Emeril by T-fal CY4000

Emeril by T-fal CY4000 Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart, Silver

If you don’t want the hassle of a stove, this electric pressure cooker can pressurize meat on its own. It will also take away the hassle of having to check the food every now and then and having to decide when it’s ready because it is designed with preset options to make pressure cooking even easier for you.

It features automatic temperature control, with Three preset cooking modes: Brown, Simmer and Sauté. Simply choose your desired cooking mode and the cooker will adjust the heat and pressure for you. Its Digital LED countdown timer starts automatically once under pressure and lets you know how much time remains so you don’t have to stand watch the whole time.

It has a 6-quart capacity, great for average sized homes. It is easy to use, with the easy to understand preset buttons, and easy to clean since it comes with a non-stick and dishwasher-safe cooking pot. It includes a Hermetically sealed locking lid for safety and for ensuring the freshness of your food. It comes with a steam basket and condensation collector. The cooker runs on 1,000 watts of power. It also comes with a Recipe book with 47 recipes from Chef Emeril and T-fal.

Here are some reasons and other factors why it may or may not be a good choice for you.

Pros

  • Easy to use – this pressure cooker is very easy to use, especially with its preset cooking options. Everything can be easily selected on the front and it’s shown on a digital LED screen. Simply press the cooking mode you want, you can also choose from low to high pressure, and the pot will give you the time remaining before it’s done.
  • Classy – it looks very classy with the aluminium finish and black highlights, perfect for stylish kitchens and even small diners.
  • Easy to clean – it’s easy to clean since the cooking pot is dishwasher safe.

Cons

  • Delicate – As some customers have pointed out, you must be very careful in not scratching the bottom of the pot, otherwise it will not work as well.
  • Auto shutoff – the auto shutoff feature has been confusing for some users. If you don’t put too much liquid sometimes, the cooker will decide that it’s not enough for pressure cooking and will automatically switch to warming mode.

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