Presto 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

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Product Description

The Presto Professional 8 quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker is a deluxe pressure cooker crafted of luxurious stainless steel with a tri-clad base for quick, even heating. The quick pressure/steam release system ensures precision cooking. It's the perfect solution to healthy, satisfying meals that are prepared fast and easy. Foods cook three to ten times faster than ordinary cooking methods...even faster than a microwave for many foods. It has Luxurious stainless steel for long-lasting beauty and easy cleaning. The 01370 Includes stainless steel steamer basket and Complete 64-page instruction/recipe book. Perfect solution to healthy, satisfying meals Stainless Steel Steamer Basket Included Complete 64-page instruction/recipe book

Pressure cookers have experienced renewed popularity over the last several years because cooks have rediscovered what some cooks (particularly grandmas) have known for a long time--they're really fast. And it's easy to cook healthfully with pressure cookers, since the food retains so much more of its nutrients and flavor. Presto's 8-quart pressure cooker is a multi-purpose pot that can stand in as a conventional soup pot as well as perform the kitchen magic that pressure cookers are famous for. Chicken Cacciatore cooks in 8 minutes! And it's big enough for home canning, too. (The USDA recommends pressure canning as the only safe method for low-acid foods such as vegetables, meats, and poultry.) This professional-quality stainless steel pressure cooker is a handy addition to any well-rounded set of kitchen tools.

The heavy-duty lid locks down during cooking; an inner sealing ring keeps the steam in. In addition to a pop-up pressure indicator and a simple steam release mechanism, there is an overpressure plug that will let off steam if it builds up excessively. This pressure cooker is useful for weeknight dinners or for any meal that needs to come together quickly. An accompanying booklet contains 75 recipes, ranging from basic soup stocks to stews and pot roasts--even desserts like Petite Pumpkin Custards! Tenderize lean cuts of beef or pork; or cook chicken, fish, or vegetables faster than you can in a microwave, and without losing moisture.

Nonabrasive cleansers are best for cleaning this stainless steel pressure cooker, though occasional use of a fine metal polish will help the exterior keep its shine. The Presto 8-quart pressure cooker is fully immersible; in addition, the sealing ring should be removed after each use to allow cleaning of the inside rim of the lid. The vent pipe is simple to keep clean with a small brush or pipe cleaner, and both the air vent/cover lock and the overpressure plug are removable. The pressure cooker measures 10-1/2 inches in diameter (15-1/2 inches including handles) and 8-1/2 inches tall (including lid). Presto guarantees this pressure cooker with an extended 12-year warranty. A detailed instruction and recipe booklet is included; special safety issues that pertain to pressure cookers are clearly explained. --Garland Withers

  • Heavy-duty 8-quart stainless steel pressure cooker
  • Comfortably ergonomic, stay-cool black plastic handles
  • Strong-lock lid with steam vent, pressure indicator, and overpressure plug
  • Comes with rack for steaming food
  • 15-1/2 by 8 inches; 12-year warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Takes the pressure off cooking!
    I love this pressure cooker. The double handle is perfect for easy mobility. I have had it for less than a month and have used it at least 10 times already. It truly takes the hassles out of stews, soups, sauces, etc. LOVE IT....more info
  • Great Pressure cooker - even for high altitudes
    I use this Pressure Cooker at 6500ft. I found the adjustments that needed to be made at the Presto website:
    Q. Are there any adjustments that need to be made when pressure cooking at high altitudes?
    A. When pressure cooking at altitudes over 2000 feet, the cooking time should be increased. Increase cooking times 5% for every 1000 feet above 2000 feet. Increase cooking times as follows:
    3000 ft: 5% 4000 ft: 10% 5000 ft: 15%
    6000 ft: 20% 7000 ft: 25% 8000 ft: 30%...more info
  • Presto Pressure Cookers are the BEST
    Been using and buying Presto Pressure cookers for 49 years. They last a long time and always cook consistently. There is no guesswork with Presto. The stainless steel pot is the easiest to clean. The aluminum loses its shine after a few years.

