Aluminum Pressure Cookers
Presto Pressure Cooker 4 Quart Aluminum
Our Number - A41077
Presto Pressure Cooker 6 Quart Aluminum
Our Number - A41078
Presto Pressure Cooker 8 Quart Aluminum
Our Number - A55163
Mirro Pressure Cooker 6 Quart
Mirro # 92160
Our Number - A29867
Stainless Steel Pressure CookersAll stainless steel cookers can be used on induction stoves (this includes glass-top stoves). Stainless steel models are made available in all Chef's Design models and the three Presto options below. Stainless steal pres sure cookers have the proper conductivity (featuring an aluminum plate in the bottom) for fast pressure cooking and safe use on induction stoves. Stainless steal works equally as well on gas, electric, and ceramic cook-top stoves.
Presto Pressure Cooker 4 Quart Stainless Steel
Our Number - A41081
Presto Pressure Cooker 6 Quart Stainless Steel
Our Number - A41082
Presto Professional Pressure Cooker 8 Quart Stainless Steel
Our Number - Opc01370
All American Pressure Cookers
The only pressure cooker that can be used for canning.
All American Pressure Canner 10 Quart
Our # OpcAA910
All American Pressure Canner 15 Quart
Our # OpcAA915
All American Pressure Canner 21 Quart
Our # OpcAA921
All American Pressure Canner 25 Quart
Our # OpcAA925
All American Pressure Canner 30 Quart
Our # OpcAA930
All American Pressure Canner 41 Quart
Out of Stock
Available for Backorder
ETA: These canners will ship Feb. 2023
Our # OpcAA941
Electric Pressure Cookers
Presto Electric Pressure Cooker 6 quart
Our # Opc02141
Pressure Cooker History
Before the pressure cooker was invented, cooking food was a very difficult household chore that could sometimes take an entire day for just one meal. Cooking happened on wood stoves or over open fires. This could result in food not being cooked well, but people made do with what they had and went on about their lives as they did not have any other options to choose from.
In 1679 a man named Denis Papin came along. Papin was a French mathematician and physicist. No one truly knows what inspired him to invent to pressure cooker, but invent one he did and he named it the Papin Digester.
This ancestor to our current pressure cooker was a cumbersome machine that had a reputation for being dangerous. It was hard to regulate the temperature and steam so having one explode was a common occurrence. One of the problems it had? It was created with cast iron.
In the past 330+ years pressure cookers have gone through a vast variety of changes. Today's pressure cooker is much safer than the original. However, the idea behind the pressure cooker is still the same, to cook food more quickly and efficiently, to have the food be more flavorful and tender than traditional cooking methods. Your pressure cooker will save you time and energy in your kitchen and it will allow you to create delicious meals quickly and with ease.