Fagor 3-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker; pressure cooker, slow cooker and rice cooker
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Give yourself a choice when it comes to cooking. This multi-cooker from Fagor replaces several kitchen standards ? slow cooker, pressure cooker and rice steamer ? providing the versatility you need to produce dozens of delicious dishes. Model 670040230.
This versatile 3-in-1 cooker can be used as a pressure cooker to prepare quick and delicious meals. Cooking under pressure is the healthiest and fastest way to cook; it retains all the minerals and vitamins, while cooking your meals in up to 70% less time.
The rice cooking program prepares anything from sushi rice to delicious rice pudding. Add the ingredients, close the lid and press the rice cooking button. Your rice will be steamed and ready to enjoy in just 6 minutes. Perfect rice dishes every time!
The slow cooking function offers flexible timing up to 9.5 hours. Enjoy the tender taste of a savory slow cooked meal at the end of a busy day. Assemble your meal in the morning and dinner will be waiting for you; the multi-cooker will even keep it warm.
The self-locking lid comes with an automatic pressure release setting, and will not open while there is pressure inside. The 6 qt removable cooking pot is dishwasher safe and non-stick coated.
The chic brushed stainless steel design comes with soft-touch controls buttons, two independent pressure control valves and anti-overheating protection for added security. Complete with 40 delicious recipes that are guaranteed to please all palates.
great piece of equipment for any kitchen I've been using my Fagor 3-in-1 multi-cooker for a few months now and have really enjoyed it. I've tried all 3 functions. For the rice cooker function, I like it but the rice comes out a little stickier than we're used to. I've tried cutting back on the amount of water and that seems to help. But I typically just use my old rice cooker because the multi-cooker is already in use making the main dish. For the slow cooker function, it seems to cook at a slightly lower temperature than even the low setting on regular slow cookers. The food gets done, but meats aren't as "falling apart" as they are in my old slow cooker. But maybe that's a good thing since they're not overcooked. Depending on what I'm making, sometimes I use the multi-cooker and sometimes I use my old one. The multi-cooker is 6 qts, but is taller and has a smaller diameter than most slow cookers. So it wouldn't work well for a big flat piece of meat like a brisket. Also, the multi-cooker is teflon coated, so if I'm making something that I will need to use my immersion blender on, I use my old slow cooker with the corning-ware insert. Another small problem with the multi-cooker is that even though the insert is removable, it's not very good for putting the ingredients in the night before and putting in the fridge until you're ready to cook. There's no handles to grab it by and there's no lid just for the insert. Because there are no handles, it's also very difficult, and dangerous, to lift it out after cooking to pour the food into a serving dish. The function I was most nervous about was the pressure cooker. I had never had a pressure cooker before and had visions of horror remembering my mother's and grandmother's disasters. But honestly, once I learned to trust the multi-cooker, it's been great. I didn't know how long it would take to reach pressure, so I would get nervous that it wasn't closed right. But it was fine. You just need to add about 20 minutes to your estimated prep time for it to get up to pressure and start cooking. I was concerned about the 9 psi pressure after reading the other reviews here. I sent an e-mail to Fagor customer service and they actually sent me a page from Miss Vickie's web site that said you need to increase the cooking time by 40% and that you shouldn't use anything less than a 15 psi cooker. I couldn't believe they would send me something that says not to use their product! But it was all the customer service people could offer. Well, it turns out Miss Vickie's web site is wrong. You don't need to increase the cooking time at all, or just a minute or two if it's a long-cooking recipe. The problem is that Miss Vickie based her calculation on the ratio of the pressures (9 being 40% less than 15). But pressure isn't doing the cooking, temperature is. And the ratio of the temperatures is less than 10%. And if you use absolute temperature (according to my engineer husband) the ratio is even less, about 1%. So for a recipe that cooks 10 minutes you would increase it by a few seconds. So now I just use the recommended times in recipes and everything has come out perfectly cooked. I should add that this multi-cooker does not come with a steamer insert, and many pressure cooker recipes, especially for vegetables, require one. It doesn't even seem that Fagor offers one separately. I really like the browning function. It gets very hot and is useful not only for browning ingredients at the beginning but also for getting things boiling at the end of slow cooking so that you can add thickeners like cornstarch or roux. The warming function is nice, too. I've used the cook delay once or twice, but only for an hour or two. Longer would be risky for bacterial growth. So I really like this appliance. I don't think I'll be getting rid of my rice cooker or slow cookers, but they've moved to the basement and the Fagor 3-in-1 multi-cooker has the prize spot on the kitchen counter....more info
