Those who cook at home are well aware of how much time they need to prepare a good meal, but, fortunately, there are helpers who can significantly reduce this.
There are a large number and types of such devices nowadays, but a recent very popular kitchen appliances are electric pressure cookers.

Naturally, this device complies with all health standards and, as such, food preparation in such a device carries no health risk. If you are having a wedding reception or a party for 50 people, you probably wouldn’t use this device, but it is an excellent helper for normal home use.
The main advantages of this device are the speed of food preparation, space saving, of its multifunctionality, preparation of several types of food at one time, etc. There’s not much they can’t do. They may even sing in the future.

If you decide to purchase one of these devices, you won’t regret it.

However, listing the many benefits of such devices, will only take up time, as you are already well aware of them. So, in this article we will look at the best electric pressure cookers this year.

The table below shows the top ten devices of this type based on their features, user rating and cost / performance ratio.
All these pressure cookers meet the most demanding technical and health requirements, are well-rated and their quality guarantees long-term use.

  NameWeightSize/PowerInner Pot
Blusmart CR-26A10.8 lb6qt/1000WAlum. Alloy, Teflon
Crenova CR-38A11.6 lb6qt/1000WStainless Steel
Instant Pot DUO8019 lb8qt/1200WStainless Steel
BLACK+DECKER PR100 4 lb6qt/1000WSteel, Teflon
Hohm Pressure Cooker 12.9 lb6qt/1000WSteel, Teflon
COSORI Original 6qt15 lb6qt/1000WStainless Steel
Breville BPR700BSS14 lb6qt/1100WSteel, Teflon

So, let’s look at the best products in this category and let’s say something closer to these ten best and best rated electric pressure cookers.

Blusmart CR-26A – 7-in-1 Multi-Functional


One of the best-rated products in this category.
This is actually a 7-in-1 multifunction device, which means that this electric pressure cooker has seven combined cooking tools – pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, deep fryer, food steamer, stockpot warmer and homemade cake oven.

This product is made of stainless steel with the inner pot made of aluminum alloy. The manufacturer says that, with this pressure cooker, you can save up to 70% of the time against traditional cooking, but, of course, you have to take this on trust.

It all depends, of course, on having under ideal conditions, and, if you cook several types of food at the same time, the total time is naturally dependent on the type and the way you cook it. Nevertheless, the time and energy saved is considerable.

This pressure cooker has built-in smart programs that support 11 auxiliary functions for cooking, baking, stewing, frying, etc. An advantage here is also the possibility to set the start of the cooking time.
As you can see in the picture, the inner part is a pot with a non-stick surface and which is very easy to pull it out. Because of this surface treatment, it is also possible to wash it in a dishwasher.

Of course, if you were to handwash the inner pot, you would need to be careful not to damage the surface. The inner container is made of a coated aluminum alloy; therefore, the use of steel tools (wire wools) as a washing aid is certainly not recommended.

In terms of design, these products are very similar, in fact they are more or less the same; the question is, what is the manufacturing processing quality of the . For some products, you have to use a screwdriver to catch the inner pot and you will still not be able to get it out. Well, that won’t happen with this pressure cooker.

This electric pressure cooker excels in its features, options and processing quality. This pressure cooker is intended for use in the 110-120V mains.

These excellent features make the device highly appreciated by users. And, naturally, it comes with accessories and a user-friendly and simple manual – you won’t have any trouble mastering the entire programming in a very short time.

Multifunction, 7-in-1
11 assist cooking functions
Steel surface
Easy handling
Quality processing
It does not contain recipes

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Crenova CR-38A – 7-in-1 Programmable


Another representative in this class is a very similar device to the previous rated pressure cooker.
Like that, it offers seven variants in a multifunctional device – a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté pan, steamer, warmer and cake maker.

However, this pressure cooker also contains 14 intelligent built-in programs, for example, for fast cooking of rice, beef, soup, chicken, cake, baby food, stews, etc.

The surface is made of high quality stainless steel, easy to clean and maintain. As with the previous pressure cooker, there is also a 70% saving in cooking time – though, as with the previous one, under ideal conditions also applies here.

