Pressure Cooker History
Before the pressure cooker was invented, cooking food was a very difficult
household chore that could sometimes take an entire day for just one meal.
Cooking happened on wood stoves or over open fires. This could result
in food not being cooked well, but people made do with what they had and
went on about their lives as they did not have any other options to choose
In 1679 a man named Denis Papin came along. Papin was a French mathematician
and physicist. No one truly knows what inspired him to invent to pressure
cooker, but invent one he did and he named it the Papin Digester.
This ancestor to our current pressure cooker was a cumbersome machine
that had a reputation for being dangerous. It was hard to regulate the
temprature and steam so having one explode was a common occurance. One
of the problems it had? It was created with cast iron.
In the past 330+ years pressure cookers have gone through a vast
variety of changes. Today's pressure cooker is much safer than
the original. However, the idea behind the pressure cooker is
still the same, to cook food more quickly and efficiently, to
have the food be more flavorful and tender than traditional cooking
methods. Your pressure cooker will save you time and energy in
your kitchen and it will allow you to create delicious meals quickly
and with ease.