Before You Buy Best Pressure Cooker:
When you buy best pressure cooker, it’s important to know a thing or two about how it works. A pressure cooker is quite useful when it comes to cooking certain time-consuming foods like soaked dry beans, lentils, meats and some vegetables. It uses excessive steam pressure to force the food to cook fast. Before opening the lid, all the steam has to be released through a vent. The design, it’s a bit complex. It consists of a metal pot made of Aluminum or Stainless Steel and has several other parts to it:
- A metal pot handle covered with either rubber or silicone
- A lid and its handle with a locking mechanism
- Gasket or a rubber sealing ring
- Steam vent and release valves
Drawbacks of A Traditional Pressure Cooker
There are certain drawbacks to the way a traditional pressure cooker cooks:
First of all, the pot is typically made from metal, which is reactive to food (this is an innate property of metals). At cooking temperature, it leaches ions. Nutrients come in the form of acids, bases and hydrogen halogens which react with metal ions. These metal toxins contaminate the food and are ingested with it. Over time, they start accumulating in tissues and organs. They affect the immune system and create the foundation for various illnesses and diseases.
Secondly, most essential nutrients are very delicate. They barely survive the harsh heat from these metal pots created under excessive steam pressure. As all the steam has to be released through the vent, the water-soluble nutrients also evaporate as steam. Food thus cooked doesn’t only taste bland, it is nutritionally depleted as well. Obviously, this way of cooking is not the best if you are trying to cook something healthy and nutritious.
The Healthy Alternative
The same recipes can be cooked in “healthier” pots in almost the same time. With pure clay pots, the material used is certified primary clay. It is harvested in its natural form where it is free from chemical toxins and other pollutants. It is naturally inert and doesn’t leach anything into food. You can do the alkaline baking soda test on MEC’s pure-clay cookware, to check for toxicity. We are confident these pots will pass the test!
In USA, Miriams Earthen Cookware makes these amazing healthy pure clay pots. We DO NOT use any chemicals or glazes in the manufacturing process so that they stay healthy and non-toxic. For all the dishes that are cooked in a typical pressure cooker, pure clay pots are the ideal pressure cookers because they cook them in the healthiest way without compromising their natural taste.