Pressure Cookers

What’s the Difference Between a Slow Cooker and Pressure Cooker? — Word of Mouth

Both slow cookers and pressure cookers are fantastic tools for convenient, hands-off cooking. These handy appliances do the heavy lifting when braising and stewing tough cuts of meat, cooking beans, and so many more things.

But while they can both produce similar results, these two appliances are quite different. If you've ever wondered about the differences, here's a quick guide.

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Why I Chose the Pressure Cooker over the Slow Cooker — Cooking for Kids

As we walk in the door at 5:45 p.m., the most stressful part of our day begins. Jonas, my 16-month-old, instantly starts banging his little fist against his open mouth signing that he wants to eat. Darby, my three-year-old, runs in asking, “Can you make me a ‘pecial dinner, Mama?” It is a mad rush to find something nutritious to serve them fast — berries, carrots, yogurt, cheese, and whole wheat pasta are frequently seen on their plates. It is all I can muster.

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Another Way to Use Your Pressure Cooker to Make Breakfast — Comment of the Day

I've talked before about how I use my pressure cooker to make a week of breakfast at once, by cooking a big batch of soft-boiled eggs. (Bonus: They're so much easier to peel when cooked in the pressure cooker!)

But here's another idea, from a comment that showed up in our post about making oatmeal in jars ...

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The Instant Pot Is One Machine That Does the Work of 7 Gadgets — Product Review

Product: Instant Pot
Price: $134.95
Overall Impression: Instant Pot is a seven-in-one multi-cooker that works as an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, and sauté pan all in one.

Living in New York City, with limited kitchen space, I've always shied away from single-use appliances, no matter how great they seem. Over the past six months I've been getting more and more curious about introducing a pressure cooker to my kitchen, and I've always wanted a rice cooker, but I simply don't have the space to store them.

So, when I was introduced to the kitchen appliance that functions as multiple appliances (including a pressure cooker and rice cooker), I was excited to give it a try.

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The Instant Pot Is One Machine That Does the Work of 7 Gadgets — Product Review

Product: Instant Pot
Price: $134.95
Overall Impression: Instant Pot is a seven-in-one multi-cooker that works as an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, and sauté pan all in one.

Living in New York City, with limited kitchen space, I've always shied away from single-use appliances, no matter how great they seem. Over the past six months I've been getting more and more curious about introducing a pressure cooker to my kitchen, and I've always wanted a rice cooker, but I simply don't have the space to store them.

So, when I was introduced to the kitchen appliance that functions as multiple appliances (including a pressure cooker and rice cooker), I was excited to give it a try.

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Tell Us: What Do You Look for in an Electric Pressure Cooker? — Product Reviews

The electric pressure cooker is the underdog of the small kitchen appliance world. While a slow cooker has a "set it and forget it" motto, the pressure cooker requires more learning and attending to. An electric pressure cooker, however, can marry the convenience of the slow cooker with the speed and greater versatility of a pressure cooker.

Buying your first electric pressure cooker can be a little daunting. Are you in the market for an electric pressure cooker? How do you decide? We want to help!

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