Here's why Pressure Cookers should be in Everyone's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Pressure cookers are one type of cookware that a lot of people avoid using. You may be surprised to know there are multiple benefits to using a pressure cooker you hadn’t thought of before. Here are just...

Pressure Cooker
Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers are one type of cookware that a lot of people avoid using. You may be surprised to know there are multiple benefits to using a pressure cooker you hadn’t thought of before. Here are just a few reasons why pressure cookers should be in everyone’s kitchen.

Saves Time

Pressure cookers can create delicious, home-cooked meals up to 70% faster than if you prepared food in an oven or crock pot. Pressure cookers form an airtight seal that allows pressure to build up when the water inside them boils. The inside temperature of your pressure cooker rises quickly to cook food as fast as possible. Some foods that can be prepared quickly in a pressure cooker include:

  • Pot roast
  • Beef stew
  • Beans
  • Roasted chicken
  • Rice

Versatile

You may use your pressure cooker as a roaster, Dutch oven, steamer or even for baking. As such, you could find that a pressure cooker could replace several other kitchen appliances by performing more than one function.

Cuisinox Pressure Cooker, 7L
Cuisinox Pressure Cooker, 7L

Healthy Eating

Pressure cookers require less water to cook with, and also need less processing time. This means that fewer vitamins and minerals are eliminated during the cooking process. This is especially true for foods high in water-soluble vitamins such as “C” and “B-complex.” The result is that the food you prepare in your pressure cooker will actually be much healthier for you. You’ll also notice better flavor in your food, and won’t need to use as much salt to season with. No oil or fatty sauces are needed when cooking meats, so you’ll save calories as well.

Saves Money

Meat prepared in a pressure cooker is tender, juicy and moist. As such, you can use cheaper cuts of meat when preparing dishes such as pot roast or beef stew and still enjoy a delicious finished product. Although you are using less expensive cuts of meat, you’ll be virtually unable to tell once your dishes are prepared.

Reduces Energy Consumption

Since they require less processing time, pressure cookers also use less energy during operation. As a result, you could actually save money on your power bill by using a pressure cooker on a regular basis. During the summer, their low cooking times means your house won’t be heated up excessively, so your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to cool your home afterwards.

Safe to Use

Many people avoid using a pressure cooker because they believe they are not safe. In the past, pressure cookers did have a reputation for exploding at random; however, today’s appliances are no longer a hazard. Some models have up to six different valve and vent safety systems that ensure there is no possibility whatsoever of explosion. Newer models are also quieter, and cook food without the jiggling and hissing noises that were common among older appliances. What’s more, there’s no grease to splatter, so your risk of fire is greatly reduced as well.

Low Maintenance

Pressure cookers only require washing with soap and hot water to keep them clean. Food rarely sticks to them, so keeping them clean is actually very easy to do. What’s more, they never rust, and can easily last a lifetime with proper care.

Easy to Use

Older pressure cookers could be complicated to use, which is another reason why many people avoided using them. Modern pressure cookers have a foolproof design and easy-to-read gauges that make cooking with them a breeze, even for beginners.

The fact that pressure cookers save time and money, while allowing you to create healthy meals for your family is why they are experiencing a surge in popularity. If you’ve avoided using pressure cookers because you thought they were unsafe or difficult to operate, it may be time for you to reconsider them.

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