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I’ll begin this piece by being completely transparent and admitting that I had no earthly idea what a pressure cooker did, or why I needed one. The fact that this was even a “thing” at all completely eluded me. I was – for all intents and purposes – a pressure cooking ignoramus; but thanks to an awesome representative from T-fal USA, I’ve not only broken my proverbial pressure cooking “virginity”, but I’ve warmly welcomed the Clipso Pressure Cooker by T-fal to my rotating arsenal of kitchen cookware.

Now, let me tell you why you really need a pressure cooker, and explain what all of the fuss is about.

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You know all of those roasts, lambs, chickens, and turkeys you’ll be cooking over the next couple of months? Well, you can cook those in the pressure cooker… in a fraction of the time. And the best part? Whatever you cook comes out just as moist and just as tender as if you’d cooked it in your crockpot or on your stove for the entire day. It’s slow cooking done fast! How stinkin’ awesome is that?!

“How in the heck does that work?!” I can hear you asking. Well, it’s a pretty simple and straight-forward principle: steam pressure. A pot that’s sealed air tight with a ton of steam inside builds up pressure and cooks food fast.

“Sounds scary” I can hear you saying. Well, back in the day, pressure cookers were actually a little scary. It wasn’t unheard of for befuddled cooks to cause an occasional small explosion in the kitchen in an attempt to cook a quick meal.

Even now, pressure cookers need and deserve respect; but please don’t let this scare you. All kitchen cookware need and deserve some amount of respect; and nowadays modern pressure cookers, like the Clipso, come with multiple safety features like gaskets on the outside, locking handles with a one-handed system to make the lid easy to open and close, and pressure release valves.

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I’m sure you’re curious as to how my first go-round with my Clipso pressure cooker went. Well, I decided to take a gamble and attempt chicken chili. Why was this a gamble? Because I’d never cooked chicken chili before; much less, fooled around with a pressure cooker. Combine that with the fact that I was adapting a chicken chili recipe to not only suit my taste but to adhere to the cooking style needed for the pressure cooker, and I was an outright mess walking into the kitchen.

I went over my game plan about a million times before I felt confident enough to turn the cooker on. I chopped my ingredients, placed them in the cooker accordingly, sealed the lid, and waited for the tell-tale rocking and hissing of the steam valve to begin. (It’s a little intimidating, but this is how you know it’s working.)

I monitored my cooker adjusting my temperature as needed, and once the time had elapsed (20 minutes for tender meat, soft beans, and perfectly melded flavors. Yasss!) I turned the pressure release valve and quickly proceeded to run clear out of the kitchen.

Me hiding from the cooker.

Me hiding from the cooker.

Nothing exploded.
The pot didn’t even rattle.
What I did notice was an intoxicating aroma filling my kitchen. The smell of seasoned chicken, smoked turkey, beans, and corn filled my entire home. It was amazing. I waited for the pressure indicator to let me know that it was safe to take off the lid. Once I removed the lid, I was met with even more of that intoxicating chili smell.

I took a taste and was immediately blown away by how the food had developed the characteristic flavors and textures of food that had been cooking for hours. A traditionally long, labor-intensive process had been shrunken down into just a few minutes. It was amazing. I was hooked.

Needless to say, my family loved my chili, and I’ve been a pressure cooker gal ever since.

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Now I’m sure I’ve got you all set to get one of your own. Not only am I going to give you the opportunity to win a 6.3 QT. Clipso Pressure Cooker from T-fal, but I’m also going to throw in the awesome Kitchen Handy by Zabada as well.

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This thing is amazing. If you’ve got little ones at home, and are funny about using chemicals to clean, this cleaning pad is for you.

The Zabada fiber clean technology cleans cook-tops and baking dishes, as well as spot-cleans dishes, baking trays, and pots and pans. All you need is water! You read that right. Just add water to the glove, and you can remove grease, baked-on grim, and 99.9% of bacteria! After that, simply throw it in the wash bag it comes with, and throw it in your washing machine.

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Needles to say, the Zabada Kitchen Handy replaces and well outperforms disposable scourers and store-bought microfiber cloths; and it lasts for 2 to 3 years; which saves you money and reduces waste.

Having the Clipso and the Kitchen Handy working in tandem in your kitchen this holiday season is a must. You’ll cook and clean in half the time.

Enter for your chance to win a Clipso Pressure Cooker and Zabada Kitchen Handy!


Congratulations Christina R.! Check your inbox for prize claim instructions.

Where to buy...

