Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Elite Gourmet Electric Pressure Cookers

1. Elite Platinum EPC-414R Maxi-Matic 4 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, Red (Stainless Steel)

User Ratings: 62 15

Elite Gourmet EPC-414R First Impressions

"It's great."

Using the Manual setting, set the cooking time for 12 minutes, using high pressure. And the flat-bottomed steamer is very versatile. I've made other dishes as well and it works perfectly and cooks very evenly. I'm a newbie and wanted an air fryer for years. I assume there will be recipes on the net, but it is early. It's a perfect size for just the wife and myself. Being a stand up guy for 50 years I figure he's worth the indulgence.

  • Elite Platinum EPC-414R Maxi-Matic 4 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, Red (Stainless Steel)
  • 9 Easy to use preset menu functions - keep warm; slow cook; soup & stew; beans & grains; brown/saute; desserts; steam; meat & chicken; and rice
  • Reduces cooking times by 70%
  • Programmable pressure cooking time from 0 - 90 minutes
  • 24-hour delay timer
  • Browning and Keep Warm feature
  • Attractive Brushed Stainless steel Housing with removable non-stick 4-quart interior cooking pot for fast, instant pot cleanup
  • Manufacture: Elite Gourmet
  • Item Weight: 9.26 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 12.2 x 11.81 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EPC-414R
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Elite Gourmet EPC-414R Final Thoughts

"So I waited again."

Then just throw it back in the pantry until next time. However, I ended up dragging it home and using it there. I bought an IP plain glass lid for slow cooker& yogurt mode. Yogurt Button- The IP has this and the PPCXL doesn't. Just had to order a stainless 3 qt. 6 qt into the truck and now I have the 3 qt here too. So exciting, because I don't have an oven.

Overall Score
4.0


(140 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Elite Gourmet Electric Pressure Cookers

2. Elite Platinum EPC-686 Electric Pressure Cooker – 9-in-1 with 6 Qt. Tri-ply Stainless Steel Inner ...

User Ratings: 69 25

Elite Gourmet EPC-686 First Impressions

"So I waited again."

Oh, actually there's one more thing. So I did my research and bought it, DUO nova. Natural pressure release generally takes between 15 and 20 minutes. The best features I love is the removable lids. IP has a left and right handle that will hold your lid tilted. I also have had the most difficult time cleaning it. I've been using the 6 qt IP, but always had way too much food left over.

  • Elite Platinum EPC-686 Electric Pressure Cooker – 9-in-1 with 6 Qt. Tri-ply Stainless Steel Inner Pot, Slow Cooker, Sauté
  • 9 Multifunction's: Rice, Soup/Stew, Meat & Chicken, Slow Cook, Beans, Fish/Vegetables, Desserts and Browning/Keep Warm.
  • 24 hour delay timer allows user to program cooking to begin at a later time.
  • Attractive Brushed Stainless steel Housing.
  • Removable Triple Ply Bottom Stainless Steel 6Qt. interior cooking pot for healthier cooking.
  • Programmable pressurized cook time from 0-90 minutes for customized cooking.
  • Add cooking time two ways: hold down the button to add time instantly or push once to add 1 minute.
  • Manufacture: Elite Gourmet
  • Item Weight: 11 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 15.55 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EPC-686
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Elite Gourmet EPC-686 Final Thoughts

"I love this so much."

IP came with some of the accessories you pay for on the PPCXL. I use Bar Keeper Friend to clean the pot. Still really happy with my IP-DUO Plus 60. ADs don't work on me and this also didn’t. Or use it to cook something separately. - Twenty minutes as the Instant Pot got up to cooking pressure. Arrived in perfect condition and I used it that night.

Overall Score
3.9


(37 Points)

3. Elite Platinum EPC-608 Maxi-Matic 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, Black (Stainless Steel)

User Ratings: 26

Elite Gourmet EPC-608 First Impressions

"This thing is amazing!"

