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November 1, 2019

Whether you’re a student in a small dorm room or live in a studio apartment that doesn’t have a full size kitchen, you might find that you tend to eat out a lot. It can be difficult to make food for yourself when you live in a small apartment that essentially has a nonexistent kitchen design. So where does this leave you? Without a stove and oven, you won’t be able to make food for yourself and you’ll be destined to spend money eating out every night, right? Actually, you might be surprised to learn that there is actually another way!

By using electric appliances such as a multifunction cooker or pressure cooker, you will actually have the ability to cook up all your favorite recipes without the use of a stove or oven! In addition, because these items are stand alone devices, they are small and easy to store away. Small kitchens often mean little to no counter space, so having just one multifunction cooker or pressure cooker means you’ll be saving room and using your limited counter space efficiently.

If you don’t know much about pressure cookers or multifunction cookers, read on to learn about how these kitchen appliances will become your new favorite devices!

What’s a Pressure Cooker?

A pressure cooker is a device that uses the power of steam pressure to cook food quickly and effectively. Topped with a sealed lid, it allows for steam to be created inside the pot, which builds the pressure inside as well.

How Does a Pressure Cooker Work?

Pressure cooker making a stew

hen the temperature inside the pot increases, the liquid inside starts to turn into steam. Since the steam has nowhere to go, it increases the pressure inside the pot. When the pressure is increased, it allows for high temperatures to be reached quickly, which in turn helps food to cook much faster than a conventional stove top. When the pressure inside the pot is raised, it also forces the liquid and moisture inside the pot to go inside the food, which also helps the food to cook faster and stay moist and tender.

What Can You Make in a Pressure Cooker?

One of the best things about pressure cookers is that you can essentially make almost anything with it! Pressure cookers have a variety of programmed settings on them as well, making it easier than ever to make breakfast, lunch or dinner. Some of the popular pre-set programs include: Rice, Bean/Chili, Pasta, Soup, Chicken/Poultry, Meat/Stew and Porridge. There is also a setting to steam vegetables as well as a sauteing feature! This means you can actually saute ingredients like you would over a traditional stove top.

Another impressive feature of the pressure cooker is the ability to make a cake! So if you love making birthday cakes for friends or sweet treats for the holidays, you don’t have to worry about not having an oven because the pressure cooker can help you make your baked goods as well.

Check out these delicious recipes that are quick and easy to make and of course are made in a pressure cooker.

Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats with Granola

The pressure cooker can help you make something tasty for every meal - breakfast, lunch or dinner. Thanks to the fall flavors such as pumpkin, maple syrup and cinnamon, this recipe puts a tasty spin on a traditional bowl of oatmeal to help give you a great start to your day.

Old Fashioned Chili Dog Sauce

Did you ever think it would be possible to enjoy homemade chili dog sauce in just five minutes? Thanks to the speed of the pressure cooker, now you can! This flavorful recipe includes seasonings such as chili powder, cumin and garlic to give you perfectly cooked chili to top off your hot dog.

What’s an Electric Skillet Multifunction Cooker?

multi cooker making many different types of dishes

An Electric Skillet Multifunction Cooker is one device that functions as a variety of different kitchen appliances. The cooker comes with Steam Grill Pan that is great for grilling larger meats and seafood. There are five additional pans that can be purchased separately that make the Electric Skillet Multifunction Cooker one of the most versatile kitchen appliances you will ever use.

What Additional Types of Cooking Pans are Available for the Multifunction Cooker?

Within this device, not only will you be able to make fried food, but you can make grilled items as well as broiling, boiling and more with additional pans that can be purchased separately.

  • Flat pan 
  • Deep pot
  • Couples pan
  • Steam rack
  • Grill & dessert pan

What Can I Make Using These Different Pans?

Through the use of these pans, a multifunction cooker essentially combines a number of different household appliances into one! The Flat Pan can be used as a regular stove top pan to do things such as sautéing veggies while the Deep Pot can be used for boiling and broiling various food items. The Steam Rack is perfect for steaming veggies or other frozen food items while the Grill & Dessert Pan can be used to grill up a juicy burger.

If you really want to surprise that special someone, you're going to love the Couples Pan that has heart shaped and silver dollar molds so you can make romantic pancakes, heart shaped omelettes or other treats!

Check out some of these recipes that can be used with the multifunction cooker.

Bacon and Cheddar Burgers

Did you ever think you could grill up some burgers without having a grill? Thanks to the grilling pan on the multi cooker you can cook two delicious patties at a time. Using this recipe, you can enjoy your cheeseburger in just 15 minutes!

Bacon and Eggs

There’s nothing quite like being able to start your day with a hearty breakfast. Did you miss cooking up some bacon and eggs and hash browns just because you had a small kitchen without a stove top? Don’t worry, this recipe has got you covered.

Why Should I Get a Pressure Cooker or Multifunction Cooker?

By using these items, you’ll be able to easily make delicious and healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner even without a stove. No longer does your small kitchen space need to get in the way of your desire to cook for yourself. If you are living in a studio or dorm room that does not have a conventional stove or oven, these appliances will more than make up for it! Not only will you be able to cook, saute, boil, grill and more, you’ll also be able to make food quickly. So whether you’re busy with school or work, you can make your meal quickly so you can have time for all the other stuff you need to do.

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