Energy saivng with pressure cookers

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    You can save a lot of fuel by using pressure cookers. I don’t take a big fancy one. I got a 4 quart cooker that has a 10 pound weight. The weight is what makes the steam and pressure. The steam and pressure is what cuts your cooking time by anywhere from a 1/3 to 1/2. Mine is a simple one. You put about an inch of water in the bottom of the cooker. Turn the lid and seal. I usually start out on high to get the steam up. When the weight starts to dance or jiggle, you start the time. Mine will cook a 2-3 pound whole chicken in about 40-45 minutes. After that amount of time the meat is falling off the bones. A pressure cooker has what they call a pop off valve. If the pressure gets up too high the valve will shoot out and the pressure let off. My cooker will cook a pot of beans in about the same time. A camp stove can be used with a pressure cooker. A pressure cooker will save you probably at least 50% of your fuel, maybe more.

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