Most of the time when we think of pressure cooking, we think of names like Fagor and Instant Pot, names we are familiar with. We don’t often take a look at some of the smaller names to see if they may be worth supporting, simply because we don’t know them.
Hopefully, after reading this article you will consider some alternatives you may not have before so that you can get a fair bargain later on.
Both of these cookers are worth the buy in my opinion. They offer a lot and don’t charge as much as some other cookers are priced for what they do. It is worth noting, however, that the WMF Perfect Pro is the more expensive of the two.
The Fagor Duo Stovetop Pressure Cooker: A Great Affordable Option
The Fagor Duo pressure cooker is one of the most widely used stovetop pressure cookers. It is a versatile cooker and provides some neat functionality that you won’t get out of a standard pressure cooker.
This cooker has many options on it such as multiple pressure settings and variable sizes. Not to mention the safety mechanism on the lid to keep it locked in place. This is nice because it keeps the lid from accidentally popping off while the cooker is pressurized.
The Low-pressure settings are 8psi while the high pressure is 15psi.
Another thing to note about the Duo cooker is its reliability. This cooker has a ten-year warranty and was voted best buy for stovetop cookers in some of the leading culinary magazines and shows.
This cooker will help with cost effectiveness. They last a very long lasting lifespan and as long as you don’t leave it on the burner they won’t be ruined.
The different sizes;
- 8-quart;family size.
- 10-quart; pressure canning available.
Back to what I mentioned earlier; The Duo has 4 sizes. The 4-quart and the 6-quart are, mostly, made from the same material as the other two cookers. 18/10 stainless steel, the differences is that the 4 and 6-quart have an extra outer aluminum ‘sandwiched’ coating. This helps ensure that these smaller cookers are able to spread out the heat more evenly without burning the food or the pot.
As you can see, this cooker is quite useful and is a nice addition to any household. For most families, the 8-quart model will be a perfect balance. It is large enough to feed a whole family and is still small enough to allow for easy cleaning and storage.
The WMF Perfect Pro Stovetop Pressure Cooker
This cooker is one of the nicer cookers you will find from WMF, it has many convenience features that really make it worth the buy. This coupled with it being made from arguably the most useful kitchen metal out there, really helps make it feel worth what you’re putting in it.
- The Perfect Pro tries to stay true to the basics of pressure cooking while still making sure to add some convenience to really make it worth the price.
Let’s list the pros of this cooker;
- This cooker is made from 18/10 stainless steel. This assures that the pot is durable, easy to clean, and scratch resistant.
- The Perfect Pro is safe for all surfaces -including inductions. Making it a nice choice for any kitchen or restaurant.
- This cooker comes with something many stovetop pressure cookers lack; It has an inside scale that allows you to make accurate measurements so as not to overfill or underfill the pot when preparing a meal.
- The controls for the pressure setting and such are on an all-in-one control knob on the handle, keeping things simple and compact.
- This cooker also features a removable, flame-resistant pot handle and side handle.
So this cooker is without a doubt a very nice cooker and has many things that are nice to have on a cooker.
One thing to note is that it is priced notably high. While it is by no means the most expensive cooker on the market, it is not the cheapest either.
That being said, I still definitely find this cooker worth the buy if you are looking for a stovetop pressure cooker that is comfortable and compact.
The Difference Between The WMF Perfect Pro And The Fagor Duo.
These cookers are both priced considerably less than most cookers you will find on the market. That being said, they are considerably better than many of the more expensive ones.
So how are they different from one another?
- The WMF Perfect Pro is more expensive.
- The Fagor Duo is Dishwasher Safe.
- The Fagor Duo has brand trust because it is the more popular of the two.
- The Functions of each size of the Fagor Duo vary from one another.
- The WMF Perfect Pro uses an all-in-one knob to make controlling it simple.
- The WMF perfect Pro has a removable, flame resistant handle to make it easy to store and safe on all surfaces.
So these two as you can see have some fairly significant differences, for most people, you may look into buying the Fagor Duo because it is somewhat cheaper than the WMF cooker.
However, the WMF does have quite a few things that make it safer and more convenient to use than the Fagor Duo.
To be able to truly determine which is best, let’s look at each of them individually. Let’s Start with the Fagor Duo.
Now Which of these cookers is the best?
The Verdict: Fagor or WMF?
Honestly, it depends on what you are looking for.
The Fagor Duo has different sizes, each style being made differently. Whereas all sizes of the Perfect Pro are made the same.
Both of these cookers are worth buying in my opinion. Buy the WMF cooker if you are looking to take a chance.
These cookers are both unique in their own right, but to me, the WMF cooker has more functionality than the Fagor Duo.