    It is also very easy to buy new rubber rings locally or online, so what could be better...more info
  • Wonderful Product!
    This is a wonderful (and safe) product. It is exactly the right size: not a canning cooker, but large enough to cook a full meal for a family of 4 (or so) but not too heavy, even when fully loaded. The cooker is easy to use and easy to clean. Good job, Presto!...more info
  • Didn't know it was made in China
    The pressure cooker works fine...I was just disappointed to find that it was made in China. I miss the "made in the USA" notations on the back of products a lot!...more info
  • This pressure cooker works great!!!
    I have been using this pressure cooker for over a month now and love the convenience and quality. I have cooked several chuck roasts with wonderful results in a 1/4 of the time it usually takes when cooking the conventional way. I've also cooked pork roasts with good results. I can't really think of anything I don't like about it. I'm looking forward to making soups, etc,. ...more info
  • An essential part of my cooking equipment
    I bought my Presto 1370 about a year ago when I started cooking for my cat and was trying to cut down on the time involved to prepare his stew. Now, I use it two or three times a week for all kinds of food - even pasta. It has become an essential part of my kitchen routine and will for you, too!

    This ain't your grandmother's accident-waiting-to-happen pressure cooker. This model is super easy to use. The lid locks firmly in place with a click, so you know when it is properly seated. It has plenty of redundant safety features. It is well made - you'll know you have a solid, safe cooker when you lift it. It's good quality steel - nothing sticks to the bottom.

    The Presto 1370 comes with good, easy recipes to get you started, but I highly recommend you explore Lorna Sass' fabulous pressure-cooker cookbooks Pressure Perfect: Two Hour Taste in Twenty Minutes Using Your Pressure Cooker Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure to quickly expand your choices. Some of my favorite recipes are chili, brisket in beer and mustard gravy with smashed garlic potatoes, pozole (pork & hominy stew), beans bourguignon, vegetarian picadillo (a Cuban dish) and so much more. Combine pressure-cooked beans with vegetarian slow cooking Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are, and your meals will be ready faster and easier.

    A note about buying from Amazon vs. discount stores: I did a lot of comparison shopping before I bought a pressure cooker. I went to several stores, played with the cookers in person and settled on this model as being most appropriate for my needs. The big surprise was that Amazon's price was a few dollars lower than the discounters I visited. Add to that free shipping, no sales tax and the postal service bringing it right to my doorstep, and I just can't beat it!
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  • Presto 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker/Canner
    Very well constructed. Excellent capacity. New pressure technology is superior to old style on my 20-year old unit. Easier to use and comes complete with needed accessories. Nothing extra to buy. I recommend it....more info
  • Rusty Pressure Cooker
    I bought this Presto 01370 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure cooker/Canner from Amazon on May 09 and I received on May 16. Amazon did a good job on delievering.
    I tried to boil water (just like one of the customer review posted on the Presto 6 Quart Model) once for 15 minutes. The pressure cooker itself was working fine but I noticed that there were many rusty spots formed and it also had brown color stain even though it's supposed to be stainless steel. It scared me off when I touched the rough rusty spots. It seemed like the coat on the bottom of the pot peeled off or scaled off. I've never seen anything scary like this. I wonder if Presto tested this product before selling it to the public?...more info
  • Great product, from the best cook I know, my mother.
    I brought this item for my mother who needed a pressure cooker with more capacity than most available on the market today. This one fit the bill perfectly. My mother grows her own veggies and loves to can them. She also enjoys cooking period and tells me how pleased she is with this unit. I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a lot cooking capacity. The product very rugged too, it can handle any cook who gives their equipment a real workout. ...more info
  • Terrific!
    Presto's 8 qt stainless pressure cooker is awesome; it's quiet, effective, and easy to clean. Its safety features do not interfere with regular use in any way. The short handles/grips are better than the short-grip + long-handle combination used on some models. This Presto just makes sense. It is my third one and is the best by far.

