I was introduced to pressure cooking earlier this year by way of the Instant Pot, and eventually started using a traditional electric pressure cooker. Admittedly, I was skeptical about pressure cookers right off the bat; I just didn't quite understand why I might need one. I already have a slower cooker (which felt far safer to use), and while some people sing the praises of this appliance, I didn't know a lot of people who actually owned one. It made me wonder if pressure cookers were a little out of fashion.
It took some time to learn the ropes of pressure cooking, but its ability to radically speed up cooking won me over — big time. It answered my question of how do I get dinner on the table, fast? Pressure cookers may have fallen in and out of favor over the years, but this is one appliance that certainly has a place in today's kitchen.