Hello, I am thinking of getting a pressure cooker, for home use. My research so far has lead me to two options, which are quite expensive. However, given they hopefully last a long time I'd be willing to invest. The options are: - Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Product: Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Inox Pressure Cooker With Side Grips (22cm), 4.0 Litre Review: http://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooker-review-kuhn-rikon-duromatic-excellent/ - WMF Perfect Plus Product: WMF Perfect Plus 4-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker Review: http://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooker-review-wmf-perfect-plus-rating/ Now, I am sure both will be fine, and that's the starting point. Are they worth that much, or would I be better off with cheaper options (e.g., some cheaper Tefal pressure cookers I have seen)? The pros and cons from these two, that I understand, are: Kuhn Rikon ~~~ Pros: - Nicely made. - Well thought out. - Short handles (so it can be stored easily, this is a nice bonus...). - Mostly metal parts (so hopefully durable too). - Very efficient (apparently). - 10 years warranty. Cons: - It's a little more fiddly to remove the valve, and it separates into two parts. - It's difficult to find the 'sweet spot' of temperature (although it's a question of figuring it out with a few trials, after which it should not be a problem). - Release pressure by pressing the button on the valve itself (so closer to the steam and less comfortable than the WMF - see below). WMF ~~~ Pros: - Fancy. - Release steam from the big handle (so you never get close to the steam itself). - The handle is easily removable. - Still well made. Cons: - The big handle means it's more of a pain to store (the bit on the lid can be removed, but not the one of the pot). - Marginally lower maximum pressure. - Sometimes the handles gets stuck together, so can be difficult to open. - 3 years warranty. Does anyone have any thoughts and experience in using either or both of these in day-to-day life? I'd appreciate any help in deciding which to go for! Many thanks.