Best Electric Pressure Cooker Reviews of 2017

If you need help deciding which is the best electric pressure cooker you should buy, hop on to my Top List below where I listed my top picks for this year. I also wrote Let’s Talk About Electric Pressure Cookers! that follows after the list. In any case, have fun with your new cooker!

The Top List
ProductDescriptionMy ScorePrice
My Choice
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W Review

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W Review

I thought this was a great product and one of the best electric pressure cookers I've ever used. I think it will be a welcome addition to just about any kitchen.

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Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker 6-Quart 1000-Watt Review

Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker 6-Quart 1000-Watt Review

It's not expensive, it looks pretty good and it does do a number of great jobs well. While it might not be good for making a souffle, it's probably good for just about any other task you'd care to throw at it.

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Cosori 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker with Glass Lid and Sealing Ring, 6Qt / 1000W Review

Cosori 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker with Glass Lid and Sealing Ring, 6Qt / 1000W Review

I think it's one of the better pressure cookers in its class and would fit in very well in just about any kitchen.

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Secura 6-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker 6qt, 18/10 Stainless Steel Cooking Pot  Review

Secura 6-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker 6qt, 18/10 Stainless Steel Cooking Pot Review

It's a product that might have a few flaws but in the end, really does quite a decent job cooking up food. It might not be my first choice but it still performed very well.

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Breville BPR700BSS The Fast Slow Pro, 6 Quart, Silver Review

Breville BPR700BSS The Fast Slow Pro, 6 Quart, Silver Review

If it were a little less expensive and had a steel cooking pot, it would probably wipe the floor with every other pressure cooker. It's definitely a unit to take a look at if the price or the cooking pot doesn't phase you.

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Let's Talk About Electric Pressure Cookers!

Two of the questions I’m most frequently asked about is what’s the best electric pressure cooker on the market today and how electric pressure cookers stack up against the conventional stove top ones. While the first one isn’t all that easy to answer and requires quite a bit of research and the analysis of electric pressure cooker reviews, I can tell you all you need to know about electric pressure cookers in general.

While stove top pressure cookers have been used in American homes since the 1930s, electric models are newcomers to the scene. Which is why it’s not surprising to see so many questions asked about these type of pressure cookers. It is also the reason why I decided to write this article on what you need to know about electric pressure cookers.

What are some of the things I’m going to cover in this article? Well, I’m going to start off by telling you what you need to look for when you’re searching for the best electric pressure cooker. That way, you can quickly scan electric pressure cooker reviews and decide which one if right for you much quicker. After that, I’m going to talk about some of the advantages that electric pressure cookers hold over stove top ones and then I’m going to cover some of the best practices you should be observing when you’re using one of these cookers. Sound good? If it does, then let’s get started right away.

Electric Pressure Cooker Features to Consider

Trying to find the best electric pressure cooker is not always an easy task. Especially when you consider that everybody has their own definition of what makes an electric pressure cooker great. Some people need cookers with larger capacities and less features, while other people want just the opposite. The type of electric pressure cooker you choose will depend on what you need it to do. So with that in mind, here are some of the features you are going to want to look at before you buy one of these cookers.

Check Out the Size

Most of the electric pressure cookers on the market today have a capacity somewhere between 5-quarts and 8-quarts, although there are now 12-quart models available. The size you need really depends on how much food you need to cook in it and this is where a lot of confusion comes in. Most people don’t really know what size pressure cooker they need so they end up buying one too small or too big. Which is why I’ve decided to give you some guidelines to consider as far as size goes.

Each quart usually can feed one person. So if you have an 8-quart model, then you can expect to be able to make food for about 8 people. If you need have fewer people to feed, then feel free to consider buying a smaller model but you need to keep in mind whether or not you’re going to have guests in the future. If you entertain frequently, then a larger electric cooker can really make your life a whole lot easier.

Consider the Wattage

As a general rule, the higher the wattage one the pressure cooker the faster it can build pressure. It also means that it will use more power, so you have to weigh your energy concerns with how fast you want to cook your food.

