If you are interested to know more about Cooking and how to pick the best Pressure Cooker for making healthy food at home, you have come to the right place!
It pays to think about what you would like your Pressure Cooker to do before you buy one. So here I’ve put in information that might be useful for you to choose the right Pressure Cooker for yourself. I took the info from my experience while shopping for a good Pressure Cooker for Cooking.
What Size is best for a Pressure Cooker?
Determining the best size of a pressure cooker depends upon the amount of food that you are going to cook. However, the problem is when cooked different foods expand differently and they do not consume same space at all. For example, grains and beans expand more than other foods because they produce foam while cooking.
The size of pressure cookers indicates the amount of liquid they can hold. There is no best pressure cooker that can manage more than two-thirds of its capacity. The pot should only be filled only one-half for most grains and beans to two-thirds for other foods. The remaining space is required for the steam and frothing generated while cooking. If you fill the pot more than two-thirds of its capacity the steam valves may get block when the pot is full. So, before buying a pressure cooker, estimate the required size by multiplying the amount of food to be prepared (in liters) by 0.5 to 0.75.
When it comes to the most common sizes, remember the following:
- 1 Litre– Good for singles or couples, or creating a single side dish.
- 3 Litre – Most popular in small families with more than three people. Ideal for most full meal recipes, but not big enough to store.
- 5 Litre – Ideal for large families with more than 6 members or if you want to store.
These are the three most common pressure cooker sizes and most recipes are created for these sizes.