Electric Pressure Cookers
pressure-cookers are fantastic when you need something cooked quickly. They are great for cooking stews, soups, silverside, rice, congee, and many other meals and vegetables.
Before buying our Electrical Bellini pressure-cooker I have to admit I was more than a little skeptical. I could not forget what I saw thirty years ago when a friends old pressure-cookers food ended up all over the ceiling and cupboards. I have no idea what went wrong, although it put me off owning or buying one for thirty years.
I have to admit that when my husband started looking at them I was a little nervous. I was sure it would end up on the ceiling same as before. Our first attempt was rice, and it turned out great. Second attempt was Corned Silverside with cabbage, carrots, onions and spices. That was yummy, I love silverside.
There are many different brands of Electrical pressure-cookers, we checked them out and chose the less expensive, as we have a Bellini Electric Kettle so decided to continue buying Bellini products that have so far been worth buying.
Pros of the Electrical 5.8 litre Bellini pressure-cooker
Some of the features of this little beauty are:
- This pressure-cooker has a series of preset cooking functions for a variety of foods. It will automatically sound a buzzer when complete then keep it warm until you are ready to eat.
- The inner cooking pot is non-stick making cleaning easier.
- Safety is important so they have safety devices installed to protect you.
- This comes with a removable sealing ring insuring a perfect seal. It is easily removed for washing.
To me this looks stylish, is reliable and efficient, with its multifunction ease of use.
This one cooker does the job of a rice cooker, stewing pot, slow cooker and other things reducing the need to buy so many other products.
- Model BTPC10
- Voltage 220-240v
- Watts 910-1090w
- Capacity 5.8L
- Size of inner pot 22cm
- Pressure when cooking 40-70kPa
It has a small Recipe Booklet at the back of its information and instructions.
- Oxtail Soup
- Mashed Potato
- Curry Chicken Potato
- Chicken Stock
- Salted Roast Chicken
- Rice with preserved meat
- Beef Stew
- Vegetarian Chilli
- Chinese Beef Stew
- Beer onion duck
- Glace Pear with Red Wine
- Cons of the Electrical Bellini pressure-cooker
Actually so far I have not found much in the way of cons.
It looks stylish although it does take up a lot of room on your counter top or in any cupboard
The cook book is a little misleading. Simply because I believe it has been written in another language and then converted to English. Like it says use the Roast Chicken function – it does not have one. Then it says place oil in the button, I believe this mean in the bottom. Plus a few other things like that.
It has a small liquid catcher at the back. The first time I washed it up I did not notice this (my husband set it up for me) and I did not realize it was there for a few days (Yuk).
The time works in thirty minute segments only. It shows as 0.5 which means 30 minutes.
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Safety Precautions with a Pressure Cooker
A pressure cooker is not like a normal Saucepan. It builds up a lot of pressure when meal is cooking. Therefore it is not safe for children to use.
They say that meat cooked in a pressure cooker with any skin on could swell from the pressure, therefore use caution and never prick the skin if it looks swollen.
The pressure valve needs to be kept clean, to prevent it from blocking up.
Never use your pressure cooker without any water in the bottom as it could damage it.
Never open the lid until the float and pressure is released.
Always use the manufacturers' accessories with any electrical to preserve your waranty.
Do not damage or use other sealing rings other than provided by manufacturer.
On the whole I like it although I am still a little nervous when it comes time to open the lid. You have to release the pressure from the valve before removing the lid.
I could probably cook my vegetables in the Bellini pressure cooker, but my Ceramic Glass top stove cook quick too so to me my vegetables would cook nearly as quick with less washing up than by using the Bellini pressure cooker. The nutrition and flavor may be better in the pressure cooker.
In my opinion the cheaper the article does not necessarily mean cheap and nasty. I hope this article on the Pros and Cons of the Electrical Bellini Pressure Cookers will help you choose your next pressure cooker.
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