    Though I only have experience with Presto, I cannot imagine another cooker being worth either the savings or the extra expense.

    If you only want to own one pressure cooker, don't get the smaller sizes. When you want to do a big stew, chicken or roast you won't have room. A small secondary pressure cooker for extra vegetables etc. might be useful, but not as your primary cooker.

    Hey Presto, A double-decker basket would be nice for separating certain foods. How about it?

    *Never* buy the aluminum pressure cookers, they save you money but are forever spreading aluminum about when you clean them. Stainless steel rocks(heh heh).

    As always, never risk letting a cooker run dry while cooking under pressure....more info
  • Great Product
    This is great. Good size for family meals but able to also cook smaller for just a couple of people. Lid doesn't leak like some others we have purchased. Lives up to the great name of Presto...more info
  • Great Value!
    I am new to the world of using a pressure cooker other than hearing the one my mom used when growing up. So far in the first month of ownership, I have used mine 7 times. Very easy and safe to use! As noted by others, when using tap water, the mineral deposits make it appear that the pot is rusting or pitted. The use of Bar Keepers Friend makes that not a problem and the cooker remains looking new. I have not tried the use of bottle water to lesson the mineral deposit's, it just hasn't been that big of a factor for me. The 8qt. size seems perfect for just one person or four. I found the size great for cooking a 3 to 4lb. big roast or a slab of corned beef. Overall, I would recommend this cooker to anyone!...more info
  • Great Pressure Cooker
    I love it! It is easy to use, cooks food fast and everything tastes great. I highly recommend it!...more info
  • Worth the price, be brave and try it out
    My wife insisted on getting a pressure cooker, I just didn't see a use for it. Finally gave in and tried it out.

    1st use - Red Bean & taro sweet soup - usually red beans has to soak in water for about 6-8 hours, and cook for about 2 hours. We did the cooking without soaking the beans, pressure cook for 10 minutes with slow cool down. WOW, it was perfect, the beans cooked thoroughly.

    2nd time - Black glutinous rice w/ coconut milk - this type of rice is extremely difficult to cook, takes forever. 24-36 hours of presoak, and couple hours in the rice cooker. I've never sucessfully cooked it before, this time with the pressure cooker, it was SUCCESS!! This is a heavenly dessert, my diet is completely thrown out the window.

    Why you have to be brave? When we started using it, really don't know what we were doing. Accidentally poked the rubber lid while pressure was building and it shot up and stem blew out like crazy, thought it was going to blow up. lol Had to read the instructions carefully before using it. After 1 use, you'll get the idea, most items takes 10-15 min to cook and slow cool down. ...more info
  • Presto 01370 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
    I love it very much! I use it to cook almost everything now....more info
  • Presto 8 QT Stainless Pressure Cooker and Canner
    This product is excellent. It cooks very quickly and efficiently. I would recommend it. Marybeek...more info
  • Love this item!!!
    Let me start off by saying I highly recommend this product,not only is it well made it works great,and is easy to clean.I didn't use it much in the beginning, just for artichokes which only take a few minutes,but now that it is cold weather.I have made Swiss steak stew,pork loin
    ribs, and chili several times each.This is a real time saver especially for a working mom.
    All of the meat even tougher cuts come out tender and the flavor tastes like you cooked it for
    hours.You can get home at 5:30 and be eating a delicious meal at 6:15,without having to slave over the stove and stand there.I love this product and i am buying another smaller one for
    veggies and side dishes...
    Dana in CA...more info
  • What took me so long?
    This is a super great item for any cook especially a wife that has a full-time job outside of the home that needs shortcuts w/o giving up flavor. My only question is...what took me so long to buy one of these?!...more info
  • big cooler
    Bought this for my son for xmas. Stainlees steel and 8 quarts is a great size. Shipping was fast. Amazon made my xmas shopping easy. Thank You!...more info
  • Good Solid Cooker
    This unit replaces a 30 year old 6 quart aluminum pressure cooker. Have had it about a month and used it 3 times. Seems to work great. Bottom conducts heat well and fits nicely over the large element of my electric stove.

