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Fairwind FWPC6L Pressure Cooker Review!

This Is Not Your MaMa’s Pressure Cooker!!

I have been cooking for well, forever! However cooking with a pressure cooker? Well, that’s a whole ‘nother kind of cooking. I really was so excited when my new Fairwind Pressure Cooker FWPC6L arrived for me to test. Now, I’m wondering WHY DID I WAIT so long to own one?!?!

Let me tell you why you need to add the Fairwind to your kitchen arsenal!!

Pressure Cookers have come a very long way since my Momma’s Cooker. For instance did you know you can brown meat in a pressure cooker? Did you know you can cook a complete meal in a pressure cooker? We are talking ONE pot meals that allows me complete a meal quicker than ever and the best part?? I can take even the toughest cut of meat and have it fall off the fork tender!

I made Loaded Potato Soup start to finish in under an hour and it was so creamy and delicious you would have thought I spent the day in the kitchen!

Enjoy the best home cooked meals with the FairWind FWPC6L 6 Liter Digital Pressure Cooker. This pressure cooker guarantees perfect results every time. The digital controls give you access to programmable cooking times, delayed timers plus 8 multifunction’s, giving you plenty of control over your cooker. It can literally do anything. The preprogrammed functions include the following:
Soup
Meat/Chicken
Slow Cook
Beans/Chilli
Rice
Porridge
Steam

You will be amazed at the variety of functions this pressure cooker from FairWind has to offer. In addition to all of the above options you can also choose the “Texture” and “Keep Warm” functions. No matter what you’re planning to cook, the FWPC6L will have a setting that will get you the perfect results every time.

Before I share with you my Beef Stroganoff recipe I want to tell you some of the other amazing features of the FWPC6L Pressure Cooker. The removable 6 liter cooking pot is dishwasher-safe. There is a keep warm function that is amazing!! The meal stays hot and nothing dries out!!

There is a beep that signals the end of the current cycle. I can program the cook time in my pressure cooker.

This is a very nice looking cooker with a stainless steel finish. Very sleek and very sturdy too. My favorite feature is the locking lid. When the lid is locked in place there is a chime. The lid has a nice thick handle that makes opening and handling the lid a breeze.

Included with the Pressure Cooker is a Rice Measuring Cup, 2 Serving Spoons & A Stainless Steel Steam Rack.

I am so impressed with everything I’ve cooked so far with Fairwind Pressure Cooker. This is hands down so much better, so much FASTER than a crockpot. The meat is so much better in this cooker. Better infusion of flavors; extremely tender and flavorful meat. YUM!!

I have made Beef Stroganoff and I’ve made Potato Soup in the cooker. I will never make either of these any other way!!

Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Prep time:  Cook time:  Total time: 

Ingredients:
  • 3 lbs Roast or you could use stew meat
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2½ cups Fresh Mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cans Beef Stock
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 8 Ounce Sour Cream
  • 16 oz. Medium Size Egg Noodles, cooked to package directions
Start the Fairwind Pressure Cooker and choose the Meat/Chicken setting. Add Olive Oil.
In a large zip lock bag mix together your flour and seasonings. Coat your cubed beef with the flour mixture and then brown in the Pressure Cooker remove the meat after it’s browned. Once all of the beef is browned add a little more Olive Oil and brown your onions. Add Garlic and let cook for about 5 minutes.
Return the meat to the Pressure Cooker.
Add the beef stock and wine.  Place the lid on and set the Pressure Cooker to Meat and Chicken for 20 minutes.  Release the steam, remove the lid. Stir and then add the uncooked noodles and mushrooms into the mixture.  Set the Pressure Cooker to Soup for 20 minutes.
Release the steam and remove the lid stir in the sour cream.   Serve.
*** If you want a more traditional look of Stroganoff cook your noodle separately and and dish the mix over your noodles. Me? I prefer super easy and 1 pot!!

Sooooo GOOOOOD!!! SO very Very VERY good!!

Since this is the first time I have used a Pressure Cooker I did a lot of start and stops. About every 20 minutes I pushed the Keep Warm Setting button that allows you to cancel out the current setting, released the steam, removed the lid and checked on my food. I’ll get better with time, but it’s all very new to me right now.

ALWAYS!! ALWAYS release pressure before attempting to remove lid.

WHINES

I have a couple of whines. The instruction booklet really isn’t very helpful. For instance, which button is the highest heat? I was also disappointed that there were no recipe included to help you learn the different pre-sets.
I do wish the removable 6 liter cooking pot was thicker especially on the bottom. My Potato Soup was scorched on the bottom. Now some of that was part of the learning curve. Like I said this was the very first thing I had ever made in a Pressure Cooker. I still consider my soup a HUGE success!!  I am thoroughly pleased with my Pressure Cooker! Next week?  One pan Pressure Cooker Lasagna!!

Please!! If you use a Pressure Cooker I’d love to know how you use yours! And please share recipes!! Please?!?

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7 Comments

  • Jenny B.

    A pressure cooker is a very important kitchen appliance to have at home. Their capacity to reduce cooking time by more than a half is one of the things that I like the most. Thanks for sharing.

  • Desirae

    So i got this same cooker for x-mas . Needless to day i can’t figure out how to use it bc the user manual is a complete joke. I tried to cook a pork loin roast tonight, so what i did was put it in the cooker , locked the lid then pressed the meat/chicken button then changed the 2.0 to 2.5. I put water in to the #1 mark them day and waited after 20 min, nothing was happening, it wasn’t getting hot, making any noise, nothing. I did this 4 times. By this time I’m so frustrated i start to cry, so then i tried one more time only this time instead of pushing the timer button i just pushed the meat button, finally after 10 min it starts to get hot and i see the red thing start to rise. Then the display says 19 i see its counting down so ifigured OK i did it right, after the 19 min are up, i let it depressurize itself then open the lid, i cut into the meat only to find it 80%uncooked, only thing cooked was the skin basicly.

    So what did i do wrong, can you give me step by step directions so i do it right next time, and what in the world in the texture button for add it doesn’t say in the manual?

  • Tamra Phelps

    I’d love to try one of these new pressure cookers. I was always terrified of the old style one my Grandma used! I just knew that thing was going to blow up & go straight through the roof, lol.

  • Rosie

    I would love to try this pressure cooker – I haven’t used one in ages, and don’t have my old one anymore. It is a good way to save on fuel / electricity. Good to know a couple watchouts I want to see this lasagna!

  • KATE SARSFIELD

    Pressure cookers are a bit of a joke in our family. Dad gave one to Mum for their 25th wedding anniversary (what was he thinking?). She threw it at him, he ducked, and it smashed through a window. This was on Christmas Day (their anniversary is/was on the 29th December) in my sister’s house (a big old Georgian thing with old-fashioned sash windows). Have you ever tried to get someone to mend a window at Christmas? AND it snowed that day!

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