Now that fall is right around the corner, it’s time to think of warm, comforting soups and hearty pressure cooked meals. Over the next couple of months, I’ll be reviewing several pressure cooker. Today I’m sharing my Fagor LUX LCD Pressure Cooker Review.
Fagor recently released a new electric pressure cooker / multicooker with lots of new features and a fancy LCD screen. The Fagor LUX LCD comes in three sizes. A 6 quart that cooks at 1000 Watts; an 8 quart that cooks at 1300 Watts; and a smaller 4 quart that uses 800 Watts.
Details on how you can win a Fagor LUX LCD 6 Quart Multicooker are at the bottom of this post.
The most significant change on the new LUX is the digital LCD screen. The LCD screen gives you more information about what’s going on inside the pot, and it has more cooking functions.
The 10 cooking functions are:
- Pressure Cooking
- Slow Cooking
In addition to the main cooking function most function also have sub menus.
For example the Grains function has pre-set cook times for White Rice, Brown Rice, Risotto, Barley and Quinoa. Each of which you can adjust. There are also custom setting that allows you to program and store your own cooking time.
The LCS screen is blue while the cooking program is being selected and it turns green once the cooking process has begun.
There are more than 33 Programs including Meat, Poultry, Vegetable, Beans, Soup, Risotto, Omelette and my favorite Cheesecake! Most of them found in sub menus.
One of the functions that intrigued me is the Simmer Function that you have to use with the lid on. Use it for soups and stocks that you want to stay just below the boiling point. The stock preset time is 45 minutes and the soup preset time is 55 minutes. So this would be a good option for making bone broth that is so popular.
The icons on the LCD screen are:
- Open/close lid icon – reminds you to open or close the lid depending on the function being used.
- Preheat icon – indicates that the unit is building pressure or temperature.
- Keep Warm icon – let’s you know when the keep warm function is on.
- Panel lock icon – indicates that the buttons are locked or unlocked – a nice feature if you have little ones at home
Inside the Pot
The LUX LCD comes with a stainless steel removable cooking pot instead of the non-stick finishes on the other LUX models.The stainless steel pot on this new LUX LCD is a beauty! I may have said ohhhhh when I pulled it out of the box. I prefer a stainless steel pot because I can scrub it clean, and I don’t have to worry about scratching when I’m stirring or using an immersion blender in the pot.
It comes with a V shaped trivet as well. (See photo above.)
A steamer basket is a must have accessory for the pressure cooker and Fagor has included one with the new LUX LCD. The steamer basket works well with the trivet, but the trivet isn’t as useful as the round trivets included with other pressure cookers, that I use for stacked cooking, like my pressure cooker creme brulee.
I tested the steamer basket by making my famous pressure cooker potato salad. It did a great job and I liked that the basket had handles so it was easy to remove from the pot.
There’s a little bit of a learning curve on using the dial. I prefer push buttons to dials, but I think if it was your only pressure cooker, you’d get use to the dial quickly.
A couple of other minor complaints. The float valve is inside the handle so it isn’t easy to see when the valve drops and it’s time to open the lid. Also, I had to turn off the pressure cooker instead of letting it go to the Keep Warm cycle because the beeping drove me crazy on some functions.
I like that the lettering on the pressure regulator knob is in white so it’s easy to read. The white lock unlock symbols on the pressure cooking housing are also easy to read.
Overall, the Fagor LUX LCD is a great pressure cooker, especially if you want to customize and save settings that you frequently use. It has all the functions that you’ll probably ever need.
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Disclosure: I was sent a Fagor LUX LCD 6 Quart Multicooker to review, but all opinions expressed are always my own.