COSORI CP016-PC 8-In-1 Instant Stainless Steel Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart

Last updated date: July 13, 2020

DWYM Score
8.0

COSORI CP016-PC 8-In-1 Instant Stainless Steel Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the COSORI COSORI Instant Stainless Steel Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 9, 2019:
Checkout The Best Instant Pot for a detailed review of all the top electric pressure cookers.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
1,188 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This machine works quietly and does not create disconcerting hisses or other noises while on.
- Top Ten Reviews
Clean up is fast and easy and I can’t see any reason why there would be issues with cleaning in the future.
- The Kitchen Witches
The weird trivet from the Instant Pot saved the day. I was NOT going to mess around with that awesome steam rack. The bread pudding was very good but was more of a steamed pudding.
- Suzie The Foodie
December 5, 2017 | Full review
The biggest and most important perk of using the Cosori 6-Quart Pressure Cooker, the easy cleanup!!! If you love one pan wonders and hate doing dishes then this pressure cooker is for you.
- Happy Life Blogspot
October 17, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Unfortunately, in our testing the rice and pot roast stuck to the sides of the pot, so it took longer than normal to clean by hand.
- Top Ten Reviews
It’s big. There’s just no getting around that. It takes up a lot of room and weighs about 10 pounds. If you’re short on cupboard space, this isn’t the best addition — unless it is taking over for your slow cooker and/or rice cooker.
- The Kitchen Witches
I did get confused because there is only one direction you should turn the release valve to remove pressure from the cooker.
- Suzie The Foodie
December 5, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

This premium 8-in-1 programmable kitchen appliance has new and improved programs and features to continually support your fast-paced, health-conscious and lifestyle. This machine keeps you safe with an unlock indicator, which illuminates if the lid isn’t properly secured. We’ve also added 3 newly cooking programs: Hot Pot, Pasta/Boil and Sauté/Brown. Also included is a recipe book packed with delicious meals designed especially for one-pot pressure cooking. Other non-pressure functions include traditional slow cooking (with high, normal and low settings) and yogurt-making (with a high setting ideal for pasteurizing, and a low setting ideal for glutinous rice). Of course, a manual cooking mode allows you to select your own pressure and temperature levels. TThis new appliance is equipped with a large LED display and new smart custom programs for easily adjusting cooking settings and pressure levels, or stopping/canceling the cooking process at any time. We use the latest technology to monitor pressure and temperature, keep time, adjust heating intensity and duration, and control cooking temperature curves precisely for the finest results. Greatly improve your cooking results, and consistently so! The Cosori Pressure Cooker is carefully designed to protect you from many overlooked errors. It’s also ETL, FCC, & FDA certified and maintains 10 proven safety mechanisms to give you uncompromised safety and peace of mind.

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An Overview On Electric Pressure Cookers

Pressure cookers have been around for decades, but they have recently surged in popularity, thanks to the Instant Pot and other similar appliances. When you know what pressure cookers are capable of, it’s not hard to see why so many home cooks adore them.

Cooking with an Instant Pot saves tons of time. These energy-efficient appliances can prepare a meal 70 percent more quickly than baking, roasting and other cooking methods. Since pressure cookers do work so speedily, the food can retain up to 90 percent more of the water-soluble vitamins lost when baking, boiling or steaming. Not only that, but meals come out looking divine and tasting amazing.

Pressure cookers are also convenient. They take up minimal space in cupboards and on countertops. Since they can be used to prepare everything from boiled eggs or steamed rice to rich soups and stews to succulent meats and veggies, an Instant Pot might even replace other single-purpose appliances you already have or have considered buying. You can even use them to cook meat straight from the freezer.

Most Instant Pots are programmed with one-touch presets that remove the guesswork from cooking times or temperatures. In addition, if you are cooking a dish that doesn’t require refrigeration, you can use delayed cooking to plan ahead.

Foods are cooked evenly, and the results are consistent. Pressure cooking quickly breaks down tough meat, producing tender and juicy main courses. Legumes do not require pre-soaking when you make them in an Instant Pot, as pressure cooking makes beans come out firm but malleable.

The cookers are impressive on their own, but when you add in available accessories, you can take your cooking to another level. Along with steamer baskets, glass lids and ceramic inner pots, you can also pick up extras such as springform cake and loaf pans, yogurt cups, stackable steamer pans and egg steamer racks.

Instant Pots have more than 10 safety mechanisms, making these appliances so much safer than the pressure cooker your Grandma warned you to steer clear of as a child.

Cleanup is also easy. You can toss the pot and most accessories in the dishwasher.

DWYM Fun Fact

While aspects such as a digital display, WiFi notifications and one-touch technology might be modern and cutting-edge in the kitchen, the premise of the Instant Pot is not a new one. In 1679, British physicist Denis Papin invented a vessel with a tightly fitting lid that would raise the contents to a high temperature under pressure. In 1809, Napoleon Bonaparte awarded French confectioner Nicolas Appert 12,000 francs for his canning process of cooking foods packed in glass jars in boiling water. In 1938, when German inventor Alfred Vischler introduced his saucepan-style pressure cooker at a New York City Trade Show. By the 1950s, pressure cooking was exceedingly popular. However, with the onset of World War II, aluminum was at a premium, and new pressure cookers were hard to come by. Friends and neighbors shared their cookers with one another. The appreciation of pressure cooking carried on well into the 1980s and 1990s. Today’s Instant Pots have brought pressure cooking to the forefront once more.

The Electric Pressure Cooker Buying Guide

  • One of the primary considerations that you will want to think about when looking for a new Instant Pot is the size. Instant Pots come in 3-quart, 5-quart, 6-quart and 8-quart sizes. Deciding which one is right for your family can be a daunting task. The 6-quart cooker is popular, as it is large enough for complete meals or sizable cuts of meat, but not so big that it is difficult to store or move. However, there are other factors that could help you determine the best size. For instance, if you are cooking for one, a 3-quart cooker might be ideal while if you have a large family, you might require the big 8-quart Instant Pot.
  • Of course, sticking to your budget is imperative. Fortunately, you can purchase a versatile and reliable Instant Pot without spending a small fortune. If you want all the bells and whistles, expect to pay a little more.
  • Safety is essential, especially if you have small children underfoot while you are making meals. While all Instant Pot models have integral safety features, some have additional protective measures. For instance, the Instant Pot Ultra contains a separate quick release button on the lid away from the vent. This extra safety feature keeps your hand away from the steam that might escape from the vent.
  • While all Instant Pot models have certain features, such as delay start, slow cooker or sauté mode, there are some differences between versions. For instance, some features such as the sous vide option, temperature customization and Bluetooth connectivity are only available in specific Instant Pot models. Deciding what features matter most to you could help you pick the perfect appliance.
  • When looking at features, consider whether you are likely to use them. Instant Pot versions with a greater number of functions can be more challenging to use out of the box. However, if you enjoy learning to use new devices, this might inspire you to cook even more.
  • Although all Instant Pot models include a sealing ring, pros and experienced users recommend grabbing some extras. The silicone gaskets have a tendency to absorb odors from the various foods made in the pots. If you plan to make a variety of dishes in your pressure cooker, consider keeping at least two sealing rings. That way, you can reserve one for savory meals and the other for sweet recipes to avoid unpleasant tastes or odors.