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Questions tagged [pressure-cooker]

A pressure cooker is a pot with a special lid that cooks food faster by regulating the pressure inside the cooker.

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Sear pork belly before or after cooking in a pressure cooker?

I've been trying different pork belly recipes, after trying a few using a pressure cooker and a few that only call for pan-searing, I think I'd like to try a combination of both, since that works ...
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XXL Silicon Bag for Autoclave Cooking

The premisse An autoclave that I own is originally intended to sterilize and pressure can food at 6 bar (which is higher than common pressure canners). The autoclave looks like a pressure canner, has ...
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What dish is improved by pressure cooker?

Ok so I've read conflicting arguments on the merit of pressure cooker against others. I'm planning to buy one. some says it's the same taste/quality but saves time, some says it gives more nuanced ...
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Converting a recipe from 6qt Instant Pot to 8qt

I have an 8qt Instant Pot. Most of the recipes online are for 6qt Instant Pots. I find that since my 8qt takes a lot longer to come to pressure (about 18 minutes, depending on the amount of liquid ...
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What controls the pressure in a MultiCooker?

When I attempt to pressure cook in my 8 quart Fagor Lux LCD Multicooker, it no longer builds up pressure. There are two places where pressure can be vented: a vent in the cover that can be set to ...
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Convert pressure cooker recipes for 8 psi [duplicate]

I have a new electric multi cooker, it works at 8PSI and I am having difficulty at finding out how to convert stove top pressure cooker times at 15PSI down to 8PSI, hoping for your help. Regards Joan
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What is the benefit of Pressure Cooking (other than faster cooking)?

What are some of the benefits of a Pressure Cooker over a Slow Cooker (crock pot) besides that it's much faster, less nutrient loss (maybe) and less heat in the kitchen?
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How can I cook meat quickly without pressure cooker?

When I cook beef or mutton without a pressure cooker, it takes a long time for it to cook properly. Are there any methods of cooking meat quickly without using a pressure cooker?
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Is there a simple rule of thumb for time when pressure cooking?

Pressure cooking reduces the time of cooking, but I want to know if there is a simple rule to follow. Let's say that I find a recipe that says that something should boil for one hour when boiling it ...
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Is the liquid I get after pressure cooking a whole chicken a “complete” stock?

Recently I've been buying whole chickens (~4-4.5 pounds) from the grocery store and pressure cooking them to great effect. It cooks fairly well, and I add about 1.5 cups of water to get it started. ...
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Is there any advantage to cooking beans in a pressure cooker, besides saving time?

I cook beans quite frequently, and typically soak them overnight then cook them the next day. I don't find that particularly laborious, so I've always wondered why people use pressure cookers. Are ...
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How Can One Safely (in a Manner That Rids of Toxins) Cook Red Kidney Beans in a Pressure Cooker?

Since the chili bean mix that I have includes red kidney beans, and since kidney beans contain a very high amount of toxin in them, and will cause severe gastrointestinal illness if the kidney beans ...
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Meatballs and Spaghetti in the InstantPot separately

I am pretty much a newbie at pressure cooking. I've been following this recipe for meatballs and spaghetti, and it comes out great. The thing is that my kids would prefer that the spaghetti is not ...
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How do I avoid a burnt underlayer with pressure cookers?

I use my pressure cooker a fair bit but sometimes I struggle in translating a regular recipe to it and I get a charcoaled underlayer at the bottom of the pressure cooker. Some of the time the rest is ...
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Does the beef cut matter when making stroganoff?

I would like to make a stroganoff recipe I have that calls for cubed Sirloin Tip Roast, but I was recently given some raw steak that I would like to use in its place. The steak I was given was not ...
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Is water necessary when cooking meat in a pressure cooker

I recently bought packaged pork ribs, 3.5 lbs, preseasoned with whiskey black pepper. I was planning on cooking it in an instant pot, but I'm still a bit of a novice. Should I just throw the ribs in ...
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Fix for Greasy Pulled Pork?

The Problem: Recently, I've been on a pulled pork kick. My go-to method has quickly become pressure cooking, since it's relatively quick and it allows me to set the timer and forget about cooking for ...
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Uses for meat that has been in the freezer for 2 years?

I have some old chicken breasts, thighs, and a steak vacuum sealed in my freezer. I think it is between 1.5 and 3 years old. I'm assuming it won't have a good texture if I cook it and eat it normally....
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Using Pressure Cooker to Make Bone Broth

I have always read that when making bone broth you should keep the heat to around 180F and do not let it get to an aggressive boil because it will emulsify the fat into the broth and also because you ...
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Is it possible to make pork belly very soft with a pressure cooker?

I recently bought a pressure cooker and I have been learning about all sorts of different ways to make things that I normally would slow cook faster with the pressure cooker. However, a lot of forums ...
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Instant Pot — how should I resolve conflicting sets of instructions?

The manual that came with my Instant Pot says not to put the lid in the dishwasher. The Instant Pot website says that the lid is dishwasher safe. Which should I believe?
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Final failure mode of Cosori electric pressure cooker when lid is left unlocked?

One reason I prefer an electronic pressure cooker to a regular stove for safety is that it won't start without setting the count-down timer to turn it back off. (I am forgetful, and have 3 times ...
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Multi cooker - with pressure cooker versus without

I crock a lot. My small pot is getting old and it feels like the controller switch is getting weak. My large crock has a crack but it does not leak (yet). With the new programmable can start in the ...
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Pressure Cooker suitable for traditional Indian dishes, available in Europe

I would like to try recipes from Urvashi Pitre's Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy and Fast. However, buying the original Instant Pot pressure cooker does not seem to be ...
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Purging air from a pressure cooker

Many years ago, while instructing me in the use of our pressure cooker, my father told me to always let steam escape from the top stack for a couple of minutes before putting the weighted cap on it. ...
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Is it sensible to add steamed vegetables to a vegetable curry to reduce cooking time?

