Pressure cooker is actually a relaxing way to make a meal


Working under pressure” is a common phrase bandied about the business world. Most of us have experienced ‘working under pressure’ at one time or another, and as much as we may not like it, we find that we usually get much more done more quickly than if the pressure wasn’t there. This is basically what the pressure cooker does

Upgrade in quality

Today’s pressure cookers bear small resemblance to the early models that were on the market during the fifties and sixties. The early pressure cookers had rocking pressure gauges on top that made quite a racket when the pressure got going and blew up if the pressure became too strong, causing the contents of the pot to hit the ceiling! The new breed of the pressure cooker has a silent pressure gauge which is built into the lid and is almost impossible to blow up.

I stayed away from using pressure cookers until I was given one of the more modern ones to try out. Today’s pressure cooker is easy to use and does a good job of cooking the food. It is a time saver for working families that don’t have hours to slow cook foods that need moist heat. There are many brands of pressure cookers on the market today. They all have the same type of operating features and are made with a built-in pressure gauge which looks like a needle-shaped valve, which rises when the pressure increases.

Steamer basket and a trivet

A good pressure cooker will come equipped with a steamer basket and a trivet to make easy and relaxing for you to prepare your meal. The steamer basket is for steaming foods such as vegetables, and it makes it easy to remove the food from the cooking liquid just by lifting up the basket. Trivets are used for cooking such foods as pot roast or chicken; their purpose is to keep the foods above the cooking liquid. Pressure cooking provides a fast, easy and healthy method of cooking which takes less time and energy than conventional methods.

Pressure cooking keeps flavor and nutrients in and the result if directions are followed, is good tasting food that is good for you. Another advantage of pressure cooking is that less expensive cuts of meat which are healthier because of their lower fat content can be used because pressure cooking helps to tenderize them. Also, your favorite recipes can be adapted to use in the pressure cooker.

Comes with standard guidelines

Adjust the amount of liquid you are using so that there is enough liquid to produce steam; do not start with much more liquid than you want to end with because little liquid is lost in pressure cookery. A good rule of thumb to follow is to allow about 1 cups (360 ml) for the first half hour of cooking time and about a cup (120ml) for each half-hour that follows. When adapting conventional recipes to the pressure cooker, a good rule to follow is to reduce cooking time to about of the normal cooking period, although slight adjustments may be necessary for different recipes to get the best results.


Finally, to bring the pressure up to the correct setting place the filled and closed pressure cooker over high heat until the pressure valve rises to the proper setting, then lower the heat to keep the valve at the desired level; adjust the heat as necessary to keep the valve at the proper level. More details in site: