Tower stainless steel 6 litre pressure cooker - £29.99 @ Amazon
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Tower stainless steel 6 litre pressure cooker - £29.99 @ Amazon

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Edited by:"89quidyoucantgowrong"Found 4th Nov
This looks like the lowest price this 6L version has been for a few years. Full stainless steel with encapsulated aluminium base. Two pressures, 8.7 & 14.5 psi, good reviews. Average price for last two years is just over £40, so a 25% reduction against typical selling price.

Just in time for winter and all those lovely melt in the mouth meaty stews.

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Good price. Heat added op! Great for quick meals.

Life is like a pressure cooker on the weekdays...the valve stay opened on weekends...just chill out...heat from me
Edited by: "kkthomask" 4th Nov

I have had one of these for a couple of years, and whilst I don't use it very often, when I do it just works. Unlike the classic Prestige one, which I once had, that never sealed properly if I left it a few months between uses.

That's good price for stainless steel. (Aldi + Lidl have themfrom time to time for same price). Hot.

VDisillusioned1 h, 11 m ago

I have had one of these for a couple of years, and whilst I don't use it …I have had one of these for a couple of years, and whilst I don't use it very often, when I do it just works. Unlike the classic Prestige one, which I once had, that never sealed properly if I left it a few months between uses.


I had the same problem with my Fissler pressure cooker (leaking). I replaced the rubber ring and it became like new.

pet200040 m ago

I had the same problem with my Fissler pressure cooker (leaking). I …I had the same problem with my Fissler pressure cooker (leaking). I replaced the rubber ring and it became like new.


With my Prestige I seemed to have to do it every time I used it, which made it extraordinarily uneconomical. I think the rubber hardened too quickly. This one has given zero problems so far.

VDisillusioned1 h, 47 m ago

With my Prestige I seemed to have to do it every time I used it, which …With my Prestige I seemed to have to do it every time I used it, which made it extraordinarily uneconomical. I think the rubber hardened too quickly. This one has given zero problems so far.


I usually get a couple of years frequent use out of the gaskets on my Prestige stainless steel pressure cooker.

I wouldn't buy another Prestige though as their quality went down years ago, the weight on the last one I bought wouldn't seal because the centre pin was too short, I used the weight from my old model until it broke, then bought a replacement weight, and the pin in that was also too short, so I had to make a washer to raise the valve seat so that it would work with the shorter pin. The quality of their replacement safety valves aren't much better either, they often don't remove the casting flash off the metal pintles, so there's no way it will ever seal.

The newer model prestiges are also lower pressure, so would take longer to cook than my 15PSI one.

heres the one I had delivered today only 3 left in stock mind
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OK, jokes aside, why would anyone buy this? If you want to cook something slowly, buy a slow cooker.

If you want something to cook with pressure, get a cooker which retains pressure and lets you know its status by releasing pressure at regular intervals and whistles while it does that. This one does not whistle, so if you're not paying attention, you'll end up with mushy food.

Here are some good pressure cookers with whistles: Prestige 6L £41.99 OR Hawkins 5L £40.94 OR SwissHome 5L £33.83

If you're short on money, I'd say go with generic: Tower 4L £24.99 OR Russel Hobbs 4L £22.60

If you don't care about brands, get this at your own risk: amazon.co.uk/PRE…ker
Edited by: "rand0m" 4th Nov

Original Poster

rand0m, the ones you've linked to are aluminium, not steel. They use the old school method of pressure regulation of having a needle valve with a weight on top. The whistle is just a consequence of steam escaping the needle valve, so you know it's up to pressure. Cooking your food for too long can happen with old and new pressure cookers. Some old ones had mechanical timers on top; some even lifted the weight, but they still didn't turn the hob off.

rand0m18 h, 35 m ago

Here are some good pressure cookers with whistles: Prestige 6L £41.99 OR …Here are some good pressure cookers with whistles: Prestige 6L £41.99 OR Hawkins 5L £40.94 OR SwissHome 5L £33.83 If you're short on money, I'd say go with generic: Tower 4L £24.99 OR Russel Hobbs 4L £22.60If you don't care about brands, get this at your own risk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/PRESSURE-ALUMINIUM-KITCHEN-COOKING-CATERING/dp/B01B6KZ8FY/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1509825631&sr=1-1&keywords=pressure+cooker



We used to have a Prestige high dome just like that decades ago, it did not have a whistle, or make a whistling noise, nor did it release pressure at regular intervals.

When it reached pressure the valve would emit a constant hiss from the escaping steam, and you turn the heat down to reduce the amount of steam and get a more gentle hiss and start timing. My current cooker also uses a weight, but the steam vent in the weight is designed to muffle the hiss a little.

I can't see much disadvantage of having a sprung loaded valve instead of a weighted one like mine, but I can see one advantage - there's no weight to fall off and drop on your toes if you flip over the lid


One of the reasons I got rid of the old ones was that they, like the ones you are recommending were aluminium. Stainless steel looks nicer, retains its finish and is easier to clean, and the base of my current one can go in a dishwasher, unlike aluminium pots.
Edited by: "melted" 5th Nov

89quidyoucantgowrong4th Nov

rand0m, the ones you've linked to are aluminium, not steel. They use the …rand0m, the ones you've linked to are aluminium, not steel. They use the old school method of pressure regulation of having a needle valve with a weight on top. The whistle is just a consequence of steam escaping the needle valve, so you know it's up to pressure. Cooking your food for too long can happen with old and new pressure cookers. Some old ones had mechanical timers on top; some even lifted the weight, but they still didn't turn the hob off.


idk man, I prefer aluminium over steel idk why. I personally prefer the whistle one as I am absent minded when I'm cooking. I always burn **** when I get distracted.
Edited by moderator: "removed swear" 6th Nov

Original Poster

If anyone's interested, the 7.5 litre pot has just dropped to £32.29.
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