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What are the benefits of Prestige pressure cookers

The story of Prestige began back in 1936, when EKCO Products bought Platers and Stampers, a company that made "chrome plated kitchen tools and gadgets, bathroom fittings as well as domestic bakeware." In 1956, the company name changed to Prestige, The company continues creating quality bakeware as well as kitchen supplies and has extended into making cutlery. The article will explore the benefits of Prestige's pressure cookers.

Time saved

The Prestige pressure cookers are another in the line of gourmet cookware by the company. When you use your Prestige pressure cooker, you are able to cut down cooking time, thanks to the fact the the food is being cooked under pressure. For example, if you were to cook lentil soup in a pressure cooker, it would take 20 minutes, whereas to cook it conventionally would take up to 60 minutes. For white beans, the pressure cooker would take 20 minutes, while the conventional method would take 60 minutes.

Nutrients saved

When you cook with the Prestige pressure cooker, you save more nutrients in your meal. Part of the reason that the nutrients are saved is because the food is cooked for less time. The second reason is because the food that is cooked inside the pressure cooker is completed with less water. The cooking is done by steam rather than submersion. According to the study conducted by researchers at the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, while investigating the "effects of various means of cooking broccoli. Up to 97 percent of certain antioxidant compounds were destroyed by microwaving, while steaming the broccoli caused only 11 percent loss. Therefore, any cooking that minimises the time, temperature and water will help to preserve nutrients." Some nutrients in food are lost depending on how long they are exposed to water and air.

Saving energy

Since pressure cooking takes less time, you are able to save energy as well as time. The pressure cooker uses 70% less energy than other cooking methods, Cooking with a pressure cooker can help to reduce pollution as well as any emissions released by cooking with gas. The pressure cooker by Prestige can be used on solid plate, radiant ring, ceramic, halogen, gas and induction.

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