Isn’t it super annoying to think of cooking a couple servings of rice in a big 8 quart pressure cooker? Seems like a waste of heat and energy.
If you have a small kitchen you may not even have to space to store the bigger standard sized pressure cookers.
I’ve got your back. Although I own a larger electric pressure cooker I also love these tiny pressure cookers. They make it really easy to cook a more complex meal quickly.
Read on to see the list or click here to see the list of 3-quart pressure cookers which are better units.
Here are my Top Choices for Two Quart Pressure Cookers
Quite honestly this listed isn’t pruned very much for quality because there just isn’t a ton of options available to people like you and me. I have however left a few small pressure cookers out of this list that had reviews that were notably worse than the others.
The Prestige Deluxe Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, 2 Liters
This pressure cooker from Prestige is the smallest in their lineup. This unit comes in sizes ranging from 2 liters up to 10. With it made from stainless steel it should hold up well over time.
Prestige Popular Aluminium Pressure Cooker, 2 Liters
Here’s another option from Prestige. It’s the same size but styled a bit different. The most notable thing about this option is that it’s much cheaper than the stainless steel version listed above. The quality might be a bit lower but it’s almost an impulse buy at this price.
The Hawkins Classic Aluminum 2.0 Litre Pressure Cooker
This is my personal favorite of the bunch on this page. It’s another small aluminum pressure cooker much like the Prestige model listed above. It’s price is similar but the quality just seems higher.
Hawkins Stainless Steel 2.0 Litre Pressure Cooker
Hawkins has their small stainless steel pressure cookers too. This is my favorite. It’s very sturdy and heavy for it’s size. They do have cheaper stainless pressure cookers in this size too but I think this is the best in their line because it is designed to work on all types of stovetops including induction, gas, and electric.
In addition to the above listed models there are a few other 2 liter pressure cookers (the same size as 2 quart) that may be worth looking at for price comparisons if nothing else. Here they are:
Prestige Deluxe Stainless Steel Baby Handi Pressure Cooker, 2-LiterHawkins HC20 Contura 2-Liter Pressure Cooker, Small, SilverFutura by Hawkins Hard Anodized 2.0 Litre Pressure Cooker from HawkinsVinod V-2L Stainless Steel Sandwich Bottom Pressure Cooker, 2-LiterHawkins Hevibase IH20 2-Litre Induction Pressure Cooker, Small, Silver
As you can plainly see the models listed above are all stove top pressure cookers. I know some people are looking for 2 quart electric pressure cookers but as far as I know there aren’t any made this small.
The smallest electric pressure cooker I know of is the Gowise USA 6-in-1 Electric Stainless-steel Pressure Cooker/slow Cooker 3 QT. It’s pretty small for an electric and the reviews are fair. I’ve never used it before so I can’t vouch for it but if you want the smallest electric pressure cooker possible this is your best bet.
What Would you Use a Two Quart Pressure Cooker For?
I’ve already provided a few examples of how I would use my smallest pressure cooker. Most frequently I use it for rice or small batches of beans.
Lots of people use them for making baby food and some people even bring them camping. I’ve never used a small pressure cooker for camping but you certainly could use it just like a cast iron dutch oven.
Back in my days as a single guy I could easily see myself using one of these little pots to cook for for one or two people. I never did that but it’s a solid way to use them for sure.
These days I make small side dishes in these little guys but if I were to make a full meal for a small family I might be more likely to use one of these 4-quart pressure cookers. They are still small but big enough to cook full meals for small families.
In case you are interested see this post listing the smallest pressure canners.