Nesco American Harvest PC-6-25-30TPR 3 in 1 Digital Electric Pressure Cooker

 
List Price: $119.99

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Product Description

6+-quart Capactiy; Pressure Cook Steam & Slow Cook Functions; 2 Pressure Settings; Slow Cook Up To 9 1/2 Hours; Cover Locks Securely Into Place; Safety Steam Release Prevents Cover From Being Opened Until Pressure Is Reduced To Safe Level; Removable Non-stick Cooking Well; Digital Timer Temperature Control.; Auto Shut-off; Includes Steaming Rack & Glass Cover

Features:
  • Versatile, multifunctional
  • Easy to use digital controls
  • Two pressure level selections
  • 6 Qt capacity
  • Removable non stick cooking chamber

Customer Reviews:

  • It came broken...
    I had it on my wishlist and got it for Christmas...took it out of the box and followed the directions and tried to use it....got a message repeatedly "E1". Nothing in the troubleshooting guide on that one so I called the manufacturer...funny, but it was news to them as well. Now I've got no idea how to return it because it was a gift and the manufacturer says they won't take it back directly because it came from Amazon...WHAT A MESS. Makes me not want to shop here anymore....more info
  • Among other things: great soup!
    I have had this unit for over a year and am always finding new uses for it. I am very happy with it! The pot is heavily constructed and sturdy, as well as having a non-stick surface. Also, I find the button arrangement reasonably easy to understand and operate. Usually, I brown items before pressure cooking. I take care of what I own and have had no problems as I have followed all of the maintenance instructions. Even the rubber seal is still going strong, although I do oil it regularly as recommended. I had an older pressure cooker that you placed over a flame and then from a safe distance watched it go into nuclear-detonation mode. Fortunately, the fear factor is no longer there with this unit, nor do I have to scrape stuff off the walls. Overall, this Nesco pressure cooker has worked well for me. The food is definitely healthier and tastes better. I am still working on pinto beans, but that is another story....more info
  • No more burned food for dinner !!!
    It's worth of investment. I don't have to worry about burning the dinner anymore just simply set it and forget it.

    It's good for working mom who does not have a lot of time waste on cooking....more info
  • Worst Customer Service I've Ever Experienced!
    I had a Nesco 6 qt electric pressure cooker for a year and a half before it exploded boiling water over my entire kitchen and me. Even though I inspected the sealing gasket before each use, it failed. Being thankful that no one was hurt, I figured I'd just buy a new gasket from Nesco. Wrong.

    Nesco no longer supports my cooker and doesn't sell the gaskets anymore. Apparently their supplier went out of business. No problem. I figured Nesco wouldn't leave a loyal customer with a useless cooker. Wrong again!

    My expensive pressure cooker was used for only a year and a half and it is now unusable. Nesco offered no alternatives--no parts, no discount on a new machine, nothing. And their customer service department was extremely unhelpful.

    I would strongly suggest that anyone willing to pay this much money for a pressure cooker look to a different company. I will NEVER BUY FROM NESCO again....more info
  • My first Pressure Cooker
    Executive summary: I really like the cooker and highly recommend it to others.


    I was visiting friends in Canada and my friend used a pressure cooker that she has had for about 20 years to cook potatoes, turnips and carrots in only 5 minutes! I thought this was great! My mother had never used a pressure cooker and wanted to give it a try. I first purchased a Mirro 8qt at a discount store for $40. I read the Safety Instructions and it said that I could not use the cooker on a glass top or ceramic smooth surface cooktop-whic is what I have-darn!

    My partner suggested that I see if anyone makes an electric cooker. I checked Amazon and found two listed from Nesco and Cuisinart. Since this was my first, I chose the Nesco because it was less expensive. I read the reviews and was on the look out for dents in the body and brain dead circuit boards. It arrived in perfect condition. It arrived the next day (Amazon Prime $3.99 next day-I don't work for them) and on Saturday I prepared a 3lb beef rump roast in about an hour (prep time, browning and cooking) and my vegetables (potatoes, carrots, parsnips and turnips) with only 5 minutes of cook time. And...I did it perfect the first time!

