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From: BobK (
Subject: Re: Guy - do you know what the difference is b/n the two Fissler models?
Date: January 13, 2005 at 5:01 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Guy - do you know what the difference is b/n the two Fissler models? posted by Guy on January 12, 2005 at 10:01 pm:

As I understand it Guy, you like the Fissler Royal because it has the
secondary valve which they call "Euromatic" with attendant virtues that you have described. Is this valve automatic, i.e. does it close automatically after a period of time or when temperature reaches a certain level or must it be manually closed by hand? The literature at Espitech implies to me that the valve closes automatically. Comparing the description of the models Magic and Blue Point at the Espitech web site seems to imply to me that the Magic is a basic pressure cooker without the Euromatic valve and possibly only has the single pressure level. Anyway they do not specifically mention two pressures in the Magic description and do so in the description of the Blue Point model as well as the Euromatic valve on the Blue Point.
So before I bought a Magic from Espitech I would be sure to find out if it does have the Euromatic valve and if it does offer the two pressure settings. Take a look at the picture of the Magic model at the below website and contrast that to the picture of the Magic model on the Espitech website.

There is a large difference in appearence,for instance the picture at the above website shows what looks like a rotary valve on the right side of the handle, the one at the newstartcenter also specifically mentions two pressures and the Eurovalve.

It strikes me that the main difference between the Blue Point and Royal Vitavit is the valves used to set pressure, the Royal Vitavit has a rotary mechanism for selecting pressure and the Blue Point has the rod like a Kuhn Rikon or a Magefessa.

The Magefessa Super Rapid has a manual locking valve in the handle
which allows the pressure cooker to vent until the valve is closed manually. This simultaneously locks the lid on the Magefessa.

Note also that the Fissler pressure settings are at 6 psi at low pressure and 12 psi at high pressure which are off the somewhat standard of 15 psi.

I hope this helps.


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