The Master Multitaskers – A Comprehensive Cosori Pressure Cookers Review

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Pressure Cookers, Small Appliances

If there is one kitchen appliance that I would most likely to indulge myself in, despite having a jam-packed kitchen counter, it is undoubtedly a Cosori pressure cooker. I’m a culinary enthusiast and love experimenting with new recipes and kitchen gadgets.

I find my stress levels hit rock bottom when I don the apron, and my idea of window shopping involves scanning everything that’s new in the world of food processing and cooking! Today, I’ve put together my notes and observations to bring to you this Cosori pressure cooker review of four of their electric pressure cookers.

I believe they are certainly worth some attention from those of you who are looking to make your jobs easier in the kitchen and unclutter your kitchen counter, because these cookers can make a whole lot of your ensemble seem obsolete! I must admit, they definitely got the better of me! Read on to know everything that’s worth knowing about Cosori pressure cookers.

Cosori Electric Pressure Cookers

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6 Qt Electric Pressure Cooker

Making for an ideal serving for 4-6 people, this model comes with 17 programmed options making your work in the kitchen a lot easier.

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CP018-PC 8 Qt Pressure Cooker

This pressure cooker sure is a huge boon for those of you who are looking for healthy meals that can be made in one pot.

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2.1 Qt Electric Pressure Cooker

This pressure cooker is perfectly sized to cook for a family of two, making for an ideal investment for couples or bachelor pads.

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Upgraded 9-in-1 6Qt Pressure Cooker

If you need a more versatile device that will even manage baking cakes as well as 18 more cooking programs, choose this model.

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Technology has extended its impact straight into our kitchens to give us electronic pressure cookers that do so much more than just pressure cooking. The Cosori range of pressure cookers pack in a punch with steaming, baking, sautéing and many other functionalities, giving you a product that is sure to nudge out many old ones from your kitchen cabinets.

One thing is for sure, using pressure cookers is something we are totally not new to. They’ve been around for ages now. But when such a multi-tasker comes around, it definitely deserves a closer look. Which is why we’ve chosen four products from the Cosori pressure cooker family and given you our take on it.

Ideal for master cooks for its versatility as well as novices for its simplicity, these range of cookers come with accessories that make the job a whole lot easier than it already became. Additionally, with all the Cosori pressure cookers offering access to a rich repository of online recipes, it is sure to egg on the budding chef in your family! So without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Cosori 6Qt Pressure Cooker

This range of Cosori 6Qt 8-in-1 pressure cooker offer 8 benefits in one that include a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sautéing, yoghurt making, hot pot, warming and steaming. Making for an ideal serving for 4-6 people, this pressure cooker comes with 17 programmed smart options that include meat/stew, bake, beans/chilli, white rice and a lot more, making your work in the kitchen a lot easier.

These buttons allow you to make quick adjustments in hindsight, even if you may have begun the process of cooking and changed your mind on the cooking method. You can also play around with the 6 different pressure levels and two manual cooking modes to customise your experience and get things done faster.

Once you choose the desired cooking program, set the temperature and pressure levels and the cooking time, it automatically does the job and keeps your food warm for up to 6 hours post cooking.

It allows you to program delayed cooking of up to 12 hours in case you want your food freshly cooked later in the day. With a promise to lock in more nutrients and vitamins, this cooker comes with advanced steam technology that holds onto the steam and hence cooks up to 70% faster.

Customisable programs allow you to set your desired levels of temp/pressure settings, giving you a chance to try out some recipes of your own. For those of you who run out on recipes, the Cosori pressure cooker recipes book should be a lifesaver, a standard addition to the Cosori pressure cooker accessories.

It blocks out any safety concerns with a comprehensive list of approvals from various agencies such as ETL, FCC, FDA and CETL. It also sports an unlock indicator that cautions the user in case the cooker is not locked properly. An added safety measure In this range of cookers is the micro limit switch protection that makes sure your cooker’s lid is strapped on right.

On the aesthetic front, just like all corosi pressure cookers, it is made of elegant stainless steel that does not leave any imprints of your fingers on its sleek and attractive exterior.

Coming in a neutral silver and black, it is sure to blend in with any kitchen interiors. measuring 12 x 12 x 13.2 inches, which is slightly bigger than the corosi 2.1 Qt but smaller than the 8Qt, this cooker is sure to be noticeable on your kitchen top.

What comes in the box?

