Tips for Choosing a Pressure Cooker

A pressure cooker is a cooking tool that uses pressure to raise temperatures and ripen food faster. Cooking time is much shorter, saving energy, heating can be more evenly distributed, and nutrients in food are more awake. Because of its superiority, a pressure cooker is one of the must-have cooking utensils in the kitchen. At present, various brands have also launched pressure cooker products. In this article, we will provide a review of how to choose a commercial pressure cooker.

Choose the type with weighted or spring pressure regulator
The function of the pressure regulator in the pressure cooker is to regulate and maintain pressure in the pan. Based on its pressure regulator, there are 2 types of pressure cookers, namely pressure cookers with weight or spring type valves.

A weight type valve that makes it easy to use
The way a pressure regulator works is by measuring the pressure in the pan. Steam pressure that starts to rise will lift the valve slowly. To control the pressure inside the pressure cooker, the valve will vibrate and emit steam to reduce the pressure. That’s when the valve will also make a loud whirring sound. This loud noise is a favorable characteristic of a pressure cooker with a weighted pressure regulator.

This type of pressure cooker is suitable for those of you who have no experience in using a pressure cooker. This loud sound can be a good indicator where the valve is open to reduce excess pressure. That’s when you need to reduce the heat so that the excess pressure in the pan drops. This way, you can also know the cooking process and control its safety. In addition, if you are a busy type and need multitasking, this type is the right choice. You don’t need to be in the kitchen all the time to check the pressure cooker. Just wait for the sound of his whir.

  Product Details   Price
  Hawkins HC15 Contura 1.5-Liter Pressure Cooker -Stylish and efficient
-It is designed with a unique body that has rounded sides for easier stirring, better visibility and easy removal of food
-The flat base measures 130 mm in diameter and 325 mm in thickness
-The handles provide perfect grip while holding it
-Does not corrode or react with food, stays looking new for years
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  Hawkins D40 Pressure cooker -This is a stainless steel 10.0 liter pressure cooker with a whistling pressure cooker
-Gleaming stainless steel body ensures long-lasting beauty and easy cleaning
-Cooks 3 to 10 times faster than ordinary methods
-Pressure locked safety lid; pressure-steamed vegetables retain their flavors, nutrients and colors
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  HAWKIN Classic CL3T 3-Liter New Improved Aluminum Pressure Cooker -Hawkins Classic 3 Liter Pressure Cooker with Easy to quarter turn is enough Open & Close
-Made from commercially pure, virgin aluminum; Mirror polished; interior and base matt finish
-Features a ‘goof-proof’ lid that seals from the inside like a jetliner door, ensuring greater safety
-Inside fitting lid opens only when pressure falls Stay cool handles
Pressure is regulated automatically to optimum levels for speed cooking; Shielded Safety valve, Long lasting gasket
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  • This is a stainless steel 10.0 liter pressure cooker
  • Gleaming stainless steel body ensures long-lasting beauty
  • Cooks 3 to 10 times faster
  • Pressure locked safety lid
  • New improved projection welded handle bracket


  • Nothing to gripe about it


Spring valves are more flexible for various recipes
The use of a spring-type valve makes it easy to control the pressure on the pressure cooker so that it can be used to cook a variety of recipes. Perfect for use by chefs at restaurants or for those of you who like to try a variety of recipes. Unlike the weight type, this type of pressure cooker does not cause noise so you do not have to worry about your child or baby being afraid and disturbed. Usually, this type of pressure cooker is equipped with an indicator button that will be lifted along with the rising pressure.

Even so, this spring type pressure cooker does not make a sound so it will be more difficult to check the cooking process. You need to keep an eye on the indicator button at all times. This also causes this pressure cooker to be less friendly to you for the first time using a pressure cooker or you who are accustomed to multitasking.