Retail price: $49.95
Specs per manufacturer: High-performance non-reactive hard anodized aluminum construction provides exceptional efficiency and uniformity. Lighter more compact design makes pressure cooker easier to store and carry. Instructions and recipes included. Triple safety system locks lid until all pressure has dissipated. Independent release valves prevent over-pressurization even if one valve becomes clogged. Reduces cooking time by up to 66% saving fuel effort and carbon emissions.
Findings: Green cookware? Indeed! This pressure cooker reduces fuel use significantly. That means savings in cost of fuel, emissions, and cooking time. It’s a winner all around. I have to admit, I had never used a pressure cooker prior to this one sent by the rep. Step one? Read the owners manual. Okay, seemed simple enough. So I filled it up with stew and headed to the woods for a winter backpacking trip. The stew was almost frozen by dinner time so I had my concerns that we wouldn’t be eating for a longgggg time. I actually brought out a back up dinner just in case. The pressure cooker lived up to its reputation though and heated up our stew in no time. I couldn’t believe it. It was easy to use with idiot proof directions for opening and closing right on the lid. Release valves prevent the thing from blowing up–seems like a good feature with little kids around to me. The 2 lb 2 oz weight of the pressure cooker would prevent me from taking this on a regular backpacking trip. No problem to haul out in a ski pulk or raft or kayak though. I’m so impressed with the decreased cooking time, that I’m going to start using it in my kitchen at home now too. Well done–as always–GSI.