Using an Electric Pressure Cooker can reduce cooking time by as much as 70% without compromising the flavors of the food making it a convenient solution for those short on time to dedicate towards cooking. Pressure cooking can reduce meal cooking times by as much as 70% because the tight fitting lid prevents steam from leaving and uses it to directly heat the surface of the food so that it cooks faster. By not allowing the built up steam to leave it also creates higher cooking temperatures that help to reduce the amount of time taken to cook the food. Cooking food in this fashion retains the valuable water-soluble vitamins and minerals lost in the steam during regular cooking. Unlike a traditional pressure cooker this one does not need a stove top to provide it with he at.