Start exploring
cooker info

Operation of a Pressure Cooker

operationThe invention of Pressure Cookers has revolutionized cooking by decreasing the cooking time by a massive degree. In addition to decreasing the cooking time by 70%, pressure cooking also decreases the energy used to cook food by 70% as compared to the conventional methods of cooking. It is for this reason that more and more people are buying pressure cookers and incorporating it in most of their recipes.

Although pressure cookers have a reputation of being the cause of many kitchen mishaps, almost all of these stories are associated with traditional pressure cookers from your parents’ or grandparents’ times. Modern day pressure cookers are completely safe and even suitable for being operated by amateur users owing to the multiple safety mechanisms incorporated in their design.

complete detailsAs an inquisitive user of this appliance like me, you might be interested as to how a cooker works or what to look when purchasing a best pressure cooker and what the mechanism is that makes the cooking process so fast. Pressure Cooker Girl can provide all of these question answers. In simplest terms, pressure cooker is just a metal container with a sealed lid and a valve to control the pressure inside.  It builds pressure inside the container by trapping steam. The pressure causes the boiling point of water to rise to around 120C as compared to the usual 100C. When food is cooked at this higher temperature the cooking time decreases by a significant degree.

To prevent any explosion, the valve ensures that the pressure within does not exceed the required levels. When the pressure reaches the required levels, the valve opens to allow excess steam to escape and maintain the pressure at that highest level. Pressure is directly related to the temperature by the


 equation known as “Ideal Gas Law”: PV=nRT where P is the pressure and T is the temperature. All other variables in the equation are constant in this case. The equation states that if the pressure is higher the temperature will be higher. By controlling the pressure at which the food is cooked, we can control its temperature and hence the cooking time.

Tough dishes like beans, grains and meat which take hours to cook by conventional methods, take less than 20 minutes to cook in a pressure cooker. Faster cooking also translates into less energy utilized in cooking which means you will be saving loads on your utility bills. In addition, the faster the food is cooked, the fewer nutrients it will lose which makes pressure cooking the healthiest way to prepare your meals. By sealing the steam inside, it ensures that the important vitamins and minerals are not evaporated out of the food with the steam.

Countertop Blenders

Reasons for Purchasing a Countertop Blender

Countertop blenders are one of the most common appliances present in almost every kitchen nowadays. These are very useful and convenient appliances which come in handy in a wide variety of everyday kitchen tasks. They come in a variety of different types, functionalities and price ranges.

The countertop blenders not only makes the best smoothies and milkshakes but provides its utility in countless other blending tasks as well. If you don’t already own a countertop blender here are 5 reasons to buy a blender without further delay:

Adds versatility to cooking:

By having a good blender in your kitchen, you have so many more options available to cook for your meals. Soups, smoothies, sauces, salad dressings are all so much easier with a blender. You can try new recipes and feed your family with healthy fruits and vegetables in the form of soups or smoothies if they don’t like consuming them otherwise. A blender also helps you in making fluffier omelets, pancake batter and much more.

Homemade meals are healthier:

Blenders  gives you the option of preparing delicious and healthy smoothies and juices at home in less than 5 minutes. Store bought drinks most likely have high contents of additives like sugar and preservatives and very little content of natural ingredients like milk and fruits. Homemade drinks are made with natural ingredients and are as a result full of nutrients and energy. Adding homemade drinks to your diet brings you a step closer to leading a healthy lifestyle.

Save money:

If you are a fan of smoothies and juices, and you find yourself buying such drinks regularly from the store, why not add a countertop blender to your kitchen. You will be saving much of your money and consuming much healthier and more delicious drinks as a bonus!

Countertop BlenderWide Variety Available to Choose From:

Owing to their increasing popularity, countertop blenders are available in many different varieties and price ranges. With a little research, you can find something that completely meets your preferences. Some costly ones come with multiple attachments and features. Even if you are not willing to spend a lot on the high-end ones, you might be able to find a good, durable blender that lies within your budget.

Post-Workout Drink:

If you work out regularly, smoothies and milkshakes make the perfect post-workout snack. After you have exhausted yourself doing tough exercises you need to give yourself a well-deserved break with a big, cold glass of your favorite shake. It also serves as an energy booster to help recover your muscles faster from the tiresome work out. Avoid taking solid food right after your workout as the muscles will have to spend extra energy in digesting those. This is why shakes are the best option which gives the required energy without the muscles having to put much effort in digesting them.