Why Use A Pressure Cooker
I love cooking. But I might be a little traditional (it sounds so much better than old fashioned, so yes, we are going with ‘traditional’) in my methods. Or maybe it is a remnant of my time living on my own as a student. You know what they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Kitchen gadgets are becoming increasingly popular, though. Especially gadgets that help the ‘working lady’ class. That said, I am not sure if pressure cookers are a new gadget entirely as they are said to have been around since the 1600s!
So, what is a pressure cooker?
A pressure cooker is a device that works on a basic principle: steam pressure (hello, Physics!). It consists of a tightly sealed pot which, when filled and turned on, builds up high pressure, thus, helping food cook faster. Because of this, the pressure cooker is also known as the the original ‘fast-food’ machine in some places.
The Benefits of a Pressure Cooker
Like I said, a gadget to help the ‘working lady’ (yes, I am going to assume that it was invented for this purpose by a visionary in the 1600s). Imagine getting home from work and chucking ingredients into a pot and letting it do all the work for you. Depends on what you’re making, you could have a delicious soup on your table in 15 minutes.
Thanks to the steam pressure used, you’ll be able to increase your buying power and get cheaper cuts of meat as your pressure cooker will tenderize your meat for you. This way, you’ll still get delicious, tender, pieces for less!
You’ll also be able to save on fuel thanks to your pressure cooker in the long-run.
With a pressure cooker at hand, I can’t imagine needing many other gadgets in your kitchen. Pressure cookers come in many varieties and you’ll be able to find ones with accessory pans to help you cook various dishes at the same time.You’d be able to prepare a wide range of dishes just by using your pressure cooker. It acts as a pot (obviously), a deep fryer, a bread-maker, steamer, and even as a microwave (here’s a guide by eHow on how to do that).
Find out how Laura Pazzaglia uses her pressure cooker to make bread.
What Can You Cook With Pressure Cooker?
Is It Worth The Investment?
I think that it is worth the investment. It is highly efficient – cost, time, and, space wise – besides being healthy as steam pressure cooking retains most of the nutrients of your food. But that’s just me. What do you think?
The Risk of Explosion
Because you’re dealing with steam pressure, there is always a risk of the pot exploding. However, pressure cookers today come equipped with sufficient safety features. The Buffalo Pressure Cooker is one of the best in its market, especially as it conforms with International Safety Standards.
Image taken from www.buffalocookware.com.
Buffalo Pressure Cooker
- Exclusively made from BUFFALO Clad, its thermal conductivity is faster and more even than conventional stainless steel cookware
- German gear with mortise and tenon joint design, simple switch, safe, durable and easy cleaning
- Vertical pot body design, edgeless cleaning
- A new generation of food residue filter
- Emergency pressure relief safety device
- Pressure indication valve, relieve pressure easily and you will not get burnt
- Removable gaskets, hygienic, easy-to-clean and convenient maintenance
- Suitable for use on gas stove, electric stove, induction cooker and ceramics furnace
- Vertical pot body design and emergency pressure relief hole make cooking safe
- Larger capacity which suitable for big family or commercial use. It is good to be used during festival season.
- High capacity, suitable for 15-20 persons
- Up to 6 emergency pressure relief safety devices