Out of ideas to improve your dinner menu at home? Try the pressure cooker. I think the it is one of the most underrated kitchen appliances to this date. No one I know seems to know just how amazing this thing is. Most will tell me how inconvenient it is as you need to keep watching it to make sure doesn’t blow up due to the pressure build up. Untrue. The current modern electric pressure cooker is extremely safe, and cooks food so quick while retaining its natural flavor. The color of the cooked food is so vivid you’d think that it’s photoshopped in real life. It’s amazing. You just really have to try it to believe it.
Here we have the top two pressure cooker to date, the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 and the Cuisinart CPC-600. The main difference between these two electric pressure cooker is that the Instant Pot tells you the exact psi pressure when you’re cooking, whereas the Cuisinart only tells you low or high pressure cooking. This feature is important only if you take your pressure cooker to various altitudes to make food as you need to make sure of proper cooking pressure to set cooking temperature and time properly.
The other difference is that the Instant Pot uses stainless steel pot, whereas Cuisinart opt to use a non-stick pot. This, I think this is matter of preference and cooking style.
Both company makes great consumer products, but I will have to go with the Cuisinart CPC-600 as it is almost 30% cheaper with 3-year warranty instead of Instant Pot 1-year warranty. And also, I prefer non-stick over stainless steel for easier cleaning (Lazy me). While the Instant Pot exact PSI is a nice thing to have, I can’t seem to remember the last time I actually bring my pressure cooker up on a ski trip.
|Non-stick pot.||Stainless steel pot.|
|Pressure cooker function only.||On top of pressure cooking, it has additional slow cooker function as well.|
|12.2 x 12.2 x 13.2 inches; 12.6 lbs||13 x 12.6 x 12.2 inches; 12 lbs|
|3-year warranty||1-year warranty|
Both has low and high pressure cooking setting. The Instant Pot shows you the PSI pressure number, while the Cuisinart only shows low or high.
Both are the top latest very capable electric pressure cooker. Operating function for both are very straightforward, controls are in the front of the machine. The Cuisinart is slightly simpler to use.
Both pot capacity: 6 quarts
Regardless of which pressure cooker you get. I just can’t stress enough how underrated an electric pressure cooker is. To me, it is life-changing, I had never tasted vegetables or meat taste so natural. Food came out looks and taste very fresh.
|Cuisinart CPC-600 on Amazon.com||Instant Pot IP-DUO60 on Amazon.com|
Amazon, Cuisinart, Rakuten and BestBuy has the same lowest price for both products.
Pro tip: Read the manual. Especially if it is the first time you use a particular appliance, e.g. electric pressure cooker.
Best for now.
Cuisinart CPC-600 by Cuisinart.
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 by Joey D.