Presto Pressure Cookers

presto pressure cooker--mainview modelsNational Presto is recognized as a leader in kitchen appliances.  The success of the company is based on innovation on a consistent and continuing basis.  The company holds a position of leadership in the portable electrical appliance field.  The Presto pressure cooker reflects the image of quality long associated with the Presto name.  The company started in 1905 manufacturing canners for commercial use with a 30 gallon capacity.  They quickly moved into producing canners for hotels and the home.

In 1939 the name Presto become synonymous with the name pressure cooker when they introduced the sauce pan variety. By then they were manufacturing a 4 quart pressure cooker to a 16 quart canner.  Presto became the leader of pressure cooking with the advent of the stainless steel pressure cooker.  Since then they have added many other indispensable kitchen appliances to their line.

They carry both the stainless steel, aluminum, and all clad models.  Of course, all the Presto pressure cookers contain the safety lock option.  Some of the parts that occasionally wear out over time are easily replaced and are easy to find.

All of Presto prices are reasonable ranging from $26 to $144 depending on what you are looking for.  Some of the cookers include a stainless steel basket for steaming and cooking at the same time.  It is also used for cooking different foods at the same time so not to intermingle the different flavors.  It cooks the food with steam, pressure, and heats up to four times faster than conventional cooking methods.

Here are some of the most popular Presto pressure cookers.


presto 8-quart stainless steel pressure cookerPresto 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

  • Cooks three to ten times faster than ordinary cooking methods, saving time, energy, and money.
  • Luxurious stainless steel with tri-clad base for fast, even heating.
  • Quick pressure/steam release system.
  • Includes cooking rack and complete 64-page instruction/recipe book.
  • 10-3/4 by 15 by 9-1/3 inches; 12 year limited warranty.
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Presto 01365 6-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, DeluxePresto 01365 6-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker,Deluxe

  • High-speed pressure cooking preserves flavors and nutrients
  • Pressure regulator automatically maintains the proper cooking pressure
  • Pressure release devices to keep cooker from being opened until pressure is reduced
  • Includes a stainless steel rack and a 64-page instruction/recipe book.
    Fully immersible and dishwasher safe
  • Tri-clad base is made with a layer of aluminum sandwiched between
    two layers of stainless steel
  • extended 12-year limited warranty
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Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and CookerPresto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker

  • The only method recommended safe by the US Department of Agriculture
    for canning vegetables, meats, poultry, and seafood
  • Doubles as a boiling-water canner for preserving fruits, jams, jellies, pickles, and salsa
  • Constructed of warp-resistant heavy-gauge aluminum for fast, even heating; Works
    on regular and smooth-top ranges; Extended 12-year limited warranty
  • Deluxe pressure dial gauge registers the complete range of processing pressures;
    This precise measurement is especially important at higher altitudes
  • Extra-large size is great for big canning jobs;
    Includes canning/cooking rack and complete 76-page instruction and recipe book
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