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Can someone tell me how to 'quick cool' a pressure cooker. I want to try this method of cooking, have read all the instructions, but can't figure out how to do this one step that the recipe call for. Thanks! Camilla :)
post #2 of 6
Run the whole pot under cold tap water until the pressure indicator shows no pressure in the pot. You can then release the lid.

Phil
post #3 of 6
i'd contact the manufacturer of your unit and ask them their approved method. a friend of the family was injured badly back in the 50's by an aluminum cooker that blew into shards when she tried this trick. please be careful!
post #4 of 6
Back in the 50's ...key phrase. Cooling under water is the accepted method by manufacturers these days. But still, do be careful.

This from gopresto.com makers of Presto pressure cookers.
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My latest musical venture!
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post #5 of 6
Reminds me of Grandma's incident with beef stew, power vented through the kitchen cupboards (50's slat bottom shelves). She chucked the cooker after the clean-up. Still brings out a laugh at Christmas.
post #6 of 6

quick cooling a pressure cooker

i have been using my new pressure cooker for a variety of things lately
and have used the quick cooling method described by phatch. i put
the fagor (stainless steel!!!) under the cold water faucet while twisting the
steam escape vent and i can feel the pressure drop dramatically.
BE WARNED!! THE FOOD WILL STILL BE STEAMING HOT!! i do the quick
cool thingy with stew and use a stick mixer to grind down the mirepoix
before adding fresh veggies, lidding up, and then pressure cooking for
twenty extra minutes.
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