When thinking about whether you want a high wattage cooker or a low wattage one, there is something you need to consider. High wattage systems use more power but they use it for a shorter amount of time because of how fast they cook. A 1300-watt cooker takes about 6 minutes to cook something that takes a 1000-watt cooker 14 minutes to cook.

Temperature Settings

One thing that confuses a lot of people are all of the pressure settings that electric pressure cookers have nowadays. While it may be nice to have 10 different temperature settings, it can also be kind of confusing because most recipes you find on the Internet today really only deal with a High setting or a Low setting. Which means that many times you have to experiment with a cooker that has a lot of different settings. Of course, how many temperature settings an electric cooker has is really a personal decision—just be sure to make sure it at least has a High and a Low setting. All the rest really doesn’t matter all that much.

Consider The Brand Name

When choosing one of these cookers, it’s important to buy from a company that you know is going to be around for awhile. You certainly don’t want to buy from a fly-by-night company that’s going to be gone in a year and leaving you without a place to buy replacement parts or without a valid warranty. There are several brand name pressure cooker companies on the market today. Some of the top ones are Presto, Cuisinart, Instant Pot, T-Fal, Breville, Cosori, Secura, All American and Kuhn Rikon.

Preset Temperature Settings

Modern electric pressure cookers often have a lot of temperature presets available. Some of the settings I’ve found on models being sold today include settings for rice, soup/broth, beans/chili, porridge, cake, yogurt, egg, steam, saute, pressure cook and slow cook. Which of these settings you really need depends on how you intend on using the pressure cooker. If you like to slow cook your food, steam your food or saute, then get a model that can these things. Otherwise, it’s not that big of a consideration. After all, these settings are really just a convenience feature. You can make just about anything you can think of in a pressure cooker using just the High or Low setting.

However, I do have a few words of caution for you. One of the features that many electric pressure cookers have is a Canning Feature. It is not recommended by the National Center for Home Food Preparation (NCHFP) that you use an electric pressure cooker to can your foods—even if it’s marketed for such use. While I wouldn’t go as far as telling you to avoid such models, I do suggest that if you do buy one of these electric pressure cookers that you don’t use them for canning. Instead, buy one of the stove top models made for canning such as the All American 921.

Price

One of the most important things to consider when buying an electric pressure cooker is how much it’s going to cost. And that not only includes the cost of buying it in the first place but also the price of replacement parts over the years.

And this is where studying electric pressure cooker reviews can really come in handy. When looking over these reviews, you’re going to want to find models that aren’t going to cost you a lot of money. While some models may be more expensive to buy, they actually save you over the long term because you don’t have to replace them or their parts as often.

What are the Advantages of Using Electric Pressure Cookers?

Some people claim that stove top pressure cookers are better than electric ones, and other people argue the exact opposite point. As far as I’m concerned, however, both of these types of pressure cookers have their place in the kitchen. It all really depends on what you need them to do. For some things, such as canning, stove top models are better. For other things, electric ones are better. It all depends on how you intend on using it and what you need it to do, so let’s look over some of the advantages that electric pressure cookers have.

Convenience

One of the top advantages that electric pressure cookers have is the fact that they are very convenient. You just plug them in, load in your food, attach the lid and choose one of the preset settings and the cooker does all the work. You don’t even have to hang around and watch it if you don’t want to. Set it and forget it is a great feature.

Versatility

Another great advantage of an electric pressure cooker is that it is a very versatile product. You can not only pressure cook with them, but oftentimes you can steam, slow cook, make yogurt and sterilize with them. Of course, you could ultimately do the same thing with a stove top model, but not quite as easily as you can with an electric model.

Electric Models Are Safer

While all modern pressure cookers are safer than the models our grandparents and great grandparents used, electric models are even safer. Many of them have safety features that won’t even allow the cooker to be turned on until the lid is properly in place and some of them have alarms that are set off when conditions fall out of the safe area.

