Salton 5-in-1 Pressure Cooker Review
This pressure cooker will make meal times easier and tastier too.
Earlier this week I received the best thing EVER! I was gifted with a Salton 5-in-1 Pressure Cooker and to say that it’s made me happy is an understatement! I’ve always wanted a pressure cooker, but I was under the assumption that it was only used for canning. Boy, I was wrong and admit it!
I’ve been searching for recipes and dinner ideas on the internet. However, I haven’t found any that I’d like to try, as of yet. I know that my new cooker does so much more than pressure cooking, but I love the idea of using pressure to add flavor to the foods I cook.
It’s another fabulous review by team member Missy.
The first night I had it, I just stared at it, hoping it would inspire me to cook an amazing meal that my family would go crazy over. The next day, I decided to break it out of the box and try my hand at pressure cooking for the first time ever.
I had purchased a HUGE Boston Butt and since it was in my freezer, I decided, why not? After it thawed out, I realized it was too big for this cooker . What’s a girl to do except find a sharp knife and make it fit, right?
After cutting it into three pieces, (one with a pretty large bone), I took two pieces, seasoned it up and tossed them into the cooker. Because the Salton 5-in-1 pressure cooker has a browning feature, I put a little olive oil in the non-stick pressure pot, browned both pieces at the same time, turning them over to brown all sides. I then covered the two pieces with enough water to cover it. Pork Butt typically has a lot of fat in it and when you roast it, the flavors ignite. I was very suspicious of using the cooker because I didn’t know if the flavors would infuse like the do in the oven.
I set the timer for 50 minutes and waited. When the timer went off, I checked it. It wasn’t quite falling apart like I was hoping, but it was cooked. The whole point of cooking in a pressure cooker is to cook food fast and let the pressure force flavors back into the food, also making the food you cook tender. I decided to put 10 more minutes back on the clock and cooked it some more.
The last 10 minutes were the key. The meat was intact and tender, it had a perfect amount of seasoning and was so delicious. Dinner that night was eaten in total silence, everyone enjoyed their meal.
A few days later and school was also out for the summer, my kids need to eat lunch. (I know, they are so needy.) I took the leftover roast (along with the juices they cooked in last time…we saved it) and put it back in the cooker. I set the timer for 15 minutes. My hope was to be able to shred it and make sandwiches for my kids. Once I drained the meat, I put the cooker on “brown” and shredded it in the pot with just a wooden spoon!
I made Pork Tortilla Rollups for the kids for lunch. They loved it. There were smiles all around.
There are so many things you can do with the Salton 5-in-1 cooker. It’s a pressure cooker, it browns your food, it warms, it slow cooks and it steams. I plan on using my machine for many, many years because it’s going to make my life so much easier. The time alone it will save me in the kitchen is priceless.
For more information on Salton’s 5-in-1 Pressure Cooker, visit their website.