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've had this set for a couple of years. It's a great pressure cooker and does everything it's supposed to do. While I don't use it regularly, when I do cook with it, I always wonder why I don't use it more often and find myself binge cooking things while it's out of storage. Well, this past new years day I was delayed in turning the slow cooker with the black eyed peas on, and everything was ready for the meal except the peas...with 20 plus people waiting to eat. Thankfully my wife remembered the pressure cooker...we quickly transferred them over, locked the lid in place and fired the burner. Well quickly the pot was steaming, people were ooohing and aaahing, enjoying the company and building up a little more hunger, and before we knew it, the black eyed peas were perfectly done to complete a wonderful family meal to bring in the new years.
Got this as a gift for my boyfriend. He is obsessed with "Cooks Country & Americas Test Kitchen". They recommended this pressure cooker & he loves it! Made 2 recipes in a week so far & they were amazing. Great tool for the kitchen & people looking to eat well with limited time.
Google the "HOW TOs" about pressure cookers and you won't be so intimidated! It's a PERFECT way to make refried beans and quickly cook artichokes. I just moved from an induction cooktop to gas, and I'm doing a bit of re-learning, but I really like this!
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.
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
This is my second purchase of this brand of pressure cookers that I've purchased for myself. I am from the West Indies, and we use pressure cookers quite often to cook oxtaills and the dried peas and beans we prepare for our daily meals. I gave the first set, which I've had for several years and is still in tip top, shiny as new condition, to my sister. I also bought one for my daughter-in-law (and son), who just move to their new house.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Looks the same.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent for the price.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Precise, although I had another set of these pots, same brand, but they nest. I assumed that these did also, and I was a little disappointed to find that they didn't.
I bought this set for my sister I have had a set like this for a couple of years they are so fast and can cook a wonderful roast, from the toughest cut of meat . I just love these kettles. I use them for many ,many things. Get a good presure cooking book and you to will be very amazed and happy with this purchase.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very