When I began as an avid pressure cooker user, I searched around to find the best pressure cooker for me. Let me tell you that finding a good pressure cooker in the 2017 climate is a hard job and I really struggled in making sure I optimised my research ability to find the one that cooks my food the best.
Your kitchen should be where you spend most of your time therefore you should already have some kitchen appliances, giving you some experience with the different manufacturers and helping you to choose with your future pressure cooker purchase.
Black & Decker are a great brand to start off with. They use high quality materials to build their appliances and they are built in the USA. Being built in the USA makes a large difference as some cookers that are built abroad in place such as China or India do not have the same quality standards and checks in place. The materials they use are sourced from local steel manufacturers here in the USA. When I first bought a pressure cooker I decided to go for a unbranded cheaper version that was built in another country, it broke after just a few weeks of use and it did not cook my food quickly. I then invested into a Black & Decker pressure cooker and found that my food was cooked much quicker and much easier. After 2 years of use my pressure cooker is still going strong and has not shown any signs of braking down. Should the cooker experience some faults or have any manufacturing defects, which is very rare – you can simply send in an email or call Black & Decker and they will provide a brand new one – free of charge. This is the great thing about local manufacturers, they have a quick and easy warranty process and it saves you time and money in the long run.