Welcome to our reviews of the Best Electric Pressure Cookers of 2016. They are our favourite and most sought-after models on the market today. Now, it should be noted that there really is no particular “best” model available, though there is very likely one that is “best” for you so forgive the semi-false advertising on that one. We have made thorough assessments, product comparisons and in-depth customer review analysis to bring forward the key elements to each product for you to find your perfect match. They are all user-friendly, safe, programmable, cost-effective and energy efficient. We have included videos of each item in action to give you a more live feeling of the product. As these are the best rated pressure cookers, we have included an Average User Rating which is the average of every online review we could find compiled into one number to save you time. Click on the links to find further details and our full review or to find the item discounted online.
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker Review
Average User Rating: 5/5
The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 is easily one of the most sought after pressure cookers of its kind as it is an online best seller with rave reviews across the board. It is wildly diverse in its features with very simple programming and multiple proven safety mechanisms and patented technologies.
It boasts 7 ways to cook, 6 quart capacity, 14 built-in smart programs that let you choose your specific dish, features a 24-hour timer for delayed cooking start times as well as an automatic WARM (up to 10 hours) temperature default setting which will keep the contents warm until you’re ready to serve. The brushed stainless steel exterior is finger print resistant keeping it elegant and aesthetically appealing amongst your other appliances.
The 7-in-1 multi-functional cooking features includes: pressure cooker, saute/browning, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer and yogurt maker.
- Large, clear and easy-to-use control panel with 14 built-in smart programs
- Safe, convenient, and durable design with 10 fool-proof safety mechanisms
- Eight turn-key function keys for the most common cooking tasks
- Energy efficienct: saves up to 70% of energy
- Maximizes kitchen space and is easily storable
- Includes 5.6-litre, 3-ply bottom stainless steel cooking pot, stainless steel steam rack with handle, soup spoon, rice paddle, and measuring cup
- Preserves flavour and nutritional value of ingredients
- One Year Warranty
Excellent product that we give it an easy 5/5. To put the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker to the text we experimented with a lot of indian dishes and other fickle recipes that often require unique cooking methods and this model sure did deliver. Our greek yogurt turned out excellent and is now a new staple in our diet.
It’s very simple to operate, has a reasonable weight to it and is not too bulky. The unit alone can easily replace many of your other kitchen appliances so keep that in mind if you’re looking to free up space. One of it’s best features is the stainless steel removable pot insert which doubles as a serving bowl. This Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker is a very safe and unintimadating product that meets all UL and ULC safety standards. Our views are completely aligned with the rave reviews found all over the many comment areas of multiple suppliers and the verdict is 100% positive.
Cuisinart 6Qt Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker Review
Average User Rating: 4/5
Cuisinart put together the fabulous Cuisinart 6Qt Electric Pressure Cooker which features variable pressure and temperature settings for many of your multi-functional cooking needs. Fast (up to 70% less time), safe, and durable with its fingerprint-proof brushed stainless steel housing all at around $100.00.
It contains a digital precision thermostat with an easy-to-read LED display, simple push button controls for cooking options and programmable settings for exact results. Like its competitors it has an automatic keep WARM setting for up to 12 hours after set cooking time.
- Comes with trivet for more secure placement
- Cooking features include: Browning, Sauté, Simmer and Keep WARM
- Dishwasher safe non-stick aluminum cooking pot and trivet
- Cool-touch handles
- Optimized packaging from manufacturer eliminating potential damage in delivery.
- Includes spatula, the spoon, measuring spoons.
- 3-year warranty
- Low (psi 6) and High (psi 10)
The Cuisinart 6 Qt Electric Pressure Cooker is definitely high up on our list though it is missing a few features we really love out of pressure cooking. A few things to note are that it does not have a slow cooking, canning or steaming feature. However, its light weight (12.57 pounds), set and forget programming, safety lid, durability and end result make this an excellent choice as it still strongly serves as four cooking appliances in one.
With its 99 minute timer on the LED display showing the cooking countdown, cool-touch handles, the a dishwasher safe, nonstick cooking pot and trivet it stands as a high contender, especially at its price point. And the detachable chord is a bonus as well. The 3 year warranty makes a huge argument in favour of this model and should not be under looked.
Secura 6-in-1 6Qt Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker Review
Average User Rating: 4.5/5
Here’s another excellent item for our list, the Secura 6-in-1 Electric 6Qt Pressure Cooker. Surely an efficient product which works fast, quietly and does an excellent job keeping the heat in so there’s something to note if you’re living in a hot place.
It is versatile serving as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté/browning pan, food steamer, soup maker, and rice cooker. Like its competitors it includes an automatic WARM setting once cooking is complete with the addition of cool-touch handles and lid, and a micro-computerized temperature and time control system. It is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. Secura includes a rice spoon, measuring cup, a small recipe book and of course, a manual along with the item.
- 6-quart multifunction electric cooker serves as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, food steamer, rice cooker, browning/sauté pan, soup maker.
- 18/10 stainless steel dishwasher-safe cooking pot
- Cool-touch handles
- Stainless steel lid with cool-touch finish
- Safe and energy efficient.
- Micro-computerized temperature and time-control system; Digital display; Convenient lidbracket; Up to 24-hour delay timer.
