Item: Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker
Overall Impression: This electric pressure cooker is a safe, easy, and economical tool to introduce cooks to home cooking. Its small size and lower maximum pressure, however, may prompt cooks who adopt pressure cooking to eventually graduate up to larger, more powerful stovetop models.
While Anjali and Dana reviewed their Kuhn Rikon and Fissler pressure cookers for you, I went a different direction and tried out an electric model of pressure cooker. Stovetop pressure cookers are more common and versatile, as they use the burner as their heat source and can be used as regular pots as well as pressure cookers. But the electric model is a self-contained, all-in-one cooking appliance that has a lot of advantages (and some drawbacks too).