Today I thought I would share a new kitchen tool I recently purchased. It is a digital pressure cooker.
I have always been afraid to use one because I have heard tales of them exploding. lol But after seeing this one demonstrated on the Home Shopping Network I decided to give it a try.
Mostly I was looking for a way to cook beans without it taking all day. To my surprise the electric pressure cookers are very easy to use.
And my first trial, I cooked one cup of dry beans in two cups of water. And in 6 minutes I had 3 cups of beans perfectly cooked!
Next I decided to try making stew.
I browned some stew meat. Tossed it in the inner pot with onions, potatoes, frozen carrots and peas, some chicken broth (I was out of beef broth), 2 cups of water and seasonings. It took 20 minutes to cook. The meat comes out so tender it practically melts in your mouth and the vegetables are perfectly cooked.
I am totally sold on this time saver tool. Clean up is very easy, too. There are a lot of brands of digital pressure cookers out there and they can be pretty expensive. I was very lucky to be able to get a Wolfgang Puck refurbished one from PremierAppliance.com for $40 including shipping.
I am looking forward to lots of time saving cooking with this fun appliance.