Ever Use a Pressure Cooker?

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Re: Ever Use a Pressure Cooker?

Post by simplymica26 » 14 Jun 2018, 01:53

Yes! Definitely a must have if you are a fun of beef stew or our popular Filipino dish "Bulalo". It is much easier to use to make meat tender.

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Post by PlanetHauth » 15 Jun 2018, 23:37

I've thought about getting a pressure cooker, but they kind of scare me. I've seen a few pictures from pressure cookers exploding and the damage that does to the surrounding kitchen. It's scary! I know it's not likely to happen if you use them correctly, and they appear to be extremely useful.
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Post by CinWin » 19 Jun 2018, 19:52

Yes I have used a pressure cooker. About 15 years ago I put it on the stove filled with cubed beef and onions to start. Well the next thing I knew I heard a sound like a bomb exploding. I went into the kitchen to find strings of meat covering the ceiling and the lid of the cooker had flown out the open window next to the stove. That was the first and last time I have ever used a pressure cooker - they frighten me - with cause. :o
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Post by Charlaigne » 27 Jun 2018, 21:18

I decided to buy a pressure cooker after the non-stick coating of our Tiger rice cooker flaked off soon after I got the pot replaced. I babied it and was very gentle but it still flaked off. I wanted to get stainless steel and most rice cookers have non-stick so I finally opted for the pressure cooker for health reasons. I was EXTREMELY nervous after hearing so many stories of food stuck to the ceiling and people getting burned by lids unexpectedly coming off.
After much research I got a stovetop stainless steel pressure cooker on special and I'm very happy with it. The cooker is constructed in such a way that I don't see how it could explode. The handle latches and it's easy to use. I use it for 1) rice and 2) bone broth. Making bone broth is really quick and easy. I could not leave a cooker on overnight so this thing is a lifesaver. I'm still trying to make the perfect rice as it comes out a bit overcooked. I love the cooker but the manual is not that helpful.
If anyone can explain to me how to cook basmati in a stovetop pressure cooker on induction, that would be very helpful. Induction is tricky compared to gas/electric and online explanations haven't helped.

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Post by Tcaudill » 28 Jun 2018, 15:01

I use a pressure cooker and canner alot. Love it. My mom don't like them cause when she was a kid she said her mom's blew up and made a big hole in the ceiling. I try to tell her they are made alot safer now.

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Post by Charlaigne » 05 Jul 2018, 00:24

Excitingly, I think I have succeeded in making non-mushy rice in my pressure cooker. They behave slightly differently on induction, methinks.

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