Presto 01264 6-Quart Pressure Cooker Review 2019

Presto 01264 review

Presto 01264 6-Quart Pressure Cooker Review

The presto 01264 is a good choice of pressure cooker if you are a beginner and have a low budget. This pressure cooker will churn out wonderful tasty meals up to ten times quicker than any normal cooking method. Tenderize meat, cook chicken, vegetables, fish, create soups with absolute ease, even amazing desserts, all in quick time and to perfection.

Presto 01264 6-Quart Pressure Cooker Review



The 6-quart aluminum Presto 01264 pressure cooker is a multi-purpose cooker that will happily be your conventional soup pot as well as perform perfectly when it comes to cooking great meals the way the more expensive cookers do. Being a durable polished aluminum pressure cooker means it will be a great addition to the kitchen.

  • Cook pretty much anything to perfection and in quick time, economically tenderize cuts of meat
  • Works well on all regular stove tops (including smooth tops)
  • Cooking pressure is regulated automatically by a pressure regulator
  • Pressure cooker is made from tough heavy gauge aluminum which ensures quick even heat
  • Indicator to show when pressure is in the cooker, a cover lock prevents the cooker from being opened until pressure has been reduced safely
  • A helper handle ensures ease of handling
  • Rack included which allows you to cook multiple foods at the same time without flavors intermingling

Ease of Use

The presto 01264 is great for through the week night dinners or for any meal that you want to make quickly and easily. It is very easy to use and is perfect for beginners . A recipe booklet is included which will help you off to a good start, with over 65 recipes you are sure to find something that will tickle the taste buds. The recipes vary – ranging from really simple soup stocks to stews and tasty roasts–even desserts, How does a 5 minute custard sound? Tenderize lean cuts of meat or chicken; fish, or vegetables quicker than you can in a standard microwave, while avoiding the loss of moisture.


Its recommended to use non-abrasive cleansers on the presto 01264. Occasionally you can use a fine metal polish on the exterior if you wish to keep it in a shiny condition. The pressure cooker is fully immersible and easy to clean – use a soft bottle brush or pip cleaner for the vent pipe. The overpressure plug, air vent, and cover are removable.


Included with the presto 01264 is a detailed instruction booklet and a recipe book with over 65 recipes – ensuring to get off to a good start on your pressure cooking journey.

presto 01264 manual PDF

Overall thoughts

The presto 01264 is arguably the best ‘cheap’ pressure cooker out there. There is nothing fancy about this pressure cooker but if your a purist then its simply not a concern. It does what its supposed to which is cook food quick and consistently while maintaining flavor and moisture. For around $30 this pressure cooker is a bargain not to be overlooked.


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