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Let the Pressure Do the Cooking

When we think about pressure cooking the first thing that comes to mind are all those horror stories we heard from our grandmothers. You know the ones about how the pressure blew the lid right off the pot and how the steam was so hot you couldnít stand within 5 feet of the cooker. Today those issues are a thing of the past. New ideas and designs have made pressure cooking a breeze. Pressure cooking is one of the fastest, most efficient ways to cook. It can cut your cooking time down by over 70% and the foods are much healthier and tastier than anyone could ever imagine. There are pros and cons though so letís take a look

Let the Pressure Do the Cooking

The Not So Bad Cons

With pressure cooking there is a major risk of over cooking your food because itís under such great pressures. Foods cook very fast in a pressure cooker. Knowing the recipe and the ins and outs of your cooker will help to avoid those overcooked meals.

Another fault the pressure cooker has is the possibility of a pressure explosion. Todayís versions are much safer because they are fitted with a release valve. This allows the steaming to escape when the pressure reaches a desired point. This in turn helps to release the pressure instead of having a build up which can lead to an explosion. Here are a few key points to help you make your cooking experience safer!

ē Make sure the pressure cooker has at least two pressure release devices making for double the protection against the possibility of explosions
ē A safety lock lid will keep the lid from being opened once the pressure reaches a certain level.
ē A quick pressure release valve that allows for manual control the pressure within the pot

The Oh So Great Pros

Iím sure some of you remember that awful noise grandma or momís pressure cookers made. That ear popping rattling sound was anything but appetizing. Then they always ended up throwing their hands up when the food was popping up on the ceiling. Those days are long gone. Pressure cookers are designed today to create delicious meals in a short amount time with out all those hassles. It is now effective and user friendly.

Time is of the essence with a pressure cooker. Slow cookers take hours to cook. Ovens take at least an hour and sometimes two or three hours. Pressure cookers can cook those same meals in a matter of minutes. The unique design allows you to cut cooking time in more than half. Everybody can appreciate a little less stress and timelines in the kitchen. With a pressure cooker cooking on short notice is a breeze.

Pressure cookers cook at temperatures that are higher than the boiling point. The heat is always quickly and evenly scattered throughout the food. This type of cooking eliminates the chances of bacteria and that awful food poisoning.

There is no submerging the foods in water with a pressure cooker. All you need is just enough water to create steam. Less water means more vitamins and nutrients stay in the food and arenít cooked away. Being that everything is getting cooked in one area all the juices and flavors flow and melt together into one savory meal.

There you have it the pros and cons of pressure cooking. Pressure cookers arenít a scary way to cook any more. They are economical and save time and money. Take the pressure out of cooking by letting the pressure do the cooking. It might your favorite of cooking those oh so tasty meals.

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