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2/3/13 4:20 P

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I am glad you are happy with your pressure cooker. I am sure there are many more like you that love them or they wouldn't sell them. But they still sell slow cookers for me and I am a happy camper. As long as they continue to satisfy all of us, that is the objective.


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2/2/13 7:01 P

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I've been using pressure cookers for 30+ years ...never had one explode yet.
Then again ... I don't cook on high...I set mine to medium low.

ANDBEYOND@ As for water...if I have a lot of veggies, then I just use less water because the veggies will sweat and add to the liquid...again I cook on medium low.

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2/2/13 3:10 P

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loved my pressure cooker.

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2/2/13 3:02 P

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either I put too much water, or it does

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2/2/13 1:57 P

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I will never have a pressure cooker. They scare the h*ll out of me. My mother had one and it exploded and I had the fun job of cleaning food off the ceiling, walls and everywhere else. A week later I was still finding little pastas all over the kitchen. I will stick with a slow cooker any time. I still get chills thinking of the mess. As for the electronic one, still not a fan.


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Used to have one and loved it.
Really wouldn't use one today.

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2/1/13 10:07 P

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There are 2 kinds of pressure cookers. The manual one and the electronic one.
The manual one cooks using a stove top. You must be careful to watch that the pressure does not rise beyond the manufacturers safety limits, otherwise it may explode. The electonic of electric ones, plug in and you can simply set the timer and walk away. Mine has setting for Beef, chicken, soup, fish, etc. each one will go for a certain length of time and then automatically shut off.
There is a rocker on the top of each kind of cooker, and if the pressure builds up too much, it can be quick released by using the rocker to make the steam escape. When the food has finished cooking, this rocker can be used for a "quick release" or you can just let the cooker sit for half an hour or so to release on it's own.

This is a very simple explanation. Just google pressure cookers and see what comes up......

I love my electronic one because I don't have to stand in the kitchen to make sure it does not over pressurize.

Pressure cooking and slow cooking are the two easiest ways to cook meals. The slow cooker, you just put everything in and go to work, when you come home, dinner is all ready.

There is a bit more to pressure cooking, but if you have a tendancy to forget to take meat out of the freezer, of it you like to make compound meals (sich as beans, or soups and stews etc (great at this time of year) then there is nothing better.

I once made a bean soup where the various beans and pea all cooked for different lengths of time and it was a real pain. I had to keep letting the cooker sit so the pressure would go down so I could open it to put the next lot in. Needless to say it did not save any time at all!!!!
So now everything that I put has to cook around the same time. This means some harder veggies may have to be cut a bit smaller, so it is all cooked evenly. Hope this helps.

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2/1/13 9:51 P

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I have never used a pressure cooker. How does it work and is it quick and easy for a small meal?

As a slow cooker we just got a nice small one at Christmas time that works great for the 2 of us.


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2/1/13 9:37 P

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love my mini pressure cooker..... I haven't been able to find a small slow cooker that I could make just 4 servings. The small one are pimarily for dips and I find that they don't work the same as the normal size ones. But I love being able to whip something up in less time and know that my pressure cooking retains most of the nutrients.

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Pressure cookers are great! I have an electronic one that will turn off by itself. I can't stand for very long and I have been known to forget a pot is on the stove. This one, I just plug it in, set the timer and I dont' have to worry. It is not overly large capacity either, maybe a 4 quart and can work with as little as half full but should never be filled more than 3/4 full. I like the extra servings so I don't always have to cook every day.

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2/1/13 8:33 P

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When you have a small household , a 6 or 8 quart pressure cooker is way too big..
but there is an alternative.
I love my WMF Perfect Plus 3-Quart Pressure Cooker
pricey yes but worth every penny.
www.amazon.com/WMF-Perfect-3-Quart-P
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ssure-Cooker/dp/B000060NSX/ref=sr_1_R>4?ie=UTF8&qid=1359768413&sr=8-4&keyw
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I takes me 20-30 minutes from start to finish to make the most amazing dishes
and I don't have to make too much of it.
And I'm notorious for forgetting to defrost...so this is perfect for me

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