  • 1 electronic pressure cooker
  • 1 tempered glass lid
  • 1 rice spoon
  • 1 steaming rack
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 extra silicone sealing ring
  • 1 recipe cookbook

Let’s take a sneak peek at the pros and cons of the 6Qt 8-in-1 pressure cooker:

Pros:

  • One of a kind unlock indicator
  • Micro limit switch protection
  • Steaming rack, glass lid and inner pot are dishwasher safe
  • Advanced steam technology locks in nutrients and vitamins
  • 17 in-built cooking programs along with two manual modes
  • Cook time delay feature
  • Can provide for a single serving for 4-6 people
  • Free cookbook

Cons:

  • Inner top is difficult to clean in a dishwasher, requires manual attention
  • Complaints on a faulty timer

8Qt 8-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

Let’s take a look at what’s cooking in the 8Qt range of Cosori pressure cookers. This multi-tasker machine promises functionalities of baking, slow cooking, pressure cooking, steaming, boiling, sautéing, and hot pot cooking all in one single appliance.

It offers customisable temperature and pressure settings depending on the tenderness of your ingredients, right from vegetables to red meats. It sure is a huge boon for those of you who are looking for healthy meals that can be made in one pot.

It sports a large LED display that lets you create customisable pressure/temperature levels based on your preferences and cooking style. Well, this is definitely required as most of the recipes in the recipe book suggest manual temp/pressure settings.

The 8Qt boasts of a mighty 8-liter capacity, which should be comfortably sufficient if you are interested in meal prepping for the week and definitely be a real timesaver when the holiday season comes around and you’re entertaining friends and family.

Working this programmable pressure cooker could not get easier – simple throw in the ingredients, set a cooking function, pressure/temperature level and time period, leaving it to do the rest. Once done, it automatically switches to warm mode for the next 6 hours, saving you from those painful food heating sessions after a long day.

In case you’ve missed an important ingredient or messed up your recipe, you also have the option to cancel/stop the cooking process at the click of a button to minimize the damage.

With 9 safety mechanisms including the electrical current monitor, anti-clog protection and lid lock safety among many others, Cosori makes sure cooking is not only a whole lot easier but a whole lot safer than before. The product is also certified by various agencies with regard to safety and comes with a 1-year warranty.

Packing a punch at close to 9 pounds and measuring 14.8 x 14.2 x 14.2 inches, you’re certainly going to have to make a good amount of room for the 8Qt on your kitchen counter. We reckon you wouldn’t mind doing so because it has got all the aesthetics and elegance going for itself – a modern, stainless steel body that gives it a smooth reflective finish!

Here is a look at what all we’re in for when unboxing this versatile cooker:

  • 1 electric pressure cooker
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 steam rack
  • 1 glass lid
  • 1 sealing ring
  • 1 user manual
  • 1 recipe book

Pros:

  • Allows for multiple cooking functionalities and temp/pressure settings
  • Comprehensive safety mechanism
  • Inner pot, glass lid and steam rack are dishwasher safe
  • Large 8-liter capacity
  • It is not a loud appliance
  • Stop/cancel option available
  • Stainless steel fingerprint resistant outer body

Cons:

  • The inner pot is difficult to clean when cooking rice and roasted dishes
  • It is a large appliance

Cosori 2.1 Qt Electric Pressure Cooker

Coming to the next product in the family, the Cosori 2.1 Qt 7-in-1 Electric pressure cooker that, in our opinion, is perfectly sized to cook for a family of two, making for an ideal investment for couples, bachelor pads or for that week-long business trip during which you want to be eating healthy.

Sitting petite at 10 x 11 x 11 inches and weighing a little over 11 pounds, this Cosori pressure cooker has a lot to offer from slow cooking, sautéing, steaming and even yoghurt making.

The 9 safety mechanisms that include temperature monitors and pressure control guards make it easy even for a culinary novice to use this product.

A unique pressure release button makes things easier by allowing you to expel the pressure from the cooker entirely before you set out to open it. With approvals from ETL, CETL, FCC and FDA, you’ve certainly got yourself covered in terms of the safety of the product.

An LCD panel lets you customise cooking time on three levels, less, normal and more, based on what ingredients you’re dicing up. A thermolytic bottom helps you lock in the heat and speeds up the cooking process.

We believe that this pressure cooker is ideal for someone who’s out all day long and would love to come home to healthy hot food ready to be eaten.