The previous models had an adjustment button. For the Air Fryer look for recipes for the Mealthy Air Fryer. I did a lot of research and felt the need to share it. I put the filet on the rack and cooked it for 4 minutes. I'll leave the visualization to you. IP has a+ and- sign to increase or decrease the time. 6 qt into the truck and now I have the 3 qt here too.

  • Elite Platinum EPC-608 Maxi-Matic 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, Black (Stainless Steel)
  • Attractive Brushed Stainless steel Housing with removable non-stick 8-quart interior cooking pot for fast, easy cleanup
  • 8 Preset Menu Buttons: Rice & Risotto, Brown Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Meat, Beans, Soup & Stew, and Keep Warm/Browning
  • Convenient browning function pre-browns meats in the same pot prior to pressure cooking
  • 9 hour delay timer allows user to program cooking to begin at a later time and programmable pressurized cook time from 0-99 minutes for customized cooking
  • Automatic resumption of cooking when power is restored after a power failure; prevents a brief power outage from ruining your meal
  • 8 Preset Menu Buttons: Rice & Risotto, Brown Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Meat, Beans, Soup & Stew, and Keep Warm/Browning
  • Convenient browning function pre-browns meats in the same pot prior to pressure cooking
  • Manufacture: Maximatic
  • Item Weight: 12.45 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 14.9 x 14.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EPC-608
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Elite Gourmet EPC-608 Final Thoughts

"I love this so much."

This gives me enough for 4 or 5 servings. This one only requires you to press a button twice. The 6 quart will hold four pint canning jars for sterilization. Then it will be a while before the display switches to the timer countdown. Overall, I have to say I love this appliance but it does require a deal of learning. And the flat-bottomed steamer is very versatile. So I did my research and bought it, DUO nova.

Overall Score
3.8


(17 Points)

4. Elite Platinum EPC-608W Maxi-Matic 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, White (Stainless Steel)

User Ratings: 27 26

Elite Gourmet EPC-608W First Impressions

"Not big deal."

I bought the 3 qt mini for use in our camping trailer. Then you've got the 6qt pot, which is like the big pots you use to boil pasta. I had trouble figuring out how to go from Hi to Low pressure. However, I ended up dragging it home and using it there. And the flat-bottomed steamer is very versatile. You will also want this separate glass lid that is sold by the Instant Pot people. It's takes up about the same space as my kitchen aid.

  • Elite Platinum EPC-608W Maxi-Matic 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, White (Stainless Steel)
  • Attractive Brushed Stainless steel Housing with removable non-stick 8-quart interior cooking pot for fast, easy cleanup
  • 8 Preset Menu Buttons: Rice & Risotto, Brown Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Meat, Beans, Soup & Stew, and Keep Warm/Browning
  • Convenient browning function pre-browns meats in the same pot prior to pressure cooking
  • 9 hour delay timer allows user to program cooking to begin at a later time and programmable pressurized cook time from 0-99 minutes for customized cooking
  • Automatic resumption of cooking when power is restored after a power failure; prevents a brief power outage from ruining your meal
  • 8 Preset Menu Buttons: Rice & Risotto, Brown Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Meat, Beans, Soup & Stew, and Keep Warm/Browning
  • Convenient browning function pre-browns meats in the same pot prior to pressure cooking
  • Manufacture: Maximatic
  • Item Weight: 13.85 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 14.9 x 14.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet EPC-608W
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Elite Gourmet EPC-608W Final Thoughts

"75 out of 5."

I have ruined the beauty of this pot! The previous models had an adjustment button. For the Air Fryer look for recipes for the Mealthy Air Fryer. Imagine you're cooking ALL of your meals with nothing bigger than a sauce pan. Then, if you're adding the trivet, you're losing another inch of space. I can't wait to cook more items using the different functions. IP has a left and right handle that will hold your lid tilted.

