Have you been dreaming of cooking those finger-licking gourmet dishes but do not want to spend hours in the kitchen? You are not alone. According to ATUS, American households spent an average of 37 minutes per day cooking in 2014.
This could go up to 43 minutes for certain age-groups and translates into at least 4.31 hours per week. How do you eat healthy, delicious food without neglecting your other duties? You need gadgets that will save your precious time. This is where the pressure cooker comes in handy.
The pressure cooker is now a must-have in every modern household where time is of essence or the budget a bit tight. It makes it possible to cook food in less time, saving energy costs for the individual and for the planet and money, which could be channeled to other uses.
Whether you are a busy student or a stay at home mum looking to cut down on the household budget, the prestige pressure cooker collection will have the pressure cooker to suit your needs and lifestyle.
Based in India, Prestige is one of the leading brands in the manufacture of pressure cookers worldwide. In the more that 50 years of its existence, Prestige has continued to produce high quality pressure cookers for the Indian and global market.
Over the years, it has perfected the art and science of pressure cooker manufacture with every new model show-casing new or improved features compared to the earlier models. It now boasts of numerous models that compete with any other brand in the world.
Currently, its brands can be found in practically all outlets and online stores that deal with kitchen utensils and cookware around the world.
Prestige pressure cookers are made of either aluminium or stainless steel. Aluminium is a good conductor of heat. This ensures that the food heats and cooks faster; saving you even more time and energy.
Stainless Steel on the other hand is safe to use as it does not leach or react with acidic foods. It is also easier to clean and like the name suggests, does not stain.
The cookers come in a variety of shapes such as cylindrical, pear shaped and apple-shaped, catering for every taste. You can choose from a wide range of colors: From the conservative black and grey to the more adventurous lime green, silky red or purple for that discerning buyer who wants to make a statement with his kitchenware.
The comfortable Insulated handle ensures your safety and comfort as you cook. No need to use kitchen gloves. Prestige pressure cookers come fitted with a pressure indicator to monitor the pressure and show you when it is safe to open the cooker.
They are fitted with safety valves that release pressure from the pot when the pressure mounts beyond an acceptable level, causing the valve to whistle in a jiggle. The chances of accidents are therefore drastically reduced.
Most of the cookers in this series are fitted with an induction bottom which means they can be used on all types of heat sources, including gas and induction stoves.
The prestige cooker is easy to clean and can be safely washed in the dishwasher. This ensures thorough and even cleaning.
Unlike other brands which offer only one kind of material, with prestige cookers, you have a choice between aluminium and stainless steel bodies. Aluminium cookware ensures more even cooking and reduces the chances of burning. They are also lighter.
Stainless steel on its part is safer to use and clean but does not conduct heat as well as aluminium, meaning that it may use more energy and the cooking may be uneven. The choice is yours.
The unique colors and shapes are a definite plus for those people who love style.
You also have a wide variety of products to choose from, each offering different features such as an inner or outer lid, single or double handle etc.
Unlike most pressure cookers which use either induction or gas-heating, most prestige cookers can be used in both, making them more versatile.
Prestige is an established brand and has continued to perfect its expertise in the area of pressure cooker manufacture and sale. This is unlike the one-off, fly by night products that you see in the market which may be there today and gone tomorrow.
Because of their track record, you can be assured that prestige pressure cookers will be there for a long time to come.
Most prestige cookers come with a five year warranty. This means you are assured of the quality of the product you are buying. In case of any defect or malfunction, you are allowed to refer back to the manufacturer.
Prestige offers you a varied choice of pressure cooker models, depending on your needs and preferences, style, family size and features. Below is a sample of some of the leading models of prestige pressure cookers and their salient features.
This is a cute pressure cooker designed in the shape of an apple complete with its red or green color. It has a capacity of 3 liters making it ideal for small households or for those special side dishes.
Its induction base gives it extra versatility as it can be used on gas and induction stoves. It is highly recommended for the single lady with a sense of style and a simple lifestyle. It is also dish-washer safe so no hassle with cleaning.
It is one of the most highly rated products in the Prestige series. It is made of stainless steel, one of the most recommended materials for cookware, ensuring safety and durability as it is sturdy, does not leach or stain.
Its capacity of 4 liters makes it ideal for medium sized families or for preparing fairly sized meals. With an induction base, this pressure cooker can be used on gas capacity and induction stoves.
With its 7.5 liter capacity, the Prestige Deluxe pressure cooker is best suited for large families. It is designed with an outer lid that ensures that it closes firmly, while giving you that extra space at the top.
Though large in size, the fact that it is made of aluminum makes it light, and also speeds up the cooking process. Its induction base means that it usable on gas and induction stoves.
The Prestige pressure cooker gives you practically all you need in a cooker: Safety, durability, variety, versatility and style, and above all, it will significantly reduce your cooking time, put more money in your pocket and allow you time to attend to other important things like family, career or studies.
You can now prepare your favorite Beef Bourguignon, Chili con Carne or Biryani without slaving for hours in the kitchen.
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