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Safety Features of the New Style Pressure Cookers:
How the Second Generation Pressure Cooker takes the scary out of Grandma’s steam monster.
If you think of a pressure cooker as the old steam emitting monster that Grandma cooked her corned beef in, it’s time to take a fresh look at this tasty and rapid cooking method. The New Style or Second Generation pressure cooker has largely eliminated escaping steam during cooking and incorporated triple stage locking devices that makes using a pressure cooker completely safe.
Pressure cookers work in stages. First the food boils without pressure, pushing air out of valve. Once pressure builds, the pressure safety pin locks the lid closed. Trapped steam builds pressure until the desired setting is reached and then the food starts cooking. The modern pressure cooker has installed several systems that guarantee perfect safety during this entire cooking operation.
Pressure Cooker Safety Features:
Safe Closing System:
This prevents pressure from lifting the lid if it is not properly and completely shut. If the lid is incorrectly positioned, this system will prevent pressure from building up by preventing the locking indicator pin from rising.
Safe Opening System:
When the pressure cooker is under pressure it raises the locking pin indicator, preventing it from opening. The pin can only drop if all pressure is evacuated, and then the lid can be opened.
Excess Pressure Safety Feature:
A safety system comes into operation if the steam outlet becomes blocked. Stage 1: Safety valve releases pressure. Stage 2: Pressure is released by the gasket between the pan and the lid. Stage 3: Locking indicator pin rises and allows the pressure to be released vertically.
These features can provide peace of mind as you produce tender, flavoursome meals stews, risottos and desserts in your new pressure cooker. Kitchen Warehouse has a huge range of stove top pressure cookers all offering safe, quick and delicious cooking results.