Fagor America 670041960 LUX Multi Cooker, 8 quart, Silver Review

picture of fagor americaThe small kitchen appliance 670041880 is an 8 quart multi-cooker made by Fagor America. This little device is like 4 gadgets wrapped up in one; pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker and yogurt maker.

I love appliances that have multiple functions. Why? Because they leave a smaller footprint. When you have limited counter top space, you have to choose your appliances very wisely. This model is priced competitively with the other pressure cookers in its class.

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This One Appliance Replaces Several

The feature rich Fagor America pressure cooker has dimensions of 16 inches x 13 inches x 13 inches and weighs 18 pounds. The time delay function lets you delay the start of your cooking for up to 6 hours. All you need to do is coordinate your multi-cooker to your recipe cooking times and you’re in business. You won’t have to worry about your food getting cold before you are able to eat it. The keep warm setting keeps your food warm for as long as 12 hours. You can even make yogurt in this thing.

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beef stew made in pressure cookerThe rice cooker function is very convenient. Remembering how to cook the different types of rice can be tricky. Brown rice can take more than an hour to cook. Who has time to wait around while brown rice cooks? Your rice cooker can be set to start cooking your rice while you are away from home.

The Pressure cooker function is great for cooking all kinds of foods like this delicious refried beans recipe. Another great thing about pressure cooking is that you still retain the flavor of the dish as if it were cooked traditionally. The pressure cooker setting can cook your food up to 70% faster than traditional cooking. You can cook on low or high for up to 99 minutes using the pressure cooker function.

The Fagor America 670041960 is also a slow cooker. In my household, the slow cooker gets a lot of use. Slow cookers are just…convenient (there’s that word again). With a slow cooker, you can get that juicy perfectly tender pulled pork for example. It will taste like a professional chef made it. The slow cooker is a must have kitchen appliance for me. You can program your slow cooker to start while you’re at work, and by the time you get home, it’s ready and waiting for you. With the slow cooker function, you can set it to cook on high or low for up to 10 hours.

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Features/Specs.

  • Pressure cook on high or low for up to 99 minutes
  • Keep warm function works for up to 10 hours
  • Multicooker: yogurt maker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker
  • Removable, dishwasher safe ceramic non-stick cooking pot
  • Includes user manual, printed and digital recipe book
  • Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 16 inches ; 18 pounds

Fagor America 670041960 VS Other Cookers…

While the Fagor America 670041960 seems to be a great machine, there are other pressure/multi cookers out there with more history and feedback. Below, are some other multi-cookers I’ve compared to give you an idea of what the competition is like.

VS Fagor 670040230 Stainless-Steel 3-in-1 6-Quart Multi-Cooker

If the Fagor 670040230 is any indication of  the overall quality that this company produces, then you won’t be disappointed with any Fagor America product. After lots of reviews, this multi-cooker has many customers whom think very highly of this machine. This multi-cooker is a rice cooker, pressure cooker, and slow cooker. It has a capacity of 6 quarts compared to 8 quarts for the 670041960. This model is very similar to the 670041960 in its features and color. The biggest difference is the size.

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

This multi-cooker has 14 multi-functions including stew, beef, and chicken. Click here to see full list of functions. The browning setting is useful because you can brown meat in the same pot before you start pressure cooking. The Fagor America and Maximatic cookers share some common features. The Maximatic model is not a multi-cooker but it seems to do pressure cooking pretty well. If you are just looking for the pressure cooker function then the Maximatic might be best for you. It seems as though there are more features for the pressure cooker function with the Maximatic, for example, there is a setting to automatically resume cooking if there is a power outage.

Summary

The Fagor America 670041960 multi-cooker has many features and functions. It is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and yogurt maker. Its small size and multiple functions mean that you can comfortably replace multiple small appliances with just one. For practicality, this makes a great house warming or wedding present. While there are competitive products out there, the  Fagor America brand has a history of making great products.

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