Tatung Company of America, Inc., part of the Tatung Company’s Global Network, is a reputable appliance manufacturer. Their experience as a leading provider of reliable and quality electronics (especially consumer rice cookers) applied to their line of electric pressure cookers.
This TPC-6LB model is one of the 3 electric pressure cookers in their current product line. Although the Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker was released in 2011, consumers like that it’s reliable, easy to use, quality built, reasonably priced, and comes with a removable stainless steel inner pot.
Since numerous brands manufacture pressure cookers, many readers often inquire our advice on a certain brand and if they’re trustworthy. So, let’s begin with a little background about Tatung Company.
Tatung Company is a publicly traded company, established in 1918. Current headquarters is in Taipei, Taiwan. A leading brand in manufacturing consumer and industrial appliances, energy systems, and wires & cables.
Tatung Company of America, Inc. is a part of the Tatung Company’s Global Network, established in 1972 in USA. They specialize in manufacturing a wide range of consumer appliances such as rice cookers, air conditioners, air fryer, as well as interactive display monitors.
Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker Product Overview
We evaluate pressure cookers based on 10 product characteristics – Functionality, Control panel, Ergonomics Design, Inner Pot, Cooking Performance & Efficiency, Warranty, Safety, Accessories, Size/Capacity, and Price.
Multi-Functional: Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker is a multi-functional cooker. Besides pressure cooking, you can use this versatile appliance as a Rice Cooker, Porridge Maker, Steamer, Warmer, and Soup & Stew Maker. Time to say goodbye to your rice cooker! 😛
Preset Programs: This model offers 10 preset cooking functions + 3 texture selections.
Delay Timer: Amazing feature if you like to plan your meal ahead! You can delay the cooking for up to 24 hours by setting the timer. Once the cooking is done, it’ll automatically switch to keep warm mode until you’re ready to serve the food.
Saute/Browning Function: A downside is this model lacks a Sauté/Browning function. We recommended Tatung to add this function to their future models. 🙂
2. Control Panel
The TPC-6LB’s LED display with a digital touch pad panel is large, user-friendly, and straight forward. Each preset cooking function has their own button. You can also manually select a cooking time (up to 99-minutes) by pressing the Cook Time Demand button.
3. Mechanical Ergonomics Design
Venting Knob: The venting knob’s design is easy-to-spot with a light grey arrow pointing towards the venting/sealing position. However, having 2 venting positions (left & right) make it a bit hard to tell if the knob locked properly in sealing position (center). *Tatung’s newer model TPC-6MDB has addressed this issue.
Floating Valve: As you can see from the above picture, it’s difficult to tell if the pressure cooker is up to pressure with the floating valve’s design. *Tatung’s newer model TPC-6MDB replaced the floating valve with a visible red valve that sticks out.
Lid Cover: As for the lid cover, it’s sturdy and quality built. One area for improvement is the cover handle. We found it slightly difficult to tilt the cover away from us when we open it. *Tatung’s newer model TPC-6MDB has addressed this issue.
Exterior: We appreciate how the two handles on both left and right make it easier to carry the pressure cooker.
4. Inner Pot
We are hardcore stainless steel fans! Since this pressure cooker’s removable inner pot is made of high quality 3-ply stainless steel, it’s durable and you don’t have to worry about health concerns from non-stick coating. This definitely added bonus points for us!
5. Cooking Performance & Efficiency
We conducted a Standard Performance Test Run:
Altitude: close to sea level Liquid: 1 cup cold running tap water test Pressure: High Pressure Result: 5 minutes 57 seconds to get up to pressure
Purchase of TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker comes with 1 year parts and labor warranty.
Many non-pressure cooker users often ask us “Are pressure cookers safe? We’re terrified to use it. Won’t it explode?”
Modern pressure cookers manufactured by reputable brands like Tatung Company are very safe and easy to use. Plus, this model has 10 UL Certified Proven Safety Mechanisms to prevent accidents from happening.
Chinese and English insert with Brown rice, Soup, and Congee cooking instructions
Recipe book with 13 Chinese recipes
In the box, you’ll also find a Rice Measuring Cup, Soup Ladle, and Rice Spatula.
Current electric pressure cookers’ sizes range from 3 quarts to 12 quarts in volume. This TPC-6LB is 6 Litres (6.3 Quarts), 13.80″ H x 12.60″ W x 12.60″ D (Inner Pot: 6″ H x 8.5″ W x 8.5″ D) and weighs 14 pounds. Great size for couples and small families.
For the same price of a decent rice cooker, you can purchase this versatile multi-functional pressure cooker to help you cook faster and easier. Great value for the price!
+ Reputable Company + 10 Proven Safety Mechanisms + High quality 3-ply Stainless Steel Inner Pot + User-Friendly Control Panel + Versatile + Quality Built + Easy to Use
Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker Cons
– No sauté/browning function – Some mechanical ergonomic designs (Cover, venting knob, floating valve) need improvements *Tatung’s new model TPC-6MDB has addressed these issues and made significant improvements on them.
Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker Customer Ratings
This Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker received an average of 4.4/5 Stars across various online retailers.
Who Should Buy this Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker?
Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker is suitable for those who are:
New to pressure cooking
Value simplicity & convenience
Want an easy-to-use multi-functional appliance
Want a stainless steel inner pot
Busy parents, working couples, elderly, or college students
Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker Review Summary
Tatung Company is a reputable manufacturer of quality appliances including their electric pressure cookers. We enjoyed using this Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker as it is reliable, safe & easy to use, versatile, reasonably priced, and of course the stainless steel inner pot!
Tatung TPC-6LB 6 Liters Electric Pressure Cooker Specifications & Features
Tatung Company of America, Inc.
Electric Pressure Cooker
70 kPa / 10.15 psi (Single Setting: High Pressure Mode)
Disclaimer: Thank you Tatung Company of America, Inc. for providing us with this Tatung TPC-6LB 6 Liters Electric Pressure Cooker review unit in exchange for our honest and unbiased review. All opinions, photos, and test results are ours.