The pressure cookers you can use to create meals in the kitchen today bear little resemblance to the models that belong to a previous generation, so it’s time to find out how you can put some tasty meals together in no time at all.
If you decide to buy an Electric Power Pressure Cooker XL™ for example, you are well on the way to enjoying some delicious home cooked recipes and to get the most out of your cooking options
Get an extra lid
Your power pressure cookers come with a lid of course but it is not a bad idea to get an extra lid, as it will definitely come in handy at certain times.
An extra lid will keep things warmer and if you alternate between lids you will help to minimize wear and tear on the rubber silicone rings. Your manufacturer will often offer you a glass lid as a spare part but you could also use a tempered glass lid, provided it is a good fit.
Best way to steam vegetables
If you read most pressure cooker reviews you will often hear mention of how useful a steamer basket is, when you want to steam fruit and vegetables.
If you are going to buy one accessory for your pressure cooker it should be a steamer basket. If you make use of the various compartments within the basket, you should be able to easily cook various different items of fruit and vegetables, saving you time and helping to avoid extra cooking utensils.
You should bear in mind that different varieties of vegetables will cook within slightly different timeframes, so think about arranging them closer or furthest away from the heat source, depending on what is required.
Best for roasting a chicken
Trivets are very useful for keeping food and heat-proof containers from touching the base of the pressure cooker.
You will also find that a trivet and rack is your ideal partner for successfully cooking a roast chicken using your pressure cooker.
Get creative with custard cups
If you like making flans or egg muffins for breakfast and are partial to a creme brulee, these are just some of your options if you add some six-ounce custard cups to your accessory list.
Any dessert which requires a water bath is an absolutely perfect candidate for your pressure cooker because of the moist environment it provides.
If you are going to be getting creative with your custard cups and creating some desserts with a delicate flavor, you might also want to consider investing in a spare silicone ring for your pressure cooker.
A lot of people tend to have a second gasket on hand, which they reserve for milder tasting foods, as your regular one used for other cooking may have absorbed some odors over time, which could taint the delicate flavor of something like a creme brulee.
Invest in a modern pressure cooker with some useful accessories and you will soon be turning out some very tasty meals in your kitchen.