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The best pressure cookers in Malaysia 2021 can transform the way you feel about cooking! In particular, electric pressure cookers!

These can serve as an all-in-one appliance. And many have a preset timer so you can start cooking before you go to work. And come back to a warm meal!

So what are you waiting for? Dive into these reviews on the top pressure cookers in Malaysia!

Stove Top VS Electric Pressure Cooker

2 types of pressure cookers exist in the Malaysian market – the stove top and the electric pressure cookers!

What’s the difference?

From the name, you can tell that the stove top pressure cookers need an external heat source (i.e. your stove). While electric pressure cookers have their own heat source.

The bulkier electric pressure cookers take more time to cook than the stove tops. But unlike the stove top pressure cookers, you can leave it on its own without monitoring!

Something else to note:

Stove top pressure cookers can be used as regular pots too!

In short:

Electric pressure cookers are best for:

  • Busy people
  • Big kitchens
  • Inexperienced cooks

Stovetop Pressure Cookers are best for:

  • Anyone who likes full control of what they’re cooking
  • Small kitchens
  • Long term use (i.e. can be repaired)

10 Best Pressure Cookers In Malaysia 2021

Now, let’s see what the top pressure cookers in the market are!

  • Best Overall Pressure Cooker – Tefal CY601D Home Chef Smart Pressure Cooker
  • Best Large Capacity Pressure Cooker (Gas Stove) – Butterfly Gas Pressure Cooker
  • Best Large Capacity Pressure Cooker (Electric) – Russell Taylors PC-80 Dual Pot Pressure Cooker
  • Best Pressure Cooker For Gas Stove – Butterfly Gas Pressure Cooker
  • Best Pressure Cooker For Busy Households – Birkeshire PC-261-M Digital Multi Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker
  • Best Pressure Cooker With Stainless Steel Pot – Midea MY-12LS605A Pressure Cooker or Primada PC610 Pressure Cooker
  • Best Budget Pressure Cooker – MMX – Ewant YBD6-100 Multi-Functional Electric Pressure
  • Best Pressure Cooker For Beginners – Sharp KQ-A60-RD Pressure Cooker
  • Best Pressure Cooker (With Many Online Recipes) – Tefal CY601D Home Chef Smart Pressure Cooker
  • Best Stylish Pressure Cooker (Small Capacity) – Primada Special Edition Intelligent Pressure Cooker MPC2550

1. Philips HD2139 Electric Pressure Cooker

Straightforward use comes with the Philips HD2139 Electric Pressure Cooker.  This pressure cooker is great for newbies as the functions are user friendly and it comes with multiple preset cooking modes.

It has an inner pot of scratch-proof aluminum alloy and non-stick coating.

The automatic pressure lock and release system leaves you free to do other things while you wait for your meal to cook!

This pressure cooker also cooks fast and can cut down your usual cooking time by half:

 A risotto recipe that would normally take an hour, takes the Philips HD2139 Electric Pressure Cooker only 5- 10 minutes to cook. With the same delicious outcome!

But the baking and searing functions do not work as expected and require a bit of trial and error. So you may want to do a bit of experimenting with a small portion beforehand.

On the other hand, Philips HD2139 Electric Pressure Cooker is an all-in-one kitchen appliance and you can even sauté in it with the lid off!

Ultimately saving you money and counter space from getting other appliances!

Philips HD2139 Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Type: Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 6L
  • Cord Length: 1.2m
  • Power: 1000W
  • Features: Preset timer, digital display, keep warm (24 hours)
  • Weight: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • What’s Included: measuring cup, spatula, scoop
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM370

Pros:

  • Cooks fast (e.g. soup takes 30 minutes)
  • Easy operation
  • Long keep warm capability
  • Has some preset recipes like red bean
  • Built-in safety features (e.g. twist-to-lock detachable handle)
  • Inner pot is removable

Cons:

  • No recipe book
  • Only one dish at a time
  • Have to register online for warranty
  • Not a stainless-steel pot
  • Baking and searing setting requires more time than stated

2. Russell Taylors PC-80 Dual Pot Pressure Cooker

Cooking time with the Russell Taylors PC-80 Dual Pot Pressure Cooker is quick as it will be able to tenderize bones in about 25 minutes!

However, there is no sound to indicate that cooking is done so you have to keep an eye on it.

Furthermore, the lid is hard to close (i.e. too tight) and may scratch the inside. If you don’t close it right, the noise from the pressure cooker will be louder too!

This 8L version can cook up to 1kg of basmati rice and is able to fit a 2/3 of a chicken in as well.

