The Advantages of Using a Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers are easy to use, convenient, and time and energy efficient and are widely used in the kitchen to make fast and nutritious food. Having one in your kitchen could considerably aid you in saving your time, energy, effort, and money while having delicious and healthy foods prepared in quite less time. Here are some of the major advantages of pressure cookers:

1 – Quick Cooking

This appears to be the most significant advantage of using pressure cookers. Since higher pressure increases the temperature which eventually enhances the speed of cooking, pressure cookers can cook food within a fraction of time. For preparing quick meals even with the toughest ingredients, pressure cooker can be quite efficient.

2 – Improved Retention of Key Nutrients

Some nutrients contained in the food items are lost during cooking despite whatever cooking method is chosen. However, some cooking processes tend to do so minimally such as steaming and baking. The lesser water and time is used during cooking, the more nutrients are retained within the food. Since pressure cooking used lesser water and time it is the best method for cooking nutritious food.

3 – Convenience

Cooking in a best pressure cooker could be quite convenient as they are easy to use, maintain and clean. Pressure cooking does not require changing the pot during the cooking process and rather the entire meal could be prepared in it. 

4 – Homogeneous Cooking

Pressure cooking ensures that the food is uniformly cooked as heat thoroughly penetrates the food while cooking. On the contrary, baking, broiling, and grilling might result in the food being cooked from one side that is more exposed to heat while the other side remaining uncooked or less cooked. Pressures cooking, as opposed to these methods, cooks food uniformly.

5 – Energy and Heat Efficient

Pressure cookers are quite efficient in terms of energy as well as they require lesser energy as compared to other cooking methods. Baking requires pre-heating the oven while grilling require propane or charcoal while pressure cooking takes considerably lesser time and hence lesser energy. Using a pressure cooker for most of the time could considerably reduce your energy bills and hence save your money.

The Power of the Food Processor

Does the idea of using a food processor sound intimidating to you? Do you have a fear of instructions and using appliances with more pieces than a puzzle? Put those fears to rest with those garbanzo beans you’re fixing to let go to waste in that sleepy salad.

Cooking Help is OTW:

Even the next greatest food star needs a little help in the kitchen. Let’s face it, life is “bizee” man and the better the meal, the more help we need. A chopping, whiring, slicing dynamo is just what the iron chef ordered. Make short work of a long list of ingredients and you’ll have crowds eating out of your hand; If you’re into that sort of thing, anyway.

Never Fear, Newer & More User Friendly Models are Here!!

About those worries we talked about earlier, I like what Robin Sharma said; “The fears we don’t face become our limits”. That being said, if you’re techno-phobic or, suffer from a fear of too many instructions, (Ok, guilty), the time has come for you and I to face our fears and break off the limitations! With modern models of food processor that come with clear-cut instructions, using them today, is easier than doing single-digit division. Besides, many pro foodies report that you can do so much with just the main blade attachment that the rest of the pieces get thrown into their “other stuff” drawer and never see use. Some more food for thought:

  • Weighing the Pros & Cons – Make a list and check it twice. What exactly ARE your misgivings about the use of the small appliance? Make a shortlist of each and see for yourself what stacks up.
  • Ask around – It has been said that “where no advice is, the people fall”. Ask anyone with a kitchen, and you will find that the majority either own one of these efficient do-dads or secretly wish they did. 
  • There’s One out for Your Budget – Here comes the other part of the magic and fun; SHOP!! Shop around girl, be free! Like those cute little pink regulation golf shoes you just HAD to have in order to play the course, legally, you have been given permission and a near command… get a best food processor! It can save you time and bring your family around the table again – Remember that dusty round thing with all that paper on top it? Yeah, that one. No one handy to interview?
  • Switch your day up in five short minutes; And, those garbanzo beans? How about a quick homemade hummus?

Go Cray Cray with the Creativity:

Even if they don’t get you! So, whether you’re a cool gun metal gray cooking guru or hot pink patisserie pretender; Ready for the big momma, multi blade, super slicer or starting out small with the simple chop and dice version, be you! There’s one calling your name, completely within range of your pocketbook. Wishing you delicious dishes and happy hunting!