PRESSURE COOKER | 6 Dishes Tested by 2 Chefs

  • Published on Mar 24, 2019
  • You guys have been asking us to test out a pressure cooker for ages now, so we got our chefs, asked for your fave pressure cooker recipes, and gave it a go! Do you have a pressure cooker? What are your fave things to cook in it?
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  • SORTEDfood
    SORTEDfood  2 months ago +133

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    • jean pomelo
      jean pomelo 2 months ago

      Dear Ben and James @Sortedfood, when using pressure cooker you have to wait for it to "steam/whistle" then decrease the temperature of the hob to maintain the steam/temperature, then start timing on that signal. So pork can be tender within 30mins from that hissing sound, then oxtail with bones will last for 45-1 hour. I hope this helps

    • Null Null
      Null Null 2 months ago

      @SORTEDfood please do oven toaster

    • Blank Core DevilBCD
      Blank Core DevilBCD 2 months ago

      Pressure Cooker battle i want to see what Jamie will make lol

  • JanTheNan
    JanTheNan 5 days ago

    Instant Pot.

  • leung
    leung 6 days ago

    Try pressure cooked bananas. Absolutely amazing...

  • Árón de Siún
    Árón de Siún 6 days ago

    Flashes of the two Kates and their hot wet rice...

  • Suhasini Jacob
    Suhasini Jacob 7 days ago +1

    That’s why I love BEN 😂😂😂

  • Sormani Faria
    Sormani Faria 10 days ago

    u could do brasilian feijoada too !!

  • Sormani Faria
    Sormani Faria 10 days ago

    OX tail Brasilian style: sealed like u did, olives ( green one ) olive water, olive oil, potatoes after half cooking, cress for the last 3 min and served with wite rise and cooked corn meal

  • Ashley Vu
    Ashley Vu 11 days ago

    Could you guys try out an air fryer?

  • AG UT
    AG UT 11 days ago

    hello !!! can you guys do a technique and issues with beginners when using pressure cookers? ie: the food flavours taste very under developed, or when cooking for too long?

  • Chelsea Czekalski
    Chelsea Czekalski 12 days ago

    Disappointed that the joke was a repeat, but love the recipes have me thinking about what I need to try cooking next!

  • Achy ka
    Achy ka 12 days ago

    I always thought that a pressure cooker was a must have along pans and pots 😂 didn't know people don't use them in some countries

  • wwaxwork
    wwaxwork 12 days ago

    Remember too that one of the attractions of electric pressure cookers like Instant Pot is you can just set it & forget it until it's time to open it.

  • Stalwart Shinobi
    Stalwart Shinobi 12 days ago

    loved it when ben said the lentils were 'saucy and spoonable' ;)

  • Amy Holdren
    Amy Holdren 14 days ago

    Why is James so mesmerizing?

  • Georgia Keeton-williams

    Uni series!!!

  • XantiaD
    XantiaD 14 days ago

    Rice in a pressure cooker (like beans) is not a good idea. It can stop up the pressure valve causing excessive pressure build-up and creating one of those "I had to clean up food from behind the refrigerator, under the stove and every other surface in the kitchen" situations.
    Pressure cookers are great, but not for every dish. Choose wisely. :)

  • Chakka Edmundson
    Chakka Edmundson 15 days ago

    Hello everybody! I im new here so far i love you guys. You male me laugh and make niceee vidoes about my fav food!. Kerp doin you guys and hav a godblessed day. Totally awesomeness

  • RebelSoldier007
    RebelSoldier007 15 days ago

    here the thing most pressure cooker now days have a electrical pressure thing - plus there more safer then the old school one - i think that a newer one but with the old school style

  • Kurt
    Kurt 16 days ago

    Scouse works really well in a pressure cooker.

  • Raven Anne
    Raven Anne 16 days ago +1

    3 ads?? And one is a headspace ad? Man... now I realise JUST how much I like this channel.

  • JanTheNan
    JanTheNan 17 days ago

    Instant po, electric pressure cooker.