By using the built-in programs for fast cooking of simple dishes or cooking, etc., such time savings can be achieved. Either way, there will always be a noticeable acceleration of your food preparation.

cookersThe seal ring, lid and inner pot are removable for easy, convenient and proper cleaning. It is also dishwasher safe.

In terms of safety elements, this pressure cooker offers, of course, a traditional pressure valve, but it also includes an electronic chip that monitors the pressure in the pressure cooker, and, in the event of a dangerous increase in pressure, the appliance automatically shuts off.
This is a very useful feature and definitely worth considering when deciding to buy. The double protection of this product will leave you at peace when cooking.

A very nice and appealing design, quality workmanship and a double safety feature – these are all benefits of this attractive product. This pressure cooker is intended for use in the 110-120V mains.

Controlling this pressure cooker is intuitive and easy – just use one of the preset programs and do not worry about it anymore. It turns on, cooks and turns off. It’s just a shame it can’t bring the cooked food to the table, but, who knows, perhaps in the future…

The package also contains several accessories and a user manual. Excellent processing, reliability, design, plenty of programs… What more is there to say?

Multifunction, 7-in-1
14 smart built-in programs
Double safety feature
Easy cleaning and handling
Design and quality
A slightly worse user manual

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Housmile 6 Quart – 7-in-1 Multi-Use, 1000W


Again, this is a multifunctional device that combines seven kitchen appliances, namely, a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté pan, a yogurt marker and a warmer.

It offers 14 smart programs for fast cooking, such as soups, meat, beans, poultry, rice, porridge, etc.
The surface is made of stainless steel and the inner pot is made of stainless steel food grade 304, without a chemical coating.

The pressure cooker has a 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution and the fully sealed environment traps the flavors, nutrients and aromas within the food.
In order to achieve optimal results, you can of, course, use the program functions or you can set the time and pressure yourself – this pressure cooker offers a great deal of choice.

This pressure cooker is large enough to cook for four people – you can prepare the food very quickly and without any problems.
The manufacturer says that it saves on cooking time by up to 75% – again, of course, that depends on the particular type of cooking. However, thanks to the programmed functions, it really is possible to achieve excellent cooking times.

Naturally, there is high quality and very good workmanship. This pressure cooker can also be easily dismantled and can also be cleaned in the dishwasher due to the material used for the inner pot.

It’s actually an automatic device that uses the latest technology by which the microprocessor monitors temperatures, adjusts the heating intensity and keeps time for proper process execution. This pressure cooker is intended for use in the 100-240V mains.

The device has clear controls and a pressure level indicator is also shown on the display.
The security features are really good, and, of course, it comes with accessories and a user manual.

Multifunction, 7-in-1
14 smart built-in programs
10 safety mechanisms
3-ply bottom
Pressure level indicator

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Instant Pot DUO60 – Programmable


Another representative in this category is a pressure cooker from Instant Pot. While the previous products are not very different from each other, this is one of the most popular types.

It is a multifunctional device that also combines seven kitchen appliances – a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté pan, a yogurt maker and a warmer.
Again, it offers 14 intelligent programs – soup, meat / stew, beans / chili, poultry, sauté / simmer, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, yogurt maker, manual and pressure cook.

The inner pot is made of 304 grade stainless steel, has a 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution and can, of course, be easily removed for manual or dishwasher cleaning.

It has a two-stage pressure setting, i.e. high and low pressure, which is why it is called DUO. Frozen products can also be used for cooking, but, obviously, the pre-heating time will be longer. Here, too, the manufacturer offers up to 70% time saving and, for example, cooks the rice in about four minutes. However, it is necessary to first get pressure in the pot, which usually takes 8-10 minutes.

This pressure cooker also has a delayed timer function, so you can conveniently prepare ingredients and set the start of the cooking time as needed. It is also equipped with safety fuses, such as pressure monitoring, time, temperature, etc., so you can safely leave your home and let the pot work.
For easier handling, this pot also has a removable power cord.

Depending on the amount of food in the pot, it takes about 7 to 20 minutes to reach the required pressure.

