MaxiMatic EPC-808 Elite Platinum 8-Quart Pressure Cooker Review

MaxiMatic EPC-808 Elite 14-1 Multi-function Units

The pressure cooker has 14 pre-programmed menu settings: reheat, brown rice, white rice, wild rice & grains, vegetables & fish, Desserts, potatoes, pork & ribs, chicken, beans, stew, beef, soup, browning and keep warm. With these pre-programmed menu settings, most of your cooking needs are covered.

MaxiMatic EPC-808 Elite Features

1. Capacity: With 8-quart capacity, you can feed a large family comfortably.
2. Dimensions: 15”(width) x 15.3”(diameter) x 15”(height)
3. Weight: 17 pounds.
4. 3 Handles: One on top and two on sides.

MaxiMatic EPC-808 Elite 14-1 Safety

The inner pot and the lid are sealed by a gasket to form a closed environment to build up required pressure. The pressure is regulated by the main valve on top of the lid and backed up by secondary safety measure in case that the main valve is choked with food debris. It has a pressure level of 12 psi. You need more cooking time to compensate the lower psi to achieve the same result of a 15 psi pressure cooker.

Pressure Release Methods
When the cooking process is done, there are two methods to release pressure. The pressure cooker has a “quick release” dial built in on the top of the lid. If you want to you release pressure quickly, just turn the dial to “Exhaust” position. Or you can let the cooker wait for about 10-15 minutes to release pressure naturally. Regardless of whichever method you use, always remember to make sure the pressure indicator recede down before you are going to open the lid. Speaking of lid, it’s locked by turning o’clock wise before pressure starts to build up in addition to set the dial to “Airtight” position.

Easy to Use
There two points you should familiarize yourself with the pressure cooker. The first one is 24-timer, you can preset cooking up to 24 hours ahead and manually adjust the cooking time up or down in 30-minute increment up to the first 10 hours and an-hour increment thereafter. The other point is that you can set up the cooking time from 0 to 99 minutes.

Easy to Clean
Before cleaning, you should remove a few parts from the cooker such as valves, inner pot and the lid. Wash all of them in warm & soapy water and dry them out.

MaxiMatic EPC-808 Elite Customer Reviews (4.3 out of 5 stars)

There are 80 reviews on Amazon, 57 people gave it a five-star rating, 10 people gave it a four-star rating, 3 people gave it a three-star rating, 2 people gave it a two-star rating and 8 customers gave it a one-star rating.
Pros:
1. I have made lots of different meals in a very short time and I don’t have to worry if something is frozen, I can still cook it faster in here than defrosting and worrying about the microwave cooking it.
2. It works great and cooks the food just right. I like the size I just put 7.5 lb chicken in it and had lots of room.
3. It appears pressure cooking is really more of a science, especially reading some of the review talking about the cooker exploding.

Cons:
1. I didn’t like the lid, which is made of a strong plastic that looks cheaply made and shows all of fingerprints. The lid is attached to a plastic hinge, and can be opened to a upright position which is nice.

Accessories
The EPC-808 comes with a measuring cup, a spoon and spoon/ladle holder.

Warranty
The manufacturer provides 1-year limited warranty.

Replacement Parts
You can find replacement parts on Cuisinart’s website.

 

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