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  •  I couldn't live without a pressure cooker. (10+ / 0-)

    In fact, I have 3 - 2 Kuhn Rikons & 1 WMF.

    My Mom always used a pressure cooker when I was growing up & I witnessed the bad things that could happen - which they rarely did.  Maybe that's why I've never been afraid of using one.  The only incident I've ever had was dropping the pressure too fast & having the liquid boil out.

    The cookers available these days are so safe compared to the ones from my Mom's days - and also easy to use.  I've given several smaller ones for wedding gifts & bought one for my sister & niece for Christmas gifts several years ago.  They both love them!

    They are the best for cooking dry beans, root vegies & inexpensive cuts of meat.  I have no idea any longer how to make beef stew without a pressure cooker - or fresh green beans.

    If you don't have one, think about adding one to your kitchen.  Just read the instructions which are simple & you'll be fine.  You'll wonder how you ever lived without one.

    •  Dropping the pressure too fast is exactly (6+ / 0-)

      what happened to my first chicken broth effort. It really is important to know how to release the pressure for what you're cooking. But a big woosh of steam, although capable of burning someone, isn't an explosion. When the old timey pressure cookers exploded, they really blew up - metal and all - because there weren't enough back-up release valves. All that has changed.

      My next PC will be a Kuhn Rikoh. But right now my mom's Fagor is working just fine so I have a hard time justifying another one.

      Out with the gloomage - in with the plumage!

      by mikidee on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 05:52:26 PM PST

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