Speed up your cooking time by up to 60 percent and save energy with this Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker set. The set includes a two quart frying pan, five quart saucepan, one pressure cooking lid, one glass lid, and steaming trivet. These pressure cookers take the guess work out of cooking your meals and features an automatic locking system, and spring loaded precision valve for user friendly operation. Both pans can use either lid for traditional or pressure cooking. The pressure cooker lid also features five safety steam-release systems, and two heat resistant handles for the ultimate safe pressure cooker. The stainless steel construction ensures durability, and also features an aluminum core for rapid heat absorption and even browning. This pressure cooker set is perfect for making stocks, risotto, roasts and even cheesecakes. The set comes with the Quick Cuisine
cookbook for even more recipe ideas and a stainless steel steaming trivet. This pressure cooker is backed by a ten year limited manufacturer's limited warranty.
Saucepan -- 8-3/4" diameter, with 5-1/4 quart capacity; Frypan -- 8-3/4" diameter, with 2-1/8 quart capacity; Lids -- 8-3/4" diameter; Steaming trivet -- 8-3/4" diameter Splendid examples of why modern, safe pressure cookers are popular with contemporary cooks, the 5-1/4-quart pressure cooker and 2-1/8-quart pressure frying pan in this set quickly and healthfully cook foods with trapped steam at temperatures higher than boiling. Two lids, which fit both pans, are included--the pressure lid and a glass lid--so one pan can be used to cook under pressure while the other is used conventionally. Made of heavyweight, mirror-finish, 18/10 stainless steel, each pan has two handles and an aluminum disk sandwiched in stainless steel in its bottom to quickly and uniformly conduct heat.
Using a pressure cooker saves time and 70 percent of the energy normally consumed while cooking. Pressure-cooking requires little water so nutrients, flavor, and color are not boiled away. Vegetables emerge vibrantly colored. Stews, soups, beans, even meat loaf and pork chops and desserts like bread pudding come out tasty and nutritious. (A detailed instruction booklet containing dozens of recipes is included.) Meats can be browned before the pressure lid is locked on. The pressure lid's valve stem shows high and low pressure so heat can be adjusted for different foods. After cooking, pressure can be reduced slowly (by just letting the cooker sit a while), normally (by pressing the pressure indicator), or quickly (by running tepid water on the lid's rim).
Safety measures abound for the pressure lid. A silicone gasket ensures a tight seal. A vent releases steam if pressure builds too high, as does a valve that also locks the lid when any pressure whatsoever is inside the cooker. Cleanup is a bit involved. The pans, gasket, and lid require hand washing, and the gasket needs a light oiling. Normally, the valve is self-cleaning, but if food passes through it disassembly is required.