Anna Boiardi 4-Piece Fast Cooker #Giveaway

Our writer Jennifer D. received a product sample to aid in writing this post. We were also compensated.

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Have you ever used ceramic cookware? I bought a ceramic skillet earlier this year, and I love it. It cooks evenly and clean-up is a snap! When I was offered a chance to sample the 4-Piece Fast Cooker which has a ceramic nonstick surface,I was sold. I enjoy using my slow cooker for soups and stews and roasts, but sometimes I don’t get my act together in time to put everything in so that it can cook for 10 hours.

The Anna Boiardi fast cooker system is a low pressure cooker. The lid locks on and seals in flavor and speeds cooking time, but the pressure can easily be released so that you can stir or add ingredients.

The skillet is 5.5 quart, the size of one of the large slow cookers. I love the size of this pan, and I know I’ll use it in place of my dutch oven with the clear glass lid that is also included.

I have used it twice, with great results both times. I will say that I’m not sure how good a seal I’ve gotten. It seems like some steam is still escaping on the sides, not through the valve. But regardless, I have gotten the locked-in flavor that is promised.

I made my Mexican minestrone soup. It’s one of those recipes that usually cooks for 8 to 10 hours in a slow cooker. However, it’s mostly canned and frozen veggies, and some fresh new potatoes. It doesn’t really need to cook that long, but that’s what builds the flavor. I cooked it on the stovetop for about 90 minutes with great results.

There’s a recipe book included, with mostly Italian recipes (what else would you expect from a Boiardi, granddaughter of the founders of Chef Boy-ar-dee!?), but also general cooking instructions for all types of proteins, beans, rice, etc. I got the idea to try my favorite salmon recipe. I love this marinade that I developed. I’ve grilled my salmon, cooked it on my stovetop grill, microwaved it, and baked it. I’ve never tried this sort of low pressure cook, similar to poaching. The whitish color is not attractive, but the flavor was outstanding!

Enter to Win

Giveaway of 1 Fast Cooker open to US only
Retail Price: $69.99 Can Be Purchased at: Bed Bath & Beyond
Anna’s Twitter handle is @aboiardi and her website is: http://annaboiardi.com/

Easy salmon made even better by Anna Boiardi

4.5 from 20 reviews
Salmon Marinade
Author: 
Recipe type: Fish, Marinade
 
Easy marinade for salmon
Ingredients
  • dijon mustard
  • soy sauce
  • honey
Instructions
  1. Squirt some dijon mustard directly onto the fish.
  2. Shake out some soy sauce.
  3. Lightly drizzle with honey.
  4. Mix all ingredients on the salmon with the back of a spoon.

Comments

  1. Nicole Dz says

    I like to cook BBQ ribs in the slow cooker. The meat is so tender and falls right off the bone.

  2. David says

    We always cook stew or pepper steak in our crock pot. I have never used a pressure cooker before.

  3. Erin Wilson says

    I love making soup in my slow cooker, and I’ve always wanted to try to make my own beans in a pressure cooker!

  4. Kelly Tupick says

    I like to cook my Italian pot roast. I add a pot roast with cut up green pepper, cut up onion and 2 cans of diced tomatoes with oregano. I set it in a crock pot and let it cook all day. The pot roast falls off your fork as it is so tender and i serve it over rice or egg noodles. The family loves it

  5. Chrystal D says

    I like making what I call Chicken & Stuff. It’s chicken breasts, a can of cream of mushroom soup, onion, mushrooms, any kind of frozen vegetable you like and a box of stuffing mix.

  6. Mary Beth Elderton says

    My grandmother turned out some wonderful meals in her pressure cooker. I like to cook meat, onion, and potatoes–even less expensive pieces of meat work well.

  7. Shelton Rogerson says

    I like using a slow cooker for roasts and stews but want to try frying chicken in a pressure cooker.

  8. Dawn Monroe says

    Ive never used one but I remember my mom making beans, potatoes and chicken in hers. Id love to try one.

  9. Candace Galan-Calderon says

    I like to cook carnitas in a slow cooker but I haven’t used a pressure cooker yet.

  10. Sarah A. says

    I make dinner in my slow cooker at least three times every week! My favorites are soups and chicken dishes, though. :)

  11. Terri Moore says

    I like to make apple butter in my slow cooker. Would love to have a pressure cooker for canning veggies from my garden this year.

  12. donald light says

    We like to cook pulled pork in our crock pot. Honestly we just love using our crockpot a lot for lazy days.

  13. Amy Lynn says

    I love to cook all my meats in the slow cooker! It falls apart and is just so yummy! Also chili and stew!

  14. says

    I would like the 3.5 drink dispenser, feelling pale, i am getting up in age and like many visiters. it will be great for several people at once. Thank and have a nice day

  15. angie p says

    I like to make a lot of different things in my slow cooker. Pulled pork and beef stew are two on my favorites.

  16. Betsy Barnes says

    I use my slow cooker all the time, I love cooking a pot roast, with potatoes and carrots. We have a whole meal, then use the leftovers for sandwiches :)

  17. Jennifer Poster says

    I love to cook meatballs, chili, or pork shoulder meat in my slow cooker. If I were to win this fast cooker I would give it to my mother. She has MS and it is hard for her to cook. Like you, she also forgets to put food in her slow cooker ahead of time. I think something like this would be perfect for her! :)

  18. Cathy Burnett says

    I like cooking any kind of meat in a pressure cooker. All you have to do is put your meat in the cooker and add whatever seasonings you would like and a little water….and presto! Within just a few minutes you have delicious tender meat!

  19. Nicole Millheim says

    Oh boy i love to cook in the pressure cooker. I make pot roast, Italian chicken and beef stew

  20. denice p says

    At our house we put potatoes in the pressure cooker. We let it cook for about 15 minutes and then we use them to make mashed. Not really a fan of flake masked potatoes.

  21. Noelle Carroll says

    I cook a lot of soups and stews, especially beef stew. I love how tender the meat gets in the slow cooker

  22. Charlene Kuser says

    I like to make a pot roast in a slow cooker.The roast beef regardless of the cut comes out nice and tender

  23. says

    I just tried this sweet and smoky pulled chicken that was delicious in the slow cooker. I would love to try this would out – mine is starting to show it’s age and I have found so many new slow cooker recipes I want to try out – LOL

  24. harold says

    I love using a low pressure cooker method as it can act as a slow cooker as well.

    I would make many dishes including various stuffings, stews, soups, meat, chicken, fish and pasta dishes.
    For stuffings with rice I would add rice for 6 servings, water, to accommodate, various spices, 1 can crushed tomatoes, 1 can rotel. I would also add some meat, chicken or sausages, and low pressure cook until rice is cooked and ready to serve.

    Thank you for entering me in the Anna Boiardi low pressure cooker set giveaway and as a man i love to cook.

  25. eva tsoukalas says

    I love to use a low pressure cooker for almost all my dishes.

    I especially love the way the flavors blend for chili and other dishes as well, and above all it is a safe way and a modern fast delicious way to cook great foods.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  26. Brandi Goolsby says

    I like to cook a pork roast with barbecue sauce, then shred it for pulled pork sandwiches. So easy and yummy.

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