Red Copper Pressure Cooker
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Red Copper Pressure Cooker is a copper infused pressure cooker which gives you not only even cooking across your food, without any hot spots, but it cooks your food in less time. A high capacity interior cooking bowl, you can prepare large meals for your whole family in a fraction of the time it would take using any other method. Moreover, cooking with steam is decidedly healthier than adding unnecessarily oils and fats to prevent sticking or infuse liquid.
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The size and shape makes it convenient to keep in your home.
The product is essentially non-stick which means the foods you cook inside will easily come off when they are done, making clean up a simple task.
- Many Options
The digital display and menu mean you can prepare lots of food items in various ways. There are recipes and automatic settings that make it easy to use.
- Heat Conductivity
The copper infusion here is beneficial because of its heat conductivity. In normal cookware, cheaper steels or metals, you get what are called hot spots. Hot spots are spots along the bottom or the sides of the cookware which are hotter than the rest, which means your food cooks unevenly. With copper, this is almost unheard of. As a result, you get precise heat, precise temperature changes inside of the pressure cooker, and perfect cooking.
- Not 100%
Like most of the cookware labeled with "copper" in the title, this one does contain legitimate copper, but it is not 100% made of copper. There is a difference. Copper cookware that is 100% copper is entirely made out of copper and professional grade, very expensive. Pieces like these are infused with copper, meaning some small part of it is copper, but not the whole thing. The small part of copper is strategically located to give users most of the benefits associated with copper but at a cheaper price.
- Copper Reaction
The downside to copper cookware of any kind, especially pressure cookers, is that it is highly reactive with foods. For this reason, most cooper pans are lined with tin or steel. Tin lining needs to be replaced every few years. Stainless steel lining is better. This prevents the taste of metallic copper from getting into your food.
- Different Taste
While you can certainly cook foods faster and achieve better results while cooking, you will get a different flavor compared to normal steaming.
How It Works
This pressure cooker works on the principle of steam. Sealed pots with lots of steam in them build up high pressure, which results in faster cooked food. As such, this pressure cooker is a sealed pot that has a valve controlling the steam pressure inside. When your pot heats up, the liquid inside forms steam which then increases the pressure inside of the pot.
Cooking something wet like vegetables or stew, the heat of the cooking is limited to whatever the water boiling point is. Steam though increases that boiled point which helps food cook faster. High pressure also forces liquid and moisture into your food faster which can help things like meat become very tender.
Extra high heat inside of this pressure cooker can brown or caramelize foods that is otherwise unattainable when cooking with liquid.
Tips & Tricks
- What to Cook
You can cook just about anything in a pressure cooker. Tough items like beans or chickpeas can be prepared in less than one hour. Rice can be done in minutes. Tenderized meats like roasts and braised meals are easy. Hard boiled eggs can even be cooked too, with the shells popping right off when done.
- Get to Know the Manual
You will want to get to know how fast your pressure cooker heats up, and the amount of time you need to cook based on what you are preparing. Depending on where you live, you will also need to account for your altitude. Higher altitudes actually increase the amount of time it takes things to boil, which can impact the cook time in your pressure cooker. You should try some of the Red Copper recipes first, then follow other cooking charts when venturing out on your own.
How it's Different from Competitors
This pressure cooker might be worth it if you cook lots of things that would be expedited with steam. The pressure power of steam can help you make things much faster so those with limited time or a big family can use them often. Again, it can be used for many, many foods, and if you do not mind using steam to cook things, then this is a unique buy. Compared to competitors it has a handful of options beyond what normal pressure cookers have, all of which are easily used by pressing the menu buttons on the front. The color is different too; almost all pressure cookers are sold in black whereas this one is orange and red. Digital display makes it easy to use and to figure out how much time is left.
How to Use (Step by Step)
- Put in Food
Add the foods you want to prepare, with the quantities you need.
- Add Water
Add the appropriate amount of water for your cooking.
- Turn on and go
Turn it on using the pre-set cooking templates or with a temperature and time setting of your choosing. When it goes off, it is time to eat.
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