Cooking with Pressure

Welcome to All Sensors “Put the Pressure on Us” blog. This blog brings out pressure sensor aspects in a variety of applications inspired by headlines, consumer and industry requirements, market research, government activities, and you.

Cooking with Pressure

When time is of the essence, add pressure to your cooking. This can allow you to prepare foods up to 70% percent faster than conventional cooking methods and it is applicable to cooking a wide range of foods. An electric pressure cooker (EPC) greatly simplifies the process. After selecting the high or low pressure setting on the control panel, you just press the high or low button for increasing or decreasing the cooking time and then press Start. While simple, an electric unit can take almost three times longer to reach pressure than a stovetop model.

A North America pressure cooker operates at a nominal pressure of 15 psi (103 kPa) (high pressure) or less (typically 6-8 psi for the low pressure setting).

The positive feedback system in one company’s EPC allows it to achieve precise cooking conditions. In addition to pressure sensing and other elements, a microprocessor controls the timing, heating and complex cooking cycles. The pressure sensor indicates lower than working pressure or when the working pressure is reached.

InstantPot - Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot’s electric pressure cooker contains a heating element, pressure and temperature sensors and a control box. Source: Instant Pot.

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