As every pressure cooker out there, the food is cooked much faster than when using traditional cooking methods. The steam causes pressure that creates higher temperatures and thus the cooking time is greatly reduced. As it is a closed cooking pot, the nutrients, the vitamins and the savor will not boil away, thus the food will be healthier and taste better.
The best choice for a family would be the 6 quarts variant. The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker is easy to use for inexperienced cooks as it is digitally controlled and also has a handy precise thermostat that regulates the temperature. Cooking will no longer be a complicated process. The cooking options can be digitally set to low or high pressure. There are also browning, simmering or saute options available. You don't need to keep an eye on it while the cooker works, the right pressure is automatically maintained during cooking. It has a special signal that will inform you when your meal is done. After the cooking program has finished, you can choose to manually quick release the steam and pressure or wait to release it naturally.
Some of the basic functions are automatic, like the warming function that starts immediately after the cooking process has finished. This function will keep the food warm until you serve it and it will work for not less than twelve hours after the cooking finished. The power will automatically shut off if the cooker is empty or if the preset temperature has been reached.
The cleaning is also very easy. The cooking pan inside is a non-sticky removable pot that can be cleaned manually with a minimal effort but it is also safe to use in a dishwasher. The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker comes with a full user manual also containing a few recipes.