5 Reasons to Try Pressure Cooking

You might have memories of old school stovetop pressure cookers and all the mess and hassle they caused, or you might not have memories of them at all. But recently, electric pressure cookers are everywhere—online and even in your grocery stores—and it seems like everyone is talking about them. But what’s all the hype about? Pressure cooking is a true game-changer when it comes to meal time. Here are 5 reasons to try it.

1. You don’t have to plan meals ahead of time. It happens to everyone: You get to work and realize you forgot to take the meat out of the freezer for dinner, and there’s nothing in the house that’s ready to make instead. Your only options are to stop by a store on your way home or hit the drive-thru. With a pressure cooker, you can cook frozen meat without thawing it, and have a flavorful meal on the table in just a few minutes more than it takes to cook thawed meat.


Quick Cooker Pot Roast With Mashed Potatoes
Pressure Cooker Pot Roast With Mashed Potatoes


2. You can make weekend meals with weekday effort. You might dream of making a pot roast on a weeknight, but between work, kids’ activities, and everything else going on, it’s just not an option. With a pressure cooker, you can make a meal featuring pot roast 70 percent faster than you could in the oven or on the stovetop. It’s the fastest way to cook big cuts of meat and still get tender, juicy, delicious result.


Quick Cooker Pot Roast With Mashed Potatoes
Pressure Cooker Pot Roast


3. You’ll save a little money. A pressure cooker helps you save money two ways. First, pressure cookers use far less energy than traditional cooking methods because they cook so quickly. Second, you can use them to cook whole foods like beans, legumes, and stock, so you don’t have to buy more expensive canned or prepared versions at the store.

4. They’re so easy to use that you can spend time doing something other than cooking. Unlike stovetop pressure cookers, you don’t have to adjust electric pressure cookers while they work—just push a button and let it work its magic. To make things even easier, the next generation of pressure cookers is programmed so you don’t have to guess how long to cook chicken, stew, rice, or the other foods you cook all the time.

5. They encourage you to experiment with new foods and flavors. Using a pressure cooker opens up a world of possibilities. These appliances can make anything from your family’s standbys to something totally unexpected and completely delicious like perfect cheesecakes, homemade yogurt, or anything else you can imagine.


Quick Cooker Strawberry Cheesecake
Pressure Cooker Strawberry Cheesecake


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32 Responses to 5 Reasons to Try Pressure Cooking

  1. Joyce Wiley September 20, 2018 at 7:39 pm #

    Love this product.

    • Catherine A Williams November 16, 2021 at 7:26 am #

      Hi Joyce,
      I just bought the insta pot from pampered chef. How do you cook a rump roast in the insta pot? I also do not have the ceramic pot. I have the stainless steel insert that’s pictured above..
      HELP! I don’t know what I’m doing!

  2. Gaylene Hesse September 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    I just used mine last night. I cooked frozen chicken breast. Then I made the chicken pasta penne recipe. Oh muh goodness! Turned out great! And the cooking time was so fast! I am excited to have the new pressure cooker. Can’t wait to try out other recipes! Thank you, Pampered Chef.

    • Tanya October 10, 2018 at 10:29 am #

      How did you know what setting to put it on?

    • Gail Barsh April 10, 2021 at 6:06 pm #

      I just ordered something for a friend’s online party. I just happened to be checking out the website when I came across your comment. What struck me the most is your name because my maiden name is Gail Hesse.

    • Kathy December 27, 2021 at 8:41 am #

      I made an awesome creamy mushroom chicken pasta dish,, 10 minutes! Love how you just through the pasta in.

  3. Lisa Young October 9, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    I saw the Quick Cooker recipes on the website. Where can I get more?

  4. Pat October 17, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    has anyone used this product for pressure cooking to process canned items? For example, when canning salsa?

    • Joy October 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

      It is not designed to do that so you should not use the Quick Cooker for canning.

  5. Angie smith October 28, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

    Our first meal was the roast. Cooked to perfection!! Tonight I made the Carnitas. Wow! Again, cooked perfect! Next time i make them im going to add fajita seasoning with jalapeno juice instead of chili powder and cumin. Can’t wait to make our next meal.

