May 2022

Pressure Cookers: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Pressure Cooker rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2022.

At a glance - May 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Pressure Cooker
The Strategist
The Spruce Eats
NBC News
Good Housekeeping
Forbes
Simply Recipes
Food & Wine
Merriam Webster
My Domaine
All Recipes
1
- $389
Breville Fast Slow Pro
11
7
1
3
-
3
3
-
7
3
2
- $98
Instant Pot Duo60
1
1
4
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
3
- $160
Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL
-
-
3
6
6
5
-
5
3
-
4
- $80
T-fal Secure 5 SS
3
-
-
4
3
2
-
-
9
-
5
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Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus
-
-
-
-
2
-
1
-
-
1
6
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Farberware 7-in-1 Programmable
-
-
2
2
-
-
-
-
-
2
7
- $160
Instant Pot Crisp + Air Fryer
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
4
8
- $139
Crock-Pot XL Express
9
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
- $156
Chef iQ Smart Cooker
7
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
-
-
10
+2 $119
Crock-Pot Express
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
4
-
11
-1 $140
Zavor LUX LCD
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
6
-
12
-1 $110
Yedi Multi-Use 6 Quart
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
8
-

We ranked Breville Fast Slow Pro #1 in May 2022 because:

  • 8 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Breville Fast Slow Pro as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best Automatic Electric Pressure Cooker

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The Spruce Eats

Best High-End Electric

Pros
Adjustable pressure settings
Automatic steam release settings
Versatile

Cons
Number of presets may overwhelm some cooks
Short warranty period

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NBC News

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Good Housekeeping

Best Electric Pressure Cooker

Pros
Offers great control over temperature and pressure levels
11 pressure cook settings plus a custom setting option
LCD display shows pressure indicator, temperature, and timer

Cons
Came up to pressure slowly in tests
Quick-release valve wasn’t quick to release pressure
No delay start setting

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Simply Recipes

Best Multi-Cooker

Pros
Sharp stainless steel design
intuitive control panel
accurate presets
easy to clean and store
features an auto-pulse release

Cons
Pot may retain some odors

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Food & Wine

Best for Experienced Cooks

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My Domaine

Best Smart

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All Recipes

Best Foodie Buy

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We ranked Instant Pot Duo60 #2 in May 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 4 experts ranked Instant Pot Duo60 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best-Rated Pressure Cooker

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The Spruce Eats

Best Overall

Pros
Remembers previous settings
Three temperature levels
Precise temperature control

Cons
Comes with minimal accessories
Difficult to see the pressure valve

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NBC News

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Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Pressure Cooker

Pros
Topped Lab tests from slow cooking to pressure cooking
Simple, intuitive controls
Replaces 7 appliances in one footprint
​​Pressure cooks on low and high for more control

Cons
No setting for sterilizing
Took a long time to release pressure naturally

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Forbes

Best Pressure Cooker for Most People

Pros
Easy to use
Simple cleanup
Built-in safety features

Cons
Lower capacity than other models

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Pressure Cookers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Pressure Cookers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2022 ranking

We ranked Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL #3 in May 2022 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
NBC News

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Good Housekeeping

Best Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer

Pros
12 functions
Large enough capacity to feed 8 to 10 people
All parts are dishwasher safe

Cons
Bulky footprint
Pricey

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Forbes

Best Pressure Cooker Air Fryer Combo

Pros
Extra-large capacity
Multiple cooking functions

Cons
Expensive
Many accessories to store

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Simply Recipes

Best for Big-Batch Cooking

Pros
Suitable size for large meals
can cook nearly anything
easy to clean
powerful performance

Cons
Heavy
takes up a lot of counter space

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Merriam Webster

Best Splurge

Pros
Combines two trendy appliances into one

Cons
Slow cooker slower than traditional slow cooker
Air fryer takes some time to heat up

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My Domaine

Best Splurge

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We ranked T-fal Secure 5 SS #4 in May 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best Stovetop Pressure Cooker for Beginners

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Good Housekeeping

Best Stovetop Pressure Cooker

Pros
Wide range of safety features
Dishwasher safe

Cons
Doesn’t include canning accessories
Quite heavy

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Forbes

Best Stovetop Pressure Cooker

Pros
Versatile on any heat source
Easy to clean
Variable steam release

Cons
Smaller capacity
Expensive for a non-electric model

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Simply Recipes

Best Stovetop

Pros
Affordable
compact
lid locks securely to reduce accidents

Cons
Replacement parts unavailable

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My Domaine

Best Overall Stovetop

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We ranked Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus #5 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Instant Pot

Pros
More customizable programs
Upgraded cooling technology

Cons
Lower capacity than other models
More expensive

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Food & Wine

Most Popular

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All Recipes

Best Overall

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We ranked Farberware 7-in-1 Programmable #6 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
NBC News

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Good Housekeeping

Best Value Pressure Cooker

Pros
Nicely priced
Turned out impressive pressure- and slow-cooked meals in Lab tests
Useful programmed settings

Cons
Manual lacks detail
Slow to release pressure naturally

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All Recipes

Best Budget Buy

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We ranked Instant Pot Crisp + Air Fryer #7 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Instant Pot Crisp + Air Fryer as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Simply Recipes

Best Overall

Pros
Multiple options of cooking
heats up quickly
easy to clean

Cons
Air fryer may be too small for some

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All Recipes

Honorable Mention

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We ranked Crock-Pot XL Express #8 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best Combination Pressure and Slow Cooker

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The Spruce Eats

Best Budget

Pros
Inexpensive
Nonstick cook pot
Easy-to-read control panel

Cons
No manual pressure button
Difficult to see the pressure valve
No medium temperature setting

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We ranked Chef iQ Smart Cooker #9 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best Smart Pressure Cooker

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Good Housekeeping

Best Smart Pressure Cooker

Pros
Wireless controls
Access to recipes and instructions
Built-in scale

Cons
App occasionally loses connection
Outer lid gets very hot

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We ranked Crock-Pot Express #10 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Pressure Cooker with Slow Cooker

Pros
Impressive slow cooker with pressure cooking capabilities
Delay start and keep warm keeps food at ideal temps
8 one-touch meal settings and 4 one-touch cook functions

Cons
A bit large for smaller kitchens
Seal on the lid can be finicky

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My Domaine

Best Large Capacity

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We ranked Zavor LUX LCD #11 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Food & Wine

Best Multi-Use

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My Domaine

Best Multi-Use

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We ranked Yedi Multi-Use 6 Quart #12 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pressure Cookers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Food & Wine

Best for Large Servings

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My Domaine

Best Accessories

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