What are the Disadvantages of Electric Pressure Cookers?

Of course, I’d be remiss if I also didn’t cover some of the disadvantages of electric pressure cookers. After all, there are some uses in which stove top models are better suited and vice-versa. Let’s take a closer look at some of the short comings of modern electric pressure cookers.

Lower Pressure & Temperature

Let’s face facts; Most electric pressure cookers simply can’t reach the temperatures or the pressures that stove top models can reach. Which is one of the reasons why they aren’t recommended for canning by the NCHFP. Most electric cookers only reach a pressure of 10 to 11 PSI, while stove top ones can reach a PSI of 15.

Smaller Sizes

As I said earlier, electric pressure cookers usually have a size between 5 and 8-quarts with some models boasting a 12-quart size. However, that doesn’t even come close to comparing with stove top models which range from 3-quarts to over 21-quarts in size. Of course, most people will need a pressure cooker between 5 and 8-quarts, so it’s not too big of a deal.

Can’t Use the Cold Water Release Method

Another disadvantage of an electric pressure cooker, at least in my eyes, is that you can’t use the cold water release method with it. Which means that you can’t cool down the pressure cooker quickly. Sure, most electric ones have a quick release valve, but that still isn’t as fast as being able to put the whole cooker under cold water—which is something you can do with stove top models.

Not as Durable as Stove Top Models

Now don’t get me wrong, most electric pressure cookers will last a good long time. However, they won’t last as long as stove top models because their electronics will likely give out after awhile. That’s not even mentioning the fact that stove top models are simpler and have less parts that break down.

Not as Inexpensive

Electric Models aren’t as inexpensive as most stove top models. That’s because they not only have to have the structural elements of a pressure cooker but they also have to have the heating element and the electronics. This, of course, gives them more features but it also drives up their price.

Taking Care of an Electric Pressure Cooker

Even the best electric pressure cooker will fail or become dangerous if it’s not used in the correct manner or if it is not taken care of. And that’s why I’ve decided to add this section to this article. It’s here that I’m going to tell you how to take care of your pressure cooker and ensure its continued operation and performance for years to come.

Read Your New Pressure Cooker’s Manual

One of the most important things you can do for your pressure cooker is to read the manual. You should follow all directions and operating parameters according to how it’s detailed in the manual – even if it contradicts the advice I give you here. After all, the manufacturer knows best about how the cooker should be operated, maintained and stored. I, on the other hand, only offer advice that’s meant to cover pressure cookers in a general sort of way. So always heed your manual’s directions.

Cleaning Your New Pressure Cooker

If you want to keep your new pressure cooker in good condition, then you really need to make sure you take the time to wash it correctly. This means unplugging it and allowing it to cool before you even attempt to clean it. Once it has cooled down, you can then take off the lid and remove the cooking pot from the main body of the cooker. While some people put the cooking pot in the dishwasher, I like to clean mine by hand using a mild detergent and a soft cloth that won’t scratch the non-stick coating. Once I’ve done that, I then set the cooking pot aside to dry.

The next thing I do is to take a semi-damp cloth and clean the main body of the cooker. Under no circumstances do I submerge the main body in water or put it in the dishwasher. Doing so will only damage it. Once everything is clean and dry, I then reassemble the cooking pot back into the main body of the cooker. The next thing I do is to clean the lid with warm, soapy water. I make sure that all of the knobs, valves, and regulators are completely clean. I also check and clean the rubber gasket of my pressure cooker – if it happens to have one. Once all of that is clean and dried, I then put the parts back on the lid and the lid back onto the cooker.

Checking the Cord

Every time that I finish using my electric pressure cooker, I check its electrical cord. If it’s torn, frayed, nicked, burnt or melted then I stop using the pressure cooker immediately and either have it serviced or replaced with a new one. You should never attempt to replace or repair the electrical cord yourself as it could electrocute you, damage the cooker or cause a fire.

