The Classic is Hawkins’ largest-selling, most popular range of pressure cookers - perhaps because of its attractive combination of features, benefits and price. This range was the first to be introduced by Hawkins and has been kept up to date by numerous innovations and improvements over the years. The latest improvement, introduced in 2005, is a superior pressure regulating system that controls pressure to a narrower, more efficient range, reduces sprouting of frothy foods (such as dal) and is easier to insert and remove.
The Contura has a unique body with rounded sides for easier stirring, better visibility and easy removal of food. For difficult dishes which require a lot of stirring, the Contura is the ideal cooker. Stay-cool handles. Recommended for use on gas stoves.
The hard anodised models have all the features and benefits of the Hawkins Contura Pressure Cooker in a hard anodised body and stainless steel lid. The beautiful, durable black finish given by 60 micron thick hard anodising has two benefits. It makes the pressure cooker absorb heat faster, making it more energy-efficient. And the pressure cooker stays looking new for years. Recommended for use on gas stoves.
A beautiful combination of form and function, Futura is the only pressure cooker in the world to have been displayed by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Futura cooks on average 46% faster than a microwave oven. The beautiful, durable black finish given by 60 micron thick hard anodising has two benefits. It makes the pressure cooker absorb heat faster making it more energy-efficient. And the pressure cooker stays looking new for years. The unique pressure regulating system gives you the convenience of finger-tip pressure release and prevents clogging of the steam vent. The double-thick base stays flat, heats evenly and is ideal for light frying before pressure cooking. Suitable for gas, electric, ceramic and halogen cooktops.
The Induction Compatible Hawkins Contura Black XT Pressure Cooker has all the features of the Hawkins Contura Black Pressure Cooker. Additionally, permanently attached to the 4.88 mm thick base is a plate of AISI 430 grade magnetic stainless steel which makes the cooker Induction Compatible. The Xtra Thick base heats quickly and retains heat well. Suitable for use on all domestic gas, electric, halogen, ceramic and induction cooktops.
The Bigboy range has been specially designed to cook large quantities of food quickly and economically. It is most useful in restaurants, hotels, canteens in factories, hospitals, schools and colleges. Also, canteens in many civil or military government establishments are using the Hawkins Bigboy. Actual cooking trials in 22 litre Bigboy pressure cookers show that there is a saving of 46% to 57% in gas consumption when cooking 15 to 16 kg of tur dal, chana masala and mutton masala. These quantities will cook in 29 to 48 minutes and would serve 50 to 100 persons. The savings in fuel alone will pay for the Bigboy pressure cooker in less than a year. The 18 and 22 litre Bigboy pressure cookers have a pair of sturdy lifting handles attached to the sides of the pressure cooker for convenience in handling the heavy weight carried by such pressure cookers. The plastic handles of all Bigboy pressure cookers are made from reinforced fibreglass for extra strength. Similarly, all other components of Bigboy pressure cookers are made for heavy duty. A chain is attached to the vent weight to prevent loss in busy kitchens.