This product is available in two versions for use in both 110-120V and 220V networks. This specific link leads to version 110-120V.

The pressure cooker is supplied with accessories, such as stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet.

Multifunction, 7-in-1
14 smart built-in programs
10 safety mechanisms
3-ply bottom
DUO – high and low pressure
The glass cover is not included

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Instant Pot DUO80 – 7-in-1 Multi-Use, 8qt


To put it simply, this pressure cooker is actually a bigger variant of its little brother, Instant Pot DUO60.
It is also a multifunctional device that combines 7 kitchen appliances in one – a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté pan, a yogurt maker and a warmer.

It has more or less the same properties, in that the inner pot is made of stainless steel food grade 304 and, again, there are 14 intelligent programs – soup, meat / stew, beans / chili, poultry, sauté / simmer, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, yogurt maker, manual and pressure cook.

It carries the same DUO designation, meaning you can set both high and low pressure. It is also equipped with 10 safety features and delayed start-up options.
It has a 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution and, due to perfect sealing, it captures the flavors, nutrients and aromas in the food.

So, what are the differences between these two pressure cookers? Well, in the first place, of course, there are the dimensions. While the smaller version has a size of 13 x 12.6 x 12.2 inches, this larger version has a size of 14.8 x 13.3 x 14.2 inches. Another difference is, of course, the weight. This bigger version is about 4.4 pounds heavier.

That is quite understandable, as bigger volume means more material, and, therefore ,more weight. But, despite its larger dimensions, the inner pot is the same diameter – the difference in volume is, therefore, given by its height.

Also, this type of pressure cooker is designed for use in 110-120V and 220V networks. So, to remind you, this specific link leads to version 110-120V.

Obviously, as larger volume mean higher demands and, hence, greater power consumption, this version is produced with a power input of 1200W. However, the cooking time should not be longer than the smaller version of this pot, because of its higher performance.

Once again, this pressure cooker is supplied with the necessary accessories, including a user manual.

Large capacity
14 smart built-in programs
10 safety mechanisms
3-ply bottom
DUO – high and low pressure
The glass cover is not included

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BLACK+DECKER PR100 – 6qt, Black


Another representative in the category of electric pressure cookers is the PR100 from the famous BLACK + DECKER range.

Just like other pressure cookers, this one also offers 7-in-one. These include: white rice, brown rice, beans, meat, steam, soup and manual programming. Other non-pressure features of this pot include traditional slow cooking (high and low) and keeping food warm. In addition, it has a browning function, so you can brown the meat before the meat in the pressure cooker is finished.

The inner container is made of steel and its surface is coated with a special Teflon layer without PFOA additives. Dismantling the pot is very easy as is cleaning it. It is also safe for use in a dishwasher.

Security is provided by nine independent security controls, including, for example, pressure monitoring, time control, etc. This pot has also a deferred start function, which is undoubtedly a major attraction. The surface of the inner pot is very well processed, it is non-stick, harmless to health and, as we have said, cleaning it is very easy and fast.

You can also use frozen foods for cooking when using the preheat function. In this case, the cooking time will, of course, be longer. However, all similar products work on this principle. Once the cooking cycle is complete, the pressure cooker can remain in the warm-up mode, which is also very useful.

The pressure cooker menu is clear, easy and user-friendly and the user manual is also easy to follow, so you won’t have any problems with the initial set-up. This pressure cooker is intended for use in the 110-120V mains.

As accessories, you will receive a trivet, rice-measuring cup and a non-stick-friendly serving spoon. A recipe book is also included in the package.

Excellent brand
4 Non-pressure functions
9 safety mechanisms
Cookbook included
Browning function and delayed start
The glass cover is not included
Spare gasket is not included

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Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth – 6qt, 7-in-1


As the name suggests, this pressure cooker is somewhat different from the others. That being on account of its Bluetooth function.

Again, this is a multifunctional device that contains 7 kitchen appliances in one – a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice / porridge cooker, a yogurt maker, a sauté / searing, a steamer and a warmer.

