Emeril by T-Fal Electric 6-qt Pressure Cooker
A few years ago, one of our biggest expenditures was the Montel Williams Living Better Pressure Cooker. Unfortunately, it had developed problems recently. That pressure cooker is no longer being manufactured, but using a pressure cooker had become part of my regular "rotation" in the kitchen. So, in researching replacements, "Cooks Country" magazine's top electric pressure cooker recommendation was this Emeril model (this specific manufacturer model number).
So I ordered it. Yes, the instruction book is poorly written and compiled, but there's now a "hard card" insert that is much easier to follow.
In the four days in which we've had it, it's been used for three night's worth of dinners, and performed flawlessly. Ribs came out fall-off-the-bone tender My own recipe for Beef Short Rib Goulash came out perfect. Even my husband got into the act, turning out the Pasta e Fagiole recipe included in the cookbook. Yes, a small book -- not a stapled together pamphlet or index cards, but an actual book! And when comparing the recipes in the book with Emeril's own "Cooking with Power" cookbook, there are no duplications.
Tonight... Pulled Pork, from "Cooking with Power" (item F11374, for those interested).
This is one fantastic appliance -- not to mention, it looks great on my counter, perfectly matching my stainless appliances.
Loved it until it would not heat up. Used it only 5 times. It broke my heart. Thanks a lot Emeril
Easy to use
Easy to clean
I like the keep warm feature after food has finished cooking
Nice looking pressure cooker
Mine cooks too slow!!
I ordered this pressure cooker when it was a TSV. I was excited to try it!! I have cooked chicken and pot roast. Each time I use it I have to cook my meat on high for almost 3 hours. I am very disappointed but it is too late for me to send it back!! I won't recommend this!
Best Pressure Cooker
This PC is the best. Takes the scare out of pressure cookers.
I never wanted to try a pressure cooker after hearing all the stories about the lid flying off the pot or getting burned real bad.
Thank you Emeril for a well done product.
A few weeks ago I was talking to my sister and complaining about how much I love my old pressure cooker (stove top) but the work to clean it after each use was outweighing the benefits. Our mother had used pressure cookers our whole lives and the thought of giving it up was sad, but the scrubbing for someone with arthritis, well, it's just no fun!
Next thing I know a week later, this shows up on my doorstep! My sister had been watching and saw it on sale, and ordered one for me and one for her!
Let me tell you, that non stick insert is the best! The fact it's an insert is awesome, but T-Fal on top of it is just what puts it over the top for me! Of course, you need to use wooden or good plastic untensils so not to scratch it, but not a big deal.
The first thing I made was the "One Pot Pasta" recipe from the book. I added meat, used an alfredo sauce and doubled the recipe for leftovers. Holy cow, WHAT a meal! I'd never cooked pasta in a pressure cooker and it was PERFECT! 15 minutes and done. My new go to recipe! Since then we've done spare ribs, chicken, pork barbecue and of course, old fashioned pot roast, which I have cooking right now, LOL. The only thing to keep in mind is it does take some time to come up to full pressure, so you need to allow about 15 minutes more to your start to finish time.
I have recommended this to everyone! It takes the fear out of using a pressure cooker for first timers, there is a double safety feature and it will NOT open until fully depressurized.
If you want to take the plunge into cooking that will make the cheapest cut of meat taste like the most expensive, buy it, you won't be disappointed. I think one of the other best features is you can set it and it will keep your food warm for up to 12 hours after it's done!! Awesome!!
Late Night Quality Retail Theapry
I have been pressure cooking for 20 years. Have a braiser and a 6 qt. stove top model.
Loved it until I watch Emeril's QVC promo for the above. Talk about retail theapry!
Anyway, love love love this product. Love the fact that you can brown whatever add your
ingredients set and lock and walk away. Especially nice if you are making something like soup or stew because it will keep warm and mellow for dinner if you have the time.. Everything that
Emeril said that night was true..........The recipes are lovely and not require high
falutening ingredients for the most part.
Love our Chef Emeril pressure cooker!
My 10 year old son made a tender delicious Yankee pot roast for dinner last night. It was so good and easy to make and only took an hour! The cleanup was easy too! I helped a little but it's so safe and easy to use! LOVE IT! Can't wait to try all the recipes in the cookbook!!!!!
Best Electric Pressure Cooker
I had tried another brand of an electric pressure cooker and had been terribly disappointed; but I decided to give this one a try. I am so glad that I did. This unit is so quiet compared to a stove top pressure cooker. Everything that I have cooked in it has come out perfect. This electric pressure cooker is a keeper. Thank you Emeril, T-Fal and QVC.
Emeril elec pressure cooker
This pressure cooker is the best. I have had it for over a year, and I still think it is the best pressure cooker I have ever had. So easy to use,completely safe, and everything cooks quickly, and oh so tender. The longest that I have had to cook anything is 20 minutes. And the pot is easy to clean up, and still looks beautiful. I am buying another for my daughter and son n law.
I have this pressure and love it. I have had other PC's but this is the best one yet. Easy to use, easy to clean, and the food tastes wonderful. I love the way the lid comes apart for easy cleaning. If you are on the fence about this, I recommend you try it. Emeril always puts out superior products.
love this PC
I have 2 of these pressure cookers and I have had them for a couple of years now and they work perfectly. I love them and use them at least 2 times a week and they are awesome for the holidays. I have electric stove and hate fooling around with stove top models of PC so this electric model is awesome. Set it and walk away, you don't have to baby sit it and all comes apart, including the lid and can be put into the dishwasher. Bowl is non stick and easy clean up if you don't want to put into dishwasher. Great tasting food and so easy to use. Really safe and easy to use.