2nd Generation Electric Pressure Cookers Use Digital Controller

Nesco® Pressure Cooker boasts of a LED display and soft touch buttons.

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

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  • TAG : The only pressure cooker that can be used for canning.
  • I love getting comments like this because I learn from them. As a result of this comment, I have done some research on pressure cookers vs pressure canners and MeITX is right. You have to beware of using many of the pressure cookers for canning. A pressure canner can be used as a pressure cooker, but the reverse is not always true.

    When I was younger we used what I always thought of as a pressure cooker for canning, I made a bad assumption that pressure canners and cookers could be used interchangeable. Many of the newer pressure cookers are electric and there have been many design changes.

  • Pressure cookers are designed to rapidly cook meats, vegetables and other foods quickly, but often are not built as heavy as pressure canners. Many of the pressure cookers have the wrong type of relief valve to maintain the pressures required for canning low acid foods.

    The other day I received the following comment from MeITX. regarding my post . It stated, “Don’t confuse a pressure canner with a pressure cooker. It is my understanding that you can cook AND can in a pressure canner but you cannot can in a pressure cooker. Not trying to mince words but I’ve been taught that the difference is important”

    Did we mention the Fagor Duo new generation pressure cooker is fast?  On average, cook homemade meals in 1/3 the time compared to ordinary cookware.  Using a Fagor pressure cooker is the fastest way to cook great food that is tastier, healthier, more environmentally friendly and cheaper than canned, frozen or processed foods.  There is no faster pressure cooker on the market than the Fagor Duo new generation pressure cooker.

  • The cook needs to adjust heat while the stovetop pressure cooker is reaching pressure. When first learning to use a pressure cooker, it may take a few tries for the cook to discover the exact heat setting to keep the cooker from going into over-pressure or losing pressure.  This process can take up to 15 minutes of the cook’s attention before the pressure cooking process even begins.

    More Info: How to Use a Stovetop or Electric Pressure Cooker

    The heat regulation for electric pressure cookers is completely automated.  The cook need only select the desired pressure, or program, and cooking time and hit “start”.

    The cook does not even need to be there while the cooker is building pressure and pressure cooking.

    “USDA does not have recommended processes for canning in a small pressure cooker. The recommendation for using USDA pressure processes for low-acid foods is to use a canner that holds at least four (4) quart-size jars. The research for USDA pressure processes for vegetable and meat products was conducted in pressure canners that are most similar to today’s 16-quart or larger pressure canners.

The New Generation Pressure Cooker Experts

Convenient to use – Many electric pressure cookers have user friendly buttons built in them. These keys allow users, novice or not, to operate them with ease and without making errors. Also, new features are available to make your life in the kitchen even better, like time delayed settings which allows you to set specific time where the electric pressure cooker will start the cooking process.