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5 Links to Read Before Using a Pressure Cooker

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Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: How to safely and successfully use your pressure cooker.

When it comes to trusty kitchen tools, pressure cookers are often overlooked -- or avoided at all costs. But modern pressure cookers are both useful and safe! They create intensely flavored, nutrient-dense food that cooks in a third of the time it would normally take. If you're already the proud owner of a pressure cooker, or are thinking of purchasing one, these links will help you use it to its fullest potential.

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  • Smart tips for using this magical kitchen tool. (Food & Wine.)
  • Five pressure-cooking essentials from expert Lorna Sass. (The Kitchn.)
  • Now that you've figured out how to use it, here are ten flavor-packed recipes to make with your pressure cooker. (Bon Appétit.)

Pressure cooker fans -- tell us your secrets in the comments!

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