Home cooks have been using pressure cookers to speed the cooking process since the 1920s. The first units were functional, but hard to handle and often dangerous. In 1925 the National Pressure Cooker Company emerged on the market with a product with a deep round pot and a clamp-on lid, used on the stove. In 1939 at the New York World’s Fair, the company premiered its “Presto” saucepan-style pressure cooker with a rotating cover and simple gasket seal. Soon Presto® became the name commonly used for the product.
Pressure cookers saved time, vitamins, flavours and fuel. American women, who were working in factories during World War II, relied on them to prepare hearty meals for their families.
Since then electric pressure cookers have taken most of the danger out of cookers. As long as you keep liquid in the cookers, they will not explode.
This is a great rib recipe that is quick and easy to prepare.