Inspecting the Lid Gasket

Another thing that I like to inspect on a regular basis is the gasket that can be found on some models. Over time, these gaskets tend to collect dust and oil on them and may even begin to develop cracks. Once they do develop cracks, you have to replace them but there is a way to maintain them to keep them in better working condition for a longer period of time. What I normally do is to apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to the gasket before I put it back on the lid. I do this about once a month. The vegetable oil keeps the gasket flexible for a longer period of time. If you decide to use this trick, however, be sure that you only use vegetable oil as a lubricant. Vaseline or other petroleum oils are not suitable for this purpose and may cause damage to the gasket.

Checking the Vent Pipe

Before you begin cooking with your cooker, you should always check to make sure that the vent pipe is clean and is free of all debris. If you use the cooker and the vent pipe is clogged, then it could lead to damage of the cooker and may present a dangerous situation. Which is why I check it after I wash it and I check it before I use the machine. Every single time.

Keep it Away From Water

I know this might seem like a bit of common sense advice that shouldn’t need to be mentioned, but I’m going to anyway. I couldn’t tell you how many people I’ve seen use their electric pressure cookers on wet counters. I even saw one person attempting to operate their cooker as it was surrounded by a little puddle of water. Please don’t ever do this. Always make sure that you keep your cooker away from standing water and never ever submerge it in water, even when it’s unplugged.

Never Overfill Your Pressure Cooker

When using your pressure cooker, make sure that you avoid adding to much food or liquid to it. If you overfill your cooker, then you can cause the vents to become clogged, which in turn could damage the pressure cooker or create a dangerous situation. As a rule of thumb, you should only fill your cooker about half full with liquid and about two-thirds full with food.

Store with Lid Upside Down

If you live in a hot and humid area, then you may want to store your electric pressure cooker with the lid placed on it upside down. All you have to do is remove the gasket seal, put the lid on upside down and place it on the cooker’s body. This will prevent odors and molds from building up in your cooker while it’s not in use.

Use Baking Soda

If you don’t use your cooker every day, then you may want to store it with a box of open baking soda in its cooking pot. The baking soda will not only absorb any odors that may be lingering in the pot, but will also prevent excess moisture from building up in the unit.

Pack Up Your Cooker For Long-Term Storage

Another thing you can do to make sure your electric pressure cooker has a long life is to pack it away when it’s not in use. If you aren’t planning on using your cooker for a long time, then you may want to pack it in a cardboard box with some baking soda and tape the box closed. When you’re ready to use the pressure cooker again, then simply clean it up and its ready to go.

Conclusion

Well, that does it for me. I certainly hope that this article was helpful and taught you some things you didn’t know about electric pressure cookers. I also hope that it encourages you to try your hand at using these remarkable products. After all, I’ve loved using these cookers over the past few years and look forward to using them into the foreseeable future. Thanks for reading!
My Electric Pressure Cooker Reviews

Up for review today is the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 6Qt/1000W Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker. This attractive and stylish cooker has a wide range of features which makes it exceptionally useful in the kitchen.

For instance, it has 7-in-1 functionality that makes it the best electric pressure cooker I’ve seen so far. It can be used not only as a pressure cooker but also as a slow cooker, rice cooker, saute pot, yogurt maker, steamer and yes, a warmer on top of it all. It also has 14 programmed settings that allow you to do everything from making soup and chili to porridge and poultry and is also good for steaming, pasteurizing and make both rice and fermented rice. Just about everything you would want it to do.

One of the features that many people rave about in the best electric pressure cooker reviews I’ve seen about this product is that is can also be adjusted to a high setting or a low setting. Setting this unit to high can reduce cooking times up to 70% over the regular cooking time. This especially useful for cooking tough cuts of meats or beans. And if you don’t need all of that power, then you can use the low-pressure setting. This will keep pressure sensitive foods such as eggs and fish from overcooking.

And unlike the stove top pressure cookers of the past, this unit is one of the safest units to operate thanks to its 10 proven safety features which include: safety lid lock, leaky lid smart detection, fuse cut off, high-temperature monitoring, automatic temperature control, anti-blockage vent, magnetic sensor for lid position and automatic pressure control. Safety features that help protect against the accidents of the past. It’s also UL and ULC compliant.

