GSI Outdoors Pressure Cooker
Price Paid: $49
I LOVE my GSI pressure cooker. In my opinion, this is a MUST HAVE piece of equipment. I have the 2.8 liter which is perfect for small groups of 2 to three people.
You can use it as a pressure cooker or as a regular pot. It is lightweight and the handles are stubby so it is easy to pack. The pressure toggle screws on, so you can store it with the lid so it won't get lost. This is a good quality piece of equipment, not the junk that is available elsewhere.
If you have not discovered the joys of a pressure cooker, use this opportunity to learn. Pressure cookers are so efficient you will wonder why you have not been using them.
Pressure cookers allow you to be a GOURMET cook in the wilderness with a minimum of fuel and time. With the GSI pressure cooker, you can cook beans from dry hard to soup in 25 minutes flat. It would normally take four hours. You can cook roasts, whole chickens to moist, tender perfection in minutes. You can make the best cheesecake EVER — you will never do it any other way once you try the pressure cooker method.
The GSI pressure cooker is THE BEST way to cook dried foods like vegetables you might dry in your home food dryer. This unit will even bring dried corn completely back to life in a few short minutes. If you used a conventional boiling pot, reconstiting dried vegetables and meat is time consuming with so-so results. The GSI pressure cooker makes the needed difference.
We use ours for daily use as well as for camping. It is the most important cross-over kitchen/camping equipment we own.
BTW, the GSI customer service is fantastic. I stupidly melted my pressure toggle by my own fault and GSI replaced it free with no hassle. Nice people.
I give the GSI pressure cooker and GSI Customer Service an A+, smiley face, and a star.