T-fal P45007 Clipso PTFE, PFOA & Cadmium Free 12-PSI, 6.3-Quart Review
What’s up for review today? Well, I have the T-fal P45007 Clipso Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe PTFE PFOA and Cadmium Free 12-PSI Pressure Cooker Cookware, 6.3-Quart in silver. Yes, I know that’s a mouthful to read but it tells you a lot about this cooker. So with that in mind, let’s just get right into the review.
I knew I wanted to review this product because of all the praise it received in pressure cooker reviews but the moment that I saw it, I knew it wasn’t going to be the best pressure cooker. Now, don’t get me wrong, it proved itself to be a very good one but it’s just not the best.
One of the things that really holds it back is its pressure. It only reaches 12 PSI, when many of its competitors are able to reach a PSI of 15. The pressure it generates isn’t bad but its low enough that it adds a little extra time to recipes meant to be cooked at a higher temperature.
It also would have been nice if this pressure cooker was a little bit bigger. While 6.3-quarts isn’t too bad, I would have liked it if it was more like 8-quarts. While they do make almost the exact same model in an 8-quart version, it was significantly more expensive than this one.
However, it isn’t all downside with this cooker. Like I said, it’s still pretty good. It’s very easy to use, so easy in fact that you can practically use it with one hand. Not only seal it but also release the pressure and take off the lid. Which made it really easy to make beef stew in it, which is exactly what I did next.
I chopped up a couple pounds of chuck roast, rolled it in flour and browned it, then cut up some potatoes, carrots, onions and celery and tossed them in as well. I then added some spices (rosemary, sage, bay leaves, etc.), beef stock and salt and pepper. I closed the lid, turned it on and in 35 minutes had a nice hot stew.
When I was done cooking with the T-fal P45007 6.3-quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, I then removed the gasket and pressure relief valve and tossed it into my dishwasher to be cleaned. Not bad for a lower powered pressure cooker, if you ask me.
In fact, this would be a much higher rated cooker if it only had a higher pressure level. After all, it’s a nice stainless steel pressure cooker that’s dishwasher safe and is PTFE, PFOA and Cadmium free. It also works with a variety of different stovetops, it doesn’t matter if you have a smooth top, a gas stove or an induction stove. It can be used on all of them. And all of these things make it pretty nice. My only problem is really the pressure level.
Which brings me to my final conclusion. If you are looking for a pressure cooker and you don’t mind that it operates at more than 12 PSI, then go ahead and get this cooker. However, if you need something a little bit more powerful, then you may want to look someplace else.
If you are looking for a pressure cooker and you don't mind that it operates at more than 12 PSI, then go ahead and get this cooker.
- Easy To Use
- Open & Close With One Hand
- Only 12 PSI