Thanksgiving is literally around the corner and many of you may choose to use a pressure cooker to cook. How does a pressure cooker work? Well, thanks to the name, you can probably guess it has to deal with pressure.

If you can raise the pressure inside the cooker, you can cook your food faster! Inside the cooker you raise the boiling point of water as high as 250°F compared to the normal 212°F in a normal pot. This is one reason the food cooks faster.

The higher pressure can also help to push liquids inside the food quicker helping it to cook faster and become tender.

Regardless if you use a pressure cooker this holiday season or not… have a fun and safe Thanksgiving!

~ Meteorologist Candice Boling