21 Best Pressure Cookers Of 2020 — At All Price Points

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Pressure cookers have been around for a long time and can be incredibly useful. They are simple to use, and all you need to do is throw in your ingredients, then cover and lock the lid. 

The pressure cooker cooks dishes by trapping steam inside, making your cook time fast. It releases steam, saves energy and time, doesn't make your kitchen feel like a sauna, and are easy to clean.

Nowadays, the best pressure cookers come with all sorts of bells and whistles, and can steam, slow cook, and even make so much more than you think. It's quite a smart investment for a home cook.

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1. Ninja Foodi Deluxe

Meet the Ninja Foodi Deluxe Pressure Cooker, the 8 quart deluxe pressure cooker that crisps. The 8 quart cooking pot and 5 quart Cook & Crisp Basket make it easy to cook and air fry delicious meals in an instant. The stainless steel finish and enhanced user interface provide the most premium experience yet.

(Walmart, $279)

2. Viking Pressure Cooker

The Viking Pressure Cooker is sleek, functional, and can cutcooking time by more than half. The pressure cooker opens and closes with the turn of a knob, can be used on any cooking surface, and helps save time and energy by reducing cooking time by half or more. 

(Wayfair, $249.99)

3. Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

This combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1 to save space, including: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker, and warmer.

(Walmart, $79)

4. All-Clad Electric Pressure Cooker

Cut down on cooking time while preserving flavor and moisture with this incredibly versatile electric pressure cooker.

(Nordstrom, $249.99)

5. Mueller UltraPot 6 Quart 10 in 1 Pressure Cooker

Unlike most other cookers on the market, this gives you the flexibility to manually input cooking times when required, and you also have the pre-programmed smart programs already set for many dishes.

(Bloomingdale's, $149.95)

6. T-fal Pressure Cooker

This 22 quart polished aluminum stovetop canner and pressure cooker has a deluxe pressure gauge dial. Selective pressure control come with 3 cooking-pressure options: 5, 10 or 15 PSI; overpressure steam-release safety components.

(Macy's, $189.99)

7. All American 10 1/2 Quart Pressure Cooker Canner

The All American 10 1/2 quart pressure cooker and canner holds approximately 7 standard regular mouth pint jars or 4 standard regular mouth quart jars. Made of durable, hand-cast aluminum it has an attractive, easy to clean satin finish, easy on-off cover, and positive action clamping wing nuts.

(Walmart, $240)

8. Presto 4 Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

This pressure regulator maintains the proper cooking pressure automatically. It's ideal for use on regular, smooth-top, and induction ranges.

(Walmart, $44)

9. Granite Ware 12 Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker/Steamer

The 12 quart Canner with steamer trivet can hold 4 quart jars, 7 pint jars, or 8 half-pint jars with hard anodized aluminum construction.

(Walmart, $92.50)

10. Hawkins CB15 Hard Anodised Pressure Cooker

The improved pressure regulator controls and regulates the pressure level inside the cooker. This pressure cooker comes with a curved body for easy stirring of food.

(Walmart, $39.99)

11. Emeril Lagasse Pressure Cooker

Air tight pressure lid traps super heated steam inside to hyper-infuse moisture, flavor, and nutrients into each meal for an extra juicy result. Crisper lid gives tender, pressure cooked meals a golden, crisp, caramelized finish. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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12. Farberware 6 Quart Programmable Digital Pressure Cooker

This safety-first model includes a locking lid and a safety pressure release valve. The 6 quart pressure cooker has nine preset cooking functions. It also features a large easy-to-read LED display. The easy-grip handles makes it convenient to move around, and the pot is dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

(Walmart, $59)

13. IMUSA USA 4.4 Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker with Safety Valve & Pressure Control

Made of aluminum with cool touch handles with safety locking lid, it's easy to use and clean, and will speed up cooking time by 70 percent.

(Walmart, $22)

14. Chef Buddy Kitchen Microwave Pressure Cooker

This handy tool works great when making many different dishes such as pasta, rice, meats, seafood, vegtables. Simply fill with your favorite recipe and pop it into your microwave oven.

(Walmart, $8.79)

15. Crock-Pot Express Crock 6 Quart Pressure Cooker 

An all-in-one appliance that’s a one-pot pressure cooking multi-cooker, it has eight one-touch digital meal settings.

(Target, $49.99)

16. ZAVOR Duo 8.4 Quart Pressure Cooker with Cookbook

The Duo includes the Zavor edition of the acclaimed Pressure Cooker Perfection Cookbook, and the cooker is equipped with automatic locking mechanism and 3 independent safety systems.

(Macy's, $214.99)

17. Cuisinart Professional Collection Stainless Steel 8 Quart Pressure Cooker

The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker cooks up to 70 percent faster than traditional methods. Simply toss ingredients into the pot, seal the lid, and let the pressure cooker do the work.

(Macy's, $199.99)

18. Tatung 6 Cup Intelligent Cooker

Intelligent digital control with LCD panel with 7 intelligent cooking modes includes quick cook, brown rice, slow cook, cake, steam, porridge, and stew. Dual heat control ensures precise cooking temperature.

(Macy's, $369)

19. Magic Chef 6 Quart All-in-One Multi-Cooker

The Magic Chef multi-cooker is a programmable 7-in-1 countertop appliance that combines the function of a slow cooker, pressure cooker, saute, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, and food warmer.

(Macy's, $111)

20. Bella 5 Quart Pressure Cooker

The 5 quart capacity gives you room for family-size meals, while its safety features make pressure cooking even easier.

(Macy's, $59.99)

21. Crux 8 Quart 10-In-1 Programmable Multi-Cooker

Crux Multi-Cooker can slow cook, steam, brown, pressure cook, warm and cook rice with a touch of a button, with pre-set functions including sauté, soup/broth, meat/stew, egg, poultry, desserts, rice/risotto and multi-grain.

(Macy's, $144.99)

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