Fagor Duo Stainless-Steel 4-Quart Pressure Cooker
Easy, safe, healthy and time-saving, the pressure cooker is a busy cook's best friend. This cooker allows you to select from two pressure settings without changing valves and it has a visual indicator on the handle to tell you when all pressure has been released. You can cook everyday recipes in 1/3 less time while retaining important water soluble vitamins and minerals. Want some examples? Okay, how about a cup of dried black beans ready in about 15 minutes, or an entire 3 lb. chicken ready in about the same? Risotto, done in 7 minutes or a 2 lb. lobster, cooked in 3?
- Made of high quality 18/10 stainless steel, can be use on all heat sources- gas, electric, ceramic and induction
- Spring type mechanism in dial format can be maneuvered from one setting to the next without changing valves
- Sleek black handles are ergonomically designed to make for easier handling
- Automatic pressure release position, visual pressure indicator and safety locking handle prevents opening under pressure
- Comes with instruction manual and recipe book
Beginning in the 1930s, two generations of busy cooks employed pressure cookers to prepare family meals. The next generation, freighted with memories of valves dancing and hissing on stovetops, then snubbed pressure cookers. News flash--pressure cookers have come back, those old valves replaced by modern versions that ensure safety while delivering the speed, ease, and nutritional benefits of pressure cooking.
This heavyweight, stainless-steel beauty is a fine example of contemporary engineering and style. Its mirror finish gleams, and its black handles, including a loop handle for two-handed lifting, stay cool. Pressure cooking traps steam to heat foods at temperatures higher than boiling. This cooker has an aluminum disk sandwiched by stainless steel in its base to speed the process even more through fast heat conductivity. It's safe on electric, gas, ceramic, and induction stovetops. Little water is required, so nutrients, flavor, and color are not boiled away. Vegetables emerge vibrantly colored from the steamer basket insert. Stews, soups, beans--even meat loaf, pork chops, and desserts like bread pudding--come out tasty and nutritious. (Recipes included.) Meats can be browned in the pot before the lid is locked on, and the pot can be used without the lid. The operating valve offers high and low pressure settings for cooking foods at ideal speeds.
Safety measures abound. The lid twists onto the pot, with a rubber gasket ensuring a tight seal. A lock secures lid to pot. A vent releases steam if pressure builds too high, as does a valve that also locks the lid when any pressure whatsoever is inside the cooker. Another device indicates pressure and gently releases steam during cooking.
Cleanup is a bit complicated. Hand wash pot, gasket, and lid with a mild detergent. Lightly oil the gasket. Remove and clean the operative valve. This minor cleaning inconvenience, however, should not overshadow the major convenience of pressure cooking. --Fred Brack
From the Manufacturer
Fagor is Green:
Fagor's mission is to use resources efficiently to preserve the environment and save energy, developing highly efficient products that consume less and save money; contributing to a healthy planet for us and our future generations. From a social perspective, Fagor's environmental policy strategy offers advantages to both workers and consumers. It provides workers with environmentally-appropriate working conditions, which, among other benefits, minimizes and eliminates the handling of hazardous materials, while for consumers, the end-users of Fagor's products and services, it allows for efficient use of the appliances, which reduces energy and water consumption.
Fagor has manufacturing systems established to minimize environmental impact on soil, water, energy, and air during the production process. There is also proper waste management and recycling procedures in place after the manufacturing process is completed.
In addition to numerous European product certifications and environmental stewardship awards, Fagor is also notably a participant in the Energy Star program in the USA, a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department Of Energy. Products that bear the energy star label allow consumers to recognize such products that have been manufactured to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Available at Amazon : Check Price Now!
- Fagor 9-inch Glass Lid
- Fagor 9-inch Silicon Gasket
- Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure
- Fagor 8-Quart Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker with Steamer Basket
- Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes