Kuhn Rikon started off with stove top pressure cookers in 1949. Kuhn Rikon invented the pressure valve which is used on all pressure cookers today. Three years ago someone in the office at Kuhn Rikon had the idea, what if we could make a pressure cooker for the microwave for the night you need a quick meal.
When I was at the trade show and ran across this I had to get my hands on one to give it a try. I am simply amazed at the dishes that come out of the microwave with so much flavor. You get a 4 quart Duromatic Micro Microwave Pressure Cooker, 42 recipe booklet, open to the first page and there is list of cooking times for steaming and cooking. This pressure cooker also comes with a trivet. This microwave pressure cooker has two safety features. The first one the value raises during pressure building and takes 1-2 minutes to drop after cooking. The last one is a second value that slowly helps release pressure. The rubber seal on the top of the cover is the only thing that needs to come off and be washed by hand. Retails for $60 and comes in red or green colors and comes with a 2 year guarantee.
One night my daughter asked for rice pudding and I was like ok even though it’s been a long day. So I grabbed the Kuhn Rikon Microwave Pressure Cooker Booklet. Sure enough there was a recipe for rice pudding. I added all ingredients except vanilla paste to the bottom of the pressure cooker. Set the timer for 18 minutes. Let it sit and rest then added the vanilla paste to the pudding. My daughter came running and was like Daddy can I be the first to try it. Of course, I said yes. Tiana tried it and said “Dad it taste the same as the one you normally make”. So I proceed to taste. Wow I was impressed with the flavor and how well everything was cooked to perfection. It was a breeze to clean afterwards.
I was sitting around close to 5:00pm during the week, we need dinner. Grabbed the microwave pressure cooker and opened the cabinets to see what I have to play with for dinner. Find somethings and made a homemade roasted garlic cream of mushroom soup for turkey rice dinner. Added all ingredients to the bottom of the pressure cooker. Lined up the open and close arrows, twisted it locked. Put in the microwave for 14 minutes. Let the pressure release once done cooking. Then added some Fontina cheese to the dish. The flavors exploded in your mouth.
I was thinking no way will it be done in 14 minutes. Sure enough the meat was cooked through and through and also the rice was perfect!
I would recommend this to any family, couple, college students, or single person because you can have a great flavorful meal in under 30 minutes and it’s affordable.
disclosure: I was compensated for this post but all thoughts are entirely my own