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Subject: Pressure Cookers
Date Posted: 12/14/2008 7:08 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2006
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I'm looking at getting a pressure cooker but am having trouble making a decision!!! My MIL has generously offered to buy me one for Christmas!!

The brand I'm looking at is Fagor Duo.

The sizes I'm deciding between are the 8-quart and the 10-quart. The 10-quart has the added capability of doing small lots (4 1-quart jars) of canning if I so decide....  Is the 10-quart too big for normal pressure cooking, though?


Date Posted: 2/12/2009 7:41 PM ET
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I have an 8 qt and wish I had a 10 qt.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:16 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2008
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10 qt is what you should aim for, because you can only use about 60% of the total pressure cooker's max capacity. For a 10 qt pressure cooker, the most you'll be making is about 6 qt of food. Get the 10 qt, and don't look back.