If you have a busy life, you probably already are well aware of the benefits of a pressure cooker. It basically makes cooking much easier and saves you a lot of time. Not only that but studies have also shown that meals cooked in a pressure cooker can be healthier. The method of cooking allows the food to retain a lot of its nutrient properties that are lost in the process of cooking. If you learn to use it properly, chances are you won’t find much of a difference in taste either.
Tips to Buying Pressure Cooker
Stovetop or electric pressure cooker
The type of pressure cooker you get is important. The stovetop pressure cooker requires a stove whereas an electric one just needs an outlet. Stove pressure cooker gives you slightly more control over the heat you apply on the pressure cooker. While having control is good, it isn’t really necessary. Electric cookers allow you to control the heat also, just not to the extent as a stove top. Since with a stove top, you can easily see how much heat is applied whereas in electric it is a built-in mechanism.
We believe that the control isn’t that major a factor and preferred electric pressure cookers over stovetop ones. The fact that it was all pretty much automatic and provided a few more functionality made it a better choice.
Size of pressure cooker
The size depends on exactly how many people you plan on cooking for. You can easily get a cooker small enough for 2 people while also get one big enough for 15 people. If you are going to cook for yourself and your partner then a cooker less than 5 liters should work. If you are going to cook for up to 5 people then a cooker of about 7 liters should work. If you want one that is for a party, roughly 15 people then you will need one that is over 10 liters.
We recommend that you get a cooker that is suitable for your family size, not to get a bigger one unless you need it. Otherwise, it will mess up the cooking time of the pressure cooker.
Other than these considerations, you should also consider the following: