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7 advantages of cooking with a pressure cooker

7 advantages of cooking with a pressure cooker

When the pressure is on to prepare a flavorful meal, busy professionals and active families turn to pressure cooking. This fast and efficient cooking method uses high heat and steam with results similar to cooking low and slow but in a fraction of the time.

There are many advantages to this centuries-old cooking method, but don't be intimidated. Unlike your grandmother's pressure cooker that would shake and rattle on the stovetop, today's electric pressure cookers, like the Proctor Silex® 3 Quart Simplicity™ Pressure Cooker, have come a long way and are much more user-friendly.

Listed below are our top seven advantages of pressure cooker cooking. 

7 advantages of using a pressure cooker

Easy to Use
Today's new electric multi-cookers are designed to make pressure cooking easier than ever. The Proctor Silex pressure cooker uses True Slow™ technology to ensure a gradual rise in temperature so your slow-cooked food won't overcook.

Reduced Cooking Time
Pressure cookers use steam and heat inside a sealed pot to quickly produce rich flavors. In fact, food can be cooked up to 70% faster than conventional cooking methods. It can cook chicken from frozen in a little over 5 minutes or make tender and juicy pot roast in under an hour.

Versatile
Your Proctor Silex pressure cooker does more than cook with steam pressure. This multi-function wonder can also slow cook on high or low, sauté, and keep food warm until you're ready to serve. Along with delicious and juicy meals, it can also make rice, yogurt, frittatas, and even cheesecake. 

Healthy and Flavorful
Shorter cooking times might even preserve more vitamins and nutrients. In this study published in The Journal of Food Science, cooking broccoli in a pressure cooker preserved 90% of its vitamin C compared to basic steaming and boiling. One thing is for sure, cooking with steam pressure enables you to make fall-off-the-bone pot roasts in under an hour – even when using cheaper cuts of meat.

Quieter 
The Proctor Silex pressure cooker releases steam with both quick-release and slow, natural release options so there's a lot less noise than those old stovetop models. It is normal for some steam to release during cooking, but you’ll likely hear very minimal whistling or hissing. 

Easy to Clean and Store
The Proctor Silex pressure cooker is compact, so it easily fits on your countertop and stores in your cabinet. The nonstick pot is also dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

Saves Time and Energy
You can whip up dinner even on those busy evenings without filling your sink with pots and pans to clean. Whether you're making a hearty batch of beef chili or a gourmet Moroccan-inspired stew, a pressure cooker can get it done quickly and without the fuss. 

Recipes for your pressure cooker 

From stews to cheesecake, these recipes will make the pressure cooker your favorite small appliance for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. 

Chicken Breast with Rice
Go straight from the freezer to the pressure cooker with this simple but juicy and delicious chicken dinner.
 
Pressure Cooker Frittata
Whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, this bacon, spinach, and pepper frittata makes a satisfying meal in less than 20 minutes. Omit bacon for a tasty vegetarian option.
 
Moroccan-Inspired Stew
This delicious one-pot medley of flavors is perfect when you’re craving a warm and satisfying vegetarian meal.
 
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Cream cheese, pumpkin pie, and a few other ingredients come together for a silky and smooth cheesecake that is hard to resist. 

Pot Roast with Vegetables
No time to slow-cook? Use a pressure cooker to cook a mouthwatering batch of pot roast in under an hour.
 
Beef Chili
Need a go-to chili recipe for game day? With the perfect blend of beef, beans, and zesty seasoning, this easy recipe will become a family favorite. 


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