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    Best pressure cooker in Kerala


    Are you looking for the best pressure cooker brand in Kerala? Follow this discussion to learn more about the best selling pressure cookers in Kerala and all over India.

    I am looking for a pressure cooker to give as a gift to my wife. Is pressure cooker a good gift option? What are the factors to consider when we purchase a new pressure cooker?

    Also, please suggest the best pressure cookers in Kerala. When I buy a gift, I want to make sure its the best in the market and do not want to compromise on the quality. I am not really concerned about the price.
  • #149269
    The pressure cooker is an item useful to your wife for cooking rice. It will be good for her. You should go for a good brand so that it is safe and works properly. Please decide on the size of the cooker based on the number of members in your house and how much food is to be prepared. Generally, 12 litres is a big one useful for about 6 people. Rice, curry and one more dish can be made simultaneously. If members are less you can go for a smaller size.
    You can select any one of the five makes.

    1. Prestige.
    2. Hawkins
    3. Panasonic
    4. Unique Gadget
    5. Equinox.

    My preference is always for Prestige. We have been using this brand for last 20 years and we never had any complaint about this product.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #149270
    It's nice you want to gift your wife. As your query is concerned there are many companies which are sold worldwide and proved their brands like Prestige, Pigeon, Butterfly, Hawkins.

    Actually, these companies have service worldwide and even have warranty these cookers are known as best in the pressure cooker. But you have not mentioned the capacity you wish to gift. The pressure cooker capacity starts from 2.5 liters to 10 liters. The price also belongs as per the capacity you select.

    Some of the points you need to keep in mind before purchasing a pressure cooker and when you start using it.

    1) Select the best brand among the ones which is mentioned above. They have better service in Kerala and worldwide.
    2) Don't go for a local company which is having service only in Kerala.
    3) Select the capacity which is required for your family.
    4) Always select a cooker with nonstick, Teflon base or aluminum. Don't go for steel pressure cookers.
    5) Check the safety valve if it can be replaced. Because recent have fixed which cannot be replaced.
    6) The pressure cooker should have handles on both the sides so that when it is hot we can use both our hands to lift it.
    7) Before using it always read the instruction manual which is inside the pack.
    8) When you start using always wash the lid thoroughly with water so that the whistle windpipe is not blocked by foodstuff when cooking. Because sometimes such blockage may cause a blast of a cooker.
    9) If the whistle doesn't come up in few minutes then close the flame and allow the cooker to cool and then check. Don't try to open the lid when the flame is burning, due to pressure created inside may cause you damage.
    10) Keep all the ingredients which must be cooked in the cooker and then lit the flame.
    11) It makes your cooking fast but some precautionary measures have to take in all types of equipment.

    As you asked in your query that other than cooker what else we can give? Gifting anybody especially to your close ones must depend on how frequent they will use it and the occasion you want to gift. Suppose if it's your marriage anniversary buy a gift to the house which will help her and even to you also like a refrigerator, LED TV, Table fan, etc. Suppose if it's her birthday then you can give her saree, Jewel set, or whichever she wished to buy from long and was unable to buy. Your gift should always be within your budget and even useful to the person whom you gift.

  • #149280
    A pressure cooker would be the best gift for a lady as that would help them save their time and efforts for cooking in this fast pace life. You may still try to identify what are other things she wishes to have.

    For pressure cooker part you need to go for standard brands like Pigeon, Prestige or Hawkins which assures good quality

    Factors which you need to consider while purchasing the pressure cooker are as below

    1. The type of material whether its aluminium pressure cooker / stainless steel. Aluminium ones are lightweight and conduct heat well and it's cheaper. Stainless ones are heavy and not as good as aluminium ones. You can purchase the combination of both the material
    2. Whether you need induction base or gas stove base for pressure cooker
    3. The quantity of the cooker vessel. Usually its 3 litres, 5 litres and so on
    4. Colour of the pressure cooker as few prefer some specific colours to suit their kitchen