  • paraboo
    paraboo 17 days ago +5

    Risotto in a pressure cooker?! Heresy!
    Half the fun of making risotto is standing in front of the oven and going halfsies on the wine with the rice...

    • Claire Lin
      Claire Lin 8 days ago

      paraboo yes I agree!!!!!!! But not if it's super hot in the summer lol

  • Rebecca Luce
    Rebecca Luce 18 days ago

    Do you have the Instant Pot in England? I make a cheesecake in the Instant Pot that is amazing. Really, the best I’ve ever had, including Carnegie Deli. 26 min at pressure and 10 minutes to pressure down. Cool and 4 hours later-heaven. The Instant Pot is amazing. Great meats but also yogurt, beans, Pad Thai and corn on the cob in 4 minutes. I use it at least twice a week. If you have it there I would love to see you use it! I’ll even send you my cheese cake recipe 😉

  • Lamya Bhat
    Lamya Bhat 18 days ago +1

    In a south Asian household, a pressure cooker is a must have. It is very commonly used to create soup or the base of a curry or a spice mix for the dish and then all you need to do is dry out the water (if needed) and then add in the veggies or meat of your choice. Also you usually have one with a whistle that goes off on it’s own so all you have to do is assemble it all and put it on the stove and when you hear the shrill whistle simply turn off the the heat and pull of the whistle leaving the heat to trickle out and then about ten minutes later when you open the cooker, it’s ready to eat.

  • Andrew Webster
    Andrew Webster 19 days ago

    I've used a pressure cooker for years for oxtail, lamb knuckle etc., but tried the risotto for the first time recently. Absolute game changer. I've got an electric one, which is even easier than the stove top one. Great appliance

  • Brage Eyde
    Brage Eyde 19 days ago

    You should test a Crock- pot

  • Jayson Landers
    Jayson Landers 19 days ago

    Use the Ninja Foodi

  • Dominik MJ
    Dominik MJ 20 days ago

    I think the issue with the pressure cooker is the make. I looked for mine quite a long time, as I wanted to have only one setting (I have got a WMF).
    If the pressure cooker they build less pressure (also true for electric pressure cookers) - hence they need longer. It is not a big deal - but most recipes are written for the "traditional 15 PSI".
    I liked though the video. It is almost unheard of, that "real chefs" haven't used a pressure cooker nowadays - especially today, when in most cooking popular cooking competitions in the TV, pressure cookers are the only way to compete successfully.

  • tim Hunsaker
    tim Hunsaker 20 days ago

    4 minute hard boil eggs in a pressure cooker/insta pot

  • ColonelJupiter
    ColonelJupiter 20 days ago +1

    Condensed milk into caramel is fun with a pressure cooker.

  • Rendanfuls (čti. Ren-Dan-Fuls)

    1:24 Is that a Pilsner Urquell glass?

  • Stacy Byrd-Everett
    Stacy Byrd-Everett 21 day ago

    Did anyone else see something in James’ hair? I got distracted lol.

  • Maxwell Fong
    Maxwell Fong 21 day ago

    For dessert I would make like a poached pear in the pressure cocker, which normally takes ages!

  • Makalov
    Makalov 23 days ago

    2:08 the Scottish side of James came out

  • Aditya Venkat
    Aditya Venkat 24 days ago

    Indian mothers have been using pressure cookers for ages, literally saves so much time. And you can do two things at once in the pressure cooker (my mother often cooks Dal (lentils) and potatoes in the same cooker separated by a plate. The steam from the water cooking the lentils cooks the potatoes.)

  • Bonnie Lee Wall
    Bonnie Lee Wall 24 days ago

    Crock pot!

  • DeadlyYellow
    DeadlyYellow 24 days ago

    I wish I could chop as fast as a camera shutter.

  • jeffery nordgulen
    jeffery nordgulen 26 days ago

    An hour for pulled pork was too short. I would have done an hour thirty with kosher salt and liquid smoke.

  • sean holt
    sean holt 26 days ago

    Instant pot recipes

  • Sophisticated Dinosaur

    Them being confused by the cheesecake one, tells me they hadn't considered college students who don't have a kitchen and maybe have a gas or electric or induction portable cooktop.

