Written on: 20/03/2012 by mazone (1 review written)
I wanted a large pressure cooker and this was plenty big enough at 7 litres. I loved the way the gauge spun around to tell you it was at the right pressure. The price was great too at Argos. However the plastic lever on the handle that allows you to open the lid has broken after only 4 months. Argos didn't argue, they offered me a replacement or my money back. I took the money and I'm now researching which model to try next. I may well go back to my original Prestige Hi-dome which had given... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2012
I envied my Boyfriend's wonderful ancient pressure cooker. He bought me a TowerSpeedFour for Christmas...I am SO disappointed (and embarrassed) by its DISMAL performance. The bottom is distorted - useless on my electric hob... ALSO lid-lock takes fifteen minutes to close. MY STEAMER IS FASTER. So much for the anticipated saving of time or energy. (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2011 by Cat7 (1 review written)
I love my pressure cooker and have now had it for over a decade. Thanks to a review on this website I was able to replace the gasket for the best price from the manufacturer.This is the first time I have had to replace the gasket and the pressure cooker still looks like new even after considerable use!! It has to be value for money! I would highly recommend a tower pressure cooker. (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2011
Price was right - product was available - previous model was stolen from the kitchen by a friend of my wife at our party. Third outing the Manual Lid Lock snapped off its weak plastic stud mounting and yes, you've guessed it, spares are not available! The P&P costs of returning it to the retailer aren't worth it so - anyone want a deep stockpot thats rather heavy? Collect only. (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2010
I have used my Tower Family pressure cooker for the last 16 years and have only had to replace the rubber air vent and the rubber gasket once in all that time. I now need to replace the rubber gasket as mistakingly put it through the dishwasher and it doesn't fit too well now. I use my cooker to make jam , large pots of casserole and to cook gammon joints. It is so easy to use, and the resulting gammon joint just falls apart and is so tender it is wonderful. Cheaper cuts of meat that need to... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2010
My husband purchased a Tower speed 4 pressure cooker model no 4374 from Argos in Maidstone on 22/9/2010. Unfortunately after two use this product blew up causing first and second degree burns to my daughters face, chest and right arm. She will be scared. I would not rate this model. However, in order to leave this review. I have given it one star. (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2010 by karlosmalin (6 reviews written)
Unfortunately, this is a cheap pressure cooker and it does show. It takes ages to come to pressure, the valve spitting and hissing for what seems an age before it rises and locks in. It does cook well after that though, but I just wouldn't recommend it to a friend as there are far better cookers out there that are worth the extra pounds. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2010
The 4355 looked good and controls are very easy to use, but base buckled on first use. May be OK with gas but useless on electric cooker, Aga or similar. Intend to try to press base back into shape but have replaced with a Prestige. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2010
Good value cooker and quite economical to run as steam loss can be controlled using a simple red indicator which indicates optimum pressure.
I have been using this cooker for over 3 years now and ran out of fusible discs. Argos was selling these for £8 including packaging and other providers were similarly priced.
Finally found the manufacturers site (Russell Hobbs), who sell 3 discs for £1.86 incl vat and post.
Website: http://www.saltoneurope.com/ (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010
bought to replace a large p/cooker,1st time used valve blew.Replaced, blew after about 8 uses.replaced,now o.k. However,thumb catch now has snapped off.Went back to using old large one[another make] Have now bought another tower p/cooker [same model].Been using it about 6 weeks [4-5 times a week ],O.K up to now ,does what it supposed to. Perhaps webought a rogue one ? (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2010 by Umber (1 review written)
We sattred using this new pressure cooker a couple of months ago, when an earlier model pressure cooker gave up.
The Tower is not too good. The lid can jam - it can be palced onto the base ain theew rong position.
The gasket leaks, and insists on leaking despite our attempts to clean all meeting parts throughly. The leakage is around the locking area.
Apart from thje above, the cooker works OK. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2009
I got one for a birthday gift last year and we use it through winter to do the best winter meals, a ox tail stew in 45 mins, I am doing lamb shank tonight, 35 mins and it will be on the plate ready and..... Ill let you all know. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2009 by jem77fp (3 reviews written)
I have used pressure cookers for over 30 years and this Tower Pressure Cooker is without doubt the worst I have ever encountered. Manual states that when weight rotates and vents steam, the correct temperature has been reached. Under no circumstances will the weight rotate. The manual states that 0.5 pints of water gives 15 minutes cooking time. The cooker boiled dry in less than 10 minutes with 2 pints of water. Steam and water leak from every joint around the handle. The gasket around the... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2009
I bought this non stick version to replace an old but fantastic Tower pressure cooker. Plastic slider control to open lid broke in first week. Non stick interior lasted just a few uses and could not take the heat so literally burnt off. Can'tfind replacement slider anywhere. Can't locate Tower directlyto ask them for one either. (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2008
I have the Tower Rapide Rapid Chef 6 litre stainless steel model no 4355. Unlike other pressure cookers I've previously owned, this one has not suffered any pitting of the interior surface, nor has there been any distortion of the base (which makes it difficult to use on a solid hob ring). That's probably because this one is stainless steel and not aluminium.
Spare rubber gaskets are most cheaply obtained from the manufacturers in my experience. Phone number is 0161 947 3111. (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2008
No Complaints here considering that I have had this Tower Pressure Cooker for 10years and its still going strong. I called tower via the number in the leaflet and was able to order the spinning valve and the rubber seal two years ago for the grand total of £3.75 including postage and packaging! not bad support for a pot that was 8 years old at the time. The safety valve on the top finally went today which is why i'm on the internet looking for spare lids, i'll probably order it from the... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2008 by Magrid
I have now broken the detachable bit that looks as though it has a space intended for a thumb to press down on it, so perhaps I won't be able to use it even if I ever do find out how to overcome the lock. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2007
I found the Tower Pressure Cooker as easy to use as one can make pressure cookers. Aluminum base looks flat when new, but distorts after normal use, losing thermal contact with electric cookers, o.k. for gas. Energy and flavor-saving. Poor spares support for a fairly expensive utensil. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2007 by blackwaterman (32 reviews written)
I found the Tower Pressure Cooker as easy to use as it'll get for pressure cookers, however spare parts are hard to find via the internet! (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2007 by TOMRCA (5 reviews written)
I would like to see alternate langauge instructions. I have bought two within this last 12 months for wedding gifts for my friends in the Czech Republic. (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2006 by Julia James (1 review written)
The Tower Pressure Cooker has a nice trivet and divider but it broke after only 2 months and no wonder, the release button is flimsy plastic. My old cheap brand cooker lasted 20 years but this is rubbish. If they replaced the flimsy plastic with tougher substance it would be a good cooker but I expected it to last several years, not months. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2004 by MUHAMMAD AZAM SIDDIQUI (1 review written)
I am using MODEL 4306, found it very helpfull. Easy to wash and handle. Food cooks in a best manner. In brief, it's a time and energy saver. (read more)
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