Where to Buy the T-fal Clipso Pressure Cooker:  The T-fal Clipso is available in Macy’s retailers and Macys.com for $99.99. For more information please visit, www.t-falusa.com. Where to Buy the Zabada Kitchen Handy: The Zabada Kitchen Handy is available for $30.00 at www.zabadaclean.com

 

Editor's Rating

price (Clipso cooker) 98%
price (Kitchen Handy) 93%
convenience (Clipso cooker) 95%
convenience (Kitchen Handy) 100%
safety (Clipso cooker) 100%
The T-fal Clipso is the perfect pressure cooker to have if you want to prepare an elaborate and impressive meal quickly and safely; And Zabada’s Fiber Clean Technology tackles burnt on grease, messy cooktops and baking dishes, as well as spot-cleaning dishes, baking trays, and pots and pans – simply using water! (I promise you - It seriously works.) Having these two products work together this holiday season will undoubtedly make life for any cook a whole lot easier.
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78 Comments

  1. November 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    I would make chicken soup

  2. Brigitte B
    November 30, 2014 at 7:04 am — Reply

    I would make 16 Bean Soup

  3. Brigitte B
    November 30, 2014 at 6:57 am — Reply

    I would make 16 Bean Soup.

  4. steve weber
    November 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    I would make some BBQ ribs.

  5. Thomas Murphy
    November 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm — Reply

    I would cook beef stew.

  6. November 29, 2014 at 9:00 am — Reply

    I would cook a wonderful stew.

  7. candy kratzer wenzel
    November 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm — Reply

    I would cook oxtail stew

  8. November 27, 2014 at 10:38 am — Reply

    I would cook beef stew

  9. November 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm — Reply

    I would cook some ribs up!

  10. Mary Ann Pariseau
    November 26, 2014 at 11:29 am — Reply

    a turkey !!!

  11. peggy fedison
    November 26, 2014 at 12:28 am — Reply

    arroz con habiscuelas (rice and beans)

  12. Ann Mathew
    November 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm — Reply

    turkey curry! yummy I believe ….. 🙂

  13. Margot C
    November 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm — Reply

    I think I would make some Luisiana red Beans and rice (the beans part) the fast way!

  14. Brigid OHara Koshko
    November 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    I think maybe a stew would be the first thing I would cook.

  15. November 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    i would cook Perfect Pressure Cooker Pot Roast.

  16. Debbie E Johnson
    November 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    I would probably cook a Pot Roast.

  17. Mary M.
    November 25, 2014 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    I would cook some beef stew.

  18. November 25, 2014 at 11:41 am — Reply

    I’m in the mood for gumbo or jambalaya; so I think I might have to give one of those a shot!

  19. Saundra Warren
    November 25, 2014 at 8:38 am — Reply

    Chicken

  20. Stephanie Easterling
    November 25, 2014 at 8:29 am — Reply

    I would cook by mothers Chicken and Dumplings.

  21. Joni Owada
    November 25, 2014 at 8:17 am — Reply

    Beans for tacos!!!

  22. November 25, 2014 at 6:55 am — Reply

    swiss steak

  23. November 25, 2014 at 4:46 am — Reply

    Wings

  24. padgettlp
    November 25, 2014 at 1:11 am — Reply

    I want to make cajun chicken.

  25. Abedabun Dawn
    November 25, 2014 at 12:32 am — Reply

    I would can deer meat. Canned meat is a great food to have on hand here in hurricane country .

  26. Mary Hoffman
    November 25, 2014 at 12:06 am — Reply

    I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD MAKE..”CHICKEN STEW!

  27. Robert Noll
    November 25, 2014 at 12:06 am — Reply

    I wood put a pot roast on my smoker at 150 degrees for a couple of hours and then into the T-fal Clipso to finish

  28. Darla Shannon
    November 25, 2014 at 12:02 am — Reply

    I would cook pinto beans.

  29. Molly Hearn
    November 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm — Reply

    idk what I would make I have never owned one.. my daughter and i would probably try to find a recipe to make.

  30. November 24, 2014 at 11:44 pm — Reply

    Brown beans & ham

  31. Anna W.
    November 24, 2014 at 11:24 pm — Reply

    Beef stew

  32. Anne
    November 24, 2014 at 11:20 pm — Reply

    I’ve never used a pressure cooker, but I’ve heard that they make wonderfully tender roasts, so I think that’s what I’d try first.

  33. Monica
    November 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    A balsamic glazed pork chop meal or a delicious roast!

  34. Kathy h.
    November 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    Roast….

  35. Barbara Adams
    November 24, 2014 at 9:26 pm — Reply

    Beans!!!

  36. Vera S
    November 24, 2014 at 9:25 pm — Reply

    The first thing I would cook would be some venison stew.

