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Manual for Elite Pressure Cooker Models: EPC-808 (Black Finish), EPC-808R (Red Finish), and EPC-808BL (Blue Finish)

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  1. My pressure cooker is pressuring up, then stops pressuring. It acts like it going to cook then stops cooking and starts pressuring up again. This has happen several times. What could be the problem?

    1. Hi Don, here is the information I need to know in order to help you. It could be the gasket, it could be the recipe – no way to know until you do a couple of these tests and let us know about the results:
      https://www.hippressurecooking.com/forums/topic/read-this-how-to-get-help-with-pressure-cooker-problems/

      Ciao,

      L

  2. I can’tGive it to turn on when I do plug it in it seems as though there is no power getting to the union what do I do

    1. There doesn’t seem to be any user serviceable components. So…

      Does another appliance work when plugged into the same outlet?
      No -> Repair household power supply.
      Yes…..
      Does another appliance work with the same power cord?
      No -> Replace power cord. (Assuming detachable power cord – not obvious from manual.)
      Yes….
      Do any lights come on at all?
      Yes -> Follow any error message provided. See page 2 of manual. Or perform water test.
      No….
      Is the unit under warranty?
      Yes -> Return for repair/Replacement
      No -> Buy a new pressure cooker.

  3. How do I get replacement parts? We love the cooker but r having issues with it keeping steam in. I think we need a new seal.

    1. Rachel, you can click on the link and go to the Maxi-Matic website. If you type “gasket” in their search box you’ll be presented with various gaskets to choose from according to your pressure cooker model.

      Ciao,

      L

  4. Have Three Of These. Wonderful Product!!!! Where Do I Get Condensation cups For These.

    1. EDS, the condensation cup should have come with your pressure cookers – it is likely already installed. It’s the clear rectangular open container that is installed near the top lip of the pressure cooker under the little unlock symbol (a padlock that is open).

      Ciao,

      L

      1. My Comment Says Where Do I Get The Condensations Cups? Replacements. Have Had These For About 5 Years, Not Sure What Happen To Them. Use These To Feed Homeless And Have Cleaned The Condensations Cups After Each Use.They Have Been Misplaced Some Where In Never Never Land.On Your Web Site Their Is No # For These.Thank You

        1. Contact the Elite Manufacturer Maxi-matic. You can reach them here:
          http://www.maxi-matic.com/

          Ciao,

          L

  5. Happy to have found your site. Just got my Elite Pressure cooking today and I’m ready to get cooking. Do you have a recipe for yogurt for this brand? Thanks

    1. Angela, if your pressure cooker does not have “yogurt” program – it cannot make yogurt. To make yogurt you need a specially programmed temperature range that has to be put there by the manufacturer.

      Ciao,

      L

  6. Hi there!
    My pressure cooker screen seems to be frozen. I have unplugged it, tried pressing cancel, tried pressing other buttons and nothing. It’s still stuck. Even kept it unplugged for several days thinking that would reset it but it didn’t work. Any suggestions?
    Thanks!

    1. Laryssa, with other models you can re-set by pressing the “Cancel” button for 5 seconds. It may not work here, but it’s worth a shot. Come back to let us know if it worked!

      Ciao,

      L

  7. Elite Bistro 2quart. Displaying E4. What does this mean? Will not let me proceed to cook anything.

  8. The hour button doesn’t work anymore…. Is there any way to troubleshoot this?

  9. I have the same problem ,the hour button doesn’t, work.. How I fix this,please?

    1. Did it work before? It could be that this pressure cooker can only be manually programmed to cook a max of 59 minutes – or whatever pre-set the manufacturer decided for this model.

      Ciao,

      L

  10. Do you have to have liquid in the cooker…like for a pork roast?

    1. Yes, you should always use the minimum amount of liquid when pressure cooking anything. This model requires 1 1/2 cups – now the liquid could be stock, juice, wine and – of course- water.

      Ciao,

      L

  11. The pressure cooker is stuck on warm/cancel. I used it a week ago and the same thing happened. I used it once today for canning and was unable to reset for another process. Unplugging doesn’t clear it. Pressing and holding other buttons doesn’t work either. Suggestions would be great. I haven’t used this pressure cooker very many times.

    1. Cheryl, I don’t really know what could work. But try holding the warm/cancel button down for 5 seconds to see if that will do something (in other models the cooker may beep and re-sets the cooker to factory settings).

      Ciao,

      L

  12. My pressure cooker indicators are on but it won’t cook. It’s not heating up

  13. why does my elite E out Thank You

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