With advanced micro-processing technologies that use a 24-hour delay timer to control cooking time and keep your food warm for up to 24 hours, this makes for a perfect kitchen asset. It certainly is a programmable pressure cooker you can rely on to mirror your packed schedules.

What do we see inside the box?

  • 1 electric pressure cooker
  • 1 tempered glass lid
  • 1 steamer rack
  • 1 extra sealing ring
  • 1 rice spoon
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 measuring cup
  • Recipe cookbook

Here are the pros and cons of this little wonder:

Pros:

  • Compact design
  • Pressure release button available
  • Steamer rack, inner pot and glass lid are dishwashers’ safe
  • Customizable cooking settings
  • Comprehensive safety mechanism
  • Micro-processing technologies with a 24-hour delay timer
  • Ideal for working couples/bachelors
  • Free recipe cookbook

Cons:

  • The inner pot is difficult to clean and requires manual intervention

Cosori Upgraded 9-in-1 6Qt Electric Pressure Cooker

This 9-in-1 wonder equips you to pressure cook, bake, steam, saute, cook rice, make a hot pot, slow cook and also bake cakes. This cooker variant has a tad bit more to offer than the other range of programmable pressure cookers from Cosori. Let’s look at what the added advantages are.

It comes with 19 one-touch cooking programs, a couple more than the Cosori 6Qt pressure cooker. Aside from all of its vast features, this cooker also allows you to bake cakes. It offers six pressure and temperature settings, the readings of which you can alter based on your preferences.

This 9-in-1 6Qt pressure cooker offers a little more when it comes to quality. The stainless steel cooking pot is 20% thicker than usual, which provides for the additional protection baking products need from heat.

The exterior is also 30% thicker than otherwise, making the machine more secure and safe overall. Aside from this, it boasts of 10 safety mechanisms ranging from temperature & pressure control making it a well rounded safe machine to use.

It is exactly the size of the 6Qt 8-in-1 pressure cooker, however, it weighs a little more at 16.65 pounds, which we attribute to the thicker stainless steel body. Like all Cosori pressure cookers, its exterior is made of fingerprint resistant stainless steel. This versatile wonder is your perfect partner for healthy and fast cooking.

With 19 one-touch cooking programs, you really needn’t bother about cooking variety. If you do hit a roadblock, the upgraded 50 recipe book should certainly bail you out. You can rely on the upgraded 6Qt to comfortably dish up lip-smacking dishes for about 6-7 people.

Let’s dive into what all we receive as part of the package:

  • 1 electronic pressure cooker
  • 1 tempered glass lid
  • 1 rice spoon
  • 1 steaming rack with an extra height element
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 water collection cup
  • 1 extra silicone sealing ring
  • 1 recipe cookbook

What we like about this 9-in-1 6Qt pressure cooker and what we would like to improve:

Pros:

  • 19 inbuilt food programs
  • The extra high steaming rack allows you to steam two dishes at once
  • The tempered glass lid, steaming rack and inner pot are all dishwasher safe
  • The outer body and inner pot are made thicker, providing for more robust safety
  • Can cater to a large group of 6+ people
  • Free cookbook

Cons:

  • Multiple programs may get confusing for some
  • It is a heavy machine
  • Inner pot may need to be cleaned thoroughly manually

Conclusion

While we admit that a programmable pressure cooker is not a must-have in kitchen appliances, we also must admit that it makes cooking a whole lot easier.

With multiple functionalities in one single appliance, it is the perfect buy for someone newly setting up their kitchen. If you have a number of appliances that are giving you trouble and are becoming obsolete, it would make sense to invest in an all-in-one programmable pressure cooker from cosori.

Which one you should indulge yourself in depends on quite a few factors. Firstly, if you are a large family, then it would make sense to go for the 6Qt 9-in-1 or the 8Qt 8-in-1 colossal machines. For a smaller family, you could go with one of the smaller variants. There is a price difference between the different models, and that too can be an important determinant in most cases.

But do notice that across all models, the common cleaning feedback is that the inner pot may, based on the dish you cook, need manual clean for a thorough job. You’re also going to have to make room for all the accessories it brings along.

With their innumerable uses and ease of maintenance, we are quite certain our cosori pressure cooker review has tempted you to get one of these little wonders for yourself. If you ask us, we would certainly recommend you make the investment and discover the gastronomic pleasures of various cooking styles and programs.

These handy cookers warrant just a few minutes attention but will pamper you with warm, healthy and delectable meals every day!

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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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