Russell Hobbs Presure Cooker £15.00 @ Asda
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Russell Hobbs Presure Cooker £15.00 @ Asda

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Found 30th Dec 2010Made hot 30th Dec 2010
Picked up one of these instore yesterday, seems cheap to me.

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Vastly under rated piece of kitchen equipment......an amazing piece of kit for soups, stews, pulses plus loads more. Creates melt in the mouth meat from cheap cuts in under 30mins....go buy one. Not sure how big this one is though.......always get a larger one than you think you will need as you can only fill them 3/4 full......

Original Poster

I cant remeber exactly what the size was on this one, Im not at home at the moment so cant check, I think it was about 6l though

Excuse my ignorance, but does this mean it cooks like the slow cooker but, err, fast?

These cookers are 4L
Pressure cookers are totally different bit of kit to slow cooker..yes it is
fast but you cant leave it unattended for hours..
Pressure cookers tend to be one of those love or hate pieces of equipment I love
mine got one last week..great price.

tek-monkey

Excuse my ignorance, but does this mean it cooks like the slow cooker … Excuse my ignorance, but does this mean it cooks like the slow cooker but, err, fast?



Sort of yes. More info on comparison here and cooking times here

I use it for 8 years now (i.e. ever since i started cooking) mainly for meat and lentils.

Thanks for that, will have a read before I buy another kitchen gadget. Any bargains on extra large kitchen cupboards?

tek-monkey

Thanks for that, will have a read before I buy another kitchen gadget. … Thanks for that, will have a read before I buy another kitchen gadget. Any bargains on extra large kitchen cupboards?



lol X)

currys doing a tower one for £15

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

those not near an asda
Edited by: "anh_duong" 30th Dec 2010

Opposite of slow cooker. Cooks dishes that take ages, casserole whatever, much much faster than normal cooking in pots and pans and also saves hugely on electricity or gas.

Sorry to party poop, Aluminum is no good, trust me, partuculary in hard water areas.

As some might have guessed, I am Norwegian, and now living in the UK. I think most households have a presure cooker in Norway.
As an example on how good it is......
Lots of people would cook our Christmas dinner in it. It is salted and dried rib of lamb. This is extreemly though meat, if undercooked, and absolutely gorgeous if done proberly (steamed for hours on small branches of birch wood, preferably in an iron pot. Using the presure cooker for 45 min, makes the meat as tender as can be, it also makes the bones tender, so they break when lifting it up, Its so tender bones that I have even had a bite of them and not noticed until I saw some of the bone was missing..

agree with Jimbo123, aluminium cookware is bad, especially if you wash with a dishwasher - the salts in the tablets will slowly corrode/dissolve the aluminium (looks like white powder marks) and can be dissolved into food - there is some circumstancial evidence linking aluminium to alzheimers...
Aluminium link to alzheimers

having said that - stainless steel pressure cookers are worth their weight in gold, especially for a working mum cooking for a large family - casseroles, vegetables, soups etc all cooked from scratch within half an hour and VikingGodThor is right about how tender the meat is - lots of young mums today are missing out on just how good they are.

Is this one aluminium or stainless steel then?

Agree with the comments that the pressure cooker is a piece of equipment that seems out of fashion att he moment, but many years ago I am sure every house had one and more to the point used it.

As a child I remember my grandmother always cooking potatoes in hers, which seemed just to take a few minutes, although probably just half the normal time

Still ... that's half the energy saved, to help the planet and our pockets.

My grandmother would also add other vegetables at different times during the 'cooking process'

I think I'll get one

Agree with posters regarding alluminium, food contamination can happen.

Is this one aluminium or stainless steel then?



Why don't you click the link and find out, or would you like me to do it for you?

dmtindian

agree with Jimbo123, aluminium cookware is bad, especially if you wash … agree with Jimbo123, aluminium cookware is bad, especially if you wash with a dishwasher - the salts in the tablets will slowly corrode/dissolve the aluminium (looks like white powder marks) and can be dissolved into food - there is some circumstancial evidence linking aluminium to alzheimers...Aluminium link to alzheimers



True, stainless steel is best!

Tonybeau

Why don't you click the link and find out, or would you like me to do it … Why don't you click the link and find out, or would you like me to do it for you?



LOL!

Soo... is this stainless steel or aluminium then?





jokes :-)

VikingGodThor

As some might have guessed, I am Norwegian, and now living in the UK. I … As some might have guessed, I am Norwegian, and now living in the UK. I think most households have a presure cooker in Norway. As an example on how good it is......Lots of people would cook our Christmas dinner in it. It is salted and dried rib of lamb. This is extreemly though meat, if undercooked, and absolutely gorgeous if done proberly (steamed for hours on small branches of birch wood, preferably in an iron pot. Using the presure cooker for 45 min, makes the meat as tender as can be, it also makes the bones tender, so they break when lifting it up, Its so tender bones that I have even had a bite of them and not noticed until I saw some of the bone was missing..



Dont think you're supposed to eat the bones thor

Jimbo123

Sorry to party poop, Aluminum is no good, trust me, partuculary in hard … Sorry to party poop, Aluminum is no good, trust me, partuculary in hard water areas.



Whilst there may be no good reason to trust this guy, we should take heed of what he says and research this ourselves to find out how harmful aluminum cookware actually is.

Steel and stainless steel was used long before aluminum and still is today and is generally more expensive and thus buying aluminum cookware is generally a cost saving decision. The dishwasher issue is very relevant and pots and pans made from aluminum which are a bit soft and bend easily are the worst offenders for contaminating food, they sometimes turn the scourer Grey, That's the aluminum.

good price,

DontSellYourGold

Dont think you're supposed to eat the bones thor



I'm sure a viking descendent can handle a bit of soft bone

Tonybeau

Why don't you click the link and find out, or would you like me to do it … Why don't you click the link and find out, or would you like me to do it for you?



I thought it was in store only as the op said they picked it up in store yesterday. I thought clicking would just take me to the Asda homepage..

Will click before asking next time

I thought it was in store only as the op said they picked it up in store … I thought it was in store only as the op said they picked it up in store yesterday. I thought clicking would just take me to the Asda homepage..Will click before asking next time



Don't worry, I have had my share of opening my mouth without engaging my brain first!
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