  37. bethelderton
    November 24, 2014 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    I’d cook meat and potatoes.
    Mary Beth Elderton

  38. Misty VanArsdale
    November 24, 2014 at 8:52 pm — Reply

    A pot roast, with carrots, red potatoes and mushrooms would be my first masterpiece.

  39. Jane Ritz
    November 24, 2014 at 8:44 pm — Reply

    My son would probably make Low Country Boil.

  40. Betty Wojnar
    November 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm — Reply

    I would can some meat!

  41. porsche hicks
    November 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm — Reply

    some kinda chicken. maybe curry chicken or bbq.

  42. November 24, 2014 at 8:13 pm — Reply

    Definitely will do a whole chicken with carrots, potatoes, onions and celery stalks. Oh great, now I’m hungry. I hope I win!

  43. November 24, 2014 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    I’d make beef stew!

  44. November 24, 2014 at 2:10 am — Reply

    id cook a roast i think ya

  45. Mark Williams
    November 24, 2014 at 12:06 am — Reply

    stew

  46. November 23, 2014 at 11:57 pm — Reply

    I would cook some chili or some potatoes!

  47. November 23, 2014 at 8:03 pm — Reply

    I’ve always wanted to try my aunt’s recipe for turkey. She cooks it in the pressure cooker, and it’s fantastic.

  48. David Lintz
    November 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    I would cook some sweet potatoes, not just for the candied yams, but also for some sweet potato pie.

  49. Elizabeth
    November 23, 2014 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    I would fix a Pot-Roast…my sister always tells me that nothing gets a roast more tender than a Pressure Cooker!

  50. Jerry Cartwright
    November 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm — Reply

    I’d cook whatever my wife had thawed out in the fridge. All I can say for sure is that it would be some kind of meat. LOL

  51. Gina H
    November 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm — Reply

    I don’t know, I’ve never cooked with a pressure cooker before!! But I would love to have to figure it out! Thanks for the chance!

  52. Amanda
    November 23, 2014 at 11:00 am — Reply

    Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and rice!

  53. nicole dz
    November 23, 2014 at 5:37 am — Reply

    I would love to make some pork ribs in this pressure cooker. My favorite!

  54. November 23, 2014 at 5:14 am — Reply

    pot roast and veggies

  55. Wendy R.
    November 23, 2014 at 2:28 am — Reply

    Your chili looks amazing! My mom always used to make chow mein in her pressure cooker, I’d like to try her recipe out.

  56. Jen Haile
    November 23, 2014 at 12:22 am — Reply

    I’d cook some beans!

  57. Beckie Bergeron
    November 23, 2014 at 12:08 am — Reply

    This would be so great on a busy work night! I would make pork roast, beef stew, & chicken!

  58. Robin Wilson
    November 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm — Reply

    I think I would make some chicken and rice.

  59. November 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm — Reply

    I would cook some chicken with veggies in the pressure cooker. Thanks for the information about this cooker.

  60. November 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    Roast!! My mamaw used to make beef stew in her’s and it was AWESOME!

  61. Jessica Duncan
    November 22, 2014 at 9:10 pm — Reply

    Roast and Potatoes

  62. eyshon salahuddin
    November 22, 2014 at 8:55 pm — Reply

    OX tails

  63. November 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    I would make a nice Sunday pot roast. Yummy

  64. Vivanna Wright
    November 22, 2014 at 7:25 pm — Reply

    beef & onions like grandma used to make

  65. Kyaw Sein
    November 22, 2014 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    Pork stew with dried mushroom and dried bean curd.

  66. marla king
    November 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm — Reply

    I would make beef stew with potatoes, carrots & onions.

  67. November 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    I would make a turkey.

  68. November 22, 2014 at 4:19 pm — Reply

    I would make venison chili. I have been craving it, and if I had this I would make it first.

  69. Betsy Dillon
    November 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm — Reply

    I would like to try to make some mashed potatoes in it.

  70. Dawn Monroe
    November 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm — Reply

    I would make pork and sauerkraut for New Years.

  71. November 22, 2014 at 11:53 am — Reply

    I would make artichokes

  72. November 22, 2014 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Probably Barbecue Pork.

  73. Robin Creager
    November 22, 2014 at 9:51 am — Reply

    My husband’s famous chili! Love that stuff.

  74. Brenda Haines
    November 22, 2014 at 8:54 am — Reply

    I would make some Adobo chicken.

  75. Shelton Rogerson
    November 22, 2014 at 5:24 am — Reply

    I would like to try fried chicken.

  76. cyndi br
    November 21, 2014 at 10:01 pm — Reply

    I would make mashed potatoes

  77. Natalie
    November 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm — Reply

    I would cook ribs!

  78. joe bond
    November 21, 2014 at 10:57 am — Reply

    Pot Roast!

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