Like other products of this brand, this pressure cooker also includes an inner pot made of stainless steel of food grade 304 and has a 3-ply bottom for uniform heat distribution. Like the DUO models, it can work in both high and low pressure mode. It has 14 smart programs available – soup, meat / stew, bean / chili, poultry, sauté pan, steam, rice, porridge, multigrain, yogurt, slow cook, keep warm and pressure cook.

It is actually derived from other models of this brand, so it has essentially the same properties. The added value is the highly popular Bluetooth technology.

Of course, this technology needs its own power, which is provided by a small CR2477 battery included in the delivery. The Bluetooth range is given as 10-15m, but it’s actually around the lower limit, about 10m. This, of course, depends on the surrounding environment. However, this reach is sufficient for the average user.

A free app is available that works in both Android and iOS. This allows you to program some cooking steps in recipe scripts and perform them on the stove. You can also write your own recipe script, which you can then program. This is a very useful feature and it will certainly be used by many. Currently, there are not many household appliances based on similar technology, but no doubt such devices will increase. It’s useful, easy and comfortable.

This product is available in two versions for use in both 110-120V and 220V networks. This specific link leads to version 110-120V.

Accessories include a steam rack with handles, recipe booklet, serving spoon, soup spoon, measuring cup and mini red mitts.

Multifunction, 7-in-1
Free app for Android and iOS
14 smart built-in programs
10 safety mechanisms
The glass cover is not included

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Hohm Pressure Cooker Pro – Multi-Functional

Another electric pressure cooker model is this one from Höhm. Again, this is a multifunction device, and features pressure cooker, steamer, slow cooker, rice cooker, stock pot, sauté pan and browning and warming functions. There are nine default programs – rice, beans, meat, bones / ribs, noodles / pasta, soup, cake, porridge and warming.

The advantages of this model are the possibility of delayed start and of heating the food for up to 24 hours. This is a really useful feature and it is definitely worth noting. The display is large, legible and clear, so you will not have trouble controlling this pressure cooker.

The inner container is not made of stainless steel, but of steel, the surface is coated with Teflon coating. It goes without saying that all the parts that come into contact with food are harmless. Bearing in mind that all these products have to be certified for health, which means it’s just a matter of taste as to whether you prefer a stainless steel pot or Teflon-coated material.

Stainless steel has its advantages, it is scratch-resistant, stronger and has no chemically applied finish. But, on the other hand, it is heavier and has a lower conductivity, so it has higher energy demands.

Aluminum alloys (or steel) with Teflon finish have excellent conductivity, heat up faster, and, thus, have less energy demands. This material is also lighter. However, they are not as scratch-resistant as steel, so more care is needed when cleaning and handling. However, due to its non-stick surface, the inner container of this pressure cooker is easy to clean and can also be cleaned in the dishwasher.

This pressure cooker is intended for use in the 110-120V mains.

There are of, course, accessories for this pressure cooker, namely a steamer, steam rack, rice spoon and measuring cup.

Multifunction, 7-in-1
Large clear display
Quality Teflon surface of inner pot
24-hour warming, delayed start
Quality processing
Worse user manual

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COSORI Original 6qt – Programmable/1000W


This electric pressure cooker does not differ much from the previous ones in its functions. It is also a multifunctional 7-in-1 pressure cooker and can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté pan, yogurt maker, steamer and warmer.

The inner pot is made of stainless steel grade 304, is easy to remove and can be easily cleaned, both by hand and in the dishwasher. There are 13 intelligent programs – rice, yogurt, soup, porridge (congee), multigrain, slow cook, bake, steam, sauté, poultry, beans, meat / stew and keep warm.

It has a base of 3-ply stainless steel and aluminum and more than 40 grooves along the bottom of the pot for even heat distribution. An interesting and useful feature is the ability to adjust the pressure to six different levels – this is a unique pressure cooker. While other similar pots offer this function, it is to a rather a limited extent.

Another useful tool for this pressure cooker is the Release button, which quickly releases the pressure in the pot, which provides protection against hot steam. This is certainly a great addition to this pot.

