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. Safe and super simple to use, with easy locking systems (they’re a far cry from the hissing, lid-rattling versions of old), they’re a brilliant way of creating healthy, economical food in half the time. Speedy, economical cooking Juggling our busy lifestyles – and finances – in today’s world isn’t easy, and we know that clever shortcuts and thrifty, energy-efficient cooking can make such a big difference to your quality of life. Ideal for making traditionally slow-cooked meals such as curries, stews and casseroles much faster, pressure cookers are a great way of eating healthy ‘proper’ food regardless of how crazy life gets. Quick, efficient, and up to 90 per cent faster than a pan on the hob, a pressure cooker has to be one of the most economical cooking methods. It boils liquid – such as water, stock, wine or broth – inside a sealed cooking pot, increasing the pressure and the liquid’s maximum temperature, meaning that cooking speed is significantly increased. The steam is locked into the food as it cooks, so it keeps more of its flavour and vitamins, giving you and the family succulent, tasty and very healthy meals in no time. What can I cook in a pressure cooker? 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. Because of the way it cooks, a pressure cooker is particularly well-suited to cheaper cuts of meat, along with inexpensive pulses – such as lentils, peas and dried beans. Not just for meat, pressure cookers are great for desserts – especially steamed caramel custards, cheesecakes and Christmas puddings. Choosing the right pressure cooker 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 have a big family or are a fan of batch-cooking, then a pressure cooker with a larger capacity, like our 5.5L Pressure Cooker, might be the one for you. And don’t forget, multicookers and Crock Pots often have a pressure cooking setting – plus you get to benefit from all the other features they have. And Sage’s The Fast Slow Pro can pressure cook and slow cook.