Calphalon Pressure Cooker Review – Stainless Steel 6qt
The problem with most pressure cookers today is that they’re just far too complicated. They’re often designed with fancy features that whilst increase functionality, also make the pressure cooker difficult to pick up for beginners. That’s where this Calphalon 6-quart pressure cooker comes in and its new simple way to do pressure cooking.
If you’re looking for a simple option when it comes to using your pressure cooker, we’ve taken a closer look at this option from Calphalon and reviewed the product to help you decide if it’s worth your time or not, through a series of features, pros and cons. A video has been added at the bottom of this article showing you how the calphalon makes light work of making stew.
⇓Calphalon Pressure Cooker Review⇓
Whilst this is a pretty simplistic option, especially in comparison to other 6qt pressure cookers, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a series of fantastic features under its belt. We’ve taken a look at some of the most important of those features in this section of the review.
Easy to Use Cover – As we’ve already mentioned, one of the big things about this pressure cooker is the fact that it’s easy to use. With that in mind, one of the aspects of the average pressure cooker that most people have an issue with is the cover. It can often be difficult to correctly attach the cooker in order to use your pressure cooker safely and properly. However, the cover included with this Calphalon pressure cooker is different.
The easy to use cover utilizes a unique locking rim mechanism that means the cover can be secured to the base in any position. Whilst some pressure cookers mean you have to spend time threading or aligning the cover, this one does it all for you with the touch of a button. If you’re new to the world of pressure cooking, it goes without saying that this functionality will definitely be more than useful to you.
Calphalon Pressure Cooker Manual PDF
Reduced Cooking Times – There’s one key reason why most people invest in a pressure cooker and that’s the reduced cooking times that they offer. At the end of a long work day, the last thing you feel like doing is getting started preparing a complicated meal for yourself and the family. However, this particular pressure cooker from Calphalon promises to reduce cooking times by around 50% or more. It doesn’t matter what you plan on cooking with your pressure cooker, this product promises to reduce the time that it takes.
Obviously this isn’t an electric variant of pressure cooker, which means that the speed of your pressure cooker might be effected by the efficiency of your stove. However, with the Calphalon Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, you’re pretty much guaranteed to see reduced cooking times of some variety or another.
Automatic Indicator – When you’re cooking a meal with a pressure cooker, you’ll still want to make sure that the meal is cooked to perfection. So what’s the best way of achieving perfection when cooking with a pressure cooker? Our answer would always be to find a product with a good indicator and this pressure cooker from Calphalon provides just that.
The spring loaded pressure indicator is designed to pop up when your pressure cooker has reached full pressure. This means that you can easily monitor how long your food has been cooking for and how much longer it needs, without the need for fancy dials or digital displays. It’s nice to see that Calphalon have taken the classic route here. Even if you’re new to the world of using a pressure cooker, it’s incredibly easy to understand the simple system used here, meaning you can gift this cooking appliance to just about anyone.
Good Compatibility – As aforementioned, this is a stove top variety of pressure cooker. That means that the product isn’t a standalone appliance, but is instead designed to work in conjunction with the stoves on your cooker. You simply place the pressure cooker on your stove like you would with any other pan and get cooking.
However, what’s great about this product is the fantastic range of stove compatibility. We’ve seen too many stove-top pressure cookers that simply don’t work with a large amount of stove-tops. However, Calphalon have promised that this pressure cooker works easily with all stovetops, no matter what type they are. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a gas stove top, electric ring or even induction, this pressure cooker will still work perfectly.
That’s definitely a great feature if you’re looking to avoid the disappointment of bringing your new pressure cooker home and finding that it isn’t compatible with your stove.
⇓Calphalon Pressure Cooker Review – Pros & Cons⇓
If from the above features, you’re starting to think that this might be the best pressure cooker option for you, you’ll want to pay careful attention to this section of the review. We’ve compiled all of the pros of this pressure cooker, including:
- One of the easiest to use pressure cookers that we’ve come across on the market. No fancy features that over-complicate the pressure cooker and it quite simply just works. This means that even beginners can comfortably use the cooker.
- Some of the most reduced cooking times that we’ve seen to come out of a pressure cooker. If you’re looking to prepare an evening meal quickly and easily at the end of a long day, this pressure cooker is going to be your best option.
That being said, whilst there are a number of pros to this pressure cooker, you’ll also want to keep the cons in mind, including the following:
- Whilst generally being of good built quality, some users have complained that the pressure cooker doesn’t last as long as other alternatives. It quickly begins to erode on the bottom of the cooker, meaning you may need to have it replaced.
Pressure Cooker Stew – Calphalon Pressure Cooker
Calphalon Pressure Cooker Review – Conclusion
In conclusion, in a world where the majority of your pressure cooker options are overly complicated and just far too difficult to get to grips with, Calphalon is a refreshing change. However, that doesn’t mean that the pressure cooker isn’t kitted out with a range of useful features to make life both quicker and easier.