Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Pressure Cooker: Presto vs Fagor

Presto 6 Quart Pressure Cooker
Fagor 6 Quart Pressure Cooker
As one reviewer put it, "pressure cookers are like crock pots on steroids!"  Pressure cookers cook meals up to 70% faster than conventional methods.  That seriously makes it not only a must-have for women who work all day and work-at-home moms, but for students as well.  So, let’s take a look at two popular brands.

The Presto 6-Quart Pressure Cooker features:

* Heavy-duty 6-quart stainless steel pressure cooker
* Comfortably ergonomic, stay-cool black plastic handles
* Strong-lock lid with steam vent, pressure indicator and overpressure plug
* Comes with rack for steaming food or for canning
* 17 by 8-1/2 inches; 12-year warranty

The price is easy on the wallet or purse at $44.50, and comes with free shipping through amazon.   If you need to prepare a meal in a hurry, this stainless steel pressure cooker is heaven-sent. In fact, it's considered faster than a microwave!  The Presto comes with a cooking rack and recipe book that has over 65 recipes.

Customers who have purchased the Presto Pressure Cooker have commented that it is sturdy, safe, and can either be washed by hand or put into the dish washer.  Overall, this is one great product to have on hand.

The Fagor 6-Quart Pressure Cooker has the following features:

* 6-quart pressure cooker preserves vitamins and minerals during cooking
* Reduces cooking time by up to 70 percent
* 18/10 stainless steel with impact-bonded aluminum base for even heating
* Advanced safety features prevent excessive pressure build-up
* Includes instruction manual and recipe book

The price is $66.05, and like the Presto, you get free shipping through amazon.  Something you might be interested to know about the Fagor company.  Fagor is a participant in the Energy Star program and prides itself on being energy efficient.  This pressure cooker, as are all Fagor’s products, is designed to reduce energy and water consumption.  In particular, the food processor is made of stainless steel and all it requires is placing all of the ingredients into the cooker, lock the lid, and cook.  The aluminum base allows for heat to be distributed evenly and is fuel efficient.  In addition, the Fagor can be used on gas stoves, electric, ceramic top and induction surfaces.

Customers have touted this pressure cooker as the finest product available today, but have honed in on one unique feature.  While other brands of pressure cookers have that top that jiggles incessantly when the cooking process is done, the Fagor has a yellow indicator that pops out.

For the student,  working woman or work-at-home mom, the general consensus is that the Fagor is perhaps the best product offered but, more than that, the company is keeping within the guidelines of energy conservation and efficiency which is one of the top 3 things women look for these days in kitchen appliances..

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