T-fal 6.3 Qt. Pressure Cooker

Last updated date: January 18, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the T-fal T-fal 6.3 Qt. Pressure Cooker placed 3rd when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 11, 2019:
Checkout The Best Stovetop Pressure Cooker for a detailed review of all the top pressure cookers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
762 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It is suitable for most cooker tops. It is dishwasher safe.
- Your Perfect Pressure Cooker
It is also worth mentioning that this cooker is completely dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to wash it by hand all the time. The coating on the inside is completely PTFE, PFOA, and Cadmium Free
- Carrie Cooks
May 3, 2017 | Full review
This pressure-cooker is equipped with several safety and control features like the variable steam-release valve and a secure locking-system which ensures safe and easy opening or closing of the pressure-cooker.
- Yosaki
Performance wise the flavor and taste at the end was quite good.
- The Gear Hunt
The T-Fal P25107 Stainless Pressure Cooker Cookware is a stainless steel stove top pressure cooker that is safe and easy to use. It also has a steamer function. It is the perfect size for most individuals, couples and small families.
- Pressure Cooker Pros
What experts didn't like
You do not have the detialed instruction manual with this. No recipe book included.
- Your Perfect Pressure Cooker
The other weakness about the T-fal P25107 pressure-cooker is that it does not come with all the instructions on how to fully utilize it. It just provides enough information on use it with a small list of cooking-times for some foods and does not include any recipes. So it would have been a better pressure-cooker incase a few recipes with cooking-times were provided for people who are new to pressure-cooking.
- Yosaki
The downsides are more related to the replacement parts as the gasket size is not standard so you can't swap the existing one with any generic model.
- The Gear Hunt

From The Manufacturer

T-fal Pressure Cooker, Stainless Steel Cookware, Dishwasher Safe, 15-PSI Settings, 6.3-Quart, Silver, Model P25107. Prepare healthy, delicious meals faster with this easy-to-use T-fal pressure cooker. Reducing cook times by up to 70 percent (compared to conventional cooking), the large 6.3-quart cooker efficiently cooks a wide range of home-cooked meals like roasts, soups, stews, chili, and more. The system combines steam, heat, and pressure for speedy results—without the loss of valuable nutrients and flavor like with other cooking methods. The pressure cooker’s multi-layer base distributes heat evenly and prevents warping, and it can be used on all types of cooktops, including induction. Even more, the pressure cooker offers durable PFOA-free stainless-steel construction for a sleek appearance, long-lasting durability, and health-conscious performance. A steam basket and stand are included for multi-level cooking options, like meat on the bottom, delicate veggies on top. For ultimate speed and convenience, choose between two pressure settings (10 or 15 PSI). The pressure cooker offers a variety of safety features, including a pressure indicator, a variable steam-release valve, an over-pressure gasket-release window, a secure locking mechanism to ensure risk-free opening and closing, and a sturdy stay-cool handle for a secure, comfortable grip. With the lid removed, the base can go in the dishwasher for hassle-free cleanup. A useful addition to any busy kitchen, the T-fal 6.3-quart stainless-steel pressure cooker offers ultimate time-saving convenience for healthy at-home cooking.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Fissler Vitaquick 8.5 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 7
2. Presto 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker (Model 1370)
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
3. T-fal 6.3 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
4. All American 21.5 Qt. Pressure Cooker Canner
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 8
5. NuWave 6.5 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Presto 6 Qt. Pressure Cooker (Model 1362)
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Presto 23 Qt. Pressure Cooker Canner
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
8. All-Clad 8.4 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Culina One-Touch 6 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Kuhn Rikon 8.4 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 5
11. T-fal Calipso 6.3 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 4
12. Magefesa Practika Plus 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 3
13. Buffalo 15 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 2
14. Fagor HELIX 6 Qt. Pressure Cooker
Overall Score: 6.5
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Pressure Cookers

Ask previous generations about pressure cookers and they’ll likely bring up safety concerns. But pressure cookers have come a long way from their mid-1900s popularity. The newer models of pressure cookers have built-in safety features that keep you protected from the over-pressurization that once put home chefs at risk.

