We have the Fagor Electric Pressure Cooker and the Aicok Electric Pressure Cooker. The Fagor cooker being compared today is the more expensive of the two.
Both of these cookers are great and are priced fairly reasonably for their functionality.
This article will be highlighting many of the differences between these two cookers as well as some of the pros and cons of each. Fagor is most probably the more popular name out of these two cookers, but deciding which this time around may be difficult.
Both of these cookers have been covered quite a few times in the past here on our website, so if you would like to see some other comparisons of one of these cookers then that is the place to look.
So without any further delay let’s take a look at the more prominent differences between these two cookers as well as some drawbacks of each.
The Main Differences Between the Aicok Electric Pressure Cooker and the Fagor Electric Pressure Cooker
Both of these cookers are fairly entry-level cookers and each is a great value for being so.
But just what sets them apart? Why should you buy one over the other?
- The Aicok Electric Cooker has 7 built-in functions while the Fagor only has 3.
- The Aicok has a 24 hour Delay timer while the Fagor only has 6.
- The Fagor Cooker has a Self-locking lid that stays locked while the cooker is pressurized for safety.
- The Fagor has no keep-warm function, whereas the Aicok does and it is automatic.
- The Fagor is simple.
From these differences, at least on the surface, the Aicok would seem like the obvious choice in terms of function. However, this is not entirely the case.
Fagor is a better-known name and has brand trust, the Fagor cooker is likely to last longer than the Aicok cooker. The Aicok however, is cheaper and has a lot of built-in functions compared to the Fagor so it is a toss between brand loyalty and functionality.
That being said, let’s take a look at each of these products individually and see just what it is that makes each of these cookers worth buying.
The Fagor 3-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
If you go shopping for cooking supplies often, odds are you’ve seen their name frequently and probably have a few of their appliances in your home.
The Fagor Electric Pressure cooker is one of their cheaper models of the pressure cooker and is one of their earliest cookers, being the “predecessor” to their Fagor LUX lineup.
If you’re looking for a cooker you can trust to function for a long timer and don’t want to spend a lot of money this cooker is the way to go.
But just what aside from the name makes this cooker so trustworthy? Why is it that you should even consider buying this cooker?
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this cooker;
- Has a safety locking lid to keep pressure from getting out of the pot while food is cooking.
- Safety-cool handles allow you to take the lid and pot off the cooker at any time while not having to worry about getting burnt.
- A 6-hour delay timer.
- a 6-quart pot inside that is dishwasher safe so you don’t need to wash it by hand all the time.
- This cooker also features two independent pressure control valves as well as anti-overheating protection for that extra added security.
- A simplistic design makes use simple and time-saving.
But there are some drawbacks that come with purchasing this cooker as compared to the Aicok cooker
- The delay timer only goes up to 6 as compared to the Aicok’s 24.
- This cooker lacks any sort of keep-warm function.
- only 3 presets, while the Aicok cooker has 7.
So doesn’t sound too bad right? it still has a lot of good things and only a few bad things.
This cooker is very reliable and you can count on it to work for a long time so it is definitely worth the buy.
Aicok Electric Pressure Cooker, Fanciness On A Budget
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.
Obviously, there are more drawbacks to this cooker but when compared to the Fagor cooker we are comparing it to today, those cons are negligible.
So Which Is The Best?
For the most part, if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the more expensive cookers on the market, the Aicok Pressure cooker is definitely a good way to go.
The Fagor cooker is a good cooker as well but is more designed for someone just moving off of non-electric pressure cookers and who are not looking for anything extravagant.
All in all, in terms of versatility, the Aicok cooker wins this comparison.