The Pressure Cooker Buying Guide

The Pressure Cooker Buying Guide

02 December 2015

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Step into the world of the new generation of Prestige pressure cookers! Long gone are the days of where this iconic piece was once deemed unfashionable and daunting, pressure cookers have taken on a new revival and are highly engineered and quality precision with several built in safety features to give that extra peace of mind.

So quiet and reliable, they’re often seen being used on television by gourmet chefs and trendy restaurateurs on the back of super-food trends, and the health conscious population. Although, they’re regularly used to make delicious jams, chutneys and relishes, as well as the more traditional recipes and have always been a steady, reliable product for Asian cooking.

This practical kitchen piece can be used to cook a variety of foods, and did you know you can steam, braise, boil, poach and bake? Making it a must have accessory for the kitchen. So why buy a Prestige pressure cooker?

The Prestige 6 star guide:


  • Quick - Foods are ready in a fraction of the time of conventional cooking methods.
  • Economical - One heat source and shorter cooking times save energy.
  • Healthy - Essential nutrients and vitamins are retained.
  • Convenient - Complete meals can be cooked in one pot saving on time and washing up.
  • Versatile - Ideal for meats, stocks, casseroles, pasta, rice, pulses, fish, vegetables, preserves and more.
  • Practical - Prepare and cook foods in bulk and store in the freezer for later use.
  • Unlike a conventional saucepan food is not boiled, but cooked in the steam that builds up and pressurises within the air tight lid. Heat is forced into the food, drastically reducing cooking times, preventing loss of flavours and nutrients, and is very fuel efficient making this piece of kitchenware very eco-friendly!

    If you’re looking to purchase your first a pressure cooker, then Prestige has a variety for you to choose from! We have four core models available, each catered to suit your requirements and cooking needs:

    Choosing your Perfect Pressure Cooker


    The 6L Stainless Steel

    For the aficionado. The Iconic 6L stainless steel is our Rolls Royce of pressure cookers, it is extremely user friendly, very practical, suitable for all cooker types (including induction), and a dishwasher safe base. If you’re thinking of updating your kitchen soon, and considering induction cooking, this is the one to go with. If you’re buying as a gift; this cooker ticks all the boxes!

    The 6L Hard Anodized

    For the Elegant. A hard anodized pressure cooker is incredibly durable, scratch resistant and twice as hard in structure as stainless steel. It also has a triple layer non-stick coating, for ease of food release and cleaning; it’s great for family cooking, batch cooking, puddings and preserves. If you’re looking to update your cooker, this is our most fashionable product with our leading edge hard anodized technology, or if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, this is the one to invest in.

    The 6L Aluminium

    If you’re pretty low maintenance in the kitchen, Aluminium may be the way to go. Aluminium cookers are inexpensive compared to their counterparts and are great for making basic food like rice or pulses. The 6L capacity means that you can make a large meal in one go if you’re cooking for a large household or family.

    The 6L High Dome

    For the Traditionalist. The High Dome pressure cooker is designed to be the perfect tool for bottling. Its increased lid space gives room for the bottle inside. If you’re interesting bottling or preserves, the high dome should provide you with the versatility you need, while still being suitable for your day to day cooking needs.

    Whichever Prestige pressure cooker you decide to choose, you can guarantee that your cooking will become speedier, more economic and healthier!