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.
OK when it works
Disappointed. I think it overheats when you brown meat in it and then go on to pressure cook - it starts to heat then starts beeping and the timer setting drops back to zero and it goes to warm without pressure cooking. At other times it works just beautifully, a pity.
When it works it's great - easy to use, automatic timer etc
Sometimes doesn't work as explained above
Didn't live up to expectations! I was so very disappointed. 1st time it happened, I returned to supplier & they sent me a replacement. Then it happened again so I decided that it was best to get a refund! My husband called it a STRESS cooker!
Cooked meals in an instant when it did work.
Cuisinart 3 year warranty & great customer service.
After a couple of usage, product failed to cook at high pressure & switch to keep warm. After further investigations found out that I wasn't the only 1 who encountered this fault.
Love it! Use it every day during winter, and at least once a week in summer!
I have always been somewhat frightened by the idea of pressure cookers "blowing up". I have 4 children and am often doing more than one thing at once! I really like the efficiency of pressure cookers but the idea of having to hang about and listen for the right noise and turn down the heat then time it and then release pressure... it was all too hard.
This pressure cooker is a dream. You add your ingredients, browning them first if you wish(in the pressure cooker) and then setting the length of time you wish it to cook for, then away it goes. ...
great, when it works!
fantastic the first 2 times i used it, but then every 2nd time i used it, it wont reach pressure. destoying the food in the process. always plenty of liquid (soups & stews), always assembled properly, so there should be no reason for it not to reach pressure. the last time it failed, i took the whole thing (spoiled food & all) & dropped in in the wheelie bin!
doesn't always reach pressure, destroying food, rendering it inedible!
Questions & Answers
Can anyone recommend where I can purchase the plug in cord for this product?
I have gone to store in Melbourne that sell this product.. but not extra parts.
I was in love with this appliance, but after more than a year of use, it's no longer sealing correctly.
I purchased this from Kitchen Warehouse in Cockburn. Is it possible to get a new seal or do I have to return the whole appliance?
Hi Jen...Most of the manufactures of these appliances suggest that we replace the main seal, being the one that secures the lid, on a yearly basis.
It doesn't really matter which brand we have, these seals are very readily available directly from the company, or from their retailers.
In my own case, I have a number of different brands of Pressure Cookers, and have always found the different companies very prompt to respond to sending out a replacement seal, without any great expense. Most of the modern seals seem to be made from a 'silicon' material.
I hope this assists you....Regards....Joshua.
Hi, As soon as I bought my cooker I purchased replacement seals. I bought them from EBay (they came from Hong Kong) and were heaps cheaper than the brand name seal. I have not had to use them yet, but I can't see any reason not to save money and buy a generic brand - it really looks identical to the branded one. Good luck.
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