Kuhn Rikon Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker Review

Kuhn Rikon 5 1/4 qt. pressure cooker

The Kuhn Rikon Pressure cooker is known as the Rolls Royce of pressure cookers. It is known for high quality and heavy 18/10 stainless steel. These are so popular because they last for a lifetime and can be passed down to other generations.

Superior Construction

k-r-vegThe picture above illustrates how the base is aluminum sandwiched between stainless steel,  this supplies an even distribution of heat.  The lustrous shine on the exterior will not corrode, rust, or chip.

 Engineered Safety Features

Kuhn Rikon Locking LidsThe lid locking system doesn’t allow the pressure cooker to be opened until pressure has been released. This is one of the safety features that lets you know when it is safe enough to open the lid.

The Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker can be used on all cook tops.  Any cook top can be used–gas, induction, glass, and  electric.



pressure valveThe safety valve indicator t tells you how much pressure is in the cooker. You always know where the cooking process is.



safety featuresThe whole idea of a spring valve is that it isn’t supposed to vent (as much if at all)   The main valve in the center regulates the pressure by allowing steam to escape.  If it somehow becomes clogged, the blue-rimmed safety valve next to it will release steam in a controlled and safe manner.

I am giving this my highest recommendation because of it’s ability to use a very low amount of energy.  Once it reaches the level needed to maintain the pressure, a very low energy level on your cook top is needed.

Available in Multiple Sizes

Click here to see the details of all available models.


2.5 qt. Steel Pressure Cooker
2.5 qt. Pressure Cooker
3.5 qt. Pressure Sauce Pan
3.5 qt. Pressure Cooker
5 qt Steel Pressure Cooker
5 qt Pressure Cooker
6 piece pressure cooker set
6 piece set
6 quart stock pot pressure cooker
6 qt. Pressure Cooker
7 quart pressure cooker
7 quart pressure cooker
8 quart stock pot
8 qt. Pressure Cooker

Ease of Use and Efficiency

You will almost be able to save the cost of the pot in natural gas or electricity over two years. But the real value in savings is in the vitamins that are retained because you cook with so little water they stay IN the food .

inside markingsNotice that the inside of the pot is marked so you have a built in measuring point.  Some recipes,especially soups,  will recommend that the pot is filled half way with liquids.  No guessing–it is clearly marked.

This pressure cooker cooks FAST.  Very little fuel is needed.    Hardly any water is needed  for extended periods of time because there is nearly no water lost through venting . With high energy costs these really save a bundle .  Once the pressure is built up,  the heat on the  stove can be turned down just about to simmer to finish the cooking as opposed to having it on medium or high for a much longer period of time.

Some of my favorite dishes cooked in the pressure cooker are pulled pork, pork ribs, beef stew, BBQ pot roast, beets, corn on the cob (no boiling 10 gallons of water) potatoes for mashed or salad, whole chicken in 20 minutes!

The pot without the cover is perfect for making everything from soups to pasta.

If you are using a recipe with very little water you may want to consider using a flame-tamer. This pot is so energy efficient that  some of the newer electric stoves won’t go low enough to keep the pressure where it belongs.

Manufacture’s Information

  • Made in Switzerland.
  • 10 year manufacture’s warranty (not including worn out parts)
  • Replacement parts available (see manual).



Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cooker
Date Published: 04/30/2014
This is an easy to use stove top, but compared to electric pressure cookers, you need to do more than just “push a button”. The reason “Design” didn’t get my highest rating is because of the pressure indicators. They are not color coded, making them a little more difficult to read. Construction of this pressure cooker is superior to most of the other models on the market.
4.75 / 5 stars

Shop for the Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cooker Here

  • 7-3/8-quart saucepan-style pressure cooker made of 18/10 stainless steel; holds up to 4 pint or 3 quart jars for canning
  • Solid thermal aluminum sandwich in bottom for even browning and rapid heat absorption
  • Five over-pressure safety systems; automatic locking system; spring-loaded precision valve
  • Saves time and 70 percent of energy normally consumed while cooking
  • Made in Switzerland; hand washing recommended; 10-year warranty