This is the Lakeland 3 litres pressure cooker – just the right size to make a stew for a crew of 4-6, without quickly and without too much gas use. There are no projecting handles to foul when the stove is swinging in a swell, or you are trying to get another pan/kettle on the other ring. The diameter of the pot is small – so it is held by the fiddles on the stove top, and does not stop the use of the second ring. The release and lock can be used with one-hand, so you can hold on in a swell.
If you are not used to cooking with a pressure cooker it has many advantages – quickly cooking meat and pulses as the pressure and extra heat are more efficient. It takes very little gas to keep at pressure, which means minimal gas usage. You tend to focus on one or two pot meals – which is a staple for off shore or rough weather at sea, so think stews and dumplings, all the veg in the stew.
Lakeland do a larger capacity 5L – which is good for crews of 8-10. It is the same 8.5inch diameter pot – just taller.