooker is an upgraded version from Instant Pot LUX60 model. It’s large and user friendly with addition of cake and egg cooking program. This pot has silent operation feature which allows you to disable the alarms.
- All new 2017 Instant Pot LUX 60 V3 is an upgraded version of the Instant Pot LUX60 model
- Large, easy to use control panel with the addition of Cake and Egg cooking programs
- Up to 240 minutes of pressure cooking time as opposed to 120 minutes.
- You can disable the alarm function and switch to silent operation.
- Capacity: 6L/6.33 Qt, Power rating: 1000W
User friendly multi pressure cooker that has silent operation feature that allows you to disable the alarms. It is also programmed with cake and egg cooking programs.
This pot has 7 type of pressure to cook various different foods starting from white rice to soup and from meat to beans. It also has manual programming that way you can customise the pressure depends on the food you want to cook. Black Decker PR100 6 Quart also has 9 added safety features that will keep you feeling safe when you cook. It also has cookbook to help you with your cooking.
- Faster Cooking – Pressure cooking gets dinner on the table faster while maintaining the full flavour of all your favourites in a fraction of the time
- 7-in-1 Cooking Pot – The 7 dedicated pressure cooker functions make it easy to prepare a variety of foods in an instant.
- Functions include: white rice, brown rice, beans, meat, steaming, soup, and manual programming.
- 4 Non-Pressure Functions – Go beyond pressure-cooking for even more one pot meals with settings for traditional slow cooking (high or low heat), browning, and keeping food warm
- 9 Added Safety Features – Carefully designed with a system of safety checks for peace of mind every time you use the pressure cooker
- Cookbook and Accessories Included – Delicious recipes designed specifically for the pressure cooker. Plus: trivet, rice-measuring cup, and nonstick-friendly serving spoon
The safety features are incredible and the best thing about this cooker is it has manual programming, that way you can customise the pressure based on what food you are going to cook.
T-fal CY505E 12-in-1 is a Programmable Electric Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker with 25 Built-In Smart Programs. It comes with Ceramic Nonstick Cooking Pot and Stainless Steel Housing with a cooking capacity of 6 Quart. This cooker has 12-in-1 automatic functions that will help you to cook various foods perfectly, featured with timer, 24hour delay start, and detachable cord for safety.
- 6-quart stainless-steel electric pressure cooker for healthy, delicious meals in minutes
- 12 automatic functions: Rice, Oatmeal, Reheat, Soup, Baking, Yogurt, Steam, Sauté, Brown, Pressure Cook, DIY, and Keep Warm
- Programmable timer (5 minutes to 12 hours); 24-hour delay start; detachable cord for safety
- 1000 watts of power; 1.8mm-thick, four-layer ceramic cooking pot; secure-locking lid
- Includes steam tray, measuring cup, spatula, trivet, tongs, and recipe book
If you need a cooker that will help you to cook a lot of stuff, this one is for you. It has 12 automatic functions that allow you to cook rice to oatmeal and many more.
The COSORI lets you safe up to 80% time and energy and it also preserve 90-95% of vitamins contained in food without ruining the taste and texture. There are 15 modes of cooking that you can use to cook. You can cook anything starting from rice to broth, with 7 different pressures. It is also featured with 9 proven safety mechanism.
- 3 levels of pressure with extra glass lid for slow cook, extra silicone sealing ring for extend service time, 304 (18/8) stainless steel cooking pot for durability
- 7-in-1 multi-function cooker: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté Pan, Stock Pot, Steamer & Warmer; make meals without changing to any different pots
- 15 multi cooking modes: Meat, Poultry, Vegetables, Steam, Sauté, Slow Cook, White Rice, Brown Rice, Beans, Broth, Curry, Soup, Multigrain, Congee, Chili; Select a variety of applications or use manual mode to customize cooking time for any meal
- Prepare healthy meals quickly and efficiently with up 80% time & energy. Preserves vitamins and minerals in food without sacrificing taste and texture; just add ingredients, liquid and select a cooking mode.
- easy to clean with removable sealing ring and UL, CUL, FCC & FDA approved with 9 proven safety mechanisms
This cooker is environmental friendly since it saves up to 80% energy and also it keeps the food healthy by preserving 90-95% of vitamins from the food without ruining the taste and texture. With 15 different cooking modes and 7 different pressures, it makes it easier for you to cook everything in one cooker.
This cooker cooks 70% faster. It saves time and energy. It also preserves the vitamins, minerals and the natural flavors of the food. It is also featured with 9 proven safety mechanisms to ensure the safety of the users.
- 7-in-1 multi-purpose cooker: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté Pan, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer; Make meals without the stress and cleanup of multiple pots and pans.
- 13 Micro Processor-Controlled programs: Rice, Yogurt, Soup, Congee, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Bake, Steam, Sauté, Canning, Poultry, Beans, Meat/Stew, Keep Warm
- Includes a glass lid, extra silicone sealing ring, to start your pressure cooking journey with COSORI online recipes.
