Today’s electric pressure cookers can more accurately be called multi-cookers, with the ability to simmer, steam, sauté, and much more. This is the best electric pressure cooker.
A pressure cooker is one of the best ways to get dinner to the table quickly. Simply add the ingredients to the pot and cover it with the closing lid. If you’re interested in the idea of making one-pot stews, soups, and dishes in a third of the time you would bake or fire with traditional cookware, you’ll appreciate having an electric pressure cooker. They’re also great for novice cooks, as you can have a full meal on the table in under an hour with minimal prep work.
Our experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Kitchen Appliances and Technology Laboratory evaluate electric pressure cookers to determine how well they can pressure cook (and simmer) a meat stew.
We also evaluated their ability to evenly brown meat and make rice, and we rated how quickly they pressed and released pressure quickly and naturally.
We also checked each model for ease of use, including how intuitive and easy to read the controls are, the variety of settings on offer, how easy it is to clean the cooking insert, and the clarity of the owner’s manual.
These models are the best for make-and-forget meals that will seriously cut down on your prep time.