Another thing that really impressed me about this unit is that it not only had a fingerprint-resistant brushed steel exterior but that it also had a stainless steel pot and steam rack. The steel pot is not only scratch resistant, a problem I had with other types of electric pressure cookers, but also doesn’t allow odors to be transferred from one cooking project to the next—as long as you keep it well cleaned.

The only problem I had with the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 6Qt/1000W Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker is that it didn’t cook as fast as I would have liked it to have cooked. It took a little bit longer than I thought it would take. Sure, it was faster than just about every electric pressure cooker I’ve used, but it was still slower than a conventional stove top one.

However, all things considered, I thought this was a great product and one of the best electric pressure cookers I’ve ever used. I think it will be a welcome addition to just about any kitchen. It was safe to use, looked great, could do a bunch of different things and was a decent size.

9.8 Total Score
Bottom Line

I thought this was a great product and one of the best electric pressure cookers I've ever used. I think it will be a welcome addition to just about any kitchen.

Operating Temperatures
9
Cooking Quality
10
Value
10
Safety
10
Features
10
PROS
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Attractive Exterior
  • Can be Used For a Variety of Purposes
  • Nice 6 quart size
  • Dual Heat Settings
CONS
  • Doesn't Heat As Quickly As Some Stove Top Models
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Today, I’m reviewing the Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable 6-Quart 1000-Watt Pressure Cooker; A unit which looks very much like another one of the best electric pressure cookers, the Instant Pot IP-DUO60. And while both of these units look quite similar, there are a few things that separate them from each other.

One of the first things you’ll notice is that this model is a 6-in-1 unit (and not a 7-in-1 like its cousin). Which basically means that you can use it as a pressure cooker but also use it to brown or saute, as a rice cooker, as a steamer and as a warmer. That also means that if you wanted to make yogurt with this model, then you are fairly out of luck. This model can not be used for that particular purpose, sorry.

Another difference you’ll notice in this model, is that it has a smaller display. That’s because it has fewer programmed settings (10—4 less than the Instant Pot IP-DUO60). The Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable 6-Quart 1000-Watt Pressure Cooker also doesn’t have dual pressure controls. It can only heat on High pressure, there is no setting for Low pressure.

However, if you check the best electric pressure cooker reviews, you’ll also notice that this unit is packed with a number of great safety features. 10 of them, which includes safety features such as a safety lid lock and an anti-blockage vent. It’s also UL and ULC compliant.

This unit is also usually not as expensive as the other model and it comes with a number of useful features which include a delay cooking time start and a keep warm feature. And like the DUO60, it looks very nice in the kitchen. No matter where you decide to put it.

Its inner bowl is 304 food grade stainless steel, which should make it easier to clean and prevent it from harboring odors the way some ceramic models do. It should also resist staining, although I haven’t used it enough to see if this is true or not. I’ve used it a few times and so far, so good.

This model did a fairly good job of cooking beef, pork and black beans for me but I’m not sure if I would want to make a delicate fish such as salmon in it since it only pressure cooks on high. However, it did do pretty good with browning my round steaks before I pressure cooked them, so it can do delicate operations.

Overall, while I don’t think that it’s the best cooker on the market, I do think that it has its place in the kitchen. It’s not expensive, it looks pretty good and it does do a number of great jobs well. While it might not be good for making a souffle, it’s probably good for just about any other task you’d care to throw at it.  I know that I’d use it again in a minute. It’s a cooker that really performed pretty well.

9.6 Total Score
Bottom Line

It's not expensive, it looks pretty good and it does do a number of great jobs well. While it might not be good for making a souffle, it's probably good for just about any other task you'd care to throw at it.

