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Practical advice for using the pressure cooker

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For the modern woman, the one who lives constantly busy and has to alternate domestic work with another profession, or simply avoid saving patience, fuel and time, the pressure cooker is undoubtedly a good friend, an indispensable ally. In a few minutes you can prepare exquisite dishes and prolonged cooking following traditional systems and that, thanks tothe pressure cooker, you will have ready in a few minutes.

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For fast or very fast cooking, such as vegetables, you must constantly monitor and not be distracted, being careful not to miss a single minute of the time indicated in the recipe or cooking table of your pressure cooker.

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Remember that when you start cooking the maximum heat is required until you start cooking, but once the indicated pressure is reached and started steam escape, the flame of fire must be gradually lowered.

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When opening the pot, immediately remove the lid, otherwise the rubber would be damaged when the moisture that the vapor gives off is received. A well-maintained rubber washer should last at least one year.

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Once a month, at least the small hole in the pressure cooker safety valve Let the steam escape.

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When cooking vegetables, only half the container should be filled.

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You should never hit the edge of the pot with spoons, skimmers or spatulas, since I could dent and not adjust the edge of the lid, so it would cause a steam leak. Using a long-handled wooden spoon to remove stews and stir-fry, scratch the bottom of the pressure cooker.

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Observe well if, before closing the pressure cooker for cooking, the cover rubber is completely inside its groove, in case it is not properly positioned it must be pushed inwards. Otherwise the steam comes out through the lid and does not reach the desired pressure, so it will have to wait for it to cool, open it again and place the rubber well.

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Tips
  • An important tip is to change the pressure cooker every 10 years, it is the maximum recommended lifetime of a pressure cooker.

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