K97438 - Cook's Essentials 6qt. Digital Pressure Cooker
Best buy for families on the go!
I purchased my pressure cooker about 1 1/2 years ago and I absolutely love it. You can cook a meal from frozen in 22 minutes. It really saves time in the kitchen and it's so nice to have that option of a home cooked meal over eating out even when you are pushed for time. I'm online tonight looking for another one just like this for a friend who is having a fit to have one.
The only small issue I've had is after so much use, the interior of the pot has started to lose it's non-stick coating in just a few small places (very small). If I had the option to purchase it again knowing it would have this problem, I definitely would!
can't live without it!!!
I purchased this product several years ago. I LOVE IT!!! I use this item several times a week cooking things from eye rounds to potato's. I have not had a bad meal yet. I did however have trouble with it not holding the pressure, once! I took out the pressure regulator knob (steam release valve) and cleaned it good and haven't had a problem since. It is simple to use and the directions in the manual are very easy to understand. I know, it has been a long time since I purchased this item, but I didn't want to issue a posting before I really had a chance to use it to the fullest. I know it is no longer available but maybe, someday they will bring it back.
Worked One Time!
Used once and it did fine then the next time I went to use it the pressure cooker would not make a good enough seal. too late to return. no warranty. Cooks Essentials needs to improve their electronics. I've not had any luck with them.
Like having an extra cook in the kitchen?
I have had this cooker for over a year now. It always works perfectly.Recently we started to use it every day again since our schedules have changed. Unlike crockpots that you leave on the counter all day long you need little time to cook a meal that tastes like it cooked all day long. I don't like leaving for work while a cooker is on at home. It makes me uneasy leaving them unattended for 9-10 hours.I just have never been able to do that. It is a HUGE time saver and I have great tasting meals. It cooks perfectly EVERY time. I like how you can use the browning feature, heats quickly for browning and it adds great taste to roasts, etc. The controls are so easy to use. I think some buyers may be impatient in letting it reach pressure before the time starts to decrease and count down. I had an old fashion cooker before and it was not something I could walk away from and let it do it's job. THIS COOKER IS LIKE HAVING AN EXTRA COOK IN THE KITCHEN. You would never think it was a pressure cooker because it makes very little noise.I don't miss the hissing of the old one. How do they do that? The inside is easy to clean. This was a great purchase and I will never go back to the old fashioned one again.Great job Cook's Essentials!!
The first cooker I purchased failed to make a tight seal arond the cover. The second cooker worked fine for a few uses then the vent allowed steam to escape in all positions even though it is perfectly clean. Although I like this cooker when it works, I don't believe the quality is good enough to hand down for generations.
I am impressed with QVC for a NO Hassle return experience!
Great product even after two years!
I bought mine two years ago and it still works like it did on day one. The food comes out so tender and moist and good. Plus it cooks the food fast! This has been the BEST purchase I have made. I just wish I had ordered it sooner. I would like to see QVC make one that was a 10qt. or 12qt. pressure cooker as well. (I have a very large family.) I would recommend buying this product and giving it a try. As with everything else, read and follow the instruction manual. It is truly indispensable.
Worth Every Penny!
My mother purchased this for my Christmas Gift two years ago and honestly I was alittle afraid at first that it would be difficult to learn how to use but I had no
problems at all. We have had some wonderful meals our favorite is the Barbeque
Chicken It takes about 35 minutes and is delicious my husband's favorite dish
from Pressure Cooker. I add small amount of Olive Oil in pan brown chicken on both sides take chicken to Pressure Cooker add favorite Barbeque Sauce small amount of water and then lock and set it. I have fixed meatballs,even a beef roast
and all turned out great just be sure to add some liquid water of broth otherwise food could end up too dry. I would recommend this to anyone who loves to cook
and wants great food fast.
Bought this in Janurary 08. It is now March 4th and it won't come up to pressure (actually had problems the very first day but hoped it was just me). Too expensive for a month and a half, going back. Ordered the K11611-Cuisinart 6 qt. Stainless Steel Pressure Cookerw/Removable Pot (don't know if it will be any better but at least it has a 3 yr. warranty. While it worked the food was very good. Good idea if they would fix the defect.
Not so great
Actually the idea is great, the food was great...the 3 times that it worked, wups, then it was too late to send it back. I was given a company # (not QVC) to call, and never could make contact, so it sits in the garage. I could never be sure if it was pressurizing, until I opened it and lo and behold it was not cooked. The pressure button popped up sometimes then fell, then popped up. I would love one that actually worked but cant afford another one for 3 meals!!..
Not to happy
This is the first product from QVC that i would not recommend or give to my family. We are excellent cooks and cooking for us is a labor of love and not a chore. We made a few dishes and most were a short cut to dry food. we much more prefer the enamel cast iron pots you sell as the slow cooking capabilities of those produce a much tastier food. We will try again but are not confident.
Enjoy this Way of Cooking
I've owned this pressure cooker for about 3 years now and do find pressure cooking to be a great time saver and the food comes out beautifully done. For the people whose reviews I've read saying they're having a difficult time with their cooker not building up presssure, I had similar difficulties and was getting frustrated with it.... but I've discovered that if, after about 10 minutes, the pressure doesn't pop the red knob up and lock the lid, I take the lid off, turn it upside down and shake it a bit, then place the lid back on and the red knob pops right up. I'm not sure why this happens -- maybe I'm not cleaning the lid properly.... but this seems to take care of it so you may want to try that. Other than that.... love the usefulness of being able to make a fast meal with frozen chicken breasts.... and everyone LOVES my beef stew.
Quick cooking, excellent product. Meat is tender. Saves me hours in the kitchen