National 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.