Excellent results with a little planning! I have owned/used several other pressure cookers ranging from stovetop to early electric. This unit replaces a worn out Revere cooker. After a few uses, I find that the instructions are very accurate and useful. Validating the gasket placement was at first tricky and added an hour of screwing around! Once the gasket is placed correctly, the unit works as designed. I have tested a few of the timings and recipes enclosed in the instruction booklet, and they are generally accurate. The white rice cooker program is nearly spot-on depending on how you like your rice cooked. I love the lack of gushing steam and quiet during cooking! It seals well & cooks quietly to the end of the program. The timer is accurate. The pressure valve makes releasing the pressure very easy. Compared to my old Mirros & Prestos, this unit is like a Cadillac! More complex to plan & setup, but quiet, excellent process to a perfect result! I am not as impressed with the meat browning setting which takes longer than doing it in a separate pan on the stovetop. I have not tried using it as a slowcooker yet . . . and did not purchase it for that function....more info
Great Product This is my first pressure cooker, and I also had to replace a 10 year old crock pot, so the 1 product doing both appealed to me. I have used it as the pressure cooker and the crock pot option, both work well. Having not used a pressure cooker before, I can't compare, but I have tried several recipes in this cooker and found they work well, even with the lower psi as other reviews noted. I love the brown feature, allows you to quickly brown meats in the same pan as you are planning to use for slow cooking or pressure. Clean up is really easy with coated pan. The only disadvantage I see is only one setting for slow cooking, no low/high settings, but the other features such as the brown, warming and time delay setting more than make up for any downsides in my opinion. Overall great product and highly recommend!...more info
Great Product! This product is well worth the money, even if there are only two of you to cook for. It works perfectly, is easy to use, and cleanup is a breeze with the non-stick surface. Highly recommend....more info
Works as promised! I purchased this unit about 5 months ago. It make rice so much better than my old rice cooker - never scorches the bottom! The crock pot feature is great for us since I don't cook for crowds. I have only played with the pressure cooker a little at this point, but it has been very easy and the results are great.
The best part was being able to donate my old crock pot and rice cooker and replacing them with only one applicance in the pantry! ...more info
Enjoy its speed I enjoy the speed of pressure cooking. The spaghetti sauce that would take 4 hours to simmer takes a lot less. Just know that if you want to make a soup that you usually can fit into a 6 quart stock pot, it will not fit into this pressure cooker. There is a maximum fill line which is less than 4 quarts....more info
Excellent Cooker I love the fact this unit is multi-function. I've wanted both a rice cooker and electronic pressure cooker. I am thrilled with the prospect of a combination unit to save storage space. This cooker is sleek looking, quiet when in use, and a breeze to clean with its internal nonstick surface. To be honest, I own a new-generation pressure cooker which I've never used because I am too terrified to use it. I know it's ridiculous, but I just can't bring myself to use it for fear of the old days when lids could blow off if the cook wasn't careful. I wanted an electronic pressure cooker because I felt safer (stupid but true). I have used my new fagor in pressure cooker mode to make Risotto, which requires use of the browning function. The rice/onion mixture browned nicely and the risotto turned out marvelously. I also wasn't scared when using the pressure feature. I do wish this unit was bigger (8 or 10 quarts) as I cook in quantity. I will certainly be using this item over and over again, especially in pressure mode. I can't wait to make succulently tender meat in pressure cooker mode, or use the rice feature for sushi rice. The possibilities with this unit are endless. To add on because of other customer comments, yes the PSI is lower than the "traditional" pressure cookers. But I now have used this product in pressure cooker mode several times. There are two pressure cooker modes (low and high) and I've always used the unit in high mode and have NOT had to increase cooking time due to the PSI differences. As a matter of fact, last night I made stew beef in an italian red sauce (for macaroni and beef): the original recipe is for a pressure cooker, but I didn't have that cook time, as it's a recipe that's been handed down and was given to me as a "simmer on the stove for 3-4 hours." I looked all over the internet for an approximated time (20 minutes) so I added five minutes and there was slight burning at the bottom of my pot because I did add those extra five minutes. I have even cooked a pot roast in pressure cooker high mode with this unit (on a trivet to prevent burning) and cooked according to traditional cook times, NO adjustments and it came out perfect !!...more info
Love this electric pressure cooker! I am new to the world of pressure cooker. (Remember those stories about exploding pressure cookers moms pass around and down to their daughters?) However, while watching a cooking show, I was fascinated with the chef preparing lamb curry with an electric pressure cooker. I bought this pressure cooker based on the reviews other buyers gave & thought I'd give this one a try. I'm a sold! I've done 2 types of lamb curry, pork chops, & beef short ribs. I read the instruction manual and bought a couple of new cookbooks to provide me a variety of recipes. Each time, the meat came out tender & delicious in 20 minutes! Yow! This also browns wonderfully....more info
Very nice products This is a very nice product. Very quiet and very fast. I love the delay function that can delay the cooking time for up to 8 hours.
