The 8 Best Electric Pressure Cookers for 2018 + Reviews

By | March 13, 2018

There are a lot of electric pressure cookers that you can buy in the market today. This makes shopping feel like a wonderful experience. But that is far from the reality. Whenever you go out to actually buy something, you easily get confused with all the options that you are offered.

Here at Corrie Cooks, we try to provide you with the knowledge that would help you with this at least in case of pressure cookers. Electric Pressure Cookers make up half of the market today and it is gradually becoming more and more famous. This makes it really indispensable for you to learn about the electric pressure cookers so that you can get the best one.

However, it is evident that when you read my reviews, at some point, you are interested in looking at it from my perspective. Well, from the very same perspective, I am going to list the best pressure cookers that are available as I write this.

You might have been confused by the long shelves of products that extended all the way from the Instant Pot up to the Tayama Electric Pressure cooker, but you do not have to worry about that anymore. Because today, I present to you a list of the top 7 electric pressure cookers that are available in the market right now.

The Best Electric Pressure Cooker On The Market Today

1. Instant Pot Ultra 

Right now, if you go out in the market, you will see that the Instant Pot is the bestselling brand out there. This makes you wonder if it is really worth the name that it has. However, upon closer inspection and talking to people who have actually owned it, you will find that it does. The Instant Pot not only ensures you quality and high functionality and its special Yogurt maker but also extreme ease.

The Instant Pot Ultra is the latest addition to the list of Instant Pot products that has these special features:

  • It has all the features that all the earlier Instant Pot pressure cookers boasted of.
  • The Instant Pot Ultra can also easily make Yogurt for you.
  • It has the best display system and interface among all the electric pressure cookers presently available in the market.
  • The Instant Pot Ultra has a special Ultra feature that lets you set all programs with ease. This makes it infinitely more versatile.
  • Finally, while being on the higher end in terms of functionalities, it is actually a mid-range electric pressure cooker making it a great choice if you want both cost-effectiveness and high functionality.

Full Review of the Instant Pot Ultra

But the Second Best isn’t far away!

2. Instant Pot Plus 60

The second best model available right now, surprisingly, belongs to the same line of products! The second best products that follows the Instant Pot Ultra in close pursuit is the Instant Pot Plus 60. This model, on the other hand, is slightly lesser known than the Instant Pot Ultra but is also a really great model once you get to know about the features that it offers.

It might appear to be a bit strange that both the top two models are from the same line of products, but trust me, when you compare their features with all other models, you’ll find that these two truly are the best you can get right now. So, the main features of the Instant Pot Plus 60 are as follows:

  • The Instant Pot Plus 60 offers you a beautiful interface to operate. This does not work on a visual basis as much as it does on a functional one, making it come in second place next to the Instant Pot Ultra.
  • The Instant Pot Plus 60 offers you three new functions: Cake, Egg and Sterilize. These three new functions increase the versatility of your pressure cooker considerably.
  • This specific model, like all others of the Instant Pot, can also provide you with the Yogurt Maker feature, making it a great choice as well.

Full Review of the Instant Pot Plus60

Best Electric Pressure Cookers That You Can Go For

Now, without further delay, we might go forward and list down the best electric pressure cookers that you might want to go for, the main thing that we are going to discuss about in this article to make it clear to you. Please keep in mind that we are going to discuss why we selected these specific models of all the others as well.

So, the best electric pressure cookers available out there are as follows:

  1. Instant Pot Ultra (as seen above)
  2. Instant Pot Plus 60 (as seen above)
  3. Breville Fast Slow Pro
  4. Fagor LUX LCD 360
  5. Power Pressure Cooker XL
  6. Fagor LUX
  7. The T-fal CY505E
  8. Tayama TMC-60XL

My Reviews: What Is So Special About These Models

You must be wondering at this point why we selected these models out of all the ones available. You might also be wondering about how some of them are actually series instead of models, don’t worry, we will clear the confusion for you by discussing why we think they are best on an individual basis.

Given the fact that we have already discussed the best and the second best models, the Instant Pot Ultra and the Instant Pot Plus 60, we might now move onward to discussing the top 6 models after these two:

3. Breville Fast Slow Pro

This model has long been considered as one of the best models out there. This model is one of the three models that Breville offers you and one of the most functional, durable as well as efficient models in the whole market. Able to do almost all the things that an ideal model should be able to gives this model its identity. However, the reason why we placed this model at such a later position is because of its price. It is one of the most expensive models available out there, making it a much later preference for several people.