    The 8 quart size is very useful. I can cook several quarts of chicken vegetable soup plus a whole chicken at the same time, for example.

    I would suggest putting a little vegetable oil or margarine on the lid gasket, it makes closing the lid much easier.

    The stainless seems to clean quickly and easily with a Scotch-Brite pad.

    If you haven't used a pressure cooker before, they cook very quickly by raising the pressure to 15 PSI, this allows the temperature to increase well beyond what you could get at normal atmospheric pressure (water boils at higher temperature under pressure). At the same time the steam displaces the oxygen inside so food can't oxidize or "burn". Perfect for people like me who like to eat but hate wasting time cooking.
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  • It's a pressure cooker!
    Not sure what to say here... it's a pressure cooker.
    Seriously it does what it's supposed to do.
    It's the perfect size for my needs, it holds 4 - 1-pint jars without any problems, easy to close, easy to clean afterwards, that's about it.

    I guess the key here is that should it break somewhere beyond it's 12 year guarantee I would buy another one exactly like it.
    ...more info
  • Presto 8 qt. pressurecooker
    I've used a pressure cooker more yrs. than I want to admit...This is my 4th one, all varied sized, but I always choose stainless steel, except for my old canner, which is alumium, but I don't cook directly in it. I feel safer cooking in stainless steel than with aluminum. The shape of this new 8qt. was easy to clean & seemed to heat evenly. It took some adjusting to a non-rocking pressure regulator,but I'm o.k. on that now. The instructions were easy to understand. Only having it a short time, I am hoping it lasts as long as my others have. They all are presto and still work. They only need an occasional ring replacement. The only reason I got a new one is I needed a larger size as our family increases. ...more info
  • Presto Customer Service pretty surly
    My cooker was delivered with a broken handle, the plastic pieces bouncing around inside the factory packing. I called the Presto Customer Service number given on the box and had something of a tussle getting the woman on the other end to agree to send me a replacement handle. She tried to convince me that is wasn't their responsibility since "some of Amazon's products aren't new." I finally convinced her that it was supposed to be new and I had certainly paid a new price for it. She agreed, grudgingly and ungraciously, to send a new handle, which I received some ten days later.

    It seemed a lot of argument over a $6 replacement piece, especially with a brand new customer. I had been looking forward to trying out my cooker as soon as it arrived. This took a lot of the fun out of the whole thing.

    ...more info
  • I really enjoy my Presto 8-Quart Cooker/Canner
    I have really enjoyed using my Presto 8-Quart Cooker/Canner. I have been interested in learning how to use one for a lot of years, but was unsure of how difficult it would be to get good results. I grew up during the 1960's and 1970's and the only person I knew that still used one was my grandmother, and she always made excellent meals with her old jiggle-top cooker. This Presto cooker is a much easier model to use than that old one and I'm completely satisfied with how quickly and completely it cooks. Meats, vegatables, rice and beans all have that slow-cooked flavor in a fraction of the time. It's even faster than my micro-wave!Presto 01370 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker/Canner...more info
  • Fantastic !!!!
    Love, love, love, the 8 quart stainless steel Presto pressure cooker, don't know why people want things cooked slow. Fast is where it's at....more info
  • Quality Basic Pressure Cooker
    This is a solid, basic stainless pressure cooker, that is quite a bargain at the $41.45 price (or $33 something after the $25 off $125 kitchen purchases).


    * Easy to use flip pressure regulator for quick release of pressure
    * Only has 15 lbs pressure that is adequate for normal pressure cooking
    * Has handles on both sides that makes the cooker easy to carry and stable when full.
    * Stainless won't interact with food product such as tomatoes.
    * 8 qt. capacity gives 4 qts of capacity when cooking foaming products such as beans or lentils.
    * Easier to clean than some pressure cookers I have used.


