Nesco PC6-25P 6 Quart Pressure Cooker Review
When it comes to pressure cookers, we can comfortably say that this option from Nesco is a pretty nicely rounded option. For the price, it doesn’t offer any particular thrills, but it does manage to pack a few nice features into its form factor and manages to offer a good all round cooking experience at the same time.
Over the course of this Nesco PC6-25P review, we’ll explore some of those aforementioned features and other reasons why you may wish to purchase this pressure cooker. That being said, we’ll also explore some of the issues that we’ve also found with the Nesco PC6-25P.
⇓Nesco PC6-25P review⇓
Nesco PC6-25P Features
As aforementioned, at the core of this pressure cooker is a range of different features. These features are designed to provide a comprehensive cooking experience, so we’ve taken a closer look at some of the most prominent of those features on offer.
6 Quart Capacity – When it comes to looking at the features of a pressure cooker, a good place to start is always by taking a look at the capacity of the pressure cooker. This capacity is measured in quarts, which is basically a measurement of how much food you can cook in the cooker. This particular unit comes in at a 6 quart capacity – which as you may already be aware is at the lower end of the quart scale.
Whether or not this small capacity is much of an issue depends on exactly what and who you’ll be using this pressure cooker for. If you’re looking to just prepare a meal for a couple of people each evening, this pressure cooker should provide adequate capacity. That being said, a family of four or more people will need to look at a pressure cooker that provides more capacity, as this Nesco PC6-25P option just doesn’t.
Automatically Locking Lid – An interesting feature that we were pleased to see included with the Nesco PC6-25P is an automatically locking lid. This means that even if you forget to lock the lid on your pressure cooker, it’ll do it for you. Whilst some may not see this to be a hugely necessary feature, it can definitely come in handy. When you close the lid on your pressure cooker and start cooking, it will automatically lock.
This automatic locking functionality is especially useful when you’re using the pressure cooker around children. The last thing you want is for a small child being able to easily access the red hot contents of the pressure cooker. In terms of safety features applied by many pressure cookers, an automatically locking lid really makes sense and it’s especially nice to see that Nesco have decided to include it here.
LED Display and Button Controls – When it comes to cooking food in your pressure cooker, you’re going to want as much control over your food as possible. In order to achieve this, it’s important for a pressure cooker to provide adequate information and control. With it’s nice little LED display and button controls, we can comfortably say that this pressure cooker definitely provides just that.
That being said, the LED display used on this pressure cooker doesn’t offer anything overly complicated. It allows you to simply just check on the progress of your meal and adjust the temperate of the unit. At the same time, the range of different buttons on the front of the pressure cooker allow you to choose between a ranges of different cooking functions. Whether that’s choosing between one of the pressure cooker’s many pre-programmed recipes or customizing the cooking settings to your own liking.
Cool Touch Lid and Handles – We’ve already mentioned one of the key safety functions included with this pressure cooker and that’s the unit’s automatically locking lid. However, the pressure cooker also builds on this safety functionality with both cool touch lid and handles. As you’re likely already aware, a pressure cooker can get incredibly warm whilst it’s cooking your food and is therefore dangerous to touch. However, this particular pressure cooker uses both a cool touch lid and handles. This means that the lid and handles never get warm and you can safely touch them without getting burnt.
We’ve seen so many people struggle with injuries as a result of using their pressure cooker, so it’s definitely nice to see the extent that Nesco have gone to here. Cool touch lid and handles mean that you can safely use this pressure cooker in a family environment without the risk of burning yourself or anyone else.
⇓Nesco PC6-25P review – Pros an Cons⇓
As you can tell by exploring some of the aforementioned features, there’s a good few pros to this particular pressure cooker. Some of those pros include the following:
- There’s one consistent theme when it comes to this pressure cooker and that’s an emphasis on safety. With the range of different safety features included here; cool touch lid and handles and an automatic locking lid, it’s pretty clear that Nesco really care about safety in their pressure cookers.
- LED display and buttons allow for just about the right amount of control. Meaning that new pressure cooker users should be able to pick it up this particular unit without any prior experience and get started.
That being said, there’s still some cons behind the Nesco PC6-25P that you’ll want to thoroughly take into consideration before deciding whether to buy or not:
- 6 Quart pressure cooker capacity is pretty limited, especially in comparison to most similar products on the market. You’ll need to carefully consider how many people you plan on feeding with the pressure cooker before deciding to buy it or not.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a pressure cooker that doesn’t cut any corners in terms of safety features, you’ll definitely find it here with the Nesco PC6-25P. That being said, a limited quantity means that the pressure cooker simply may not be able to cook enough food at any one time. With that in mind, you’ll need to be careful as to how many people you plan on cooking for with this particular product. Check out our best pressure cookers for this year article