Along with 2 inner pots (non stick and stainless steel), there’s a handy steam rack too! It cooks enough for a household of ~6 pax. There’s a 6L version of this pressure cooker that looks similar (PC-60).

Either version comes with 8 cooking modes (e.g. beans, steam, cake, rice, fish, porridge, chicken, soup, etc):

So there is plenty of room for trying out different dishes. Although the cake mode does not seem to be long enough!

And because the manual is unhelpful, expect some trial and error during cooking.

Alternatively, look to YouTube for more guides and recipes. There are a lot for this particular pressure cooker model!

Promo video:

To conclude, go for the the Russell Taylors PC-80 Dual Pot Pressure Cooker if you do not mind experimenting based on the available recipe videos online.

And if you’d like even more cooking modes, we suggest the Birkeshire PC-261-M Digital Multi Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker which comes with 36 preset cooking options.

Russell Taylors PC-80 Dual Pot Pressure Cooker
  • Type: Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 8L
  • Power: n/a
  • Features: Timer, keep warm, preset menu, digital display, pressure release, etc
  • Weight: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • What’s Included: steam rack, measuring cup, spatula, scoop
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM330

Pros:

  • Comes with a warranty card
  • Cooks meat and soup well
  • Has a child lock
  • Cup measurements on the inner pots
  • Many recipe videos online
  • Pressure releases on its own for 5-10 minutes
  • Huge cooking capacity
  • Reasonably priced
  • Quick at cooking rice takes 15-20 minutes (porridge takes 20 minutes)

Cons:

  • No recipe book available
  • Average build quality (e.g. lid is very hard to close, dents easily, etc)
  • Manual (and button labels) is not clear
  • Cake mode is not accurate
  • No indicator for pressure (try to shift the lid, if it’s light and easy – there’s no more pressure)
  • Countdown only begins at optimal temperature
  • Does not alert you when cooking is done
  • Bulky
  • No pressure release button

3. Tefal CY601D Home Chef Smart Pressure Cooker

CY601D by Tefal (French cookware brand) houses a 1.5mm thick inner pot with a non-stick coating in a stylish black body.

In addition to the 15 set programs, there’re plenty of recipes you can follow off YouTube or the official website!

And for those who want to get creative, you can adjust the cook time and temperature yourself using the DIY option. But though you can adjust time and temperature, there is no manual pressure control.

If your recipe allows for it, add hot water to shorten the pressure build up time.

If you are cooking with a minimal amount of water, the Tefal CY601D Home Chef Smart Pressure Cooker has an auto steam release.

We find that the manual steam release (i.e. pressing the round button on top of the lid) of this pressure cooker to be safer than with other pressure cookers.

Since it doesn’t involve you putting your hands so close to the steam!

Admittedly, the Tefal CY601D Home Chef Smart Pressure Cooker is not cheap but is great if you’re looking for both a slow cooker and pressure cooker because this does both.

With its silent cooking function, safety protection and option to thicken sauce, you are getting a versatile cooking machine in your kitchen.

Recipe video:

Tefal CY601D Home Chef Smart Pressure Cooker
  • Type: Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 6L
  • Power: 1000W
  • Features: 15 pre-set programs, LED control panel, reheat, keep warm and pre-heat for 24 hours, slow cook, etc
  • Weight: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • What’s Included: steam tray, measuring cup, spatula, soup spoon, rice spoon
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM400

Pros:

  • Comes with a second inner pot of stainless steel
  • Pressure indicator
  • Safety protection
  • Versatile cooking
  • Silent operation
  • Uncomplicated
  • Option to thicken sauce
  • Has a manual pressure release button
  • Many online recipe videos to follow

Cons:

  • Reaches pressure slower than other slow cookers
  • Unable to select pressure level (i.e. have to rely on preset menu)
  • Quiet expensive

4. Midea MY-12LS605A Pressure Cooker

Featuring a stainless steel on the exterior as well as the inner pot (with measurement markings):

The Midea MY-12LS605A is great option for a durable pressure cooker.

However, instructions in the manual are not clear (i.e. poor English) and you are better off reading the Chinese instructions or watching an instructional video!

And with this particular model of the Midea pressure cooker, you don’t get to set the timer as all of them are already preset.

To get past the default cook time (2 hours), you will have to hit the texture button and change it to “faint scent”. Or stop the cooking manually by releasing the steam and opening the lid. But be careful!

While the functions are similar to other pressure cookers in this list, the Midea MY-12LS605A Pressure Cooker has a baby food cooking option. Baby porridge cooks in about 10 minutes!

On the other hand, there is no stir fry or sauté option like the Philips HD2139 Electric Pressure Cooker .So you will have to do that beforehand in a frying pan.