  • Sophisticated Dinosaur

    i would abuse a pressure cooker, i would make pulled pork every week and live off of that and coleslaw, although mine would be have barbecue flavors and sauce.

  • Stalwart Shinobi
    Stalwart Shinobi 27 days ago

    do potato quickies! i dont believe anyone cant boil a potato, its down to laziness!

  • Craig Hastie
    Craig Hastie 28 days ago

    I love taking dried chickpeas and pressure cooking for about 1h20m then making humus, means I don't have to presoak for 24h first.

  • Craig Hastie
    Craig Hastie 28 days ago

    Are you measuring time from when it gets to pressure (button pops up) or when you put lid on and start heating?

  • Craig Hastie
    Craig Hastie 28 days ago

    Surprised that you didn't add some water to the oxtail.

  • Lady Berd
    Lady Berd 29 days ago

    Dammit. James is so attractive it makes me cry

  • priyanka narang
    priyanka narang 29 days ago

    Indian households have been using pressure cooker since ages
    U can cook almost every thing in a pressure cooker

  • Darryl Gonsalves
    Darryl Gonsalves Month ago +1

    Why remove the pressure abruptly? If you guys showed some patience the pulled pork would have worked in the first attempt.

  • Wombles Gaming
    Wombles Gaming Month ago +5

    The editing work on cutting that leek was superb! GG to whoever edited this!

  • Tusy Amy
    Tusy Amy Month ago

    You dont have patience 😩
    You should wait till cooker release the pressure itself.

  • Farad Husky
    Farad Husky Month ago

    That sLEEK edit at 10:11. Holy shit. :D

  • SourceOfBeing
    SourceOfBeing Month ago

    PIO Pressure Cooking!

  • charmanr
    charmanr Month ago +2

    Since I have an allergy to alcohol (even small quantities cause me unbearable pain in my eyes and face) I often wonder about alternatives when cooking. The pulled pork in cider in this video sounds amazing but I suspect that the alcohol won't cook off because of the airtight seal. I might try it with apple juice, but I don't think it will taste quite the same.
    I've tried cooking with alcohol free beers and ciders in the past, but since so many of them taste so bad I gave up on this (don't get me started on alcohol free wines!). I did find a pretty good 0% cider but it had so much sugar in it I drink it rarely.
    Any chance you guys could do a video on how to cook alcohol based recipes with alcohol free alternatives?

    • elarna- louise antonio
      elarna- louise antonio 17 days ago

      charmanr with cooking what they do for children and adult when cooking is to boil things like beer so the alcohol within burns out. This has been tested in restaurants as they have to use it for kids so if you want to do the same recipe you should boil it out.
      You should also check if it’s the ethanol you’re allergic to.

  • Kathy Young
    Kathy Young Month ago

    Been using a pressure cooker more than 50 years, mostly for meat. Roasts, beef stew. Chili. Round steak. Dried beans and peas are good but have to watch out as they can foam up. My mother used to cook several things at once by stacking pans inside. I’m still using the one I got for a wedding present in 1968. Needs a new gasket every few years.

  • Zefar77
    Zefar77 Month ago

    Boiling potatoes in 20 minutes just isn't enough to soften some larger potatoes or rather average sizes. So I just boil the potatoes I buy for around 40 minutes and then start doing the rest of the food.
    Potatoes are soft enough that a knife goes through it like butter. The potato itself isn't hurt by this at all in any kind of way. Still the same taste.

  • geneticdemented
    geneticdemented Month ago

    You mean other people’s mums don’t pressure cook on the regular? My Mum’s pressure cooker scares the bejesus out of me

  • Jürgen Weißmann
    Jürgen Weißmann Month ago

    Did you put the meat on top of something, or just put it in the liquid?

  • gabryu
    gabryu Month ago +2

    Air fryer!!!! Try the air fryer next!!

