Cuisinart Pressure Cooker
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I had a Cuisinart pressure cooker. Not sure of the specific model, but it was labeled six quarts. The capacity of Cuisinart’s pressure cookers is not what they list. The six quart line would take you all the way to the top of the pot. And if you know anything about pressure cookers (or even just a stovetop pot), you cannot fill it all the way to the top. You have to leave head space to account for the pressure. So if you are buying this intending to make six quarts of soup, pass on this maker. I had a long discussion with their customer service department before I sent mine back. They told me it was their prerogative to label their product as they wanted, regardless of how the rest of the industry does it. It is what sets them apart, they said.
All gone (for how long?) from Overstock supposedly. I wouldn’t trust their reviews.
Pressure cookers should never be filled past half the stated capacity. This is for safety reasons and applies to all pressure cookers, no matter what brand. Cuisinart is not mislabeling the product.
For tons of good information on pressure cookers and recipes, check out Miss Vickie’s site.
“pass on this maker” First, they are not the maker, they just stuck a name on a product they found at a Chinese trade fair. I have the same unit with a totally different name. These old-school brand names mean nothing in 2015.
“They told me it was their prerogative to label their product as they wanted, regardless of how the rest of the industry does it.” This comes from a marketing department that never saw or used the product.
I had a so-called “Cuisinart” food processor that said on the box. “NEVER TOUCH A KNIFE AGAIN.” The first note in the operation was to “cut food in small pieces an feed into unit.”
IN 2015 nobody knows, nobody cares and nobody repairs.
I have the same unit with (of course) another name. It’s not bad, but is essentially a rice-cooker base with a pressure-sealed top.
It does work and cooks well, but the inner pot is thin, like rice cookers. I would like it to be twice as thick, but you get what you pay for.
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Pressure cookers are not Nerf toys and you can pop this one open while under pressure if you are really stupid or unaware of how it works.
You need to leave space for food expansion and frothing that could CLOG THE SAFETY VALVE. Read food that you SHOULD NOT COOK in any pressure cooker.
If you are an “I don’t read manuals” type, this is not the item for you, as well as most other products with moving parts.
You are correct, but their answer was a real run-around by a person who knew nothing about the product nor cared.
I love the one reviewer who dropped the top, broke a part off, yet still uses it! Not a smart move with a pressure cooker!
I love this pressure cooker for cooking beans (you don’t even have to soak them overnight!), brown rice, perfect risotto in 9 minutes, potatoes and lots of other things. Now I am on my third pressure cooker because the digital display on the cooker can quit working, causing the display to not work correctly, and one unit quit working all together.
This from that Miss Vickie site:
Never fill the cooker more than two-thirds (2/3) full to ensure sufficient room for pressure to build.
Fill the cooker only 1/2 of its total capacity when cooking beans, apples or other frothy or foaming food to prevent clogging the pressure vent and to ensure sufficient room for pressure to build.
Never use less liquid than recommended by the manufacturer. For most recipes this will be water. The minimum amount of water for a jiggle top pressure cooker is 1 cup, and for the newer valve type it is 1/2 cup. This amount of water is usually sufficient for approximately 20 minutes of cooking time. Liquids include stocks, broth, juices .
Find out more about more liquid choices. Oil and thick sauces should not bet considered a liquid.
I saw one person mention it, can anyone else confirm that this unit works well for cooking beans? It’s the only thing I’d want to purchase this for since we eat a ton of them and soaking/cooking beans from scratch is the freaking bane of my existence.
I use this for mainly beans and although I don’t follow the booklet directions exactly I have come to fine tune it and have three cups of dried beans to ready to eat in 37min.
Sorry, Woot, but I’m a mellow cooker. Have to pass.
I owned this pressure cooker (as well as other brands), and cannot recommend it. It worked well for about a year, and then just quit. Recently, I bought the Cuisinart griddle. It arrived defective, and I returned it for a refund. Personally, I’m staying away from Cuisinart products in the future.
Just don’t overfill. The beans can expand, shed skins and clog the pressure valve.
I have a CPC-600 from a few years ago and we replaced the nonstick cooking pot inside with a 3rd party stainless model with a really thick bottom.
You can find a bunch of 3rd party accessories out there.
Anywhere you look online you can find this for $99.99. Same model, but not reconditioned. I still bought one however they say it’s a $168.00 dollar VALUE. IT’S NOT!