1.5.15 Use pressure cookers

1.5.15 Use pressure cookers


The use of pressure cookers reduces times of cooking compared with traditional methods.


  • Energy savings could be up to 50%

  • Less time of cooking reduces the energy consumption

  • In summer less heat is generated due to shorter time of cooking

  • Less water consumption, because pressure cookers need less water to cook compared with traditional pots

  • Foods cooked with pressure cookers retain most of their nutrients and are tastier


  • User acceptance

  • Cooking with pressure cookers may result more difficult compared with traditional pots

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. Prices vary depending on types. A new generation pressure cooker costs approximately 130€.

References and best practices

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Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices

Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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