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Rice Cooker vs Pressure Cooker

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The debate has gone on for quite a sometime and is still going on. To choose one from the rice cooker or pressure cooker has been a source of confusion to all the consumers. As per my kitchen, I have both of them. But then, I love cooking and don’t have the much stringent budget. So, affording both the appliances and using them as per my wish is not much of a question for me. But, for all the other people out there who are confused about their choice, the following post will be quite beneficial.

Before we run into a comparison in between both the appliances let us focus on some of the introductory and advantageous points of both.

Pressure Cooker

Pressure CookerWith all due respects to this traditional kitchen appliance, let us begin the introduction. The pressure cooker became a major life saver and time saver of all the women and men (cooks) across the world when they were introduced at many affordable prices. The era saw the revolution in cooking when the rice got cooked in less than an hour, you were able to steam your veggies and boil potatoes and do some other boiling in the cooker.

The major functionality was the boiling of water under the high pressure generated while cooking in the pressure cooker. Hence, the device earned its name.

Now, the list of some advantages the device has to offer:

The pressure cooker is more energy efficient, cooks faster, kills any bacteria owing to heating, can be used for sterilizing baby bottles and cans, produces more flavourful food and finally, the food will require less seasoning.

But coming to the disadvantages are also there:

The pressure cooker is more expensive than the stove top cookers, requires more effort while cleaning and is heavy. There have been incidents of burning by the steam while using the cooker at wrong angles. The pressure cooker has also sometimes “burst” and caused a lot of damages if used without care and proper caution. The last, but surely not the least, the pressure cooker doesn’t come with all the settings required for the cooking of all kinds of rice.

Rice Cooker

rice cookerThough the name may sound misleading, the rice cookers can be used for a whole lot of other things too. They were introduced to cook the rice ONLY at first. But with the modernization of the kitchen and the appliances, the rice cookers got modern too. Nowadays, they come armed with state of the art technology and functions.

Advantages of the Rice Cookers:

They can be used to make different kinds of rice, you can steam vegetables while cooking the rice, make rice porridge in it, stew your veggies and chicken and make cakes too. They bring out the best out of your rice grains for you and deliver the perfectly cooked rice in terms of aroma, taste, digestive property and textures. You can just put your rice and water and forget about anything. The cooker will switch off automatically, once the rice is done or it will stay on KEEP WARM temperature and deliver you warm tasty rice all day long and finally, it will beep to make you remember the things and deliver the un-burnt rice. If you are in the market for a rice cooker, do not forget to read reviews. Rice cooker reviews at Chef Brazil can aid you in choosing the best option for you. Chef Brazil is the most respected rice cooker review website in United States. Editors at Chef Brazil actually purchase every rice cooker they review off the shelf.

Disadvantages:

Though the list of disadvantages of cooking with the rice cookers is really NOT any flaws or something, but I am here to provide you the best comparison in between rice and pressure cooker, so, here they are. The cooking time in a rice cooker is more than the pressure cooker. You may not be able to make some foods such as beef stew and pot roast in your rice cooker.

COMPARISON

So, you can see for yourself, that there is NOT much left for the comparison between the two devices. Both work differently and have different plus points. If you are on your heels all day long and don’t have much time to devote to the kitchen, you can use the pressure cooker; else the rice cooker is a good option for you.

Choose wisely, not as per the opinion and budgets of your neighbors’ but what you feel is good for you.

Happy cooking!

Why you should buy Bread Machine

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So, you have reached that stage in your life, where you realized that the homemade breads are better and healthier and are actually cheaper than the readymade stuff; right? Then, let me assure you, you have reached the RIGHT page which will give you all the reasons for buying that bread machine you have been eyeing since so many visits to the supermarket and want in your kitchen now.

Reason 1: The Bread Machine will be an easy-peasy thing to operate

Yes, you heard me right. If you are not such a good cook and want to buy something simple and easy to use, you can go for the mid – range price bread machines. They will have all the easy to understand and use controls and you don’t have to worry about kneading the dough also. You can just put all the ingredients in the pot container and sit on the sofa enjoying the next few pages of the book you have been reading or do what you love to do.

Your bread will be ready and you just have to cut the piece (as BIG as you want) and that’s it.

Reason 2: They WILL BE LESS COSTLY than the readymade bread

Folks, have you ever though how much of your hard earned cash goes into buying that store bread which is not fresh and let me tell in your face, not so tasty? A lot. A bread machine may seem like a lot of expenditure at once, but it will bake you the fresh aromatic bread of your choice and texture daily till the end of its days. And you can do the math to ACTUALLY find which one is profitable, a bread machine or the readymade bread. Websites like Eco-Chef can help you find the best bread maker that suits your needs and your budget.

Reason 3: A lot of Choices:

cakeYou don’t have to bake just breads in your machine. You can make a lot of things – cake, wheat bread, sour-dough bread, pasta, noodles, fruit bread, sweet bread and yes, the nutty bread too.

A lot of machines offer a lot of other options to make it easier it on your pocket in the long run and serve you the best bread you can have.

Reason 4: Minimal attention:

If I tell you that you can put things in your machine in the night before going to bed and wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread of YOUR choice, DAILY, as long as YOU want, would you say that I am a liar? Yes, my friends, the bread machines (some good ones) also come with the delayed timer which takes care of it all and starts the baking at the time you feed to serve you the healthiest and tastiest bread in the morning.

Reason 5: Pizza Dough:

pizza doughYou know that you can make a pizza at home if you get the dough right. The bread machines make the best pizza dough. So, go, make your first bread machine dough pizza.

Reason 6: Customization:

You don’t have to spend hours in finding the readymade bread which ACTUALLY is gluten free or free of the food additives which you are allergic to. You can customize the bread machine as per the taste preferences, allergies, and choice of your family.

So, have you already found the reason to buy that bread machine or not?