The Best Electric Pressure Cooker

Last updated on November 30, 2018

We looked at the top 9 Electric Pressure Cookers and dug through the reviews from 30 of the most popular review sites including Tech Gear Lab, New York Times Wirecutter, Digital Trends, CNET, Top Ten Reviews, Suzie The Foodie, BestReviews, Good Housekeeping, Wired, Amy & Jackie Pressure Cooker Recipes and more. The result is a ranking of the best Electric Pressure Cookers.

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We looked at the top 9 Electric Pressure Cookers and dug through the reviews from 30 of the most popular review sites including Tech Gear Lab, New York Times Wirecutter, Digital Trends, CNET, Top Ten Reviews, Suzie The Foodie, BestReviews, Good Housekeeping, Wired, Amy & Jackie Pressure Cooker Recipes and more. The result is a ranking of the best of the best Electric Pressure Cookers.

The Top Electric Pressure Cookers

Our Take
Experts Included
Pros
Cons
  The Best Overall

Instant Pot

DUO

Overall Take

Experts Included
New York Times Wirecutter, Digital Trends, Tech Gear Lab. Along with user reviews from Amazon, Target and Walmart.
Pros
"For the vast majority of people out there, we think the Instant Pot DUO60 is the best pressure cooker available"
Cons
"The Sauté function has only three temperature settings, for one thing, and the pot itself limits the amount you can brown at a time."

Breville

BPR700BSS

Overall Take

Experts Included
CNET, Wired, Good Housekeeping, BestReviews, New York Times Wirecutter, Tech Gear Lab and 1 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon.
Pros
"11 settings, detachable cord, and automatic hands-free steam release. Owners rave about versatile cooking options that include sauteing, simmering, and steaming"
Cons
"The only real qualm we had with this machine is its price, as $250 is double what most cookers cost."
  The Best Value

COSORI

Electric Pressure Cooker 8-in-1

Overall Take

Experts Included
Top Ten Reviews, Suzie The Foodie and 1 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon and Walmart.
Pros
"This machine works quietly and does not create disconcerting hisses or other noises while on."
Cons
"I did get confused because there is only one direction you should turn the release valve to remove pressure from the cooker."

Instant Pot

DUO Plus

Overall Take

Experts Included
Amy & Jackie Pressure Cooker Recipes, New York Times Wirecutter, Digital Trends, Tech Gear Lab and 2 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon and Walmart.
Pros
"It does have a number of safety features like when it opens and closes and when you remove it, the pot makes musical jingling sounds."
Cons
"The power supply cord is a bit short due to UL safety requirements."
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Products Considered

We identified the majority of the electric pressure cookers available to purchase.
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Expert Reviews & Ratings Included

Expert review and analysis from some of the most respected sources including: Tech Gear Lab, New York Times Wirecutter, Digital Trends, CNET, Top Ten Reviews, Suzie The Foodie, BestReviews, Good Housekeeping, Wired and Amy & Jackie Pressure Cooker Recipes.

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The Best Overall

Instant Pot DUO

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
28,918 user reviews
The DWYM Consensus

What experts liked
t’s simple to use and will turn out delicious meals in a fraction of the time conventional cooking requires—you can cook black beans from scratch in 20 minutes, for example.
- New York Times Wirecutter
October 22, 2018 | Full review
It does have a number of safety features like when it opens and closes and when you remove it, the pot makes musical jingling sounds.
- Digital Trends
For the vast majority of people out there, we think the Instant Pot DUO60 is the best pressure cooker available
- Tech Gear Lab
What experts didn't like
The Sauté function has only three temperature settings, for one thing, and the pot itself limits the amount you can brown at a time.
- Digital Trends
Marginally less tender meat than the Breville
- Tech Gear Lab

The Best Bang For Your Buck

COSORI Electric Pressure Cooker 8-in-1

Expert Summarized Score
8.1
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
1,179 user reviews
The DWYM Consensus

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
In so many ways I think the Cosori pressure cooker is superior and I love that they included an extra sealing ring, a glass lid (perfect for heating up leftovers) and their steam rack (unless you are baking).
- Suzie The Foodie
December 5, 2017 | 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

Overall Product Rankings

1. Instant Pot DUO
Overall Score: 9.3
Reviews Included: 6

2. Breville BPR700BSS
Overall Score: 8.4
Reviews Included: 8

3. COSORI Electric Pressure Cooker 8-in-1
Overall Score: 8.0
Reviews Included: 5

4. Instant Pot DUO Plus
Overall Score: 7.8
Reviews Included: 8

5. NINJA MC950Z
Overall Score: 7.5
Reviews Included: 4

6. Instant Pot LUX60
Overall Score: 7.0
Reviews Included: 5

7. Tayama TMC-60XL
Overall Score: 5.8
Reviews Included: 7

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