Presto 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

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  • Heavy-duty 8-quart stainless steel pressure cooker
  • Comfortably ergonomic, stay-cool black plastic handles
  • Strong-lock lid with steam vent, pressure indicator, and overpressure plug
  • Comes with rack for steaming food
  • 15-1/2 by 8 inches; 12-year warranty

Cooks lighter meals, healthier, fast and easy. 3 to 10 times faster than ordinary methods – faster than a microwave. Chicken, fish, vegetables and more cook to perfection in minutes. Tenderizes leaner cuts of beef and pork. Quick steam release. Stainless steel steamer basket.Pressure cookers have experienced renewed popularity over the last several years because cooks have rediscovered what some cooks (particularly grandmas) have known for a long time–they’re really fast. And it’s easy to cook healthfully with pressure cookers, since the food retains so much more of its nutrients and flavor. Presto’s 8-quart pressure cooker is a multi-purpose pot that can stand in as a conventional soup pot as well as perform the kitchen magic that pressure cookers are famous for. Chicken Cacciatore cooks in 8 minutes! And it’s big enough for home canning, too. (The USDA recommends pressure canning as the only safe method for low-acid foods such as vegetables, meats, and poultry.) This professional-qu

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  1. RM says:

    Review by RM for Presto 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
    This is a solid, basic stainless pressure cooker, that is quite a bargain at the $41.45 price (or $33 something after the $25 off $125 kitchen purchases).


    * Easy to use flip pressure regulator for quick release of pressure

    * Only has 15 lbs pressure that is adequate for normal pressure cooking

    * Has handles on both sides that makes the cooker easy to carry and stable when full.

    * Stainless won’t interact with food product such as tomatoes.

    * 8 qt. capacity gives 4 qts of capacity when cooking foaming products such as beans or lentils.

    * Easier to clean than some pressure cookers I have used.


    * Only cooks at 15 lbs of pressure, where some recipes call for only 10 lbs and would have to be adjusted.

    * Most canning is done at 10 lbs pressure at sealevel and up to 1000 ft elevation

    * I respectfully disagree that this cooker is meant for canning. It could process 3 or 4 pints in a pinch, but a 23 qt pressure cooker is the canning workhorse and will hold 19 pts or 7 qts. The manual suggests not canning in it, and it doesn’t have a canning trivet included.

    * It is much lighter weight than older Presto models, so I don’t know if it will last as long as the old ones did.

    Overall, it is a great pressure cooker for most cooking, and is a very good value.

  2. Fruit Loop says:

    Review by Fruit Loop for Presto 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
    I bought this for canning and found it more than worth the money. I never expected to use it for cooking but it came with great recipes so I tried it. Makes wondrous custards and delectable roasts as well. Forget the more expensive models – this one does a fabulous job of canning and spare parts are readily available (I blew out a pressure indicator – my fault). Highly recommend

  3. R. Bramwell says:

    Review by R. Bramwell for Presto 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
    Presto’s 8 qt stainless pressure cooker is awesome; it’s quiet, effective, and easy to clean. Its safety features do not interfere with regular use in any way. The short handles/grips are better than the short-grip + long-handle combination used on some models. This Presto just makes sense. It is my third one and is the best by far.

    Though I only have experience with Presto, I cannot imagine another cooker being worth either the savings or the extra expense.

    If you only want to own one pressure cooker, don’t get the smaller sizes. When you want to do a big stew, chicken or roast you won’t have room. A small secondary pressure cooker for extra vegetables etc. might be useful, but not as your primary cooker.

    Hey Presto, A double-decker basket would be nice for separating certain foods. How about it?

    *Never* buy the aluminum pressure cookers, they save you money but are forever spreading aluminum about when you clean them. Stainless steel rocks(heh heh).

    As always, never risk letting a cooker run dry while cooking under pressure.

  4. Hilary Cable says:

    Review by Hilary Cable for Presto 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
    I bought my Presto 1370 about a year ago when I started cooking for my cat and was trying to cut down on the time involved to prepare his stew. Now, I use it two or three times a week for all kinds of food – even pasta. It has become an essential part of my kitchen routine and will for you, too!

    This ain’t your grandmother’s accident-waiting-to-happen pressure cooker. This model is super easy to use. The lid locks firmly in place with a click, so you know when it is properly seated. It has plenty of redundant safety features. It is well made – you’ll know you have a solid, safe cooker when you lift it. It’s good quality steel – nothing sticks to the bottom.

    The Presto 1370 comes with good, easy recipes to get you started, but I highly recommend you explore Lorna Sass’ fabulous pressure-cooker cookbooks Pressure Perfect: Two Hour Taste in Twenty Minutes Using Your Pressure Cooker Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure to quickly expand your choices. Some of my favorite recipes are chili, brisket in beer and mustard gravy with smashed garlic potatoes, pozole (pork & hominy stew), beans bourguignon, vegetarian picadillo (a Cuban dish) and so much more. Combine pressure-cooked beans with vegetarian slow cooking Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are, and your meals will be ready faster and easier.

    A note about buying from Amazon vs. discount stores: I did a lot of comparison shopping before I bought a pressure cooker. I went to several stores, played with the cookers in person and settled on this model as being most appropriate for my needs. The big surprise was that Amazon’s price was a few dollars lower than the discounters I visited. Add to that free shipping, no sales tax and the postal service bringing it right to my doorstep, and I just can’t beat it!

  5. Marcia says:

    Review by Marcia for Presto 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
    I’ve been using pressure cookers since I was married 35 years ago . . . and I do a LOT of cooking and baking. I think “steamed” vegetables come out MUCH much better in a pressure cooker, and use mine all the time, mostly for that. I had a Mirro aluminum cooker for 30 years, but when the gasket finally wore out decided it was time to upgrade to a stainless steel unit.

    We bought a less expensive unit a few years ago, and it never worked quite right. The unit never sealed and we would have to keep reopening it and moving the gasket around until it did. The food was generally overcooked and I hated it.

    We bought this Presto unit a few months ago, and so far I LOVE it! It seals the first time, the food comes out great, and it’s easy to clean. The only thing is it can be difficult to shut when you put the cover on, but that actually helps it seal better, so I don’t mind. I’m very happy with the purchase, and hopefully will be using it for the next 30 years like my Mirro.

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