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Cuisinart or Fagor electric pressure cooker?

debbypo Oct 2, 2011 07:23 PM

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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    cacio e pepe Oct 2, 2011 11:23 PM

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

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      Miss Priss Oct 3, 2011 09:34 AM

      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).

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        cacio e pepe Oct 3, 2011 01:17 PM

        Ah. Good point. Skipped right over that!

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      Allice98 Oct 3, 2011 05:15 AM

      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. mattstolz Oct 3, 2011 05:28 AM

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

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          John E. Oct 3, 2011 04:09 PM

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

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            mattstolz Oct 4, 2011 06:24 PM

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

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          lvhkitty Oct 15, 2011 09:08 AM

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

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            eugenegirl Oct 15, 2011 11:53 PM

            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.

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