    You can choose from the below-listed models

    1. Pigeon Favourite Induction Base Aluminium Pressure Cooker with Outer Lid

    Features:
    Made from high-quality aluminium

    • Fit for both induction and gas cooking
    • Warranty Information: 5 years on product
    • Colour: Silver; Material: Aluminium


    2. Hawkins Miss Mary Aluminium Pressure Cooker

    Features:
    Made from premium grade aluminium

    • Leak-proof design for peace of mind
    • Material: Aluminium
    • Gas stove compatible
    • Ideal for small to medium households
    • Warranty Information: 5 years' warranty

    3. Hawkins Contura Hard Anodised Aluminium Pressure Cooker

    Features
    Hard anodised body with a stainless steel lid

    • Gas Stovetop Compatible
    • The black body heats faster
    • Does not corrode or react with food
    • Stays looking new for years
    • Curved body for easy stirring
    • Better visibility of food

    4. Prestige Popular Aluminium Pressure Cooker

    Features:
    Made from high-quality virgin aluminium

    • Comfortable handles for easy grip
    • Compatible with gas stove
    • Metallic safety plug and gasket release system for peace of mind
    • Material: Aluminium
    • Warranty Information: 5-years' warranty

    5. Prestige Deluxe Plus Mini Induction Base Hard Anodized Pressure Handis

    Features:
    Made of premium grade Aluminium

    • Designed for both induction and gas stove cooking
    • Includes a pressure indicator for convenient cooking
    • Heavy bottom for uniform heating
    • Material: Hard Anodised Aluminium

  • #149286
    Chakson is a popular brand and is manufactured in Kerala itself.

    Hence I would recommend Chakson brand pressure cooker. But all other popular brands are also available in Kerala. 'Pigeon' is also another popular brand in Kerala.
    As pressure cooker is in use for decades, it has become a common item and there are any number of brands. There would also be many service centres very near to us. Hence you can go for any popular specification cooker of any popular brand. If used properly with care they can last long.The only need may be to change the gasket periodically.

  • #149330
    I am glad to know that you are going to gift a pressure cooker to your wife. It would be a very useful gift to her and would reduce her workload. You can choose among Hawkins, Restige and Equinox. I would advise you to keep warranty documents very carefully and try to check the safety valve at the time of purchasing. You should also see whether the handle is comfortable, or not. Moreover, purchase a pressure cooker of appropriate volume so that it is really useful.

    However, I feel that everywhere in India (not only in Kerala), people should check all these aspects at the time of purchasing a pressure cooker.

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  • #149424
    I would suggest not to consider Alumium cookers. Aluminium from such cookers can get into the food during prolonged cooking and while cooking acidic ingredients etc. Aluminium is also linked to Alzheimer's disease and the exerction of aluminium is less in people with kidney disease.

    So, you can choose the stainless ones even though they are little heavy and not so good conductors of heat.
    If you are buying it as a gift, then choose the appriopriate liter size ( a3.5 liter is suitable for 3-4 people) for the family. There are some attractive combo offers that include a standard pressure cooker + a frying pan(this is useful to make gravy dishes or non-veg is smaller quantities) + the idli stand. SOme also have a dosa tava included, so you can consider this.

    Hawkins Futura is a good one, it cooks around 46% faster than a microwave oven, has a flat base that suits frying and cooking. It has a different kind of pressure regulating vent. with a little pressure from a finger tip you can release the pressure and has less chances of clogging. The 4 liter model(Code:F41) costs around Rs 4350.00 and has a 5 year warranty. This would an ideal gift to consider.Some reviews of this on Amazon say its good for Kerala rice, worth checking once.
    There are more than 100 services centers of Hawkins, you can check if you have one close to your home.(http://www.hawkinscookers.com/4.2.1.parts_and_service.aspx)

    The other combo offer is Prestige Popular 5L Pressure Cooker + Prestige Build Your kitchen Set of 3 P Non-Stick Cookware Combo Offer. A total of 4 items is listed for around Rs 4500.00. Prestige has around 30 service centres that you can check too.(https://www.prestigesmartkitchen.com/service-locator#).

    Similar you can check the other popular brands like Pigeon too.


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