So i've been researching pressure cookers for several days and have narrowed my choices down to a few Fagor options. I was first opposed to "sets" that come with a large and a smaller pot, but I now think that there will be plenty of times where a smaller pot would be faster/easier to deal with - maybe even MOST of the time. Right now I'm cooking only for myself and my wife - but add a child to that once my 1 year old is eating more adult food than just a few bites of our dinner! I'd also like the option of something a bit larger than we need in case I want to do larger batches of stuff for freezing, have company over for dinner, etc. I'd love to list off what i'd like to DO with the pressure cooker, but the truth is that I am just looking for more, easier ways to make dinner! We eat terribly at the moment and are trying to fix that before the youngster gets old enough to take up our bad habits!
So the two lines I'm looking at are the Fagor Duo and the Fagor Futuro. I like the idea of the Futuro being made in Spain as i've read the quality control seems a bit more consistent. That's a big deal for me because i'm into buying things ONCE! ;) It comes in single pots (4qt, 6qt and 10qt I think?) as well as a set of 4qt and 6qt. The Duo set is similar, but the "set" has a 4qt and replaces the 6qt with an 8qt. So the size is something i'm still unsure of - still need some guidance there!
It seems that, although I haven't noticed it mentioned anywhere, the Futuro actually has two DIFFERENT 6qt pots. The 6qt pot they sell as a single has a bulb shape on the bottom while the one in the set is "straight." It looks as if the one in the set was redesigned to allow for better nesting of the two pots. That's a great feature, but I'm wondering what i'm giving up by not having the contoured (bellied) pot. I have to imagine it provides SOME benefit, otherwise why bother making two separate pots?