    The most important and valuable information that I can give you is to be sure to read the safety warnings and operating instructions carefully, because you are cooking with hot pressurized steam. The locking pin will not permit you or others from taking the lid off while the cooker is at pressure, but you can really burn your hands or face when releasing the steam using the pressure release valve on the top. Always use a thick kitchen towel to protect your hands when releasing pressure.

    It is easy to clean with the removable cooking pot inside. I forgot to mention that you can also use it as a slow cooker and a steamer, so my crock pot is on its way out to the garage.

    I really like the cooker and highly recommend it to others.
    ...more info
  • No more burned food for dinner !!!
    It's worth of investment. I don't have to worry about burning the dinner anymore just simply set it and forget it.

    It's good for working mom who does not have a lot of time waste on cooking....more info
  • Worst Customer Service I've Ever Experienced!
    I had a Nesco 6 qt electric pressure cooker for a year and a half before it exploded boiling water over my entire kitchen and me. Even though I inspected the sealing gasket before each use, it failed. Being thankful that no one was hurt, I figured I'd just buy a new gasket from Nesco. Wrong.

    Nesco no longer supports my cooker and doesn't sell the gaskets anymore. Apparently their supplier went out of business. No problem. I figured Nesco wouldn't leave a loyal customer with a useless cooker. Wrong again!

    My expensive pressure cooker was used for only a year and a half and it is now unusable. Nesco offered no alternatives--no parts, no discount on a new machine, nothing. And their customer service department was extremely unhelpful.

    I would strongly suggest that anyone willing to pay this much money for a pressure cooker look to a different company. I will NEVER BUY FROM NESCO again....more info
  • My first Pressure Cooker
    Executive summary: I really like the cooker and highly recommend it to others.


    I was visiting friends in Canada and my friend used a pressure cooker that she has had for about 20 years to cook potatoes, turnips and carrots in only 5 minutes! I thought this was great! My mother had never used a pressure cooker and wanted to give it a try. I first purchased a Mirro 8qt at a discount store for $40. I read the Safety Instructions and it said that I could not use the cooker on a glass top or ceramic smooth surface cooktop-whic is what I have-darn!

    My partner suggested that I see if anyone makes an electric cooker. I checked Amazon and found two listed from Nesco and Cuisinart. Since this was my first, I chose the Nesco because it was less expensive. I read the reviews and was on the look out for dents in the body and brain dead circuit boards. It arrived in perfect condition. It arrived the next day (Amazon Prime $3.99 next day-I don't work for them) and on Saturday I prepared a 3lb beef rump roast in about an hour (prep time, browning and cooking) and my vegetables (potatoes, carrots, parsnips and turnips) with only 5 minutes of cook time. And...I did it perfect the first time!

    The most important and valuable information that I can give you is to be sure to read the safety warnings and operating instructions carefully, because you are cooking with hot pressurized steam. The locking pin will not permit you or others from taking the lid off while the cooker is at pressure, but you can really burn your hands or face when releasing the steam using the pressure release valve on the top. Always use a thick kitchen towel to protect your hands when releasing pressure.

    It is easy to clean with the removable cooking pot inside. I forgot to mention that you can also use it as a slow cooker and a steamer, so my crock pot is on its way out to the garage.

    I really like the cooker and highly recommend it to others.
    ...more info
  • Best kitchen product I have
    I have used it for a few times and it works perfectly every time. The best feature for me is the timer, I don't need worry to turn it off any more. I have a bad memory (even when I was young) and burned a few cooking pans before. Another good feather is the delay timer, you will know how cool it is once you use it.

    The quality is also 5-star. The instruction book is so-so but good enough.

