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A Review of Instant Pot vs Fagor Pressure Cookers

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

Cooking at home is one of the most important parts of having a healthier lifestyle and a pressure cooker can help you greatly with that, but in order to purchase the best pressure cooker then you must know the difference between instant pot and Fagor pressure cookers.

Both Instant pot and Fagor are brands that have been around for a very long time. These companies are known for producing some of the best pressure cookers that are currently available on the market.

However, before proceeding to discuss some of the best pressure cookers that currently exist on the market it’s first important for us to know about the various factors to consider before purchasing any kind of pressure cooker.

And if you want to know about some of the dishes you can prepare with the help of a pressure cooker, don’t worry, we will also mention that in our  Instant Pot vs. Fagor pressure cooker review.

What To Know Before Buying

We will now look at some specific factors to consider before purchasing any kind of pressure cooker.

  • Consider the Material

There are a lot of companies on the market that manufacture pressure cookers. These companies use a number of different materials. Some of the most common metals used to make any kind of pressure cooker are stainless steel, chromium, three-ply bottom, nickel etc. In most cases, a combination of all these materials is used to manufacture a pressure cooker.

However, it goes without saying that every company tends to mix these metals in different proportions to serve certain purposes and requirements. So this is a big reason behind why you should specifically look at the metal composition that your potential pressure cooker is made from.

  • Technology and the Compatibility

In today’s day and age we have a number of technologies at our disposal. And many companies tend to use these different types of technologies to their advantage to create high tech pressure cookers or other cooking equipment. However, not everybody desires or needs their cookware to be extremely high tech.

This is why it’s also important for you to pick the pressure cooker with technology that is suitable for you. Also, you can find pressure cookers currently on the market which are compatible with different stove types. You should keep both these points in mind before going ahead and purchasing any kind of pressure cooker.

  • The Safety Feature

Many accidents can occur while somebody is working or cooking something in the kitchen. Hence it is extremely important for you to only use cookware which is easy to use and which further comes with reliable safety features.

  • The Size and the Volume

Pressure cookers currently come in a wide variety of sizes and volumes.  It is important for you to consider this particular factor in detail before going ahead and purchasing any kind of pressure cooker.

  • The Warranty

The warranty is one of those factors that signify the kind of faith a company has in its products. It is a contract of great value that you enter into with a company. Hence it is important for you to consider the entire warranty period of any particular product before going ahead and purchasing it.

These are all the major features or factors that you should definitely consider while comparing pressure cookers or before purchasing one.

Once you decide, you can prepare a number of different dishes with the help of your pressure cooker. Dishes like chicken wings, beef, brown rice, mashed potatoes, Pot roast, turkey breast, brisket, sloppy joes, and many other dishes.

The Comparison: Fagor vs Instant Pot

In this review, we will be comparing both brands of pressure cookers by highlighting two models from each brand.

For the ease of our readers, we have formulated a table comparing the major features of these pressure cookers.

FactorsFagor 3-in-1 6 Quart Multiuse Pressure cookerFagor 670041970 Premium Electric Pressure and Rice Cooker, 8 Quart, SilverInstant Pot LUX60V3 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Multiuse Programmable Pressure CookerInstant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multiuse Programmable Pressure Cooker
Production CompanyFagorFagorInstant PotInstant Pot
The Material UsedStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
The Product Dimensions11.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 Inches13 x 13 x 16 Inches13.19 x 12.21 x 12.48 Inches14.17 x 14.84 x 13.31 Inches
The Size or Volume Variants Available6 QuartsAvailable in two variants of 6 quarts and 8 quartsAvailable in three variants of 3 quarts, 6 quarts, and 8 quartsAvailable in three variants of 3 quarts, 6 quarts, and 8 quarts
Control TypeButtonsButtonsButtonsButtons
Display TypeLEDLEDLEDLED
Other Significant FeaturesComes with overheat protection, is dishwasher safe, self-locking lid, overpressure release, 2 control pressure valve, and has a nonstick cooking potRemovable parts, Dishwasher safe, Nonstick cooking pot, self-locking lid, works on a power of 1000 watts, appropriate for households with 110-120 V supplyBuild with the 3rd generation microprocessor technology, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom that allows even heating, works on a power of 1000 watts, appropriate for households with 110-129 V and 60 Hz of electric supply, 3 different sauté temperature, and 70% faster than other cooking potsComes with 14 smart programs, no chemical coating, comes with 3-ply bottom that allows even heating, built with 3rd generation microprocessor technology, comes with 10 safety mechanisms, appropriate for households with 110-120 V and 60 Hz constant electric supply, comes with various accessories like handles, rice paddle, collector, measuring cup, and other accessories

These are all the major differences between the pressure cookers manufactured by the companies Fagor and Instant Pot respectively.

