Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 192
Rated 1 out of 5 Don't waste your money
I purchased a cooks essentials 5 qt pressure cooker some time ago, I used it once or twice, it has been sitting on top of my frig for a while. I took it down to use it again and it wouldn't even light up when I plugged it in, we tried a few outlets in the house and no sign of starting. I found the book and there was no number to call or anything, I looked it up on line and found out their service center when out of business.
Rated 1 out of 5 by KarenMcB Doesn't work as shown
The first thing I tried cooking in it was a 2 pound roast. I even cut it in half first. I cooked it as instructed. After 45 minutes, the roast was only done on the outside, so I reset it and checked again after 45 minutes. It was done, but still so tough. I ended up throwing it in the crock pot overnight on low to finish cooking it. It was nice and tender then. I guess I was expecting a very small roast to be "falling apart tender" like they show in the demonstration on TV, this was not the case at all! If It is going to take longer than 1.5 hours and still not be done, I might as well just cook it in the oven!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by FRthestar Love it but can't brown or daute meats
I love this cooker. It does everything well, except I thought it had the browning and steamer but does not. It does cook everything quicker and the food is so tasty and tender. I've made hot wings, beefaroni, ribs and next will be a roadt and ox tails. Cleanup is so simple. I caution you that if you want a steamer or the browning ability, choose the right cooks essential pressure cooker, don't assume as I did, you will be disappointed about that, but everything else is awesome.
Rated 5 out of 5 by tfranks Awesome
I am amazed at this product , It is awesome. I made a whole bag of potatoes 5pound bag in 15 mins , I made a boston butt in 45 mins, I made chicken wings a 3 pound bag , in 20 mins . I can not say enough about this poduct....just wonderful
Rated 5 out of 5 by michael b OMG you will not believe this one
You can make soup in 16 minutes - not just soup but real slow cooked flavor in - I promise 16 minutes - I made a potato corn chowder and I thought no way can this be correct - it took me longer to cut up the veggies then it did to cook, finished the soup with cream when it was done cooking, brought up the seasoning and BOOM done...
I have been wanting one for years, we got one when we were first married 43 years ago and used it all of the time - the topper fell off and I couldn't find a replacement then the gasket broke and I turned the pot into a popcorn popper and never replaced it. A friend bought one of these and said you ought to try this one, so I looked into buying one that was simular to the one I had stove top and it was 89.99 - looked hers up it was 99. and on easy pay - so why not, right? it is fantastic you can cook beans in 15 minutes WHAT!!
get this you will love it
Rated 1 out of 5 by ragsy A disaster
I used this product for six times, and it did a good job. However, when I went to use it for the seventh time, it would not turn on. It was dead so I sent it back for a refund. I do not recommend this product to anyone. It's of poor quality!!!. Geo.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Motties67 Best kitchen appliance ever!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this! And ! I don't cook! But I ordered this and have made everything in
The Comfortable Under Pressure Cookbook!! Everything has turned out amazing!!:)
Order this you won't be disappointed !!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kemmith Absolutely love this cooker!
I ordered this pressure cooker after doing quite a lot of research. After comparing price points and options at QVC and other merchants, I decided this seemed like the best value. I am thrilled with this cooker! I was hesitant at first because some reviewers stated they had issues with the non-stick coating peeling off, I have not had that problem at all. In fact, the coating on the cooker pot is very high quality and is on the inside and outside of the pot. My aunt had purchased the 6 qt version and highly recommended this brand to me. She also had no issues with the non-stick coating and loves the 6 qt cooker. I prefer the 8 qt version so that I have leftovers, my husband likes that too!! Excellent value and excellent cookware!
Rated 1 out of 5 by viv551 Don't buy
I was so excited to get this pressure cooker but the first attempt to use it was terrible. The pressure cooker takes longer than a regular pressure cooker. The instructions say it only takes 25 minutes to cook a pot roast but it actually took almost two hours to cook the roast. The roast was thawed out too. The roast still did not fall apart like the show on QVC showed onscreen. The carrots and potatoes were not all the way cooked either. I am sending this back. I am very disappointed with this product. It does not cook fast like it says. I am going back to my old pressure cooker.
Rated 1 out of 5 by NRTReview Not my Best Buy
I haven't even paid my last payment on this pressure cooker and I plan to return it. I have now used it for the second time and it took over 2 hours to cook a 5 lb. pork roast. The first time I made bbq ribs and they came out tough. Not my idea of saving time in the kitchen.
Rated 4 out of 5 by CloverLeaf Almost Perfect
I love the size of this pressure cooker. I can cook for just two or a crowd when the family comes over. Also love that I can set it and walk away...unlike my old one where I had to check constantly that the regulator needle stayed centered and did't stray one way or the other to far. There are two things that could have been done better though. The lid should go on much easier. I'm better used to it now and so it is easier, but if you are the least little bit off in the angle it can be frustrating. The second issue is that the directions say to do your browning on the brown rice setting. If you have several batches to brown it's frustrating as the brown rice setting shuts off after 5 minutes and you have to wait 2-3 minutes in between batches of browning food. Three batches (without crowding the food) is 9 minutes of wasted time that I could be done and on to something else that needs doing. I would recommend this product with reservations, because of these two things.
Rated 1 out of 5 by pnolan worst purchase
This pressure cooker has no browining cycle. It is very different than the pressure cookers you now show on QVC .I'm not happy with this cooker. I think it was not a good pressure cooker so you discontinued it. I have not seen this brand since I purchased it. COOK'S Essentials 8 quart. Never no if it is going to cook or not. I would never buy again