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4 Great reasons to learn how to cook with a pressure cooker

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Some things cannot be improved upon. Cooking with a pressure cooker is one of those things. Long before there were microwave and convection ovens, generations of cooks relied on their trusty pressure cookers; and for good reason. Once mastered, pressure cookers are time savers that produce great food.

In the time it takes to get into a car and drive to the nearest fast food joint and back, you can create a great meal that is healthier and less expensive. In an economy as tight as this one, a pressure cooker can be your new best friend. Learning to cook with this device will help you stretch your food dollars at the same time it produces healthier food for your family.

If you have never used a pressure cooker before they can seem formidable. Don't let that stop you from learning how to use this multifaceted kitchen tool. You won't regret it and neither will your family.

These top four reasons for loving pressure cooking should inspire you.

  1. Money saver - One of the best things about pressure cookers is they can turn inexpensive cuts of meat into marvelous meals. Chuck roasts, pot roasts, eye round, bottom round, all come out tender and juicy. Any cut of meat or chicken is generally better cooked under pressure.
  2. Time saver - Do you love beef stew, corn beef and cabbage, risotto? Name a food and know that its cooking time can be reduced by 70% or more!
  3. Energy saver - Compare the amount of time it takes to cook a roast the traditional way in an oven, around 3 hours verses 40 minutes in a pressure cooker. Because you using less energy to cook with, pressure cooking foods helps keep your kitchen cooler in the warm months.
  4. Calorie saver - Less expensive cuts of meat have a lower fat content. That in turn means fewer calories. More importantly cooking foods under pressure, including vegetables helps retain more vitamins & minerals. Fast food is generally high in calories, saturated fats and salt. All of these can be minimized with your pressure cooker.

Pressure cookers range in price from as little as $50 for an aluminum cooker to as much as $290 for the top of the line stainless steel versions. Check for sales and definitely check the on line speciality sites, including Amazon, for your best selection.

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