Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Pan Set Review

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Introduction

It’s time to stop agonizing over not having enough time to cook healthy meals at home. The Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Pan Set is the ultimate “can do” cooker to own and to enjoy. This set lets you cook in many different methods from sear, sauté, grill, fry, steam to pressure cook.

There is no limit and the result is the same consistently. No need to slave in the kitchen for hours on end. A pasta with meat sauce will be ready in under 10 minutes and fish in white wine with mixed vegetables done in 8 minutes or less. Don’t we have to wait for 30 to 45 minutes for a pizza delivery?

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IntroductionSize, 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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At 4.2-quart liquid capacity, the cooking pot is suitable for small families, for side dishes or for braising meats and chops. The set includes a cooking pot, two lids – one for pressure and the other for stovetop cooking and a steamer for cooking more than one things at a time.

The pot is made from CookStar all-store base with two layers of stainless steel encapsulating a thick disk of aluminum. You’d often find a similar construction with a 4mm thick aluminum, but in Fissler’s pressure cookers, it’s 6mm. This means the heat will be transferred and distributed evenly. Whether cooking on medium or high, the base will never warp and no hot spots either.

This pan also features with waffle honeycomb texture on the inside to make it non-stick and require less cooking oil to fry or sauté.

The pan is made for cooking on all hobs, including halogen as well as induction heating.

There are measuring marks inside of the pan for you to fill with dry and wet ingredients precisely as cooking at a certain capacity is crucial in the safe operation of a pressure cooker. At most, you can fill the pan with 2/3 of the capacity. Often times, you may be able to use only ½ or even less depending how foaming or frothing the food is. A minimal amount of liquid is another pre-requisite. In Fissler’s design, it’s defined as two cups of cooking liquid, be it water, wine, beer or broth.

Safety Features

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Multiple safety measures to ensure safe release of excess pressure, including a primary regulator valve backed up by a secondary control valve. The auto-locking mechanism in the lid ensures the closure of the lid through the cooking and pressure releasing process. When the lid is closed correctly, an audible “click” will be heard.

Pressure Indicator with 2 Settings

A pressure indicator tells you when the pressure is reached. Two lines on the indicator correlate to either “gentle” or “speed” setting with psi of 5.8 or 11.6 respectively. At such time, you may count down the cooking time.

2 Pressure Release Methods

You can release the pressure by pressing down the button on the long hand for the “quick release” method or move the cooker from the burner and run cold water on top of the lid in so-called “cold water” method. Either way, it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

2 Handles

A long and short handles with this model. A flame-protection zone is designed for cooking on a gas stove.

Easy to Use and Clean

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The set comes with a detailed Usual Manual outlining the safety instruction, how to use the cooker and tips for cleaning. It also consists of cooking time for common recipes. Read the Manual carefully to make sure you understand everything. Testing it with just water is a common practice as well.

The pot and the lid are both dishwasher safe or can be washed by hand. Make sure you remove the gasket before placing the lid in the dishwasher. The long/operative handle is removable for easy cleaning.

Included Accessories

A User Manual

Consumer Ratings

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5.0 out of 5.0

There were only two customer reviews on Amazon so far. Both reviewers were very pleased with the cooker.

Oreviewer marveled at the Fissler design and style. She owned two Vitaquick of different sizes for different occasions. She even rated Fissler above Kuhn Rikon which was a surprise to me…Read More
Another person rated it better than any other brands on the market for its excellent performance, features and functionality…Read More

Pros

  • The set is so versatile for cooking in many methods to meet your daily needs in the kitchen.
  • The cooker is constructed with quality materials with German precision.
  • The Nogogrill base ensures food will not stick to the bottom.
  • Multiple safety features not only take the fear out of pressure cooking, but also operate in “quietness”.
  • Suitable for all stovetops from gas, electric, halogen to induction.
  • The CookStar base doesn’t skid on a smooth hob.
  • Two pressure levels allow you to cook tougher or tender meats and vegetables.

Cons

  • It’s expensive. One guarantee is that the product has an uncompromising quality and German engineering.
  • No 15 psi. You’ll have to add extra cooking time if the recipe calls for it.

Warranty and Replacement Parts

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Only 3-year warranty is provided by Fissler against defective materials and craftsmanship. This doesn’t include parts that are wearable such as the gasket. A 10-year guarantee is offered for replacement parts. Fissler does have an subsidiary in the U.S. in Los Angeles, California. The phone number to call is 1-888-fissler.

Price

The Fissler VitaQuick Pressure Pan Set is not for the faintest heart. It’s one of the best brands for an obvious reason due to the quality and design features. If you want a cheaper pressure cooker, check out Presto or Fagor. You are paying a higher price for safety and the sheer joy of cooking in high style.  Multiple Fissler pressure cooker models and sizes are available at Amazon. Check out to see which one is right for you.

 

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