Pressure Cookers A pressure cooker is a one-pot cooking phenomenon. It cooks all your ingredients at the same time - and seals in the goodness for an extra nutritional boost. This has to be one of the most economical cooking methods. A pressure cooker is quick, efficient, and up to 60 per cent faster than a pan on the hob. It locks in steam so food keeps more of its flavour and vitamins, giving you and the family succulent, tasty and very healthy meals in no time. With a pressure cooker meat goes from tough to tender in a fraction of the time it takes to cook beef, lamb, pork and chicken conventionally. Not just for meat, pressure cookers are great for desserts - especially steamed caramel custards and Christmas puddings. Pressure cooking is no longer restricted to the hob. Microwave cookware has come on leaps and bounds in recent years resulting in microwave pressure cookers that cook food even faster than a standard pressure cooker (whilst retaining the nutrients) and take up less room in your cupboards. If you want to learn how pressure cookers work and why they retain nutrients then read our article Pressure Cookers Explained or alternatively view our electric multi-cookers here.