Pressure cooker, Ramblings

Former Fagor America employees create Zavor

Zavor Lux Edge at my local Bed Bath and Beyond

ZAVOR is the inspired creation of the team behind Fagor America. After closing its doors, the minds behind the top pressure cooker brand in the country put all their efforts into continuing the product line on their own terms, enter ZAVOR.

I was worried we were losing the Fagor line of pressure cookers. Great news! I was wrong! Zavor has risen from the ashes of Fagor America.

UPDATE 2020-03-10: The original version of this post wasn’t clear about the fact that Zavor America is a different company that isn’t affiliated with Fagor in any way, other than a few employees that used to work at Fagor. At Zavor America’s request, I have changed this post to make it clear. Here is a statement from Zavor:

Fagor America and Zavor America are 2 different legal entities and Zavor has no affiliation with Fagor. The only ties between the two are a few staff members that are former Fagor employees, and therefore Zavor America has no responsibility to cover or  service Fagor products. 

We understand some products look similar, but they are not the same as  some of them  are manufactured in different factories from the ones Fagor used and therefore do not share compatible components.


The Fagor Duo was long a favorite cooker of mine. Zavor has released a similar model, the Zavor Duo (along with the Zavor Elite, a Macy’s exclusive, and the Versa, a Bed Bath and Beyond exclusive..)

Even better is Zavor’s line of electric pressure cookers, the Zavor Lux, Lux Edge, and Lux LCD, all in 4-, 6-, and 8-quart sizes. They’re my favorite “Non Instant Pot” electric pressure cookers, and I’m glad they’re still around to keep Instant Pot on their toes.

Zavor fixed a couple of my complaints about Fagor’s old pressure cookers. They changed the gasket holder on the 8-quart lids, and they added a “Mute” feature to stop the beeping that made me crazy with the old Fagor. (Hold down both the + and – buttons to mute the beeping until the cooker is unplugged.) Wait a minute – are they actually reading my posts? No, that can’t be…ahem. 

Welcome, Zavor!


Zavor Lux Edge 8-Quart Multi-Cooker  []

Zavor Duo 8-Quart Pressure Cooker []

Review: Fagor LUX 8 Quart vs Instant Pot IP-DUO80 – DadCooksDinner
Fagor America is Closing – DadCooksDinner
Things I Love: Pressure Cooker – DadCooksDinner
My Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes Index (Also works with Fagor cookers…)

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Hi! I’m Mike Vrobel. I’m a dad and an enthusiastic home cook; an indie cookbook author and food blogger with a day job, a patient spouse, and three kids who would rather have hamburgers for dinner.


  1. Has anyone tried using a Zavor gasket in a 4qt. Fagor Lux multi-cooker? Hope it fits, my Fagor is very useful.

    • Claudia Lasiter says

      Hello Mr. Vrobel. I have a Fagor 8 Qt Multi Cooker. I know now that they are no longer made and Zavor is the new company. Thank you for that explanation. However, I’m wondering about accessories for it. Do the Instant Pot accessories…the springform pan, the strainer basket, etc. fit in my Fagor 8 quart? Thank you. Claudia Lasiter

  2. Thank you for clearing up my confusion. I am a big Fagor fan and wanted to buy a second LUX LCD Multicooker and couldn’t find it. Now, I know that Zavor should have the same level of quality.

  3. Julie Rood says

    Hi MIke, we just bought a Zavor 8qt Lux edge presure cooker. I hope mine is the model with the improved gasket in lid. (I have no idea) and I am glad to hear of the muting of any beeping that will occur. Things of that nature drive me nuts. Thanks for the tips, I look forward to more while following your channel.

  4. Scott says

    How well do Instant Pot recipes translate to the Zavor? I just got a Lux LCD but all recipe books are for the Instant Pot

    • They should work exactly the same. “Cook at High Pressure for X minutes” works the same in an Instant Pot or a Zavor (or a Cuisinart, or any other electric PC.)

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