Reviews of Russell Hobbs, Fagor Classic and Mirro Pressure Cookers

There are several top brands of pressure cookers, and while the end result of using a cooker may be the same in your eyes – the tools you use to get there will determine how great the outcome (tastes)! We've gathered reviews of some of the more popular brands to help you figure out which is the best for you!

Russell Hobbs: Russell Hobbs may not be a name you are familiar with when it comes to American small kitchen appliances, they are based in Britain but do surprisingly well amongst US consumers. The Russell Hobbs 8 Quart pressure cooker is the most popular for users. It is an electric model with programmable controls, a built-in timer and thermostat. It is made from a non stick material that allows the pot to heat relatively quickly and evenly as well. Users report that it is good quality and easy to clean. Most modern pressure cookers will have safety features that will not allow you to unlock the lid if it is under pressure, the Russell Hobbs includes that as well as a two redundant safety valves. The price point for the 8 quart model is roughly two hundred dollars and based on consumer reviews, it is worth every penny. Although most people usually opt out of electric models, the Hobbs system is the exception to the rule. The only negative was the lack of accessories and some consumer frustration with depressurizing.

Fagor Classic Pressure Cooker: The Fagor classic is a stove top model made from stainless steel. It has a thich gauge stainless steel construction with a thick aluminum bottom. The aluminum bottom is called a thermal diffuser plate that allows for even heat distribution. There is a heavy gasket cover as well as a safety valve that releases pressured downward if the steam vent becomes clogged. The jiggler valve is very unique as it helps to regulate and control that internal pressure. It is easy to clean and the manual features a lot of recipes. You can find this classic cooker in 4,6,8 and ten quart sizes. The Fagor model does exactly what you want it to do – cook great meals. If you're looking for something with a ton of bells and whistles, Fagor is not for you. The only negative for some consumers was the price tag – one of these cookers will run you nearly two hundred dollars. However, with proper care and maintenance, it may be the only pressure cooker that you ever need.

Mirro Pressure Cooker: The popular Mirro 8 qt pressure cooker is a full aluminum stove top cooker, and while it's price point makes it very popular (you can purchase it for under $ 50) it has received mixed reviews from consumers. According to reviews, the construction of the product makes it difficult to clamp down the lid. Others report that it is easy to use and they enjoy it's simplistic functionality. Mirro products are generally good, but this particular model may be more on the average size.

Pressure cookers can really be a lifesaver for the busy family, they will also help save you a ton of money.