Pressure Cooker. 8Qt. Digital Olla a Presión. Model EPC-807. INSTRUCTION MANUAL. Before operating your new appliance, please read all instructions carefully
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8 Qt. Digital Pressure Cooker 8Qt. Digital Olla a Presión Model EPC-807 INSTRUCTION MANUAL Before operating your new appliance, please read all instructions carefully and keep for future reference 1 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDSIMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using pressure cookers, basic safety precautions should always be followed: 1. Read all instructions before operation. 2. Do not operate while unattended. 3. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs. 4. Close supervision is necessary when the pressure cooker is used near children. 5. DO NOT allow children to op erate under any circumstance. 6. Do not place the pressure cooker in a heated oven. 7. Extreme caution must be used when moving a pressure cooker containing hot liquids. 8. Do not use pressure cooker for other than intended use. 9. Never immerse product in water or other liquids. 10. This appliance cooks under pressure. Improper use may result in scalding injury. 11. Make certain unit is properly closed before operating. See Operating Instructions. 12. Do not fill the unit over 2/3 full. When cooking foods that expand during cooking such as rice or dried vegetables, do not fill the unit over 1/2 full. Over filling may cause a risk of clogging the vent pipe and developing excess pressure. Failure to follow this procedure can result in injury to person(s) and/or damage to the unit. 13. Be aware that certain foods, such as applesauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal or other cereals, split peas, noodles, macaroni, rhubarb, or spaghetti can foam, froth, and sputter, and clog the pressure release device (steam vent). These foods should not be cooked in a pressure cooker. 14. When the normal operating pressure is reached, turn the heat down so all the liquid which creates the steam does not evaporate. 15. Always check the pressure release devices for clogging before use. 16. Do not open the pressure cooker until the unit has cooled and all internal pressure has been released. If the handles are difficult to push ap art, this indicates that the cooker is still pressurized – do not force it open. Any pressure in the cooker can be hazardous. See Operating Instructions. 17. Do not use this pressure cooker for pressure frying with oil. 18. DO NOT place the product near flammable mat erials or use in a humid environment. 19. DO NOT damage the Seal Belt and DO NOT replace it with anything other than the replacement belt designated for this unit. 20. DO NOT tamper with the Steel Ring in the Lid (2) wi th any tools or external forces. If the Steel Ring is damaged (2), please stop usi ng immediately and replace the Lid. 21. Clean the Filter (20) regularly to keep the cooker clean. 22. NEVER use additional weight on the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) or replace the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) with anything not intended for use with this unit. 23. The surface of contact between the Inner Pot (8) and the Electronic Heater (18) should always be clean. DO NOT use the Inner Pot with other heating sources. DO NOT replace the Inner Pot with a container other than what is recommended by the manufacturer. 24. The Inner Pot consists of a non-stick layer surface. To avoid scratching the non-stick surface, please use wooden or plastic utensils. 25. Food should not be kept warm for more than 24 hours in order to maintain the freshness of the food. The pressure cooker should not be used for more than 6 hours continuously. Serious Injury and/or damage may occur if any safeguards are ignored.
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2 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS (cont.) 26. If steam releases around the Lid (2) during the cooking process, please unplug from the power supply immediately, let cool, remove contents and return the product to the manufacturer for exchange or repair. The Pressure Discharging Device has activated. This is a safeguard to alert the user that the Pressure Li miting Device is malfunctioning. 27. If there is any malfunction of the cooker during the cooking process, please stop using the device and return to the manufacturer for repair or exchange. 28. DO NOT disassemble the product, or replace parts with parts not intended for this unit. