Presto Pressure Cooker
The Presto Stainless Steel 6-Quart Pressure Cooker
I confess, I finally bought a pressure cooker. After days of reading, I decided to purchase a pressure cooker based on PRICE and the fact that my mom had a Presto for 40 years that she used. I don't remember ever being taught how to use it or see her set a timer. She cooked lots of beans, cheap cuts of meats and vegetables too. We lived at a high altitude and it was perfect for fast cooking for our large family. Alas, I never learned how or why it was used. Mom isn't alive anymore, so I've had to investigate and experiment on my own.
I tried cooking pre-soaked dried beans in it, but I prefer my beans to hold their shape and the Presto Pressure Cooker seems to cook them too far. Where the bean doesn't have to hold its shape like stews, soups, or curries, it performs brilliantly! After making my Rapid Risotto recipe, I decided to purchase the 4-Quart size so I could cook two recipes at a time.
Cooking time when using the Presto Pressure Cooker is nearly 70% faster compared to traditional cooking times. Benefits of pressure cooking is better nutrient retention, tasteful and wholesome cooking, and less energy use and heat in the kitchen.
The best feature of the Presto Pressure Stainless Steel Pressure Cookers is the PRICE! If you have used a pressure cooker before or understand how it works, you may just fall in love with it. And the new built-in safety features make Presto a great buy for replacing any of the old-fashion models.
This is a 6 quart cooker, which is perfect for a standard family of four to five individuals. It can cook food efficiently and with racks you can actually get multiple foods cooked at the same time without mixing them.
With racks, you can make cooking two items at the same time more efficient. The flavours do not get mixed, so you can savour each dish separately. I used a steamer try inside with carrots and used the Presto Rack on top with a layer of potatoes. Each cooked perfectly and the flavors were better than steaming or boiling.
This luxurious pressure cooker has a stainless steel body with a gorgeous mirror finish. The interior can be srubbed with a stainless steel scrubber and will be just like new every time it is cleaned. The exterior just needs a bit of soap and water and drying brings back that new look every time I use it!.
The Presto Pressure Cooker comes with a tri-clad base. This is a very popular technology used in many models in the market. It has an aluminum base encased between two layers of steel.
This base is very effective in transferring the heat quickly from the stove to the food inside. This allows for rapid cooking. Secondly, the aluminum ensures that the heat is distributed evenly and uniformly.
The cooker comes with a cover lock indicator. This indicator will immediately show when there is pressure inside the cooker.
This is a good gauge to determine when to open the cooker safely. There is a pressure regulator too that maintains safe pressure inside the cooker.
The handles of the cooker are ergonomically designed so that you can hold them and handle the cooker easily. The handles are made from a unique material that ensures that the handle stays cool even while the food is being cooked. This allows you to grab the handle safely and move the cooker around after the cooking is completed.
Manual And Recipe Book
The Presto Pressure Cooker also comes with 12 year warranty and 64 page instruction book with some recipes. The book is a perfect introduction to the pressure cooking for any beginner. But it doesn't have too many vegan recipes.
The Rolls Royce of Pressure Cookers is the Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker Line. It will cost more dollars than the Presto Line, but I think the ease of use and the quality is worth the investment. I gave my Presto Cooker to a relative to introduce them into "pressure cooking" and bought the Fissler to replace it.
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