Do You Use a Pressure Cooker? If So, What Do You Like to Cook in It?

Do You Use a Pressure Cooker? If So, What Do You Like to Cook in It?

Faith Durand
May 15, 2012

One welcome question I heard from readers for Reader Request Week was, "More on pressure cookers please!" Pressure cookers are a very undervalued appliance in many American kitchens, although they are more widely used in other parts of the world. A pressure cooker can cook dried beans in under 20 minutes, a pot roast to tenderness in 45. Sounds amazing, right? Do you have a pressure cooker, and if so, what do you like to cook in it?

We'll be doing more pressure cooker posts soon; I am a newbie to pressure cooking but will bring you my thoughts and first impressions on this method of cooking in a couple weeks.

Until then, I'd love to hear your own opinions and experiences of pressure cooking. What do you like about it? What's it most useful for? If you had to pick — slow cooker or pressure cooker?

More Pressure Cooker Posts
Food Science: How Pressure Cookers Work
Shopping for Pressure Cookers: Any Recommendations?
What Can I Do With a Pressure Cooker?

It's Reader Request Week at The Kitchn! This post was requested by AmyElizC and discerning.

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