This stovetop pressure cooker by Presto is made of stainless steel, and has a lock indicator that tells you when there is pressure inside. It costs less but performs as well as other expensive stovetop pressure cookers.
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Pro Affordable yet works as well as other expensive brands
This stovetop pressure cooker cost only around $50. Compared to other expensive stovetop pressure cookers, which cost from $90 to $300, it still performs as well as these expensive ones do. Even electric pressure cookers cost as much as the expensive stovetop pressure cookers.
Pro Cooking made safe
It has a lock indicator that tells you when pressure is building up inside and prevents the cover from being opened. It also has an overpressure plug that lets off steam when it builds up excessive pressure.
Pro Longer than average warranty
Presto offers a 12-year warranty to all its pressure cookers. This is significantly longer than other pressure cookers; electric pressure cookers commonly have a warranty of 1 to 3 years, whereas stovetop pressure cookers have up to a 5 year warranty.
Pro Easy to carry
The long handle is paired with a helper handle which makes the cooker easy to carry. Especially helpful since this 6-quart cooker is quite heavy when there is food inside.
Pro Easy to clean
The body is made of stainless steel, which is very easy to clean. It can be fully immersed in water and is dishwasher safe; you simply need to remove the gasket and the overpressure valve before putting it in the dishwasher.
Con Rust-prone screws
Rust-prone, non-stainless screws are used to attach all three handles. If you do not dry the pressure cooker well after each cleaning, you can expect rust to develop in the handles.
Con Fixed pressure level
As common to stovetop pressure cookers, there is only one working pressure level. There is no low, medium, or high pressure level settings.
Con Assembly needed
The pressure cooker is not fully assembled; that is, the handles are still in parts. You also need to have your own Phillips-type screwdriver to install the handles. The assembly instructions are provided in the manual.