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Opinion Mommie "Opinion Mommie": When my old pressure cooker broke, I thought I'd treat myself and get an expensive one. Steam is steam though, so I wasn't really sure how one could be much better than another, except for maybe added safety features or something, but nevertheless, I splurged because I like expensive and pretty things in my kitchen. I'm a gourmet cook and use the pressure cooker a lot. It just came in the mail today. I immediately notified Amazon I would be returning it. I couldn't BELIEVE how cleap it looked when I opened the box. I cook a lot, and buy TOP OF THE LINE EVERYTHING and this was nowhere near the top of ANY line. I'm not making it up, just being honest. The stainless is very thin, and the plastic handles are cheap looking and seem flimsy, like if you set it down in your granite sink too rough, the handles could easily break. The lid design is no better than a standard $30 Presto pressure cooker's lid, therefore there are no real added safety features. I've cooked with pressure cookers for about 20 years. I'm not afraid of them in the least no matter what design, but for those who don't know what they're doing, thought I'd point out the lack of additional safety features. The thing that just blew me away was how lightweight and just cheap it was. $189 for this, no way. Save your money.
Patrick M. Mitchell: My grandmother and my mother both used pressure cookers frequently. When I was younger, one of the first kitchen items I purchased was a pressure cooker of my very own (a Hawkins Futura jiggle-type, which still works perfectly).Recently, I decided to purchase the 7 liter Kuhn Rikon, primarily because it is larger than my Futura. Some other reviewers have noted that the Kuhn Rikon requires more monitoring than jiggle-type pressure cookers. This is only somewhat true. Jiggle-type pressure cookers release steam throughout the cooking process. This provides confirmation that the cooker is operating through sound. It IS convenient if this is what you are used to. However, these cookers require more liquid to achieve pressure and as a result, certain items can come out more watery than I prefer. You can boil away the excess liquid after releasing pressure, but then you lose some of the time saved.The Kuhn Rikon uses an advanced enclosed system. As a result, the "sound of pressure", or hiss is missing. A small valve with two red lines provides confirmation that moderate and full pressure have been achieved. At this point in the cooking process, you must turn down the heat to maintain pressure only; if you leave the heat on high, pressure will continue to rise. Without sound to guide you, one must rely on visual clues. The Kuhn Rikon makes it easy. But, it IS different than listening for the hiss.The first few times you use the cooker, you will need to determine how far to lower your cooktop temperature to maintain the pressure in the cooker. This does require monitoring and a little guess work. However, once you determine how your cooktop and pressure cooker interact, it is the same every time. From that point on, you simply wait for the red line to appear and turn your cooktop down to your pre-determined setting. Set the timer and you're almost done. Easy. In addition:1. The enclosed system is virtually silent;2. The enclosed system allows fast, high temperature cooking without heating up your kitchen;3. The benefits of a lower liquid requirement to achieve high pressure can not be overstated.The Kuhn Rikon system is different but produces superior results. For those who possess even a modicum of patience, I highly recommend this pressure cooker.***UPDATE JUNE 18, 2012***8 years later and the Kuhn Rikon still performs exactly the same as the day I purchased it - perfectly! I'm proud to say that with a minimum of care, it still looks practically brand new. At our house, Friday means roasted chicken. That also means that after dinner I take the bones, crack them and toss them into the Kuhn Rikon with the vegetable peelings I've saved over the week (I store them in the freezer), add water and with just 40 minutes @ high pressure, I've got about 12 cups of high quality, no-sodium-added, super-gelatinous chicken stock to use throughout the coming week.For those who are discovering the joy of induction burners, the Kuhn Rikon is induction-friendly! I can bring a full pot to full pressure in about 7 minutes on my portable induction burner. 7 minutes!If you haven't made risotto in your Kuhn Rikon (I use my 3.7 Liter Anniversary Edition Duromatic for this task), why not try it with your homemade chicken stock? Otherwise, you're missing out on about 4 portions of a $20 restaurant dish that you can make quickly and easily at home for about $3. If you're a Modernist Cuisine fan, I would also like to suggest the caramelized butternut squash - it's eye opening. They recommend the Kuhn Rikon as the best pressure cooker available - but those of us who own one already know that. Worth every penny - because I know my Kuhn Rikon will last longer than I do!
Paul Watkins: Ok, it is pricey! BUT, this is a really nice piece of kitchen gear, and is a pleasure to use. I am really glad I bought it.
Philip M Walston: I'm not sure how we ever lived without a pressure cooker but this is one handy piece of gear. Reviewed many choices before settling on this one. Good words from the Modernist Cuisine guys and Dave Arnold tipped me over the edge. The stockpot is well made, easy to use and fairly easy to clean. We use this on our gas stove with a diffuser underneath which seems to keep the pressure a bit more controllable. All our stocks are made in this and double reductions are a breeze in way less time.It's been said elsewhere, but buy a pressure cooker slightly larger than you think. Having one that's too small is far, far worse than one that is slightly too big. You can always add less liquid to the large one.
Professional Chef: This is and EXCELLENT pressure cooker. I had become used to cooking on All-Clad pots and pans, so I'm definetly spoiled, but the Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker set is as good if not better. I read several of the other reviews before my purchase, I cannot imagine how you could improve upon on the quality of this cooker. Highly recommended and worth the price.