A conventional pressure cooker consists of a metal pot with a well-fitting lid and several other parts. Basically, it generates extreme steam pressure inside the pot to coerce the food to cook a lot quicker than it would have otherwise while saving time.
On the other hand, a pure clay pressure cooker cooks the same food in pretty much the same time by letting food cook with gentle far infrared heat radiated from the pot’s walls and naturally condensing steam inside the pot. The cooking process is more natural and there no coercing the food to cook quickly. Let’s see how a pure clay pressure cooker turns out to be better than the conventional:
Made of a 100% natural inert material vs. Made of reactive metal
Pure clay is a 100% non-toxic inert material that cooks food without leaching toxins, so food stays healthy and uncontaminated. On the other hand, all metals are innately reactive and a conventional pressure cooker pot being made from metal or alloy, leaches toxins that mess with the natural composition of food and render it unhealthy.
Naturally steam condensing vs. Locking high pressured steam inside
When food is cooking in a pure clay pressure cooker, steam rises from the pot and touches the lid, where it starts condensing on the inner surface of the lid and comes back to food in the form of water droplets. Since the lid stays cooler than the pot during cooking, it is ideal for the steam to naturally condense. This is like how water vapors from ponds and reservoirs rise to the sky, condense and fall back to earth in the form of rain. And the food cooks through this natural process instead of being forced to do so.
A conventional pressure cooker cooks by forcing food to cook faster under extreme steam pressure and with harsh near infrared heat from metal walls which destroys nutrients and the food loses its natural taste.
Nutrients preserving Far-infrared cooking vs. Damaging near infrared cooking
Pure clay radiates unique far infrared heat that is gentle on even the most delicate nutrients like complex carbs. Cooking food in pure clay pressure cooker makes sure its nutritional value is preserved and it doesn’t lose its natural taste and color. Also, thanks to excellent steam management, the steam which is basically water-soluble nutrients stay within the food and nourish your body with every meal (your body can’t store water-soluble nutrients, so you need them every day).
But the harsh near infrared heat from metals is damaging to the nutritional cells in food. This means food cooks faster at the cost of its nutritional value. Would you ever want to sacrifice food’s nutrients just to save time? I guess not!
Pure Clay Pressure Cooker: Better for you = better for the planet
Pure clay pressure cooker cooks non-toxic, healthy and nutritious food so it is better than conventional. But do you know they are also better for the planet?
Unlike metals, pure clay pots do not pollute the environment in any way. We all know how the process of mining, extraction and processing of metals pollute air, water, land and affects wildlife.
The harvesting of pure clay and manufacturing of pure clay cookware doesn’t have any bad effect on the environment. They are also fully biodegradable and go back to the same earth where they come from at the end of their useful lifecycle.
Cooking food in pure clay also saves energy because the food cooks at low heat and pure clay pots retain heat so there is no need to re-heat food frequently. This means pure clay pots and pans are as healthy for the planet as they are for you!
In conclusion, a pure clay pressure cooker beats the conventional in every aspect. It is a lot healthier for you and the planet than a pot made from any artificial material. Interested in getting your hands on the best pressure cooker that is healthy and green? Head over to MEC Store and order a pure clay pot today!