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Pressure Cookers

Pressure cookers: Time and energy-saving food preparation

Pressure cooking gives you time, energy, and preserves vitamins. In a pressure cooker, you can prepare food gently under pressure in just a few minutes. Some Fissler pressure cookers also have a pressureless steam cooking stage. With steam cooking, food is cooked delicately, preserving almost all its flavor and nutritional value. With pressure cooking, you use less energy due to shorter cooking times: This means you cook in an environmentally conscious way and save money.

Pressure Cookers

Why pressure cooking?

Pressure cooking gives you time, saves energy, and preserves the best of your ingredients. In pressure cooking, ingredients are cooked quickly and gently. Vitamins and flavor are largely preserved compared to conventional cooking.

 

Pressure cooking is modern and fits ideally with a healthy lifestyle. Pressure cookers are ideal for:

 

  • Healthier food
  • Tender meat or poultry
  • Stews/soups
  • Vegetarian and vegan dishes

The advantages of pressure cooking

Save time

Cooking with a pressure cooker saves you time. The pressure created in the pot reduces cooking time by up to 70%.

 

  • After the lid is securely engaged, which can be heard by a click on the handle, and the pressure builds up, the cooking time begins.
  • Pressure is generated inside the pot, raising the boiling point of the liquids from 212°F to up to 240°F.

 

This increase in temperature ensures that the cooking time is more than halved compared to a conventional cooking pot.

Save energy

Shorter cooking times and lower energy consumption make the pressure cookers from Fissler sustainable companions in the kitchen.

 

  • The shortened cooking time means less energy used.
  • After heating up, the pressure cookers develop their full performance even at medium stove power. This means that energy consumption during cooking can be reduced by up to 50%.
  • With the help of a steamer insert, several dishes can even be cooked at the same time.

 

The Vitavit® Premium also features the German-made CookStar® base. This has a high thermal conductivity and is particularly energy-efficient. It is suitable for all types of stoves and optimized for induction. The Vitaquick® pressure cooker is equipped with the Superthermic® base, which is also suitable for all types of stoves.

The proven Fissler CookStar® base (Vitavit® Premium) is extra thick and solid, enabling optimal absorption, distribution, and storage of heat. Another advantage is provided by the integrated star-shaped expansion joints in the CookStar® base. The joints ensure exceptional bottom stability, so that the quick frying pan always lies flat on the stove when heated and the ingredients are cooked evenly.

Healthy cooking

Vitamins, nutrients, and flavors are almost completely preserved during pressure cooking.

 

  • Little liquid and high boiling temperatures ensure that the oxygen is almost completely displaced from the pressure cooker by the resulting water vapor during heating.
  • When the valve closes and the cooking time begins, there is hardly any oxygen left inside the pot, which would decompose the vitamins and nutrients contained in the food.

 

Especially for sensitive vitamins, this fast method of preparation is gentler than cooking in a conventional pot. Valuable vitamin C, for example, is retained by up to 90% during pressure cooking.

In addition, the ingredients retain their natural color. That's why dishes cooked under pressure are a real treat not only in terms of taste, but also visually.

How pressure cooking works

Pressure cookers use steam to create pressure in an airtight pot. This allows higher temperatures for faster cooking of food.

 

The boiling temperature of the liquid is increased from 212°F to up to 240°F with the help of pressure. The lid with the safety system with patented technology and the Fissler sealing ring closes the pot securely and airtight.

 

During heating, water vapor is produced, which allows oxygen, which is harmful to vitamins, to escape from the pot.

 

How to use your pressure cooker:

 

  1. Fill the pressure cooker with the minimum amount of liquid. How much liquid you need depends on the recipe. Use the level indicator in the pot to dose your liquids correctly. Adhere to the maximum filling level according to the instructions for use.
  2. Close the lid. The pot is hermetically sealed when boiling.
  3. Boiling water produces water vapor. Oxygen escapes.
  4. Once the oxygen has escaped, the pressure build-up begins.  The pressure in the pot results in higher temperatures.
  5. The cooking display shows the pressure in the pressure cooker.
  6. As soon as the first ring of the cooking indicator appears, the power of the stove can be reduced, and the cooking time begins.
  7. Cook food at up to 240°F.
  8. At the end of the cooking time, you can release the steam by using the cooking crown or handle. The steam escapes safely from the pressure cooker. Releasing steam function differs by series type, so make sure to check the product manual.  

