Why buy an electronic pressure cooker?
An electronic pressure cooker is a must have kitchen for efficiently managing your cooking needs. Whether you are a novice or a master in the kitchen, a pressure cooker always comes in handy. They save your precious time and fuel costs without sacrificing on the quality of food. A there is a wide variety of mouth-watering delicacies that can be prepared in your own amazingly versatile pressure cooker.
Gone are those days when cooking in a pressure cooker was considered dangerous as they had a reputation of exploding. But wait, not anymore. Modern pressure cookers are absolutely safe. Pressure cooking is a far better option than ordinary cooking method in the recent times where our lives have become so hectic. Bright side though, your cooking does not need to be troublesome anymore.
How does an electric pressure cooker work ?
An electric pressure cooker is a pan sealed tight in order to not let the steam out. The steam inside builds a pressure which cooks your food. The higher the pressure, the faster your meal is prepared. But you need not worry, as the pressure is per-calculated. Pressure cooking recipes are simple and most of them are written for precisely fifteen pound of pressure. You might need to alter your recipe a little bit to adjust the cooking time.
Let us talk about the build :
The best electronic pressure cookers are made of either stainless steel or aluminum. Even though they are less costly, buying a pressure cooker entirely made of aluminum should be avoided as aluminum is less vigorous and its heavy use may result in deformation.
On the other hand, stainless steel is not a superior conductor of temperature. Stainless steel restrains hot spots. Putting it simply, the heat is not distributed equally throughout the cooker and may cause uneven cooking.
But there is a simpler way. What you need is a pressure cooker with a stainless steel body with an aluminum disc at the bottom. This way both the quality of your cooking and your cooker remain top notch for years.
Size and specifications :
well, size does matter. Most pressure cookers are of six quart models. But it is highly advisable to buy them in bigger sizes. There are two main reasons for it. Firstly, it is recommended not to fill up a pressure cooker more than 2/3 of its quantity. Next, you need bigger area to cook large joints or meat, like joints or even entire carcasses of poultry.
Should you go for the Tall or Broad model?
It is advised to go for broad models. Broad bottom surface area means more heat retention and faster cooking of your food. Also, broad models are easier to clean, saving your time and energy simultaneously.
Thought on handles !
Buying a model with two long handles is recommended over buying a model with only one handle or short handles. It simplifies the usage of the pressure cooker. And, isn’t efficiency is what modern home cooking is all about ?!
Here is a suggestion -
The Instant Pot IP — DUO60 7-in-1 programmable Pressure Cooker 6Qt/1000W, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot meet all the above-listed qualities.
Give it a thought before you make your choice.