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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My wonderous pot

If I had to chose my single most useful piece of money saving equipment, I would have to say that my pressure cooker was my best investment and gave me the most for my money.

Until I had a pressure cooker, I was hesitant to use beans as cooking them took too many hours. Now that I have a pressure cooker, preparing a meal of beans is a cinch. Now that I have an easier time making beans, I am able to make this frugal dish more frequently.
Until I had a pressure cooker, when I was stressed out and needed a quick dinner, I would use instant, processed, expensive foods or I would buy takeout. Now that I have a pressure cooker, I am able to prepare a healthy, tasty meal in very little time.
Until I had a pressure cooker, I would have my gas on for hours as my hearty soups would cook. Now that I have a pressure cooker, I can cook the same soup in a quarter of the time and use less gas.
Until I had a pressure cooker, I would cook roasts in the oven for many hours, using lots of electricity. Now that I have a pressure cooker I am able to cook the same roast for less money, cooking it for a short length of time in my pressure cooker.
Until I had a pressure cooker, I would always flop my rice. Now that I have a pressure cooker I can make rice perfectly.
Until I had a pressure cooker, I would cook vegetables either by frying, boiling, or baking- each way either causes the veggies to lose many nutrients or costs lots of money to cook. Now that I have a pressure cooker, I am able to steam my vegetables and retain the most nutrients that way.
Until I had a pressure cooker, I rarely bought chicken gizzards, the cheapest animal parts locally, as they took too long to cook. Now that I have a pressure cooker I love making chicken gizzards as they are so tasty and easy.

Until I had a pressure cooker I would turn on the heating in my house in the winter. Now that I have a pressure cooker, I let the steam from the pressure cooker warm up my house and I have no more need for space heaters and actually get comments from visitors about the warmth of my home. (If I lived in a colder climate I'd probably still need heaters, but a pressure cooker would eliminate some of the need.)

I highly recommend that everyone gets a pressure cooker. It is useful, easy, and frugal!

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