1. What is a Pressure Cooker?
The tale of pressure cookers began with its first version invented by Denis Papin, a French physicist and mathematician. A huge cast iron vessel with a tightly fitted lid that locked is how a steam digester (the now called pressure cooker) looked initially. As this invention raised the boiling point of water and at this higher temperature, bones softened and meat cooked in no time.
Alfred Vischer's domestic pressure cooker was the first to take a step forward into homes. The "old type" pressure cookers worked with a weight-modified valve, which releases pressure during operation. But they were too loud because the valve operated just like a piston in a steam engine.
Then, the World War II brought a temporary pause to the manufacture of pressure cookers because aluminium was needed for the war effort. The War Production Board made steel available for use in producing pressure canners for the canning programs.The demand for pressure cookers became tremendous at the close of the war.
In the mid-70s, pressure cookers took a significant role in the development of additional safety features and new contemporary styling. An interlocking lid that prevented the cooker from being opened unless pressure reduced and the addition of secondary overpressure devices eased pressure cooking.
The trapped steam multiplies the atmospheric pressure inside the cooker. At that pressure, the boiling point of water is increased from 212°F to 250°F. This higher temperature is what cooks food quicker.
Behind cooking instant 5min food lies this big history.
2. Benefits of cooking in a Pressure Cooker
The towering advantages of pressure cookers are :
· Quick cooking
· Equal or uniform cooking of food
· Saves time in kitchen and hence you can spend some 'your-time' either with family or as you love
· Nutrients remain in the food and hence it makes food healthy
· Safe and hygienic as it comes along with dettachable lid
· Easy to maintain and clean
3. What are the different types of Pressure Cookers?
Pressure cookers are made of different metal bodies that complement health and taste. The four types of pressure cookers available are :
· Stainless steel
· Hard anodized
· Induction bottom
4. What is an Aluminium pressure cooker?
Aluminum bodied pressure cookers are light-weighted and provide uniform heating performance due to the excellent heat conduction of aluminum.
5. What is a Stainless steel pressure cooker?
Stainless steel pressure cookers are relatively heavier and nonporous. They are extremely durable, bright, easy to clean and extremely hygienic. Can be used for shallow or deep fry and pressure cooking. Stainless steel pressure cookers with induction bottom are suitable for gas and induction cooktops.
6. Do outer lid and inner lid make a difference in cooking?
Both steel and aluminum pressure cookers consists of detachable lids to cover the top that're available in two types – inner lid and outer lid.
Inner lid : A top lid that's placed inside the cooker is known as inner lid pressure cooker. The experts say that the inner lid pressure cookers are safe and light-weighted with medium capacity and high-pressure maintenance.
Outer lid : A top lid that covers out is called outer lid pressure cooker. They're available in large sizes and high capacity with less pressure maintenance.
7. What is Hard Anodizing?
Hard-anodized pressure cookers are non-stick. During this hard anodizing process the raw aluminum turns from silver to "Calphalon" grey. This process of electrolysis makes the surface of the pressure cooker harder than steel with unmatchable properties for cooking. The Hard Anodizing is non-toxic, non-staining and non-reactive with foods. It is thermal-efficient, heats quick and uniformly and is not affected by high heat. It is tough and durable, will stay looking new for years.
8. How good are Induction bottom cookers?
The induction base makes pressure cooker a dual cookware for cooking both on an induction stove and LPG stove. The stainless steel plate inserted at the bottom of the cooker makes it magnetic and work on induction cooktops as well as LPG stoves. It evenly distributes flame, directly into the vessel. Induction pressure cooker consumes less gas or less electricity without over cooking. It also ensures quick and easy cooking experience and lot more.
9. What is so special about Premier Handi?
Handi is the modern version of an earthenware or metal pot used in the traditional Indian cooking for flavourful, dry cooking. Its lid holds water on the top, and at the bottom condenses steam that rises from the food simering in the Handi. The reverse spill of the slopy sides of the Handi allows water droplets to fall directly on to the food inside Premier Handi pressure cooker making food - delicious, tender and moist.
10. Why should I buy Pressure cookers online?
Buying a pressure cooker online is a wise choice as it is convenient, quick, has cash on delivery option and shipping across India is available too. On the herded roads with heavy traffic, it is quite a tedious task to travel to the store, find a parking slot and park your vehicle. So by buying kitchen appliances online, you can just click, sit back and relax.
11. What are the different uses of a Pressure cooker?
The use of pressure cooker is ample. Some of them are :
· Baking cakes and desserts
· Curries and fries
· Boiling veggies, lentils and rice
· Barbeque chicken
· Chicken roast
· Mutton stew and the list is long.
12. Why should I buy my pressure cooker in SS Premier online?
With 1 billion+ satisfied customers SS Premier is a 41-year-old company within and across India. Be assured that you are buying from the industrial leaders of kitchen appliances and market research. SS Premier products are 100% safe, hassle-free, and on time delivery is assured.
13. Is Cash on Delivery (COD) option available?
Yes, Cash on delivery (COD) is available as one of the modes of payment for online purchase. The other modes of payment are Debit Card, Credit Card and Internet Banking. Shipping across India is available too.
14. What if I wish to change my Pressure cooker?
If you wish to return your purchased item, the request for return / replacement should be submitted within 2 days of receipt of the items. Kindly refer our Return Policy for detailed information.