Higher temperatures in the pressure cooker allow up to 70% shorter cooking times.

High quality pressure cookers from Fissler

For us, "Made in Germany" means creating long-term value. Through a combination of leading technology, craftsmanship and high-quality materials, we produce the finest cookware.

 

In 1953, Fissler invented the first multi-stage safety cooking valve, made the pressure cooker safe and "tamed" it for home use. The three-stage safety system with patented technology ensures that the pot is safe to use. Today, thanks to Fissler, you can use pressure cookers easily, conveniently, and safely on the stove at home.

More safety on the stove with pressure stoves from Fissler

All Fissler pressure cookers have a safety system with patented technology and meet strict quality and safety guidelines. For example, they regulate themselves if the pressure inside should be too high. You cannot open the pressure cooker until there is no more pressure inside. In addition, the pressure cannot be built up until the pot is properly closed.

Fissler pressure cookers enable easy handling and safe operation. This is ensured, among other things, by the multi-stage safety system with patented technology that is continuously being further developed. To guarantee the safety and high quality of our pressure cookers, every Fissler pressure cooker undergoes a manual "100% check" before it leaves our factory in Rhineland-Palatinate.

The cooking stages

The cooking stages allow foods of different heat sensitivity to be cooked optimally in the pressure cooker.

 

Depending on the model, several cooking levels are possible with the pressure cookers. These have an influence on the cooking time. Cooking time in the Vitavit® Premium (also for previous models) is as follows:

 

  • Stage 3 (240°F, fast cooking time)
    • Equivalent to about ⅓ to ½ the cooking time with a conventional saucepan and is ideal for meat or stews.
  • Stage 2 (235°F, medium cooking speed)
    • About 25% longer than level 3 and well suited for less delicate vegetables.
  • Stage 1 (230°F, slow cooking speed)
    • About 50% longer than level 3 and well suited for delicate vegetables or fish.

 

The time saved with the short cooking times is up to 70% for stews or braised dishes and 20 to 50% for vegetables.

The Vitaquick® is the predecessor model of the Vitavit® Premium and only has two cooking stages:

 

Stage 2 (240°F, fast cooking stage)

Equivalent to about ⅓ to ½ the cooking time with a conventional saucepan and is ideal for meat or stews.

Stage 1 (230°F, slow cooking stage)

About 50% longer than level 3 and well suited for delicate vegetables or fish.

Different sizes for each application

Fissler pressure cookers come in different sizes. Depending on the dish and portion size, you will find the right model at Fissler:

 

1.9 quart - 2.6 quart: 1-2 people

3.7 quart: 2-3 people

4.8 quart: 2-3 people

6.3 quart: 3-4 people

8.4 quart: 4-5 people

10.6 quart: more than 5 people

Pressure cooker cleaning

To ensure that your pressure cooker lasts a long time, it is important to clean it properly. Since the pot body and lid (apart from the attachments) are dishwasher-safe, cleaning requires only a few simple steps.

You should proceed with the attachment parts of the cover as follows:

 

  • Remove the sealing ring, cooking crown and lid handle and clean by hand with a damp cloth. 
  • To loosen the lid handle, turn the fastening screw on the inside counterclockwise. To loosen the cooking crown, turn the bell nut on the inside counterclockwise.
  • After cleaning, firmly reattach all attachments to the pot. Make sure the cook valve gasket is seated in the notch provided and is tight against the cook crown. The sealing ring must also be reinserted in the notch provided in the rim of the lid.

 

Regular use of stainless steel care also helps to preserve the stainless steel surface.

Important: Wear parts (e.g. the sealing ring) must be replaced after 400 uses or 2 years.

