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Pressure baker: a revamped version of the pressure cooker to suit OPOS cooking

Ever tried your hand at the much talked about one pot one shot (OPOS) style of cooking only to find that the food didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped it would or got a little charred? Turns out, a lot of OPOS newbies faced similar issues. But they now have reason to cheer. Ramki, the man behind the new style of cooking that reduces cooking time and effort, has now developed what he calls the Pressure Baker. A revamped version of the pressure cooker, this one is best suited for Ramki’s OPOS recipes and has been developed after several years of trials and experiments.

 

“We had to restrict ourselves to the regular pressure cooker, which wasn’t designed to be used on high heat or without water. In fact, conventional pressure cookers come with ‘Never cook on high heat’ and ‘Never cook without water’ tags,” says Ramki. This led to him modifying most of his recipes to adapt to the pressure cooker; this however did not work with every recipe. “OPOS members were complaining about the food getting burnt or recipes not turning out well. Especially, the new comers who were finding it tough to adapt as they lacked the experience and understanding of varying temperatures in different stoves to adapt the recipes accordingly,” he adds.

 

Ramki, who worked on the scientific cooking technique, recently launched the patented design along with Butterfly Appliances. He approached them with the design details and preferred to call it the Pressure Baker, since it doesn’t use any water and cooks on high heat. According to Ramki, the Pressure Baker was designed keeping in mind novice cooks and to avoid problems that might arise with a regular cooker if not used carefully — safety valves blow, gaskets melt or food gets burnt.

The Pressure Baker however, is designed to withstand dry heat, minimise burning and has a thicker bottom layer. It is also twice as broad as its height (150 mm vs 320 mm) and is completely lead free.

Pressure baker: a revamped version of the pressure cooker to suit OPOS cooking

“The gaskets are made of silicon and nozzles designed to minimise blockage. I have also sandwiched aluminium in between stainless steel to get the benefit of both the metals,” he explains. While this is the first generation of Pressure Bakers, its future avatars will not look anything like a traditional pressure cooker.

The pressure baker is available at Butterfly Appliances outlets and on Amazon. “We have also roped in women members in the OPOS community to sell them by offering a demoon how to use them. This will be a potential source of income for homemakers,” he says.

The product now available in the market is a two litre stainless steel pressure baker, inner vessel with lid, flash separators for cooking multiple items at one shot, measuring cups and spoons, and a spare safety valve. It also has a set of waterproof flash cards — structured lessons with videos. The kit also comes with 24x7 phone and online support, free app support, access to online support group and videos, and a lifetime guarantee.

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