Naturally, there are safety mechanisms and this pressure cooker has a total of nine. On the manufacturer’s website, you can also find some recipes for cooking in this pot. It is obvious that their customers really matter to this business. This pressure cooker is rated very well, is well-processed, has good security features and good accessories.

This pressure cooker is intended for use in the 110-120V mains.

As accessories, you will get a glass lid, extra silicone sealing ring, stainless steel steam rack, bowl, rice spoon and measuring cup.

Multifunction, 7-in-1
Release button
13 smart built-in programs
Delayed start

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Breville BPR700BSS – The Fast Slow Pro, 6qt


This electric pressure cooker is slightly different from other products in this category, mainly due to its appearance and design.

At a glance, you can see different controls, such as control knobs and a monochrome display. The main knobs are controlled by turning (not by pressing, as with other pots), and the other buttons are controlled by pressing.

Although the display is monochromatic, it changes color when the cooker is pressurizing or releasing steam, or when reaching the maximum filling limit.

The surface of the inner pot is very well processed and is coated with a Teflon layer. However, it is not actually described as Teflon. As you may already know, this processing contains elements of ceramics, so some are said to have a “ceramic surface”. This inner pot can also be cleaned in a dishwasher.

This pressure cooker has 11 cooking pressure settings, and pressure and temperature can, of course, be manually controlled. The device itself is very high quality and has a high level of functionality – for example, it has dual sensors at the top and bottom of the bowl to accurately monitor pressure and temperature.

Unfortunately, this quality pressure cooker lacks the delayed start function. And that’s really a shame because the other functions of this pressure cooker are very good – pressure cook, slow cook, steam, sauté, reduce and keep warm. Overall, however, it is a high-quality pressure cooker from a proven manufacturer.

This pressure cooker is intended for use in the 110-120V mains.

As accessories, you will get a stainless steamer basket, stainless rack and recipe book with 41 recipes.

Very good processing quality
Automatic steam release
Dual sensors
Intuitive display
Quality surface of inner pot
Does not have a delayed start function

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Buyer’s Guide

If you’ve decided to buy an electric pressure cooker, you certainly won’t regret it. This device allows you to cook safely and quickly and saves you a lot of energy.
But it also has to meet your requirements. And, because there are a lot of these products on the market, let’s take a look at what you should be interested in.


1. Size

The size of the pressure cookers ranges between 2 and more than 10 liters, but, of course, you will be interested in the “home use” size, so, in this case, we will just talk about two sizes, 6 liters and 8 liters (quarts).

  • 6 liters (qt) – The standard size of a pressure cooker for a family of three to five members
  • 8 liters (qt) – The ideal size of pressure cooker for a larger family with six or more members or for cooking for a larger group of people

And, even if you live by yourself, it makes no sense to buy a smaller size, because the energy intensity is almost the same, but, in a small pressure cooker you can’t even cook a whole chicken. And, besides, your domestic arrangements can always change!


The larger size of the pressure cooker means, of course, higher energy demands, but the differences in these two combinations are negligible (typically 1000W and 1200W).
So, if you are alone, you are two or a family with four (or five ) members, you should definitely choose a size of 6qt. You will have a little less energy consumption, the pressure cooker will be a little smaller and cleaning in the dishwasher will be easier.

When choosing a size, remember that you should not fill the pressure cooker to more than two-thirds of its volume, since pressure cooking involves foaming and bubbling, and this could cause the pressure valves to clog when the pot is too full.

2. Material

This will probably be the most important for most of you. We will not talk about the outside of the pressure cooker since it does not come into contact with food when cooking, so it’s just a matter of taste and aesthetics. We are, however, interested in the inner pot and its surface treatment.


Nowadays, you can meet with essentially three types of material used to make these inner pots:

  • Stainless steel
  • Steel + Teflon
  • Aluminum alloy + Teflon

Stainless steel is the name for a large group of materials that have essentially the same properties (long durability, corrosion-resistant coating, etc.). However, this group has a number of other subsets, which vary by the percentage of the individual impurities and the resulting other properties.

