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Undeniably, pressure cookers are some of the most useful upgrades you could make to your kitchen, with their signature taste, health benefits and immense speed, and they aren’t even particularly expensive, cumbersome or hard to get! And to prove just how much of a no-brainer it is getting one, we’ve assembled an overview of some of the most popular models of one of the most popular pressure cooker manufacturers, Cuisinart. Ready to make an upgrade, then?
|Cuisinart CPC 600||6 qt||1000 watt||4.3||View Price|
|Cuisinart MSC 600||6 qt||_||4.0||View Price|
Best Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker Reviews
Here are highly rated electric cookers from Cuisinart below.
1. Cuisinart CPC-600 – Best Stove-top Cooker Alternative
The CPC-600, as the name implies, can contain up to 6 quarts of nearly any meal at your disposal, and can cook, bake, brown or sauté it as quickly and efficiently as the current state of the art allows.
All of its admittedly expansive feature set can be accessed via the neat capacitive-touch console, which is mounted right front and center, easy to reach.
For comfort and convenience, there’s a handy mix of exposed aluminum, chrome and cool-to-the-touch dark plastic surfaces.
Preparing any kind of dish is not only child’s play, but very fast, too, which explains why the Cuisinart’s built-in digital timer only goes up to 99 minutes.
As a 1000-Watt, 6-quart unit, it sits right in the midfield of pressure cookers in terms of both size and energy consumption, which makes it very suitable for its role as an all-round, daily usable device that can go anywhere, a jack of all trades so to speak. Price-wise, it manages to stay pretty competitive at $75.
- Generous feature set
- Easy controls
- Nice build quality
- Compact, but not too small
- A little basic for some
2. Cuisinart MSC-600 – Best Slow Cooker
Yes, you really can gadget-ify everything nowadays, even pressure cookers, and the MSC-600 is clear proof of that.
Here we have a pressure cooker with the exact same 6-quart capacity as the CPC (though an upgrade to 8 quarts is optionally available at a surcharge) and the exact same basic components out of the box that yet costs nearly four times as much brand new!
Okay, perhaps that is an exaggeration of sorts; yes, Cuisinart really did release the MSC-600 for an outrageous $300, but that was over three years ago. Nowadays, you can pick one up for a cool $110, give or take a dozen.
Truth be told, the vast majority of what you get with the MSC, you can get on any other pressure cooker. There’s nothing particularly amazing about its tech or the way it implements it—just a standard pressure cooker model slightly upgraded with some slow cooker-like options and modes.
- Immense value
- Relatively affordable (though by no means cheap)
- Available in a number of capacities
- Can replicate or replace a variety of slow cookers, pressure cookers and more
- Not truly innovative in its technology or application
- Despite Cuisinart’s marketing, there are alternatives
We hope you enjoyed this wild ride of ours through the world of pressure cooking! Whether you’re already using a Cuisinart or similar device or you’re planning on buying one in the near future, we designed our overview to be as accommodating as possible, so that everyone can sit down, read some and have a laugh. Perhaps learn a thing or two if they’re really lucky. That’s all for this time, folks! Stay tuned for more!