A pressure cooker is a pot with a special lid that cooks food faster by regulating the pressure inside the cooker.

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Quick pressure release vs natural pressure release

I have read recipies that suggest letting the pressure naturally release when cooking grains in a pressure cooker. I've always just released the pressure quickly through the pressure relief valve. ...
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How to convert slow cooker recipes to pressure cooker with different cooking times?

Google results for this question either don't answer the question at all or don't address what happens when multiple ingredients have different pressure cooking times. I'm specifically looking to ...
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What kind of foods react with aluminium pressure cookers?

While researching about pressure cookers, I found a comment in a review that says: As with all aluminum pressure cookers, the metal will react with some foods and can overheat if you are not ...
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Pressure Cooker to Stovetop conversion?

I want to make ramen, in particular, tonkatsu ramen. My cookbook is in Japanese and even though I'm reading everything else fine, a part of it is confusing me (but no worries, I'm not confused about ...
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Simmering versus pressure cooking stock [duplicate]

Is there any advantage to using a pressure cooker to make stock versus simmering it?
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Would pressure cooking stock create a different result?

I have always made bone stocks by simmering them for a long, long time, either on the stove or in a slow cooker. My new housemate insists this can be done in a pressure cooker. I'm sure this is true, ...
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Pressure cookers — why are they good at things normally cooked at low heat?

Can someone please explain why pressure cookers are recommended for recipes that normally require low heat (about 180F). Normal recipes for braises, beans, stock, etc suggest cooking them as low and ...
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Is aluminum pressure cooker reactive? Will it give “off” flavors?

I have an aluminum (not stainless steel) 5 qt pressure cooker that I bought fairly cheaply at a kitchen ware outlet store. It seems the traditional pressure cooker application for canning doesn't ...
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Why would a pressure cooker shorten a braise time?

Say I'm braising a pork shoulder. As i understand it, the point is to maintain a temperature that will melt collagen, while staying below a temperature that would toughen the meat. A good temp for ...
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Brining before dehydrating?

I dehydrate my own pressure cooked chicken for camping trips where I add them soups and stews. I cook the chicken in a pressure cooker (rather than baking it or poaching it) to make it more tender and ...
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If I use a diffuser will I be able to use a pressure cooker to can food on my glass top stove?

I have a glass top stove and just purchased an All American pressure cooker/canner. It's very heavy and will hold 7 quarts or 19 pints. If I use a diffuser will I be able to use my stove to can food?
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Does cooking in a pressure cooker destroy nutrients?

I've read that because of the higher temperature specially vegetables lose more nutrients in a pressure cooker as opposed to a normal cooking method. Is this true?
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pressure cooking THEN water bath canning

I wanted to make and can my grandma's tomato soup but it calls for carrots and I don't have a pressure canner. I made the soup in a 15 PSI pressure cooker and then poured it into sterilized jars and ...
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Can you make popcorn in a pressure cooker?

Will the temperature become too high and will the popcorn burn? Can anything bad happen? Edit: Picture tells the tale. On the left, 5 minutes under pressure. On the right 3,5 minutes without ...
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why use a pressure cooker for collagen to gelatin conversion?

I was watching S13E16 of Good Eats and to cook his chicken for "chicken and dumplings", he places an old hen (instead of a rooster) in the pressure cooker at the maximum temperature & pressure. ...
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Cooking two pieces of meat in pressure cooker

I know that I need to cook beef for 15 minutes per pound (500 g) in the pressure cooker for well done. So one 4 pound (2 Kg) roast would cook for one hour. But what if I cook two 2 pound (1 Kg) ...
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Canning in a Pressure Cooker

Well, unfortunately the present my mom got me last Christmas turned out to be a pressure cooker and not a pressure canner. I've read that it is unsafe to can low acid foods using a pressure cooker. ...
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What kinds of pressure cookers are there, and what are they good for?

I have never owned a pressure cooker, nor been in a kitchen which has one. But they have been a topic around the site and the blog lately, so I got curious. When I took a look, I noticed that they ...
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New potatoes in pressure cooker with salt: how to optimize water amount and cooking time?

I am trying to replicate a recipe that my father-in-law performed once at homeā€¦ well, not much of a recipe, rather a cooking style, as you'll see. The idea is to cook new potatoes (specifically, new ...
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What am I doing wrong with my pressure cooker?

Every time I try to cook beef in my pressure cooker it gets dry and inedible. Today I tried with 2 x 450 g (2 x 1 lb) beef, with .5 l (2 cups) water and 25 minutes. The result was very dry and there ...
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Ideal pressure cooker size for cooking a pound (454g) of beans

I'm shopping for a pressure cooker. Could anyone advise me on what size of pressure cooker is sufficient for cooking a pound of beans? I don't want to buy one that is too small and overcrowd it.
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Maillard in a Pressure Cooker

I was reading about frying in On Food And Cooking this weekend and it mentions that frying works so much better than oven cooking because oil has a far higher specific heat than air so it is able to ...
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How can I tell if the food inside a pressure cooker is done cooking?

I've been looking into getting a pressure cooker since it works on the premise of increasing the boiling temp of water thereby cooking things more quickly. Operating on the premise that a pressure ...
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Cooking Chicken in Cooker Versus Pan?

I usually cook Chicken curry in pressure-cooker so that it gets done fast. I usually get advice for expert cooks that its better to cook it in a pan on low heat. But I don't really find a great deal ...
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How do I stop the pressure cooker from clogging up when cooking lentils?

When I cook yellow lentils at home, the valve of the pressure cooker seems to clog up. How do I prevent this? By clog up, I mean that the pressure cooker sits quietly on the burner and then all of a ...
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What types of cooking are pressure cookers most useful for?

We were just clearing out our kitchen and stared at this brand new, unused pressure cooker we got for our wedding over 10 years ago! We've never felt the need to use it before. I know it's supposed ...