Are you looking to buy a new stovetop pressure cooker?
Let me help you select the best one for your needs in the kitchen. There are so many to choose from priced both super high and super low. I understand how confusing it can be.
I’ve done the research for you and I can help you figure out what to look for. I do not recommend everyone buy the most expensive model possible either. There are lots of good reasons to buy the lower priced units too.
To start out this page I want to let you know first and foremost what I believe to be the absolute best stovetop pressure cooker for sale in 2017. If you are really looking for the best unit possible then this is it. Lower on this page I’ll give a rundown of all the other top of the line models that might be a better fit for your needs or for your budget.
Kuhn Rikon 7-Quart Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker
This stovetop pressure cooker is made from thick and very sturdy 18/10 stainless steel.It features a spring pressure valve to reduce noise and improve pressure regulation. The bottom features sandwiched stainless steel and aluminum to improve even heat transfer and the unit features numerous safety features that aren’t beat anywhere.The seven quart size bridges the gap between 6 and 8 quart models making it big enough for most families without being to small.
It is not the most expensive pressure cooker either so I believe it is a great value proposition for people in the market for a best product for their money.
The Best Stovetop Pressure Cookers for 2017
Some of the best stovetop pressure cookers this year include:
- Kuhn Rikon 7-Quart Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker
- WMF Perfect Plus 6-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker
- Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker with Perforated Inset, 8.0 L, Stainless Steel (FSSFIS5859)
- All-American 10-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner
- Calphalon Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, 6-quart
- Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Top Model Energy Efficient Pressure
These are just a few of my top picks for the year. These stove top pressure cookers are made very well. They are sturdy, have thick laminated base disks, and they minimize steam release keeping evaporation and sound to a minimum.
Scroll down the page just a bit and I’ll discuss my thoughts on each one plus a few other contenders.
Why are These Stove Top Pressure Cookers so Good?
I really believe the Rikon mentioned above is the best but there are excellent alternatives too. One of these might actually be better for you and your needs.
Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Top Model Energy Efficient Pressure
This is a lot like the Kuhn Rikon linked above. It’s also a 7-quart stainless steel pot and made to the same standards, the difference is it is styled like a sauce pan which can be better for some people but it does make storing it slightly more challenging due to the handle.
WMF Perfect Plus 6-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker
I’m a big fan of this non-electric pressure cooker for a lot of the same reasons as above. WMF is a German company and they make products to an extreme quality standard. This is made from a heavy-gauge 18/10 cromargan stainless steel. It’s base is made to transfer heat efficiently and the handle disassembles for ease of maintenance.
All-American 10-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner
This stove top pressure cooker / canner is a beast! It’s the smallest in the All American line of pressure canners and it’s just small enough to do regular day to day cooking. This model is made with a very unique style. It’s the only no gasket design left. Generations ago you could find more pressure cookers that used a metal on metal seal from lid to pot but these days All American is the only pressure cooker brand left to use this design. These are some of the most popular home pressure canners and definitely worth a look.
Calphalon Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, 6-quart
Calphalon has a long track record of making excellent tools for the kitchen and their pressure cooker (stovetop model) featured here is no different. It works on both conventional cooktops and induction, it’s made from high quality stainless steel, and is designed with a unique lid locking system that doesn’t relay on placement. All you do is put the lid on the pot and press the seal button and the lid locks itself in place. This means there’s no room for human error. This pot is also designed with the quieter and more efficient spring valve and can cook at both high and low settings.
Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker with Perforated Inset, 8.0 L, Stainless Steel (FSSFIS5859)
The Vitaquick line of pressure cookers from Fissler are probably the best pressure cookers made but they come at a steep price and are out of the price range for many consumers. If you have deep pockets however this is the pressure cooker for you. It cooks very evenly and at a very steady level of pressure and temperature because it has a very thick and wide laminated base which is good for cooking on all surfaces including induction. The pot itself is designed to be wide rather than tall which gives you more of a browning and saute surface and also makes it easier to see into the pot. You’ll also find that pressure tends to get the highest in the Vitaquick than other competitors and steam loss is at a minimum. You will end up with better cooking results with this than any other pressure cooker.
All-Clad PC8 Precision Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker Cookware, 8.4-Quart
This is a big pressure cooker at almost 8 1/2 quarts. It is unique to this list in that it is a stovetop pressure cooker with a “smart lid”. The lid actually has some built in program timers that make the pot seem a bit like an electric pressure cooker even though it is all manually controlled and sits on a burner. This may not be the best pot on this list for even heat distribution due to the construction of the smaller disk (pot bottom) but it is worth looking at. Be prepared though, it’s a bit pricey.
Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Skillet with Glass Lid Set
I honestly don’t know if everyone needs a pressure skillet but if you have some money to invest in fine cookware it’s hard to say no to this. A pressure cooker skillet lets you pressure cook smaller amounts of food with greater surface area for browning. This is super handy for cooking certain types of foods and Fissler makes the best of them all. If you do a lot of pan frying and pressure cooking this pressure cooker fry pan will be one of your most used pans.
Kuhn Rikon 12-Quart Duromatic Stockpot Pressure Cooker
Most canners are made of aluminum for even heat distribution and better canning conditions but pressure cookers tend to be made with stainless steel for their durability and because steel doesn’t alter the flavor of acidic foods. This pressure cooker from Kuhn Rikon however is a big stainless steel pressure canner that can hold 5 quart jars but also can work as an every day pressure cooker. It’s got a high end aluminum sandwich bottom making canning a lot safer and cooking a lot easier. Shaped like a stock pot that is shallow and wide it’s got base diameter of 11 inches giving it a ton of saute and browning surface. You will find this pot great to work with no matter what you are preparing.
Fagor Innova Pressure Cooker/Canner, 10 quart, Stainless Steel
To finish off this list I wanted to leave you with a really great pressure cooker that could also be used for canning and that could be affordable for more people. This model is far more affordable than some others listed here but it performs just as good and it’s more versatile. The Fagor pressure indicator is easy to read, the body is wide for more searing surface, and the thick disk base is as wide as the pot meaning your food is not going to scorch in the corners. This unit really gives you the most for your money.