Argos Cookworks Digital Pressure Cooker reduced from £49.99 to £39.99
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Argos Cookworks Digital Pressure Cooker reduced from £49.99 to £39.99

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Found 14th Jan
First off this is a
good buy for the money as it is a perfectly acceptable pressure
cooker considering the price but it does have it's failings.







The first one I picked
up must have been produced on a late Friday afternoon as it was
missing the accessory pack and Argos customer service are about as
flexible as a brick, I tried hard for them to send me the missing
pack but no I had to waste time and make another 12 mile round trip
to exchange the whole thing for a new one. This new one I picked up
at 9.05am and was handed the new one by a guy who smelled like an
ashtray on very slow legs (guess he was on a wee smoke break while I
waited) So this will be the last time I do a store pickup and from
this day forth it will be Amazon first and Argos online only as a
last resort.







I have had lots of
pressure cookers in the past and I currently own a Fagor stove top
one along with a Tefal Jamie Oliver electric one so I had a good
chance to compare this Cookworks one alongside the Tefal.


The Tefal comes out on
top in a lot of things:


The bad points on the
cookworks are:


Sear/saute function is
too hot to saute onions slowly unlike the Tefal that has a separate
sear and saute setting.


The lid on the
cookworks gets extremely hot (Tefal has a double skinned lid)


More steam seams to
escape from the valves on the cookworks before they close with the
pressure.


Tefal has a great
plastic steam rack that sits halfway up the pot so has no chance of
marking the non stick coating while I would be fearful of the
cookworks stainless trivet marking the pot.







I do however find the
preprogrammed settings on the cookworks very handy and quick to use,
not tried the slowcook setting yet but if it works well then it will
something else my Tefal does not have.







The high pressure
setting on the cookworks operates at 70kPa which is normal for an
electric pressure cooker so keep this in mind if you are using a
pressure cooker cookbook, instead look for instant pot cookbooks and
to be heaps of them on amazon for free.







So overall I am happy
enough with this cookworks pressure cooker as it appears a good buy
for under £40.
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Hi thanks for posting as I am looking for one of these. What are its failings please.
Guys, what are you using the pressure cooker for?
Twice the price but go for the 6l (Now in stock at Currys-PCworld)
philrrobinson24 m ago

Hi thanks for posting as I am looking for one of these. What are its …Hi thanks for posting as I am looking for one of these. What are its failings please.


I bought one a week ago on mine the presets don't work as per the instruction manual, it says that the cooking time should show when you press the button - on mine it doesn't.

It goes into pressure up mode and when it gets to pressure it then displays the cook time and starts the program.

We did some pulled pork on it's manual setting thought it took longer than expected it turned out well

It appears to be based on the instant pot
barkinglama1 h, 58 m ago

I bought one a week ago on mine the presets don't work as per the …I bought one a week ago on mine the presets don't work as per the instruction manual, it says that the cooking time should show when you press the button - on mine it doesn't.It goes into pressure up mode and when it gets to pressure it then displays the cook time and starts the program.We did some pulled pork on it's manual setting thought it took longer than expected it turned out wellIt appears to be based on the instant pot


Thanks for info.
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barkinglama8 h, 14 m ago

I bought one a week ago on mine the presets don't work as per the …I bought one a week ago on mine the presets don't work as per the instruction manual, it says that the cooking time should show when you press the button - on mine it doesn't.It goes into pressure up mode and when it gets to pressure it then displays the cook time and starts the program.We did some pulled pork on it's manual setting thought it took longer than expected it turned out wellIt appears to be based on the instant pot


This is what it is supposed to do, cooking time in the book does not reflect the quantity or temperature of the ingredients you add, it only covers the cooking time ie the actual time under pressure, my Tefal one does exactly the same in that the timer does not start counting down until it reaches the desired pressure.
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CompuFocus8 h, 39 m ago

Guys, what are you using the pressure cooker for?


heaps of things like making stock, soup, stew, curry, casseroles, steamed puddings, steamed veg or even just for cooking rice, they really save a lot of time and energy, plus the food tastes better and they say it keeps a lot more vitamins and nutrients, have a look here
and the added bonuses are that they retain most of the liquid so less steamed up walls and windows and they are very easy to clean after
djmutters8 h, 59 m ago

Twice the price but go for the 6l (Now in stock at Currys-PCworld)



djmutters8 h, 59 m ago

Twice the price but go for the 6l (Now in stock at Currys-PCworld)


Point is that the manual states it will display the time once you press the button it doesn't
-=blootoon=-27 m ago

heaps of things like making stock, soup, stew, curry, casseroles, steamed …heaps of things like making stock, soup, stew, curry, casseroles, steamed puddings, steamed veg or even just for cooking rice, they really save a lot of time and energy, plus the food tastes better and they say it keeps a lot more vitamins and nutrients, have a look hereand the added bonuses are that they retain most of the liquid so less steamed up walls and windows and they are very easy to clean after


From what I have seen of the vids on youtube people tend to put in too much fluid
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barkinglama11 m ago

From what I have seen of the vids on youtube people tend to put in too …From what I have seen of the vids on youtube people tend to put in too much fluid


correct you do need to add a lot less liquid than normal
-=blootoon=-11 h, 44 m ago

heaps of things like making stock, soup, stew, curry, casseroles, steamed …heaps of things like making stock, soup, stew, curry, casseroles, steamed puddings, steamed veg or even just for cooking rice, they really save a lot of time and energy, plus the food tastes better and they say it keeps a lot more vitamins and nutrients, have a look hereand the added bonuses are that they retain most of the liquid so less steamed up walls and windows and they are very easy to clean after


Many Thanks 💐
Followed your link but priced @£49.99
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