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Oct 2, 2011 07:23 PM

Cuisinart or Fagor electric pressure cooker?

I'm dying for one of these but can't decide between them. Please help me with this. I know many of you don't believe in this appliance but I've had a good stovetop one for years... used it twice and have enough stress in my life (job, internship and grad school) that I don't want to use it again. I come home late, love beans and soups and curries. Please give me pros and cons based on your experience. Thanks much.

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  1. Neither. Kuhn Rikon are my favorites, by far. So well made.

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    1. re: cacio e pepe

      I completely agree with you; but the OP is apparently only interested in an electric pressure cooker, and Kuhn RIkon doesn't make one (as far as I know).

      1. re: Miss Priss

        Ah. Good point. Skipped right over that!

    2. I have the Cuisinart one and I love it. Don't want to be without it. I dump everything, close it up, set the time and walk away and it lets me know when it is done. I feel safe with it enough that i have comfortably left beans to cook while running a quick errand.

      1. the fagor is a special deal on today if that kinda thing might put you over the edge..

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        1. re: mattstolz

          I just checked and they are sold out. Did you happen to see the price?

          1. re: John E.

            nope. was a "add to cart to see price!" item. didnt wanna put that much effort into it lol

        2. Love love my Cuisinart. Prefer rice in rice cooker but great for beans chicken artichokes beets!!!

          1. I have the Fagor multi-cooker which of course, includes a pressure cooker option. I was skittish about pressure cooking on the stove and I wish I'd had more guts! The Fagor takes a long time to come to pressure, but I have little experience with pressure cooking, so that might be normal. I just don't know if between the time it takes to come up to pressure, and then naturally release the steam (by waiting) whether I'm actually saving time over cooking a pot of beans on the stove.
            The biggest issue for me is the non-stick coating, which is chipping on the top of the insert.