Pressure Cookers Buying Guide
A pressure cooker cooks food using steam, high temperatures and of course, pressure. Unlike the slow cooker , the pressure cooker can easily prepare meals while sealing in all the flavour, moisture and nutrients needed to keep food tasting spectacular. It does so by utilizing a sealed environment with an atmospheric pressure of 15 psi. At this pressure, water boils at a much higher temperature (125° C instead of 100° C), and can be used to rapidly cook foods that may otherwise take hours in an oven or slow cooker .
- Pressure cookers vary in size from four litres to seven litres.
- The bigger the capacity, the higher the price. They start at about £20 and can go as high as £90.
- Electric vs. Stovetop
- Stovetop models often adhere to higher safety standards and are dishwasher safe.
- Electric models have convenient timers, but are more expensive than their stovetop brethren.
- Choose a material that is heavy duty, durable and able to apply consistent heat to foods (like stainless steel).
- Good valves with pressure regulators help to avoid dangerous malfunctions.
- Choose a pot with heat-resistant handles and a locking lid that is easy to manoeuvre.
- If your cooker doesn't use 15 psi, you'll have to alter your recipes accordingly.
- New models give you a quick-release option, which eliminates the need for extra water to cool things down.
- This is the best way to guarantee a long lasting, quality product
- Timers .
- Browning functions.
- Non-stick finishes.
- A rack or trivet .
- A steamer basket for vegetables.
- A heatproof soufflé dish for desserts.
- A heat-diffuser to prevent direct contact between the heat source and the bottom of the cooker. Especially helpful for preparing rice, pasta or beans, as it prevents sticking and burning.
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