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Pressure pot advice for a newbie? (non electric type)

  • 17-03-2020 6:22pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,461 ✭✭✭ JackieChang

    I got a pressure pot and it's currently on its first run today.

    I feel like it's not cooking the stuff at all if I follow the instructions, but perhaps it's just because I'm not used to pressure cookers.

    The manual says that the "steam valve should let as little steam as possible escape" and the food should be on a gentle simmer only.

    My chili con carne is currently very slowly bubbling like a lava crater. I found a heat level where zero steam comes out but it's still simmering slowly. I don't know how anything is supposed to cook at this temperature.

    Here's what the pot looks like. Doesn't have any knobs or dials:$_57.JPG

    So ... is this how everybody uses their pressure cooker? Extremely slow simmering? I feel like it will take another year to cook this chili.

    The manual doesn't mention anything about psi levels so I don't know the rating.