Pressure Cookers

What is the PSI of my pressure cooker?
Do I need to put liquid in the pressure cooker?
How high can I fill the cooking vessel?
Why is my pressure cooker spitting?
Why isn’t my pressure cooker counting down when I am using the slow cooking setting?
Why won’t my pressure cooker pressurize?
Is it normal for steam to escape from the floating valve?
How long will it stay on keep warm?
Can I immerse the lid in water?
Can I wash any parts in the dishwasher?

What is the PSI of my pressure cooker?

Our pressure cookers are rated 10 PSI. However, it generally it generally works at a range of 8.7-11.6 PSI for High Pressure or 5.8-8.7 PSI for Low Pressure.

Do I need to put liquid in the pressure cooker?

Always use at least 1 cup of liquid. If cooking for 45 minutes or longer, use at least 1 ½ cups of liquid.

How high can I fill the cooking vessel?

For foods that expand, such as rice or noodles, never fill the cooking vessel more that ½ full. For foods that do not expand, do not fill the cooking vessel more that 2/3 full.

Why is my pressure cooker spitting?

It may spit if the cooking vessel is filled too much.
You can add one or two tablespoons of cooking oil to foods such as beans and pastas which are likely to cause spitting.

Why isn’t my pressure cooker counting down when I am using the slow cooking setting?

When slow cooking, the timer counts down by the ½ hour, not by the minute.

Why won’t my pressure cooker pressurize?

Make sure that the gasket on the lid, and the floating valve are not damaged and they are seated properly.
The lid must be locked on by turning the lid to the right.
The pressure limiting valve must be on “Airtight”.
After pressing the “High Pressure” or “Low Pressure” function button until the desired cooking time is selected, you must press the Start/Cancel button to begin. If the Start/Cancel button is not pressed within 30 seconds, then the function that was selected will be cancelled.

Is it normal for steam to escape from the floating valve?

It is normal for small amounts of steam to be released during the pressure cycle, however, if you are noticing a steady stream of steam escaping, use tongs or a similar instrument to adjust the floating valve’s position.

How long will it stay on keep warm?

The timer for the warm cycle is 24 hours after the timer/ cooking timer has stopped.

Can I immerse the lid in water?

Immersing the lid in water is not recommended. Remove the lid gasket and wipe under and around the rail. Remove the splash filter and the floating valve and clean the openings with a bottle brush and dry thoroughly.

Can I wash any parts in the dishwasher?

We do not recommend washing any parts in the dishwasher. All parts, including the cooking vessel, should be hand washed in warm soapy water.