Not anymore. Exploding pressure cookers that leave dinner on the ceiling are so yesterday. But what’s a pressure cooker anyway? A heavy stainless steel pot with a lock-on lid that forms an airtight seal. The sealed lid creates pressure, which elevates the boiling point of the liquid inside, and that means things cook faster. The result: Dinner can be on the table in no time. Modern cookers offer safety features against explosive pressure building up, including a steam release system and double-locking lids. People are hooked on pressure cookers because:
They’re versatile. You can cook everything from side dishes and simple entrées to fancy meals and desserts in minutes.
They’re great for vegetables. Quickcooking your veggies helps retain not only their colors and flavors, but also their vitamins and minerals.