Given the functions and build quality of the Midea MY-12LS605A Pressure Cooker, the price is competitive!

Some people appreciate that the inner pot is stainless steel instead of the usual non-stick coating too!

However, if you need a pressure cooker that is similar to the Midea MY-12LS605A but with manual time settings, consider the MMX – Ewant YBD6-100 Multi-Functional Electric Pressure Cooker.

Midea MY-12LS605A Pressure Cooker
  • Type: Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 6L
  • Power: 1000W
  • Features: Safety features, 11 menu presets, power off memory function, timer (60 minutes)
  • Weight: 5.8kg
  • Dimensions: 335 x 335 x 315mm
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM215

Pros:

  • Pressure level indicator
  • Classic appearance
  • Automatic keep warm
  • Numerous safety features (e.g. overheat protection, pressure relief, etc)
  • High quality build
  • Reasonable price
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Uses a food grade stainless steel inner pot
  • With a dedicated baby porridge preset function

Cons:

  • Limited resources on how to use it and manual is not helpful
  • Can’t stir fry or sauté
  • Unable to set cooking timer (default is 2 hours)
  • No pressure release button

5. Birkeshire PC-261-M Digital Multi Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker

PC-261-M by Birkeshire (local brand) is an electric pressure cooker that allows you to manually control cook time and pressure.

With 36 cooking presets, the Birkeshire PC-261-M Digital Multi Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker has the most presets (out of all the pressure cookers in this list) further increasing its cooking versatility.

You can use it to sauté (brown function) food too! Or bake with it!

Consult the comprehensive manual with illustrations for more ideas on how to use the cooker!

The Birkeshire PC-261-M Digital Multi Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker is great for busy households that don’t have time to mess around with multiple settings. Since it has so many specific presets!

Furthermore, you are able to delay cooking time for up to 24 hours and keep your dish warm for up to 12 hours. These functions will come in handy for scheduling when you want your meals ready!

At the same time, you still have room to experiment and adjust the outcomes to your liking (i.e. adjustable cook time and pressure).

It has a lid stand and a spoon holder so you don’t need to put the hot lid down on your counter too.

Birkeshire PC-261-M Digital Multi Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker
  • Type: Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 6L
  • Power: 1000W
  • Features: Keep warm (12 hours), Delay timer (24 hours), 36 preset-menus, easy pressure release
  • Weight: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • What’s Included: Measuring cup, spoon
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM200

Pros:

  • No need to register for warranty
  • Affordable
  • 2 color choices: Obsidian Black / Champagne Gold
  • Detailed manual (illustrated too)
  • Cook time and pressure are adjustable
  • You can schedule cooking (i.e. with delay timer and keep warm)
  • Cooks fast (e.g. ~10 minutes for rice, red bean soup in 30 minutes, meat in 40 minutes)
  • Easy to use and wash
  • Don’t have to monitor the cooking process (i.e. one-button process)
  • Lid stand and spoon holder

Cons:

  • Average quality. Inclined to suffer damages to the exterior (e.g dents) during transportation
  • Intimidating for beginners
  • Can’t open the lid when boiling is in progress
  • Short power cable (and manual advises against using an extension cord)
  • No recipe booklet provided

6. Sharp KQ-A60-RD Pressure Cooker

To be fair, sometimes you just want something simple:

Especially if you don’t need all 36 functions that come with the Birkeshire PC-261-M Digital Multi Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker! In contrast, Sharp’s KQ-A60-RD doesn’t overdo it.

Rather, it only has basic set programs like rice, meat, soup, stew, etc. A recipe guide accompanies the pressure cooker too.

So if you are new to the pressure cooker game, the Sharp KQ-A60-RD Pressure Cooker could be the pressure cooker for you!

Especially because Sharp Malaysia has put out some official recipe videos (e.g. one pot rice, tomato pasta sauce, glutinous rice) to help you get started too!

Recipe video:

Unfortunately, there is no stir fry or sauté option so you will have to do that separately before placing it in the pressure cooker.

Keep in mind that this pressure cooker isn’t the easiest thing to clean as the inner lid isn’t detachable.

Sharp KQ-A60-RD Pressure Cooker
  • Type: Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 6L
  • Power: 980W
  • Features: Preset timer (24 hours), set programs, keep warm
  • Weight: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM250

Pros:

  • 2 inner pots – 1 non-stick pot and 1 stainless steel pot
  • Well-built
  • Auto-release of pressure for safety; you can release the pressure manuallytoo
  • Not too expensive
  • With official online recipe videos

Cons:

  • Inner lid is not removable
  • Can’t stir fry, bake or sauté

7. Primada Special Edition Intelligent Pressure Cooker MPC2550

Stir frying is only one of the 10 functions you can do with the Primada Special Edition Intelligent Pressure Cooker MPC2550. You can make cakes and steam food with it too!

