I’ve written a bunch about pressure cooking here on the site and today I’m showcasing my findings on induction cooking with stovetop pressure cookers.
On this page I’ve featured what I believe to be the best pressure cooker for induction cooking and roughly 10 alternatives complete with reviews for you to look through. Click here to jump to the list of ten.
The simple fact of the matter is that there is a lot of cookware made to work with induction burners but not all models are designed for them.
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The Best Induction Pressure Cooker Made Today
Further down this page I’ve got a list of my top ten induction pressure cookers but I wanted to start off right away with what you are looking for. I believe this to be the best pressure cooker for induction stove top surface made today. You can use this pot day in and day out; the quality is unmatched. Of course the size makes this unsuitable for pressure canning so if you want that then click here to jump to my induction pressure canner section.
Your Top Induction Cookware Pressure Cookers to Buy
For a pressure cooker to work with induction hobs you need a special pot bottom. It must be made from magnetic materials. A pressure cooker with induction base also tends to be less wide and perhaps a bit taller compared to standard designs because induction burners are usually a bit smaller than the pot bottoms on really large pots and pans. Only the hob surface creates heat so pot bottoms that are extremely wide are only being heated in the middle.
Typical induction pot bottoms are made to work with induction and include sandwiched elements that make it easier for heat to spread across the entire surface of the pot for event heat distribution.
Not all pots work at all or all that great on induction stove tops but these models do. They are best in class and all worth looking into. I’ve listed my hand picked top choices to narrow your search.
This pressure cooker is one of the best for induction burners because it has a large disk sandwich base that evenly heats. The straight sides give you better conduction of heat throughout the whole pot. This is also just big enough to do some light pressure canning and since it’s made form 18/10 stainless steel rather than aluminum it will be better at doing double duty as a cooker and a canner. Induction cookware also tends to be pricey and this one is not the cheapest but it’s no where near the most expensive unit either. Click above to get current pricing information or see my full review of this model right here.
One of the best low price induction ready pressure cookers is this model made by Prestige. Prestige is well known for making quality entry-level pressure cookers among other things. Even though their models aren’t the best made they sell like crazy because they meet the needs of most people for a bargain price. Many of their cookers are made with aluminum but this induction pressure cooker has an improved disc on the bottom that is steel with a stainless steel body. It’s one of their pricier models but still cheaper than most of their induction-ready competitors. Definitely worth a look if you want to keep your costs lower.
On the other end of the quality and cost spectrum is this awesome pressure cooker from Kuhn Rikon. It’s one of the more expensive models you can buy but you will be using this unit for decades easy. It’s made of a thick stainless steel with aluminum core. Aluminum distributes heat faster and more evenly while steel is more durable and doesn’t react with your food. The safety valve is spring-loaded so it is more effective and much more quiet than traditional models that have a jiggler or wobbler… or even a whistle. This pot is also one of my favorites for induction burners because of the short straight sides allowing heat to transfer from bottom to top easily.
This pressure cooker is available in 3-quart and 5-quart sizes. It’s made from anodized aluminum with a stainless steel sandwich base making it more durable and induction ready. The anodized aluminum body keeps it’s price low and affordable too. Unless you need something bigger in your kitchen then this is a great option to consider.
This T-fal stovetop pressure cooker is 6.3 quarts in size. It’s all stainless steel and although it works on all cooktops, induction included, it also comes with multiple pressure settings meaning it can pressure cook on both low and high. This model also comes with an included steamer basket and stand are included too making your investment on this unit go a long way. It’s one of the lower priced models on this page but it’s got some of the highest reviews from past customers. Click above to see current pricing.
Induction Pressure Canner vs Induction Pressure Cooker
Here is a quick video from Berghoff, maker of the Zeno pressure cooker, that describes a bit about their product’s ability to work on induction cooking surfaces without hot spots.
Can You Use a Pressure Cooker on Induction Stove Surfaces
Pressure cooking on induction cooktop hobs doesn’t have to be a struggle. I understand many pot bottoms are magnetic and should technically work on induction burners but not all of these units work very well on them. The reason being the way they conduct heat throughout the pot bottom and up the sides of the pot.
The best induction stove pressure cooker models will have pot bottoms that are designed to heat up evenly and uniformly regardless of the amount of surface sitting on the burner itself. This is even more important as the size of your pot increases above 10 quarts and enters the pressure canner space. Pressure canners for induction particularly need to have high tech pot bottoms to ensure a stable canning environment exists throughout the cooking process.
I have a full article on the website devoted to this topic. Feel free to check it out: How to use a pressure cooker on an induction cooktop.