Anna Boiardi 5.5 qt. Flavor Pro Nonstick Stovetop Cooker
This pan is just the right size for my small family.. It handles curries with no problem, does not stain and cleans up beautifully. When I need it to be a low pressure, pork chops etc., it makes me look like a wonderful cook.
Nice Size Pan
Does not perform like I expected but kept it anyway
Doesnt hold up
This pan is pitting, its all scratched and doesnt hold up to normal use. Very very dissappointed
I read the reviews before purchasing this low pressure cooker.It was the first time using this type of cooker. I love it, it's the best thing for making meats tender and flavorful. I recommend it for gifts or for yourself.
only word to say GREAT!!!!!!
we have had for 6 months now
it is between a slow cooker and pressure cooker
easy, food taste great!
my husband and I both use it
NO PRESSURE! !!!
I ordered one a couple of weeks ago which I had to return because it never got to pressure. QVC sent me a new one which I just received and again no pressure! Steam escapes from all around the lid, all the liquids evaporate quickly and your food stays uncooked :( shame, they sure are beautiful.
I haven't used a pressure cooker in years. When I saw this one on QVC I thought this would be great to go with my NuWave PIC. The first dish I tried was the meatballs using the recipe card included on my NuWave induction cook top. They turned out okay. Then I thought I would try a pork roast... it was just okay... not tender at all, but it was moist. The next thing I tried on the NuWave was a corn beef.... this took almost as long to cook it as it would have taken in the crock pot on high, and it never got tender. I decided to try it on my regular ceramic cook top. It did work better for the next dish tried, (CHICKEN# however, I cooked it according to the time chart and the chicken was tough and dry. The next dish I cooked was cube steak.... in 45 minutes it came out tender and tasted as though it had simmered for hours. I do enjoy using the pressure cooker, and it is very easy to clean. The BIGGEST downside, especially for novice users, is that it does not come with any instructions on HOW to use it. #IE: troubleshooting, "If your meat comes out dry/tough.... tell me what I did wrong", or Cooking temps and more exact liquid measurements and cooking steps, etc.)
For that reason only, I give it 4 stars. I've had a couple of barely edible meals because I'm having to teach myself how to use it. Had it come with a complete users guide.... this would be a 5 start product.
Totally pleased with this stove top cooker!
I'm always reluctant to use new things for a first time. Once I began using it, it's used almost every day for a variety of meals. Last night's fare included pork chops and they were awesome. I've made pot roast dinners, with beef, potatoes, carrots etc. which were equally awesome.
No need to cook on high heat. Perhaps use a higher temp when browning the meat but then turn the burner down, between low and medium. My primary objective is to achieve tenderness...which this accomplishes nicely! Clean up is a breeze.
I selected the red cooker which matches my kitchen accessories. It sets on my stove top at all times. Tonight's food fare will include cabbage rolls (with ground beef, rice etc.)
Cool Healthy Kitchen
I have been intimidated by other high pressure cookers in the past, so I was delighted by the low pressure aspect of this product.
It gets the job done in record time, while giving me a cooler kitchen, and healthier meals in half the time.....or less than regular stove top or oven cooking.
I own this pan. Even after reading all the negatives I purchased it. I own 2 sets of the
cookware which is absolutely my favorite cookware ever!! The problem is that once this pan reaches the steaming point one needs to immediately turn it down to low. This is an awesome low pressure cooker. If your cooker is rocking on the stove you have the heat far higher than what is required.
If I read the reviews before ordering this item, I probably would not have purchased it. I simply LOVE this low pressure cooking pot. It works just fine for everything that I have tried cooking. Tough short ribs came out perfectly tender after 45 minutes...stews were a breeze to prepare. I wanted to thicken my stews with just vegetables so I tossed in frozen cauliflower and broccoli for just 6 minutes and they melted and thickened my liquids just nicely, thank you. Into the pot at 5:00 pm, then sit down to dinner at 6:00 pm - it's a snap to use. I prefer this pot to the electric pressure cooker I purchased previously. I feel perfectly safe using this cooker - no shaking noises from a pressure gauge keeping me on edge. It's GREAT!
Do not buy this pan!
I ordered one pan despite all of the bad reviews to find that the first one I ordered the lid would not fit tightly. Steam escaped from the sides of the lid and the lid rocks back-and-forth on the pan. I could not get the lid to fit tightly. I returned it thinking I had just bought a faulty one. I received the second one today and thought I would try it out. Lo and behold this lid does not fit tightly either. It rocks back-and-forth on the pan in spite of everything I have tried to get it to seal tightly. No pressure and steam escapes for the sides. I am so disappointed and am surprised that Anna Boiardi would even put her name on such a bad product. I am returning this one.