    I wish I bought it earlier....more info
  • Only cooking appliance you'll need
    I got rid of 3 appliances when I bought this--my old pressure cooker, my crock pot and my food steamer. It is totally awesome. The best features: delay start cooking (I can put something in, take the kids to the park and come home to a cooked meal) and the timed pressure cooker that takes down the pressure by itself and goes into warm mode. The only thing I don't care for is the steaming tray it comes with. It is more like a grate--definitely not made for holding vegetables....more info
  • Love this cooker
    I have had my pressure cooker for about 3 weeks and I really love it.Tonight I cooked country style ribs for about 25 min. and then put on the grill and they were so tender. Everything I cook has been good. It is so quiet and does not seem like the ole timey pc's. I used one of those for yrs.but this is so much better. Fix and Forget it almost. I haven't used the slow cooker part or the steamer yet but am planning on soon. I have also cooked dry beans and they turned out good. Took about 50 min. and they were tender,I didn't soak them or anything. I sing the praises of this cooker to everyone....more info
  • Wonderful Kitchen Addition! It Works!
    I purchased this pressure cooker after I bought an older house with older, tired kitchen appliances. The electric cook-top units are way to small to support a cook-top pressure cooker. I also want to cook and not use too much electricity.

    This modern electric pressure cooker is so quiet I thought for a moment it was a dud!
    No more CH! CH! CH! CH!

    I was able to let it do it's thing while I did something else in another part of the house.


    This is a pressure cooker for the 21st century. One of the advantages of this electric cooker is how LITTLE energy it uses. This is important with expensive electric and gas costs.

    I am very happy with my Nesco electric pressure cooker. ...more info
  • Nesco pressure cooker
    I have had and enjoyed my Nesco Electric Pressure cooker for more than a month. It's safe,convenient, and easy to clean. It is a true mullti-tasker. I would certainly recommend this product to the most inexperienced cook. The only down side is that I wish it would have had larger capacity for items like ribs....more info
  • Nesco Pressure Cooker combo
    I LOVE this unit!!!!! I can get rid of several other appliances in my kitchen, and it saves so much energy- I am not cooking with my gas stove/oven. I feel confident with the pressure cooker part - it is not at all scary. I have cooked several large meals with both the slow cooker and pressure cooker modes. Wonderful!!!!!!!...more info
  • Really Great
    This cooker is one of the few appliances that really lives up to your hopes for it. It works as advertised, and you'll probably find yourself using it very often. It's so easy to just put food in, set the timer, then come back to a very tasty result. Far easier than other kinds of pressure cookers. And why pay more for a Cuisinart product. In the past few years I've found their products generally over priced and inferior in quality. I got a pannini press and after one use the numerals and markings on the dials simply melted off! Anyway, Nesco is great....more info
  • Extremely short lived!
    I bought this cooker on December 6, 2007, which is less than two months ago. Initially it worked beautifully. Today, as I was using the browning feature... it died. Quit functioning completely. No, I didn't trip a breaker. It doesn't even light up.

