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You’ve just been given a pressure cooker as a Christmas gift by your great aunt Beatrice, and you’d much rather have had a check.

You have no idea what the heck this big pot with the strange lid is for, or how to use it. You really don’t cook all that much anyway, what with your job and the million other demands on your time. Cooking is way too time consuming, right?

Although you have to admit anything homemade does taste one heck of a lot better than the quick stuff you buy. And homemade has more nutrients, less additives, less harmful chemicals, everyone knows that. But it takes forever.

So what is this pressure cooker thing, and what possible use can it be to you?

Well, basically it’s a magic pot that’s going to change the way you look at cooking. A pressure cooker allows you to cook large quantities of food (inexpensive, mouth-watering, down-home food like bean soup or stew or chicken) in a very short time . And it’ll taste superb—even though it’s taken you less than an hour from start to finish.

A pressure cooker is generally made from aluminum or stainless steel . It has a locking lid that seals tight, so that air or liquids can’t escape. It creates intense heat inside the pot. Pressure builds up, maintained by the pressure regulator, and due to the high temperature, food gets hotter and cooks faster—recipes that would take hours to cook are done instead in minutes.

And this is a green appliance! You save enormous amounts of fuel, while producing delicious food from healthful raw ingredients. Vegetables steamed in a pressure cooker don’t lose vitamins and minerals the way they do during other cooking methods. They’re colorful, and moist, and filled with nutrients. Meat is thoroughly cooked, while remaining tender and flavorful.

Ever thought of having a bowl of steel cut oats for breakfast, and given up because of the long, long simmering involved? Who wants to get up an hour early to cook oats? A pressure cooker produces a bowl of oats in mere minutes, less time than it takes to give your teeth a good brushing. Load on the brown sugar and cream, and enjoy.

And darn it all, if Great Aunt Beatrice didn’t buy you one for Christmas, purchasing a pressure cooker yourself isn’t that expensive. There are many different models and sizes, but basically they all do the same thing—they make it simple to serve wonderful meals in record time.

Pressure cookers have been around since great grandma’s day. Kitchen gadgets come and go, rise and fall in popularity. The sturdy pressure cooker fell out of favor for a while, when everyone fell in love with microwaves and convection ovens. And everyone’s heard the story of Grandma’s pressure cooker blowing up and ruining the ceiling. Pressure cookers from the sixties didn’t have the safety features that are standard on today’s models.

So if she came through, write Great Aunt Beatrice a sincere thank you note. You are the lucky recipient of an appliance whose popularity is on the rise. Your pressure cooker will save time and energy. It will also keep you healthy, and might even be the reason you lose those ten pesky pounds. Most meals made in a pressure cooker are filling and low in calories.

Pressure cooking is one of the healthiest ways of cooking. And think of the money you’ll save on eating out. Take that magic pot out of the box and fire ‘er up. You’ll soon find you can’t live without it.


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