Operating Temperatures
9
Cooking Quality
9
Value
10
Safety
10
Features
10
PROS
  • Can be Used For a Variety of Purposes
  • Easy To Use
  • Attractive Exterior
  • Nice 6 Quart Size
  • Safe
CONS
  • Doesn't Heat As Quickly As Some Stove Top Models
  • High Pressure Only
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The Cosori 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker with Glass Lid and Sealing Ring, 6Qt / 1000W is a pressure cooker that I’ve been looking forward to reviewing for quite some time. Not only because I have read some of the best electric pressure cooker reviews on it but also because I thought it was a fine looking modern cooker. Let’s see what it can do.

One of the first things that I noticed about it was that it not only came with a glass lid, in addition to its normal pressure cooking top, so that it can be used to not only cook but also to serve. I also noticed that it came with a 304 stainless steel cooking pot that is easy to clean and prevents bacteria from hiding in imperfections that might exist on its surface.

This is a unit that has few problems competing with some of the better electric pressure cookers out there. It’s a 7-in-1 cooker so it can not only pressure cook but can also slow cook, cook rice, be used as a saute pan, steam and keep food warm. It also has a nice selection of cooking modes. In fact, it has 15 of them in all. This allows you to cook meat or poultry, a variety of rices, beans, broth, curry, soup, chili and vegetables.

And since it has a low, medium and high setting, users have the flexibility to cook just about anything they desire. They can cook that tough pot roast, delicate jasmine rice or vegetables and not have to worry about them getting overcooked. Up until I used this cooker, I was getting used to dual controls and thought that was the most control one could have over their cooking. However, I was wrong. This three level system offered me all the options I needed.

I cooked a number of different courses in this pressure cooker and all of them turned out great. I cooked chili and soup, a beef brisket and some Brussels sprouts in it and all of them turned out perfectly. It’s nice to use a system that gives such great control over your food.

However, there was one thing that sort of spoiled my experience with this unit. It seemed to me that it took quite a bit of time to depressurize. Not a extraordinary amount of time but enough for me to notice. It’s definitely something to think about.

It also has one few safety feature than some of the other pressure cookers I’ve used. In most of the best electric pressure cooker reviews, you’ll notice that most units have 10 safety features. This one only had 9. Does that mean that it’s not as safe as other units? No, I don’t think so but it is something that needs to be mentioned.

Overall, I think the The Cosori 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker with Glass Lid and Sealing Ring, 6Qt / 1000W is one of the better pressure cookers in its class and would fit in very well in just about any kitchen.

9.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

I think it's one of the better pressure cookers in its class and would fit in very well in just about any kitchen.

Operating Temperatures
10
Cooking Quality
10
Value
9
Safety
9
Features
9
PROS
  • Cooks Very Quickly
  • Stylish
  • 3 Heat Settings
CONS
  • Not As Many Safety Features As Other Units
  • Takes A Long Time to Depressurize
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Up for review today is the Secura 6-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker 6qt, 18/10 Stainless Steel Cooking Pot—a pressure cooker that doesn’t have a very glamorous name but it does have a stylish look that really caught my attention. Which is probably why I wanted to get my hands on it while I was doing my best electric pressure cooker series. And you know what? I’m glad I did.

I first noticed it from all of the positive pressure cooker reviews I’ve been seeing, so I wanted to unpack it first thing and try it out. One of the first things I noticed when I did was that this unit actually looked as good as its pictures. It’s got a nice simple design with a little bit of flair worked into the top handle. I liked it.

However, while it did look good, what most people care about when they’re looking for the best electric pressure cooker is how it works and I must say this thing cooks pretty well. I cooked a number of things in it and it did a great job with all of them. I started off with making some chicken in it and it came out tender and well cooked. I then cooked some green beans, and after that, I cooked some white beans and ham hocks. It all turned out perfectly.

This 6-quart unit not only acted as a pressure cooker, but it also worked well as a steamer, rice cooker, and slow cooker. I was even able to use it to brown some link sausages in it, as well as make a nice hearty vegetable soup. It handled each task pretty well, and it even had an automatic warming feature that kept my soup warm until I could get around to eating it.