- The stainless steel pot includes 6 Pressure Levels for customized cooking. – MORE PRESSURE SETTINGS
- Cook up to 70% faster and save energy by pressure cooking. Save money by taking advantage of home-cooked flavors and skipping the lines at the restaurant
- 9 proven safety mechanisms ensure safe operation for daily use by beginners or professionals
This cooker is environmental friendly cooker because it saves up to 70% energy and it cooks 70% faster which allows busy family to safe time. With 9 proven safety mechanisms it ensure the users’ safety while cooking with it.
7. Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker – 6 Quart, Smart
This cooker allows you to program and monitor your cooking from their app that you can download to your Android/iPhone/iPad. It is also extremely safe because it is certified with 10 proven safety mechanisms. Another thing about this cooker is, it is energy efficient and kitchen friendly.
- Program and monitor cooking with a free app from Android/iPhone/iPad; Expand functionality by upgrading the free app and adding other recipe apps
- Multi-Functional fully-programmable, combining the benefits of a pressure cooker
- 14 built-in smart programs, dual pressure, automatic keep-warm and 3 temperatures for saute, slow cook and keep-warm
- Ul and ULC certified with 10 proven safety mechanisms; highly energy efficient and kitchen friendly
- Stainless steel steam rack with handle, silicone mini mitts & manual and recipes
This cooker allows you to program and monitor your cooking from your phone. It is also super safe because it is certified with 10 proven safety mechanisms.
This cooker has LED screen with soft touch control buttons and capable of fast cooking. Fagor’s Premium Pressure Cooker gives you the flexibility to cook more delicious meals for a one-pot experience. It is a pressure cooker with High and Low settings and preset options for Beans and Meat and a Rice Cooker with 3 built-in programmed settings that allow you to cook white rice, brown rice and risotto to perfection. Keep Warm, Brown, Simmer, Steam and Sauté functions have been added for convenience as well as a Time Delay feature. The cooker comes with a removable cooking pot that is dishwasher safe with a non-stick coating for easy clean up.
- Cooks risotto in 6 minutes, quinoa in 2 minutes, baby back ribs in 35 minutes, black bean soup in 45 minutes and cheesecake in less than 30 minutes!
- LED screen with soft touch control buttons, 2 pressure settings, high and low.
- Pressure cooking time programmable up to 99 minutes, time delay setting up to 6 hours
- Sleek stainless exterior – removable, non-stick, dishwasher safe cooking pot and no hassle self-locking lid
- Unit includes a user’s manual with recipes. 1000 watts of power
A bigger 8-quart model is also available for bigger family.
9. Breville BPR700BSS The Fast Slow Pro Pressure Cooker – 4.5 Quart
The Breville BPR700BSS is dubbed the Fast Slow Pro Pressure Cooker with 11 pressure cook setting that you can use to cook your favorite recipes. This cooker also use removable cooking bowl with PTFE and PFOA free ceramic coating. Fast Slow Pro because it is a multicooker with pressure and slow cook menus that automatically adjust time, temperature and pressure between fast and slow cooking.
- Color changing LCD tells you when the cooker is pressurizing, cooking or releasing steam, 4.5 quart (MAX) – 1 quart (MIN) capacity
- 3-Way Safety System-safety locking lid, automatic hands-free steam release, safety valve
- 11 pressure cook settings plus a custom setting to suit your favorite recipes
- Keep Warm function turns on after cooking so food is ready to serve when you are
- Slow cook settings – select ‘HI’ or ‘LO‘ with timer from 2 to 12 hours
The best feature of this cooker is the removable cooking bowl with PTFE and PFOA free ceramic coating which will keep your food healthy and safe for you and your family.
10. Cuisinart EPC-1200PC Electric Pressure Cooker – 6 Quart
This cooker reduces cooking time by 70% and it has user friendly button with precision thermostat. Finished in brushed stainless steel and matt black. The unit traps steam inside, which builds up pressure to create hotter temperatures, and its tight seal locks in heat, moisture, and flavor, as well as vitamins and minerals for exceptionally healthy, great-tasting meals like soup, chili, and other one-dish entrees.
It also works well for cheesecake and custard, because dessert should never be left off the menu. The unit’s push-button controls and easy-to-read digital display eliminate guesswork, while its precision digital thermostat regulates temperatures. Choose from pre-programmed settings for high- or low-pressure cooking, browning, simmering, sauteing, and warming.
For safety, the cooker must be fully locked for pressure to build, and it will remain locked until the pressure inside drops to zero. Other highlights include a 99-minute timer with an LED countdown display, cool-touch side handles, and a nonstick cooking pot that cleans up easily by hand or in the dishwasher.
- 6-quart electric pressure cooker reduces cooking times by 70 percent
- Push-button controls; easy-to-read digital display; precision thermostat
- Versatile Settings for pressure cooking, browning, simmering, sauteing, and warming
- Timer; cool-touch handles; nonstick dishwasher-safe cooking pot and trivet
- Lid stays locked until pressure is released.
The easy to read digital display and precision thermostat allows you to check the temperature of your food and it also saves you up to 70% cooking time.