Farberware 8qt. Programmable Pressure Cooker FPC800V
(21 Epinions reviews)
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Highest Rated Consumer Review by the Community
Aug 10, 2002 by merrymousies
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Safe to use, easy to clean, lots of options for cooking
Cons: none so far
Summary: I just received my pressure cooker last week and have been cooking with it almost every day to take it for a good test run. I love it! I remembered my italian grandparent's pressure cooker and my grandfather always shouting out "Rosy's using the ... read more
Feb 1, 2008 by elizjohn
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: Veggies retain their unique flavor. Meats are incredibly tender. Cooking is fast and easy.
Cons: It breaks after just a few uses regardless of time owned.
Summary: When it works it is very, very good. When it quits it is horrid. As every reviewer who has had the product for any length of time has found, the joy is short lived and there is no recourse. Please take heed that this product is sold under several brands. ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
Nov 15, 2011 by gpnayung
Not rated yet
Pros: Cooks awesome food and quick.
Cons: Nothing yet!
Summary: I have had my 8 quart electrice pressure cooker for at least 4 or 5 years and still using it. Have had NO problems with it. I use it at least twice a week. I was always scared to use the one on the stovetop. It is a lttle heavy but I can deal with that ... read more
Jan 15, 2010 by bmdk
Pros: very precise for its use large amounts so useful for entertaining
Cons: got it out for an xmas party event it had died
Summary: it was great when it was great have had it for several years but not used frequently so big it is hard to store and then you forget about ... read more
Jan 9, 2008 by jimmy1989
Not rated yet
Pros: Would be great if it worked
Cons: Doesn't work
Summary: Just like the other 11 reviews here that are negative, my cooker stopped working after only a few uses, but outside of the one year warranty period. Salton is the manufacturer, and does not stand by their products outside of the warranty period. Case ... read more
Jun 26, 2007 by exalibur
Pros: When working, quite nice and delivered. Very quick and easy to use.
Cons: The only Con is that it is exceptionally unreliable. You have been warned.
Summary: The cooker worked great for about 3 uses and was super. What a great concept! I'd write more, but being stuck with such an expensive appliance after it working only three times takes the edge off my glee. It was quite a waste of ... read more
Jan 2, 2007 by dugan007
Pros: Nice looking
Cons: Don't work after second use.
Summary: We have had Fabberware model FPC 800V for 2 years, that was used today for the second time. Guess what it quit working, called the company and was told they would send me one for $100.The cooker looks new and is. Why would I want to pay $100 for a piece ... read more
Oct 29, 2006 by joseiw
Pros: "great when it works"
Cons: "doesn't work all the time"--now, it works none of the time
Summary: Add my voice to the "great when it works" camp. Mine died after one year, with at least bi-weekly or monthly use. Mine was out of warranty, and now I am looking for another with similar features but a different ... read more
Apr 3, 2006 by jules817
Pros: WHEN IT WORKS... safer than a stovetop model and timer is nice.
Cons: Short life span, waste of money for the number of uses...
Summary: I lovED it... WHEN it worked. The pressure cooker knob that adjusts from Pressure, clean or steam just fell off. Now a bolt or something is rattling around in the lids plastic housing unit and in order to fix it, I have to send it in to a certified ... read more
Mar 26, 2006 by toadspad
Pros: I like every thing about it
Cons: Once time set it is hard to reset
Summary: Farberware 8 qt. Programmable Pressure Cooker is the best pressure cooker I have ever owned. I have owned more then 6 and it is the first electric ... read more
Jan 31, 2006 by litha7
Pros: Quick, wholesome meals.
Cons: Dies after about 8 months.
Summary: Well here we go again, this is my third, yes third Farberware 8qt programmable pressure cooker and the last. I love this appliance, good quick, wholesome meals but the thing does not last long, on average about 8 months. Get your act together Farberware ... read more
Nov 9, 2005 by johnniebravo1
Pros: Very easy to use, works extremely well while it worked.
Cons: Extremely short life span, and no repair centers locally.
Summary: I bought one of these 8-qt cookers last Spring (2005). I used it about once every couple of weeks, until one day late summer (2005)it just stopped working. No lights, no indication at all. Could not find any external fuse (which would be a good idea ... read more
Sep 28, 2005 by pat_the_artist
Pros: Cooks fast and built like a tank.
Cons: Electronics are very delicate.
Summary: We bought this six months ago and finally worked up enough guts to try it for the first time last week and made a fairly good chicken stew. Still need to work on my timing. Last night I bought four artichokes that were so large I had to cook two at a ... read more
Aug 14, 2005 by tangible1
Pros: Works well when it works.
Cons: Maybe that's why there are so many refurbished ones for sale.
Summary: When it worked it worked great, but just like some of the others users, mine went kaput after 8 ... read more
Jul 22, 2005 by scl0ve
Pros: Easy cleaning and everything comes out delicious.
Cons: the cooker is heavy for this old man.
Summary: I love my 8-Quart pressure cooker. I am single and really do not need and 8QT. But like Mama said you can always add more to a big pot than a small one. My country ribs comes out terrific. I had to send it back once. If I had trouble again I still ... read more
May 18, 2005 by graceelaine
Pros: WHEN IT DID WORK, IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL THING!
Cons: I FEEL THIS PRODUCT IS DEFECTIVE AND SHOULD NOT BE ON THE MARKET.
Summary: I OWNED TWO OF THESE AND BOTH FAILED COMPLETELY AFTER A COUPLE OF MONTHS. I THOUGHT THE FIRST ONE FAILING WAS JUST A FLUKE. APPARENTLY IT WAS NOT AS THE SECOND PRESSURE COOKER DID THE EXACT SAME THING THIS VERY DAY (05/18/05). IT JUST STOPPED WORKING. ... read more
Apr 14, 2005 by nikigibson
Pros: Easy to use, safe, easy to clean and cut cooking time by 70%.
Cons: A bit heavy when you have to drain off the fat.
Summary: I bought this about 2 weeks ago and used it at so much that now it sits on my counter all the time. Imagine cooking BBQ ribs in 20 minutes and boy is it so tender and flavorful! Lamb shanks in 25 minutes and just fell off the bones. Also great for ... read more
Feb 16, 2005 by chakatania
Pros: No burnt meals. Healthy way to cook. Timer. Low & High setting. Good instruction/recipe book.
Cons: Inner pot heavy for cleaning. Recommend the 4 quart unit for lighter weight & convenience.
Summary: Because of the "electric" timer I no longer "burn" or take the chance of "burning" the house down by getting preoccupied by other things. You can also time it to cook later. I've had no problems with mine. Meals are healthier and tastier because of the ... read more
Mar 23, 2004 by earth1
Pros: Cooks great food, set it and forget it, safe, I use it once a week.
Cons: None really.
Summary: This wonderful appliance brings pressure cooking into the 21st century. I use it once a week, and I have every possible kitchen appliance. Get a few Lorna Sass cookbooks, make her "Curry in a Hurry" and other great recipes, and find out how a pressure ... read more
Dec 18, 2003 by mander57
Pros: Do not have to watch like standard cookers.
Cons: Product failed after only four uses.
Summary: Purchased this product in November 2002. About one week AFTER the one-year warranty expired, the product failed completely. Manufacturer did not offer to repair, but to replace at 50% of retail which is about what it sells for at wholesale online. We ... read more
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