Overall Score
3.2


(15 Points)

5. Instant Pot QuickCool Tray for Evo Series, One Size (Renewed)

Amazon Renewed First Impressions

"Yes I did."

For a long time, I wasn't a believer. I bought the 3 qt mini for use in our camping trailer. IP came with some of the accessories you pay for on the PPCXL. I'm extremely, EXTREMELY impressed with the Duo Crisp. I will update this as I use it and get additional questions. I'll make sure to update this review in a few months. The air fryer lid is mostly a big heating element so easy clean up there.

  • Instant Pot QuickCool Tray for Evo Series, One Size (Renewed)
  • The innovative Instant Pot QuickCool Tray was developed to help your Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus* release pressure faster than ever
  • Made from durable silicone and lightweight aluminum, the tray is super easy to use. Just fill it with water and pop it in the freezer, then when your recipe calls for a Natural Release, place the cold QuickCool Tray on the lid to release pressure up to 50% faster — it’s a huge time saver!
  • If the tray is not frozen prior to cooking, filling it with pre-made ice cubes will also do the trick!
  • Only compatible with Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus, fits both 6qt and 8qt models
  • The QuickCool Tray is not to be used to serve or store food or drink in any way
  • Included components: One QuickCool Tray
  • Manufacture: Instant Pot
  • Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Amazon Renewed Final Thoughts

"But I will."

And you know, it can make like 2 gallons of yogurt or porridge or something, so. I do wish they make a version of this that has internet connectivity. I'm a newbie and wanted an air fryer for years. Eventually, though, there was a sale, and I bought one. I figure on a roast, I will do the meat first, then veggies. On the above, I would probably just buy a 2nd Instant Pot. I measured my crock pot which was 6 quart, so that's what I ordered.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

6. Cuckoo CMC-QAB501S, Q5 STANDARD 8 in 1 Multi (Pressure, Slow, Rice Cooker, Browning Fry, Steamer, Wa...

User Ratings: 48 19

Cuckoo CMC-QAB501S First Impressions

"If only because I can."

I'll leave the visualization to you. I use Bar Keeper Friend to clean the pot. And speaking of recipes- here is how to make those poached eggs, and baked potatoes. This one only requires you to press a button twice. I use my steamer basket and trivet a lot. I've made other dishes as well and it works perfectly and cooks very evenly. Slow Cooker Mode had a low, medium and high heat button.

  • Cuckoo CMC-QAB501S, Q5 STANDARD 8 in 1 Multi (Pressure, Slow, Rice Cooker, Browning Fry, Steamer, Warmer, Yogurt, Soup Maker) Aluminum Inner Pot, Q50, Midnight Black
  • Most innovative pressure cooking technology: with over 40 years of research and development Cuckoo was able to create the best pressure cooking technology in the market to date. The smart cooking algorithm automatically adjusts the cooking pressure and heating level accordingly to create a perfectly cooked meal.
  • 8 highly developed built-in cooking functions: our easy-to-use built-in cooking functions deliver in every aspect. Cooking options range from Soup, meat, vegetables, rice, porridge, slow cook, browning fry, steam cook and warming.
  • Safety is our #1 priority: Cuckoo strives to bring safety to every kitchen. That is why we are proud to be cetl certified. We also developed our very own patented auto-steam release technology to ensure safety throughout the cooking process. No more burnt fingers. Overheating Alarm.
  • Most user friendly inner pot on the market: We take pride in our inner pot quality, We know that having a high quality inner pot is essential when cooking multiple recipes. The inner pot also has durable heat resistant handles for optimum safety while handling The pot.
  • Clean unit, clean food: Cuckoo thinks ahead! We created a water drain system that prevents bad odors and bacteria by collecting water created during your cook. The dew dish collects excess water vapor preventing your from watering down. We also added an auto steam clean function that sends Jets for clean steam throughout your Cuckoo to get rid of those hard to reach pesky odors.
  • Manufacture: Cuckoo
  • Item Weight: 17 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 12 x 11 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cuckoo CMC-QAB501S
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Cuckoo CMC-QAB501S Final Thoughts

"This is a sad omission."

