Kuhn Rikon Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker, 7 qt Review

Up for review today is the Kuhn Rikon Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker, 7 qt. This is a pressure cooker that I didn’t know much about until I found it and decided to check out some fairly positive pressure cooker reviews. So I decided to test it out in my own kitchen and see if it has what it takes to be one of the best pressure cookers I’ve reviewed.

The first thing that grabbed my attention was its design. It seems to me that it looks like a cross between a pressure cooker and a sauce pan. It’s made out of 18/10 stainless steel. It has two handles on the side and also a handle attached to the lid. While this cooker has a general sturdy look to it, there are some plastic parts that give me some concern, but I didn’t have an issue with them while I was using it.

The next thing that I noticed was that it had a number of safety mechanisms built into it. It has 5 safety systems in total, which include a spring-loaded valve and an automatic locking system. This really gave me the confidence to really push this system and see what it can do.

The first thing I tried was making a roast. Since this cooker is tall but has a smaller diameter opening, I couldn’t use it to brown it but I did fit the roast into it and threw in some veggies. In about a half an hour, my roast was done and delicious. And all the while it cooked my roast, this cooker barely made any noise at all.

In fact, this cooker was really quiet during its entire operation. Sure, it made some noises as it was coming to temperature, but otherwise it was pretty quiet. Not like the old stove top rocking cookers at all, which made quiet a lot of noise as they rocked back and forth.

I also tried canning with the  Kuhn Rikon Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker, 7 qt.  but like I said, it’s not very big. It only holds about 4 pint jars or 3 quart jars. Not enough to do any of the large canning I was planning to do but enough I suppose for the casual canning enthusiast.

Although cooking was a breeze, I did find cleanup was a little more involved than I would have liked. It wasn’t difficult to clean, it just required a little more effort. For example, I had to wash the pot and the gasket with a mild dish soap and then I had to lightly oil the gasket. The valve is self-cleaning on this model or supposed to be, but it may need to be taken apart if food passes through it.

All things considered, I felt like this was a high quality pressure cooker that was pretty quiet and did a great job cooking. While it’s a little more expensive than comparable models its size, and is small for canning, I did think it was a pretty decent cooker.

9.6 Total Score
Bottom Line

A high quality pressure cooker. While a little more expensive than comparable models its size it did a great job cooking.

Operating Temperatures
10
Cooking Quality
10
Value
9
Safety
10
Features
9
PROS
  • High quality
  • Quiet
  • 5 Safety Systems
CONS
  • Expensive For Its Size
  • Cleanup Can Be A Little Labor Extensive
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