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    I need a recommendation for a pressure cooker

    Hi all, I am cooking some stock now in a 4.5 liter pressure cooker, and wishing that it was bigger. It is a T-Fal, and seems to work fine, but I would like to get something in the 6 liter range.
    I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for brand, and if 6 is a good idea, as opposed to maybe 8?
    Thanks for any I sight that anyone would like to share!
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    I don't have a pressure cooker, but just checked the Cook's Illustrated website, and they recommend:

    Product Name
    Fagor Duo 8-Quart Pressure Cooker

    Manufacturer
    Fagor

    Model Number
    918060787
    Price

    $109.95

    Recommendation Status
    Recommended

    Testers’ Comments
    Efficient, safe, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive, our favorite stovetop pressure cooker beat out the electric competition.

    Size
    8 quarts

    Where To Shop
    Cookware.com (888-478-4606, www.cookware.com, SKU #FGR1008)

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    They also recommend the smaller electric model:

    Product Name
    Fagor Electric Multi-Cooker

    Manufacturer
    Fagor

    Model Number
    670040230

    Price
    $119.95

    Recommendation Status
    Recommended

    Testers’ Comments
    Although this model performed well as a pressure cooker and rice cooker, its use as a slow cooker is limited because it has only one setting: low. When we first published this review, the price, $200, just wasn't worth it. At its new lower price of $120, it's a much better value.

    Size
    6 quarts

    Where To Shop
    www.cookware.com (SKU #FGR1055)

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    Thanks!
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    Hey! How come when you ask, you get recommended a $100 unit, and I asked a few weeks ago I was recommended a Swiss $400+ unit... Sup widat?


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    Cuz yer a Canuck?
    BTW, after reading reviews of the Fagor and their customer service I don't think I will go that route!
    The cooker that I have is French made, I won't buy one made in China, but the retailers don't tell you where their stuff is made that I can find!
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    http://citychef.ca/xcart/customer/pr...cat=320&page=1 This north of the ling, but the brand is what was recommended. I'm still debating...
    http://citychef.ca/xcart/customer/pr...cat=320&page=1 more options


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    Amazon US has them for about half that........
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    BTW, after reading reviews of the Fagor and their customer service I don't think I will go that route!
    Wow, sorry Spike, just read a few reviews on Amazon.

    Sounds terrible.

    Guess one has to take the Cook's Illustrated recommendation with a grain of salt.

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    They don't spend much time with a product so don't see the problems that can arise with use, and they don't interact with the customer service people much, I'll wager!
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