The Elite Platinum VS The Power Pressure Cooker XL

Elite Platinum VS Power Pressure Cooker XL

When it comes to choosing the perfect pressure cooker, I always am on the lookout for the best deal available. I need the right thing in exchange for my hard earned money. It is so simple and so hard at the same time. While the deals are so alluring that you can never go wrong, less caution equals mistake.

In this article, we are going to compare the Elite Platinum and the Power Pressure Cooker XL. Both of them are really famous brands and you must have heard of them if you are here reading about them. However, it is easy to get confused if it comes to selecting between them. We hope that you will be able to make a choice by the time you are finished with this article.

What are the main features of the Elite Platinum Series of Electronic Pressure Cookers?

Elite Platinum EPC-1013Well, the Elite Platinum Series of electric pressure cookers has several models in it. While all of them have some minor differences which makes it all the more important to research carefully before choosing one for your home, there are several things which all of them have in common, which, at the same time, sets the whole series apart from almost all other electronic pressure cookers in the market.

These major similarities are:

  1. All Elite Platinum Pressure cookers are certified to be completely safe. All of them have excellent safety measures.
  2. The Elite Platinum Pressure cookers are most certainly price friendly, while they may not be cheapest in the market, they surely are priced sensibly judging by their features and quality. If you are looking for cheap models, there are a few other models as well which you might want to compare to the Elite Platinum before reaching a conclusion such as the Cuisinart CPC-600, the Fagor products (click here for the differences between Fagor LUX and Fagor Premium, two equally affordable series of Fagor) and T-fal CY505E.

However, there are quite a few models out there which go under the family name of Elite Platinum, let us look at their prime specifications individually:

 1. Elite Platinum EPC-808

  • 13 preset functions.
  • Volume of 8 quarts.
  • Stainless steel body.
  • A wattage of 1000.

2. Elite Platinum EPC-1013

  • 8 functions.
  • A huge volume of 10 quarts, this is one of the rarer size options.
  • Manual cook and timer delay.
  • A wattage of 1400.
  • Made in two layers to ensure safety.
  • 12 hour warming setting.

3. Elite Platinum EPC-813

  • 9 preset functions to choose from.
  • Volume of 8 quarts.
  • Very high safety features.
  • Wattage of 1200.
  • Aluminum body.
  • A function that continues the process going on in case of a brief power failure.

4. Elite Platinum EPC-678

  • 11 preset functions.
  • Volume of 6 quarts.
  • The Slow cook feature is present.
  • Wattage of 1000.

5. Elite Platinum EPC-607

  • 6 preset functions.
  • Volume of 6 quarts.
  • Wattage of 1200.

6. Elite Platinum EPC-414

  • 9 preset functions.
  • Volume of 4 quarts.
  • Wattage of 800.

7. Elite Platinum EPC-55

  • 5 preset functions.
  • Volume of 5.5 quarts.
  • Wattage of 1000.

Let us now look at the main features of the Power Pressure Cooker XL

Power Pressure Cooker XLThe Power Pressure Cooker XL is a series of four pressure cookers. These pressure cookers are well known in the market and all of them have a high selling volume because of the things that they offer.

The perfect specifications of each of them are as follows:

1. The Power Pressure Cooker XL 6 quart

The main features that the Power Pressure Cooker XL 6 quart provides are:

  • A volume of 6 quarts.
  • A wattage of 1000.

2. The Power Pressure Cooker XL 8 quart

  • A volume of 8 quarts.
  • A wattage of 1300.

3. The Power Pressure Cooker XL 8 quart deluxe

  • A volume of 8 quarts.
  • A wattage of 1300 as well.
  • The main feature that makes this model special is the famous flavor infusion technology which we mentioned in the differences between the Power Pressure Cooker Xl and the Aicok Electronic Pressure Cooker.

4. The Power Pressure Cooker XL 10 quart

  • This one is one of those rare extra-large sized pressure cookers which boast of a volume of 10 quarts.
  • The wattage of this pressure cooker is 1600.

[Please note that several sellers claim that the Power Pressure Cooker XL is one of those that can easily be used for canning foods. However, we really advice against that because the USDA has always been against that.

If you are looking to can food, it is always the best and safest option to stick to the stove-top caners. Those aren’t too expensive and are always effective as well as certified safe. Why would you risk your health (and life, frankly) to save a few bucks when you are spending so much to get an electronic pressure cooker anyway?]

The main differences between these two line of products

These two lines of products, while both are equally attractive, have certain differences among them. These might be summed up in the following points:

  • The Power Pressure Cooker XL has 4 models while the Elite Platinum has 7 models.
  • The Power Pressure Cooker XL offers you volumes of 6, 8 and 10 quarts while the Elite Platinum offers you volumes of 4, 5.5, 6, 8 and 10 quarts.
  • Based on your model, the Elite Platinum might offer you features such as automatic continuation after a brief power failure, a feature which is missing in the entire Power Pressure Cooker XL series.
  • However, on the other hand, Power Pressure Cooker has some specialties which the Elite Platinum cannot offer you such as the Flavor Infusion Technology. [This is often compared to the yogurt making function of the Instant Pot but it is mention-worthy here that the Flavor Infusion Technology is provided only by Power Pressure Cooker XL while the yogurt maker is also present in some models other than instant pot such as the Fagor LUX)
  • Elite Platinum is more expensive than the Power Pressure Cooker XL.

Which one should I choose, then?

Well, the perfect electric pressure for you is entirely dependent on your specific needs. However, let us look at some potential buyer perspectives and the probable choices there. Hope we can help you select the right one for you.

  • If you are looking for a small volume, you might look a the 4 and 5.5 quart models of the Elite Platinum. If you are looking for even smaller volumes, you might want to look at the Instant Pot and the 2 quart model of Cosori (click here for the differences between the Cosori and the Instant Pot)
  • If you live in a place like me where few-minute power-outs are more than often, you should clearly go for the Elite Platinum so that it does not disturb your cooking too much. Otherwise you would have to keep sitting in front of it all day anyway!
  • If you are looking forward to cooking specially flavored dishes, then you should head straight for the Power Pressure Cooker XL which has the Flavor Infusion Technology.
  • If you are looking from an economic perspective, the Power Pressure Cooker XL is the preferable choice as it is cheaper than the Elite Platinum. However, if you are looking for even cheaper models, do not fail to consider the Cuisinart CPC-600 and the Fagor LUX (click here for the differences between the Cuisinart CPC-600 and the Fagor LUX).

 

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