Magefesa Practika Plus Energy Efficient Stovetop Pressure Cooker, 8-Quart

Last updated: January 18, 2023

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Product Details

In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the Magefesa Practika Plus Energy Efficient Stovetop Pressure Cooker, 8-Quart placed 18th when we looked at the top 21 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Preserves vitamins and minerals which are usually lost with conventional cooking methods. (Pressure cooking retains important water-soluble vitamins and minerals lost in conventional cooking so meals are healthy and delicious). Reduces cooking time up to 70% so you will be using less energy and saving money. Pressure control system with 2 cooking levels: fast cooking -8 psi-, super fast cooking -15 psi. Made of 18/10 stainless steel. 5 additional safety systems: working pressure valve, pressure indicator valve, security valve, safety edge lid window and “easy lock” system (prevents opening before pressure is completely released). Bakelite and ergonomic handles. Easy fit lid. Induxal tri-ply base: 18/10 stainless steel, aluminum, and 18/10 stainless steel for even heat distribution. Trivet and steamer optional. Suitable for all type of surfaces: gas, electric, ceramic and induction stoves. Dishwasher safe pot. Ten-year warranty. Designed in Spain. Family of 6-8 people. Can be used as a pressure canner.

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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

The safety vent is a cut-out on the lid and comes into action in case any of the previous safety measures were to fail.
Comes in several sizes, up to 8 quarts. Has two cooking pressure settings: 8 psi and 15 psi. Constructed of 18/10 stainless steel. Sturdy and durable. Dishwasher safe. Pot is tall and narrow. Cooks fast.
It comes in a wide variety of sizes from a 3.3 quart to an 8-quart model. A size to fit any family. This is plain and simple pressure cooker which gets the job done with no fuss and is easy to clean as it is dishwasher safe.

What reviewers didn't like

It’s great that the cook can select pressure by twisting a knob but it’s tricky to turn and we really didn’t like how the pressure indicator behaves or how difficult it is to see.
Reports of this option arriving with a broken handle. Some buyers say that this cooker fails within a few months (leaks and stops building up pressure).
The Magefesa is made in Spain, so some of the controls may be a little confusing to begin with, as the handle is marked C - cerrado for closed, and A - abierto for open.
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