As Electric Pressure Cookers are becoming more popular and the availability online is much easier, it’s hard to know which pressure cooker to choose.
Today we’re going to compare 2 very popular pressure cookers to see if we can help narrow down your choice by looking at different aspects that we feel are what customers are interested in .
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Size and Colour Options
Depending on how many people you are cooking will affect your decision on whether you want a large pressure cooker or a small pressure cooker and if it’s important for you to have colour matching kitchen equipment you need to know if these are the best pressure cookers to fit that bill.
The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 has 2 size options, a 6L pot and an 8L pot. You have to remember that although the pot says 6L you can’t fill it to the top so the amount you can cook isn’t that amount. That said, the standard size is 6L and for most things that size seems to be sufficient for the average family, if you want to do lots of batch cooking or if you have a larger family then it could be worth your while investing in the bigger size.
There is only 1 colourway for this instant pot and that is the stainless steel with black lid.
So how does the Pressure King Pro compare? There is a 3L, in the 8 in 1 range and it comes in Red, Chrome or Black. There is a 5L in the 12 in 1 range which also has colours Red, Chrome and Black and finally there is a 6L, 20 in1 in chrome.
As you would expect the 3L, and 5L sizes on the Pressure King Pro are less than the Instant Pot, but the smallest size Instant Pot is 6L, so a larger pressure cooker. When you go to the 6L in the Pressure King Pro it’s only just less price than the 8L Instant Pot, although there are more features.
When it comes to the cooking features, they both have similar capabilities.
24 hr delay timer
The differences are the Instant Pot offers Yoghurt Making and the Pressure King Pro offers Canning. The 3L Pressure King Pro doesn’t have either of those options or the saute/browning option. The 6L Pressure King Pro has all of the above options and also offers, frying, pizza, baking and Jam making.
The main difference in the accessories is the inner pot, the Instant Pot offers a stainless steel option, the Pressure King Pro has a non stick option on all of their ranges. Both offer measuring cups and spoons and all but the 3L have a steam tray.
There seems to be more options to buy spares with the instant pot, as well as replacement pots, you can get a steam basket, a normal pan lid and a silicon lid for the pot so you can store it in the fridge. I could only find a spare pot for the Pressure King Pro.
The main issues with the Instant Pot are to do with the slow cooker, which doesn’t cook it right. Apparently it doesn’t heat up enough to cook it properly, on the other hand the saute option is too hot and not adjustable.There is also issues about the inner pot, because it isn’t non stick, food can burn on the bottom.
The main problems associated with Pressure King Pro are to do with the lid, a lot of people have problems getting the lid on and off, they also have problems getting spare parts like the seal and the pressure valve. The inner tray didn’t fit well and was poor quality.
So if colour is your thing, the Pressure King Pro has the best range, it also has the smallest size .
The Instant Pot has the largest sizes but only in chrome.
If a 5L pot is big enough for your family then the Pressure King Pro is the cheaper option, if you need larger then your probably better off sticking to the Instant Pot.
Theres little difference in the options offered by both pressure cookers except the Pressure King Pro 6L 20 in 1, which has a few different options but that is reflected in the high price.
Again there is little difference in the accessories in the box, the main being the stainless steel pot in the Instant Pot compared to the non stick aluminium pot in the Pressure King Pro. There are 1 or 2 extras that can be bought for the Instant Pot making it a bit more user friendly.
Although there are issues with both pressure cookers, they are in small proportion to the number of happy customers loving the products.
In my previous product reviews I felt that the Instant Pot was my Winner for the Best Electric Pressure Cooker, after comparing it against the Pressure King Pro, I haven’t changed my mind. I think it is better quality, slightly higher on price, the product features are similar but the accessories and extras that you can buy are of better quality.