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Fagor Pressure Cookers in the GTA?

Where can I buy a Fagor Pressure cooker in the GTA? Ive already checked Caynes & Walmart they don't carry Fagor.

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  1. Hi, I assume you mean Greater Toronto Area? From what I can tell, the best place to buy Fagor cookers is online at www.fastcooking.ca . They seem to have excellent prices and free shipping. They're located in Ottawa.

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    1. re: philosopherdog

      I wanted to buy from fastcooking.ca but their payment method seems weird. It looks like they don't accept credit cards and Paypal, so they offer HyperWallet (which I've never heard of) and Interac Money Transfer. I like to buy things online with Paypal or credit card. What kind of online company doesn't take credit cards?

      Anyway, I'm reviving this thread to find out if anyone knows of somewhere other than fastcooking.ca to buy a Fagor Pressure Cooker?

      1. re: chefhound

        Is there a reason you want that brand? I didn't want some trash from China so I bought a Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker from The Cook's Place on Danforth Ave.

        1. re: foodyDudey

          Cooks Illustrated rated it the best.

          1. re: chefhound

            I bought a Fagor Duo on eBay (a new item in box), based on price and performance.
            After a few months a split developed in the flange on the pot. It is not leaking yet, but it will be finished soon, and I'll look for something better, like the Kuhn Rikon.

            1. re: jayt90

              I've used my pressure cooker about 6 times since I bought it, to make soups and also some meat dishes such as oxtail and osso bucco and so far it's worked like a charm. Maybe not the cheapest option, but it works well for me.

              1. re: jayt90

                The pressure cooker is warrenty for 10 yrs. Did they repair your cooker?

            2. re: foodyDudey

              I also bought the Kuhn Rikon cooker from fastcooking.ca and must say I'm disappointed. I have an old cuisinart cooker that is way superior. The Kuhn Rikon can't handle things like steel cut oats, for instance. So, do a bit of research. The Kuhn Rikon doesn't get great reviews on amazon.com.

              1. re: chefhound

                Weird that they don't take any credit cards at all.... Odd for an online commerce site! They do take Email money transfer though... The thing is, there is no buyer protection with that method so you really need to trust the site you are buying from.

                I am interested in a pressure cooker too and will keep an eye out on this thread for recommendations of where to get a decent one in GTA.

                1. re: ylsf

                  I ordered one from eBay. Just got it. Haven't tried it yet but the price can't be beat. I got an 8 qt for about $125 including shipping (about $80 plus approx. $45 shipping). The same one at William-Sonoma was $200 before tax.

                2. re: chefhound

                  Bed Bath and Beyond.ca website, the store in the east end of Toronto credited me the shipping because I could not order it instore from their terminal and they applied a %20 discount coupon as well.

              2. I personally have no experience with Fagor. Judging by the price of the unit it's probably junk. I have bought from fastcooking.ca and was happy with their service despite limited payment options. I use direct payment with them. Anyhow, they shipped in a snap, no cost for shipping and the machine was well boxed. I bought a Kuhn Rikon from them for a very good price.

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                1. re: philosopherdog

                  Cooks Illustrated is pretty reliable with their reviews. They test many brands and prepare several different ingredients to test many aspects of the product, so I usually trust their recommendations. Unfortunately, they are American so some of their recommended products are hard to find in Canada.

                  They recommended the Fagor stovetop pressure cooker over all of the electric pressure cookers they tested. I have heard of many problems with pressure cookers - hard to get the lid on properly, hard to control the pressure release etc. The review says the Fagor is easy to use and reliable. Sounds good to me.

                2. As an aside, does anyone know where to find Fagor pressure fryers?

                  1. I purchased my Fagor 6 qt pressure cooker at Williams Sonoma. It is great quality and am very happy with it.

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                    1. re: principessa del pisello

                      Thanks, I'll check it out. Don't know why I haven't checked William Sonoma yet.

                      1. re: chefhound

                        Costco.com (US site) has the Fagor Elite 4 qt and 8 qt cookers (with one pressure lid), a pasta insert and a glass lid bundled for $90USD. Macys also has the same package on line and will match in their stores.

                    2. I am not familiar with Fagor or Kuhn Rikon.
                      I have WMF for 27 years, easy to clean and very reliable though it's heavy.
                      The only part I need to replace is the rubber ring inside the lid (when the rubber is old, it doesn't close tight). Sorry can't find English website.

                      http://www.wmf.de/kochen/schnellkocht...

                      Knusprig