The goal of this website is to show people how
versatile, beneficial and useful a pressure cooker
can be in your busy life. This section has many
articles about how to cook a variety of different
foods to help both novices and experienced cooks
get the most out of their pressure cooker investment.
A good quality, stainless steel pressure cooker
is a long term investment that will last for 25-30
years, or longer. I use my cooker almost every day,
and I hope that you will find as many reasons to
use your pressure cooker as I have. Also see What
Can I Do With a Pressure Cooker, and The
Benefits of Using a Pressure Cooker.
you want to get in and
out of the kitchen fast
and serve your
family wholesome, nutritious,
home cooked meals, then
use a modern pressure cooker. No more junk food, no expensive
or prepackaged "dinners"
with their high fat, salt,
chemicals and other unwanted
additives. Pressure cooking uses superheated steam under pressure to force the flavor into foods, so steaming will always be better than the destructive effects of boiling which is constantly washing the flavor out.
Cook nutritious meals in
record time and preserve
vitamins and essential nutrients
because foods cook quickly
in an almost airless environment
with very little liquid.
is virtually fat-free cooking,
as foods are cooked in a
steam atmosphere, so fats can
be cooked out and drained
away. This super-heated
steam actually intensifies
natural flavors, so you
can use less salt and still
get great taste. This preserves
the most vitamins
and minerals and preserves the color of vegetables and
its great for cooking low-fat and
A good quality pressure cooker can be used on ALL heat sources,
natural gas, propane, electric, including magnetic,
heat induction stoves and even solar, wood or charcoal
fires. The decreased cooking time required for
foods cooked in a pressure cooker results in proportionally
reduced consumption of energy. A pressure cooker is
energy efficient and can
save up to 70 % of the fuel used for cooking purposes.
A good quality pressure
cooker pays for itself in
energy savings, which is
not only good for the environment
but your wallet too.
The new generation pressure cookers help cut pollution and minimize the greenhouse gas emissions from your gas stove, and reduce electric power consumption when using electric stoves, and that means electric plants use less energy to generate power.
fast cooking means lower
fuel bills and more for
your money at the supermarket.
Whatever type of
fuel you use for cooking it is costing you money.
The difference can add up quickly when you compare
the savings between 8-10 hours in a slow cooker
or 1-2 hours in the oven or using a regular cooking
Increase your buying power at the supermarket
with the cheapest cuts of meat and serve it tender
, moist and delicious. An additional benefit, especially on hot summer
days, is that the kitchen doesn't heat or steam
up when a pressure cooker is used as it does in
conventional cooking methods, so you don't waste
more money in cooling bills.
The old style pressure cookers like this, the ones we all remember from visiting grandma's house, are a thing of the past. The noisy, rattling and hissing 'jiggler' on top, the thing that scared everyone out of the kitchen... is gone. This type of flimsy, underperforming pressure cooker is harder to use and more apt to scorch your food... all the while spitting hot water at you and puffing out clouds of steam while you labored to keep the thing chugging at the proper rate.
Today, we have the new, sleek and totally re-engineered, state of the art, modern pressure cookers that are silent and
100% safe, and very user friendly. All the guesswork of operating a pressure cooker is gone. The modern pressure cooker with its improved
valve systems and advanced features is very easy to use with an easy-to-read pressure indicators and well-written instructions. Using just 1/2 cup liquid and emitting very little steam, the new pressure cookers require just one heat adjustment,compared to the clunky old fashioned cookers that needed constant fiddling around with the stove. With as
many as 6 safety systems, the modern pressure cookers are
totally goof-proof, dependable and reliable.
The pressure cooker is the original 'fast food'
machine. The fast cooking action of pressure cooker
cut the cooking time to
just 1/3 of the cooking time
of conventional cooking
methods, and that's time you can spend
on other activities. You can do a beef stew in 15 minutes. Imagine
a hearty bean soup in less than 10 minutes, that's
faster than you can set the table. Cheaper cuts
of meat will be more tender and flavorful, and
there is almost no loss of e nutrients.
Save 70% of energy normally used when cooking
with a pressure cooker. A good quality pressure
cooker pays for itself in energy saved! And your
summertime kitchen stays cooler and less humid and
that cuts down cooling bills. You can buy inexpensive
cuts of meat, beans and legumes that would take
hours and hours to cook by ordinary cooking methods,
and have dinner on the table in just 15 minutes.
Buy food in bulk sizes and take advantage of sales
and cook up a weeks worth of main dishes in just
a couple of hours with a pressure cooker. Because
cooking times are so fast, even the busiest cook
can serve a wholesome meal in minutes and avoid
the expense of fast food.
Your pressure cooker is very versatile in whatever
size kitchen you have. Whether your kitchen is in
a house, an RV, a boat or a makeshift camp stove, you
can use a pressure cooker for simmering, braising, steaming,
baking, boiling, poaching, sautéing, frying, canning,
and warming. Cook
everything from grains, meats,
chicken, vegetables, casseroles,
soups, make a hot drink and
even serve desserts.
Many cookers come with accessory
pans to cook a wide variety of foods so you can
dish or an entire meal all
at the same time without
intermingling the flavors.
Use the bottom of your cooker as a
heavy saucepan to avoid scorching stews and sauces.
It can also serve as a deep fryer without the lid.
Use it to bake bread, with or without an oven. Use
the cooker as a boiling water water bath canner
for small batches of jams and fruit butters or pie
filling. It can be used as a regular Dutch oven
without pressure. Use the cooker as a steamer for
crisp-tender veggies, and as a rice/risotto cooker
for quick side dishes. Use your cooker instead of
the microwave, while it takes only a few minutes
to cook one potato in the microwave, but eight potatoes
takes a long time. In the pressure cooker it takes
only minutes whether you cook one potato or eight.
Use a pressure cooker during an emergency to
cook food without wasting limited fuels, and even
cook on a wood fire. If you are cooking over an open fire and don't want soot on your pot , just wipe soap all over the outside, covering the bottom and sides before putting it over
the fire. Afterward the soot will wash off easily.
Use the cooker as a water distiller,
or purifier, to provide safe drinking water in any
emergency. With a plastic hose and copper tubing
you can take sea water, swimming pool, pond, or
river water and get fresh drinking water, approximate
1 Quart per hour. Use the cooker as the everything
pot for washing clothes, dishes and even the baby.
RV travelers and vacationers will find the pressure
cooker convenient for cooking several foods at the
same time, one pot does it all. A pressure cooker takes up less
space, and serves as a multi-purpose all in one
pot. Hikers, hunters, fishermen and campers can use a pressure
cooker for high altitude cooking on wood campfires,
charcoal grills, and even solar stoves. Mountain climbing enthusiasts will find a pressure cooker to be indespensible at high altitudes. Boaters
will find a cooker essential galley gear for
quick, hearty meals, even bake bread in the pressure cooker,
and in rough weather foods can't spill.