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY SAFETY WARNING: There is a potential risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons if the product is not used as instructed. Protection against electr ic shock is assured only if the main power cord is connected to a properly grounded 110-120V | 50/60Hz power receptacle. This product is to be used in an indoor envi ronment only and is not intended for commercial use. Dry locations only. All parts and accessories for this appliance must be used properly according to the instructions. All parts and accessories must be the original provided from manufacturer. All other parts or accessories that is not intended for use with this appliance is strictly prohibited. The use of an extension cord, power adapter or other electric devices is highly not recommended. LCD ERROR INDICATOR Indicator Code Problems/Causes E1 Open Circuit of the Senso rE2 Short Circuit of the Senso rE3 Overheating E4 Signal Switch Malfunction 3 ABOUT YOUR PRESSURE COOKER This digitally controlled and automatic pressure cook er uses advanced technology so you and your family can enjoy the benefits of better, faster and healthier cooking. Your Elite Pressure Cooker seals in steam to cook hotter and faster while maintaining important nutrients for healthier meals. Cook fast and with less water to save vital natural resources and energy. Features easy touch-button settings, a countdown timer, and a very large cooking pot big enough for family gatherings! It’s the easiest pressure cooker to use on the market. It may seem like a complicated unit but rest assured, this pressure cooker is simple to use, makes meals quick and easy, and overall it saves you money! Please accept our thanks for purchasing an Elite Pressure Cooker and Enjoy! PRESSURE COOKER WITH MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS: Multiple functions for cooking, stewing, braising, simmering, and roasting. Cooking will be done automatically by select ing the different menu choices on the unit. When the food has completed its cooking cycle, there will be a (3) beep indicator, followed by the unit automatically switching to the Keep Warm mode. This unit allows the user to choose the peri od of Pressurized Cooking Time (0-99 minutes) according to one’s taste and needs in addition to the Pre-Set menu. A timer allows the user to preset the cooking time up to 9-hours. When the timer is set, the count-down will start. By the end of th e countdown, the cooker will start to heat up. The pressure cooker also has its own memory. Interruptions such as a power failure, automatically renew the cookin g cycle where the unit left off when the power resumes. RAPID COOKING; TIME & POWER SAVING: By using high pressure (high temperature), food will be cooked much more rapidly. This will reduce the cooking time and consumption of power. For example: when cooking rice, this pressure cooker will save up to 20% of the electricity and up to 15% of the time when compared to a conventional rice cooker. When cooking stew, soups or braising meats, this cooker will save more than 40% of time a nd more than 45% of power as compared to a conventional slow cooker. Cooking can also be done at high altitudes. PRESERVE NUTRIENTS & PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING: Airtight cooking methods preserve nutri ents and original flavor of food.
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4 PARTS & FEATURES1. Handle 9. Outer Pot 17. Bottom Handle 2. Lid 10. Upper Body & Handle 18. Electronic Heater 3. Pressure Limiting Valve 11. Control Panel 19. Seal Ring for Float Valve 4. Float Valve (external view) 12. Power Cable 20. Filter 5. Float Valve (internal view) 13. Steam Condensation Cup 21. Rubber Seal Ring 6. Lid Lock-Slider 14. Body Cover/Structure 22. Sensor 7. Sliding Latch for Lid 15. Spoon/Ladle Holder 8. Inner Pot 16. Lower Body Base During the process of removing the lid, please ensure that the height between the lid and the upper edge of the cooker is always approxim ately 10cm. This is to ensure smooth movement when turning and removing the lid. 5 BEFORE FIRST USE Working Pressure PSI Maximum Pressure Keep Warm Temperature Preset Timer 0~70kPa 12 PSI 90kPa140ºF ~ 175 ºF1~9 Hours 1. Remove packaging materials such as cardboard, plastics or Styrofoam and discard appropriately. 2. Clean all the parts by wiping with a soft damp cloth or sponge and dry thoroughly. LID ASSEMBLY: 1. How to open the lid: When the lid (2) of the cooker is at the Closed position (Figure 1), hold the Handle (1) and turn it clockwise until you reach the Opened-Lid position (Figure 2). Lift up and the lid will swing open vertically. Note: For new units, the seal of the lid may be slightly stronger than normal and may be slightly difficult to unlock. Once the lid has been opened and closed several times, it will loosen up. 2. How to close the lid: When the Lid (2) of the cooker is in vertical position (Figure 4), hold the Handle (1) and close it downwards at the Opened Lid position (Figure 5). Turn counter- clockwise until you reach the Cl osed Lid position. (Figure 6). 3. How to dismantle the lid: When the lid (2) of the cooker is in the upright vertical position (Figure 7), hold the lid with both hands, and adjust the height between the Lid and the upper edge of the cooker to approximately 10cm (Figure 8). Then turn it counter-clockwise until you reach the Closed Lid position (Figure 9). In order to remove the lid, you will need to move in an upward direction (Figure 10).
