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Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cookers

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You are getting home from work late and your family is hungry, but all you had planned to cook was chicken that will take 20 or 30 minutes to bake, what do you do?  Why, of course you just pull out your Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cooker!  You can make their Chicken Paprika in a matter of 3 minutes!

**For full disclosure, much of this blog entry is directly from Kuhn Rikon's comprehensive website and pamphlets. I am just compiling the information in one easy-to-read spot to allow you to learn more about Kuhn Rikon Cookware without visiting other webpages; I linked the information that I used if you would like to go directly to the source**

KUHN RIKON is a Swiss company that has been designing and manufacturing extraordinary cookware and cooks' tools since 1926.  They make unique cookware and cooks’ tools that are designed to make healthy cooking faster, easier and more enjoyable. It is no wonder Kuhn Rikon products are loved by millions of home cooks and professional chefs worldwide.

Kuhn Rikon is a family-owned company with headquarters in Rikon, Switzerland, with subsidiaries in Great Britain, Spain and the USA helping to make our products available in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Kuhn Rikon makes pressure cookers that they say will make you a better cook.  Sleek, speedy, and easy to use, these cookers seal in nutrients and flavor.  Plus, they are safe!  They have mulitple backup safety systems.

Why should you use a pressure cooker?

It's Fast - Using a pressure cooker cuts 66% to 75% off conventional cooking times!

It's Easy - All you have to do is put on the lid and bring it up to pressure.

It's Healthy - The vitamins and minerals stay in the food as it cooks when you use a pressure cooker.

It's Tasty - Pressure cookers preserve the vibrant colors and intensifies the natural flavors of food.

It's Economical - Using more liquid than necessary wastes energy because it takes longer to heat up; the liquid quantity is stated in the recipe. Pressure cookers can use much less liquid than the amount required for boiling or steaming in an ordinary saucepan. It is not necessary to immerse food in water.

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What kinds of food are best cooked in the pressure cooker?

Foods with long cooking times: dried beans, whole grains, rice soups, stocks, stews, pot roast, pasta sauce, potatoes, and artichokes.  The steamy cooking atmosphere is ideal for creamy custards, cheesecake, bread pudding, dressing, and stuffing as well as fruit desserts.

How does pressure cooking reduce cooking times?

Increased pressure, higher cooking temperatures, and steam combine to soften food fibers and heighten flavors in record time.

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How has the pressure cooker evolved over time?

The new generation of cookers are quiet, handsome, and a product of modern, high-tech engineering.  They are made of high quality stainless steel inside and out with an aluminum base for superior heat conduction, while older cookers were made of aluminum.  They have precision spring-loaded safety valves, which indicate exactly when the right pressure for cooking has been achieved,  instead of old-fashioned jiggle-top weight valves.  Their automatic lid-locking system prevents pressure from building unless the lid is placed and locked correctly and prevents the lid from being opened while the cooker is under pressure.  Several backup safety systems automatically relieve excess pressure.

Why should you buy Kuhn Rikon over a different brand?

Kuhn Rikon invented the state-of-the-art, spring-loaded safety valve system.  Kuhn Rikon's product is easy to use, crafted with precision, and comes with multiple safety features.  Every cooker comes with excellent instructions and a recipe book.  Kuhn Rikon provides a customer service guarantee by their team of pressure cooker specialists.  Their products come with a 10-year manufacturer's warranty.

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