These are my unsociable assistants. In one I place millet, red quinoa water and salt set the time to 6 minutes and voila, she beeps when she’s done. Meanwhile the other is cooking up a pot of potatoes. If you own a pressure cooker, you know the benefits and downfalls. On one hand you have faster food that tastes great (as long as you don’t burn it) the other includes fiddling with the heat to keep the pressure just right, remembering to turn it off so you don’t overcook it, and checking and double checking that everything is put together just right so the thing doesn’t blow up. These ladies are the most user friendly on the market. It comes up to pressure, holds it perfectly for the set time, then goes to a keep warm mode so the pressure releases, but stays warm and ready to eat. I am partial to the Nesco because of the delay timer, slightly easier buttons, price and it cooks steel cut oats (the Cusinart’s safety feature is too sensitive, it turns off part way though the cooking). But fair warning, the insert pan is Teflon coated, ugh! Why do they have to do that to such a great product? I use it anyway, shame. So if we don’t dwell on this horrific feature, it is a great tool in the kitchen. I use mine (at least one) for pretty much every meal.
What is your favorite pressure cooker model?