Designed with an aluminum stainless steel, the Kuhn Rikon is amongst the most energy saving pressure cookers available. Due to its enhanced lid and valve system, monitoring and releasing pressure becomes an easy and safe task. The Kuhn Rikon has a classy design, high quality construction and the typical capacity. At first glance, it seems like the Rikon has all the great features you will need in a stainless steel pressure cooker. Don’t let the price scare you away, there are other less efficient, less sturdy with a shorter life span out there that cost more than the Kuhn Rikon.
Despite the price-tag, you will be getting highly rated European quality that is made to last. For more than 50 years, Kuhn Rikon family pride themselves on outstanding quality in their pressure cooker cookware. It is safe to say that this unit stands out from the crowd, with premium design that has stayed practically the same for five decades now. This model is extremely easy to use and you won’t need any instructions or knowledge to operate this pressure cooker. That being said, it is basically a plug-and-play pressure cooker! If you want to cook delicious food in a simple and quick way, have a look below and see if the Kuhn Rikon can fit your cooking preferences.
Here we have a pressure regulator that contains a bar, a spring and a little top. Basically, simplicity and materials make this valve very easy-to-clean and extremely sturdy. The indicator is located as a small black point on the lid. As soon as the pressure cooker hits pressure, the indicator starts to rise from the housing to display the metal bar. Whenever the first red ring on the bar is reached, it means low-pressure mode and when the second red ring on the bar is reached, it means high-pressure mode.
If we analyze further the advantage of using an indicator bar vs. a pressure selector, it becomes evident that the user can lower the temperature and still maintain the pressure. To explain further, you can reach medium-pressure if you reach anywhere between the first or second ring and extra-low pressure can be reached right before the first ring. It is very easy to figure out the correct heat to maintain the ideal pressure point.
The Kuhn Rikon will hold pressure when some heat is applied. However, if your cook-top has knobs instead of numbers, it might take few tries to smooth out the perfect pressure point but when you become familiar with how much heat to apply, you will be blown away by how low you can go! There is one factor to be mentioned about the structure of this pressure cooker, the housing cover is held by three heat resistant plastic clips.
Heat resistant plastic clips are not the best solution for a pressure cooker. In the kitchen, we are working with high heat, heated vapor and frequent movement when it is disassembled for cleaning and drying the valve. With that kind of forced handling and environment, the plastic clips won’t last for a long time and you might have to replace it soon. However, what needs to be taken into account is that these plastic clips do NOT affect the functionality of the pressure cooker in any way.
This Kuhn Rikon stainless steel pressure cooker comes with an elegant design, excellent construction quality and convenient capacity. This unit is heavily praised among current owners and although it might be a bit pricey for some, you have to take into consideration what you get for your money and in this case you will get a top-rated European quality.
Here are some of the key features of this cooker. It comes with an average cooking capacity of 8.5 quart. The construction is one-of-a-kind that includes high quality stainless steel together with an aluminum core. This Swiss made “tank” is backed-up with a 10 year warranty and you get a handy pressure cooker cookbook to get you started.
If you browse through the stove-top stainless steel pressure cookers that are available, you will see that users are expecting to receive heavy duty construction. Mainly because a quality cooker has to be able to withstand extremely high pressures and it has to be able to maintain its durability through its lifespan. This is where the Kuhn Rikon cooker stands out, because you will not find many alternative devices that are better built. No gadget out there incorporates both stainless steel and aluminum as a construction material. But why would Kuhn Rikon do that? The short answer is that it will distribute heat faster, maintain pressure more efficiently and last longer.