This pressure cooker comes with a steaming rack as well as a glass lid that fits the steamer tray. Which gives you more cooking flexibility (i.e. different techniques and menu options).

Moreover, there is a manual time control as well as preset cooking time for up to 24 hours.

One awesome safety feature is that the manual steam and pressure release is via a button that is away from the steam vent! Similar to the Tefal CY601D Home Chef Smart Pressure Cooker.

However, this model does not have a stainless-steel pot or one that you can purchase separately.

So, if you are looking specifically for stainless steel pots, take a look at Midea MY-12LS605A Pressure Cooker instead.

While small at 2.5L, this irresistible mint-green pressure cooker is just the right size for a small household as it can produce a maximum of 5 cups of rice!

For those looking for something with a bit more volume and a few more functions in a similar price range, try the MMX – Ewant YBD6-100 Multi-Functional Electric Pressure Cooker!

Primada Special Edition Intelligent Pressure Cooker MPC2550
  • Type: Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 2.5L
  • Power: 600W
  • Features: Delay timer, Keep Warm (24 hours), 10 Menu Options
  • What’s Included: Non-stick pot, glass lid, stainless steel steamer, rice spoon, measuring cup
  • Weight: 3.2 kg
  • Dimensions: 24 x 22 x 28 cm
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM289

Pros:

  • Nonstick inner pot
  • Long warranty
  • Stylish
  • Comes with a steam rack and glass lid
  • You can schedule cooking (preset timer)

Cons:

  • Expensive for the size (~RM290)
  • No option for stainless steel pot for this model
  • Small cooking capacity

9. Primada PC6010 Pressure Cooker

Double-boiling and baking is possible with the Primada PC610! Using the free scratch-proof 304 stainless steel pot!

You can also peel off the silicon gasket from the rim of the lid to wash it as needed!

With 9 menu buttons, you will get your fair share of cooking options with this cooker. And with a large 6L capacity, you can cook up to 12 cups of rice.

Unlike the Primada Special Edition Intelligent Pressure Cooker MPC2550 however:

This pressure cooker does not come with a pressure release button. So you need to use something long to manually release the valve.

With such a large price tag though, the Primada PC610 may not be the pressure cooker for you if you’re on a budget. Instead, consider the cheaper and similar-sized Midea MY-12LS605A Pressure Cooker.

In addition, since there are hardly any recipe videos online, we would not suggest the Primada PC610 for beginners!

Primada PC6010 Pressure Cooker
  • Type: Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 6L
  • Power: 1000W
  • Features: 9 set functions, preset timer, keep warm (24 hours)
  • Weight: 5.5kg
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • What’s Included: rice spoon, measuring cup, steam rack, instruction manual
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM500

Pros:

  • With warranty card and long warranty (2 years)
  • Saves time on cooking
  • 2 pots (1 non stick, 1 stainless steel with a glass lid)
  • Large cooking capacity
  • You can bake with it
  • Functions work well (including baking)

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • No pressure release button
  • Few online resources for recipes

9. MMX – Ewant YBD6-100 Multi-Functional Electric Pressure

Beginner-friendly YBD6-100 by Ewant has basic functions and more. Like a delay timer. And preset timing control! Which you can select from the LED display.

It’s easy to use and the build quality is not bad:

The outside (brushed stainless steel) is resistant to fingerprints! While the inner pot has a non-stick coating for effortless cleaning!

There are 9 safety features including a safety lock and an open lid protection system. But, this pressure cooker has no manual pressure release button so tread carefully.

Unlike the Sharp KQ-A60-RD Pressure Cooker, the MMX – Ewant YBD6-100 Multi-Functional Electric Pressure Cooker is able to bake, stir-fry, sauté as well as steam food (the steaming plate is provided).

Besides that, you can use it for making yoghurt!

If you usually cook a lot of red meats, this pressure cooker will save you loads of time! It is able to tenderize meats such as beef, mutton, and duck in less than 40 minutes.

A tip when cooking soup is to use either the multigrain setting or the porridge setting. If you are still unsure, consult the handy recipe book that comes with this pressure cooker!

