Oh my! I highly recommend buying a good quality, stainless steel pressure cooker if you're going to eat beans on a regular basis. I can come home from work at 5:30pm, look in the refrigerator & cupboards, and decide I want pinto beans (or black beans, or whatever) for dinner. Put them in the pressure cooker, bring to initial high pressure, turn off, release pressure, drain off the water, rinse, add fresh water, put it back to cook and cook about 30 to 60 minutes and they're done.
If I get brilliant and remember in the morning to start the beans, I'll turn on the cooker until it hits pressure, turn it off and leave it. When I get home from work, I drain, rinse, add fresh water and they typically take less than 30 minutes to finish.
As a vegetarian who uses beans as a major protein source, I cannot imagine being happy in my kitchen without my pressure cooker!
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