Still kicking on in 2020!
I was gifted this pressure cooker in 2016. Not going to lie, I had never pressure cooked or had a desire to so it sat in the box for a few months until I got curious enough to try it... I loved it! I have had it ever since, never skipped a beat and SO easy to clean... still looks brand new. Very impressed with all my cuisinart products.
Purchased in July 2016.
I just bought an instant pot and cut my losses on the cuisinart
To say that the Cuisinart is tempermental is an understatement. It has frustrated me ever since I bought it. It's great when it works, but it is a terrible experience trying to get it to work. I stayed up for hours one night trying to get it to work. I finally had to go to bed without getting it to work. It seems that if you heat it up for ANYTHING such as sautéing, it won't work again until it has COMPLETELY cooled down, which means the next day!!
So I could not finish my recipe after the first step of sautéing. What should have taken an ...
Timing doesn't hold if you brown or saute first as in the recipe book
I really wanted this pressure cooker to impress but no, it did not. After sauteeing and browning for a shank recipe then moved to cook the shanks, this pressure cooker continued to disappoint. As soon as it reaches temperature it would shut off. Piece of nice looking junk. Back to my cooktop pressure cooker.
I will NEVER buy Cuisinart products again!
We purchased two of these pressure cookers. One for me, one for my son. The pots both have a line on bottom like its peeling. I called Cuisinatt customer service, they could've cared less. I only had the cookers for a month! The girl I spoke with was no help at all. Never again will I purchase Cuisinart. Poor customer service!
Received as gift. Used 5x over in 1 year. Digital lights have burned out, red pressure bulb must be manipulated to get to pop, unit overheats almost everytime, won't stay in pressure mode and has been a massive disappointment as a fan of cuisinart and user of several of their products.
What a piece of crap
The solution to using this machine is to half fill it way way below the full line. It will then sometimes work. If it almost gets to pressurise and then begins beeping don’t even try again it is so temperamental we have persisted for a year with this model after returning the first one
Avoid Cuisinart at all costs
Love cooking with a pressure cooker, but this one is finicky
Certain things come out great. It works best with items that need a lot of water (like soup or beans). But when you do something that you don't want to put a lot of water (like lasagna) it will keep going to the warm setting and wont build pressure. That is frustrating as I have ruined food because of this or it takes forever, which defeats the purpose of cooking with pressure.
Does not work!
I returned one Cuisinart CPC-600 pressure cooker because it went to "warm" mode as soon as it reached pressure. Now the second one does the same thing if I use the brown or sauté mode first. I have even put the entire unit out side in below freezing weather to cool it down, and it still will go to the warm mode if I have browned meat first. I am researching another brand so I can trash this useless boat anchor.
Bad Customer Service
Mine did the same and when I called about warranty the charged me $10.00 to ship out the replacement and it cost me another $25.00 to return the bad one. Stay away from this product and all Conair/Cuisinart products. I have read of others having the same problem. I think we should do a class action suit.
Waste of money- useless
Absolute waste of money. Same problem as everyone else it seems. Worked fine the first time but now cuts out and goes to keep warm mode before reaching pressure. Tried to take it back to where i purchased it but was treated like an [censored word removed] and was asked if i had read the instructions. Was then told it couldnt be returned as it had been used????? How else would i know it didnt work. I cant afford to be ripped off like this. Was so excited with this purchase, now so angry.
Questions & Answers
I purchased the CPC Cuisinart Pressure Cooker in October of 2018. I have used it only thre or four times. I have the same problems other owners have described. Now I just read about a dozen law suits for this model and that it has been discontinued. Now I am afraid to use it! I have the original box , booklet and all packaging as ell as the original receipt, and I registered it. I think that JC Penny should take it back or Cuisinart should. Someone needs to take it back and refund my $76.00! I have always loved a Cuisinart products. I own their high tech food processor and their slim stainless toaster. I love them both! But I want this pressure cooker to be taken back and refunded. How Do I go about that?
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