    * Only cooks at 15 lbs of pressure, where some recipes call for only 10 lbs and would have to be adjusted.
    * Most canning is done at 10 lbs pressure at sealevel and up to 1000 ft elevation
    * I respectfully disagree that this cooker is meant for canning. It could process 3 or 4 pints in a pinch, but a 23 qt pressure cooker is the canning workhorse and will hold 19 pts or 7 qts. The manual suggests not canning in it, and it doesn't have a canning trivet included.
    * It is much lighter weight than older Presto models, so I don't know if it will last as long as the old ones did.

    Overall, it is a great pressure cooker for most cooking, and is a very good value....more info
  • As good as expected
    Pretty darn good product,(wish it were American made). Simple to use, I would highly recommend Lorna Sass's cookbook to go with it. Her instructions for using PC much clearer than manufacture's, and also has good basic recipes with many easy variations. Have been using it for fast and healthy meals after work. Meat loaf and potatoes cooked in same pot in 10 minutes WOW. Barley soup in 15, big energy saving also....more info
  • Great Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker!
    I've been using pressure cookers since I was married 35 years ago . . . and I do a LOT of cooking and baking. I think "steamed" vegetables come out MUCH much better in a pressure cooker, and use mine all the time, mostly for that. I had a Mirro aluminum cooker for 30 years, but when the gasket finally wore out decided it was time to upgrade to a stainless steel unit.
    We bought a less expensive unit a few years ago, and it never worked quite right. The unit never sealed and we would have to keep reopening it and moving the gasket around until it did. The food was generally overcooked and I hated it.
    We bought this Presto unit a few months ago, and so far I LOVE it! It seals the first time, the food comes out great, and it's easy to clean. The only thing is it can be difficult to shut when you put the cover on, but that actually helps it seal better, so I don't mind. I'm very happy with the purchase, and hopefully will be using it for the next 30 years like my Mirro....more info
  • Presto Pressure Cooker
    Exactly as advertised. Pressure regulator intrinsic to top so no loose parts to lose. Gasket sturdy, easy to remove, clean and replace. Washes easily and makes great soups. Should have bought one of these long ago!...more info
  • Easy to use
    The ease of use and quality of product is as expected. I have cooked a variety of meals with meats, beans and vegetables and have yet to be disappointed. ...more info
  • More of a tip than a review
    I am not going to go into detail about how good the product is... instead I will give you a cleaning tip. I burnt something for not following the recipe the way it should have been and of course things got cooked on the bottom to a point I thought the cooker was ruined. The someone told me to use bar keepers secret to clean it and this did the trick! It does not even damage the surface. So, yeah, it is a great pressure cooker when you follow directions! :) I am very pleased with it and I would recommend to a friend or family member....more info
  • presto 8 qt stainless pressure cooker
    I've had pressue cookers for 35 yrs and love them for cooking greens, lamb shanks and corned beef just for example. This cooker is easy to use, quiet (not like the old hiss and wiggle)and no long handle to stick out and make storage difficult. The stainless will help prevent ptting from acidic foods too. its light weight and I would buy this again in an instant....more info
  • Great pressure cooker
    This pressure cooker is a great size. I've cooked stew in about 10 minutes and the meat was very tender. I have also cooked brown beans in about 25 minutes and they tasted wonderful. ...more info
  • Nice product, fast delivery
    I love this pressure cooker! It is durable and has many safety features. Presto brand growing up was like Kleenex.

    The product arrived very quickly and in great condition....more info
  • 8 qt cooker/canner a sorry excuse
    The 8 qt pressure cooker works at a far lower pressure than the older cookers. This makes it an almost pressure cooker. The higher your altitude, the more useless the product. We live at 6100 ft and need a pressure cooker to cook beans....more info
  • At altitutudes about 3,000 feet
    Just got the pressure cooker, and it looks like a great, heavy duty pot. Very nice. Because of the other reviews, my main purpose in purchasing this was for canning.

