Top 10 Electric Pressure Cookers 2021
Electric pressure cookers are a fast and easy way to cook one-pot dishes like rice, dal-khichdi, chicken stew, delicious soups etc. Electric pressure cookers are programmable with digital controls, with options to slow-cook, sauté or steam. Some electric pressure cookers even have smart options that let you control the cooking process via your smartphone, allowing you to relax with a book or catch an episode of your favourite TV show while making progress in the kitchen at the same time. Electric Pressure cookers have made the contemporary cooking experience far more hands-free and far less messy, and they are a snazzy piece of the appliance to add to any kitchen. If you are planning to buy or gift an electric pressure cooker at this time, we bring you a list of the Top Ten Electric Pressure Cookers to buy in India, in order to make your selection process easier.
1. Instant Pot Duo
Instant Pot is America’s number 1 favoured brand of the electric pressure cooker. The Instant Pot Duo is available in three sizes. Each of them is equipped with smart programs for Soup, Stew, Dal/ Chana, Chicken, Slow Cook, Sauté, Rice, Porridge, Steam, Yogurt, Keep Warm, Manual and Pressure Cook. You can use the Instant Pot Duo to replace not just your manual pressure cooker, but also a number of other kitchen utensils, such as the sauté pan or the slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, food warmer, and yoghurt maker. The 5.7 Litre Instant Pot Duo costs about ₹ 14,999 while the 3 Litre Instant Pot DUO MINI is priced at ₹ 8,999.
2. Instant Pot Ultra
This is a bigger, more high-end, smart pressure cooker from Instant Pot, useful for larger families. It offers an array of added customizations, such as altitude adjustment and cooking indicator. This electric cooker has 16 built-in smart programs and is sufficiently energy efficient. It can easily replace utensils like the sauté pan, pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, cake maker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer. It has an added Quick Release button for letting out steam, and added programs for preparing cake and cooking eggs. The Instant Pot Ultra is priced at ₹ 51,290.
3. CROCK-POT Multi-Use Express Crock Programmable Slow Cooker
The 5.6 Litre silver-coloured Crockpot Express is an exquisite Electric Pressure Cooker at an unbelievably low price. This electric cooker is priced at ₹ 12,199 and packs a lot of useful features. Crock-Pot is a reliable brand that has been around for over 80 years and has made a name for themselves selling crockpots, or slow cookers. The smart programs present in this electric cooker are as follows: Meat/ Stew, Beans/ Dal, Rice, Yogurt, Slow Cook, Steam, Keep Warm, Sauté, Multigrain, Soup, Poultry and Dessert. These cookers however come without a manual button, but the dal button can be used as a substitute for the manual button.
4. Sharp Twin Cooker with Non-Stick Pot and Steamer Basket
The 5 Litre Dual Pot Sharp Twin Cooker looks exceptionally chic and allows you to cook four delicious dishes at once. The 12 automated functions available on this Electric pressure cooker are Rice, Dal, Pulao, Kheer, Soup, Porridge, Steam, Stew, Bake, Fry, Yogurt and Manual. It can keep food warm for up to 12 hrs. This electric cooker offers good energy efficiency and a smart temperature control feature. This cooker is priced at ₹ 12,000.
5. Geek Robocook Zeta 5 Litre Electric Pressure Cooker with Non-Stick Pot
The fifth one on our list of the 10 Best Electric Pressure Cookers available in India, is another budget electric pressure cooker. The 5 Litre Geek Robocook Zeta priced at ₹ 5,999. The Geek Robocook also has an 8 Litre model that will set you back by ₹ 7,999. The automatic cooking modes available are Rice, Dal/ Chana, Sambar/ Gravy, Pongal/ Khichdi, Idly, Soup, Fish, Chicken, Meat, Pulav/ Biryani, Cake/ Bake and Slow Cook, Keep Warm. This electric pressure cooker has two additional buttons indicating Veg and Non-Veg modes. There is also a manual mode. This electric cooker is available in two varieties, so you can choose between a non-stick and stainless-steel cooker. The prices vary only marginally, the non-stick cooker costing a little less than a stainless-steel one.
6. Preethi Touch EPC005 Electric Pressure Cooker
The Preethi Touch Electric Pressure Cooker EPC005 comes with a non-stick pan, a pressure protection feature that discharges any excess built-up pressure into an internal chamber to prevent accidents and a pressure limiter. This product is reasonably priced at ₹ 6,575. It has fifteen automatic pre-set cooking programs including Rajma, Idly, Gajar Halwa, Cake and Bhaji settings along with all the regular cooking options of an electric pressure cooker. There is also a Manual setting present. It has a capacity of 6 Litre and uses a novel Nutri ++ technology to cook healthier meals by preserving nutrient bioavailability.
7. Wellspire Multi Cooking Pot
With 14 pre-set cooking programs including Poultry, Bean/Chili, Rice/Pasta, Dal, Sauté, Egg, Yogurt, Soup/Broth, the Wellspire stainless-steel Smart Electric Pressure Cooker is a great budget option for anyone looking to buy a good electric pressure cooker without having to cough up too much money. This 6 Litre pot would set you back by no more than ₹ 7999 and comes with BPA free measuring cups and spoon, Silicon mitts, an Egg rack, a Steamer basket, a Trivet, and a gasket. The Wellspire Electric Pressure cooker also offers safety features like Overheat Protection and Safety Lock.
8. Borosil Instacook Electric Pressure Cooker
Another stylish, silver, stainless-steel Electric Pressure cooker with a capacity of 6 Litre, and priced at ₹ 6,990. Borosil is a trusted brand and no discussion about the Best Electric Pressure Cookers available to the Indian markets will be complete without mentioning this budget smart cooker from Borosil. It comes with a non-stick pot, measuring cup, a plastic spatula and a detachable power chord. Automatic cooking programs available are Rice, Khichdi, Dal, Rajma, Idly, Vegetable Steamer, Bhaji, Gajar Halwa, Gravy, Chicken, Sauté, and Biryani. It also offers the Keep Warm function.
9. Mealthy MultiPot Electric Pressure Cooker
The 3 Litre Mealthy Multi-pot Electric Pressure Cooker is priced at ₹ 11250. Mealthy is another staple American slow-cooker brand that is reliable and safe. Automatic cooking modes packed in the cooker are Pressure Cook, Steam, Yogurt, Poultry, Slow Cook, Sauté, Dessert, Multigrain. The steamer basket and raised trivet make it possible to cook two meals at the same time. The 6 Litre variant of this cooker costs ₹ 14,990.
10. Panasonic Automatic Electric Cooker
This Panasonic Electric Pressure Cooker is a budget option that does not offer many pre-set cooking options. There are only a couple of modes, namely Cooking/ Steaming and Keep Warm. This Automatic Pressure Cooker has a capacity of 4.4 Litre and costs just ₹ 3,245. Modest as it is, this product still attracts great reviews from users and is a favourite among students or bachelors who prefer a portable lifestyle and are not looking for the commitment or investment of an Instant Pot. This product is available in Silver and Burgundy. Comes with a non-stick cooking pan and steamer.
Once you have found the right Electric Pressure cooker for you, the transition to seamless, stress-free, quick-cooking will be easy. Browse before purchasing for discounts and special offers. E-commerce stores such as Amazon or Croma run offers on Electric Cookers all year round, which can substantially bring down the cost price of these cookers.