Great machine, bad basket, not impressed with customer service so far. I do wish they make a version of this that has internet connectivity. I'll be the first to admit that I didn't count on the sheer size of the thing. Oh, actually there's one more thing. I don't have a microwave, so reheating foods with the instant pot is amazing. IP came with some of the accessories you pay for on the PPCXL. I'm a newbie and wanted an air fryer for years.

Overall Score
3.7


(175 Points)

7. Hamilton Beach 10-in-1 Multi-Function Electric Pressure Cooker, 6 quart, Steamer, Sauté and Warmer,...

User Ratings: 69 5

Hamilton Beach 34502 First Impressions

"Seriously."

There is safety systems built in and everything can be programmed. Also, confusing on what you were buying- regular PPC or PPCXL. And you know, it can make like 2 gallons of yogurt or porridge or something, so. Delay start of 24 hours and keep warm for 10 hours. Imagine you're cooking ALL of your meals with nothing bigger than a sauce pan. The air fryer lid is mostly a big heating element so easy clean up there. This gives me enough for 4 or 5 servings.

  • Hamilton Beach 10-in-1 Multi-Function Electric Pressure Cooker, 6 quart, Steamer, Sauté and Warmer, Stainless Steel (34502)
  • STEAM RELEASE BUTTON: The unique steam release button on the multi cooker safely releases steam away from hands.
  • COOKS UNDER PRESSURE LIKE AN INSTANT POT PRESSURE COOKER: Designed for the excellent pressure-cooking performance you expect from Hamilton Beach, the brand that's inspired confidence in the kitchen for over 100 years.
  • TRUE SLOW TECHNOLOGY WITH 3 HEAT SETTINGS: TrueSlow technology, gradually raises the temperature just like a traditional slow cooker to prevent overcooking so that slow cooker recipes come out just right.
  • PREPARE FOOD UP TO 70% FASTER WITH PRESSURE COOKING: With this fast cooker, you'll get dinner on the table faster than you ever thought possible and enjoy flavorful results quicker.
  • 10 PRESET COOKING PROGRAMS: Take the guesswork out of cooking meat, poultry, rice, steamed vegetables, beans, whole grains, casseroles, eggs, and soup.
  • DURABLE STAINLESS STEEL 6 QUART POT: Designed for durability and performance, the removable 6 quart stainless steel pot distributes heat evenly and allows for more flavorful meals. It removes for easy cleaning in the dishwasher.
  • Manufacture: Hamilton Beach
  • Item Weight: 16.17 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 13.7 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hamilton Beach 34502
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hamilton Beach 34502 Final Thoughts

"I'm a fan."

- Five minutes painting on some sauce and letting everything sizzle on the grill. But, as I'm sure most pressure cooker owners do, we survived. I hate washing it but food is done faster and better. UPDATED- So I finally got the 6QT and oh. I had trouble figuring out how to go from Hi to Low pressure. Still really happy with my IP-DUO Plus 60. This one only requires you to press a button twice.

Overall Score
4.4


(92 Points)

8. GoWISE USA 12.5-Quarts 12-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker + 50 Recipes for your Pressure Cooker Book w...

User Ratings: 78 2

GoWISE USA First Impressions

"But I will."

So really your cooking space is more like 2 quarts, like a small sauce pan. Because some recipes call for manual release and some call for natural release. Yogurt Button- The IP has this and the PPCXL doesn't. I have to pressure cook it and scrub everything forever to get it clean. Because this cooks so quickly, it is very easy on my solar system. I let it release naturally and have a perfectly cooked, tasty meal every time. I'll make sure to update this review in a few months.

  • GoWISE USA 12.5-Quarts 12-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker + 50 Recipes for your Pressure Cooker Book with Measuring Cup, Stainless Steel Rack and Basket, Spoon (Stainless Steel)
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoWISE USA
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GoWISE USA Final Thoughts

"Good luck!"

