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GoWISE 4th-Generation Review

The GoWise 14 Qt is the largest pressure cooker in our comparison, with the ability to handle more than double the amount of food of other pressure cookers while still providing fast cook times.

Our Verdict

The extra-large capacity of this device coupled with its ease of use and wide range of abilities and relatively fast cooking times make it an ideal option for home get-togethers and family events.

For

  • It offers 12 preset options and comes with a heating plate, recipe book and rice scooper.

Against

  • It doesn’t come with a steam rack.
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In our testing, the GoWise’s pot roast, while decent, was tougher and drier than many other pressure cookers’.

In our testing, the GoWise’s pot roast, while decent, was tougher and drier than many other pressure cookers’.
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The 14-quart GoWise comes with a measuring cup, rice spoon, recipe book and heating plate.

The 14-quart GoWise comes with a measuring cup, rice spoon, recipe book and heating plate.
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GoWise’s recipe book features colorful pictures and gives instructions for your device.

GoWise’s recipe book features colorful pictures and gives instructions for your device.
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GoWise’s heating plate features a handle so you can lift it out of the pot easier.

GoWise’s heating plate features a handle so you can lift it out of the pot easier.
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All of the accessories that come with the GoWise 14-Quart pressure cooker need to be hand washed.

All of the accessories that come with the GoWise 14-Quart pressure cooker need to be hand washed.
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GoWise gives you nine preset food buttons and three cooking methods to use.

GoWise gives you nine preset food buttons and three cooking methods to use.
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There are handles on either side of the GoWise to make it easier to transport and lift.

There are handles on either side of the GoWise to make it easier to transport and lift.
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The handle on the lid makes it easier to lock and unlock GoWise.

The handle on the lid makes it easier to lock and unlock GoWise.
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The GoWise’s inner pot is a ceramic coated stainless-steel. It cannot be washed in a dishwasher, but it is relatively easy to clean by hand.

The GoWise’s inner pot is a ceramic coated stainless-steel. It cannot be washed in a dishwasher, but it is relatively easy to clean by hand.
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GoWise covers this device with a one-year warranty.

GoWise covers this device with a one-year warranty.
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Surprisingly, this large pressure cooker had one of the fastest overall rice cooking times, taking only 23 and a half minutes from start to finish.

Surprisingly, this large pressure cooker had one of the fastest overall rice cooking times, taking only 23 and a half minutes from start to finish.
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You use the GoWise’s knob to turn the valve to the steam release position.

You use the GoWise’s knob to turn the valve to the steam release position.
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The cord is not detachable so you will want to be careful when storing the GoWise.

The cord is not detachable so you will want to be careful when storing the GoWise.
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The 14-quart GoWise pressure cooker weighs 20.3 pounds, so it is harder to transport and lift.

The 14-quart GoWise pressure cooker weighs 20.3 pounds, so it is harder to transport and lift.
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In addition to offering this 14-quart size, GoWise also offers five other pot capacities to choose from.

In addition to offering this 14-quart size, GoWise also offers five other pot capacities to choose from.
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You will want to clean the GoWise’s condensation cup regularly so the device can work correctly.

You will want to clean the GoWise’s condensation cup regularly so the device can work correctly.

The GoWise 14 Qt is the largest pressure cooker in our comparison, with the ability to handle more than double the amount of food of other pressure cookers while still providing fast cook times. This makes it ideal for family reunions or gatherings where you’re expecting to feed roughly 10-15 people. It runs on 1600 watts, which is more power than the other pressure cookers in our comparison, but considering its size this extra power is needed.

In our testing, the GoWise had the fourth fastest overall rice cooking time at 23 minutes and 30 seconds, which was surprising considering how large it is. It produced well-cooked rice that was slightly sticky but soft. During the pot roast test, our reviewers stated that the beef was a little dry and bland compared to some other devices, but this pressure cooker was still able to produce decent food that can satisfy your crew.

GoWise sells this model in both a 12-quart and a 14-quart option so you can choose the size that fits your needs best. The company also offers 3-quart, 6-quart and 8-quart sizes, which are more typical for the average user. Unlike the other machines we compared, this one doesn’t provide a steamer rack, which reduces the amount of cooking possibilities available to you, but it comes with a measuring cup, rice scooper, recipe book and a heating plate to get you started. If you’d prefer a large device that comes with a steamer rack, you might be interested in Gourmia’s 12-quart model.

It also features 12 preset buttons: rice, multigrain, porridge, soup, sauté, steam, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, yogurt, slow cook and egg maker. You can also manually adjust the pressure or cooking time of your meals. The sauté button allows you to brown meat or vegetables on low, medium or high before pressurizing them so you can get your meat seared or your onions caramelized without using a stovetop.

The inner pot is made of stainless steel and has a ceramic inner coating, which makes it very durable and easy to clean. In our testing, this device cleaned pretty easily, but it did take a little longer than the other devices simply because it was larger. According to the GoWise, the pot should not be cleaned in the dishwasher. The manufacturer covers this device with a one-year warranty, which is typical but isn’t the best coverage we’ve seen. It features plenty of protective features like a locking lid and lid-close detection to keep you safe. As expected, this pressure cooker is a very large appliance so it will take up a lot of room on your counter or when stored away.