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)
The lid didn't fit the pot, which is way to loose! I won't call it a pressure cooker as the product i received, so i returned it the following day. Think twice if you're not sure about the quality of the product you order from Overstock.com, cause you need to pay for the return shipping for $$.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. POOR
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 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.
This is pretty much as I expected it to be. The only surprise was how quickly I received the items. The botton of both the pots are heavy and washing them up is very easy as nothing sticks to them. If you happen to burn anything in them, soak for a little while and it will easily come right off. Love, Love my pots.
I admit I was somewhat intimidated by pressure cookers in general, having heard a few horror stories from my mother and grandmother , but I conquered my fears. I wanted to cook foods deliciously, quickly and not in in the microwave. So far I've only cooked a pot roast, but I'm happy to report it came out very good and took only 30 minutes under pressure.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Heavily made; looks to be well constructed
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
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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