The performance of this product for the cost is exceptional. The deep sided pan is really versatile and because both pot and pan accept the pressure lid and the glass lid accompanying the set it is especially nice. I have prepared Cincinnati style chili and split pea soup in the pot with fantastic results. The meat (ground beef and ham) for each dish came out incredibly tender and full of flavor. The pan has been used for sauteing vegetables and has become one of my favorite pans in the kitchen because of the deep sides and size.
My one complaint is that customer service was unable to tell me how many pressure settings this cooker has. I was eventually told--incorrectly-- that this pressure cooker has two settings. IN FACT, the cooker has only 1 setting (15 psi). Since most pressure cooking calls for this higher setting, the limitation of not having a lower (8 psi) setting was of little consequence for me. This information should be revealed on the site, however, since many of the newer pressure cookers do come with a high and low pressure setting and this one does not.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Actual was same as represented on site
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Well built. Heavy guage steel provides for even heat distribution over the bottom of the pot and pan
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Website does not indicate that this pressure cooker only has one pressure setting (15 psi)
I am new to pressure cooking and all my past experience with pressure cookers was in my mother's kitchen some 30 years ago and it was not a pleasant memory. This set has a very different feeling. Very safe, and very secure. functions exactly as described. I work at home and now I can give more time to work and still get a really nice meal together in no time. I don't feel that there is any difference in flavor especially when cooking stews, caserols and risottos. Roasts, however, I prefer to cook in the oven still. But when I am pressed for time I will do a potroast in my pressure cooker and everyone will still be very happy. So very highly recommend.
I have also shopped around online and in stores and in terms of deals and safety features, this set wins. You may want to go with the 6 and 8 set though, the 4 one is really too small and can only do rice or veggie steams in it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same as pictured
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent, safe
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
I have been using the pressure cooker for over 2 years now. Absolutely love it. The cooking time is ridiculously short. You can have your rice done in 6 min after the pressure has been build. Perfect every time. Dry beans soup in 30 min! Beef, pork, chicken stew in 10 min. You can't beat that. And the flavor is as you have been cooking in slow cooker. Amazing product! I told all my friends about it. I can not live without it. Its my favorite kitchen appliance ever.
I haven't used a pressure cooker in many years. The quality and the price on the set are very good. I had forgotten how tender a roast came out using a pressure cooker and how fast it was - looking forward to trying more recipes. As usual, overstock shipped this item quickly.
I enjoy cooking in the Presuure cooker. Having 2 sizes is really helpful.
Have not used it enough to determine the long term benefit. The only thing I am not sure in the event I need to replace a part where do I find the repalcement part.
Hello grillkrazy133. Thanks for your interest in the Fagor Splendid 5-piece Multi-pressure Cooker Set. No, it is not. I hope this helps, and thanks for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 17, 2013
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