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Pressure cookers. Which model/Size

I usually have about 3 people on board when I go boating or sailing. I haven't gone out to get a pressure cooker yet, but was going to this weekend or at least in the next few days.

Can anyone tell me which size and brand, or better yet, where to get a good one at that would suit our 3 person crew?

I have tons of recipes for my home cooker, but it is too big for my "princess" brand 2- burner alcohol stove. No jokes, it is really called a princess hahahaha!


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You may want to take measurements of your stove top and go to the store and see what is available. I know that they are gauged in quarts, but in this case you want one that fits on your stove top. So break out the tape measure and do what is necessary.
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You really do need to measure the stove top, to get an idea of which ones will fit. The Fagor pressure cookers are quite good, and the four and six-quart ones are the same diameter IIRC, but different heights. They also sell a kit that has both the four and six quart size along with some good accessories.
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I usually have about 3 people on board when I go boating or sailing. I haven't gone out to get a pressure cooker yet, but was going to this weekend or at least in the next few days.

Can anyone tell me which size and brand, or better yet, where to get a good one at that would suit our 3 person crew?

I have tons of recipes for my home cooker, but it is too big for my "princess" brand 2- burner alcohol stove. No jokes, it is really called a princess hahahaha!


Thanks!

Robert
Robert, what are you planning to do with your cooker ? That makes a difference. If you are just making stock or soups, that's one thing, if you are going to can with it, that's something else.

Just to throw one out there, Kuhn Rikon is the brand I decided on. Stainless steel, great brand (best probably), high quality product. Check out this site for the sizes, I like the 2.5L pressure frypan for your size of crew. I have that, it's great. I don't use mine much, however, because I cook just for myself so I use a much smaller pressure cooker daily. I had no trouble getting the 2.5L frypan up to temperature using a white gas camping stove. I have 2 from Kuhn Rikon, both are great to cook with, and then I have 2 other pressure cookers that are much smaller.

Kuhn Rikon
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Also remember, you generally won't want to fill the cooker more than about 1/2 or 2/3 full, especially for things that might foam like beans or rice.
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We have the 4/6 qt. Fagor. Absolutely love it. You can find them new in Ebay for a fraction or retail price.
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Honestly, we just went to Walmart and bought one cheap. Always worked for us. Never had any problems. Just make sure you clean out the pressure relief/jiggler.

My opinion: Go buy the one at Walmart (Revere???) and see if you like it. We could not live without it cruising. You cook stuff in 1/10th the time and that means 1/10 the propane and 1/10 the heat in the salon.

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