The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker is one of the most popular and most bought electric pressure cookers that are available today.
The answer is simple; it works well, looks good in its brushed stainless steel guise, cleans easily and (and this where it gets good) it has several other functions besides being a pressure cooker.
This is basically a all-in-one electric cooker that will result in many delicious and healthy meals for years to come.
Read about the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker below:
Cuisinart CPC-600 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker has two pressure settings; low at 5 PSI and high at 10 PSI. This is lower than the standard 15 PSI of other pressure cookers and will mean that your cooking time will be longer by as much as 30%.
However, this shortcoming is balanced out by its ability to do browning, simmering, being able to sauté and keeping the food warm for up to 12 hours after finishing a cooking cycle.
Browning, simmering and being able to sauté the food, without the lid on, enables you to fulfill many cooking functions in the same pot. This saves you time, effort, energy and just makes things so much easier for those of us who wants quick and easy without fuss.
It is made of brushed stainless steel that is finger mark resistant – no more polishing to get those pesky marks out! The handles are black, cool to the touch and short. The short handles makes storing easy.
The cherry on top is that the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker is non-stick. Although some people prefer not to have this non-stick layer I think it is a bonus not having food sticking to the bottom.Cleaning is a breeze.
The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker is a 6 quart cooker. Keep in mind that you can only fill a pressure cooker up to the halfway mark and that you are, in reality, getting a pot that can accommodate 3-4 quarts. Despite this, you will still be able to prepare a good sized meal in it.
There are no marks to show you if the lid is lined up and closed as it should be and the pot will work even if the lid is not sealed correctly. This could mean that your pot will never reach pressure temperature and will only do what any ordinary pot does.
You’ll need to make sure that the little projecting arm on the valve is parallel to the lid’s handle. It is very simple to do but very important. If you get this right the cooker will reach the correct pressure temperature and then the timer will start when it should.
Watch out for a “push rod” or metal peg that will protrude when the lid is midway between locked and unlocked. It will recess when the lid is locked as well when it is unlocked. If the metal peg sticks out it means that the lid is not locked.
Despite some of the complaints about defective units the Cuisinart Pressure Cookers remains as one of the most popular pressure cookers available on the market.
The Cuisinart Pressure Cookers are drastically discounted making it a very good buy if you want to save some money:
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