Fissler Vitaquick Sustainably Crafted Stovetop Pressure Cooker, 4.8-Quart

Last updated: February 17, 2023

If you don't need a pressure cooker with high capacity, this stovetop pressure cooker is a great choice. An indicator light confirms that the seal is in place, and its user-friendliness will make cooking a breeze.

We looked at the top Pressure Cookers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pressure Cooker you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The audible handle click, handy indicator light and internal measuring scale make this stovetop pressure cooker a top pick.

In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the Fissler Vitaquick Sustainably Crafted Stovetop Pressure Cooker, 4.8-Quart placed 7th when we looked at the top 21 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Young. Modern. Ingenious. This is not your grandmother’s pressure cooker. With its sleek design and innovative construction, the Vitaquick pressure cooker line is perfect for both newcomers to pressure-cooking and pros alike. These high-quality pressure cookers are still the easiest to use and clean on the market. Silent under pressure, with fool-proof safety features. Vitaquick is 100% made in Germany, fully dishwasher-safe, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This UL-listed pressure cooker has patented safety features that make it easy to use. A blue indicator rod on the lid has two settings, 10 psi and 15 psi.
There is a locking mechanism indicator light which switches from red to green once the handle is securely locked in place and the lid is in its rightful position. This prevents any guesses and thus makes it a safe cookware.
Its pressure settings are the easiest to read and the lid slides onto the pot the most smoothly of all the competition.
It’s made of stainless steel, works with all types of ranges, and has a limited lifetime warranty.
The Fissler Vitaquick comes with several safety features that keep the pot from over-pressurizing and exploding, a problem which would occasionally happen with old-fashioned models.
Available in sizes from 2.7 quarts to 10.6 quarts. "Cookstar" base for even heating. Heavy-duty, high-quality stainless steel construction. Safety features include auto-locking and an automatic pressure valve. Comes with an additional glass lid top. Easy to clean. High and low pressure indicators.
The pot itself is designed to be wide rather than tall which gives you more of a browning and saute surface and also makes it easier to see into the pot.

What reviewers didn't like

The Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker may be expensive compared to many stove-top models
It does not suit a large family because of its limited capacity
Though we absolutely love this cooker, we admit that the price is prohibitive for many folks.
This is a heavy pot — and I mean heavy — on its own. (Which, when you think about it, is really good: flimsy in not the word you would want associated with your pressure cooker!)
On the expensive side. Some buyers report that this cooker came with wrong or missing parts.
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