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Nov 27, 2011 08:01 PM

All clad pressure cooker

Saw it at Sur La Table~ hadn't heard it was coming out~ surprised Williams Sonoma didn't have an exclusive on it~ have had it with my Cuisinart electric pressure cooker...anyone try it yet?

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  1. What's wrong with the Cuisinart? Any reason to believe this one, at the 3x the cost, will be better?

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    1. re: paulj

      The lid on the Cuisinart is very difficult to put on correctly so that pressure can build up- this is my 2nd one- the first I returned because I was sure it must be defective since the lid was impossible to put on- the coating of the inner pot is a thin non-stick coating that chips off easily and I accelerated this chipping due to my numerous attempts to get that lid on just right~ I guess I'm thinking that inde All Clad does such a great job with their cookware, their's will be a superior pc- I did have an employee show me the all clad pc and how the lid goes on and it's much easier-no perfect alignment needed- I'm hopeful

    2. Go Aggies. No, I have tried it, but I doubt All Clad pressure cooker is necessary better. It is a new area for it. You are talking about electric pressure cooker, not the stovetop ones, right?

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      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        Yes, the electric one~ I am concerned about this being a new area for All Clad too- I just can't take the Cuisinart anymore-it makes me crazy every time I attempt to use the All Clad is beautiful and has a stainless steel insert instead of non-stick

        1. re: Ucdavis

          Hi, Ucdavis:

          From the Sur la Table website: "Made in China."


          1. re: kaleokahu

            That may be true of all electric pressure cookers.

            1. re: kaleokahu

              I know I saw that too~ what to do??

              1. re: Ucdavis

                Unless you're really wedded to electrics, how about trying a wonderful Swiss- or German-made stainless-steel stovetop pressure cooker, such as those from Kuhn-Rikon, Fissler, or WMF? Safe, easy to use, and they also function as regular high-quality pots and pans.

                1. re: Miss Priss

                  Good point~ I do have a Kuhn-Rikon for stove top but love the electric option too.

        2. If you aren't hung up on All Clad, you could have a look at this electric from QVC. I like the controls on the top. There is also a 5 qt with controls on the side.

 Cook's Essentials Electric Pressure Cooker

          I use a stovetop model Fagor, and I have really liked it. Nothing digital, but simple to use. I am not sure about what you mean about the "electric option." At any rate, there should be many choices for you.