The objective is to make an Indian mixed vegetable curry like this one. However, the last time I tried it, I had used more vegetables than what the recipe specifies, and needed to cook it for around ...
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Safe to use pressure cooker for beer stew?

I was thinking of using a pressure cooker to prepare the Flemish rabbit. This requires stewing the rabbit legs in beer. Is it safe?
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How can I figure out cooking times for an Instant Pot?

If I want to make dal (let's say) in an Instant Pot, I google someone else's recipe and find that the pot should be at pressure for 12 minutes if you're using red lentils and 15 mins. if you're using ...
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Does an Instant Pot actually save time?

For some time people have been making much of the Instant Pot as a time-saving tool. I recently bought one and it produces good results, but I'm not sold on it as a time-saver. Tonight, for instance, ...
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No Lava in my Pressure Cooked Lava Cake!

I tried a youtube recipe for making lava cake in a pressure cooker. It really turned out very good except there was no lava, just cake. I think it was because I over cooked it. I'm not really sure. I ...
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Substitute glass jar for Mason jar in pressure cooker

I'm trying to make a recipe in my Instant Pot that calls for ingredients to be placed inside a Mason Jar, which is then put in the Instant Pot filled with water. I have a glass jar with a metal screw ...
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What is this weird black and white stuff on my chickpeas?

I soaked my chickpeas for 24 hours and just cooked them in my pressure cooker. I added salt and pepper before cooking. I just tasted one and it was perfect. Then I drained them and saw that lots of ...
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Both over- and undercooked beans from a pressure cooker

I cooked pinto beans in an electric pressure cooker and ended up with a few overcooked mushy beans, few cooked ones, if slightly al dente, and the majority of beans so severely undercooked that they ...
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How to cook tarhonya in a pressure cooker or rice cooker

Is it possible to cook tarhonya (Hungarian egg barley) in a pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot, to cut down on cooking time? The only pressure cooker recipe I've found neglects to mention the ...
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What situations are pressure cookers not appropriate

I have now pretty much replaced all my long slow cooking dishes (chilli, stews etc) from either cast iron in an oven or stove top to pressure cooking due to the time saving. Are there any these ...
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Differences between rice/pressure/multi/slow cooker?

I'm really confused about what these products are supposed to do, and if some products can do the same as others in the following list. What are the differences between the following devices? Rice ...
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Do liquids continue to “boil” when full-pressure cooking is reached?

Liquids in a pressure cooker can reach higher temperatures because the boiling point increase as the internal pressure rises. But do those liquids continue that "rolling boil" once the cooker is up ...
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Pressure Cooker vs. Slow Cooker for Moist Meat

This question: Why does meat in the crockpot always end up dry? discusses challenges and potential solutions to getting moist meat while cooking with a slow cooker. If I were to switch to a pressure ...
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Pressure Cooker “Safety Fuse Plate” Bubbles During Use

I recently bought a 9.5 Quart Tramontina Pressure Cooker for the purpose of cooking dried beans and legumes since I've moved to an altitude that makes simple stove top cooking impractical. I've only ...
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Can I use parboiled basmati rice just like ordinary non-converted basmati?

tl;dr Do the cooking time, behavior, taste, and texture of parboiled rice differ significantly enough from non-converted rice such that a simple substitution will yield undesirable results? I ...
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Why does the Instant Pot use pressure while steaming?

I think this question falls under "equipment", but if it's off-topic, please close and I'll delete it. I recently acquired an Instant Pot. To my surprise, its "steam" setting generates and uses ...
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Hot-canning non-acidic, pressure cooked food

The reason given for pressure-canning non-acidic food is that botulism spores can survive boiling temperatures, which would spoil the food while in the jars. If that's the case, would it be possible ...
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Can you pressure cook whole fish and get soft bones without overcooking fish?

I want to cook whole fish in a soup and get the bones soft. According to some answers pressure cooking will soften bones. however by the time this has happened won't the fish meat be overcooked/tear ...
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Pressure cooker missing a part. How do I fix it?

I inherited an old pressure cooker from a friend, but it seems to be missing a part. I locked it down and boiled some water in it. So it looks like they had some tape or something over the red arrow ...
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What is this flat metal sieve that came with my pressure cooker for?

What is this tool used for and how to use it? It came with a pressure cooker I've bought...
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pressure cooker overflowing while cooking soup

All my life I've cooked soup in a big, old (over 30 years old) pressure cooker. I'd boil all the vegetables in it, open it to blend them all together, then add cabbage and let it boil anew. Now, in ...
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Are there any fish bones which are edible without canning or pressure cooking?

As the question states, are there any. I know things like sardines require pressure cooking or canning but what about thuings like anchovies or other, is the bone edible without having to pressure ...
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Do both large and small fish bones soften with pressure cooking?

I have seen people say pressure cooking and tin canning only softens bones in small fish making them edible, however I also read it works for bigger fish. Do you know which is correct and why?
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Pressure cooker delay timer use case

Many electric pressure cookers, such as my Power Pressure Cooker XL come with delay time feature. According to the manual this can delay cooking by up to 24 hrs. Apparently to accommodate user's ...
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Can you make Sous Vide Steak in a Pressure Cooker?

I have been reading about sous vide cooking and it seems like sous vide cooking is done under pressure. I want to try cooking a steak sous vide in a pressure cooker and then searing it to create a ...