Instant Pot Pressure Cookers

Now let’s consider the specific features of the Instant Pot pressure cookers in further detail.

* Instant Pot LUX60V3 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Pressure Cooker

  • This instant pot comes in three different size variants. And those three different size variants are 3, 6, 8 Quarts
  • This Instant Pot also combines six major appliances that you need in the kitchen. Those six major appliances are the pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, and warmer
  • This pressure cooker has three slow cooking preset temperatures. This device is also made with the help of 3rd generation microprocessor technology
  • There is no chemical coating on the entire Instant pot and it further consists of a 3-ply bottom. This 3-ply bottom allows the food to be heated and cooked evenly
  • This pressure cooker works on a power of 1000 watts and is suitable for households that have a constant 110-120 V and 60 Hz of electric supply. This product comes with an LED display and can be controlled with the help of buttons
  • The product comes with a total of 10 safety settings which include thermal fuse, electric fuse, anti-block shield, steam release function, lid position detection, safety lid lock, overheat protection, automatic temperature control, automatic pressure control, and a function for leaky lid detection

* Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker

  • This multifunction pressure cooker comes in three major sizes or volume variants. Those three major size or volume variants are 3, 6, and 8 Quarts
  • This product packs in a total of seven appliances that you regularly need in a kitchen. Those appliances include a steamer, sauté, warmer, yogurt maker, pressure cooker, slow and rice cooker. This pressure cooker performs 70% faster than other pressure cookers present on the market
  • This product does not have any chemical coating. It is further made from third generation microprocessor technology. There is also a 3-ply bottom which allows the pressure cooker to heat everything evenly
  • This pressure cooker can be used in households that receive a 120 V – 60 Hz constant power supply
  • This product also comes with various accessories like a steam rack, measuring cups, a soup spoon, a collector, a rice paddle, and a recipe booklet
  • This product is also equipped with an LED display and can be controlled with simple buttons

The pressure cooker also comes with a dual pressure setting and is equipped with a total of ten safety control features. These ten safety control features include leaky lid detection, anti-block shield, steam release, lid position detection, safety lid lock, automatic temperature control, overheat protection, automatic pressure control, thermal fuse, and electrical fuse.

Fagor Electric Pressure Cookers

* Fagor 3-in-1 6-Quart Multiuse Pressure Cooker

  • This pressure cooker only comes in a single size or volume variant of 6 quart
  • This is an electric Multicooker that includes the functions of pressure, slow, and rice cookers
  • This product is dishwasher safe and also nonstick in nature
  • This product comes with an LED display and buttons that are easy to use
  • This product comes with a safety feature of overheat protection
  • This product can be used in households that receive a constant supply of power at 110-120 V and 60 Hz

These are all the major details that you should be aware of for this particular pressure cooker.

* Fagor 8 Quart Premium Electric Pressure Cooker

  • This pressure cooker comes in two different size or volume variants. Those two different sizes or volume variants are the 6 quarts and the 8 quarts variant
  • This product comes equipped with a LED display and soft button controls
  • This product is dishwasher safe and nonstick in nature
  • It also has a self-locking lid
  • This product can easily be used in households that receive a constant electric supply of 110-120 V. This product also has a power of 1000 watts

Conclusion

Now we have discussed all the various features and characteristics of Fagor and Instant Pot pressure cookers. From all the data that we have gone through, you can make an informed decision when deciding what to buy between Instant Pot vs. Fagor pressure cookers.

Instant Pot pressure cookers contain more features and advantages than Fagor pressure cookers. However, this is not to say that you should go ahead and purchase Instant Pot pressure cookers. It is highly recommended to think carefully about your own needs and the needs of your entire family before purchasing from either brand.

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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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