If you want to make amazing meals without having to put in too much effort, you may want to consider a pressure cooker. The pressure cooker cooks foods in a third of the time than traditional cooking methods. That's a lot of minutes saved!

Science dictates that the higher the pressure, the higher the boiling point of water. When it comes to pressure cookers this means that they can reach hot temperatures without drying out your food. Need more of an explanation? Watch the video above, by CHOW and MDRN KITCHEN, to see how pressure cookers work and for a caramelized carrot soup recipe. The recipe alone will make you a convert.

If you already have a pressure cooker, but are not sure what to cook in it, check out these recipes. If you want one, but think they're too pricey, enter in our Holiday Entertaining Pinterest Contest for a chance to win a Cuisinart Pressure Cooker.

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