This article will be reviewing the Elite Platinum Maxi-Matic EPC-1013.
This product has been mentioned in a couple of articles we have done in the past, you can find those here.
Most of you have probably heard of this cooker, you wouldn’t be here if you hadn’t right? Well although you have heard of it do you really know about it?
Well, let’s take a look and see if you do.
My Review Of The Maxi-Matic EPC-1013 In Summary
Elite Platinum is a fairly popular name on the market. You may have seen some of their products before, here or otherwise.
This cooker is one of the bigger ones, both in size and price… and it can be even more if you choose the turquoise 1013T model.
This cooker has 8 preset functions as well as 24-hour delay timer and several other neat features that most modern pressure cookers nowadays have.
Some people may say the cooker is overpriced for the things it offers but if you are really looking for a quality appliance, you get what you pay for.
This cooker is one of the larger ones on the market, measuring in at 10 quarts.
Overall I think this cooker is well worth buying.
Now let’s look at some of the more intricate details of this cooker and see just what it offers that could be good for the average consumer.
What Features And Benefits Does The EPC-1013 Have?
This cooker as I said comes from Elite Platinum, a fairly popular name in the cooking world.
This cooker like most of their cookers comes with things like a delay timer and keep-warm function.
This cooker boasts a 10-quart capacity with 8 preset functions and an LED countdown display to let you know how long it will be until your food is done.
You can safely pressure cook manually from 0-90 minutes with an adjustable exhaust valve.
A more interesting thing to note, one of this cookers preset functions is a dessert function, to cook things such as cake and other pastries.
This cooker also features some safety features like a self-locking lid that stays locked while the cooker is working.
So you’ve read through what features this cooker has, and it has a self-locking lid. But just how safe is it?
How Safe Is The EPC-1013 Maxi-Matic Cooker?
This cooker doesn’t have too many safety features that make it truly stand out.
The Safety features are as follows;
- A self-locking lid as I mentioned.
- The cooker will automatically resume cooking when the power comes back on in the event of a power failure.
- Automatic pressure cooking, taking out the guesswork of old-fashioned stovetop pressure cooking.
- When the food is done cooking it will let you know that it is done by beeping.
As you can see, not too much in the way of safety features. Regardless, some stuff that was definitely worth noting.
Now let’s take a look at how well it cooks.
How Well Does It Cook?
This might seem a bit foolish of a section but, at least for me, if I buy an appliance, I want it to do its job.
This cooker seems to have a very long lifespan. It has a non-stick coating on the pot to make sure nothing burns. It has 8 functions;
- Potatoes & Yams
- Meat & Chicken
- Fish & Vegetables
- Beans & Grains
- Soup & Stew
For the most part, as long as you put in what is intended to for the selected preset it should cook just fine, but for custom recipes and things of the like, it would be a better idea to use the manual functions and keep an eye on it.
That being said, you can look up cooking recipes and the recommended settings for custom recipes so that you get the perfect meal every time.
Overall, after testing it and reading other people’s experiences, as long as you use it for its intended purpose(what else would you use it for?) and maintain it properly it will cook well and last a long time.
Having Said that, how easy is it to maintain and keep this cooker clean?
Maintenance And Cleanup
This cooker has a non-stick coating and the Material it was made from is designed to be dishwasher safe. So not having to always wash the pot by hand is a plus.
For the outside and electronics portion of the cooker, all you really need to do is wipe it down with a disinfectant wipe from time to time to prevent bacteria growth.
As long as it is cleaned regularly, you shouldn’t have any issues with maintenance or cleanup.
Temperatures And Stats On The EPC-1013
This is just some general stats on the cooker and the way it functions.
This cooker lacks a slow cooking option, but it does have variable pressure settings that can be adjusted by hand.
For the most part, you won’t need to adjust this any unless you are using the manual option.
The temperature and pressure are generally managed by the Automatic settings.
The Dimensions 0f the cooker are as follows;
(W)14.17 x (H)14.17 x (D)15.35 in
Nothing too special, just some statistics.
This cooker doesn’t have very many accessories, just some standard stuff that makes it convenient.
The accessories are as follows;
- Serving scoop
- Scoop holder
- Measuring cup
- Condensation collector
It makes it nice and convenient if you don’t have things like a measuring cup beforehand.
So Should You Buy The Maxi-Matic EPC-1013?
This cooker overall is a very nice cooker with a long lifespan. For the price it is at, there aren’t a lot of cookers that beat it.
I for one, think this cooker is well worth buying, the only thing I would say is if you would rather have some more control over what the cooker does, maybe look for another one.
But personally, I recommend this cooker over most others.