In recent years, all-in-one units like the Instant Pot, have made pressure cooking popular again. However, you don’t have to buy a bulky countertop unit to enjoy the benefits of pressure cooking. Stovetop pressure cookers are fairly straightforward, with only a few steps to get you going. Instead of trying to figure out which button does what, you simply insert your items, then cover and seal before you start steaming.

But there are more than a few models to consider while shopping for a pressure cooker. Although all models are safe, each has its own safety mechanisms. The Fissler Vitaquick’s indicator light may be your preference, or you might prefer the six built-in safety features of the Culina One-Touch.

In addition to safety, ease of use is important when you’re considering which stovetop pressure cookers to buy. You’ll need to seal and choose a pressure setting, but once that’s done, you’ll turn the stove burner on and let your pressure cooker do the rest. The Fissler Vitaquick has a simple design that requires just turning a knob, but All American’s pressure cookers have an easy on/off cover as well. As you choose a pressure cooker, also consider the weight and durability, especially if you have a more sensitive ceramic or glass cooktop.

Lastly, you may want to consider cleanup as you’re choosing a pressure cooker. If you’re used to tossing your pots and pans in the dishwasher, you may want to steer toward one of the dishwasher-safe models. Even the models that have a finish that makes for easy handwashing may not provide the convenience you want.

DYWM Fun Fact

Pressure cookers have long been associated with canning fruits and vegetables. But the same appliance can be used to make all types of foods, from fish to yogurt. Studies have shown that pressure cooking helps food retain more nutrients than other types of cooking, making it a great option for health-conscious families. Myths have circulated over the years that pressure cooking dilutes foods’ nutrients, but those myths have been debunked. Some studies, though, have found that nutrients in certain foods may be transferred to the liquid in the cooker with the food. If this is a concern, it might be worthwhile to make sure you utilize the liquid when you’re serving what you’ve cooked.

The Pressure Cooker Buying Guide

  • Safety mechanisms are built into every modern pressure cooker, but you may like some better than others. The locking mechanism on the Fissler Vitaquick cooker includes a mechanism light that goes from red to green once it’s locked. That takes all the guesswork out of using one of these devices. All American uses a metal-to-metal seal on its units to make sure no steam can escape. Lastly, the Culina One-Touch has six built-in safety features, including a cover that will not open unless pressure has been fully released.
  • Pressure cookers come in a variety of sizes, so it’s important for you to know what you’ll be doing. If you simply want to try canning a few items, for instance, the smaller-capacity pressure cookers, like the Culina One-Touch or Fissler Vitaquick, will do. However, unless you have a large family, the 21.5-quart All American cooker may have far more room than you’ll ever need. The All American 10.5 quart will hold seven standard mouth regular pint jars or four standard regular mouth quart jars.
  • Ease of use is also an important factor when you’re choosing a stovetop pressure cooker. Fissler Vitaquick’s pressure settings are extremely easy to read, and it also has a lid that slides onto the pot more easily than others.
  • The size of larger units like the All American 21.5-quart pressure cooker can bring a couple of issues. First, its size means it doesn’t fit snugly on just one burner, making it difficult to place. You’ll also find its heaviness may make it a bad fit for a ceramic or glass range. Lastly, the size signifies it will also take longer than average to heat up and cool down.
  • If affordability is an issue, there’s a clear difference in one of the models. The Culina One-Touch sells for under $50, while all of the other units fall in the $200-$300 range.
  • Cleanup is an understandable concern with any appliance. If you’re used to tossing your pots and pans in the dishwasher, you may want a unit that provides that level of no-fuss cleaning. Both the Fissler Vitaquick and the Culina One-Touch are dishwasher safe. The All American units advertise that they’re easy to clean, thanks to the satin finish.