Cuisinart CPC-600 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker Review
Type of Product
Electric Pressure Cooker
Who is it For:
Consumer Overall Rating:
- 6-quart capacity
- Pressure cooking
- Saute Function
What They Like
- Large Capacity
- Dishwasher Safe Means Easy Cleanup
- Programmable Interface Allows for Easy Time Setting
What They Don't
- Lacks Versatility
- No Slow-Cooking Function
- High Price For Functions Offered.
The Summary: The Cuisinart 600-CPC is a great Electric Pressure Cooker that more than gets the job done. Both Critics and Consumers love how easy it is use the cooker and how easy it is to clean. Even though it doesn't do as much as some of the other Electric Pressure Cookers on the market, it does them very well. It is a "Jack of Some Trades" but a "Master of Many"
- Our Report
Handle all of your pressure cooking needs with the Cuisinart CPC-600. This multi-function unit cooks at high and low pressure, browns meats, sautees, simmers and keeps food warm for you. While lacking a dedicated slow-cooking function, this unit is an excellent way to bring the pleasures of pressure cooking into your home, cooking your meals up to 70% faster than conventional cooking methods.
However, the lack of a slow-cooking setting means that this unit can't replace all of your countertop devices. And the smaller price tag's ($99.95 on Amazon) lower cost than the Instant Pot DUO60's $118.68 list price is reflected in this fact, and the added functionality is missed. Still, it's a decent buy for anyone looking for a dedicated pressure cooker, even if it isn't as versatile as others on the market.
Ease of Use
The unit has a friendly user interface, and features a menu function for common presets, and offers an easy to navigate start/cancel button to begin your pressure cooking. Operating times can easily be set with the time functions, allowing you to load it up before you leave home and have your dinner ready and waiting for you upon your return.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning up the unit after use is extremely easy, as the removable inner liner is constructed of sturdy non-stick material. The liner is also dishwasher-safe, so the days of cleaning up baked-on material by hand are over.
The Bottom Line
Critics love the Cuisinart CPC-600 giving it a 5 our of 5. Consumers appear to not be as satisfied, citing the lack of features as the main complaint. Given the price, the Cuisinart does offer a lot of features but not as many as consumers have come to expect. Overall, the Cuisinart CPC-600 is a quality Electric Pressure Cooker that will get the job done.
Q: Does it come with a recipe booklet?
A: Yes. It comes with a small recipe booklet and an instruction manual to get you started.
Q: Can This Also be Used as a Slow Cooker ?
Q: Is it Really Non-Stick?
A: Yes. The non-stick factor is what makes it so easy to clean and a great tool to cook with.
Q: Can it be used to fry foods?
A: No. Not too pressure cookers can be used for frying.