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Best Stove Top Pressure Cookers

Best Stove Top Pressure Cookers

With the vise grip of the beer bug is loosening, more and more people are either going back to work or concluding remote business practices. We’ve gotten used to the time covid 19 has to plan and cook dinner. But now, we got to be more strategic with how we plan for dinner. Or not! In this post, I’m going to put you all on to some of the best stovetop pressure cooker recipes. With this list, you’ll be able to avert more of your focus to your side hustle… or your video games. These recipes won’t be super specific, as I invite you to subtract and add things you dislike and like respectively. Also, being constrained to only the things I suggest would be boring. I want you guys to be creative and make these suggestions as extravagant (or as lazy) as possible.

As well as some pressure cooker recipes, I’ll add some stovetop pressure cookers you can buy, of course, by Amazon. If you didn’t already know, I like to conduct my searches by a certain set of criteria, which are: Price, user ratings and reviews, popularity, uniqueness, and practical use. So not only are you getting some of the best stove Top Pressure Cookers on Amazon, but I’m giving you some recipes to throw down with once you’ve got them. How often do you get double the value with one read? Drop your thanks in the comments section! (along with your favorite recipes.)

A pressure cooker is a must for tough meats and other foods that take a mid to a long time to cook, like raw beans and peas, rice dishes, root vegetables, and more. Each stovetop pressure cooker is going to be a little different from the others, and some are going to have your dishes done faster than the others, so always keep an eye on your food. If you need to get your hands on one, keep reading, I’ll steer you in the right direction. If you have one already, let’s start cooking.

Recipe #1: Goat Curry

A West Indian Classic. Goat is a really tough meat and can take forever to cook. This is where a pressure cooker shines. For the marinade, you’ll need:

• 1 onion, blended or grated

• 3 cloves of garlic, blended or grated (or more if you like)

• 1 in Ginger, blended or grated

• Turmeric to taste

• Chili powder to taste

• Ground Coriander to taste

• Ground Cumin to taste (plus points is bought whole, then toasted!)

• Ground Cardamom to taste

• 3 lbs of Goat, cleaned and cut into 1 in pieces

• Salt and pepper to taste

• 1 cup of coconut milk or yogurt

• Vegetables of choice

• Small bunch of Cilantro or Curry leaves, chopped for garnish

There are a couple of ways this can be done. If you have a bit of time, you can cook down and caramelize the onions, garlic, and ginger, add your spices, then add the goat, cover with water then add the pressure. Or, you can combine everything together, add water and pressure. Again, the duration can vary, but you’ll need to pressure the meat for at least 30 minutes. When the goat is 75% to 80% cooked, release the pressure, add your veggies, and continue to cook on a medium fire. When everything is done, finish with your coconut milk or yogurt (this step can be skipped entirely) and heat the whole thing through. Garnish with Cilantro or Curry leaves, and you’re done! Serve along white rice, or your flatbread of choice (Naan, Roti, Paratha… take your pick.) Now on to our first pressure cooker.

1. Zavor DUO 10 Quart Multi-Setting Pressure Cooker & Canner with Recipe Book and Steamer Basket - 3 1Qt Jar Canning Capacity, Polished Stainless Steel (ZCWDU04)

This pressure cooker comes simply by itself and a steamer basket, for veggies and root vegetables, as well as a canner, for those who like to fruit preserves. Other components like a canning rack, come separately. The pot itself is constructed with 18/10 (Percentage of Chromium and Nickel respectively) Stainless Steel.

Zavor DUO 10 Quart Multi-Setting Pressure Cooker

Product Specifications:


Color Stainless Steel

Material Stainless steel

Capacity 10 Quarts

Item Dimensions 17.7 x 10.7 x 10.4 inch

Item Weight 10.1 Pounds

Operation Mode Automatic


Manufacturer Market Solutions

Group, Inc.


  • High-quality pot, due to 18/10 Chromium and Nickel composition

  • Has enough space to pressure cook a large quantity of food, as well as can food, should you buy the corresponding components


  • If all you need is a decent pressure cooker, you may be able to find one for a cheaper price

  • Advertised as a Pressure Cooker/Canner, yet canning equipment not included


This is just the start. You’re getting a great deal this post. We’ll be walking through a couple more pressure cookers because I’m committed to showing you the wonders of Stove Top Pressure Cooking. Here’s another serving.

