A comparison of functions and safety features on electric pressure cookers

There are dozens of different electric pressure cookers (EPCs) on the market for domestic and small commercial use. They range in price from about £50 to well over £100. Seven EPCs are compared here. One, the BES model is designed for use with a 12V DC electricity, whereas the others are all designed for 230V AC electricity. Section 1 describes the functions and features. Section 2 describes the safety features. This document does not make recommendations as to one type over another, but sets out a factual comparison of functions, external and internal features. However, major safety concerns have been identified in the BES 12V DC EPC and are described in section 3.