Pressure Cookers

How Do I Cook Beans in the Pressure Cooker? — Good Questions

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Q: I bought my pressure cooker two years ago, but it is the older style with a weight on top that jiggles at full temp. Most of the recipes I cook are great, but most beans cooked for more than two minutes with a natural release method are mush. Fine for hummus but worthless for a salad, chili, etc. What am I doing wrong?

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Is the Best Way to Make Easy-to-Peel Eggs in the Pressure Cooker? — Putting Tips to the Test in The Kitchn

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Last week I took a look at whether or not adding baking soda to the boiling water makes hard-boiled eggs easier to peel and found that, unfortunately, it didn't seem to make a difference. So are there any tricks that do work?

You had plenty of ideas in the comments and on Facebook, but the one that intrigued me most was the suggestion to use a pressure cooker. Several readers mentioned that hard-boiled eggs cook faster in the pressure cooker and that even fresh eggs peel perfectly every time. I had to give the technique a try.

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Should I Buy a Rice Cooker or a Pressure Cooker? — Good Questions

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Q: With my student budget, I have to pick and choose my appliances. Should I buy a rice cooker or a pressure cooker? Can one be substituted for the other?

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Can You Help Me Get Over My Fear of the Pressure Cooker? — Good Questions

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Q: I am scared to death of my pressure cooker. My first use of my pressure cooker produced stiff, gummy, unchewable venison swimming in flavorless broth. My husband now grimaces at the memory of the Valentine's Day Venison Turned Pizza Night. Can you help me get over my fears of the dreaded pressure cooker?

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How To Make Chicken Stock in a Stovetop Pressure Cooker — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Making chicken stock is one of the top reasons why many people own and love their pressure cooker. Not only will a pressure cooker help you make a big pot of stock in just about one hour, but it will also likely taste richer and more fully flavored than the slow-simmered version, too. Read on for our favorite way to make chicken stock in the pressure cooker.

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5 Reasons Why a Pressure Cooker May Be Better Than a Slow Cooker

5 Situations When a Pressure Cooker May Be Better Than a Slow Cooker
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We've been rolling out posts on pressure cooking these past two weeks, looking at what a pressure does and how it cooks. Today let's take a minute to compare pressure cookers with an appliance a lot of us are more familiar with: the slow cooker. Is there a need for both in the kitchen? What if you only had to choose one? Here are some situations where a pressure cooker might actually beat out the slow cooker.

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