Pressure cooker is an appliance less commonly seen in the kitchen as compare to, say, rice cooker. We never grew up seeing it in the kitchen. This review is written from a point of view of a person who is new to the idea of using a pressure cooker and have used it less than ten times.
WHAT DO YOU GET
- Electric pressure cooker with lid
- Power cord
- Soup ladle
- Rice spoon
- Measuring cup
- User manual
- Warranty Card
- Safety leaflet
WHAT CAN IT DO
Pressure cookers are designed to cook food quickly. They can cook anything that can be made in a pot or rice cooker such as rice, congee, stew and meat. There’s also a function for cake which we have not tried.
What this pressure cooker can do can be done with pots over the stove, rice cooker or thermal cooker. The only point of the invention of the machine is to reduce cooking time tremendously.
- Unlock the lid Hold the lid handle and turn it anti-clockwise until the top lid cannot move any more, then lift up the top lid.
- Put food in Put the pre-washed food in the inner pot.
- Lock Place the top lid onto the electric pressure cooker and turn it clockwise. You will hear a “click” sound when the top lid is properly locked.
- Adjust pressure control valve Turn the pressure control valve to the sealed position
- Turn on the electric pressure cooker
- Click Select relevant button e.g “Rice” and click “Start”
WHAT WE LIKE
- Reduce cooking time– It reduce cooking time tremendously. We’re able to make delicious briyani in 20 minutes. Normally, it would take hours. We are keen to try homemade chicken essence with this.
- Design – This machine might be big, but look aesthetically pleasing. The copper and black combination makes it look modern an elegant.
WHAT WE DON’T LIKE
- Chunky– This machine is rather large and takes up quite a lot of counter space.
- Lacking cookbook/ guidance – As pressure cooking is not common appliance, we were hoping there were better guidelines in the manual and a recipe book. That is why we have only tried three recipes so far.
THINGS TO NOTE
- Pressure valve When the food is ready, you will have to turn off the pressure valve (as shown the the below photo). It will release quite a bit of steam and sound. Don’t be shocked and be careful of the heat.
You can get more info about this machine at Philip Malaysia’s website.
If you often make food that requires a lot of time to cook over the stove, want to spend less time in the kitchen and space is not a problem, this machine might be a good investment.
Are you considering buying this machine or have you already got one? Share with us how you like it or any recipes you’ve tried.
DISCLOSURE: The product is a prize won at Philip’s media event.