Go Green With a Pressure Cooker

Remember when you were young and you went to Grandma’s house for Sunday dinner, watching the old pressure cooker on the stove hissing and venting, wondering if this was the day when it would send the contents across the kitchen. Well thankfully technology and construction methods have moved on a great deal since then. Modern day pressure cookers have a lot more safety features than their old counterparts as we found out when we decided to purchase one.

There is no escaping from the global warming issue, it’s with us in news bulletins, posters, magazine articles in fact every where you turn.

All the reports are telling us to do what we can to cut down on our usage of fossil fuels and carbon emissions.

After reading a lot about pressure cookers online we were convinced they were a winner for us and the environment and here’s why.

Fuel saving

Pressure cookers are more efficient than a traditional cookware, this mean a much quicker cooking time which translates into less energy used. Some manufacturers claim a figure of up to 70 per cent faster. Over a year this equates to a really good reduction on your energy consumption, which also means less damage to the planet.

More healthy for you

Because the food is cooked in a fraction of the time and at higher temperatures than normal, food is much less likely to lose its colour and flavour. Vitamins that are lost or diluted through normal cooking with much larger quantities of water are retained in the food.

Less time spent in the kitchen

Quicker cooking means less time spent in the kitchen which was another plus for us. We both have jobs and cooking used to be the last thing we wanted to come home to. However that has now been reduced thanks to the time saved by the pressure cooker.

Your pressure cooker should last for years given the right treatment, If you want to give pressure cooking a go make sure you read all the instructions first, this is vital. The manual will acquaint you with all you need to know about your cooker and any precautions the manufacturer recommends you follow. There are planned maintenance routines to follow and while this is usually pretty minimal it’s an essential task.