Good pot, but missing pressure adjustment and inconvenient pressure relief.
WMF Perfect Pressure cooker
last modified: 29.11.2019, 8:38
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The WMF - Perfect pressure cooker is a good pressure cooker, but it hooks a bit in some places and the steam releases unclean. Otherwise the pot heats up quickly and the cooking indicator is very helpful for estimating. Another practical feature is that the handle can be removed. This makes it possible to clean the pan very thoroughly.
The WMF - Perfect pressure cooker is delivered in an attractive, functionally illustrated packaging.
The operating instructions describe in great detail how to handle the cooker and also recommend a cooking or steaming time for various types of meat, fish and vegetables. Tips on filling quantities and other aids are also described in many languages.
Basically, the pot is easy to handle, but you need to know how to attach the lid. The pot can be opened using a slider on the handle. The slider is built into the handle and can be operated from the side.
It must be in the right position in order to be able to be pushed for opening or closing without any problems, otherwise the blockage will quickly occur. It is described on the handle how the slide must be positioned in order to either open, close or let off the steam.
The pot has an indication showing how strong the pressure is inside the pot. The display works in such a way that a cooking signal is pushed out of the lid and the ideal pressure is displayed with different coloured rings. This is very helpful if you want to adjust the heat.
On the middle step of the handle the pressure can be released. The steam is blown away from the handle and you have to be very careful in this area because the steam is very hot. There will be strong water stains and water bubbles will swell under the handle.
Potatoes: The pot contains one litre of salted water and about 750 g of potatoes.
The stove is set to full heat and after about 8 to 9 minutes the water boils. But you can only guess it by the sound and not see it in the pot. As soon as the water is boiling, the cooking indicator will pop out of the pot and the pot will hiss slightly. As soon as you lower the temperature from level 9 to 5, it moves back a little and the hissing becomes calmer.
After a further 8 to 9 minutes the stove is switched off and the pressure is released via the middle position of the handle. The steam hisses forward and the pressure decreases in a few seconds. The lid can then be opened easily. On the underside there are normal water droplets and the lid is fogged up.
For the goulash, the pork and beef are first fried and then cooked in the sauce prepared around them for approx. 20 minutes at medium pressure. The result is perfect and was quick to prepare.
The pressure that is released behaves in the same way as with the potatoes.
The cleaning is very easy and can be done easily by hand. Everything can be cleaned in the dishwasher, but the handle is sensitive and should be removed from the lid first and cleaned by hand only.
You should also make sure that the valves are kept clean so that there are no dangers during the next use.
We have evaluated about 250 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Understandable operating instructions
- Fast pressure build-up
The following points were noted negatively:
- Difficult opening of the lid, despite completely released pressure and steam
- Leaking seal
|Additional warranty||3 years from date of purchase|
|Packaging||Attractive and functionally illustrated|
|Scope of delivery||Pressure cooker with lid|
|Quality impression||Very good|
|Quality of instructions||Very detailed and illustrated with pictures|
|Manual language||DE, GB, ES, BG, DE, FI, FR, GR, IT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, SE, SK, SI, CZ, TR, HU, HR|
|Suitable for induction||Yes|
|Steam cooking possible||Yes , but no suitable equipment included|
|Heat insulating handle||Yes|
|Temperature of handles||Handwarm, not noticeable|
|Pressure regulation for sensitive foods||No|
|Dishwasher safe||Only the pot, the lid without handle and possible attachments can be cleaned with the dishwasher|
|Cleaning by hand||Easy to do|
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