2. Presto 01370 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

The Presto 8- Quart Pressure cooker is a volume monster. Its large size accommodates a large amount of food being cooked at one time, which is great for parties and barbeques, and would be great for people who meal prep once a week. This Pressure Cooker comes with a steaming basket as well, to further facilitate large group meals. Aside from the Cooker and Steamer, a 64-page instruction and recipe book.

Presto 01370 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

Product Specifications:

Brand Presto

Material 18/10 Steel

Color Silver

Capacity 7.6 Liters

Item Dimensions 17.4 x 11 x 10.5 inch

Item Weight 8.85 pounds



  • Very Large, making it great for large groups and quantity

  • Great quality Pot – 18/10 Stainless Steel

  • Low Price Tag at $60


  • Lacks the versatility and functions that other Pressure cookers may have.

The Presto Stainless Steel brand of Pressure Cookers may lack the fancy functions that other pressure cookers may have, but make up for it with the sizes this line of Pressure Cookers offers. Its use is simple and easy to identify, so it’s up to you to know why you would need this Pressure Cooker. Let’s take a quick break with another delicious recipe from yours truly.


This next recipe is great for the barbeque lovers out there that don’t always want to fire up the grill. This Pressure-Cooked Pulled Pork recipe will go excellently with coleslaw and on a nicely toasted brioche bun. After I show you how to do it, get crazy with it! Add the things you like and take out the things you don’t… It’s your world.

Pressure-Cooked Pulled Pork

  • 7 lbs Boston Butt, cleaned and cut into large pieces

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Smoked Paprika to taste

  • Garlic powder to taste

  • Onion powder to taste

  • Cayenne pepper to taste

  • Ground cumin to taste

Using a bit of a neutral oil as a binder, lather this spice rub all over your pieces of pork. (Mustard can be used as a binder too). I HIGHLY suggest browning your pork before putting it in your pressure cooker. The Maillard Reaction always takes the meat to another level of flavor. Take a pan lined with foil and put into a preheated oven of about 375F to 425F and roast your pork until nice and browned, maybe 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your pork at this stage, as the sugar in the rub can and will burn while it’s roasting. After you’ve browned your meat, place your pork in your stovetop pressure cooker and add water until the pork is just covered. Then set it and forget it. Pork is one of those meats that’s difficult to overcook due to its fat content. Plus, this is supposed to break down to the point that it can be torn up with a fork. So, only start to check around 45 minutes to an hour of cooking. After it is done, don’t forget to reduce the braising juices to make a lovely jus. Pile high on toasted bread of your choice, and comment on this post, to thank me. Now, let’s look at another pressure cooker.

3. Buffalo QCP412 12-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker [Classic series]

The Buffalo 12 Quart Pressure Cooker offers no extra items or components but advertises itself as a high-quality product. This product boasts a kind of material called “Buffalo Clad”, which conducts thermal energy better than that of Stainless Steel. Also, this Stove Top Pressure Cooker comes with 6 different safety and pressure valves, ensuring the safe release of pressure and safe cooking.

Buffalo QCP412 12-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker [Classic series]

Product Specifications:

Brand Buffalo

Material Stainless steel

Color Stainless Steel

Capacity 11.36 Liters

Item Dimensions 15 x 9 x 12 inch

Item Weight 11 Pounds

Operation Mode Manual



  • Can come in many different sizes, 8,12,15,21,32 and 37 qt pots.

  • Buffalo Clad Stainless Steel, great heat conductor

  • Can be used on Gas, Electric, or Induction stove

  • Good for canning


  • High Price point, can likely find a Pressure Cooker for cheaper. Can be as expensive as $700.

Amazing versatility and utility is the calling card of the Buffalo brand of Pressure Cookers. If you know that you’ll be using Pressure Cookers more often. Perhaps it's best to invest in this brand. Next up, another premium pressure cooker.


4. Fissler vitavit premium Pressure Cooker, 8.5 Quart, Silver

Next, we have this Fissler brand Pressure Cooker, and it comes with solely a cookbook. However, the way this pressure cooker stands out is by having three different cooking speeds. Coupled with a stainless-steel build, and 4 different sizes (4.8,6.4,8.5 and 10.6 quarts respectively) you have a quality product with a level of control over your cooking that many pressure cookers don’t have.