- Optional accessories: stainless steel steam basket and steam rack, non-stick cooking pot
A very easy to use product with great results. On one hand, it is an entry level product and is priced as such, though in this case a little sure goes a long way as it serves as six kitchen appliances in one. That makes the Secura 6-in-1 Electric 6Qt Pressure Cooker an excellent choice for anyone looking to save space.
We would prefer that the steaming rack be included in the package as many recipes do call for it but that did not at all take away from its performance. Be sure to check out which other accessories can be added as you may wish to grab those as well. The digital programmer is a cinch to use and the delayed timer is great, especially for slow cooking. To this we would add that that though extremely user friendly, the control panel looks rather dated. This may not be much of a concern to you but should you choosing appliances which fit aesthetically in your kitchen, bare this in mind.
After using the Secura 6-in-1 for its many features which had never once disappointed, we place it at as our third favourite electric pressure cooker.
Nesco 6Qt Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker Review
Average User Rating: 4.4/5
The versatility of the Nesco 6Qt electric pressure cooker along with its easy to use features make it an immediate favourite. Its state-of-art digital control panel gives you complete cooking control of its 4-in-1 cooking features: pressure cook, slow cook, steam, brown and of course WARM to finish.
It’s as simple as choosing your cooking method, the High or Low setting, the time, and you’re off! The Nesco 6Qt electric pressure cooker is a perfect choice for soups & stews, chili, fish, poultry and veggies in the matter of minutes. Reduce your 8 hours for pulled pork all the way to 45 minutes!
- 6-quart capacity
- Removable non-stick cooking insert and cooking trivet.
- 4 Programmable with presets: Pressure cook (high 11psi+low 5psi), slow cook (up to 9.5 hours,) steam, brown, with automatic WARM setting.
- Delayed start up to 8 hours and also slow cooks up to 9.5 hours
- Self locking lid with automatic pressure release valve
- Brushed stainless steel finish
- LED display and soft touch buttons
- Cool-touch lid and handles
Of the Nesco 6Qt Electric Pressure Cooker we particularly like the self locking lid which has an automatic pressure release for added safety. There is literally no intimidation in using this pressure cooker and it provides consistently superb results. We tested it for all of its features and all of them did a great good job.
It maintains its elegance after being handled and doesn’t leave pesky finger marks. It is made of stainless steel which gives it a professional look which would fit in any kitchen and also provides a sturdy base. It also makes clean up a snap being non-stick and dishwasher friendly.
Added accessories are always a bonus and this one comes with it own cooking insert and trivet which help to cook multiple ingredients at a time while keeping their flavours apart. The delayed start allows for anyone to place their ingredients in the clean and closed container and set their desired start time. This really helps to optimize ones time and efforts and is a big plus for anyone. Have your meals ready when you are.
MaxiMatic Elite Platinum 8Qt Electric Pressure Cooker Review
Average User Rating: 4.8/5
The MaxiMatic Elite Platinum Electric Pressure Cooker is your choice for large family or holiday dinners, pot lucks, or even for preparing lots of left overs to store up and save money! In fact, with resorting from using your stove and saving energy, creating leftovers, and saving you ample of time in cooking the Elite 8 Quart pressure cooker should be a no brainer for anyone.
- 14 multifunctions such as 24-hour delay time, canning, manual operation, roasting, preheat, stewing, braising, browning etc.
- Removable dishwasher safe non-stick, non-scratch aluminum 8 Quart interior pot
- Easily set and monitor cooking times with the LED display with touchpad
- Programmable pressurized cooking from 0-99 minutes
- Automatic keep warm feature of up to 12 hours
- Touchable digital control with LED display to set and monitor cooking times
- Automatic resumption of cooking when power is restored after a power failure
- Can hold up to three 32 ounce jars or four 16 ounce jars at the same time in the upright position
- Attractive brushed Platinum stainless steel housing
- Adjustable airtight and exhaust valve for manual release of built up pressure
- Maximum 13psi
- Limited One Year Warranty
While the MaxiMatic Elite Platinum Electric Pressure Cooker does fall just slightly short of having all the features we could ask for in a pressure cooker, we are very pleased overall and suggest anyone give it some serious consideration. It does lack the slow cooker function though you could maneuver the browning and keep WARM functions to do the trick okay.
There are no high and low settings as all settings are set automatically when you enter the appropriate cooking function. But it is superior than many other models when used as a canner (we put 6 x 1 pint jars in it, 3 x 32 oz jars and 4 x 16 oz jars as mentioned above with success). The outside is made of an attractive Platinum stainless steel which works in any kitchen. The versatile, simple use and assured effectiveness of this model make it a sure winner.
We hope our electric pressure cooker reviews came in handy and helped save you some time tracking down the best model for your kitchen. Reading reviews can be a very daunting process that can have you clicking through too many sites with careless input on a product, or the unfortunate case of 'not very bright' customers whos poor reviews ruin it for potential buyers. If you are still unsure any of the electric pressure cooker models listed above and wish to perhaps consider a very modern, stovetop alternative then we'd encourage you to check out our full review of the Fissler Vitaquick series and the Presto Stainless Steel collection.
Also, if you are looking for some inspiration on what to do with your pressure cooker then check out our page which features some of the most sought after pressure cooker cookbooks available today.