MMX - Ewant YBD6-100 Multi-Functional Electric Pressure
  • Type: Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 6L
  • Power: n/a
  • Features: LED display, keep warm (automatic), 8 set programs, 9 safety features
  • Weight: n/a
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • What’s Included: rice paddle, measuring cup, recipe book, manual, steam rack
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM200

Pros:

  • Saute, double-boil, bake and steaming options
  • Delay timer for 24 hours
  • Detachable lid
  • Affordable considering the quality and features
  • Easy to use
  • Cooks meat well
  • Switches to keep warm automatically
  • Comes with a recipe book

Cons:

  • Some may find that there’re too few preset programs
  • Manual is not easy to understand
  • No manual pressure release button
  • Can’t adjust the pressure level

10. Butterfly Gas Pressure Cooker

Go back to basics with this Malaysian brand pressure cooker. It’s budget-friendly too.

This model comes in different sizes from 4.5L to 16.5L. The latter is great if you are planning to cook large batches of food at once. Perfect for small F&B businesses.

However, we do caution that this pressure cooker is more suited to experienced users. There aren’t any controls or timers, and thus it requires close monitoring. Limiting your ability to multitask.

The lid is tight (as it should be) but it can be difficult to close with just one hand. You will have to hold down one end while holding on to the handle. Especially if the contents of the pot are light.

Also, as you can imagine, the bigger the pot, the heavier the lid is!

While it can be used as a regular pot, the Butterfly Gas Pressure Cooker does not come with a separate lid for more versatile cooking (purchase separately).

Moreover, since the original lid of the Butterfly Gas Pressure Cooker is not transparent, you will have to carefully lift it to check on the condition of your dish from time to time.

All things considered, if you prefer to manually control temperature and cooking time, and have no need for preset functions:

The Butterfly Gas Pressure Cooker is one of the best pressure cookers for gas stoves!

Watch it in action:

Butterfly Gas Pressure Cooker
  • Type: Gastop Pressure Cooker
  • Capacity: 4.5L, 5.5L, 8.5L, 11L, 16.5L
  • Features: Aluminium Housing + Advance Coating Technology
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM74 – RM146

Pros:

  • Local brand which makes it easy to find in stores
  • Budget friendly
  • Multiple sizes available
  • Self-locking valve for a safer cooking experience
  • Straightforward functions
  • Thick aluminum body to ensure even heating and durability

Cons:

  • Takes up stove top space
  • Needs monitoring (i.e. lid is not transparent)and manual intervention

Why You Should Get A Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers may look similar to rice cookers and food steamers but they do have benefits of their own:

  1. They cook faster
  2. High cooking versatility
  3. Save on electricity and gas
  4. Lock in more nutrition and flavor
  5. Easy and safe to use
  6. Keep your kitchen clean

What they can’t do, is produce food that is similar to deep fried food. In that case, you can also check out multi-cookers or the best air fryers in Malaysia!

How To Choose A Pressure Cooker

Don’t waste your money with a useless appliance that takes up precious space in your kitchen!

Look for the following features before you buy a pressure cooker:

  • Pressure indicator – how else would you know that it’s done?
  • Size – For a mid-sized family of 5, a 6L pressure cooker will be sufficient.
  • Material – Always go for stainless steel. It lasts much longer than aluminum.
  • Replacements parts (e.g. gasket) – Can you find them easily?
  • Steam valve – to release pressure when needed; might be more than one
  • Min and max line (self explanatory)
  • Locking mechanism – manual/automatic
  • Easy to clean – including the pressure valves

How Much Does A Pressure Cooker Cost?

Pressure cooker prices in Malaysia fall between RM100 to RM1,000.

As you can guess, the electric pressure cookers are often more costly than the stove-tops!

How To Take Care Of Your Pressure Cooker

The key component in any pressure cooker is the rubber ring around the inside rim of the lid! It’s called a gasket and may also be made of silicone or plastic.

Be mindful not to damage it as this is what really keeps the steam from escaping!

When not in use, store it carefully in a separate place. Avoid deforming it by washing it in lukewarm water. Instead of using the dishwasher!

Other than this:

  • Never fill up your cooker past the maximum limit! Take expansion of the food (i.e. grains, beans, etc) into consideration too.
  • Make sure you use enough liquid. Longer times need more liquid (e.g. >10 minutes, 2 cups)

Conclusion

When you have the best pressure cooker in Malaysia 2021, you can achieve tasty meals with half the effort! Whether you choose a stove top or electric pressure cooker!

A high quality pressure cooker does not come cheap. Our personal favorite is the Tefal CY601D Home Chef Smart Pressure Cooker – it’s pricey but safe, well made, and versatile with many reliable recipes to follow too!

Janice

Janice is the editor for BestBuyGet.com. Wanted to be an author as a kid, got a D in English (First Language), but somehow now a content writer with an engineering background. Bakes, does yoga, plays the piano, reads, and most other introverted indoor hobbies. Also an active volunteer at Zero Waste Malaysia.