For Cook’s Essentials Model Number: EPC460, EPC450 and “Perfect Pressure Cooker” distributed by Tristar

Instruction Manual

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  1. my sister bought me a model epc460 but when I try to use it all it does is show a light F4 nothing else will work, what can I do

    1. Ask the retailer for to exchange it. The fuse needs to be replaced.



    2. i have the same problem with my cooker lights up F4 and nothing else epc450 or epc 460

  2. I have the same problem. The unit was purchased from a TV add. How do I do something with this ???

  3. Since I have had NO response regarding my problem, I have to assume there is no way to fix the unit. It is a brand new unit and is at this point, a piece of junk. I will have to buy another unit, however, I would be a real sucker to purchase one from this maker.

    1. HI Bobby, I tend to avoid htese manual pages as they automatically download a new copy of the manual every time I refresh the page.

      However, I see that Laura answered the person above you. Since you say you have the same problem, I would expect the same answer to be appropriate. No need to repeat it.

  4. Hi
    To whom may I concern
    I has own the epc 450 perfect pressure cookers now has a code F5 on it how can I made a default reset
    Thank you


  6. I have a cooks essential pressure cooker EPC460 and need to order parts for it. I can’t find a customers service number to do so. Can you help me?

    1. Shelby, you can also contact the retailer for this. Cook’s Essentials is a brand marketed by QVC.



  7. Need a lid for my EPC460, are thy availble, Thanks, Steve

  8. I have the 460 model. I really enjiyed it until the valve release poped out. I ordered a new one. But don’t know how to install it. Please send an instruction manual.

  9. I can’t answer your question but I would like to ask where you ordered the part from? I have this same pressure cooker and need a new liner. Thanks

  10. I have this pressure cooker. I really like it. Somehow I’ve misplaced a part that is on the lid. Not the floater. How do I contact cooks essentials. Thank you.

    1. They are out of business. You might want to check e-bay for a parts re-seller.



  11. After using 3 x , Bottom of mine melted. I’m afraid to use it. Anyone have contact info for Cook’s Essential via QVC?

  12. I need manual book how to use my perfect presure cooker got but lost manual Thank u r how can they send me one

  13. My model – 460 takes over an hour to get up to pressure, with steam coming out of everywhere, not just the pressure valve. Since all the liquid came out as steam, everything in the pot was burnt.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

    1. Elaine, steam coming out of everywhere is not the way your cooker should operate. Double-check that the gasket is in the correct position and that all the valves in the lid are free of any dried-on or hidden food debris. Steam should only be coming out of the valve while the cooker is building pressure and AT MOST (assuming it is filled to the max with liquid and frozen ingredients) it should not be over 30 minutes.



    2. Every time that happens to me it’s the gasket isn’t in the right position so I’ll just move the gasket and try again.

  14. I have my model EPC450 any chance of finding the glass lid

  15. essential pressure cooker model

    I have prefect pressure cooker model EPC 460 and need float valve gasket where can we purchase it.

  16. Cook’s pressure cookers suck I’ve had it less than a year and it’s already gone out plug it in won’t do one thing model number K 47154 I tried contacting the company they will not call you back do not purchase one of these items

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