There is a certain satisfaction in having dinner simmering away on the stove, filling the house with delicious smells. But what if there were a way to have that same dinner in a fraction of the time? With today’s busy schedules and so many people on the go, using an electric pressure cooker can be a game-changer.
We’re excited to share with you everything it can do and how it’s going to revolutionize the way you cook. Pressure cookers have several benefits over more traditional cooking methods.
Here are some of the top reasons to why use a pressure cooker
Exceptional flavor and nutrition:
How food is prepared matters! Pressure cookers create a depth of flavor in your dishes like no other cooking method. They help retain the quality of the foods you cook by preparing them quickly and with very little water.
Heat is distributed swiftly and allows flavor to penetrate into your food more deeply than with traditional cooking. The steam inside the pot allows meats to become moist and succulent and vegetables to retain their crispness, beautiful color, and, most importantly, their flavor.
Vitamins and nutrients are better retained in foods cooked with a pressure cooker because they are cooked for a shorter amount of time. Less time means less opportunity for vitamins and minerals to be dissolved away, making food healthier and better for you.
Food cooks quickly:
In a pressure cooker, the cooking time is greatly reduced. You can cook foods up to 70 percent faster than other conventional methods. This is a handy feature when you’re trying to get dinner on the table in a short amount of time. You don’t have to spend hours at the stove any longer.
Because food is cooked so quickly, it still retains all the richness and natural flavors of foods cooked for hours in the oven. (See above!) You can make a pot of beans, a whole chicken, soups and stews, roasts, and rice so quickly and easily that the pressure cooker will be your new best friend in the kitchen.
They are safe:
Electric pressure cookers are much safer than your grandmother’s (or mother’s) pressure cooker. Today’s designs have numerous built-in safety features that ensure safe, successful meals without fear of the exploding pressure cookers of yesteryear.
The pressure, heating, and sealing functions are all regulated, so you don’t have to worry. Lids must be locked in place before pressure builds and won’t open until the pressure has been released. So there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
They use less energy:
Electric pressure cookers take far less energy than cooking with multiple pots on your stovetop or hours in your oven. This can be a significant saving. With much less water used in cooking, it is also better for the environment. Because foods are cooked in far less time, less energy is needed to prepare meals. An added bonus? Electric pressure cookers won’t heat up the kitchen when you use them.
Cleanup is a breeze:
Cook in one pot and clean one pot. It doesn’t get any easier. Cooking on your stovetop can leave splatters across your counters and walls, resulting in extra mess and more to clean.
With an electric pressure cooker, everything is contained, and most of the time, you’ll have only one pot and the lid to clean. And less mess means even less time spent in the kitchen. You’ll have more time to spend with your kids or doing the things you love.