Fissler vitavit premium Pressure Cooker, 8.5 Quart, Silver

Product Specifications:

Brand Fissler

Material 18/10 Steel

Color Silver

Capacity 8.5 Quarts

Is Dishwasher Safe Yes

Item Weight 12.03 pounds


Item model number 620-700-08-0590


  • 18/10 Stainless Steel – the standard for high quality

  • 3 adjustable cooking speeds controlled by a gear on the Pressure cooker.


  • Price can be as high as $270 for the biggest pot, there are cheaper pressure cookers around

The Fissler brand of Pressure Cooker has three different cooking speeds, leaving you in complete control of how fast you can get dinner on your plate, or the plates of guests. Talking about guests, here’s one last recipe for you and your guests to enjoy.


This recipe is a wonderful one-pot wonder. Beef, Rice, and beans (or peas, whatever you have on hand. This one is gonna have some steps, but this is still a relatively low-maintenance dinner idea. For this one, it’ll be dope to have some stock or broth on hand. At any rate, let’s dive in.

Pressure-Cooked Beef and Rice

  • 1-2 lbs of beef, cubed or cut into small pieces (get the fattier cuts for this one)

  • 3 cu Rice, washed and set aside

  • 3-4 cu of Beef stock or broth (I prefer homemade, but store-bought works well too)

  • 1 cu of raw, uncooked beans or peas soaked (whatever you have on hand. Try to soak your legumes the day before, or just skip)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ medium onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, diced

  • 1 can coconut milk (optional)

  • And spice blend you like

To start, put your beans or peas in your pressure cooker, and put just enough water on them to cover. Pressure for about 10-15 mins, then when they are about halfway done, take them out and leave them aside. Season your beef, then start to brown it in your pressure cooker pot, over a medium-high fire. Again, this is a step I highly advise doing. When finished, take them out and set them aside. Now, saute your onions and garlic in that beef fat for a few minutes until translucent. Now, toss in the rice, and toss it in the pan for a few minutes. Now, it’s time to throw everything in the pot. Beef, stock, seasonings, beans or peas, coconut milk, and anything else that needs to go it provided it can stand up to the pressure cooker’s heavy-duty cooking power. After about 15-20 mins of cooking, your food should be done. Taste for salt and enjoy. Time to close this post out with one last Pressure Cooker.

5. Zavor EZLock 8 Quart Stove-top Pressure Cooker with Multi Pressure Settings, Universal Locking Mechanism, Recipe Book, and Steamer Basket - Polished Stainless Steel (ZCWEZ04)

To cap this list, we head back to the Zavor brand of Pressure Cookers. The Zavor EZLock Stove Top Pressure Cooker comes with a User’s Manual, quick guide, A stainless steel steamer basket, a recipe book, as well as a 10-year guarantee, something that makes this pot stand apart from other Pressure Cookers on this list.

Zavor EZLock 8 Quart Stove-top Pressure Cooker

Product Specifications:


Material Stainless steel

Color Stainless Steel

Capacity 8 Quarts

Item Dimensions 15.1 x 12.6 x 10.4


Operation Mode Automatic

Item Weight 11.13 pounds


Item model number ZCWEZ04


  • 18/10 Stainless Steel, which indicates high quality and durability.

  • Can cook at two different pressure levels, 15 psi for high pressure, (Pounds per Square Inch) and 8 psi for low pressure

  • Can be used on Gas, Electric, and Induction stoves.


  • Relatively small for a pressure cooker, so not ideal for canning.

Again, the Zavor Brand of Cookers delivers in terms of versatility. This pot also could be used on electric and induction stoves. I’m literally taking excuses away from you guys. GO. BUY. A. PRESSURE. COOKER.


There are tons more recipes out there that can go your dinner docket. And tons of Pressure Cookers around to make a large quantity of food at once. With some ingenuity, you might even find some dessert recipes to give you more reason to pressure some food. The main takeaway: dinner DOES NOT have to be difficult. A little bit of prep can go a long way, the right pot can make dinner easier and a meal could be only half an hour away. Certain parts of life demand more attention! Knowing you can sleep your way through dinner gives you something else to look forward to. Think about it.

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