    However, after reading the manual, I learned that this CAN NOT be used at altitudes above 3,000 feet -- which leaves out a lot of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah......

    Otherwise, I'm sure it's great....more info
    REAL HAPPY WITH COOKER. SHOPPED ALL THE STORES FIRST WITH DISCOUNTS ETC. AND AMAZON BEAT THEM ALL WITH FREE DELIVERY AND NO SALES TAX. Opted for free delivery but came in about 4 days anyway with E-mail alerts where my pot was and when it should arrive. I like it because it seems to 'push the falvors in'. Chicken bone in breasts, artichokes, and tough meats; chuck, 7-bone and Swiss Steak. Veggies are fast but probably nukes all the vitimans out. Definetly a must have tool in the kitchen. Also perfect for picking up and transporting Saturday morning Menudo without any spills. LOL...more info
  • I use this a lot!
    I have a smaller pressure cooker and wanted a larger one, but not a canner and this serves my purpose well.
    There's nothing like a delicious chicken going from refrigerator to the dinner table in an hour!
    I've even cooked small turkeys in this with excellent results. Well constructed and easy to use. It's heavy but that's not a bad thing! This is a real meal time saver too. Not only that, but you can make good food with it! I make THE BEST BBQ pork cooking a Boston Butt. I use beer, apple cider vinegar and some liquid smoke for the liquid and the pork comes out tender, moist and oh so tasty! This is easy cooking at it's finest! ...more info
  • great purchase
    The pressure cooker is just what I was looking for.
    Easy to use and clean. Just the right size to handle. I actually had to reduce some cooking times. Best meats and poultry I've ever cooked. I now cook beans more often because it doesn't take all day. I would buy this again....more info
  • Great product
    I knew that I wanted a Presto stainless steel pressure cooker because it has been so well rated. However, I struggled determining what size to get. Amazon sells the 4, 6, and 8 quart cooker. I am a single guy and thought that maybe the 8 quart was going to be too big but then did not want to get the 4 or 6 and be limited to what I could cook.

    So I decided to get the 8 quart, and it turned out to be the perfect size. As you might be aware, for most foods, one should not fill the pot past the halfway mark. I like cooking chicken soup, chicken stew, turkey legs, beans, etc. Well, once I finish adding the meat, vegetables, and water, the pot is almost approaching the halfway mark. The size is also perfect for storing food in the fridge. When I am done cooking, I leave the leftovers in the pot and place the pot in the fridge. The next day, I can easily reheat the food right in the pot.

    As for the pressure cooker itself, it works great. It cooks food fast and preserves all the food flavors. The pot is well made. The outer stainless steel surface is beautiful. Overall, this is just a great product.

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  • Excellent Product
    This is a nice size for a pressure cooker because I like to make baked beans, which tend to froth up. So there is a lot of room inside this cooker. It heats up fast and comes to pressure in just a couple of minutes. But I found that if I didn't align the handles perfectly it took longer to heat up and more steam would excape from the little pressure indicator. Once I figured out that I should align the handles perfectly, the little indicator pops up perfectly and no steam escapes, and it comes to pressure within one minute.

    I also find that once it comes to pressure, I can turn my gas range to low and it keeps pressure the whole time. With my previous 6-quart Innova pressure cooker, it needed to be at medium heat to get the weight to rock, and that seems like a waste of energy to me.

    I also like how you just turn the knob to release the steam. It's really convenient.

    The cookbook is adquate. I have made the baked beans recipe and it was delicious. I also made the Jambalaya recipe but it was a bit too salty, but otherwise it was delicious.

    I also had trouble making corn on the cob in my 6-quart Innova pressure cooker as it wasn't tall enough. This pressure cooker is larger and can accommodate several large ears of corn. The best corn on the cob is achieved when using a pressure cooker, and it only takes about 2-1/2 minutes!...more info


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