Table of Contents
- 0.1 Yedi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker Review
- 0.2 My Kitchen Essentials
- 1 6 Great Pressure Cookers
Yedi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker Review
There has been much talk recently about the Yedi 9-in-1 pressure cooker so much so that it has even been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and a number of other popular entertainment outlets. But does it deserve the hype? This Yedi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker review will take a closer look and see if it is worth purchasing.
Some of you may be familiar with the Instant Pot pressure cooker but less familiar with the Yedi brand. That is not surprising as the Instant Pot is one of the most popular selling pressure cookers in the world. However, both brands are made by the same company and it shows as the quality of the Yedi, like the Instant Pot is very good.
Let’s take a closer look at the Yedi 9-in-1 and see whether it is worth buying or giving it a miss.
Features & Functions
The Yedi 9-in-1 6 quart is a medium sized pressure cooker, meaning it is big enough to make a hearty family meal but still small enough to not look out of place on most kitchen countertops. With a 6 quart capacity you are able to cook large items like ribs or a whole chicken (obviously depends on the size of the chicken!) with no worry at all.
The 6 Quart 9-in-1 Yedi is a good size pressure cooker for a small family. If you tend to make larger portions for freezing and consumption the following day you may want to consider a larger size pressure cooker such as the Yedi 9-in-1 8 Quart or the Ninja Foodi 8 Quart but this all depends on personal choice and what you need. My personal opinion is that it is worth going with a larger option if you can as you will then always have the option of cooking larger portions when needed.
Technology in general has advanced rapidly in recent years and that is no different in the pressure cooker industry. Most pressure cookers these days are more than just pressure cookers and the Yedi is no different. In fact, the Yedi comes with 15 instant touch cooking programs which allows you to cook a wide range of meals with the click of a button. These functions are:
- Cake, Rice
- Slow Cook
- Keep Warm
- Pressure Cook (manual setting).
As you can see the variation of food you can cook and cooking style you can apply is varied and more than enough for the majority of people who buy one.
Some of its other functions and features include:
- 10 safety features, such as automatic pressure control, smart sensor lock, pressure protection and regulation and more.
- As mentioned, 15 different cooking presets so that you can instantly program it for porridge, chili, poultry, and just about anything else you feel like cooking.
- 3-ply stainless steel inner lining which helps to ensure even heat distribution while you cook.
- An intuitive interface for programming that includes cooking status icons so you can gauge the process at a glance
This product also comes with an impressive 2-year warranty
Appearance - The Yedi looks good in the kitchen
The Yedi comes in two colors, Copper & Stainless Steel. We feel that the stainless-steel version looks classier but this is a matter of taste. I personall don’t like the look of the copper version but it certainly isn’t ugly and depending on your kitchen interior it may actually look better in your kitchen than the stainless-steel version.
Your kitchen style and preference will ultimately determine which version you are likely to choose.
This pressure cooker looks and feels well-built. Many pressure cookers can look like they are cheaply made but the Yedi doesn’t have any of these issues. There are certainly better-looking pressure cookers on the market but they tend to also be on the higher end of the price scale.
The Yedi has an intuitive face with 14 clearly labelled buttons for preset cooking. The display screen is also nice and clear which we found to be an issue on some other pressure cookers.
The Yedi comes with a fair amount of useful accessories. Here is what you can expect to be included with the ‘Deluxe Accessory Pack’:
- A tempered glass lid
- A stainless-steel inner cooking pot
- 2 racks – good for steaming or for eggs
- 1 measuring cup
- 1 rice paddle and 1 ladle
- 1 silicone sealing ring (extra)
- Cooking mitts
The Yedi also comes with a recipe book and some cooking ‘cheat sheets’ which many people will find handy. Though, we found that there weren’t many recipes in the booklet that was included.
We also like the fact the Yedi pressure cooker (like the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker) comes with an app that you can install on your phone which gives you access to new recipes that are posted every week. This is definitely a nice touch and something that doesn’t come as standard with many other brands of pressure cooker. If you are looking for more things to cook we have a variety of pressure cooker recipes available for free on our website.
Overall, we would say that the Yedi 9-in-1 pressure cooker is a very good pressure cooker, especially considering it is on the lower end of the price scale. Are there better pressure cookers on the market? Yes. Are there any better on the market for the same price? We’d say the Instant Pot Duo Plus is slightly better but the Yedi runs it very close and we’d be happy to recommend either of them.
We were a bit disappointed that one of the mitts were missing when we opened the box but the customer service we received when we contacted them was spot on and a new one was sent out to us straight away.
One down side was that the top lid did get very hot where as other pressure cookers do not have the same issue. However, it’s hard to list ‘this pot gets hot’ as a real negative considering we are talking about a cooking appliance that is designed to get very hot.
The mitts that come with the Yedi mitigate this so it’s not really a major issue, maybe just one to keep in mind. Just make sure it is up on a countertop out of the reach of children.
If you are looking for a stylish looking appliance with a wide array of easy to use presets then this may be the pressure cooker for you.
It is built well and considering it is made by the same people that make the Instant Pot, you can have confidence that they know what they are doing and it will be a reliable machine.
Everything we cooked in it turned out really well and everything was cooked evenly, which can be an issue with some other brands.
We hope this Yedi 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker review has been useful and you are closer to deciding which pressure cooker is right for you.
My Kitchen Essentials
I get a lot of messages asking what kitchen utensils I use so here is a list and link to some of the things I have in my kitchen.