  • Mig Trewornan
    Mig Trewornan Month ago

    Two comments:
    1) Oxtail used to be a cheap cut but (at least where I am) it's become premium priced.
    2) I use an electric pressure cooker and if you're worried about safety they are very reassuring. You effectively CAN'T mess up.

    • 95rav
      95rav Month ago

      Yep... in Australia, ox tail is rediculously expensive.
      Kangaroo tail is a nice alternative though.

  • Geomeo Pesetsky
    Geomeo Pesetsky Month ago

    This is really funny, since professional chefs have never used pressure cooker and I’m the one who made boiled eggs in a instapot amount other stuff. The pressure cooker is a big deal in my family since it helps cut down down time if rice or slow cooked meat needs to be done on time. It’s also pretty easy to do since they make them pretty safe now

  • ca123411
    ca123411 Month ago

    Also it would be more suited for something like a creme caramel rather than cheesecake

  • ca123411
    ca123411 Month ago

    Legumes/beans magic number is 16min. If youre working with white sturdy beans you can soak overnight.
    A lot of other places in the world use pressure cookers on a daily basis. Where I come from theres no canned chickpeas or beans. We cook it all from dry + some people do not own ovens. So some stuff can be adaptable. Also not bad for stocks and meat gelatiney things.

  • ArtemusPrime
    ArtemusPrime Month ago

    I didn't know that "vanilla" had an "r" in it...

  • Herby Ragan
    Herby Ragan Month ago

    Would love to see your review of the Instant Pot or the Ninja Foodi

  • Tomáš Faust
    Tomáš Faust Month ago

    Guys, this is not just "beer"'s freakin' Pilsner Urquell! (makes me really proud to see a Czech product on your show)

  • serendipretty
    serendipretty Month ago

    I'm trying to figure out how to squeal about James in another way that just commenting JAMESNSNDNS!!!!!

  • Sellamani Mani
    Sellamani Mani Month ago

    In India they use it for cooking rice every day and vegetables for Curry but different types of cookers which release pressure it self

  • Ananya Subramani
    Ananya Subramani Month ago

    An Indian household cannot survive without a pressure cooker esp for the potatoes and dal (lentils)

  • Claire
    Claire Month ago

    Can we give props to whoever edited that bit at 10:11? That was cool!

  • Katie Manning
    Katie Manning Month ago

    Please test out a thermomix using all the functions

  • Donald Whitty
    Donald Whitty Month ago

    Can't be arsed with pressure cookers. Much Ado About Nothing.

  • msnannybean
    msnannybean Month ago

    When cooking meat in a pressure cooker one needs to utilize a natural pressure release rather than the quick pressure release. QPR makes the meat seize up and be tough.

  • Josiah Gibson
    Josiah Gibson Month ago

    Growing up my mom used a pressure cooker 2-3 times a week.
    I think she basically only used it for meat dishes though, as they aren't super time sensitive.
    Saved a lot of time and money (could tenderize cheaper cuts) for a family of six. Highly recommend getting one and figuring it out.

  • Dan Flores
    Dan Flores Month ago

    Let's talk about how adorable James is!

  • bernard roberts
    bernard roberts Month ago

    i am sorry about this but are you as a group really that naive ?? once upon along time ago msg may have been extracted from a plant and therefore been natural . but the stuff you have now is 100% the product of a rapacious chemical industry .

  • Space Alchemist
    Space Alchemist Month ago

    I microwave potatoes. ;)

  • Dale Moscrop
    Dale Moscrop Month ago

    I've got a pressure cooker appliance rather than a stovetop one. My wife and I use it all the time. Creates the creamiest mash potatoes, wonderful corned beef even from frozen, and is used often as a huge speedy rice cooker. It's easy to overcook things in it, but at least overcooked stuff seems to always end up softer rather than firmer.

  • Danielle Juratovac
    Danielle Juratovac Month ago

    Maybe next time try an anti-griddle. I just love the idea of a griddle that looks like a griddle but is super cold. I know people use it for ice cream preparation, but I wonder what else it could be used for? :)

  • mochi.
    mochi. Month ago

    this is an old video, but as someone who grew up in a jamaican household and had oxtails almost every sunday, the oxtails weren't too bad? they seemed like they really pull away smoothly? which is what you tend to want from it. james saying that he was looking for something similar to the pulled pork was actually kind of accurate. in my experience, the shrivel occurred because there wasn't really enough liquid or sauce to cover it as much as it needed to so it shriveled a bit.