It also had a number of safety features that made it pretty safe to use, although it didn’t have as many safety as some of its competitors. It also didn’t have as many cooking options as its competitors. Fortunately, both those things can be forgiven thanks to how well it handled the cooking chores I put to it.

I have noticed heard some people complain that the fuses in these units fail. I’ve even heard that some people had to buy a 128-degree Celsius thermal fuse to replace the one in their cooker that failed. While I haven’t had that particular issue, it is something to keep in mind if you are looking to buy this unit as your next pressure cooker.

Finally, I would like to say that the Secura 6-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker 6qt, 18/10 Stainless Steel Cooking Pot was easy to use. I had no problem setting it up, using it or cleaning it. Which is also the impression I got from reading some of the best electric pressure cooker reviews I’ve seen so far. It’s a product that might have a few flaws but in the end, really does quite a decent job cooking up food. It might not be my first choice but it still performed very well.

9.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

It's a product that might have a few flaws but in the end, really does quite a decent job cooking up food. It might not be my first choice but it still performed very well.

Operating Temperatures
10
Cooking Quality
10
Value
9
Safety
9
Features
9
PROS
  • Stylish
  • Cooks well
  • Easy To Use
CONS
  • Not As Many Cooking Settings or Safety Settings As Other Pressure Cookers
  • Some Units Have Had Fuses That Failed
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When I first saw the Breville The Fast Slow Pro Silver while I was going through the best electric pressure cooker reviews, I couldn’t believe how expensive this unit was. It was quite a bit more than other comparable models I’ve reviewed for my best electric pressure cooker sections in the past. However, I couldn’t resist checking this unit out to see what was so special about it.

One of the first things I noticed was that it really had the look of a commercial model. Like it was something that belonged in a restaurant and not on my kitchen counter. I also noticed that it had a nifty LCD screen that told me when it was pressurizing, when it was cooking and when it was releasing steam. Under this screen, it had 3 dials marked Temperature, Start and Time, as well as three buttons: Stop/Cancel, Release and Keep Warm.

The next thing that I noticed is that it had 11 different settings, plus a custom setting. I could choose to set it to vegetables, rice, risotto, soup, stock, beans, poultry, meat, bone-in meat, chili/stew and dessert. And after cooking any of those things, it had a keep warm feature that kept the food warm for me.

This unit also had a 3-way safety system that kept it safe for the average person to use. This safety features consists of a locking lid, a manual steam release and a safety valve. Which made me very comfortable using it.

The one thing that I really didn’t like about the Breville The Fast Slow Pro Silver is its ceramic cooking pot. And judging from the best electric pressure cooker reviews, I’m evidently not alone in that sentiment. I would have much preferred a stainless steel cooking pot, or even just a steel one. You would think for this price it would have a steel one but it didn’t.

While I didn’t necessarily have a problem with the ceramic pot, I do feel that it might be easily scratched and if that did happen, then it would start to retain odors. Of course, this is just conjecture but I was careful to not use metal utensils with this unit.

As far as cooking is concerned, this unit was pretty exceptional. It handled every cooking job I threw at it and had no problems whatsoever. I really liked the all of the different options I had. As far as cooking, it’s just about fool-proof.

What really keeps this unit from becoming the best electric pressure cooker on the market today is its price and it ceramic cooking pot. If it were a little less expensive and had a steel cooking pot, then this unit would probably wipe the floor with every other pressure cooker. As it stands today, however, it is just a pretty good pressure cooker that makes cooking pretty easy. It’s definitely a unit to take a look at if the price or the cooking pot doesn’t phase you.

9.2 Total Score
Bottom Line

If it were a little less expensive and had a steel cooking pot, it would probably wipe the floor with every other pressure cooker. It's definitely a unit to take a look at if the price or the cooking pot doesn't phase you.

Operating Temperatures
10
Cooking Quality
10
Value
8
Safety
9
Features
9
PROS
  • 11 settings from Low to High
  • Stylish
  • Durable
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Ceramic Cooking Pot
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