For those who often wonder what’s the difference between stove top and electric pressure cookers, I’ve researched it a bit and pass on some valuable info to you, via the link below. I’m hoping it’l get you back to cooking and prepping your own wholesome meals in a shorter span of time. Cooking does not have to be hard or lengthy, esp when you discover and learn how it can be done in an easier way.
Cooks shopping for their first cooker often ask if there is any difference between stove top and electric pressure cookers. Here’s a cooker-to-cooker comparison of the differences and similarities, between stove top and electric pressure cookers. While electric pressure cookers require almost no monitoring to bring, maintain and release pressure, it takes them more time to get there. But if you can leave the house while an electric pressure cooker is running, does the extra time it takes to reach and lose pressure really matter?!? match the cooker to your cooking personality.
Through years of use and interacting with readers of the website and in-person demonstrations, I’ve narrowed down how to match a pressure cooker type to a cook. Which of these most closely match your cooking prowess and life style? Electric pressure cookers are best for.. those who are nervous about fiddling with heat settings – the electric cooker will do it automatically, just set it and forget it; those who are drowning in electric appliances like slow cooker, rice cooker and yogurt maker – an electric pressure cooker will replace all of them.
Busy parents who need to schedule dinner to be ready when they walk in the door will appreciate the cooking delay timer available in some models which starts cooking dinner before anyone is home; college students or persons with limited kitchens – the electric pressure cooker is a complete cooking tool it browns/saute’s, pressure cooks and keep the food warm – some do even more; seniors and/or otherwise abled persons-no need to remember if the burner is on or off, the cooker will turn itself off after cooking and can be placed at any height for easy access; expert cooks who have already moved all of their cooking to pressure and often have more than one stovetop cooker running – an electric is a great addition to the ensemble.
Stove top Pressure Cookers are best for.. those who want speed and power since they reach higher heat and pressure than electrics; those who value durability over convenience – electrics can last years but stove top cookers last decades, generations; cooks who want to try advanced pressure cooking techniques -many require the higher pressure and lesser evaporation of modern stove top cookers; cooks who like to tinker and supervise the cooking since the pressure releases faster than electrics. I’ve recently moved to almost exclusively using electric pressure cookers – they fit better with my lifestyle as busy mom. I have not abolished stovetops completely from my kitchen. I still pull out a stovetop pressure cooker to test cooking times, recipes and try new techniques.