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How Pressure Cookers Work

BOSCH MICROWAVE BEL523MS0How do you stop burning? I doubled the recipe as well trigger I felt like my pressure cooker was to huge for just the one quantity. ? I tried to make the refried bean foam in my Fagor 8-qt and followed the directions to a T and after an hour I opened the lid and the beans were burnt to the underside.

February 5, 2013 at 10:07 am

– Judy February 5, 2013

Hi Completely happy Valley Chow,

One trick the chefs usually advocate is to provide the pressure cooker a shake every now and then, particularly as it’s coming as much as strain. This is also good to do for recipes such because the vegetable soups, if you’ve had comparable problems.

Hope that helps!

February 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

2. Catherine Lambrecht February 5, 2013

If a pressure cooker has a silicone seal, can or not it’s use for pressure frying chicken aka a made at home broasted chicken?

February 5, 2013 at 11:Forty two am

– Funkyjhero February 5, 2013

A strain fryer has an extra lock on it, superheated pressurized oil could possibly be pretty harmful.

February 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm

– Catherine Lambrecht February 5, 2013

Thanks for the element about the additional lock.

I had seen folks using typical (or no less than it appeared that method) to stress fry rooster at dwelling. I had learn round, I seen the silicone however not the additional lock feature.

February 5, 2013 at 8:52 pm

– Funkyjhero February 6, 2013

I got here across another potential strain frying tonight. I had different burners lit, if that had been oil it would have been a flame thrower! I used to be stewing some peaches and nectarines in my pressure cooker, once i released the stress the syrup must have bubbled and it sprayed out at high velocity, far sufficient to hit a wall 1.5 metres (5ft) away.

February 6, 2013 at 2:Fifty nine am


I’m convinced. If I ever do stress frying at residence, it is going to be with the suitable tools. Since it is quite an investment, it would probably by no means happen.

I have strain canner for preservation, which I used for making pot roast. If exchanging a silicone seal would have done the trick safely, I’d have been throughout it.


February 6, 2013 at 7:04 am

3. Jenn Liden December 19, 2013

I agree, do not try pressurized deep frying when you don’t know what you’re doing and don’t want a fireplace! I’d just recommend getting a small deep fryer just like the FryDaddy.

December 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

4. Sam Fahey-Burke March 5, 2013

No. This could be very harmful and we advise against it.

March 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm

5. T February 6, 2013

Are you loopy? Pressure cooking scorching oil, for your fried rooster!! Your critically asking for a hearth!! ‘Aint no person got time for that’

February 6, 2013 at 12:17 am

6. Elsie February 6, 2013

I made the garlic confit as per the instructions. Did I loosen the screw band of the jar an excessive amount of before placing it into the Pc or is there another reason for the oil escaping? When the method was full, a number of the olive oil within the jar had escaped onto the water in the pressure cooker. Thank you.

February 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

– Catherine Lambrecht February 6, 2013


When the meals heats while processing, steam escapes pushing out the air. Should you screwed your lids tighter, this is able to affect your skill to properly seal your jar in an airless condition.

(Is that this garlic confit recipe from Modernist Delicacies or one other supply?)


February 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

– Elsie February 6, 2013

Thanks, Cathy, to your reply. The recipe I adopted is from Modernist Cuisine and i adopted the directions. In my case, not solely steam escaped, however the olive oil as nicely. So my question remains – did I loosed the screw bands an excessive amount of after loosening them? I gave it what I thought was a quarter flip however possibly it was too mich?

February 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

– Laurie Smith February 8, 2013

A pressure cooker will not be a strain canner! A presssure canner may be used as a cooker, however not vice versa.

February 8, 2013 at 7:Sixteen am

– Allan Risk October 10, 2017

Not totally true. A pressure cooker that can reach and maintain 10 psi can – in concept – be used to can. Once you fill the house up with filled mason jars, it’s almost not possible to take care of fixed the ten psi required for many canning. The issue with using a pressure cooker stems from the truth that the volume inside a cooker is relatively small in comparison with a canner.

However, if you place in, say, just one or two jars, and add water to come ⅓ of the way in which up, there’s less chance of the stress fluctuations that end in inadequate processing to occur.

October 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

7. Judy February 6, 2013

Hello Elsie,

There’s an awesome thread with a number of readers’ tips in our discussion board. You can find it right here:

February 6, 2013 at 11:37 am

8. Allan Danger October 10, 2017

This can occur if the pressure fluctuates throughout processing OR if the stress is released too quickly. In both case, the too-speedy drop of stress in the cooker causes the contents of the jar – which is temporarily hotter than the surrounding surroundings within the cooker – to boil violently, and pressure out among the liquid contents.

October 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm

9. andre February 6, 2013

i was questioning what’s the perfect measurement pressure cooker to get seeing as you don’t use a lot liquid do you buy an even bigger one so as you at all times have sufficient space and the smaller amounts of meals still cook properly I’m tossing up between the duromatic 8ltr and 12ltr the 12ltr appears big however would be nice for stocks however i believed for 4 parts of anything else it could be overkill.. any recommendation could be welcome

February 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

– Judy February 6, 2013

Hi Andre,

There’s been quite a bit of debate about this in our forum. You might want to take a look at the thread, specifically on pressure cooker sizes. You will discover it right here:

February 6, 2013 at 11:38 am

10. Violeta February 13, 2013

I obtained the Kuhn Rikon 3916 Duromatic Top Pressure Cooker, 5-Quart as a valentines present from my lovely Boyfriend…. Can’t wait to use it!!!

February 13, 2013 at 8:17 pm

11. Rohan April 23, 2014

Very nice clarification, thanks for sharing.


April 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm

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June 23, 2014 at 10:50 am

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November 27, 2014 at 1:21 am

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January 13, 2015 at 6:03 am

15. Sara Howell January 29, 2015

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January 29, 2015 at 9:31 pm

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17. Jaki March 27, 2015

Trendy stress cookers supply many safety features that strain cookers of the previous simply did not. If overpressure occurs modern strain cookers vent excess steam from a valve stem with an audible “hiss”. If strain had been to continue to rise the sealing gasket on a modern pressure cooker could be pushed out through a designed security aperture within the lid safely venting the strain.

March 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm

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23. Muyoung Kim April 2, 2016

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25. lyman January 25, 2017

I have a 25 pound rocker for my Presto however unable to find what the temperature is at this degree. Use it largely for cooking Bones for our canines. Some shall be concerned about feeding hen bones to dogs however when cooked at stress as above they turn to mush. 10 minutes beneath strain and turn the heat off and depart it to cool on its own. Later we add potato and rice and so forth and fat hamburger to the now very comfortable bones.

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