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Young, modern, ingenious—this is not your grandma's pressure cooker! With its sleek design and innovative construction, the Vitaquick pressure cooker line is perfect for both newcomers to pressure cooking and pros alike. These high quality pressure cookers are some of the easiest to use and clean on the market. Silent under pressure, with foolproof safety features, Vitaquick is 100% made in Germany, fully dishwasher safe, and comes with a 3-year warranty.
With Vitaquick, you save up to 70% of the regular cooking time and as much as 50% of the energy used in conventional cooking. Using Vitaquick pressure cookers is a great way of achieving a balanced diet while saving precious time and energy. Conventional cooking methods cause many vitamins and minerals to be destroyed or released in the cooking liquid. Vitaquick pressure cookers require less cooking liquid and cook faster, preserving food’s nutritional value.
With Vitaquick pressure cookers there's no unnerving rattling or hissing while under normal operating pressure. And once the valve locks into place, hardly any steam escapes into the air during the cooking process, keeping the kitchen cool and odor-free.
A large blue indicator shows the cooking setting easily, with just a glance. Cook at the more gentle level for delicate ingredients like fish, fine vegetables and desserts. The higher-speed setting cooks bean soups, stews and meat in a third of the regular cooking time.
“I LOVE MY PRESSURE COOKER! So excited to try different recipes! And the customer service at Pleasant Hill is at a level that is almost unheard of these days! I had (too) many questions, to which I received very timely, helpful answers. Thank you!”
– Kim S., KS
You'll love the ease with which the Vitaquick lid attaches, and its audible click that says "I'm locked on." The handle detaches quickly if you wish. Plus, their sleek conical shape allows all Vitaquick pressure cookers of the same diameter to stack together for compact storage—just a couple of the many ways in which Fissler has combined innovation with practicality in the Vitaquick pressure cooker family.
Thanks to its CookStar™ base, the Vitaquick can be used on all kinds of stoves, including induction. The internationally-patented CookStar™ all-stove base features a highly conductive 6mm aluminum core that's fully clad with high-quality stainless steel. The CookStar™ base conserves energy and provides perfect heat distribution, eliminating hot spots.
Vitaquick® pressure cookers exceed the minimum safety requirements of Europe and the United States with patented innovative features including...
Fissler Vitaquick safety engineering
Euromatic safety valve: With the perfection of the automatic Euromatic valve, every Vitaquick pressure cooker offers a high degree of safety with convenience and reliability. The valve only engages once the handle is properly locked, and it ensures a safe build-up of pressure and opening of the lid by automatically closing once the oxygen has escaped. The valve also automatically releases any excess pressure to maintain a safe level at any time.
Advanced interlocking lid: The stainless steel lid locks into place automatically when closed, creating a tight seal, and pressure can only build if the lid is put on correctly and locked on the cooker, thanks to new safety nubs built into the lid. Vitaquick lid handles feature a super-clear visual indicator that turns from red to green when the lid is properly placed and locked. It is impossible for the lid to come off or to be taken off with pressure inside.
Redesigned safety gasket: Vitaquick is equipped with a redesigned safety gasket made of high grade silicone, which features sections that are specifically designed to release pressure as a third line of defense against over-pressurization.
Automatic steam release: If the temperature in the cooker increases too much, the automatic steam release function in the main control valve permits steam to escape and thus limits the temperature and pressure.
Residual pressure block: The cooker can only be opened if it has been depressurized completely.
Cook's Illustrated highly recommends the Fissler Vitaquick 8½-quart pressure cooker. Its solid construction and low, wide design made browning simple and they appreciated its well-engineered automatic lock and pressure valve features. It cooked food to perfection in their test kitchen, within the time range suggested by the pressure cooker recipes.
Fissler's build quality is fantastic, and the engineering works wonderfully. A bit of advice: Cut back on the burner heat when the pressure indicator reaches one line. Pressure will continue to build (as you want it to), and regulation will be steady and easy this way, rather than waiting to try to adjust only when you reach the second line. The other thing: Buy from Pleasant Hill Grain. They ship fast and their customer service is simply nonpareil. Not in a million years will you be treated the same by a mega-retailer. Fissler and PHG, a combination you won't regret.
19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.
Fissler is the best
By Markus M. in TNon 2/9/2017
- Verified Buyer
What can I say? I am using Fissler products for almost 30 years. They are really good and I like their design. Ordering from Pleasant Hill Grain was straightforward and I got my great new pressure cooking within a couple of days.
11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
Works as advertised
By Adele M. in MDon 9/17/2018
- Verified Buyer
Works as advertised.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
By Kim S. in KSon 11/9/2018
- Verified Buyer
I LOVE MY PRESSURE COOKER! So excited to try different recipes! And the customer service at Pleasant Hill is at a level that is almost unheard of these days! I had (too) many questions, to which I received very timely, helpful answers. Thank you!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.