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Old 08-26-2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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Pressure Cooker

I am considering buying an electric pressure cooker.
If you have one, how do you like it and would you consider it a good investment?

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Old 08-26-2008, 12:42 PM   #2
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Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!! More yeses than necessary - that's how much I love my pc!!!!!

Peruse these threads - some are recipes and others are this very question you have.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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Kitchenelf,
What kind do you have?
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:28 PM   #4
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I have a WMF that's either a 6 quart or an 8 - I can't remember. IMHO you don't need to spend that much money on one. I got carried away and it doesn't do anything different than the one I bought originally for much less. I just wanted a new toy...and it was shiny and pretty!

My pressure cooker is my microwave. I've never been one to plan ahead so it has saved me MANY nights! I can have a beautiful hunk of meat in 1 1/2 hours...a whole chicken in roughly 30 minutes...falling apart corned beef...you want me to keep going??????
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:41 PM   #5
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I am considering buying an electric pressure cooker.
If you have one, how do you like it and would you consider it a good investment?

I don't know... I think they are a fad.....


Seriously, you gotta get yourself one of those. Most definitely. Don't be concerned with the electric ones not reaching the "proper" atmospheric pressure as the stovetop ones, they work great. Timers, auto shut offs, double as a slow cooker (at least the one I have from QVC), idiot proof.
Just last week I took a couple country style ribs over to the neighbors. It seemed the right thing to do because my neighbor came over as I was searing them on the grill because he could smell them cooking. So after I finished them off in the pressure cooker I ran a couple over. Last night as I was chatting with them I had to tell his wife exactly how I cooked them. She couldn't believe I had country ribs that tasted like and were that tender in under an hour.
It's a very useful kitchen tool/appliance. Maybe not one you use every day, but when you do you will be glad you have it.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:47 PM   #6
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Hey! I just followed your link, ke, and my post is there from a couple weeks ago On Google and everything

The ones I did last week; along with the chicken broth, I added some BBQ sauce and some hot sauce, still keeping the ribs up on the rack and out of the mixture of liquids. It gave them a kind of saucy taste, without having any sauce actually on them.
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Hey! I just followed your link, ke, and my post is there from a couple weeks ago On Google and everything
Your famous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have a WMF that's either a 6 quart or an 8 - I can't remember. IMHO you don't need to spend that much money on one. I got carried away and it doesn't do anything different than the one I bought originally for much less. I just wanted a new toy...and it was shiny and pretty!

My pressure cooker is my microwave. I've never been one to plan ahead so it has saved me MANY nights! I can have a beautiful hunk of meat in 1 1/2 hours...a whole chicken in roughly 30 minutes...falling apart corned beef...you want me to keep going??????
Hubby, adillo303 and I are also toying with getting a pressure cooker - We weren't aware there were electric pressure cookers - do they compare with the stove top pc's.
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I bought a Cuisinart pressure cooker and it really is great.
Tonight, I did a pot roast in 55 minutes. It is very tender and has tons of flavor. I made it for tomorrow. I'll degrease the liquid for my gravy to go with mashed potatoes.

I also used it for chicken and lentil soups. I want to try some new recipes, as well.
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I bought a Cuisinart pressure cooker and it really is great.
Tonight, I did a pot roast in 55 minutes. It is very tender and has tons of flavor. I made it for tomorrow. I'll degrease the liquid for my gravy to go with mashed potatoes.

I also used it for chicken and lentil soups. I want to try some new recipes, as well.
Is it electric or not? I know Cuisinart makes products in both lines.
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