Prestige Popular Aluminium Pressure Cooker Review

Pressure cookers are growing in popularity in American kitchens, they are already widely used in western kitchens.  Prestige offers line of well-constructed aluminum pressure cookers in many sizes ranging from 3 liters (or just over 3 quarts) to 20 liters (or a little over 20 quarts).  There are 10 different sizes of Prestige pressure cookers.  With all these choices the customer can choose the size that best suits their specific needs.
Prestige pressure cookers are made from aluminum, which is a very good conductor of heat, and they have sleeker handles for better grip. These pressure cookers are assembled in India, under strict supervision and controls, in order to provide the best quality product available at the lowest possible cost.

Pressure cookers create a sealed system for cooking foods.  When pressure inside the cooker is increased the temperature required in order to boil water is increased.  This means that food will cook faster.  Pressure cookers are perfect for cooking stews, soups and roasts.  Food cooks as much as 70% faster in a pressure cooker, and there will be significant energy savings when using a pressure cooker.

Pressure cookers are a perfect vessel for canning fruits and vegetables, since the pressure cooker increases water temperature, and this means less of a chance of bacteria growth.  Cooking with a pressure cooker is considered healthy cooking since it locks in juices and therefore locks in nutrients.

Features and Specifications

  • Safety features include GRS (Gasket Release System) and MSP (Metallic Safety Plug)
  • Choose from 10 different capacity options to meet the need of any family
  • Constructed with best quality virgin aluminum  with stronger lugs and thick base
  • Easy to grip handles
  • Assembled in India and ISI certified and also confirms to all international standards


The limited numbers of online reviewers, for the most part, agree that Prestige pressure cookers are a good value. These pressure cookers are built economically.  One of the selling features is that it is affordable and still reliable.  These aluminum pressure cookers are very lightweight, and have thin walls, but at the same times they are easy to wash.

However some users were disappointed because they were looking for a vessel that was a more substantial and they thought these aluminum pressure cookers were too lightweight and not very durable.
Overall, The Prestige pressure cookers were good pressure cookers for every day usage.

Finding the right size Prestige pressure cooker to meet your specific needs can be a challenge.  There are almost too many options.  When using a pressure cooker it is recommended that you do not fill a pressure cooker more than 2/3 full.  This needs to be taken into account when choosing the size.  If you plan to use the pressure cooker for cooking meals, then consider how much food you plan on cooking in the pressure cooker.

If you plan on canning fruits and vegetables in the pressure cooker, the larger vessels will be better, since canning requires a water bath.  The canning process will probably work best in either Prestige’s 16 or 20 liter pressure cookers.  One reviewer reported purchasing a pressure cooker that as too small for her needs.

Personally, If you are looking for a good basic pressure cooker that performs well, cleans easily and is reliable, then Prestige is probably a good choice.  You can pick the size that meets your specific needs, and it will not break the bank.

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