Pressure Cooking


So I’m late to the pressure cooking party.  I know… and here’s why: being a Pampered Chef consultant, it’s sometimes hard for me to purchase kitchen products when I know we are probably going to come out with it at some point.

And to stay on the honesty train, I thought we would have debuted it last fall. But with the way hindsight works, I’m thankful it came out right when it did. It gave Pampered Chef time to work out the bugs and make it the best on the market to include ALL of the features everyone wants.


This state-of-the-art pressure cooker takes the guesswork out of cooking with 16 preprogrammed settings for everything from meat, rice, and beans to desserts. It’s perfect for tender, succulent meals in a fraction of the time it takes to slow cook. It was designed with your safety in mind: The steam-release valve is positioned away from the button so your hands are away from hot steam, and it was designed to stay cool even when food is cooking. The carrying handles let you securely move or store the Quick Cooker when it’s not in use. It’s a 6-quart capacity makes it the most popular size for most homes.

16 preprogrammed settings:

  • Sear
  • Steam
  • Slow cook
  • Proof (also used as the yogurt setting)
  • White rice
  • Brown rice
  • Whole grains
  • Chicken/poultry
  • Beef/pork
  • Fish/seafood
  • Soup/stock
  • Beans
  • Stew/chili
  • Dessert
  • Custom
  • Keep warm

I started with the #1 step: the water test. After that went successfully, I moved on to the #2 step: hard-boiled eggs. (Tip: I’ve been adding a splash of white vinegar to the water to make the shells come off even easier!) I’m LOVE LOVE LOVING the hard-boiled egg feature.  Especially when I don’t plan ahead and realize I need one for a recipe!

What else have I made? I made the Chicken Parmesan Pasta, Chicken Teriyaki & Rice, Salsa Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Beef Stew with Parmesan Polenta, Cheesecake (3 times, three different ways!) and the Sous Vide Egg Bites. By far, though, is my new favorite recipe: Sausage & Peppers. (Be on the lookout later this week for the recipe!)

I’ve also made this amazing Eggplant Parmesan Casserole from this cookbook!


What to see the Quick Cooker in action? Check out this quick video!


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With having to shift my diet to gluten-free and dairy-free, I’m excited to share what I’m cooking in hopes it will help you lead a healthier lifestyle while at the same time offering LOTS of flavor! While not every post will be GF/DF, I promise healthier versions of your favorites. Disclaimer: Slice, Dice & Dish is not an official Pampered Chef blog/website. Pampered Chef is not involved in any way with this blog. To learn more about what I offer through Pampered Chef and to shop my kitchen, please visit my Pampered Chef website at:

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