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Dec 5, 2009 11:19 AM

Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker

I recently returned to work after a 3 year medical leave. Glad to be able to work again, but boy am I tired at the end of the when I saw this pressure cooker at Costco I thought it could be a big help. Since it is electric I think I could even get my SO comfortable with it and that would be a big help too!

Any experiences with this model? Suggestions about a better model in a similar price range?
The cooker insert looked a little small. I am cooking for two and like leftovers.


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  1. If the insert really holds 6 quarts, as the product description indicates, it should be fine for most recipes that serve 4 to 6 people. (You can only fill it half-full when cooking foaming ingredients like beans and grains, and two-thirds full for other stuff). In any case, I can't recall ever seeing an electric one in a larger size, though perhaps they do exist.

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    1. re: Miss Priss

      I bought this pressure cooker at Costco a couple of weeks ago. So far it has not left my countertop. I have maded a tri-tip roast, lots of soups and squash, risotto, artichokes, and the list goes on. My next mission is to put together a lot of whole grains/brown rice recipes that can be whipped up during the week. I have checked out several books from my local library, but have also had success with internet recipes and the recipes in the manual. BTW, my fridge is full of pressure cooker left overs. It is way big enough for two people.

    2. One thing to keep in mind - most electric pressure cookers only generate 10 psi. Nothing inherently wrong with that, but most recipes assume 15 psi, so you may have some trial and error in your future. Me, I prefer the stovetop models, but lots of people love their electrics. Regardless, pressure cookery opens up a whole world of possibilities.