A pressure cooker allows you to quickly prepare a pot of beans or a pot roast. The food is quickly cooked in a pressure cooker as it creates a seal that retains air and moisture. Actually you will be able to cook the meal at a higher temperature as the water within the cooker has a higher boiling point. Higher temperature leads to faster cooking, but without the risk of drying out meat or whatever you are cooking. Most foods will be prepared at about a third of the time than the one needed in the case of other cooking methods.
The good news for vegetarians is that their beans, rice and staples - that would take at least 40 minutes to cook - can be prepared and served in roughly 10 minutes. Most vegetables and softer foods need only a couple of minutes to be cooked. Those who are on a low carbohydrate diet can greatly appreciate the benefits of a pressure cook, as they can easily make meal tendered a lot cheaper. Just imagine you could cook an entire chicken in roughly 20 minutes. Pressure cookers are quite heavy and robust, precisely because of what they are designed to do: maintain high pressure within the device. These appliances are available in many sizes, so you might want to have two units. A small pressure cooker is great for vegetables, potatoes and rice, while a larger one is perfect for roasts and poultry.
The larger pressure cooker is most adequate for some ribs or for stuffed peppers. You could cook the ribs in the pressure cooker for a few minutes, to make meat tender, and then grill them a little bit pouring some of your favorite barbecue sauce on top of them. All these cooking can be done in a really short time. A pressure cooker is also an excellent option when you are in a hurry to get to the office in the morning. There are situations when you have no time to put the food in a slow cooker in the morning. In such cases, when you finally get home, you just need to put the food in the cooker and it will be prepared by the time you arrange everything else for dinner.