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ePressureCooker.com was created because I love to cook, and I adore my electric pressure cooker – it is my favorite cooking appliance (I use it at least several times a week, sometimes several times a day). It was also created because although there are a number of pressure cooker websites and cookbooks out there, electric pressure cookers often get second-class treatment, treated as an afterthought, and most recipes are written with standard stove-top pressure cookers in mind. That’s a real shame, because as my sister has told me, she feels far safer using her electric pressure cooker, she finds it easier and more convenient to use, and she’d much rather use it than her stovetop pressure cooker. So I created this site to share my reviews of various cookbooks and accessories, my pressure cooking tips, and to share the recipes I’ve created specifically for my electric pressure cooker.

Note: All recipes on this website were created and tested at (more or less) sea level using one or more of my electric pressure cookers: InstantPot IP-DUO60 Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, Cuisinart CPC-600 Digital Pressure Cooker or Emson Pressure Smoker. Per the manufacturer for the pressure cookers, high pressure corresponds to 10 PSI, and low pressure is 6 PSI (I am unsure of the pressure of the pressure smoker, but I believe it is roughly the same.)

Since December 1, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) requires website owners to disclose gifts in kind or monetary compensation received in for positive reviews published online. No company is sponsoring this website, paying me to review anything, or directing what I write about. I am the only person who exercises “editorial control” on this site, I decide what to publish, and any opinions and reviews on this blog are genuinely my own. I have not received any gifts or products to review, but should I ever receive any, I will disclose such gifts. (And if anyone wants to loan or give me a pressure cooker, cookbook, or accessories to test and review, I’ll GLADLY do so, but that won’t affect my review.)

I hope you find this website useful and informative, and that you will post comments to let me know how you like the articles and recipes, what questions and problems you have, and how I can improve this site for you. Please be sure and bookmark this site, and tell your friends and relatives about it, too.

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14 Responses to About

  • Ann Sumpter says:

    Thanks for sharing your recipes using the Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker. My husband just bought us one and I call it his new toy (since we both cook). Thanks again!

  • You’re welcome Ann. I consider my pressure cooker one of my most beloved “toys”, but I have a suspicion that as you get to play around with it some more, you’ll consider it more OUR toy, than HIS toy. They’re quite addictive!

    (P.S. And if you have any questions, feel free to come back and ask!)

  • LC says:

    Just found your site through the Amazon blogs. Now I know where to visit when I want to learn anything about pressure cooking. The site looks comprehensive with plenty of recipes and how-tos. We try to take the same approach on our site, and for people like me who do not know the first thing about cooking under pressure you’ve given us an excellent resource, thanks!

  • Yvonne Shannon says:

    Thank you for this website. Two years ago I bought an Oster Electric because it was the only thing available in Costa Rica where I live. They now have others available but I don’t have $200 lying around (which is what they cost here) to get another one. This site is going to enable me to get more use out of the one I have as I have been unable to find good useful recipes and good information. My problem with this one is that it has pre-set automatic programs and I can’t find out what PSI they are using. I have to guess what setting to use. Even with all this, I have been able to use a pressure cooker for the first time in 50 years because I feel safe with it and I do love it. Again, thank you. I will be one of your most faithful followers.

    • Yvonne, since you are outside the United States, if you will let me know what model Oster pressure cooker you have, I will call the manufacturer here in the states and try to find out what PSI the settings correspond to for you. Knowing that should help you figure out which setting to use for which foods.

  • Yvonne Shannon says:

    That is so kind of you to do this. I would really appreciate it and I know that I will get so much more use out of it. As I said before, until now, I have been terrified of pressure cookers so this really makes me a novice. My mother’s pressure cooker blew up twice; once with me standing right beside it. I can still remember the sound and see the food hanging from the ceiling. Now, with the electric cooker, I can see why people love them so much.
    My Oster is a Model 4801 and when I got the book out I find that I bought it in October, 2009. The information given is really meager so anything that you can tell me will really help.
    Thank you so much. I have adapted a few of my own recipes and I would like to send them to you if you tell me where to send them. I have a killer BBQ Pork Sandwich recipe and a great Pork Chili Verde.

