Are you on the market looking for a stovetop pressure cooker, but it's hard to decide what exactly you need? There are so many different types of stovetop pressure cookers that it may be hard to know where to start if you haven't had them before.
Even if you had a stovetop pressure cooker before, you might be looking for something different from the pressure cooker you had last time. Allow me to make you feel better.
What is a Stovetop Pressure Cooker?
A stainless steel stovetop pressure cooker is a kitchen appliance that allows the user to cook their food faster than using regular pots and saucepans. It uses pressure and steam to reach the desired internal temperature faster and cooked food passes through thoroughly. Unlike some devices that may make your food cooked faster, but make it hard and unpleasant on the outside, a pressure cooker allows the inside to be cooked properly without the outside cooking for too long.
Stovetop pressure cookers are different from electric pressure cookers because they use the heat emitted by the top burner to heat the food in the pot and produce steam to help cook the food in the pot.
They can be stored more easily with your remaining pots and pans and allow you to free up space on your countertop as they can be smaller than electric pressure cookers.
Stovetop pressure cookers also have far fewer settings and preset than electric pressure cookers, which makes them easier to use. How you choose a kitchen appliance to cook depends, of course, on your personal preference.
If you are someone who gets confused by having too many buttons or options and just want to use your cooking device manually, the stovetop pressure cooker is the best option for you.
What You Need to Pay Attention to when Using a Stovetop Pressure Cooker
(1) Before each use of any stovetop pressure cooker, check carefully whether the outlet of the pressure limiting valve is unobstructed (you can use a toothpick to clear it), and whether the safety plug is in good condition. It’s important to keep the anti-blocking cover clean;
(2) Do not fill the pot with food, generally the content should not exceed four-fifths of the pot capacity. For more easily expandable foods (such as kelp, green beans, corn, etc.), their content should not be more than half of the pot capacity;
(3) When closing the lid, align the lid of the pot with the lid mark of the pot body, spin into the card slot and align the upper and lower handles until fully fastened. Don't overdo it when the closing is in place;
(4) When the pot is heated, more steam is released from the pressure-limiting vent and then you buckle the pressure-limiting valve lid;
(5) When the pressure limiting valve is working, reduce the firepower and keep the pressure valve moving slightly;
(6) Before opening the lid of the stovetop pressure cooker, it is necessary to wait until the pressure in the pot is completely reduced, that is, the spool of the protective pressure-limiting valve device is lowered and reset before opening the lid. The user must not force the handle to open the lid of the stovetop pressure cooker for your own safety;
(7) When heating to the pressure limiting valve makes a loud hissing sound, you need to take immediate measures to cool the pot.
(8) When cooking, if you find the safety valve exhausting, you should replace the new fusible sheet in time. Do not use wire, cloth and other things blocked to make the stovetop pressure cooker work properly.
(9) A general pressure cooker shall have a safe service life of not more than eight years.
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