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Presto 8-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker
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- Cooks three to ten times faster than ordinary cooking methods, saving time, energy, and money
- Pressure regulator maintains the proper cooking pressure automatically
- Strong, heavy-gauge aluminum for quick, even heating
- Includes cooking rack and complete 64-page instruction/recipe book
- 11-1/3 by 18-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches; 12 year limited warranty
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Size: 8-Quart | Color Name: Silver
The smart choice for healthy, favorful meals, fast and easy. Cooks 3 to 10 times faster than ordinary cooking methods - even faster than a microwave for many foods. Chicken, fish, meat and vegetables cook to perfection fast. Helps tenderize economical cuts of meat. Works on regular and smooth-top ranges. Cover lock indicator shows when there is pressure inside the cooker and prevents the cover from being removed until pressure is safely reduced. Includes a special rack for cooking several foods at once with no intermingling of flavors. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Liquid capacity: 8 quarts (7.6 liters).
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Top Customer Reviews
The only negative is the gauge of the aluminum - seems to be thinner than is usual in the pressure cookers we have had in the past. Optimistically, I am assuming that all the necessary stress calculations have been carried out, and there is a large safety factor built-in, so that in the event of a malfunction the safety plug will blow before the vessel!
The 6 quart (4.7L) capacity is a little on the small side, especially for a family, but it is ample for two people.
If you are considering a pressure cooker, I would definitely recommend the Presto 6-Quart
We had the model 0126002 for around 20 years now and it held up until recently when the bottom corroded through.
Keep in mind that I'm using these in laboratory conditions, with water in them almost all of the time, which causes aluminum corrosion over time.
The new model 126408 has the same dimension with the handles re-shaped. They are ergonomically better designed, appear a little less sturdy, but this impression was mostly caused by one loose screw on the lid handle and the main handle was also loose. It's nothing really new that handles need re-tightening, but one wonders if these companies ever heard of liquid thread fasteners.
The appearance and handling of the cooker is very nice. The material thickness on the new cooker was reduced a little. The old one measured 4.3mm lip thickness and in the curve, and the new one 3.8mm to 3.2mm. That's probably still strong enough, but maybe it wont last as long as the old one, in our case. The lid thickness on the old one was 2.45mm, the new one 2.0mm.
Edit: The overall interior size of the pot is 8 5/16" (22.2mm) diameter by 6.5" (16.4mm) high.
An improvement would be a heavier bottom, since this was the place ours failed. But what can you expect to last a couple decades these days?
The 6qt size and height of the Prestos seems just about ideal for cooking anything in the kitchen too. There are some other fancy brands out in the stores, but none has the no-nonsense design like the Prestos.Read more ›
UPDATES: May have used this cooker for 30 times max but experienced the sealing ring getting worse with each use that steam is escaping around the cover under the ring ($16.00 each) with such that I hardly use it. So downgraded the Stars rating from 4 to 3. Buy not recommended.
Most recent customer reviews
I just got the cooker today. I am very impressed with the heavy duty aluminum the cooker is made from. The locking lid seal is sturdy and seals tightly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Karen W
what can I sat ...its presto my grand parents and mother used them I recommend itPublished 5 months ago by al bailey
This pressure cooker is amazing. It's easy to put together and easy to clean. It cooks like a dream. I can make potato salad in like 10 minutes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steph
Bought a T-fal from Canadian Tire and the lid didn't seal at all. This Presto was not only cheaper, but much better fit and finish, and free delivery! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brian L Redman