Pressure Cooker Comparison Chart - Is Electrical or Stovetop right for you?
Pressure cookers can speed up cooking times, produce intense flavours and the tenderest meat. Food is cooked faster and therefore retains more flavour. But should you use a manually operated stove top design, or go for an electric model? Both offer quite different advantages and disadvantages.
Electric Pressure Cooker
Advantages of an Electric Pressure Cooker:
Electric Pressure cookers are usually multi-cookers that can replace a variety of appliances such as the rice cooker, slow cooker and yoghurt maker, reducing storage and bench space in your kitchen. They provide programmes and often quite detailed step by step instructions so are definitely a stress free option. They are also good for elderly or infirm cooks who are worried about safety.
Advantages of a Stove-Top Pressure Cooker:
The stove top pressure cooker provides a much faster cooking speed, so is better for the busy householder who wants to speed up their meal preparation. They also offer higher pressure and less evaporation so can cook more varied and interesting meals. This would suit the cook who likes to try out new and complicated recipes rather than someone looking for convenience. Durability is also a factor in the stovetop pressure cooker. Without electric parts, this cookware can last generations. The stove top pressure cooker is more suited to the hands-on cook who enjoys the cooking process.
Either option offers the chance to cook quickly and efficiently. Ultimately the pressure cooker you choose is decided by your own personal cooking style.
The kitchen experts at Kitchen Warehouse can help guide you through your purchase of both stovetop and electric pressure cookers. Visit us online or at your closest Kitchen Warehouse store to check out the great features and designs of the best pressure cooker for you.