Best Pressure Cooker

Cooking is an activity you must undertake daily. It can be enjoyable or cumbersome depending on the appliances you have. For fast and efficient cooking, a pressure cooker is a must-have. These cooking appliances take cooking to another level and allow you to enjoy it so much more.

Pressure cookers come in all sizes, designs, styles and models. They are also made of varying materials and feature different finishes. This makes finding the right cooker for your kitchen more overwhelming. But not to worry, here are some of the best pressure cookers available on the market today. You will certainly find one that suits your needs, tastes and budget.

All American 921 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner

The All American 921 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker is highly efficient. The cooker builds up enormous pressure to cook food fast and evenly. It is also a family canner, holding about 19 pint jars. It closes tightly to ensure there are no leaks by using an exclusive metal-to-metal sealing system. Unlike other cookers, it doesn’t use gaskets.

The entire pressure cooker is made of powerful cast aluminum for durability, and it also allows easy cleaning. This cooker will last you a long time. It also cleans with ease, just as any other aluminum kitchen appliance.

What We Like:

  • Canner holds a capacity of 19 pint jars equivalent to 7 quart jars
  • Made of strong aluminum for maximum durability
  • Has a readable and easy-to-operate pressure gauge
  • Can cook various foods from meats to vegetables to hard cereals
  • Safety cover/seal

What We Didn’t Like:

    • A bit expensive
    • Large capacity may not be suitable for smaller families

The All American 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/ Canner is a great cooker. Especially if you are looking for a large capacity pressure cooker that cooks fast and is safe to use. Even though it will cost you a bit more for this cooker, its features override the price.

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker

This modern stainless steel pressure cooker is multipurpose. It is a rice cooker, pressure cooker for various foods, and a slow cooker as well. You can even make yogurt with this machine. Its programming feature makes it stand out among other cookers on the market. It is fast in cooking most meals. Actually, it cooks in about half the regular time. It is therefore a great solution when you do not have enough time to put food on the dinner table.

On the other hand, the pressure cooker features a set of programs that enable you to slow the cooking down so that you can go out shopping while your dinner soup cooks slowly in the pot. Furthermore, the pressure cooker comes with safety features.

What We Like:

  • Stainless steel finish allows for easy cleaning
  • Can cook most meals
  • Delay feature enables you to cook your food more slowly or at a later time
  • 14 programs help control the cooker

What We Didn’t Like:

    • Not suitable for cooking pasta dishes since it lacks non-stick qualities

The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker is a good buy. It cooks most of your daily dishes including meats and veggies. However, it is not wise to cook your pasta dishes using the cooker. All the same, its advanced features make it.

Kuhn Rikon Stainless Pressure Cooker, 7 Quart

Kuhn Rikon Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker, 7 qt

The Kuhn Rikon Stainless Pressure Cooker is a fast and efficient cooker. It is an appliance that you will find instrumental in your kitchen. It bears an attractive design and a clean look similar to saucepan. The cooker is built entirely with stainless steel for unmatched durability.

It is easy to control since it does not feature sophisticated control features. It is also easy to clean. Its compact design makes it easy to store in your kitchen. This cooker can be purchased in five different sizes depending on what you will use it for. The 7-quart cooker can be used for canning and can hold up to 4 pint or 3 quart jars.

What We Like:

  • Allows you to multitask thanks to the two level indicator, which lets you know when pressure cooker gets to 15 psi or 10 psi, regardless of whether you are near or not.
  • Airtight lid locking system
  • Saves time and energy by cooking quickly
  • Stainless steel allows you to clean pot perfectly

What We Didn’t Like:

    • Does not come with a steamer and a separator
    • Not suited for dishwashers

The Kuhn Rikon Stainless Pressure Cooker is an appliance to look for. It comes in different size capacities with an explicit design. It is simple and lightweight. This makes cleaning and operating it much easier than other cookers. However, it does not have a separator and a steamer. You will also have to hand wash it.


Of all the pressure cookers reviewed above, the All American 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/ Canner comes first. This is because of its large capacity. Besides, its aluminum-cast build and construction makes cleaning easier and ensures it will last a long time. It also has an easy-to-run pressure gauge.

Second in this review is the Kuhn Rikon Stainless Pressure Cooker. Its two level indicator helps you multitask by notifying you when the pressure changes. The only problem is that it lacks a separator or steamer.

Last on this list is the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. But this does not mean it lacks in features or isn’t a good buy. It can be used for a large variety of dishes, but for sticky meals, you will need another option.