  • Beatriz Zacharias
    Beatriz Zacharias Month ago +1

    Crazy to imagine you guys do stuff as beans, lentilles, etc without a pressure cooker cause in my country this is pretty much the way to go; my mom still have the one she got on her wedding, so over 3 decades old and working perfectly. lol

  • katie paris
    katie paris Month ago

    Have you ever tried recipes that using crock pot cooking?

  • sarthak rawal
    sarthak rawal Month ago

    Instead of water put sand/salt in pressure cooker and a small stand to keep tray half inch then you will get the desired cheesecake for's tried and tested...dont add any water

  • Carsten Koch
    Carsten Koch Month ago

    I'm not a big fan of pressure cookers. Both of my grandmas and a friend had one (my grandmas were from WMF and my friend had one from Tefal) and after around 7-9 years of use the valve would have a malfunction, where you couldn't release the steam (probably because bits of the food and grease clogged it up)
    In one case my dad opened one of the pots after hours of being off the stove and just a bit warm on the outside. But apparently the soup inside was still more than boiling hot in the middle and when he opened the lid the wall of steam burned his face.
    He didn't suffer any permanent damages but he wasn't far from it.
    So I'm not a big fan of those :/

  • Hannah
    Hannah Month ago

    Try the instapot please!

  • Tamim Al Thonayan
    Tamim Al Thonayan Month ago

    Pressure cooker is a staple in our kitchens in Saudi Arabia especially if you have a busy day and wand a fresh food for lunch or dinner. Our most national dish in SA Kabsa has a recipe for pressure cooker as one of many verity for it.

  • Ulrich Petri
    Ulrich Petri Month ago

    Interesting that you guys never used them. Here in Germany pressure cookers have been a staple in many kitchens since at least the 80s (probably much earlier even)

  • Summer Noybn
    Summer Noybn Month ago

    Your gran had a pressure cooker, why dont you???

  • gorilla glue
    gorilla glue Month ago

    Are instant pots as good at pressure cooking?

  • Carol Tucker
    Carol Tucker Month ago

    Oxtail could be better. go Caribbean instead of Asian

  • Hannah Kalter
    Hannah Kalter Month ago

    If you’re wondering about a New York cheesecake, my mother makes an amazing one, and it takes like 2 or 3 hours at a low temp to cook. 10 minutes for the crust, add the filling, cook for an hour, drop the temperature, cook for an hour or two (I can’t remember). Then it’s ready. It ends up dense, creamy, and absolutely amazing. In my opinion, that’s the only way you can make a true cheesecake

  • Eleanor W
    Eleanor W Month ago

    My parents cook a great lentil and veg soup in a pressure cooker. The lentils go to absolute mush and it’s so delicious with a lovely smooth texture

  • Living Life with Momma Wendy Waeghe

    I love you pressure cooker.

  • Summer Hassan
    Summer Hassan Month ago

    We do stuffed grape leaves in the pressure cooker.

  • Beau Peep
    Beau Peep Month ago

    Potatoes taste a *1000 times* better from a pressure cooker ( really tastes like [jack-] potatoes)!
    Always put the pot under cold running water at the end, opposed to pushing the valve.

  • mariahxworld
    mariahxworld Month ago +1

    Instapot pleaseeee

  • JaxMerrick
    JaxMerrick Month ago

    "What's wrong, James?"
    "I looked into the trap, Ben."

  • Buchanan _MJ
    Buchanan _MJ 2 months ago

    "We enjoyed playing around in the kitchen with new stuff and experimenting". Mmhm.

  • Ibet Saucedo
    Ibet Saucedo 2 months ago

    Poor James had something in his hair. I can’t stop looking at it

  • Magalamb
    Magalamb 2 months ago

    Awww James is so cute ☺️