* Weight: The easiest tool used by most manufacturers is to make the cooker bulkier by using a weighty handle. So the correct way to judge a pressure cooker is by choosing the one with thicker aluminium or steel walls – the thicker the walls, the longer the cookware will last. It prevents bulging, accidents and daily wear and tear. The ideal thickness of domestic pressure cooker is 3.25mm.
* Pressure indicator and fast release: While buying a new pressure cooker make sure that it has a pressure indicator – either a marker or a pop-up indicator that will help you judge the pressure. A quick release button is also necessary to lower the pressure while maintaining the heat.
* Float valve or spring valve: Pressure cooker is correlated to the steam and whistle that fills your kitchen with a distinct smell that may annoy the guests at home. To eliminate this issue, the new breed of pressure cookers have a pressure regulating technology that makes very little noise and consumes less energy. Choose pressure cookers that fulfill this purpose efficiently.