With the advent of pressure cookers the cooking process has become so much simpler and easier. This gadget quickens the cooking and ensures that you are able to churn out mouth watering dishes in a very short time. There is no doubt that technology has made our life far more comfortable that our ancestors. In pressure cookers the entire process of cooking is carried out in a sealed container that ensures that air and liquids do not escape beyond a permissible amount. In enables the food to cook at a higher temperature and humidity as compared to the conventional cooking in a non pressurized utensil. The food value is also retained, thus ensuring that you are able to get all the nutrition.
In earlier days there have been isolated incidents of the pressure cookers having exploded during the cooking process, these things were of the past. In today’s era the manufacturers have looked into all these factors and many safety features have been introduced which will enable you to prepare meal in the pressure cookers for your loved ones without the fear of it exploding. They are fitted with valves which will automatically release the pressure when the heat source is switched off. Unless and until the entire pressure is released the lid cannot be opened. It comes with indicators which will tell you when it is safe to open the lid. Some of the new generation pressure cookers come with three safety valves which makes sure that in case of pressure built up which is unusually high then the unwanted pressure will be released quickly.
There are a lot of models available in the market which will facilitate you to enjoy the cooking process. There are few things that you need to follow while using a pressure cooker- you should always do a thorough inspection before using it. You should check whether the gasket is in good condition and make sure that you replace the gasket at least once every year and then check whether the interior of the cooker is cleaned properly. After you are assured that all these things are in proper order then you can start with your cooking process. Use the exact amount of water, never pour more water than the prescribed amount otherwise the excess water will flow out affecting the rate of cooking. Never fry food in the pressure cooker. Ensure that before opening the lid the entire pressure is released, this can be done either by allowing the pressure to be released on its own or by manually releasing it. You should be very careful when you handle the pressure cookers, you should never permit the steam to fall on your face because there are very high chances that you might burn your skin. After the cooking is over clean the pressure cooker properly.
Pressure cookers have more than proved its worth and they adorn a very special place in the kitchens world wide. This amazing gadget has reduced the cooking time and ensures that the nutrition value of the food is not lost during the cooking process.