The thing is that Fagor makes some of the best selling pressure cookers around. On Amazon they have a very large pool of reviews from past customers and the vast majority of positive.
This is why I felt it necessary to take the time to review all of the Fagor pressure cookers myself. I wanted to know why you might want to buy one over another… I wanted to know which one’s you might want to use for various types of cooking.
Below you’ll see a quick summary of the type of pressure cookers Fagor makes and why they tend to make a good mid-range product – neither high end or low end. Then lower on this page (unless you skip to the reviews here) you’ll see all the Fagor pressure cooker reviews I’ve published on this site with a short summary of each review right here on this page.
- A Quick Summary of the Fagor Stovetop Pressure Cookers
- My Reviews of Fagor Stovetop Pressure Cookers
- Fagor Duo Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker with Steamer Basket (4, 6, 8, & 10-quarts)
- Fagor Splendid Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker (4, 6, & 10-Quart)
- Fagor Innova Pressure Cooker/Canner, Stainless Steel (6, 8, & 10 Quart)
- Fagor Futuro Pressure Cooker (6 & 10-quart)
- Fagor Chef Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker (6, 8, & 10-quart)
- Fagor’s Electric Pressure Cooks Reviews
- The Best Alternatives to Fagor Pressure Cookers
A Quick Summary of the Fagor Stovetop Pressure Cookers
Generally speaking Fagor makes some of the best pressure cookers for your money compared to every other company on the market. Their products are no where close to the cheapest for sale and their are a handful of great brands making pressure cookers twice their price. If you want to balance quality and reliability with your own financial constraints then many of the models listed below will be right up your alley.
My Reviews of Fagor Stovetop Pressure Cookers
before I start reviewing all of the individual Fagor pressure cookers one-by-one I’d like to say that these units are almost all positioned as a mid-range pressure cookers. They are going to give you the best performance of any pressure cooker without increasing your price point significantly. They all are extremely safe to use and they all are work perfectly on all types of cooking surfaces, induction included. Stainless steel construction with a sandwiched base are the norm and ease of use is high among all of Fagor’s line.
Fagor Duo Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker with Steamer Basket (4, 6, 8, & 10-quarts)
In the link above I’ve pointed you in the direction of the 8-quart Fagor Duo with Steamer Basket. This is the size pressure cooker I tend to recommend around here because it is still small enough to store, clean, and use without being to cumbersome but it is also large enough to cook for a whole family. There are of course other sizes available too. This unit is also the Fagor pressure cooker with the best reviews of them all, at least on Amazon.
Lastly I really love that this is one of the cheaper pressure cookers for the stovetop that actually allow you to cook at low pressure and high pressure. Make sure to click above to see current pricing and follow this link to see my full review of the Duo line of pressure cookers.
Fagor Splendid Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker (4, 6, & 10-Quart)
The Splendid pressure cookers from Fagor are their entry level models. They are inexpensive relative to other Fagor units and simple, perfect for the beginner or for the person who doesn’t pressure cook very often. All Splendid units are still built to a higher quality than some of their competitors. They do not even make an aluminum model, all are made with thick, heavy duty 18/10 stainless steel.
If you want a pressure cooker with multiple PSI settings then you’ll have to buy the Fagor Duo previously covered on this page but with the Splendid going all the way up to 10-quarts in size you can even use this for light pressure canning. At this price it’s a bargain.
Fagor Innova Pressure Cooker/Canner, Stainless Steel (6, 8, & 10 Quart)
If you want more out of your pressure cooker than the Splendid the Fagor Innova pressure cooker will satisfy. It’s priced higher but you do get a much better pressure cooker when you bring this home. This cooker is made in Spain and includes multiple pressure settings, high and low. I particularly like the added automatic pressure release and the wide base which gives you a lot of room for searing and browning.
One feature which some brands get right and others don’t is the pressure indicator. The Innova shows you very clearly from across the room when pressure has been fully released and when it hasn’t. Click above for pricing and look for my full review of the Innova to follow shortly.
Fagor Futuro Pressure Cooker (6 & 10-quart)
This model of pressure cooker is slightly less expensive than the newer Innova. It is however very similar across the board. If you want a pressure cooker that’s good for smaller spaces this is a good option. The short stubby handles make cooking and storing easy and the base is not quite as wide as the pot is a touch taller than some other alternatives.
Again, only stainless steel is an option and to make you feel safe Fagor designed this lid with an auto locking mechanism that clicks when locked… so you know the lid is locked in place. You can also use this pressure cooker on low setting to pressure cook your delicate foods. Overall this is a perfect model for people who need to cook larger volumes of food in smaller spaces.
Fagor Chef Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker (6, 8, & 10-quart)
If you are looking for everything in one package then the Fagor Chef pressure cooker is a great choice. This is another high quality stainless steel pot that works on all cooking surfaces, induction included. It comes with all accessories including steamer basket, trivet, and grater. This pressure cooker also comes with a timer and thermostat for complete cooking control of time and temperature.
You don’t have to remember much when using this model. Yes, it costs more than all of their other stovetop pressure cookers but it is still much cheaper than the most expensive units sold by some other competitors like Kuhn Rikon and Fissler.
Fagor’s Electric Pressure Cooks Reviews
This is one of those cool companies that not only manufactures high quality stovetop pressure makers but also electric models as well. In fact their electric pressure cooker reviews are right in line with some of the most prestigious brands in the space. They aren’t quite a bestseller in the electric space but they have been tested and they’ve held up to scrutiny well over the years.
The three models listed below are related and priced in acending order. The base model is a 3-in-1 and is the least expensive. The Premium model is priced a bit higher with the LUX model offering the widest feature set at the highest price.
Fagor Stainless-Steel 3-in-1 6-Quart Multi-Cooker, #670040230
This is the most inexpensive electric pressure cooker Fagor makes. It’s bare bones compared to other fully featured pots but what it does it does well. It operates as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, and slow cooker. It’s super simple to use and only comes in 6-quarts.
Fagor Premium Electric Pressure and Rice Cooker (6 & 8-Quart)
If you are looking for a more advanced multi-cooker but aren’t willing to spend premium pricing then this is Fagor’s mid-range electric pressure cooker. It offers what you would expect in appliance like this but some extra cooking functions are left out to keep pricing down. This model is available in a couple sizes including a standard 6-quart size and larger 8-quart size.
Fagor LUX Multi Cooker, #670041880 (4, 6, & 8-Quart)
If you want the best pressure cooker possible then the Fagor LUX electric pressure cooker is for you. It offers multiple cooking settings (high and low) for both pressure cooking and slow cooking while also adding lots of pre-programmed cooking functions. In addition to giving you all that you would expect from a high end pressure cooker they offer this model in three sizes going as low as 4-quarts! They are also one of the few electric pressure cookers with a built in yogurt program. Pricing is high but no where near the top of the market making this a great buy.
The Best Alternatives to Fagor Pressure Cookers
Considering the price point and level of quality you get with Fagor there are a few brands thatare close competitors that you may want to consider as alternatives. With the electric pressure cookers Instant Pot is a no-brainer to consider if you are looking for an alternative. Also, the Cuisinart brand of pressure cookers are similar.
If you are looking to spend a little less on your stovetop pressure cookers then a good step down without getting to the very bottom would be T-Fal. You can see my reviews of T-Fal pressure cookers here but in short I can say that they are also made from good quality steel and have many high reviews from past customers. There pricing also tends to be lower than Fagor on average.
Of course you can definitely get more pressure cooker if you step up and open you wallet a bit wider too. If your pockets are a bit deeper it’s worth at least looking at Calphalon or the Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers which offer you great value for your money.