Lagostina is a premium cookware brand from Italy. Since 1901, Lagostina’s core values of impeccable Italian craftsmanship, high-quality materials, technological innovation, and elegant design have endured.
Flexible Pressure Cooking: the operating valve allows you to choose between 2 pressure cooking settings (High Pressure & Low Pressure). The pressure levels (PSI) are almost identical to Instant Pot’s pressure levels. This means you can use any Instant Pot Recipes without adjustments!
We know we’re comparing apples and oranges, but just to give you an idea:
7.4 Qt Lagostina Pressure Cooker: 5.09 lbs
6 Qt Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker: 14.6 lbs
4. Performance & Efficiency
a) Lagostina Stovetop Pressure Cooker Water Test
We measured the temperatures during two High Pressure water tests. The peak temperatures registered at Off Rack: 240.3°F and On a Rack: 230.1°F. These measurements are very similar to the ones we’ve got from our Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cookers.
b) Better Browning
Browning food in the Lagostina Pressure Cooker is like browning in a skillet, so it’s more efficient than browning food in electric pressure cookers.
As we opened the lid of the Lagostina Pressure Cooker, the full size steamer basket caught us by surprise. It’s made of high quality stainless-steel. 🙂
It also came with a user manual, a recipe book (10 recipes developed and tested by their chef), and a BPA-free plastic measuring cup.
The price of this Lagostina Pressure Cooker is certainly not on the economical side.
However, considering the quality, design, durability, and functionality, the price is well justified.
Besides, it can double up as a quality pot for stovetop cooking, and a beautiful serving pot. 😉
Direct words from the Manual: Lagostina guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use, and following care instructions. This guarantee related to the metal base of the Domina Vitamin. For other parts, a 2 year parts and labor guarantee is provided (except where applicable law in your own country states otherwise). This guarantee covers any manufacturing defects.
High quality built & beautiful sleek design
2 Pressure Cooking Settings
Flexible: compatible with most heat sources including induction
Don’t need any silicone sealing rings
Easy to use, clean, store, and carry
Pressure Level: The maximum pressure level is lower than the standard 15 PSI of many Stovetop Pressure Cookers in the market.
Price: Price is slightly on the higher side in the pressure cooking industry.
Innovative Lid: You might get slightly frustrated using the innovative lid « Easy Opening » system in the first few tries, as it’s not as simple as covering the pot with a straightforward lid. However, after some practices and getting used to the system, it’s easy.
Convenience: For those who enjoy the “set-it-and-forget-it” convenience of an electric pressure cooker may not like stovetop pressure cookers as much because it’ll require more attention.
Who Should Buy Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker?
Pressure Cooking Newbies: Easy and simple enough to use for someone new to pressure cooking
Durable: If you want a high quality pressure cooker that lasts a long time, this is it!
Relatively Compact: Good for those that may be tight on counter space or shelf space, but need to cook for a medium-sized family.
Versatile: Great if you like a cookware that can do more than one thing & be able to use on different heat sources.
Disclaimer: Thank you Lagostina for providing us with this Lagostina Domina Vitamin Stovetop Pressure Cooker review unit in exchange for our honest and unbiased review. All opinions, photos, and test results are ours.