So today we have another single product vs a line. We have the Secura Electric Pressure Cooker and the Instant Pot Lineup.
As is usual with these articles, it can be difficult to get across what cooker is the best, but you can always rely on us here at corrie cooks to give you concise and to the point comparisons.
In this article, we will be comparing the cookers in the Instant Pot lineup to the Secura Pressure Cooker and what differences there are between them. Articles like these are intended to give you a better perspective on some smaller names that may be possible alternatives to buying a more popular cooker.
Hopefully, after reading this article you will put a good bit of thought as to what you want from an appliance as well as what is and isn’t worth spending money on.
The Instant Pot cookers vary widely in their function and look, so it is worth noting, one or two of the will outdo the others by far.
With that said, the most high-end cooker in this article is the Instant Pot Ip-Smart. This cooker will be on of the most expensive and the most advanced.
Now let’s take a look at some of the more obvious differences between these cookers and what you need to know about them.
- The Main Differences Between the Secura Cooker and the Instant Pot Cookers.
- The Instant Pot Series
- The Secura Pressure Cooker, Entry-Level At Its Finest
- Which Cooker Has The Best Value? what cooker should you choose?
The Main Differences Between the Secura Cooker and the Instant Pot Cookers.
The Instant Pot Pressure Cookers, as well as Instant Pot itself, are among the best-known brands on the market.
There are a lot of reviews out there on Instant Pot Products, and you can find some of those reviews here. We haven’t covered the Secura cooker before however so this will be a first.
So just what are the differences between these cookers?
- Secura is a lesser known name on the market so you are less likely to find reviews on it as frequently as you might the Instant Pot Cookers.
- Instant Pot has a wide range of cookers to choose from and many affordability friendly options, while Secura only manufactures the single pressure cooker.
- The Secura cooker is a more entry-level cooker and is much cheaper than the Instant Pot options.
In short, the Secura cooker is designed as an electric pressure cooker for someone just switching over from stovetop pressure cooking, that is looking to keep from spending $100 or more on something to try it out.
That being said, the Secura is close enough to more expensive cookers that it offers that pricey feel without the cost-sink.
So now, let’s take a look at these cookers individually and see just what they all have to offer.
The Instant Pot Series
So the Instant Pot without a doubt is one of the leading producers of electric pressure cooking on the entire market. They have a wide variety of cookers to choose from that make affordability and choice a commonplace in their line.
Here is a brief list of their products:
1. The Instant Pot Smart
A Bluetooth compliant multifunctional electric pressure cooker that makes cooking at home simple and easy, you just put in the ingredients and the rest you can do by phone. Possibly one of the most advanced products on the market as it has its own iOS app.
2. The Instant Pot DUO Series
Their most popular line, the Instant Pot DUO series has 3 different pot sizes. It, as well as the Instant Pot Smart, has the ability to cook yogurt. The Instant Pot DUO series cooks fast and safe and keeps the food warm for long after it has finished so that it is ready to serve when you are.
3. The Instant Pot Lux
These cookers are great value for their pricing, lacking very few features that the Instant Pot DUO series possesses. One of the most important features that it lacks is the ability to cook yogurt. While it is still a great cooker, it lacks many things the DUO has, such as dual pressure settings for its pressure cooking mode.
4. The Instant Pot CSG
This is their less popular and older models of cookers. It has less functionality as the previous models mentioned and while still a good cooker, lacks many things that the newer models make up for. It has a maximum 60 minute cook time, the keep-warm function only goes up to 8 hours and only has a few preset modes when compared to the other models.
There are multiple different sizes and models in each series, you can find those in the earlier mentioned comparison section.
The Secura Pressure Cooker, Entry-Level At Its Finest
Their products have received a lot of praise for being very reliable and long-lasting. So just a quick overview.
The Secura Pressure Cooker is a 6-in-1 Electric Pressure featuring many safety features such as cool touch handles and small inner computers to monitor temperature and time for you to make the cooking simple and safe. Along with this, it features several convenience options such as a delay timer that goes up to 24-hours and an automatic keep-warm function so that cooked food is ready to serve when you are.
Let’s go over the pros and cons of this cooker briefly;
- Simple, entry-level cooking.
- Similar design to more expensive cookers.
- Several safety features and convenience options otherwise not found in entry cookers.
- Sleek simple design.
And now for the drawbacks.
- Although it is similar in some ways to more expensive cookers, this cooker lacks very many preset options.
- Cannot cook yogurt, something that many of the Instant Pot Cookers can do.
- A smaller name so reliability is somewhat of an unknown.
Not too many drawbacks for this cooker that really raises concern. If you are willing to take the chance on a smaller name in the market this cooker is definitely worth trying out and we think you will be satisfied with your choice.
Which Cooker Has The Best Value? what cooker should you choose?
While Instant Pot is a bigger name and thus more reliable, their cookers lack any entry-level options. The Secura Cooker, however, is inexpensive and simple to use, yet still, gives the feel of buying a more expensive cooker.
Honestly, Buying the Secura Cooker, for the most part, would be the better option. Entry-level or not, the Secura Cooker is on par with most of the more expensive cookers in this article.