If you have looked at either of these cookers, you may be looking for a more efficient pressure cooker (Cost or otherwise). Both of these cookers I think perform their job well enough to be worth their price and I think you will find these could be a potential alternative if you have been looking at other options.
Hopefully, this article will give you a little more knowledge on these cookers and offer a potential alternative you may not have considered so that you can get a better bargain in the future.
I think that if you are going for something fancier, you may want to consider the Fissler Cooker while if you are looking to be more price conscious, you might consider the Perfect Plus.
But let's look at what makes these cookers so different in the first place.
How are the Perfect Plus and the Fissler Vitaquick Different?
How Are The Plus and the Vitaquick Different?
So obviously, as I have stated, the Fissler Vitaquick is the more expensive of the two. However, it does have quite a few things that make up for the price disparity.
The WMF Perfect Plus also has many things that make it worth the buy and being close to half the price of the Vitaquick, most consumers may find it to be the better deal.
So what makes them different?
- The Fissler Vitaquick has an automatic locking mechanism, as well as an audible sound for added assurance, that the Perfect Plus lacks.
- The Fissler Cooker is much more silent than conventional pressure cookers.
- The Perfect Plus has many more size options than the Fissler Vitaquick.
- The Fissler Cooker is completely dishwasher safe.
So these cookers have a few differences. It is worth noting that the Fissler Vitaquick cooker is polished and is much more durable than the WMF Perfect Plus, though the Pro will still last a long time.
So having looked at the main differences, you may be wondering about each cooker individually.
Let's take a look at each of them, starting with the Fissler Vitaquick.
The Fissler Vitaquick: A Fancy, Albeit Expensive, Cooker
- 4.5 quart
- 6 quart
- 8 quart
The price tag definitely sets many consumers off just by looking at it. That’s not to say that it isn’t worth that much. But I personally think if I was going to spend that much on a cooker I would need a lot more than a fancy stovetop cooker.
let me go over some of the features this cooker has;
- An automatic locking lid that stays in place while the cooker is pressurized.
- 18/10 stainless steel material with a mirror shine finish.
- The handle makes an audible sound that triggers a color coded indicator when properly locked, so you can be certain it is properly closed.
- An automatic pressure valve that engages once the handle is sealed.
- Markings for minimum and maximum liquid points inside the pot to prevent under or overfilling.
it is quite advanced for a stovetop pressure cooker.
but it does have an issue; The Stainless steel means that this cooker is extremely heavy. Even more so when it is filled, but this is also a good thing in that you know the pot is not flimsy.
Aside from that there really is nothing wrong with this cooker. Though for me, for the price I would rather buy an electric pressure cooker as it saves electricity and, at this price tag, they usually have a lot more functionality.
Overall, this cooker is fantastic. It isn’t the cheapest, but it definitely isn’t the most expensive one out there.
The WMF Perfect Plus: The More Affordable Option
The WMF Perfect Plus is one of the cheaper models made by WMF. It comes in 5 different sizes to offer an array of options to help fit any consumers needs.
It has many things that make it feel similar to the Perfect Plus, and in many cases, it really is similar.
WMF had similarity in mind when making these products, trying to add small adjustments with each model, both in function and price.
This cooker features many things;
- A removable handle for easy storage.
- The removable handle, as well as the side handle, are flame resistant, making it an ideal choice for anyone using a stove that lets off a lot of flames.
- This cooker comes with an inside measurement scale to help prevent overfilling or underfilling the pot.
- This cooker is also made from 18/10 Stainless Steel, which is a highly durable metal that helps the heat spread evenly throughout the pot. Although, being steel, this pot is quite heavy, especially the larger sizes.
You can't really go wrong with any of their cookers. They are reasonably priced, although they are by no means the cheapest on the market.
Albeit a smaller name, I would definitely consider purchasing this cooker if I was looking for a new one.
The Verdict: Fissler or WMF?
Overall, I think the WMF is going to be the better option for most consumers.
The WMF is a more affordable option and, although it lacks some of the flash that the Fissler Vitaquick has, still has many functions that make it well worth the buy.
Now if you feel like splurging, the Fissler Vitaquick is also a great option, as it has a bunch of flashiness and functions that the WMF lacks. So if you can afford it, I definitely recommend it.
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