    Probably I can get a refund, but it will be a royal pain, boxing it, sending it back to Amazon or Nesco. I'm very frustrated. ...more info
  • Nesco pressure cooker
    do not recommend this item. Ist one arrived in pieces 2nd one would not work kept coming up with E4 on electronic screen. I called NESCO and they said it was a manufactures error code and would have to be returned. They said they did not know what it meant because the product is still too new. Maybe after they work out the bugs it would be better. Amazon has been great with the returns....more info
  • Nice cooker
    Purchased this for my husband and I am using it more than him! Seems to work well when slow cooking. I used it to do a whole chicken (took 3 hours) and a pork roast (took 3 hours) and they turned out great. Tried the pressure cooker part just for about 3 minutes to finish out the chicken (probably didn't need it but wanted to see how it worked) and it did fine. The quick release works really well when you don't have time to let sit to cool down. I think this works better than a regular roaster or crockpot. Seems to cook more evenly and faster. Overall a great product!...more info
  • A must have in every kitchen.
    This is the best slow cooker for a great price. A must have in every kitchen. ...more info
  • Very good product
    I've been using this product quite a bit since I got it. I'm still working to find receipes to prepare using the pressure cooking feature but so far it works great. My only concern about the unit is the selector valve on the top. You use the valve to choose pressure or steam and then to quick release the pressure. It's made of plastic and seems a bit flimsy. I haven't broken it yet.... That is the only part of the construction that seems suspect.
    ...more info
  • Hard to release pressure
    Very messy when manually releasing pressure in a hurry, not good for adding stuff half way. Take quite some space on the counter. Controls are simple and nice, safe for old folks. Very quiet, but needs good planning to use it. Can't get use to it. Returning it to get a stainless stove top model to replace my old aluminum one....more info
  • Less hassle pressure cooker
    I bought this pressure cooker about 3 weeks ago. It's working great. No hassle of spillage(like traditional pressure cookers),no hassle of getting food burnt, etc. It is very convenient that we could set the timer on and everything will be taken care. I haven't tried the option of slow cooker. ...more info
  • Excellent Purchase!
    Pressure cookers... when most people hear those words the first thing they recall is the urban legend on how one exploded spewing its boiling hot contents on walls, ceilings and nearby bystanders.

    I have a different memory. Born in the days before the ubiquitous microwave, we used our pressure cooker on (at least) a weekly basis. My mother had an old Presto 4 qt model. From it came the most delicious soups, stews and that 60's cosmopolitan treat, chop suey . The Presto would hiss and spit and make its identifiable, swish-swish noise as it did its cooking magic. You see, the pressure cooker could cook in minutes what would normally take hours.

    Several years back I bought a stove-top pressure cooker with the same type of rocking regulator and the same swish-swish sound. I have used that unit many times, but I have to admit that cooking with it has become a bit of a pain. As I aged I couldn't really hear if it was under the right pressure if I left the room so I was relegated to sitting in the kitchen until the pot had done it deed. Not horrible, but a bit inconvenient.

    Enter the Nesco electric pressure cooker. It is a very sturdy pot with a washable/removable liner. It fits together like a precision machine and has a number of accessories including a measuring cup, rack and a spoon/spatula. Although it has a recipe/instruction book it is a bit on the thin side.

    Using the unit is a snap. You dump the ingredients into the removable liner. Put the liner in the pot. Put the cover on the pot. Set the timer and...just walk away. The Nesco does the rest. No worries about too much or not enough heat. In fact the unit is mostly silent (just a little hiss). When it is all done cooking it shuts itself off. Amazing! Tonight I made chicken soup (no, not from a can). I put in some chicken parts, celery, carrots, green beans and an onion. I added some simple seasonings and liquid and set the timer for 12 minutes. That's it, and it tasted a lot better than even the most expensive store bought stuff.

    The Nesco will let you brown your meat directly in the pot and it will also double as a slow cooker and steamer. It is so simple that even my pressure cooker phobic wife has asked me to show her how it works. Now that's an endorsement! Definitely a must buy if you want quick, nutritious and easy meals that taste a ton better then something "zapped." Don't forget, you control the quality of the ingredients and the amount of salt.

    BTW, you can get excellent pressure cooker cookbooks at most book stores, including Amazon (no I don't work for them).
    ...more info
  • works well
    I really like this pressure cooker/slow cooker. My main gripe is that it arrived with a dent in it, but seemed to function normally. It came double boxed, but still had a dent. I don't like paying $100 for an appliance with a dent even if it works perfect....more info
  • A meal fit for the family
    This is a well built, sturdy pressure cooker. It can also be used as a crock pot. It has a delay timer and very well written instructions. I recommend getting a good pressure cooker cook book. Pressure cooking takes a little getting use to....more info