This Kitchen Tool Can Change The Way You Cook Your Beef Caldereta

It can also tenderize the toughest meats!

IMAGE Patrick Martires

If you've never heard of or are afraid to use a pressure cooker, you don't need to be. The pressure cooker was once a feared and misunderstood kitchen appliance, but it is no longer that, all thanks to modern technology.

Many have told their successful pressure cooking stories about how to use a pressure cooker so their cooking is easier, faster. 

However, there are still those who don't believe it or just don't know how it works. 

How does a pressure cooker cooking faster? 

It's actually not very different from using a normal pot but a few distinct differences that will definitely make this unique pot your new best friend in the kitchen. You won't be changing your recipe very much but what you will notice is how fast everything cooks. 

Here are five reasons why you should be using the pressure cooker instead of an ordinary pot to make cooking faster, better. 

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A kitchen timer can tell you to take the pot off the heat.
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1 A pressure cooker cuts cooking time by at least half. 

Beef is notorious for being tough so long cooking times usually are required for many beef recipes just to tenderize the meat. That means you won't be chewing too hard for too long. With a pressure cooker, you don't need that much time to do what it's designed to do since anything inside the pressurized cooker will be cooking faster because of the intense pressure inside the pot. 

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2 Using a pressure cooker can lower your ga or electric consumption. 

By default, you're cooking faster so you don't have to use the stove longer than you need to cook your dish. That means you can slash your gas and electric bill, even if just by a little bit. After all, any little bit can make a difference. 

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Prepare all your ingredients so you can work and cook faster.
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3 A pressure cooker can tenderize even the toughest cut of meat. 

We all know the limitations of budget restraints, and this is where the pressure cooker can really help. The unique pressure cooking abilities of this pot can tenderize any cut of meat until it's fork tender, no matter what the cut. This means that the cheapest cut of meat-which can also mean its one of the most flavorful cuts, too-can become buttery soft faster if you use a pressure cooker. 

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This carne guisada, or beef stew, is hearty, chunky, and delicious.
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4 Your stew will still be tasty. 

If you're wondering if the flavor will be just as tasty when cooked traditionally (slow cooking for hours) versus a stew cooked in a pressure cooker (faster, pressurized cooking), you may be surprised how delicious and flavorful a stew cooked in a pressure cooker can be. While you may need to reduce the liquid left in the pot after pressure cooking, it can easily be done in minutes rather than hours.

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The resulting dish may, in fact, be so similar in flavor that you may opt for the pressure cooker version than your traditional way of cooking the next time you make your recipe. 

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5 A pressure cooker saves YOU time. 

If anything, the pressure cooker will help you gain back lost time that otherwise would be taken up babysitting a simmering pot. Since the cooking time is shortened when you use a pressure cooker, you don't need to stay in the kitchen any longer than necessary either. That means you can head out earlier or stay out longer, and still have enough time to cook a delicious and tender beef dish that might have otherwise taken you hours to cook and kept you stuck in the kitchen.

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