You may think that a pressure cooker would be an unnecessary addition to your kitchen. It will just collect dust in the cupboard, you think to yourself. But if you don’t own and use a pressure cooker, you are really missing out on some great features that could encourage you to cook more often and enjoy it much more.
The pressure cooker design works on the principle of steaming food in an enclosed area. The seal between the pot and the lid is tight and doesn’t let any of the building steam escape. This makes cooking with a pressure cooker much healthier than other means of cooking. Steaming the food instead of frying with some sort of oil reduces the fat content in your meals. And keeping the steam in the pot while cooking keeps more of the nutrients in your food. You can finally get the maximum benefit from those vegetables that you thought were healthy for you when cooked by other methods.
The pressure cooker is also great for the busy cook. Once you seal the lid, you don’t have to pay attention to it, so you can be doing other, more important things. Plus, the pressure cooker cooks foods faster than conventional cooking, so your meal can be on the table quicker.
In addition to cooking faster, the pressure cooker requires less heat to work than conventional pots and pans. The combination of faster cook times and lower heat requirements means that you will see your good decision to get a pressure cooker show up on your electric bill.
Once you try your new pressure cooker, you will be surprised by the benefits. In fact, you just might find that getting a pressure cooker obsoletes most of your other cookware. You just won’t want to use anything else.Tags: cooking with a pressure cooker, cookware, pots and pans, pressure cooking, steam, steaming food, vegetables