Conair Cuisinart CPC-600 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker Review
Conair’s Cuisinart range of products has quickly become a favorite name amongst fans of pressure cookers and that’s no surprise considering the level of quality offered by the products. The CPC-600 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker is definitely no exception to that trend, offering a range of useful features.
In this review, we’ve taken a closer look at some of the most exciting of those features, whilst also looking at the reasons for and against buying the CPC-600. If you’re considering a new pressure cooker, you’ll want to pay close attention to this review.
Cuisinart CPC 600 Features
One of the things that people love most about Conair’s products is the fantastic range of features they offer. The Cuisinart CPC-600 offers a pretty comprehensive range of features in its own right and each of them is a reason why you’ll want to buy the cooker.
Compact Capacity – When looking at the different pressure cookers available on the market, you’ll have noticed that there’s a range of different capacities available. We’d argue that the Conair Cuisinart CPC-600 offers one of the most compact capacities we’ve seen of any pressure cooker at just 6 quart. Whilst this might sound pretty limited, it might also be useful depending on how you intend to use the pressure cooker.
Because of the pressure cooker’s 6 quart capacity, the Cuisinart CPC-600 is fairly compact in size. This means that you’ll easily be able to store the piece of equipment when you’re not using it and even take it with you when traveling on holiday. For one or two people, you’ll find the capacity offered by this 6 quart variation to be more than enough.
With the above taken into consideration, 6 quart capacity may not sound all that impressive at first, but you may just find that it does the job for you.
Easy Controls – One key problem that many new pressure cooker users have when they buy a pressure cooker is that they’re pretty difficult to control. For elderly users, simply getting set up to start cooking with their pressure cooker is no easy task. However, the Conair Cuisinart CPC-600 takes a refreshingly different approach. It uses simple push button controls with an easy to read digital display.
If you’ve never been near a pressure cooker before or you’re not necessarily very knowledgeable when it comes to technology, this is your best option. Unlike many pressure cookers on the market, it doesn’t baffle you with unnecessary levels of control and simply allows you to just get on with cooking your meal. If you’re looking for a pressure cooker that you can gift to an elderly relative that they’ll easily be able to understand, this is it.
Elegant Design with Cool Touch Handles – As far as pressure cookers go, we’d definitely consider this product from Conair to feature a pretty elegant design. If you’re looking for a pressure cooker that looks good in your kitchen with a nice professional aesthetic, you’ll find a comfortable option here. This is largely down to the fact that the pressure cooker is comprised of a stainless steel exterior. Not only does this look sleek and professional, but it’s also very durable and easy to clean off. It’s that exact reason why you’ll find a number of pressure cooker products being designed with a stainless steel exterior.
The handles used in the production of this pressure cooker are no exception to that trend either. The handles are actually made with Conair’s special cool-touch plastic. This means that when you’re picking up the pressure cooker, the handles will be cool to the touch. That’s a great feature considering the amount of people burnt when cooking.
3 Year Warranty – Much like with any kitchen product, there’s a small chance that the Conair Cuisinart may break after you’ve bought it. With that in mind, you’d more than expect for Conair to provide a warranty with the product. However, what you might not expect is for the extent of that warranty to stretch for 3 years.
That’s right, if your Conair Cuisinart CPC-600 breaks down with 3 years of you purchasing the product, you’ll be able to get either a replacement or repair from Cuisinart. If you like to have that added peace of mind when buying an electrical product, you’ll find it here. In fact, it would be nice to see more manufacturers of electric pressure cookers adopting a longer warranty on their products, making it better all round for you, the consumer.
Cuisinart CPC-600 Pros
As you can imagine, there’s a good few reasons why you might want to invest in this nice little pressure cooker from Conair, including the following pros:
- Nice compact design. Whilst the capacity of this pressure cooker may be a little low at only 6 quarts, that also makes it one of the most compact options you’ll come across. Perfect if you only need to cook for one or two people.
- Simplistic controls mean that you don’t need to have any pre-existing knowledge of pressure cookers in order to use this product. It also means that you can comfortably gift this pressure cooker to an elderly relative to use.
- A range of different settings that allow you to do all sorts to your food, include pressure cooking, browning, simmering, sautéing, warming and more.
Cuisinart CPC-600 Cons
On the other hand, the cons of the Conair Cuisinart CPC-600 include:
- Limited quantity may be an advantage for those who just want a small and compact pressure cooker, but will be a problem for larger families. If you’re feeding more than two people, you may wish to look elsewhere for a pressure cooker.
In conclusion, this is without a doubt one of the most compact options on the market in terms of pressure cookers. However, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Whilst the limited quart capacity won’t be ideal for family use, it makes the perfect gift for an elderly person living on their own and looking for a quick/easy way to prepare meals. Best Pressure Cookers
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