This electric pressure cooker earned the coveted best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it recorded the highest scores in all tested attributes, highlighted by its ability to quickly cook tough beef chuck into a tender, succulent stew. The best pressure cooker reduces the cooking time of dried beans, pot roasts, pork shoulders, and other lengthy cooking methods by as much as 70%. Scoring highest for cooking ability, the best pressure cooker simmered beef to 160° F--a perfect Medium--while competing models undercooked the meat, registering only 150° F on a food thermometer. Unlike lesser models that produced dry chicken breasts that panelists described as "rubbery", the best tested pressure cooker produced moist, tender chicken that one panelist claimed "melted in the mouth." The best electric pressure cooker recorded a perfect score for safety and features; the lid retained all moisture when the pressure was released and the exterior remained cool to the touch. The 6-quart pressure cooker accommodates up to 24 8-oz. servings of stew and it has six cooking settings (low or high pressure, browning, simmer, sauté, and keep warm) and a 99-minute timer on an LCD. Removable, non-stick cooking vessel is dishwasher safe. 13 1/4" H x 12 1/4" Diam. (12 1/2 lbs.)
The Best Electric Pressure Cooker comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. If this product ever disappoints you, for any reason, you may return your Hammacher Schlemmer purchase for exchange, credit, or refund.
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