Ama asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 2 years ago

why does food cook faster when in a pressure cooker??

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
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    The increase in pressure raises the boiling point of the water so the steam is actually significantly hotter.

    Water in a pressure cooker can reach a temperature of up to 121 °C (250 °F).

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  • 2 years ago

    Because the temperature in a pressure cooker is higher

    At standard pressure, the hottest that you can get water is 100 deg C (212 F), but at 15 psi (common for a pressure cooker), you can heat water to 121 deg C (250 F)

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