Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker Review – Anodized Small Pressure Cooker for Effective Cooking
99.9% kitchens in the world have a pressure cooker in their collection. It is a necessary cooking material these days. There’re many such dishes that you cannot cook without pressure cooker at all. Among the stove-top pressure cooker sold in the market today, Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker is a very common name. It is classy when we mention its looks. It is a classic when we mention how it cooks. This Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker Review will elaborate on that.
In this Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker Review, I’ll be reviewing the small pressure cooker. I have a 4-Liter Pressure Cooker. You can purchase a larger one if you choose. The benefits are the same except the size. Let us figure out what makes this pressure cooker so impressive? Obviously, the looks will be first. Secondly, some amazing features that only Hawkins can come up with. Thirdly, a range of options for the size of this future cooker is impressive! Believe me, size does matter! So, let us dive into this pressure cooker review.
Futura Comes with Hard-Anodized Body
This Hawkins pressure cooker is built with a hard-anodized body. When I say “Hard-anodized,” I mean anodized aluminum. So, what does anodizing do to aluminum?
It makes the aluminum durable, corrosion-resistant, acid-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Along with all these, it also gives aluminum a decorative look. As a result, your kitchen looks classier. Such is the Futura Pressure Cooker.
Not just durability and good looks, anodizing also provides aluminum “Evenly Distributed” heat conducting features. As a result, your food gets cooked perfectly.
Lid As Secure As The Door Of An Airplane
It sounds weird when said like that, but it is not an exaggeration. The Safety lid is designed in such a way, that it creates the gas-tight chamber in the cooker ideal for perfect cooking. The sealing of the lid is as good as the door of an airplane. It rivals some of the best pressure cookers of 2016!
Nothing can come out through the sealing. This firmness of the seal adds another feature to the Futura pressure cooker from Hawkins. The lid cannot be removed unless all the pressure inside has been released.
How Pressure Release System Works?
Hawkins Futura Pressure cooker has only one pressure setting. It is set at 15 psi (pounds per square inch). This is a pressure optimum for all sorts of cooking.
The main pressure release valve has a spring. It keeps the pressure regulating valve set into the primary steam vent. The steam vent again comprises of 13 holes. This gives the assurance that even if some holes get clogged up, the release of excess steam will remain uninhibited.
And after cooking, if you want to manually release the pressure, you just need to press a button on the long handle of the pressure cooker. You can also let the cooker release pressure naturally by itself.
One Pressure Cooker Suiting Multiple Stove Tops
It is a problem that all cookers don’t go with all sorts of stovetops. But this Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker has a flat bottom. This enables you to use it on almost every type of stovetop. Be it gas stovetop to electric, glass & ceramic ones. However, it is not suitable for the induction stovetops.
Safety Mechanisms at a Glance
Pressure cookers always have some risks, to be honest. But the Futura Pressure Cooker by Hawkins is provided with some safety measures that give you the assurance of worry-free cooking. The safety measures include:
Pressure Locked Safety Lid – creates a seal which is as good as that created by the door of an airplane; the lid can’t be removed, until all the pressure is released.
Automatic Pressure Regulator – It is a valve in Steam Vent that regulates pressure.
13 Holes For Steam Release – these holes altogether make up the primary steam vent.
Shielded Safety Valve – this valve gets into action when the primary steam vent is blocked.
The two handles stay cool while cooking.
Washing This Hawkins Pressure Cooker
The thing is, Futura is not a dishwasher-friendly pressure cooker. You’d need to clean the cooker by hand. For this purpose, a dual brush is there along with the cooker. So, you can clean the steam vent, pressure regulator, the handles, and the lid. And for the body, it is recommended to use soft cleaning materials, starting from the cleaner to the thing used for cleaning.
- Hard-anodized body – makes the cooker non-stick and corrosion-free./li>
- Pressure Locked Safety Lid – makes the cooker gas-tight and holds the lid.
- Automatic Pressure Regulator controls your cooking.
- Competent safety mechanisms are there if things go south.
- Lid locking system grants longevity to the gasket.
- It’s usable on multiple stovetops thanks to the “Flat” bottom.
- Two “Stay cool” handles don’t harm your hands.
- Manual pressure-release mechanism on the long handle adds extra layer of safety.
- Due to the safety mechanism, the lid becomes a bit complicated to open and close./li>
- Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker is not dishwasher-safe
- Tricky gasket – has right and the wrong side requires care to attach.
- Flat bottom is perfect for all stovetops, except induction.
FAQ About the Product
Below you’ll find few of the common queries about this pressure cooker. I’ll try my best to answer these queries for you in my Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker Review.
What size should I buy for 2 people?
I think buying a 2-liter pressure cooker will be a bit of a stretch. I recommend you to buy slightly larger 3 Litre pressure cooker just to be on the safe side.
By any chance is it a “Non-Sticky” Cookware?
No, Futura Pressure Cooker from Hawkins is an Anodized pressure cooker. Non-sticky cookers are not safe. Hence, Hawkins avoided nonstick features for its pressure cookers.
Is the steam whistle too loud? Does it emit some food?
Indeed, the steam whistle is a bit loud. I don’t know if it emits a bit of food when it goes off. I didn’t experience such a thing. You can get around the steam whistle problem if you like. Just follow the steps below.
- Set the pressure to the highest point until the water starts boiling and steam begins to flow out.
- Then lower the flames of your stove top.
- Pressure will build up but slowly. When the optimum pressure is near about reached, the whistle won’t sound. The cooking won’t be affected. Just monitor the time to figure out the exact time of lowering the pressure.
Takeaways from Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker Review
Every Pressure Cooker has good and bad sides. But given the size and the convenience, Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker wins it for me. It is a perfect small (depends on your choice of liters) pressure cooker for cramped kitchens.
Small size (if you choose between 2-4 liters) makes it easy to maintain and store. Plus, the safety mechanisms are impressive considering the size. Last but not the least, the looks are awesome. Just picture an elegant, black and stylish cooker in your kitchen. You can purchase it in small pressure cooker size or the larger ones. It depends on your preference.
It sits perfectly in sync with any type of kitchen interior, utensils or stove top of yours. Hawkins Futura Pressure Cooker Review is incomplete without your comments. Just leave a line or two mentioning what you think and your experience on using this pressure cooker.