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MIU France Stainless Steel Professional 8-Qt. Pressure Cooker

Introduction

The MIU France Stainless Steel Professional 8-Qt. Pressure Cooker (see lowest price) is a stylish addition to the home kitchen that can speed up cooking times for anything from stews to beans to porridge.

With recent trending toward more home cooking even in a fast paced lifestyle, pressure cooking has been increasingly been added to home chefs' repertoires, and this pressure cooker is top of the line for that.

At about $125, this pressure cooker costs as much as three times as much as its competitors, but it may be worth it for the dedicated chef.

Strengths

  • Reduces cooking times by up to two thirds
  • Stainless steel material is relatively nonreactive
  • Cooks on any stovetop
  • 8-quart size is perfect for a small family
  • Quick and even heat distribution
  • Sturdy and well-made

Weaknesses

  • Price around $125 makes it a premium product
  • At 8.8 pounds, it can be heavy for some chefs
  • Foods that bubble or froth might block safety valves and are incompatible with this pressure cooker

Features that Make the MIU France Stainless Steel Professional Pressure Cooker Stand Out

Here are some of the features that make this pressure cooker worth the price

Versatility

The MIU France Stainless Steel Professional Pressure Cooker boasts two levels of pressure for variable cooking times and methods.

This allows for it to almost--but not quite--double as a slow cooker at level one for low heat and low pressure but long cooking time. For classic pressure cooking, level two offers a high pressure, high heat method as well.

This means all-day stews and quick-cook beans are both just as appropriate for this pressure cooker.

Health

With how accessible and cheap fast food is in modern times, it is no wonder people will default to a hamburger instead of home cooking.

On a regular pot, a healthful lentil and kale stew can take hours to cook. In a pressure cooker, especially one with a high pressure setting like the MIU France Stainless Steel Professional Pressure Cooker, cooking times can be reduced by up to two thirds.

This means the precious free time most full-time employees value can be spent how they want without compromising on health or taste.

A pressure cooker means that lean cuts of meat or dried beans are no longer too time-consuming to make, opening up a whole host of healthy and tasty options for even the busiest of home cooks.

Safety

The number one reason to buy a premium pressure cooker is safety.

The MIU France Stainless Steel Professional Pressure Cooker offers a fully automatic lid-locking system that prevents opening under pressure.

This means that the explosive pressure that is built up inside the pressure cooker will have no means of breaking open the seal created.

Cheaper pressure cookers can sometimes malfunction, ending with pieces of pressure cooker all over the kitchen and lots of broken glass.

The automatic lid-locking system, coupled with safety valves, means this pressure cooker is safe without having to spend much attention watching it.

Quality

This pressure cooker is heavy. At 8.8 pounds, it will take some effort to move around. Its weight comes mostly from its stainless steel core bottom, which distributes heat evenly allowing for even browning and cooking.

It also speaks to the quality of its constituent parts, which are all made from stainless steel and extremely sturdy. This is a pressure cooker meant to last for over a decade.

Design

The MIU France Stainless Steel Professional Pressure Cooker is incredibly stylish. The stainless steel construction give it an elegant look that belies its utility.

It will not look out of place in any kitchen--modern, rustic, or classic, but will hold up against any other pressure cooker in function as well.

Ease of Cleaning and Use

The simplicity of this pressure cooker can be misleading. There is clearly years of technology that goes into any pressure cooker, but the MIU France Stainless Steel Professional Pressure Cooker has very few moveable parts.

The simplicity of this pressure cooker can be misleading. There is clearly years of technology that goes into any pressure cooker, but the MIU France Stainless Steel Professional Pressure Cooker has very few moveable parts.

There are also few surfaces exposed to food, no nooks or crannies for stew to creep into. This means taking it apart and cleaning it is extremely easy. Manufacturers recommend warm water and a gentle detergent like the ones used for dishes.

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Final Thoughts

The MIU France Stainless Steel Professional Pressure Cooker is a great all-around pressure cooker for someone cooking for a small family of three or four. It has the utility of any pressure cooker on the market at a great size of eight quarts, which is suitable for a great Sunday stew.

The construction is fantastic and the heavy, sturdy parts are clearly made to last. This pressure cooker is clearly meant to be a centerpiece of kitchen appliances and to be used often. At a relatively high price, it is an investment, but well worth the value if a home chef requires a workhorse of a pressure cooker for everyday use.