Fissler pressure cookers

Expert tip: Vitaquick® pressure cooker

With the Vitaquick® pressure cooker, you cook food easily and safely under pressure. Two cooking levels provide the necessary flexibility for gentle and fast preparation

Fissler's Choice
Best Seller
$239.95 - $299.95
  • Cooking display with two cooking levels for gentle or fast cooking
  • Safety system with patented technology

  • Energy-efficient Superthermic® base for even heat distribution, suitable for all types of stoves, including induction

  • Sustainably manufactured from up to 90% recycled, satin-finished 18/10 stainless steel

  • Level indicator for dosing liquids

  • Steaming function on the handle for easy pressure regulation

  • Attachment aid and locking indicator for secure closure

  • Dishwasher safe with the exception of the attachments

  • Made in Germany

With the award wining Vitavit® Premium, you save time and energy when cooking and preserve the best of your ingredients.

Fissler's Choice
Best Seller
$259.95 - $359.95
  • Cooking crown with traffic light function
  • Four cooking levels for gentle and fast cooking, including a pressureless steam cooking level

  • Safety system with patented technology

  • Exclusive, energy-efficient CookStar® base for optimal heat distribution, suitable for all types of stoves, including induction

  • Sustainably manufactured from up to 90% recycled, satin-finished 18/10 stainless steel

  • Novogrill® frying surface for searing with a grill effect - even with little fat

  • Level indicator and measuring scale for dosing liquids

  • Steam-off function on cooking crown and handle for easy pressure regulation

  • Attachment aid and locking indicator for secure closing

  • Dishwasher safe with the exception of the attachments

  • Made in Germany

Pressure cooker sets from Fissler

Fissler offers practical pressure cooker sets that are well equipped for the preparation for several meals and portion sizes.

Two-piece Vitaquick® pressure cooker set

The Vitaquick® pressure cooker sets consist of a pressure skillet (2.6 qt.) and a large pressure cooker (4.5 qt.or 6.3 qt., depending on the set). This means you are optimally prepared for both smaller portions for 1-2 people and larger portions for 2-4 people.

Vitavit® Premium Sets

The Vitavit® Premium set is available in various combinations. These consist of a Vitavit® Premium pressure cooker with a capacity of 6.3 qt or 4.8qt and are also equipped with a pressure skillet. With the glass lid, the pot can be used like a conventional cooking pot.

 

  • Vitavit® Premium Pressure Cooker and Pressure Skillet Set, 2.6 Quart & 4.8 Quart
  • Vitavit® Premium Pressure Cooker and Pressure Skillet Set, 2.6 Quart & 6.3 Quart
  • Vitavit® Premium Pressure Cooker Set, 3.7 Quart & 6.3 Quart with Glass Lid

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FAQ

Pressure cookers cook food under pressure with steam in a hermetically sealed pot. This allows food to be cooked at temperatures of up to 240°F. This saves time, energy, and preserves the vitamins and flavor.

Fissler pressure cookers have a multi-stage safety system with patented technology that is continuously being developed. To guarantee the safety and high quality of our pressure cookers, every Fissler pressure cooker goes through a manual "100% check" before it leaves our factory in Rhineland-Palatinate. Fissler pressure cookers regulate themselves if the pressure inside should be too high. For safety reasons, the pressure cooker cannot be opened until pressure has been released. Also, pressure cannot build up within the pot unless it’s properly locked. In addition, the locking indicator shows with the change from red to green and an audible "click" that the pot is securely closed.

Whether passionate cooks, discerning gourmets, or epicures: a pressure cooker is worthwhile for anyone who wants to save time and energy when cooking. Pressure cookers are suitable for any household size.

The higher temperature in the pot shortens cooking times by up to 70% compared to conventional cooking. This can save up to 50% energy. By excluding atmospheric oxygen and thanks to the short cooking times, the food is also cooked particularly gently. Vitamin, mineral, and aroma substances are better preserved, colors remain fresh and the intrinsic flavor intense.

Pot and lid (without cooking crown, handle and sealing ring) can be cleaned in the dishwasher. The cooking crown, handle and sealing ring must be cleaned by hand. We recommend treating the pot and lid with stainless steel care if necessary. This will make the stainless steel more resistant to salts and acidic foods. Residues of the care products should always be washed off thoroughly.