Presto is the maker of the world-famous Presto Pressure Cooker and other amazing appliances. National Presto is recognized as a leader in the electric housewares industry due to its long history of innovation which has created major new categories of products.
In 1939 the company introduced the first saucepan-style pressure cooker and gave it the trade name Presto.
The Presto® brand soon became synonymous with pressure cooking, a method of cooking in one third the time while maintaining the vitamin and mineral content of foods and saving both food flavor and color.
In 1974, National Presto introduced the revolutionary PrestoBurger® hamburger cooker. It was the first in a series of mini appliances. In 2000 Presto unveiled the Pizzazz® pizza oven. It takes regular or rising crust pizza, fresh or frozen, and cooks it in minutes.