Fagor Duo 5-Piece Pressure Cooker Set : Listed as Best Pressure Cooker by Cook's Illustrated magazine in 2005, this durable stainless-steel set with aluminum-encapsulated base can reduce cooking time up to 70% and help you create healthier meals. Meats, chicken, veggies, soups and more cook to perfection in minutes, thanks to the airless internal environment. Two independent overpressure release valves ensure no excess pressure buildup and an exclusive triple-valve safety system with handle lock prevents opening before all the pressure is released. Set includes 8-quart pot, 4-quart pot, pressure-cooker lid and tempered glass lid that fit both pots, and a pasta/steamer basket with support trivet. NOTE: Induction unit is not included in this set. Product Features Model: 918013142 Durable 18/10 stainless-steel construction with black handles Aluminum-encapsulated base on pots for even heat distribution Exclusive triple-valve safety system with safety lock on handle to prevent opening before all pressure is released Two independent overpressure release valves ensure for no excess pressure buildup Two pressure settings: low or high Visual pressure indicator Includes: 8-quart pot, 4-quart pot, stainless-steel steamer basket and trivet, tempered glass lid, stainless steel lid and instruction/recipe book Compatible with gas, electric, ceramic and induction cook tops 10-year warranty Made in China
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
I just received the Duo Combi and I think that this a not only the best pressure cooker I have ever had, but the fact that you get the two pots is a really great value. Don't be mislead - the four quart looks small, but I cooked a 2.5 pot roast in it. I was accustomed to older models of pressure cookers and while I have never had an "explosion", my mother did and when it blew, we had food on the walls, the ceiling and floors. The important thing is to take care of the gasket and follow the directions on the care of the pressure cooker. You can do a lot with a pressure cooker and save a lot of time and best of all, you don't lose all of the nutrients. I learned how to cook using a pressure cooker at 8 years old. I have one recipe for Swedish Pot Roast which was a family tradition from the time I was a child. This recipe cannot be made any other way, despite the fact that some people have tried to cook it in a slow cooker. At 64, pressure cooking is my preferred method of cooking. I live in the North East and love fresh vegetables when in season and go to an organic farm and the pressure cooker allows me to blanch the vegetables and then freeze them and I have fresh vegetables all winter. Great for making tomatoe sauce too!
My only advice is to buy extra gaskets directly from Fagor and if you want to get a second pressure cooker lid for the other pot, you can order it from the manufacturer as well. Just go to their website.