The Best Hawkins Pressure Cooker Review

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Pressure Cookers

We are always trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle and if you are looking for one of the things that can help you in achieving that healthy lifestyle then one way is by using the Hawkins pressure pan.

A pressure pan can help you in cooking up healthy food items which can ultimately be an extremely good decision for you and your family. There are also a number of Hawkins pressure cookers that you can buy; however, there is a range of the pressure cookers that far exceeds the other variants in this brand.

And those four major pressure cookers produced by the company Hawkins are the Hawkins Contura Hard Anodized Aluminium Pressure Cooker, 3 Liters, Black, the Hawkins HF7L Futura Hard Anodized Pressure Cooker, 7 Liter, Hawkins Classic Aluminium Pressure Cooker, 6.5 Liters, and Hawkins Contura Hard Anodized Induction Compatible Extra Thick Base Pressure.

All these pressure cookers are of an extremely high quality but these pressure cookers also have some variations within themselves which can give one of the pressure cookers an advantage over the others. We will be discussing all the specific features about these pressure cookers in this best Hawkins pressure cooker review.

A Comparison of the Best Hawkins Cookers

There are a large number of dishes that an individual can choose to prepare or cook with the help of a pressure cooker. And some of those dishes that any particular individual can cook with the help of a pressure cooker are rice, vegetable broth, oatmeal, various kinds of baby food, risotto, chili, and sloppy joes, applesauce, stews, soups, and many other dishes.

However, if you wish to make these dishes effectively and with some delicious outcomes then it is important for you to use only the best and the most suitable pressure cooker for you and your entire family.

Currently, the company named Hawkins has some of the best pressure cookers that you can use. And those best pressure cookers of Hawkins that you can use are mentioned below.

These are all the best pressure cookers that the company named Hawkins currently produces. And now we will be mentioning about the specific qualities like the Hawkins pressure cooker weight, the capacity, the material, and many other specific qualities of all these pressure cookers in a table for the ease of comparison for all our users.

Properties


Hawkins Contura Hard Anodized Aluminium Pressure Cooker, 3 Liters, Black


Hawkins HF7L Future Hard Anodized Pressure Cooker, 7 Liters


Hawkins Classic Aluminium Pressure Cooker, 6.5 LitersHawkins Contura Hard Anodized  Extra Thick Base Pressure Cooker


The Capacity


1.5, 2, 3, 3.5, 4, and 6.5 Liters


7 Liters


1.5, 3, 4, 5, 6.5, 8, 10, and 12 Liters


3 and 5 Liters


Colors


Black only


Purple only


Silver only


Black only


The Material of the Frame


A hard anodized body with a stainless steel lid


A non-corroding hard anodized surface


The exterior is mirror polished


A hard anodized body with an extra thick base


Components  Included


Only 1 piece of pressure cooker


Only 1 piece of pressure cooker


Only 1 piece of pressure cooker


1 piece of pressure cooker, a manual, a gasket, and a vent weight


Weight


1.91 kg


4.22 kg


2.61 kg


2.75 kg


Model


CB30


HF7L


B40


CXT50


Material


Aluminium


Hard-anodized aluminium


Aluminium


Aluminium


Other Special Features


Compatible with a gas stove, has a black body which heats faster, does not reacts with the food items, does not corrodes, comes with sturdy handles, the lid is airtight and made up of steel, presence of steel clips on the lid, comes with a safety valve, has an overall curved body which enables easy stirring, The curved body of the pressure cooker also improves visibility and the ease of removal of the food items


Comes with non-stick properties, has a shielded safety valve, comes with a long lasting gasket, includes a pressure lock safety lid, and has a handle that stays cool


Compatible with a gas stove, 3.25 mm thick base, an improved overall pressure regulator, a safety lid that fits inside


Compatible with an inductive stove, a thick base of 4.88 mm, an AISI 430 grade magnetic stainless steel plate attached to the thick base, a stainless steel lid, a round body for better visibility, easy stirring, and easy removal of the food items


Warranty


5 Years


Not Mentioned


5 Years


5 Years


These are all the major points that you should be aware of before you decide to purchase any of those Hawkins pressure cookers which are mentioned in the list above.

Apart from the table that we have mentioned above, we will also be discussing the specific properties of those Hawkins pressure cookers in more detail here. The properties of all the major Hawkins pressure cookers are mentioned below in a detailed manner.

