JOANIE527-Most recipes can be adapted for use in a pressure cooker. You do need at least one cup of water for steam. If you don't want to stew meats, put them on a rack or steamer insert. Same with veggies. Decrease cooking time by 2/3. For example. if something normally cooks in an hour, pressure cook for 15 minutes. Add quick cooking veggies at the end, and bring up to pressure for a minute or two.
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10 2/10/13 7:48 P
I have several pressure cookers the old stove top and electric. I highly recommend electric, as I have had an old one blow up...there were still beans on the walls behind things when we moved years later. You can find all kinds of pressure cooker recipes on the internet.
I think that is the one advertised on The Bay Company (in Canada) web site. It is the Breville model. Is that your brand name?I would like to order one but it costs almost $200.00. However, since you gave it high marks, I think I will proceed. I need to also replace my 10 year old slow cooker so it sounds like this combination cooker will fit the bill. Thanks again for your input.
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I have a pressure cooker that is also a slow cooker and you can brown in it and steam in it. It was a christmas gift two years ago and I can honestly say its the best gift I ever received.
I love it and use it several times a week. I do a lot of vegetables in it and there done in minutes. I highly recommend it.
I love my pressure cooker. I started with a 6 quart electric. When it died I bought an 8 quart stove top. I sub, so I enjoy cooking dinner the night before and reheating it the next day without having to deal with the slow cooker.
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I agree that it is kind of a life changer. Beans from dried are the first obvious advantage. Risotto is easy, creamy and wonderful. rice and other grains are fast. artichokes. Soup stock is really rich
my advice is buy bigger than you think you'll need. you can always cook with it less full but you don't want to fill more than 2/3 or 3/4 full and you're going to want to make a lot of soup.
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5 1/27/13 3:03 P
I highly recommend a pressure cooker. I've only been using mine for about a year but it now gets more action than my other pots. I find that we are eating a more healthy options, higher fiber and nutrient foods, because I'm not limited by a cook time anymore. You can cook brown rice faster in a pressure cooker than you can cook white rice in a regular pot. We are eating a lot more beans now too, whether I'm making refried beans or adding them to a soup. I got a great deal on an 8qt. presto brand cooker on Amazon. I would recommend that size if you're cooking for a family.
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520 1/24/13 2:55 P
They are quicker and in some instances can impart more flavor then conventional cooking. They are worth it. 6 quart is a great starter, but once you start using you may find the need for a second. They are great.
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40 1/22/13 8:39 P
I have been looking at getting one because they make everything so much quicker. I found this link that I thought was helpful: http://www.consumersearch.com/pressure-coo ker-reviews
I am thinking of buying a pressure cooker and was curious to get some opinions. I do a lot of cooking including soaking beans and then cooking them, lots of soups, stews, etc. I know I would use it but want to know if it is worth purchasing. Also which brand should I buy? I'm thinking of the 6 quart size, is that a good choice?
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