Debra Lynn Dadd
Non-Toxic Pressure Cooker
Hi, I am looking to purchase a pressure cooker. I have read your information on safe/non-toxic cookware. Within the pressure cooker category, the offerings for purchasing a safe/non-toxic material seem much more limited than other kinds of cookware. I have found a few in anodized aluminum. I am just uncertain if this is the safest choice.
Does anyone have any experience in purchasing a non-toxic pressure cooker? If so, I would greatly appreciate you sharing the brand and type of material with me.
POSTED BY JGPZ :: NJ USA :: 01/28/2008 11:02 AM
Readers, I haven't looked at pressure cookers in years, but they are a good way to save energy because they cook foods more quickly. I know there is a whole new generation of pressure cookers available, but haven't researched them yet.
I have a Kuhn Rikon brand. It's stainless steel and works wonderfully. It is a bit pricier than other brands but it is very high quality and should last my lifetime and beyond. It is a stovetop model though, NOT an electric one. I haven't found a stainless electric model that doesn't have non-stick coating.
POSTED BY DAWN :: MINNESOTA USA :: 02/02/2008 4:24 AM
If you are not sensitive to stainless steel, you might consider a stainless steel pressure cooker. Stainless steel is pretty inert and doesn't corrode, so unlike with a plain aluminum utensil, you won't have small amounts of oxides coming off into your food over time.
Anodized aluminum is also fairly inert, but there is the risk of the anodized coating getting scratched, which would expose the bare aluminum, which does corrode.
Stainless steel pressure cookers are readily available; a quick Google of "stainless steel pressure cooker" shows them available from a variety of vendors, including Target, Kohl's, cookware.com, and Amazon.
They are more expensive than aluminum pressure cookers, but should be a lot safer and should last effectively forever.
POSTED BY ALISON HINE :: EAGLE WOMAN :: ALISON.HINE.NET :: NEW HAMPSHIRE USA :: 02/11/2008 2:35 PM
I have a stainless steel Presto pressure cooker. I have never had a problem with it and it is at least 25 years old. It is a stove top unit.
POSTED BY JEAN MATTHEWS :: PENNSYLVANIA USA :: 02/11/2008 3:55 PM
I just got my $69 Stainless Steel Presto 8-qt Pressure Cooker from Amazon today. The first thing I did was check to see if it passed the magnet test and it did. The reviews on Amazon are favorable so now I just need to learn how to use it.
POSTED BY JAN C. :: HAWAII USA :: 04/21/2008 10:32 PM
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