* Hawkins Contura Hard Anodized Aluminium Pressure Cooker

  • The Color Variant: This variant of pressure cooker comes in a single color of black. This black color enables this pressure cooker to heat up more quickly and store more heat within it for a longer duration of time
  • The Volume or Size Variant: There are six different size or volume variants available for this pressure cooker. And those size or volume variants include the 1.5, 2, 3, 3.5, 4, and the 6.5 liter variants. The 5 liter pressure cooker variant of this product is also known as the most commonly sold small pressure cooker
  • The Body of the Pressure Cooker: The Hawkins pressure cooker comes with a rather impressive body design and structure. The curved design of the pressure cookers enables this pressure cooker to provide its users with an enhanced visibility of the food items, more ease in removal of the food items, and enhanced ease during the stirring of the food items.
    The body of the pressure cooker is also made from a material of aluminium. The body of the pressure cooker further consists of a hard anodized body which is equipped with a stainless steel lid. This pressure cooker weighs around 1.91 kg
  • The Corrosion or Reaction: The pressure cooker does not corrode when in contact with the various elements of the environment. This pressure cooker further does not reacts with the food items in any given way
  • The Warranty Period: This pressure cooker produced by Hawkins comes with a total warranty of 5 years
  • The Other Important Features: This pressure cooker further comes with sturdy handles and some airtight steel lids. Apart from both of these features, the pressure cooker also comes equipped with a steel clip on the lid and a safety valve.
  • The Compatibility: This pressure cooker is only gas stove compatible.

* Hawkins HF7L Futura Hard Anodized Pressure Cooker

  • The Volume or Size Variant: This pressure cooker only comes in the size or volume variant of 7 liters
  • The Body of the Pressure Cooker: It comes with handles that stay cool even while this pressure cooker is in use. Apart from that feature this pressure cooker also includes a pressure locked safety lid, a long-lasting gasket, and some shielded safety valves
    The pressure cooker also weighs around 4.22 kg. The pressure cooker is also made from a hard anodized aluminum material
  • The Corrosion or Reaction: The pressure cooker comes with a non-corroding hard anodized surface.
  • The Other Important Features: This pressure cooker is also nonstick in nature

* Hawkins Classic Aluminium Pressure Cooker

  • The Color Variants: This pressure cooker comes only in a single color variant of silver
  • The Volume or Size Variant: This pressure cooker is available in a total of eight volume or size variants. And those eight different volume or size variants of this pressure cooker are the 1.5 liters pressure cooker, the 3, 4, 5, 6.5, 8, 10, and 12 liters. This is also one of the most commonly sold 5 liter pressure cooker.
  • The Body of the Pressure Cooker: The pressure cooker is made from a material of aluminium but it further comes with an excellent and classic mirror polishing. This pressure cooker also has a base thickness of 3.25 mm and this feature allows the pressure cooker to cook up meals in a matter of few minutes. This pressure cooker also weighs around a total of 2.61 kg
  • The Compatibility: This pressure cooker is gas stove compatible
  • The Other Important Features: This pressure cooker comes with an improved overall pressure regulator and safety lids that have an inside fitting
  • The Warranty Period: The pressure cooker comes with a total warranty period of 5 years

* Hawkins Contura Hard Anodized  Extra Thick Base Pressure Cooker

  • The Color Variant: This pressure cooker comes only in a single color variant and that color variant is black. This feature allows this pressure cooker to heat quickly and further capture that heat within itself for a longer period of time
  • The Volume or the Size Variant: This pressure cooker comes in two different size or volume variants. And those two different sizes or volume variants are the 3 liters and the 5 liters variants. The 3 liter variant of this pressure cooker is also the most commonly sold 3 liter pressure cooker in the entire market
  • The Body of the Pressure Cooker: The pressure cooker comes with a body that has rounded sides. These rounded sides of the pressure cooker provide its users with the added benefits of easier stirring, ease in removal of food items, and an enhanced visibility feature.
    The pressure cooker also has a base that is around 4.88 mm thick. There is also an AISI 430 grade magnetic stainless steel plate which is attached to the extremely thick base of this pressure cooker. This extra thick base also enables this pressure cooker to heat up more quickly and further retain more heat for a longer period of time.
    There is also a metallic rim at the mouth of the cooker for the purpose of safety. The weight of the pressure cooker is around a total of 2.27 kg. The pressure cooker is also made from an aluminium material
  • The Compatibility: This pressure cooker is compatible with an inductive stovetop
  • The Other Important Features: This pressure cooker comes with a vent weight, a manual, and a gasket
  • The Warranty Period: It comes with a total warranty period of 5 years

These are all the major points that you should know about the Hawkins pressure cookers that were mentioned above.

Why Should You Use a Pressure Cooker?

