GoWISE USA Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart

Last updated date: January 6, 2020

DWYM Score
7.8

GoWISE USA Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 127 expert reviews, the GoWISE USA GoWISE USA Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 15, 2020:
Checkout The Best Electric Pressure Cooker For Families for a detailed review of all the top electric pressure cookers for families.

Expert Summarized Score
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1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
915 user reviews
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What experts liked
This unit lets you select between low and high-level pressure plus temperature settings for added convenience in slow cooking. The smaller function works great for soft food items such as veggies, salsa, pasta, and much more while the higher one is for meals that take longer to cook like meat, legumes, and others.
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From The Manufacturer

The GoWISE USA 6-Quart pressure cooker/slow cooker includes a removable and durable stainless steel cooking pot, steam rack, steam basket, rice scooper and measuring cup. This outer body is stainless-steel with cool touch handles. The gasket sealed lid is self-locking. 12 presets help making cooking easier. Steam, rice, Multigrain, Porridge, saute, soup, meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, poultry and yogurt, slow cook, and egg maker. 12-presets: slow cook, steam, rice, Multigrain, Porridge, saute, soup, meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, poultry, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs

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An Overview On Electric Pressure Cookers For Families

Unless you’ve been hibernating for the past few years, you’ve likely heard of electric pressure cookers. It seems every year, a new crop of friends tries one of these appliances out and has to shout to the world how great it is.

What’s all the hype about? The biggest draw to electric pressure cookers is that it can replace numerous kitchen appliances, including your slow cooker and rice cooker. You can also use pressure cookers to make yogurt, cheesecake, hardboiled eggs and oatmeal. Of course, most pressure cooker owners will tell you all about the soups, beans and delicious meats they make in their electric pressure cookers.

“I use my Instant Pot to sauté and brown proteins and veggies before switching over to pressure cook the stew they will become, as well as to cook hard boil eggs, rice, homemade yogurt, slow-cooked soups, beans, overnight oats and much, much more,” says Julie Chernoff, dining editor of “Better,” a lifestyle website and print magazine. “It can be a godsend for a smaller kitchen since you only need the one appliance.”

But before you invest in an electric pressure cooker, it’s important to know that there’s a steep learning curve with the appliance. If you’ve been making meals using your slow cooker for a while, you’ll love the slow cooker feature included with many pressure cookers. But there’s so much more you can do that you’ll need to research the options before you choose one.

Although you’ll primarily hear the name “Instant Pot” when it comes to modern pressure cookers, there are plenty of other competitors on the market, many from known brands. The Instant Pot has its own unique setup, so you may find another brand is easier to use, particularly if you’re a novice.

DWYM Fun Fact

Pressure cookers are nothing new. In fact, they date all the way back to the 17th century, when a French scientist by the name of Denis Papin reportedly invented a pot called The Digester, which he described as being designed to soften bones and make drinks. Despite having a safety valve, though, these devices weren’t safe, and it took a while for experts to perfect the technology for consumer use. Even in the 1900s, the pressure cookers used for canning and certain types of cooking could be dangerous unless used properly. Electric pressure cookers have taken off in recent years as manufacturers have found ways to build in safety features that make them practically foolproof.

The Electric Pressure Cooker For Families Buying Guide

  • Electric pressure cookers are usually offered in two major sizes: 6 and 8 quarts. The 6-quart version should be enough to cook a meal for a family of six, but if you cook for larger groups, a 10-quart pressure cooker can handle up to 10 servings.
  • If you’re worried about safety, it’s important to note that today’s pressure cookers aren’t the same as the appliances your grandparents used for canning.

“There are safety features involved with the pressure-cooking function, including that it won’t start until the lid is safely locked in place, so you can rest easy,” Chernoff says. “Be careful not to fill the pot too full, especially if you are cooking items that expand while cooking, like legumes and grains.”

  • If you’re looking for instructions, you’ll probably have to go online. Even if you get a manual with your pressure cooker, the best recipes and tips can be found in the many pressure cooker communities that have emerged on Facebook.
  • One major difference from one pressure cooker to the next is the seal. The way your appliance seals while cooking, as well as how the steam is released when your meal is ready, can vary from one cooker to another. Some pressure cookers even have a manual release button to make it easy to manually release steam when it’s time.
  • As fun as it is to make delicious meals, someone has to clean everything up after dinner. Many modern pressure cookers have nonstick surfaces to make cleanup easy. Also look for an electric pressure cooker that has accessories that are dishwasher safe.
  • Speaking of accessories, those can vary from one pressure cooker to another. A ladle and rice paddle can come in handy, as can cooking mitts and an extra silicone sealing ring in case yours wears out. But as you dive further into different recipes, you’ll probably find yourself longing for a stainless-steel steaming basket that will expand the foods you can make.