Today’s pressure cookers are extremely safe but you should follow manufacturer’s recommendations. Here are our seven tips to safe pressure cooking.
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1. Read the manual and follow all precautions.
2. Inspect equipment: all parts present, no damaged parts, silicone ring installed correctly, no cracks or damage.
3. Don’t over-fill the cooker, stay below the MAX to keep food out of the safety systems in the lid.
- Max 1/2 Full – Beans, Rice & Grains
- Max 2/3 Full – Everything Else
CAUTION: Some multi-cookers have the max fill line marked for non-pressure programs. It is too high to use for pressure cooking!
4. Add enough liquid for the pressure cooker to reach & maintain pressure
- 1 1/2 cups Electric
- 1 cup Stovetop
DO: trial run with water, ask questions, follow recipes
DO NOT: pressure can, pressure fry, distill, sterilize medical equipment
5. Use the proper pressure release method to keep the valve clog-free.
- Normal Release – 2-3 min, everything else
- Natural Release – 20-30 min, foamy foods
DON’T FORCE OPEN!
While operating and releasing pressure, do not cover or obstruct the venting valve.
6. Keep the pressure cooker’s gasket, safety and pressure valves clean of food debris.