I read lots of reviews on pressure cookers before making my selection. It seems like the top contenders for quality and ease of use are Magefesa and Kuhn Rikon. The latter is pretty stinkin' expensive, but very good quality. I decided on the Magefesa, as it was high quality without the high markup in price. Its a very nice pressure cooker. Its very simple to use, and the safety features are nice. I like the dial selection for low or high pressure. One note: I've seen several specifications that say it has three pressure settings, but it only has low and high (plus vent). No medium setting, which is fine, but causes some confusion. As with most other reviews, I'll also add that Magefesa should invest in a native English speaker to translate (or write) their instruction booklet. It reads as though they used Google Translate on it. Some of the errors are comical, while the rest of it can be difficult to understand at times. Overall, its easy to clean, cooks evenly and nice, and seems to be well-built. I wish it came with the steam basket, but it doesn't.
Time to replace old one. Read reviews and purchased. This pressure cooker is fabulous! It is everything they claim. The book doesn't say how to cook dried beans, but I can probably find that at food network.com. I highly recommend following instructions in the book, the lid is unique.
HEAVY DUTY QUALITY. USED LAST NIGHT TO COOK MY ARTICHOKES. PERFECTION. BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT WITH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION TO LAST. VERY HAPPY.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? BEAUTIFUL UNIT
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. PRESTINE QUALITY
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? BUILT TO LAST
I am very pleased with the purchase. Zero buyer's remorse with this purchase. Had an issue with the shipping, but customer service was great and gave me a discount even though I did not think it was warranted. I am completely satisfied with both the purchase and Overstock's commitment toward customer satisfaction.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact Match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High Quality, Better Than I Expected
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate, No Surprizes
The pressure cooker comes as a pair and both sizes of the base work really well. The only complaint is that I would like to have seen a steamer plate at that sits in the bottom of the base to keep the food off the very bottom of the base for better cooking. The instruction book is very basic, and requires reading throughly but gives all the appropriate information. the set looks great and has become an integral part of my cookware apparatus.
I am a beginner in pressure cooking and these pots are great. No complaints but I am not a professional. My girlfriend from Spain says that this is a great brand name which is Magefesa-I am not sure why it is advertised as Practika, possibly they are one in the same. I ordered this one because I wanted the two pot sizes which are great. It worked perfect right out of the box. Very, very fast shipping.