Rediscover a fast, efficient, money-saving way to cook better food

April 3, 2012

Rediscover pressure cookers 

Years ago, pressure cookers were a popular way to prepare food – and maybe it’s time for a comeback!  Here’s why:

  • Fast: pressure cookers can cook food in 1/3 the time ovens, microwaves or other stovetop methods would take.  (That’s because of a basic law of physics: the pressure raises the boiling point of water, and that hotter temperature makes for quicker cooking.)
  • Efficient: quicker cooking means you can reduce your cooking energy costs by 2/3.
  • Better nutrition: pressure cookers allow you to cook with less fat and oil, and they can help food retain more nutrients and flavours.
  • Less waste: many pressure cooker recipes offer great ways to use leftovers rather than throwing them out.

Pressure cookers won’t work for every dish, but they’re excellent for staples like rice, beans, potatoes, pasta, soup, meat, veggies and more.  Many of them even come with recipe books to help you get started!  And here’s a quick four-minute video of pressure cooker basics.

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