Fagor Duo 8-Quart Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker

Best Pressure Cooker for Feeding a Crowd

Why people love it
  • Fantastic operation
  • Terrific quality
  • Easy to use pressure cooker

This stovetop pressure cooker is available in sizes between 4 quarts and 10 quarts and can work on all cooking surfaces. The stay-cool handles are a nice touch, and it has dishwasher-safe parts.

Some users report the lid to be a little finicky.


This Fagor pressure cooker does pressure cooking really well. The base is exceptionally wide compared to the inner cooker surface, so you can bet you’re getting the most efficient heating possible – even if you’re steaming your meal. You can also use it for searing meat before locking the lid and continuing to cook it pressure-style.

Speaking of locking, you secure it closed on the long handle of the lid. That’s super handy and a feature you don’t find on every stovetop pressure cooker. You’re not limited to electric ranges either; you can use it on just about every heat source.

Capacity? This particular Fagor pressure cooker has an 8-quart capacity, but you can get it in sizes between 4 – 10 quarts.

Easy to clean? Totally, most of it is dishwasher-safe, including the steamer basket which is included in the box.

Safety Features? There is a safety-lock handle and a visual pressure indicator. You’ll also find a quick-release valve. We’re fans of the stay-cool handles, especially the long handle featuring the locking mechanism.

Extra features? We love the long handle which makes cooking and moving this pressure cooker between burners easy. There’s also a steaming basket in the box and a recipe booklet.

Other cooking methods? You can use it to sear meats and steam vegetables. We think that’s handy, but the design of this pressure cooker doesn’t make it conducive to using it as a standard pot.

Will it break the bank? The MSRP is about $160, but you can find it under $120 sometimes. When you do, snag it quickly. This is a quality pot but a bit too expensive at the MSRP.

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