Save time and energy
Electric pressure cookers are low-energy kitchen appliances that come second to microwaves. Two main factors contribute to the energy efficiency of the Instant Pot:
- The cooking chamber (the inner pot) is completely insulated so that the pot does not have to use as much energy to heat it.
- Pressure cookers use much less liquid than traditional cooking methods, so they cook faster.
Compared to other cooking methods such as baking, boiling or steaming, pressure cooking can reduce cooking time and energy consumption by up to 70%.
Keep track of vitamins and nutrients
Cooking (as well as regular steaming) can remove water-soluble vitamins from foods and reduce their nutritional value. Pressure cookers cook food quickly, deeply and evenly and can contain up to 90% of these water-soluble vitamins.
Preserves the appearance and taste of food
Cooking in open containers (yes, even in containers with lids) exposes foods to oxygen and heat, which can lead to dull colors and diminished taste. Pressure cooking saturates foods with steam and thus preserves light colors and phytochemicals. Likewise, the airtight design allows flavors to develop faster and deeper.
Eliminate harmful microorganisms
By creating an environment where water can boil above 100 ° C, pressure cookers are characterized by their versatile ability to effectively destroy harmful bacteria.
Use it as a sterilization tool for baby bottles or baby bottles or to treat water.
Pressure cookers can also be used to neutralize various natural toxins, such as:
Gives fast food a “whole new” meaning.
Cooking in a pressure cooker allows us to cook food very quickly, using real foods like meat, poultry, vegetables, beans, grains, fruits, etc. In my opinion, eating whole, unprocessed foods when we cook is a huge plus no matter what recipe we cook for dinner.
Easy to use
Another advantage of pressure cookers is that they are quite easy to use. Yes, it may take a while to get used to pressure cooking. Pressure cooking is not very difficult, however, and you will learn how long to cook your meals fairly quickly.
So you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to use pressure cookers effectively, and people relatively new to the kitchen will be able to use these pressure cookers properly.
More safety in the kitchen
Compared to regular cookers, pressure cookers can also be considered much safer. For example, if you cook something in a regular pan and you are not trained, sooner or later it can burn.
However, this is not possible with pressure cookers because they are completely closed. Therefore, pressure cookers can also protect you from all kinds of unpleasant surprises that may arise during cooking.
Good pressure cookers are durable
Buying a good pressure cooker will allow you to use it for a while. For example, I have a best pressure cooker that I have been using for several years without a problem. However, I have also heard of problems from people with inexpensive pressure cookers.
Therefore, in my opinion, you should invest a little more money in a good model so that you can use it for many years or even a lifetime without having any problems with it.