Today I’m going to chat about two kinds of products I didn’t even know existed! Gosh, by the end of this Kitchen Event, I might be more for a chef! Or a mom who is making her life easier with cool products.
The Vasconia Aluminum Pressure Cooker
My own mother is probably going to laugh at me when she reads that I never heard of a pressure cooker. If you are like me and don’t know what it is, I’m going to define it in a few words. A fast slow-cooker. Really!
Facts: is designed to cook healthy meals in less time than it takes to use a microwave. The strong-lock lid securely fastens to the cooker’s body, allowing steam pressure to build and food to cook quickly. An overpressure plug on the lid automatically releases steam if it builds up excessively. The ergonomic “Stay Cool” handles are comfortable to the touch.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous about using this the first time. It seemed complicated, but once I read through the directions and got to know the pot, it was very simple. I decided to start out easy and cook some chicken I was going to shred up for that night’s meal.
The thing I didn’t quite understand is HOW do you determine when the chicken is done? There is no window to look and the lid is locked. You can’t just open it since the pressure is built up. The instructions say about 1/3 of the time should work so it all turned out good, but I don’t like not checking up on it. I think I need more practice and I’ll get more comfortable and be able to judge different types of foods better!
I love how my slow cooker dishes, will now be fast!
Misto Aluninum Oil Bottle Sprayer
A neat little contraption to make your olive oil go a longer ways.
Facts: is designed with the health-conscious cook in mind. It’s perfect for low fat/high flavor cooking, grilling, sautéing, roasting and basting. Misto is ideal for spraying olive oil on salads, pasta, veggies, breads, pizza, chicken, beef and fish. Keeps in moisture for perfect flavoring and even browning every time it’s used.
We first used ours when I made some garlic cheese bread. It was fun pumping it up and spraying on to our bread to add a little taste. I love how I will now use less oil because before I would have to pour it out of the bottle where more than enough usually came out.
It even works as a plant mister when filled with water!
Buy one for your favorite oils, vinegars, lemon or lime juice and more. Refill and reuse again and again! Comes in some bright colors too!
Vasconia Pressure Cooker, 6qt (at Amazon for $37.99)
Misto Oil Bottle Sprayer (at Amazon for $8.95)
Do you love my New Share Slide on the right? I’d love for you to test it out on any post!
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