2015 Electric Pressure Cooker Comparison Guide
It was not too long ago that electric pressure cookers were a little-known machine with a niche market. Today, the addition of new features and functionality is taking counter space from slow cookers, rice cookers and knocking stovetop pressure cookers out the kitchen. Electric pressure cookers are quickly becoming the cooking appliance of choice for the American cook.
This year has seen the introduction of four new models with innovative features dedicated to making all your cooking tasks easier. Some make yogurt, others release pressure by themselves or even have their own smartphone app.
Here’s a head-to-head comparison of the newest electric pressure cookers :
Fast Slow Pro
|Keep Warm||enable or disable |
|Delay Start||No||up to 6 hours||up to 24 hours||up to 4 hours|
|Slow Cooker Program||High, Low||High, Low||High, Medium, Low||Low|
|Altitude Adjustment||Yes||No||Yes (App)||No|
|Automatic Pressure Release||Yes||No||No||No|
|Insert Bowl Materials||ceramic coated||ceramic coated||stainless steel||non-stick|
|Heating Element||1100 watts||1000 watts||1000 watts||1000 watts|
|Minimum Liquid Requirement||1-4 cups||1 cup||1 1/2 cups||1 cup|
|Available sizes||6 quart only||4, 6 or 8 quart||6 quart only||6, 8 & 10 quart|
|Get it||Amazon||Amazon||Instant Pot Store||Amazon|
Please note that, despite some advertising claims, no electric pressure cookers have been approved for pressure canning.
Do you already have one of these new pressure cookers? Leave a comment to let us know how you like it and, based on your experience, whether you would recommend it to someone shopping for their first pressure cooker.