I have a Kuhn-Rikon 8 quart pressure cooker and I love it so far. It is a spring valve type and cooks eerily quietly. Besides being beautiful (weird thing to appreciate, I know), it offers the choice of two levels of pressure, holds a lot of beans, and doesn't scorch anything. Swiss made, with quality. The cooker is tall, but much more lightweight than I would have expected. So far, I love it!
But I think the Fagor may be OK. I have started thinking that the Europeans have developed more advanced and better quality pressure cookers than Americans, simply because they use them more. They are much more common in Europe.
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Mine is a 6 quart stainless steel Presto. I have had it 20, maybe 25 years. It is just your basic "rocker" pressure cooker. It does have the little safety valve and the locking lid. I bought it because I had been wanting one, did not want aluminum and this went on sale for not much more than the aluminum one.
The one you're looking at looks a LOT fancier than what I have.
It was a good choice, I like it. It doesn't have some of the features that the new ones have but it does it's job, does it well and I think it will likely last me the rest of my life. Can't begin to remember how much I paid for it.
Edited by: WILD4STARS at: 12/31/2010 (11:14)
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What brand pressure cooker do you use and was it a hit or miss choice or bought for its qualities and/or price?
I am using a store brand 8qt aluminum cooker bought because I needed a bigger cooker and a cheaper one and it was very much on sale. It scorches food, the pressure is not very good and it is hard to keep safely clean. My old 4 liter cooker is a Lagostina. Since then I have been researching and I am fixated on the Fagor Duo 4qt/8qt combi set. I long ago gave up on the idea of a vitamix and have a little money in that fund and a little more given as a Christmas gift by my parents. The set is available on Amazon for about $145...
Edited by: 55WALKER at: 12/31/2010 (06:48)
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