  • Yvonne Shannon says:

    Got it. You can delete it and this if you like.

  • Sally Nip says:

    Hi (sorry I couldn’t find your name on the site),
    I just found out your site when I was searching for recipe for pork shoulder using pressure cooker! I tried you recipe and made some taco using your taco spices mix recipe, and they are very delicious!!!
    I wish I found your site b4 I got my pressure cooker (mine is fagor, stove top one). Do you think most of your recipes should work for stove top pressure cooker? Any thing I need to keep in mind?
    Thanks a lot! I will be coming back to your site often!
    Happy thanksgiving!
    Sally Nip from NYC

    • Hi Sally! I’m not surprised you didn’t find my name on my website: I was a stalking victim in college, and as a result I don’t give personal information out on the internet (my stalker presumably is still out there somewhere). Its a safety issue for me.

      I’m so glad to hear you’ve tried several of my recipes and liked them – be sure to come back and give them star ratings!

      You should be able to do pretty much all my recipes in a stove top pressure cooker, even if it comes up to a full 15 PSI, but you may need to adjust your cooking time down a little bit because of it. Pork shoulder / pork butt is very forgiving, it might not require much in the way of change, but I’d probably reduce the cooking time for whole chicken by a few minutes, chicken parts by 1 minute, and reduce the timing for beef roasts as well. Consult your owner’s manual for timing instructions – look for similarly sized cuts of meat – if I say chuck roast cut into 1″ cubes takes 10 minutes and they say eight for the same size, that’s a pretty good indication you should consider cutting the cooking time by a minute or two. I recommend you print any recipes you try out, make any notations of changes you made on them, then after tasting, make any further notations so you have it just right the next time you make the recipe.

      I’d say probably the “touchiest” recipes would be the Hardboiled Eggs Recipe and the Pressure Cooker French Fries recipe. In the case of the former, I would try first with one egg, reduce the cooking time by a minute, see how it comes out, then if necessary, try again with another single egg and reduce the cooking time by 2 minutes. With the french fries, if you used high pressure the extra temperature might be too much for them, they might break apart, so I’d recommend using the LOW PRESSURE setting (8 PSI on your model) instead.

  • Deena Tharp says:

    Wanting to use my CPC-600 for canning pints of veggies like green beans. No instructions are found so what do I need to know and is there a recipe book available?

    • Hi Deena. Unfortunately, there’s a reason why you did’t find a recipe book or instructions for canning in your electric pressure cooker: you shouldn’t do it. As I explained in greater detail here, electric pressure cookers don’t reach a high enough temperature (especially with low acid foods) to safely can foods. What you should use, just to be absolutely safe, is a stovetop pressure canner.

  • Kate Donovan says:

    Hello, and thanks for this informative website. I am excited to discover that there’s such a thing as an electric pressure cooker! The old style was too scary for me, but I was always a big fan, so I’m anxious to get an electric one for myself. One concern: It looks a little awkward and maybe heavy? to lift out the inner pot. Is it?

    • Kate, I personally haven’t found it awkward and heavy. The inner pot itself is really light, its not heavy at all, and I’ve had many stockpots that were far heavier. The weight is going to basically be the weight of the food, and even when I’ve had it full of chili or a 5 pound piece of meat, I haven’t had any problems with awkwardness. I’m a bit of a klutz myself, and I’ve had no problem getting the insert out. But if you’re worried about it, I haven’t tried these myself yet, I just found out about them, but there are Instant Pot Silicone Mitts that InstantPot developed specifically to help people safely remove the inner pot from the pressure cooker. They’re inexpensive, very inexpensive, might be worth checking them out if you’re worried about safely removing the insert.

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