There are four basic groups of these:

  • austenitic
  • ferritic
  • martensitic
  • duplex (austenitic-ferritic)

“Austenitic” steel (304/304) is used to produce stainless steel cookware and, hence, inner containers. Typically, it contains at least 18% chromium, the minimum carbon and also nickel.

This material is currently very popular with consumers when buying kitchen utensils, but let us tell you some “buts”.
To make food as tasty as possible, it should be prepared as quickly as possible. This also means that it is best to choose the best heat conductors for dishes. Which stainless steel is definitely not!

Stainless steel, which also contains nickel elements, has the disadvantage that the food that is cooked here may, under certain circumstances, “take on metal odors.” In addition, if someone is allergic to nickel, they will have a problem after eating foods cooked in such a container. We do not want to say that this material is bad, it just has its own specifics. An advantage, for example, is its easy cleaning and a very durable surface.

Recently, however, more and more dishware makers have concentrated on a surface treatment called Teflon. This is DuPont’s patented material and allows you to cook with minimal oil without burning. Teflon® is referred to as PTFE (PolyTetraFluorEtylen) and must, of course, be of high quality. When making Teflon, some manufacturers make adjustments to the PTFE production process, so it’s not a “pure Teflon®” (A very good article on this issue can be found here).

Teflon is applied to various materials, mainly aluminum alloys and steel, it just depends on the particular manufacturer. Aluminum alloys tend to be lighter and more conductive than steel, but the use of Teflon-coated steel also has its own reasons. The base material used to manufacture the container is not so important to the consumer, what is important is to choose either stainless steel or Teflon. Unfortunately, the consumer does not have the chance to see the quality of Teflon first.

If you really want a surface coated with the Teflon® patented material, request the surface layer label as PTFE. This material is really great for cooking, although it is true that it is more susceptible to damage, in that you cannot use metallic accessories when cooking and cleaning. When cooking, the best option is wood or hard plastic, then a soft sponge for cleaning.

If you handle a container coated with this material gently, it is a great choice for an electric pressure cooker.

3. Safety

The safety of these electric pressure cookers is high, so, in this sense, all of these pressure cookers are more or less the same. All have basic mechanical overpressure fuses, and most of these appliances also have electronic sensors that monitor both pressure and temperature and other important data.

Some of these pressure cookers have mechanical steam release buttons, some of which are triggered automatically. But the more components, parts and electronics there are, the greater the chance of something going wrong. Everyone knows that the pressure must first be discharged from the pressure cooker and that it contains hot steam. And anyone who does not know this and that the pressure will be released by leaning over the pressure valve, should not buy a pressure cooker.

With today’s modern products, you do not have to worry about endangering your health or life. Of course, you must still follow the manufacturer’s safety instructions.

4. Programs

These are to everyone’s liking. As you can see from the pressure cookers described, almost all offer similar programs, almost all replacing the same home appliances.

We will concentrate on three options:

  • Possible start delay
  • Adjustable pressure
  • Manual cooking setting

These options are, again, offered in most of the pressure cookers, but not all. The delayed start option gives you great cooking comfort – you can simply insert the food and set the cooking time to end when you need it, for example, when you come back home. This is a very advantageous feature, but not everyone needs it. And, moreover, almost all of these products will automatically switch to the warm up function after cooking.

The pressure setting is also very convenient – if you do not have experience with a pressure cooker, after a while you will find out how much time and pressure you have to set when cooking manually. This means that the more you can manually adjust the pressure, the better.

All these pressure cookers offer manual cooking options, but this is related to the possibility of manually setting the time and pressure. You should, therefore, be aware of these values. This means how long you can set the cooking time, i.e. the minimum and maximum limits, and what the pressure setting options are.


But, in this case, you can relax. These modern products are designed to meet the usual cooking requirements. You may not be able to set cooking for less than five minutes, but if what you want to cook only takes five minutes, then you can use manual cooking. Today’s modern electric pressure cookers offer many safety features, they are made of high-quality materials and are programmed to meet the demands of regular cooking.

So, we hope we’ve made it a little easier for you, and, if you decide to buy, we wish you happy cooking.


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