Fagor Futuro 5-Piece Pressure Cooker Set Review

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Introduction

The Fagor Futuro 5-Piece Pressure Cooker Set is one of the newest collections in Fagor’s pressure cookers. This is a multi-tasking kitchen aid set in its finest. Two different sizes of cooking pots enable you to cook two dishes at the same time; two lids suitable for pressure as well as for conventional cooking. The steamer basket is doubled up as a food grater besides steaming. The ultimate goal is to help you cut down the cooking time as well as saving energy cost.

Table of Contents (Click a title to jump ahead)

Introduction | Size, Capacity and Material | Safety Features | Easy to Use and Clean | Consumer Ratings | Pros | Cons | Warranty and Replacement Parts | Price |

Size, Capacity and Material

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The two cooking pots (4 and 6 quarts in size) are made of stainless steel with bonded infused base for optimal heat conductivity and durability. They allow you to cook a main dish in one while preparing a side dish in another. The smaller size is ideal for singles to small families and the larger one perfect for medium to large families.

The two lids are interchangeable between pressure and conventional cooking. The two pots can also be used as regular saut√© pans for browning meats, etc. before pressure cooking. This combo saves you time in cleaning multiple pots and pans and also space in the kitchen cupboard. The 6 quart can be nested into the 4 quart pot nicely. I’d suggest that you use a kitchen towel or some sort of divider between the two pots to prevent scratches.

Safety Features

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Triple Safety Features

The set is equipped with the modern pressure cooker safety features absent in the old style pressure cooker. The cooking pot and the lid are sealed by a gasket, (also known as a sealing ring).

The pressure cooker sports a triple-leveled safety feature to take precautionary measures against accidents and explosions. The primary/operating valve is located on the top of the lid in the primary handle. It is to allow excess pressure to escape from the vent.

The second level is another safety vent underneath the lid in case the primary valve is blocked by food particles. The third measure is the cutout in the lid as an emergency outlet for excess pressure to escape if the two valves fail.

Besides the triple system, the lid has to be closed and locked securely before pressure buildup in the pot.

Short Handles

Unlike many of the previous Fagor’s pressure cookers, this model has two short handles for each pot. The short handles are easy for storage as they take less space. They are also conducive for transporting as the weight in the pot is balanced through the two handles. The handles are made of bakelite material that stays cool during cooking.

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Pressure Level Indicator

There are two pressure levels as 8 and 15 psi (pounds per square inch). You may choose “either” “or” by rotating the dial to 1 for 8 psi or 2 for 15 psi.

When the pressure starts to rise in the pot, the indicator, which is a yellow rod will rise above the surrounding surface. This is your signal to adjust the heat level on the burner to maintain the optimal cooking pressure and also for you to start the timer for cooking.

3 Pressure Release Methods

The design enables you to release the pressure via the dial on the primary valve. You can also do so through either the “cold water” or “natural release” method.

Easy to Use and Clean

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Read the instructions first and make sure you have a good grasp of the processes. Then add ingredients, seasoning and very importantly an appropriate amount of liquid. Close the lid by matching the mark on the top handle with the same of the base handle. Push the “latch” forward to lock the lid. Place the cooker on the burner and turn on high heat. When you see the pressure indicator rise, lower the heat to allow a gentle and steady steam escape.

The gasket, the lid and sometimes the pressure regulator need to be handwashed. The cooking pots are dishwasher safe.

Accessories

An instruction and recipe book is included besides the five-pieces.

Consumer Ratings

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4.5 out of 5

The consumer ratings on Amazon are 4.5 out of 5 by 11 online reviewers, 9 people or 82% give it 5-stars.

One reviewer was very impressed with the heavy gauge material and the shiny stainless steel on the outside. She was happy about the multi-functional nature of this set to make various dishes while saving cabinet space in storage…Read More
Another customer commented this set was modern, durable, made for the long haul. He was happy about the quality of the set and made in Spain….Read More

Pros

  • This set is made of high quality stainless steel material that’s durable and well-constructed.
  • This is one of the two lines that are still designed and made in Spain as many of Fagor’s pressure cookers are now made in China.
  • The short handles and the nested pots are great for storage and space-savers.
  • The safety features work very well for pressure building and releasing.
  • More affordable than the Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker set.

Cons

  • The packing is not the greatest and one customer received the set with a broken handle. When that happens, you should contact Fagor’s service center in the U.S. or your respective country.

Warranty and Replacement Parts

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10-year standard warranty is offered by Fagor. Replacement parts are easy to find on Amazon and other Fagor authorized retailers.

Price

This Fagor Futuro 5-piece set is priced about $60 less than the equivalent by Kuhn Rikon.

Summary

If you cook under pressure a lot, this is a great set for you to cook healthy foods without spending hours in the kitchen. The two-pot and two-lid combo makes it an ultimate cookware to replace multiple pots and pans. This entire set is about the price to buy one Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker. Definitely great valve for your money. The safety features and pressure release dial are very easy to operate whether you are experienced with pressure cooking or not. Check out more to see if this is right for you.

 

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