Full Review of the Breville Fast Slow Pro


4. Fagor LUX LCD

This pot boasts of extreme features that make it one of the updated products out there. This model is the latest model of Fagor available and it came out in the end of 2017.
It provides you with 10 primary cooking functions, 33 preset recipe options and of course a huge LCD screen to make everything easier for you.

For your reference we have carefully studied the specialties of the Fagor LUX LCD 360 and we have compared them to the presently best model, the Instant Pot Ultra (Please click here for the difference).


Full Review of the Fagor LUX LCD


5. Power Pressure Cooker XL 

You might jump up from your seat at the mention of this name. The first thing you’re about to complain about is how it is a whole series or even a whole line of products and not a model. However, you must remember that all the Power Pressure Cooker XL models provide you with the same amount of functionality.

The thing that they vary are based on volume, which makes only the volume, dimension and the wattage different. The functionality that each of these models offer you are the same. The Power Pressure Cooker XL also provides you with the special Flavor Infusion Technology and a high volume option of 10 quarts, making it rank fourth in the list of the top 7 electric pressure cookers available in the market.


6. Fagor LUX 

The Fagor LUX, just like the Power Pressure Cooker XL, might appear to be a series. All the models, however, have been divided on the basis of color and volume. Which makes all of them have the exact same features except when it comes to color and volume. From a functional perspective, then, they all act as one model. There is no best color or size, it is based exactly on what you need.

The Fagor LUX, however, is based on complete aesthetics. The colors that it offers are to provide you with the right amount of options to make your kitchen more and more beautiful, making the Fagor LUX a prime choice for people who are looking for aesthetic pleasure and pulling it up to the fifth rank in the list of the top 7 electric pressure cookers.


Full Review of the Fagor LUX

7. T-fal CY505E

The T-fal CY505E is one of the comparatively unknown models that provide you with a lot of functionality at a really low cost. The T-fal CY505E is one of the prime choices for people who want to get the most out of their investment. The T-fal CY505 is one of the economically preferred models while being one of the functional at the same time.

Initially, I planned to put this higher in the list, but then I looked into all the models with a bit more detail and I figured out that the T-fal does not really provide you with as many functions as the others listed above do. At the same time, it does not provide you with a great aesthetic choice like the Fagor LUX, making it get the sixth position.


Full Review of the T-fal CY505E

8. Tayama TMC-60XL 

The Tayama TMC-60XL mostly gets into this list based on an overall analysis. This pressure cookers provide you with the same features as mid-range pressure cookers while competing with the Bella Electric Pressure cooker for the cheapest electric pressure cooker in the market.

It is already obvious that this pressure cooker is providing you with a lot more than it is priced at, making it one of the prime choices for the people who judge economically and even for the people who wish to get the best and the most out of their investments. However, this pressure cooker is not really famous and is not as durable as some of the more durable models like the Breville Fast Slow Pro.

Full Review of the Tayama TMC-60XL

Of Course, there are a lot more!

Of course, there are a lot more pressure cookers that we might put on a list if we extended it further. But these are, in general, the best ones that are available in the market right now. Let us list a few more pressure cookers which you might want to look at even after these:

Why Do We Treat Electric and Stovetop Pressure Cookers Differently?

Here’s a great question that you might want to ask us. Well, it might appear why we’re making such a fuss about pressure cookers out here.

Well, the reason is, to provide you with the right knowledge that might help you find the best model for yourself, you have to learn about the pressure cookers systematically. As we keep saying, we can suggest the best ones from a generalized point of view, but the best pressure cooker for you would depend solely on your needs, making it really important for you to understand what your needs exactly are.

It is like finding a specific file in a database. You have to know the exact location. For this you have to make the whole process systematized, that is exactly what we are doing here. We are trying to make it more systematic for your convenience.

To know about the differences between these two in detail, please click here.

The New Model From Fagor That Could Change This List


A Few Final Words

Finally, let us end this article by realizing what makes a pressure cooker model the best for YOU. When we have to judge it here, we have to judge it in general. However, in your case, it is much more specific. You have specific needs and you want it so serve them properly.

This makes selecting the right model for yourself all the more simple if you can just keep your needs in mind. Please do realize that the best model in general might not always be the best one for you. The best one for you depends entirely on your needs and so you must not forget to do your research before you decide to invest into one.

We here at Corrie Cooks are always looking forward to helping you out with information that might help you choose the best model for you.

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