Best Electric Pressure Cookers

There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal—but what if you simply don’t have the time? A pressure cooker is a busy chef’s best friend. These devices create the bold flavors of hearty, slow-cooked meals in a fraction of the time. In this article, we’ll delve into some of our top picks for electric pressure cookers on the market today. With a wide variety of cooking features, specialized settings, and quart capacities, you’re sure to find the best electric pressure cooker for your needs.

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Most Advanced

Ninja FD401 Foodi 


Thorough Pressure Cooker. This pressure cooker can cook virtually anything, making it a great option for homes with or without standard appliances.

What We Liked: 

The Ninja pressure cooker is everything you could want and more. The stainless steel five to eight quart receptacle can carry out a surprising amount of tasks, including air crisping, sear/sauté, bake, broil, steam, slow cook, dehydrate, and even making yogurt. Plus, the pressure cooker comes with a number of different attachments, making it easy to craft different dishes. Notably, the cooker can defrost frozen foods and cook them simultaneously, reducing cooking time even further. Buy it here.

 Best For Beginners

Instant Pot Lux 6-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker


Classic Cooker. Instant Pot is great for preparing a number of versatile dishes without emptying out your wallet.

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Instant Pot is known for crafting quality pressure cookers, and this model is no exception. The pressure cooker also doubles as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, and warmer. The six-inch quart size is ideal for most homes, and the 12 one-touch smart programs make it even easier to cook a variety of dishes, such as rice or soup. As an added bonus, Instant Pot has a free app with thousands of free recipes to enjoy with your new appliance. Buy it here.

Best Overall

Mueller UltraPot 6Q Pressure Cooker


High-Quality Pressure Cooker. This excellent pressure cooker holds up to six quarts of food at once and has 10 different settings to support a wide variety of dishes.

What We Liked: 

You’ll love this pressure cooker’s 10 different cooking settings and 15 different smart presets. The cooker is German-engineered and made with stainless steel, so you’ll be able to use this pressure cooker for years to come. Best of all, the ceramic nonstick interior of the pot makes for easy cleanup after every meal. You’re also given two different accessories, allowing you to cook more than one component at once. It’s available today. 

Best Value

Gourmia GPC625 6 Qt Multi-Mode SmartPot Pressure Cooker


Excellent Pressure Cooker. This pressure cooker comes with 13 different cook modes for maximum flexibility.

What We Liked: 

This multi-function pressure cooker comes in four, six, and eight-quart sizes, making it a great choice for smaller and larger kitchens alike. With 1000 watts of power, you’ll be able to cook a number of foods, like rice, soups, and steamed vegetables, in no time at all. The cooker slashes away cooking time by up to 70 percent for more efficient mealtime. There’s also a 24-hour delay timer that allows you to prep hot foods way ahead of time. It’s available now.

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