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Why Use a Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker


  • Why Use a Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
    Posted on June 06, 2018

    In today's hectic world, we are sometimes 'forced' to get fast food, or order a pizza because we just don't have time to cook. Unfortunately, those foods aren't very healthy, and in a country where obesity - is continuing to grow, wouldn't be nice to be able to cook a fast, healthy meal for your family? Welcome to the world of a stainless steel pressure cooker!

    I know, we all grew up hearing the horrible stories about great grandma's old pressure cooker exploding and food flying everywhere and the lid becoming embedded in the kitchen ceiling, right? Well, maybe not that exact scenario, but you know what I am talking about. But most of us grew up thinking that that method of pressure cooking wasn't safe.

    Today's pressure cookers offer lots of safety features, from a safety valve that controls the release of steam, a sealing ring that is extra strong, to quick release valves so you can get to your food if you need to before it is done cooking. There are models that don't start the cooking time until the correct pressure is achieved to ensure that your food doesn't over cook. And when your food is cooked to the correct temperature, the unit turns off the pressure cooking process and goes into a warming mode.

    Cooking under pressure means lots of things to different people, but here it means that the lid of the cooker will lock into place to ensure that no steam can vent out during the cooking process. In doing so, the pressure is built up in the stainless steel pressure cooker - so that the boiling point of water is raised. With this method of cooking, foods come to the correct cooking temperature faster.

    New pressure cookers come in sizes anywhere from a 4 quart, to a 10 quart for family cooking, to a 30 quart steel canning cooker. A canning cooker is great for canning low acid foods such as meat, fish, and veggies. Low acid foods need to heat to specific temperatures to make them safe.

    A modern pressure cooker will be made of steel or be an aluminum pressure cooker. Both cookers cook foods evenly, quickly, and in the warmer months, won't heat up your whole house!

    Never been ever to find the perfect recipe for rice? A stainless steel pressure cooker will cook it perfectly in 5-6 minutes. Shredded cabbage will cook in only 1 minute. A meatloaf takes only 12 minutes. A whole chicken?

    Try only 20 minutes. With the temperatures being higher, foods cook faster with out losing nutritional values and will come out as tender as with other much slower cooking methods.

    A stainless steel pressure cooker cooks your foods faster, healthier, and is far less expensive for you and your family than a trip to the local drive through. There are lots of models to choose from in many price ranges. For once, it's good to add pressure to your life!