First, we will be looking at some of the biggest benefits of using a pressure cooker. And those specific benefits of using a pressure cooker are mentioned below.

  • Better Taste and More Nutrients

According to a number of different studies, it has been found out that food that is cooked in a pressure cooker does not just taste better but it further has more nutrients than compared to the food that was simply cooked in some kind of other cookware.

  • An Energy Efficient Choice

When you choose to cook a meal in a pressure cooker then you are actually saving a lot of valuable energy.

  • Less Time Consuming

According to a number of different studies, food cooked in a pressure cooker saves up to a total of 70% of your precious time. This simply means that if you are in a hurry and you have to cook yourself something then you can actually cook something in a pressure cooker. This will both be easy for you and would further save you some time.

  • Keeps the Kitchen Cooler

You must have observed that it is significantly harder and more stressful to cook during the summer months in comparison to the winter months. This is simply because of the fact that during the summer months the temperature is too hot, there might be heat waves, the increased humidity, and other factors might actually make your kitchen heat up more.

However, with the help of a pressure cooker, you can actually cook your meals easily during the summer months as a pressure cooker consumes less energy in comparison to the other cookware.

  • Easy to Clean

This is one of the most obvious benefits of using any particular pressure cooker. Most of us are aware of the simple fact that a pressure cooker is comparatively easier to clean than the other pieces of cookware.

  • Helps Preserve Your Food

Pressure cookers were actually designed with the aim of allowing its users to store and preserve their food items. Because of this particular reason, some of the larger pressure cookers are also referred to as ‘canners’.

These are all the major benefits of using a pressure cooker. Now we will be looking at some of the major points that you should consider before going ahead and buying some kind of pressure cooker from any particular store. And those specific points that you should consider before purchasing any particular pressure cooker are mentioned below.

  • Decide about the Technology

We are currently living in a digital world. And in this digital world, we have access to many different kinds of superior technologies. These technologies are present in a number of different parts of our lives so it doesn’t come as a surprise that we now have more technologically advanced pressure cookers.

Hence, now you also get to have a choice about whether you want to go for a classic pressure cooker or if you would prefer to have a more technologically advanced pressure cooker.

  • Go Through the Manuals

Before you go ahead decide about the exact kind of pressure cooker you want it is also important for you to go through the various manuals of those pressure cookers. It is also suggested that you should also make it a point to go through various trusted reviews of those pressure cookers before deciding about which one of those pressure cookers you wish to buy.

  • Pick the Correct Size

There are a number of different pressure cookers that are available in the market. And because of that fact, you can also find a number of different pressure cookers in the market that range in terms of their capacity or size. Hence, it is important for you to consider the exact capacity of the pressure cooker that you wish to purchase.

  • Consider the Material

In the age of globalization, we can easily various pressure cookers which are made up of different materials. And because of this fact, we suggest that you should do a thorough research before you decide or make up your mind regarding the kind of material you want your pressure cooker to be made up of.

Hence, it is recommended that you should not just look for a Hawkins stainless steel pressure cooker but you should further look for other pressure cookers that might be made up of different materials.

  • Go through the Finer Details

While deciding to buy any kind of pressure cooker, it is also important for you to ensure that you go through the various other details that might be related to the pressure cooker which you are planning to buy. And some of those other finer details could be the warranty of the pressure cooker, its color, its visibility, its overall structure, its compatibility, ease of heating, and many other factors.

These are all the major points that you should keep in mind before deciding to purchase any kind of pressure cooker.

Conclusion

We have mentioned a number of different features and uses of the various Hawkins pressure cookers in this review. We have considered a total of four of the best pressure cookers that the company named Hawkins currently produces.

And after going through the entire review in detail it might have come across almost as obvious that each of these pressure cookers has their own advantages and disadvantages associated with it. So, it can be quite hard to conclude about which of these Hawkins pressure cookers you should go ahead and buy for yourself and your entire family.

But it can be said that if you wish to buy the perfect pressure cooker which will be suitable for all your needs then it is important for you to be aware of all of your needs.

You should be aware of all the specific features that you would want your pressure cooker to have. And once you are aware of all the specific features that you would want in your perfect Hawkins pressure cooker then you can narrow down your choice of the pressure cooker.

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Peter Allen

Peter Allen

Peter's path through the culinary world has taken a number of unexpected turns. After starting out as a waiter at the age of 16, he was inspired to go to culinary school and learn the tricks of the trade. As he delved deeper, however, his career took a sudden turn when a family friend needed someone to help manage his business. Peter now scratches his culinary itch on the internet by blogging, sharing recipes, and socializing with food enthusiasts worldwide.

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