Create faster, healthier, tastier meals with pressure cooking!
Once it was a simple matter to find a favorite recipe and prepare a meal. Not so today! Now family taste preferences have to be carefully balanced with concerns about health, nutrition, and food safety. And in meal preparation, technique often has to take a backseat to convenience and speed.
Fortunately for contemporary cooks, pressure cooking hasn't changed. It may have been invented over 300 years ago, but pressure cooking is definitely the cooking method for today. When the pressure is on to eat right, you can't cook healthier, tastier, or faster than in the pressure cooker. Flavorful meals featuring fish, chicken, fresh vegetables, rice, and legumes cook to perfection in minutes. Plus, pressure cooking makes it easy for even the busiest cooks to prepare meals from scratch and take advantage of the "fresh is best" philosophy of cooking.
The pressure cooker . . .
Foods cook three to ten times faster than with ordinary cooking methods.
Superfast cooking means lower fuel bills and more for your money at the supermarket. It preserves the flavors, colors and valuable nutrients of the foods you buy, plus it turns budget cuts of meat into tender, tasty meals.
Because foods cook quickly in an almost airless environment with just a little liquid, precious vitamins and minerals aren't boiled away.
Convenience and versatility mean you can prepare everything from a simple entree to a complete gourmet meal in minutes.
It's even good for the environment, because reduced cooking times conserve energy.
And it's simple, too!
Here's how pressure cooking works. When water (or any liquid) boils, it produces steam. A tightly-sealed pressure cooker traps this steam, which then builds pressure inside the cooker. Under pressure, cooking temperatures can be raised significantly higher than possible under normal conditions. The super-heated steam created by these higher temperatures cooks foods quickly, evenly, deliciously. It's that simple!
For more information on pressure cooking, check our how to buy, how to use, whole meal magic and frequently asked questions pages. And to see just how versatile the pressure cooker can be, you'll want to refer to the pressure cooker recipe index page. We hope you'll find all the information here you'll need to discover the wonders of pressure cooking. If you still need more information, please email your questions to us and one of our pressure cooking experts will promptly reply with the answers.