This article will be comparing the Aicok Electric Pressure Cooker and the Bella Electric Pressure Cooker. Both of these cookers all small name products that are priced at an entry-level point. This will make it less price-biased to compare.
The Aicok cooker has been covered somewhat more than the Bella here on our website, but we are working on covering some of the smaller names such as Bella so look forward to more comparisons and a review of it in the near future.
It is worth noting that the Bella cooker has a couple more features than the Aicok cooker, something I will go into depth about shortly.
That being said, let’s take a look at the most important differences between these two cookers.
The Main Differences Between Aicok and Bella
Both of these cookers are close in price, being barely more expensive than your average stovetop pressure cooker.
Being small, there are not a lot of information on these cookers. This article aims to combat that.
So Just what are the main differences between these cookers?
- The Aicok Pressure cooker is a 7-in-1 multi cooker and the Bella cooker is a 10-in-1.
- The Aicok Pressure cooker is slightly better known than Bella.
- The Aicok pressure cooker has more manual functions allowing for more variance when preparing a meal by hand.
- The Bella cooker is considerably on par with more expensive pressure cookers.
So these are the most important differences between these two cookers. I think it is fair to note that you can’t really go wrong either way.
Both of these cookers are great, the only major difference is that the Aicok cooker has a bit more in the way of manual variance than the Bella, which is a more automatic focused cooker.
So with all that out of the way, let’s take a look at each of these cookers individually to see what they can do.
We’ll start by looking at the Bella cooker.
The Bella Electric Pressure Cooker
The Bella Electric Pressure cooker is a great place any company could start with, it features several useful functions, it’s quick and simple. Although it remains to be seen how this company advances, I believe this cooker is a great start.
Unlike the Aicok Pressure cooker, this cooker does have a bit more choice in style.
The Bella Electric Pressure cooker has a small linear display that keeps the cooking process simple. If you are looking to do some manual cooking or want to extend the cook timer out just a little longer, it has the manual button for added convenience.
This cooker also features a delay timer as well as a keep warm function.
This cooker comes with an option 8-quart size variant, while the Aicok cooker only comes in 6-quart. If you are looking for something to serve a bit of a larger family, the 8-quart cooker is a good way to go. The 8-quart model is nice because it is still small enough to store and clean easily, saving space, yet still feeds the whole family.
One-touch cooking; Stick the Food in and press the preset button and you’ve got a meal.
This cooker is without a doubt one of the best entry-level cookers on the market. At no more cost than a conventional stovetop pressure cooker, there’s really no reason NOT to get this cooker if you’ve considered pressure cooking.
The Aicok Electric Pressure Cooker
The Aicok Electric Pressure Cooker has many similarities to the more expensive cookers on the market and stacks up well with many of them.
This cooker is a 7-in-1 multifunction cooker that makes setting up any meal a fairly simple task. It features dual pressure settings, with High Pressure being the obvious hotter one, as well as a slow cooking option and some other convenience functions.
This cooker all in all is a great budget cooker, and functionality wise, it is worth its price. But with Aicok being the lesser known name of the two, is it really reliable?
Let’s look at the pros and cons of this cooker to answer that question;
- This cooker has a 24-hour delay timer.
- 7 preset functions for quick meal preparation.
- An automatic keep-warm function so the food is ready to serve when you are.
- Smart detection of a leaky lid(the steam release valve).
- A safety locking lid that stays in place while the cooker is pressurized.
- Similar in design enough to mid-tier pressure cookers for it to be familiar.
- No name brand quality assurance.
- No size variants.
- no other price options.
So most of the drawbacks, when compared to the Elite Platinum line, is just based on variety. This is obviously something that is not often an issue and is generally overlooked.
Bella or Aicok?
This ultimately comes down to a preference of look in my mind. The Bella cookers only advantage is the optional 8-quart size and the Aicok pressure cookers only advantage is the additional manual functions.
Overall, if you are in a larger family or are looking for something that feels a bit similar to the more expensive cookers on the market the Bella electric pressure cooker is a wonderful way to go. It is versatile and simple to use for a good ‘set it and forget it’ type of meal.
The Aicok, on the other hand, is good for someone looking to get familiar with working an electric pressure cooker by hand so any aspiring chef can quickly and effectively learn what settings are best for a certain homemade dish.
You really CAN’T go wrong with either cooker so it’s just preference really.