Product Review: Aicok 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker
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The Aicok 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker is a stainless steel digital pressure cooker with eight preset cooking times, a digital timer and a warming mode.
As far as pressure cookers go, this one is pretty run-of-the-mill, with only a couple of features that separate it from similar products available from competitive brands; the one-press meal timer buttons, the non-stick teflon coating on the inner pan and the non-pressurized warming mode. The one-press meal buttons are decent, with the exception that, when I tested the pressure cooker making a 3 lb beef roast, it took two full cycles of the “Meat/Chicken” preset to get the roast up to an internal temperature of 160F (cooked to “medium well”). Albeit, two full cycles of the “Meat/Chicken” setting is only a 44 minute wait time, which is still significantly faster than if I were to have used a crock pot, or oven baked the roast.
The timer function is a little weird. I could not figure out for the life of me how to set the timer for less-than two hours. Each of the preset buttons range in cooking time between 20 minutes and 55 minutes, but the timer button function seems to limit you to incredibly long cooking times. The manual for the product is written in pretty poorly worded english, which makes it even less straightforward to figure things out. Instead of setting the timer for 45 minutes and walking away, I ended up having to press the “Meat/Chicken” button, wait for the timer alarm to go off, and press it again to complete the cycle. I would have much rather preferred to simply set a timer for 45 minutes and walk away. However, despite the flaws with the timer functionality– which may entirely be human error on my part– the pressure cooker did work extremely well, was incredibly easy to clean and was pretty easy to use for the functions that I did actually utilize.