The rapid results produced by pressure cookers (a whole chicken in 20 minutes, cubed potatoes in a mere five minutes) make them a favorite among time-pressed chefs. This Splendid 2-in-1 system–which includes 4- and 6-quart pots (one deep and one shallow), a pressure cooker lid that fits both containers, a tempered glass lid, a steamer basket, and a recipe book–lives up to the billing admirably, offering such features as a visual pressure indicator, an automatic pressure release (which lets the chef release pressure without running the device under cold water), and a triple lock safety system that keeps users from inadvertently burning themselves. The Splendid pots are constructed of durable 18/10 stainless steel with aluminum-clad bottoms for superior heat conduction.
To use one of the pots, merely seal the food and liquids with the airtight lid, and then place the pressure cooker on a stove burner. The unit will bring the internal temperature up to 250 degrees F, building up pressurized steam that begins to quickly break down the fibers in the food. The method preserves the food’s inherent vitamins, minerals, flavors, and aromas, while keeping it moist and succulent. Chefs who want to use the pots for traditional stovetop cooking will appreciate the glass lid, which seals tightly over the rims to trap moisture while letting users monitor the food’s progress. The stainless-steel steamer basket fulfills another favorite function, holding vegetables such as broccoli or carrots over steaming water or serving as a colander insert for pasta. For added convenience, the 2-in-1 set comes with an instruction manual and recipe book. All Fagor pressure cookers carry a 10-year warranty.
What’s in the Box:
4-quart pot, 6-quart pot, pressure cooker lid (fits both pots), tempered glass lid, pasta/steamer basket insert, recipe book, user’s manual.
From the Manufacturer
Fagor is Green:
Fagor’s mission is to use resources efficiently to preserve the environment and save energy, developing highly efficient products that consume less and save money; contributing to a healthy planet for us and our future generations. From a social perspective, Fagor’s environmental policy strategy offers advantages to both workers and consumers. It provides workers with environmentally-appropriate working conditions, which, among other benefits, minimizes and eliminates the handling of hazardous materials, while for consumers, the end-users of Fagor’s products and services, it allows for efficient use of the appliances, which reduces energy and water consumption.
Fagor has manufacturing systems established to minimize environmental impact on soil, water, energy, and air during the production process. There is also proper waste management and recycling procedures in place after the manufacturing process is completed.
In addition to numerous European product certifications and environmental stewardship awards, Fagor is also notably a participant in the Energy Star program in the USA, a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department Of Energy. Products that bear the energy star label allow consumers to recognize such products that have been manufactured to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.