I have been working hard to make health a priority for our family! We’ve been going to the gym regularly and eating healthier! One of the things that has helped us is using our pressure cooker for quick easy healthy meals! For those of you who are on the fence, I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on pressure cookers and let you decide which is the best pressure cooker for your family!
There are plenty of reasons that a pressure cooker is a good kitchen gadget to buy. You can make meals in less cooking time. The pressure cooker helps to keep the nutrition in food, even in ones that are heat sensitive.
A pressure cooker can maintain both the flavor and moisture in food. It also makes meat tender. There are so many things that a pressure cooker can do for you!
Which is the best pressure cooker?
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker has one of the fastest cleanups of pressure cookers on the market. It has 14 programs that enable it to be used as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer or to sauté or brown foods.
It’s super easy to use, too. All you have to do is press a button to have vegetables ready to eat in as little as 4 minutes. If you’d like to have some real potatoes, you don’t have to wait for them to cook in the oven.
Throw a potato (or 2) in the pressure cooker and it will be ready to eat in about 15 minutes. The Instant Pot can also make chili or soups. You can even use it to make yogurt.
The entire time the cooker is preparing your food, it constantly checks the pressure along with the temperature. The technology in the cooker allows it to adjust not only the time but the temperature of the cooking process.
This appliance is designed with safety in mind. It has a safety lid lock, a pressure regulator, a magnetic lid sensor, a leaky lid sensor, an anti-blockage vent, excess pressure protection, automatic pressure control, automatic temperature control and high temperature monitoring.
It comes with different selections for cooking and includes a timer so that you can delay cooking for up to a day. It has a warming function that will last an impressive 10 hours.
You can wash the both the lid and inner pot in the dishwasher but the rest of it must be wiped clean.
Cuisinart CPC-600 6 Quart 1000 Watt Electric Pressure Cooker
The Cuisinart CPC-600 6 Quart 1000 Watt Electric Pressure Cooker can be used to create healthy meals by creating a cooking environment that will seal in the flavor and moisture of foods.
At the same time, it uses a heating and pressure system that protects the nutrients of the foods it cooks. You can make everything from main food dishes to desserts.
It comes with a digital easy to read display and a menu that uses push button controls. It has a digital thermostat that can automatically keep the temperatures within a safe level.
You can cook using the automatic settings like browning or sautéing, low or high pressure cooking or keeping foods warm. The safety features include a locking lid.
It has a timer that can you can set to the desired cooking time as well as an LED countdown display. The handles are cool touch but certain spots on the cooker will get hot.
There is a cooking pot inside the cooker that can be taken out to be washed. A trivet is also included with this model.
Power Pressure Cooker XL and Canner
The Power Pressure Cooker and Canner is an eight quart, steam and slow cooker made of stainless steel that boasts a non stick surface and a digital element.
It’s another option you can use to make healthy meals. This is a cooker that can take the place of a lot of other appliances such as a rice cooker or steamer. This model comes with some of the most often used functions already programmed into the appliance.
You get the chicken and meat button, one for soups or stews and another for beans or lentils. There’s also a pre-programmed button for rice or risotto and one for fish or vegetables.
Other function choices include a can/preserve button, one for keeping food warm and one for canning or preserving. This model has a timer delay as well as a time adjustment.
You can choose to cook food on quick, medium or well. The rice cooking option includes white, brown or wild rice. There’s also a slow cooker option so it can be used in place of a crockpot. The pressure cooker has the technology that locks flavor in the foods that you cook. The inner pot is removable and is dishwasher safe.
Do you have a favorite pressure cooker?