Hawkins pressure cooker comes in varying sizes and numerous models with its own distinct features. That is why, it is hard to make a general review of their products. They have the simple and classic ones yet they also have the top of the line 100% stainless steel with multi-safety features. The product is originally from the largest cookware manufacturer in India so it has a great background itself. If you want to stick to the brand, you have to identify first what you actually your actual purpose with your pressure cooker and want you want to achieve with it so you can choose which model suit you best. However, the product is very affordable ($20-$80) for those who are on a budget.
Hawkins pressure cooker is a product of by Hawkins Cookers Limited, the largest cookware manufacturer in India. They carry other brand names such as Futura, Contura and Ventura and exports their products to more than 60 countries worldwide.
Each pressure cooker made by Hawkins has an inside fitting lid and pressure-locked for safety which they compared to a jetliner door. The Futura pressure cooker , comes in two types, the black-finish which is hard anodized making it absorb heat better and the Futura stainless steel which has a base with aluminum disc sandwiched in between the stainless steel for even heat distribution. They are both suitable gas, electric, ceramic and halogen cooktops. The classic Hawkins pressure cooker is the popular and best-selling because of their features, benefits and price. They resembled the old school pressure cooker but has been kept up to date by the latest innovations and improvements like the pressure regulating system, safety valve and stay cool handles. They are recommended for use only on gas stoves.
The Hawkins Big Boy pressure cooker is designed to cook large quantities of food suitable for restaurants and other commercial use. The other model, the Hawkins Contura pressure cooker has rounded sides with wider yet shorter body for easy stirring, better visibility and easy removal of food. It is a scientific fact that black surfaces absorb heat more efficiently, thus the creation of Hawkins Ekobase which has a hard anodised black base that absorbs heat quickly and evenly. The double-thick heavy gauge base can be use for light frying before pressure cooking. For health conscious individuals, the Hawkins Ventura Pressure Cooker is advisable as it has the capacity to cook food in pure steam because of its patented air ventile that expels air automatically. It has a modern graceful shape with sloping sides and wide mouth making it easy to handle food. Other models are the Hawkins Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker which is 100% stainless steel made and the Miss Mary pressure cooker sets.