Exterior portion stands up to rough treatment. Maintains a great look with brushed stainless-steel and matte black finish. Uses 1,000 watts of power for precise control of the thermostat. Has a 6-quart size that greatly reduces the time required for cooking.
Some quality control issues make the unit's longevity questionable.
Has a 6-quart capacity. Cook faster and cook more food. Extremely easy to use with a digital display and push-button controls. Cooks with 1,000 watts of power, meaning it heats up quickly. Includes settings for browning and simmering too.
Some problems with reaching the proper temperature may occur.
Allows you to cook with 1,000 watts of power. Gives you the ability to control temperatures precisely. Has a sharp-looking brushed stainless-steel finish. Cooking pot is dishwasher safe. Very easy to use, as it features a digital display and push button controls.
More expensive than some other options that have similar features.
Lid securely clips in place, ensuring safe operation. Unit includes an aluminum base that gives you a good heat distribution. Unit cooks food more quickly than other options for cooking. 6-quart capacity, which will be plenty for most situations you encounter in the kitchen.
No digital display. Shorter unit may not accommodate all jars.
Strong locking mechanism for the lid is easy to use and gives you good performance. Aluminum base eliminates the problem of hot spots. Faster cooking than traditional methods of preparing food. Includes an impressive 8-quart capacity and is taller than many units.
Has no digital display, and it doesn't have push button operation.
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Cuisinart is a high-end brand that makes a wide array of small kitchen appliances. Their pressure cookers come two basic design options. The first is a standard pressure cooker with a lid that clips in place over an aluminum base. They can be found in six or eight quart capacities and cook faster than many traditional methods. This first type doesn't have a digital display or push-button operation. Cuisinart has also come out with several electric pressure cookers that do far more than pressure cook. The second type has a digital display and push-button controls and can brown, simmer, saute, and warm food until it’s ready to be eaten. They perform many of the same functions as far more expensive models made by other manufacturers.
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