Tell Me About Pressure Cookers

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by mtnhomechick, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I should know about them but I don't. How do they work? I don't can.....although I should......but I think I want one for cooking.

    Can anyone teach me?


  2. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    N'rn Wisconsin
    Here's a bunch of info on the pressure cooker... WIKIPEDIA

    I've only used my for canning.
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I know several people that use theirs frequently. I plan on buying one soon. I've borrowed my mother's to cook grains. It took minutes!
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

    Oct 16, 2008
    I have used one for cooking.. works very well. just follow the booklet that comes with it..

    the biggest thing I can tell you to NOT do is open it until ALL the pressure is gone..

    and use moderate heat..
  5. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    I use mine for canning and some cooking. It does a great job on pot roasts and other meats that take long, moist cooking, just take out the long. You can have a delicious, tender, juicy pot roast or pork & sauerkraut, or whatever in under an hour.
  6. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Just put one on my wish list on Amazon. It seems so much healthier.........and quicker.

    I make lunches twice a week for war vets here and I always used my crock pot or just a dutch oven on the stove....but a pressure cooker seems like a better idea.

    BTW....Thanks Nemo.....should have thought to look there!
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    A pressure cooker is a healthy way to cook it captures all the vitamins..and a time saver.
    follow the direction and DONT open untill
    pressure is out.. I use mine for cooking..
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    My mom has her mother's pressure cooker. She uses it all the time and loves it. She replaces the seal every couple years.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I've got a pressure canner that I've only used for canning. Had worked well for me!

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