Is a Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker worth the buy?

It’s no mystery that Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers are some of the most expensive on the market. But they always seem to rank high on review lists and people recommend the brand. So does that mean they are really worth the buy? In this article that’s what we examine. We would like to note that we received a Kuhn Rikon from our friends Cook With Pressure (visit at http://www.cookwithpressure.com), allowing us to conduct a review.

The pros of Kuhn Rikon are firstly a well-thought out, well-made design. When you unpack the pressure cooker you’ll immediately notice that exceptional care was used to design it. It feels sturdier than most other cookers and comes with a 10-year warranty. Most Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers come with the option of having a long handle and short handle, or two short handles. If you want something that can be stored easily, the shorter handles are better. Nevertheless the handles are nicely made too. Beyond things that you can see, Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers are efficient. The temperature and pressure control on them is phenomenal.

Here are some descriptions of their pressure cookers from the Kuhn Rikon site:

  • Fast: up to 70% reduction in cooking time
  • Environmental: up to 70% energy saving
  • Healthy: retains vitamins and minerals
  • Swiss engineered and Swiss made
  • Waffle-textured pan lets you brown food first for flavor without added fat

Upon using the cooker, we now know why Cook With Pressure and other review sites praise this brand. We don’t see a need to replace it especially considering how well it works. With a 10-year warranty, you get your money’s worth. Most Kuhn Rikons are known to last decades anyway. So this is certainly an investment. We can see why its owners stick by this pressure cooker. The build quality, volume, width, and functionality is most certainly worth the money.

Having said all this, the real question is whether you can buy a pressure cooker to replace Kuhn Rikon while spending less on it? Of course there are pressure cookers at all price points ranging from $50 to $400. But if you’re going to spend $50 you should expect to do without some convenient features and quality. According to this top rated pressure cookers list, some good budget models are the Presto pressure cookers. They have a smaller width and a no-frills design, but come with a 12-year warranty nonetheless so you’re getting a really good deal.

In conclusion, whether you think the Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker is worth the purchase depends on your preferences. It’s not an unreasonable purchase because the quality will justify the price. But if you don’t use it often, you can save some money with a Presto pressure cooker that will work just the same. Enjoy!

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