However, I ended up dragging it home and using it there. I figure on a roast, I will do the meat first, then veggies. Oh, actually there's one more thing. I'm part of a FB PC group and I don't see complaints on the IP. This makes just the right amount for us without waste. You will also want this separate glass lid that is sold by the Instant Pot people. It's takes up about the same space as my kitchen aid.

Overall Score
4.6


(55 Points)

9. MegaChef Digital Pressure Cooker, 1

User Ratings: 48 19

Megachef Multi Function First Impressions

"Or make soup."

I mean, I'm all for electronic gadgets in the kitchen. So I did my research and bought it, DUO nova. We've had it a month and use it about 5-7 times a week at the moment. Or use it to cook something separately. I can't wait to cook more items using the different functions. It's sort of like the chalk outlines from a little bean murder scene. - Twenty minutes as the Instant Pot got up to cooking pressure.

  • MegaChef Digital Pressure Cooker, 1
  • High grade stainless steel cooking pot
  • Pressure limiting, valve-allows for steam to scape during cooking, stabilizes the pressure inside the cooker
  • Includes stainless-steel cooking pot for healthier food preparation, condensation cup, plastic spoon, measuring, measuring cup
  • Choose from high and low pressure cooking options or 14 pre-set options for effortless meal preparation
  • Keep warm option with automatic shutoff
  • Manufacture: MegaChef
  • Item Weight: 6.31 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 13 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Megachef Multi Function
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Megachef Multi Function Final Thoughts

"It turned out SO good!"

And you know, it can make like 2 gallons of yogurt or porridge or something, so. This one only requires you to press a button twice. I had read they were dishwasher safe, but not 100% as they might keep flavors. IP has a+ and- sign to increase or decrease the time. But that would have taken like 10 hours! I'll make sure to update this review in a few months. I've used that one constantly for a month without a single scratch.

Overall Score
3.7


(6 Points)

10. Megachef Electric Stainless Steel Brushed Digital Pressure Cooker with Lid, 6 Quart, Chrome and Blac...

Megachef Electric Digital First Impressions

"What a joy."

I'm extremely, EXTREMELY impressed with the Duo Crisp. - Twenty minutes as the Instant Pot got up to cooking pressure. Reheating leftovers is far easier to clean up than cooking a fresh meal. There's no way I could have something like the Ninja foodi on my counter top. IP came with some of the accessories you pay for on the PPCXL. The best features I love is the removable lids. It's truly a fraction of the time and frees up the oven for the main course!

  • Megachef Electric Stainless Steel Brushed Digital Pressure Cooker with Lid, 6 Quart, Chrome and Black
  • ◈HIGH-TECH DIGITAL DISPLAY◈ The digital display shows cooking time, button indicator lights, and one-touch settings for easily adjusting time, temperature, and pressure
  • ◈EASY TO USE◈ The easy pressure release valve and convenient carry handle includes a locking feature, making it both safe and easy to transfer. Replace your pressure cooker, slow cooker, food steamer, rice cooker, and soup maker with just one electrical appliance
  • ◈SLEEK DESIGN◈ The brushed stainless-steel exterior and removable interior allows for easy cleaning and durability
  • Manufacture: Megachef
  • Item Weight: 14.25 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Megachef Electric Digital
  • Pressure Lock
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Megachef Electric Digital Final Thoughts

"I couldn't believe it."

The PPCXL doesn't have this and you wrap it and put it in the oven. I'm extremely, EXTREMELY impressed with the Duo Crisp. Any recipes for the 8 quart should work. You're using between cooking's, otherwise whatever fat, meat or coatings etc. You're using between cooking's, otherwise whatever fat, meat or coatings etc. But I moved on from that anxiety, and I set about putting this thing to work. I've used that one constantly for a month without a single scratch.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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