  6. Pat October 31, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    Can I cook chicken in the casserole dish with the lid on it? If yes, do I just set it on the rack and put water in the main part of the pressure cooker?

  7. Sandy November 9, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    Wonderful product, on my wish list

  8. emma rodriguez November 9, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

    will the quick cooker damage cabinets and paint on walls since the only vent I have is the one over my stove?

  9. Andrea January 7, 2019 at 1:47 am #

    How can I make yogurt in the Quick Cooker? I notice that it doesn’t have a special yogurt function.

    • Laura February 9, 2019 at 10:55 am #

      Did you get an answer on how to make yogurt or did you create a recipe yourself?

      • Sue March 30, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

        I would love a recipe to make my own yogurt!!

    • DeNaye January 12, 2020 at 10:37 pm #

      I used the cold start method and placed my quick cooler to “proof” for 8 hours total (6 hours + 2 hours)

  10. Mary Garwood January 10, 2019 at 6:52 am #

    Was somewhat disappointed with the recipe booklet with the quick cooker. Hope to see more recipe ideas in the future.

    • Katherine March 5, 2019 at 7:21 am #

      Also, PLEASE provide more recipes! There are SO many out there for the Instapot; but, I have to figure out how to adapt them to my very different settings on the Quick Cooker. THANKS!

      • Sue March 30, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

        Yes please more recipes for the pampered chef Quick Cooker!! I would buy a recipe book with 50 recipes in it. Not many recipes to make me comfortable to experiment with. I have all the parts and pieces. Also why is there 2 different seal rings, that look different than what is on the Quick Pot? Thanks!!

        • Chris Myers April 26, 2020 at 10:28 pm #

          I read that your suppose to use one color ring for sweet things and one for savory in case the ring holds the scents of the food.

      • Mary McKercher May 15, 2021 at 6:43 pm #

        Look at Pampered Chef’s website, near the top of the page there is a tab for RECIPES. Click on it to go to the main recipe page, then scroll down and there is the ability to filer by Pampered Chef product. Click on Quick Cooker…there are TONS of recipes.

  11. Mary Ellen March 2, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

    Shared. I love pressure cookers.

  12. Penelope Bognatz March 4, 2019 at 6:27 pm #

    I have my Quick cooker for about 2 weeks now. All I do is look for more recipes. I absolutely fell in love with it. Quick, easy, and delicious. I have made everything from bread–amazing, to curry chicken! I am so happy I purchased this!!!

    • Sue March 30, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

      Where did you find more recipes to adapt to the PC Quick Cooker? Thanks

  13. Katherine March 5, 2019 at 7:18 am #

    I love my quick cooker; however, it does not have a yogurt setting and I am disappointed since it is such a high quality appliance. Does anyone have suggestions for using the Pampered Chef Quick Cooker to make yogurt? I cannot find information on the subject anywhere on the internet. Thanks so much!

  14. Megan O'Neil April 4, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

    Has anyone made yogurt? Can it be done in the quick cooker??

    • DeNaye January 12, 2020 at 10:38 pm #

      I used the cold start method and placed my quick cooler to “proof” for 8 hours total (6 hours + 2 hours)

  15. Michael F. - Denton, Texas June 5, 2020 at 11:00 am #

    I just received mine and I am only cooking it for a week straight to get the hang of it. I’ve cooker pork chops from frozen and they turned out perfectly. I also make a long grain brown rice last night to go with a grilled steak, I have a hard time cooking rice and use a rice cooker, this was done in 25 minutes, and it came out amazing! Bye-Bye rice cooker!

  16. karen king August 7, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

    Love my pressure cooker

  17. Pamela Yacubacci August 29, 2021 at 10:32 pm #

    I love my Quick Cooker! The only thing that I have made is pot roast with vegetables 😋 I need to get more recipes that my family likes….Thanks!!!❤

  18. SarahTwiss August 15, 2022 at 12:43 am #

    Can you cook sous vide in the original quick cooker even though no setting on it like on deluxe cooker?

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