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Jeri L | Oct 17, 2010 08:52 AM

I've pretty much decided that Fagor is the most bang for the buck for my first pressure cooker, but I'm confused by all the choices. Two big questions:

What is the advantage of having a second pressure setting? If you have one with two settings, how often do you use the lower one?

How useful is a 4 quart pot? I cook for two, but I think for most pressure cooked dishes I'd be planning on leftovers. I like the idea of the multi pot sets (with a 4 and either 6 or 8 quart pot) but with the 2/3 rule wonder how often the smaller pot would be large enough. Is the 4 quart large enough to, say, cook a pound of dry beans?

Thanks for your help!

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