The only thing that bothers me is that the loud peeping after the cooking is done. If the sound reminder can be turned off, that would be great. That is the only reason why I'am giving this a four stars. Everything else is five stars....more info
Pressure Cooker Review I purchased this 3 in 1 pressure cooker mostly for the electric pressure cooker feature. The browning feature is very handy, saving time and eliminating extra steps. I have had to increase the recommended cooking times, but once I got the hang of it everything "pressure cooked" is great. I tried the rice cooker feature but found the hard set of the time was not enough to get the rice completely cooked (I live at sea level). I also tried the slow cooker feature once and the food was not completely cooked; I would think it would need more time however you can only slow cook for 9.5 hours and most recipes I have are for longer. For those reasons I selected 4 stars - however I do love the self-regulating cooking capabilities and would recommend purchasing this item....more info
Timesaver I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a multi-cooker.
The only draw back that I have found is that most pressure cooker recipes are rated at 15 psi and the max. pressure with this cooker is 9 psi.
You just need to alter your cooking times to make up the difference.
Other than that, it does a superb job and is simple to operate. The rice cooker is outstanding and so is the slow cooker setting....more info
Wonderful Pressure Cooker I use the pressure cooker to fit in my busy schedule. I have a stove top pressure which I managed to burn a pot roast so badly that my husband had to use an air grinder to clean it due to the fact that I did not have the time to watch the cooker. I decided to purchase a programmable electric cooker to save me from the agony of burning the dinner. I have used the cooker 3 times on pot roast, country style ribs, and 1-pot pasta dishes. They all turned out perfect. The browning function eliminates the need for using another pot. The high pressure at 9-psi works fine with the receipts that normally use the stove top pressure cooker with higher psi. The cooker is so quiet. When I used it the first time, I was not even sure if the pressure has built up. If you use the natural release, you may not even know that you are using a pressure cooker. I have not used the rice cooker or slow cooker functions yet, but I have a rice cooker that uses the same heating element (no pressure) cooks rice perfectly. I would imagine that this cooker will do the job, but faster. I found myself cooking more now with this cooker since it has been a time saver and the food tastes great!...more info
great product After looking at many brands of electric pressure cookers, I decided on this one because of the Fagor name. They supposedly make top of the line stovetop pressure cookers, so I thought they would also make a quality electric model. I was right! I've used it many times since I bought it and I love it. It is extremely simple to operate and to clean. I am married to a very picky eater who usually complains about something during every meal, but he has liked everything I've made in this cooker. I've only done meats so far(chicken,pot roast,turkey breast,pork tenderloin,and lamb). They all came out great. The only complaint I have about this p.c. is that the manual does not tell you that you need to add 40% to the cooking times given in standard pressure cooker recipes.This is the reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5. This unit operates at 9PSI and a stovetop unit operates at 15PSI. I read online that a 12PSI needs 20% more time, so I concluded from that info that I need to add 40% since it's a 9PSI. It's still wonderful for hurry-up meals and it couldn't be any easier to use. I already bought another one for my son and his girlfriend. I definitely recommend this item! ...more info
Excellent multi-cooker but high setting = only 9psi Excellent multi-cooker but high setting = only 9psi
The recommendation to purchase Miss Vickie's book at the same time is unfortunate -- nearly every one of the recipes requires 15psi.
The same thing applies to 'Pressure Perfect' by Lorna Sass -- she states that one should only look for a pressure cooker that operates from 14 to 16psi. Anything else is a waste of time.
In any case the Fagor 3-in-1 does everything very well -- slow cook, braising, soups, beans, rice, etc.
But it is not convenient if you intend to follow recipes.
It also does not come with a steaming basket insert....more info
Couldn't bring to pressure I had to return this item because I could not get the lid to seal sufficiently for the machine to come to pressure - which it has to do, before the count down and automatic shut down goes into effect. Fagor was very helpful, sent me a new gasket to see if that would resolve the problem, but it didn't. It seemed to me that the alignment of the built-in pot was not aligned properly so that the "catch" on the lid could not fit properly between the groves. Anyway, it was very inconvenient for me to have to repackage and return and Amazon was not allowing a replacement option at this time, so I don't want to reorder this item, when I don't know why I couldn't make it work the first time. Fagor has assured me that no one else has had this probelm. I will probably just order a stovetop pressure cooker next time....more info