Move over, slow cookers! The pressure cooker is the new cool tool in the kitchen. It takes 40 minutes to cook un-soaked dried beans, and just 10 minutes for perfect chicken. It might not be the most intuitive gadget in your kitchen (cooking with pressure? huh?), but you'll be endlessly impressed with the fast results.
I've personally never used a pressure cooker – electric or stovetop. So, if you're intimidated by the process, I'm here to show you the beginner's perspective. This week at The Kitchn, I'm going to take three popular electric pressure cookers and see what they're capable of. Are they really that hard to understand, and will they change the way I cook in my kitchen?