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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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Does instant pot cook meat thoroughly?

I forgot to use a thermometer to check my pork stew. I guess most people don't bother but now worried since I didn't check it after cooking. It looked very well done but had cooled down a bit after ...
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Glass bowl safe in pressure cooker?

I have this Anchor Hocking glass bowl that I am thinking of using in my pressure cooker, curious if its safe or not? I used it in the microwave no issues. I plan to throw some chicken in it with no ...
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Are there advantages of soaking rice overnight as opposed to only for 30 minutes?

All these years I've just washed rice, put it into a pressure cooker (a regular pressure cooker; not a rice cooker), added the right amount of water and cooked it until the first whistle. Both for ...
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Wet Brining Chicken with aromatics, does it work? Will pressure cooking be more effective?

I read up that wet brining is not very effective to infuse aromatics (such as garlic, tumeric, cumin, galanggal, etc) into the chicken as nothing penetrate deep into chicken other than salt. Is there ...
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Chicken thighs in pressure cooker [closed]

Me and my wife are starting a business from our home kitchen. Our main dish is roasted chicken thighs with potatoes, and luckly the orders has been growing every week. The problem is, the thighs took ...
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Pressure Canner vs pressure cooker

I am wondering what the difference is between a pressure canner and a pressure cooker? Will they do the same thing? Isn't the difference mainly in the size e.g.: width of the bottom?? Thanx...
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Pressure cooker lets steam escape and thus not generating pressure

I have a fairly new pressure cooker with different pressure settings. The problem is that it's not reliably generating pressure because the steam is always escaping through the safety nozzle. If ...
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Pressure Cooker - Same Settings, but much tougher meat

I often cook chicken thighs in my InstantPot pressure cooker, 12 minutes on high with a marinade and it turns out tender and perfect each time. This time, however, the thighs were still a little ...
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Pressure cooking Sun chokes (jerusalem artichokes)

Anyone experimented with pressure cooking jerusalem artichokes to reduce the flatulence factore (inulin)?
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Why is a pressure canner needed when canning?

I keep reading the same tip, when it comes to preserves, which essentially is: Botulism spores can survive 100°C and require hotter than boiling water temperature. Source: https://www.thespruceeats....
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What stage of cooking chicken to use milk cream?

I originally purchased packaged fresh cream to make butter chicken, but then cooked a normal chicken curry in a pressure cooker and after it cooled, added around 200ml of the cream to it. But after ...
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Is there a loss of taste when pressure cooking bitter gourd?

I like the bitterness of bitter gourd and it helps in a low insulin situation. Almost every recipe I've seen, recommends frying it. My objective is to lessen the cooking time, but it's hard to find ...
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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 ...