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The best pressure cookers to speed up dinnertimes

Free up kitchen counter space with these designs from John Lewis, Ikea, Currys and Wayfair

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Cut down your cooking times with our guide to the best pressure cookers. (Getty)

One of the best ways to free up kitchen counter space is with a pressure cooker.

They take a fraction of the time to cook up tasty meals compared to an electric oven and are even faster than the hob.

Perfect if you like speedy meals at all times, they often double up slow cookers and steamers, and some even include an air fryer.

There's no shortage of designs to shop, but instead of scrolling through hundreds of products online, we've compiled our top-rated models.

Our roundup has something for everyone, whether you're looking to prepare large family meals or save money by batch cooking.

The best pressure cookers for cutting down cooking times

Instant Pot Instant Pressure Cooker & Airfryer | £159.99 from John Lewis

John Lewis pressure cooker and air fryer
One happy shopper said: "The pressure cooking feature makes cooking cheaper cuts of meat so easy and quick, with lovely tender results, thus saving money on both ingredients and energy."

This one appliance is both a pressure cooker and air fryer in one. The former offers six wet cooking functions to pressure cook, sauté, steam, slow cook, sous vide and warm, while the air fryer can roast, bake, grill and dehydrate. Designed for ease of use and convenience, its parts are dishwasher safe too.

NINJA Foodi Max OP500UK Multi Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer | £249 from Currys

Ninja pressure cooker
This Ninja appliance is highly rated for its ease of use, dishwasher safe pot and extensive cooking functions.

There's over 3,000 reviews of this Ninja device, and it's popular for good reason. Perfect for keeping food tender and crisp, it can air fry, grill, slow cook and pressure cook with its 7.5L pot, which is also dishwasher safe. What more could you want?

13 in 1 Push-Button 6L Electric Pressure Cooker | £59.99 from Wayfair

Wayfair pressure cooker
One happy shopper said about this pressure cooker: "Every kitchen needs one, this product is simply amazing, pot roast in 25mins!"

With 13 different cooking functions, dishwasher safe parts, over-pressure protection, automatic internal pressure relief and keep warm ability, there's little this pressure cooker can't do to make mealtimes more efficient.

Tefal Turbo Cuisine CY754840 10-in-1 Multi Electric Pressure Cooker | £129 from John Lewis

Tefal pressure cooker
This Tefal pressure cooker is up to three times faster than traditional cookware, gas and electric stoves.

This super speedy pressure cooker has 10 cooking functions, a spacious 5L bowls and a built-in soup maker. Despite its large size, it delivers even heat distribution and circulation for perfectly cooked meals every time.

Sage fast slow go multi cooker | £169.95 from Sage Appliances

Sage pressure cooker
This Sage appliance has a large 6L stainless steel cooking bowl, perfect for big families.

There's a whopping 14 functions on this design from Sage, and you're only the click of a button away from a delicious dinner. For example it can be used to pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, steam, stew, make risotto and more, and it comes with a detailed instruction manual and free-to-download recipe book.

Prestige Smart+ Hard Anodised Stovetop Pressure Cooker | £100 from John Lewis

Prestige pressure cooker
This Prestige pressure cooker is made from super-sturdy aluminium.

One happy customer gave this pressure cooker a rave review: "Replaced a very old pressure cooker with this non stick version. I am absolutely delighted with it, I have cooked the most delicious stews and casseroles in it... I would highly recommend this item."

Duromatic Inox Pressure Cooker Side Grips | £169.37 from Kuhn Rikon

This pressure cooker can be used on all heat sources, including induction hobs.
This pressure cooker can be used on all heat sources, including induction hobs.

This sleek cookware can be operated directly through its display or via its app, and is three times faster than conventional cooking on a gas oven or hob. Whether you want to make casseroles, curries, pot roasts or risotto, it can do every meal you can think of.

Ikea 365+ Pressure cooker | £59 from Ikea

Ikea pressure cooker
This 6L pressure cooker is ideal for larger households.

If you're shopping on a budget, Ikea's pressure cooker is a great option. It can reduce cooking time by half, and cook up a flavourful feast using less energy too. Made from durable stainless steel, it's designed with two cooking settings so you can easily switch between cooking meat and vegetables.

Crock Pot 5.6L Express Multi-Cooker | £99.99 from Lakeland

Crock Pot pressure cooker
This Crock Pot pressure cooker comes with a recipe book for ample inspiration for mealtimes.

This Crock Pot designs boasts a 4L cooking capacity, safety-lock lid, delay timer, keep warm function and the ability to pressure cook, steam, sauté and slow cook. For less than £100, what's not to love?

Tower T80213 Aluminium Pressure Cooker | £59.99 from Wayfair

Tower pressure cooker
The removable pot in this Tower pressure cooker is easy to clean, simply pop it in the dishwasher.

There's rave reviews for this stovetop pressure cooker, and it's not hard to see why. It can be used to brown, boil, steam, braise, stew, and roast vegetables, meat, fish and even fruit and grains. The large 6L capacity is easy to clean and perfect for big families, while using less energy and saving you cooking time.

Nutri Pot 6L Electric Pressure Cooker | £104.99 from Wayfair

Wonderchef pressure cooker
This pressure cooker is seven kitchen appliances in one and comes with a free recipe book.

Boasting an array of impressive features, this Nutri Pot design is worthy of a spot in your kitchen. It has a hard-anodised inner pot which ensures even heat distribution and faster cooking, while the keep warm function and 24-hour delay timer allows you to program exactly when it should start cooking and when what's inside will be ready to eat.

Tefal Cook4me 6L Electric Pressure Cooker | £205.07 from Wayfair

Tefal pressure cooker
This pressure cooker from Tefal has 100 built-in recipes to work your way through.

This Tefal appliance has rave reviews from Wayfair shoppers, who love its convenience, speedy cooking times and ease of use. One customer wrote, "It surprised my how easy it is to cook in this appliance. Beef was ready in 35 minutes of cooking! You just put everything in and close the lid, simply like that. I just love it!"