Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fagor 8-Quart Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker with Steamer Basket

Fagor 8-Quart Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker with Steamer Basket
Product Description Product Description

Pressure cookers are gaining momentum as the new healthy, time-saving, and energy-saving way to prepare food. While not a new method, the technology has certainly been transformed over the years to be easier and safer than ever. Constructed from 18/10 stainless steel for long-lasting durability, this 8-quart pressure cooker makes it possible to save up to 70 percent of the time and energy traditionally used in cooking rice, meat, and vegetables. The cooker's lid offers a long handle made of black heat-resistant plastic for comfortable use. A safety-lock handle, visual pressure indicator, and an automatic pressure-release setting ensure the lid won't come off unintentionally. For added convenience, the cooker provides a handy basket insert, complete with legs and a loop handle--great for draining pasta or steaming vegetables. Dishwasher-safe parts make cleanup a snap, and an instruction manual and recipe book come included. Designed for use on all heat sources, the pressure cooker measures approximately 17-1/5 by 11 by 10 inches and carries a 10-year warranty.

Product Description

Want to speed up your cooking time and save energy at the same time? With Fagor's Duo pressure cooker, you can do both. By using this pressure cooker to prepare anything from risotto to roasts to savory stews, you'll reduce your cooking time by one-third and your energy use by 70 percent! A pressure cooker is a wonderful resource for canning and simmering stocks, too. The spring-type mechanism in a dial format can be moved from one setting to another without changing valves: high (15 psi) and low (8 psi). Unlike pressure cookers of the past, you'll never experience noisy steam escaping or mushy food. Most important is that you can cook high-fiber, low-fat foods in record time while preserving essential vitamins and nutrients - and conserving energy, too! The 18/10 stainless surface won't interact with food. The duo pressure cooker has a triple-safety mechanism and pressure control valves plus two independent over-pressure release valves. The handle has a safety lock. The pressure cooker comes with a steamer basket, trivet and recipe book.

Product Features

  • Energy-efficient 8-quart pressure cooker with steamer basket
  • Constructed from 18/10 stainless steel for long-lasting durability
  • Stay-cool safety-lock handle; visual pressure indicator; auto pressure release
  • For use on all heat sources; dishwasher-safe parts; instructions and recipes included
  • Measures approximately 17-1/5 by 11 by 10 inches; 10-year warranty

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11.1 x 10.1 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds 
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00023D9RG
  • Item model number: 918060787

Customer Reviews

Review 1:
I use to own an electric pressure cooker, and after many scorched meals, decided to try a stove-top model. It was the best move I could have made! 18/10 stainless, surrounding aluminum on the bottom has kept every meal scorch-free. I feel completely safe using this pressure cooker. It locks easily, and the dial indicating if the pot is at pressure and if it is at high or low pressure is fool-proof. There is nothing complicated about using this pressure cooker. I just can't say enough about this pot. I have cooked professionally, and I have cooked for many years. I would not be exaggerating if I told you that this is the best-loved piece of cookware that I own. Fagor has produced an outstanding product.

Review 2:
I did a lot of research before buying this pressure cooker, but what sold me is that it was the America's Test Kitchen's top choice. I'm amazed at how fantastic this thing is! I used to have one of the old aluminum jiggle-top cookers...but the Fagor is in another class completely. It is quiet when cooking. It's very solid and cooks evenly. My only regret is that I didn't buy this years ago.

Review 3:
We've used this product for several months now and we're very happy with works perfect. The product is very easy to use and is of high build quality.

Review 4:
This pressure cooker is a wonderful invention. I haven't used the steamer basket yet because I primarily bought it for cooking dried beans. Beans turn out superb in the cooker; with a little olive oil there's almost no need for any other flavorings and they're cooked in 1/4 to 1/2 the time it used to take me in a cast iron pot. Plus I don't even bother to pre-soak. Just throw them in dry. Incredibly easy to use and care for, I highly recommend getting this model. Cheers!

Review 5:
I had been delaying buying a pressure cooker because I was afraid it might hurt someone in my home. Then when I was seriously considering getting one for some cooking that specifically needed pressure, I chose Fagor for its stainless steel construct. For safety feature, I love that you could not unlock and open it unless pressure valve valve button is completely down (that ensures the pressures have equalized in and out). For cooking features, I love the thickness of the metal (heats evenly), the two pressure settings, and the easy pressure release setting. Now I wish I had bought the 5-piece combo that comes with a saucepan and a regular lid, because with the 8-qt pot I find it tiring on my arm if I had to sautee something first before pressure cooking, and the regular lid would have been perfect for when I add some tender veggies toward the end of cooking.

Review 6:
I've never used a pressure cooker before, but kept reading tempting recipes, so I bought this one (recommended by Cook's Illustrated). It seemed too big, but then I realized when you pressure cook, you only fill the pot half full, so it's perfect for cooking for our family of five. I love it!! We've had minestrone, hummus, potato salad, black beans, madras-style chickpeas, potato-leek soup... all cooked in less than a half hour. We're trying to eat less meat for environmental, financial, and health reasons, and this pot is the key to a quick bean-based dinner. It's very sturdy and easy to clean. The depth is nice when I'm sauteing (like onion) before pressure cooking. The basket is used for cooking things above the liquid. Two small negatives: 1) the basket handle can pull off if you yank it too fast when it's full, 2) the little wire thing used to keep the basket out of the water is a little tippy - they should make it wider. This is a nice pot, though; the aluminum (sealed in by stainless) in the bottom makes it saute beautifully. And the rubber seal+ locking system seems very efficient and safe.

Review 7:
I've cooked in other pressusre cookers for over 50 years, nothing compares to this for the ease in using. Vegetables and beans come out perfect. I'm a vegetarian so haven't cooked anything with meat. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants to get out of the kitchen faster,plus saves money on cooking fuel.

Review 8:
I ordered this pressure cooker and in just a few days, it arrived.
I like the absence of the old pressure jiggler on the lid and the stainless construction is very easy to clean.
When you have a mixture of vegetables, the largest must be cooked first and the softest (such as squash) added last for the least time to avoid creating mush. The steam release makes it very easy to interrupt and resume the cooking cycle.

Review 9:
I have been cooking for a long time and I don't know why I never tried a pressure cooker. I made a pot of chicken soup in 20 min. from start to finish. I could not tell that it had not cooked for hours, simmering on the stove. This Fagor cooker was really easy to use too.
My 76 yr. old mother came over for dinner and cooked with me and we made a roast complete with vegies in this pressure cooker and now my mom wants one for herself. She said she was afraid of pressure cookers before using this one.
I would highly recommend this pressure cooker. As a matter of fact, I am going to get the Fagor pressure canning set next. 

Review 10:
I must be one of the lucky ones who actually received the product I ordered. I've been researching pressure cookers for a while and I've found this model to be top of the line of second level pressure cookers. The first line being Kuhn Rikon, WMF, Fissler and similar models. I've done mostly stocks, bolognese, and baked beans so far and have not had any difficulty. The aluminum disk at the bottom aids browning. Pressure cooking is safe if you know what you're doing so make sure you read the instruction manual and make sure you hit Miss Vickies website for recipes and additional safety information.

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