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6 BEFORE FIRST USE (cont.)PREPARING YOUR PRESSURE COOKER 4. How to install the lid: Hold the Lid (2) with both hands at the Closed Lid position and pull it upwards in a slanted position which leads to a height of 10cm between the Lid and the upper edge of the cooker (Figure 11). Align the Lid’s Sliding Valve (7) to the pressure cooker’s Lock- Slider (6) and turn it in a clockwise direction until you reach the Opened Lid position (Figure 12). The lid will be installed when the lid is seated and in the horizontal position (Figure 13). During the process of installing the lid, please ensure that the height between the Lid and the upper edge of the cooker is approximately 10c m. This is to ensure smooth movement when turning and installing the lid. 1. To open the lid, hold the Handle (1) and turn it in a clockwise direction until you reach the Opened Lid position. Then pull upwards to vertical position (Figure 14 & 15). 2. Remove the inner pot (8) and place desired food and liquids into the pot. The amount of water and food should not exceed 4/5 of the height of the inner Pot (Figure 16.) For food that will expand in water, the level should not exceed 3/5 of the Inner Pot (Figure 17). The minimum level for cooking would be 1/5 of the Inner Pot (Figure 18). When cooking rice, the maximum amount of rice allowed for this 8 quart pressure cooker is 12 cups of uncooked rice. Normally one cup of rice requires one cup of water. This may vary according to taste. 7 PREPARING YOUR PRESSURE COOKER(cont.) 3. Be certain the inner receptacle, where the Electronic Heater is located, is clean before inserting the inner pot. Place the inner pot into the pressure cooker and adjust the pot left and right to ensure optimal contact between the Inner Pot and the Electronic Heater. (Figure 19)’ 4. Closing the lid. a) Make sure the Rubber Seal Ring (21) is fitte d properly onto the inner part of the lid (2). b) Observe the Rubber Seal Ring (21) inside the Lid (2) and ensure that it is evenly fitted into the track. (Caution: If the rubber seal ring is damaged, do not use the pressure cooker. Contact Customer Service to repair or replace.) c) Close the lid. d) Hold the Handle (1) and turn it to the “Closed” position or Counter -clockwise. (A clamping sound can be heard) (Figure 20 & 21). 5. Adjust the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) to the “Air Tight” position, and ensure that the Float Valve (5) sinks. (Figure 22a & 22b) NOTES & TIPS #1: Please note that the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) will be loose when you are not using the unit for cooking. It will rock slightly and will turn 360 manually. Once the pressure cooker is in operation and the pressure has built up to its capacity, the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) will tighten securely, only allowing itself to be turned to the Left or Right to “Exhaust”. Once all the pressure has released, it will become loose again.
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8 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO USE THE MMEENNUU BBUUTTTTOONNSS: There are five Menu Buttons programmed for your pr essure cooker. These are provided for quick and easy cooking for small portions of food in addition to manual programming. (When cooking food that is more than 3-4lbs. or more than 6-cups, please use the Timed Cooking function.) Each of these choices is programmed to detect the weight of f ood being cooked and how much liquid is inside the pot during the cooking cycle. The unit will automatically build up the pressure, cook the food and go to Keep Warm when cooking is complete. MENU BUTTON SELECTIONS & APPROXIMATE COOK TIMES: SOUP & STEW 20 – 25 minutes RICE & RISOTTO5-10 minutes MEAT & CHICKEN 10 – 15 minutes POTATOES & YAMS 15-20 minutesBEANS & GRAINS 25 – 30 minutes 1) Prepare desired food and place into cooking pot. 2) Secure the lid onto the unit, turn it Counter-clockwise to lock it properly in place. 3) Make sure the Pressure Limiting Valve (3 ) is set to the “Airtight” position. 4) Plug the power cord into a 110-120V power outlet. 5) The LCD screen will display 0 00. 6) Choose the desired Menu Button. Press the Menu Button, the indicator light will illuminate. The pressure cooker will begin to operate. There is no need to press the START button. 7) When proper pressure is achiev ed, the LCD screen will display P 00 8) When the unit has pressurized, it will begin to pressure-cook the food. You may hear quiet hissing or sizzling sounds coming from inside of the unit during this time. NOTES & TIPS #3: During the Pressure Building process, you may notice steam or pressure escaping from the Pressure Limiting Valve (3). Carefully adjust the valve by moving it gently or turning it side to side gently using tongs or simila r utensil until it seals properly. If any steam is escaping around the lid, it means that the Rubber Seal Ring (21) may not have completed a tight seal when the lid was locked. Cancel the cooking process, release pressure manually or naturally, remove the lid and check the Rubber Seal Ring (21). Reposition the lid and ensure that it is secure. Start the cooking process again. NOTES & TIPS #2: When pressing a Menu Button, the LCD screen will not immediately change until the pressure has built up to capacity. This may take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the quantity of food you are cooking. NOTES & TIPS #4: When cooking soups or stews with other hearty ing redients such as potatoes or meat, as much as 5 or 6 cups of liquid must be used to prevent ingredients from over-cooking or burning. 9 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.) 9) When cooking has completed, the pressure cooker will beep 3-times an d automatically go to Keep Warm. 10) The Keep Warm indicator light will begin to flash/flicker. This means the Pressure Cooker is naturally releasing the pressure. This will take approximately 10-15 minutes. 11) If you wish to Quick Release the pressure, move the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) to “Exhaust” position to release the pressure until the Float Valve (5) sinks. (Figure 23a & 23b). CAUTION: Keep hands and face away from Pressure Limiting Valve while in the Exhaust position. Failure to comply may cause serious injury. 12) Always be certain the pressure is released completely before unlocking the lid and opening it. 13) Remove food to serve immediately or press th e Keep Warm button to keep food warm. (It is not recommended to keep food warm for over 4-hours). HOW TO USE “SSEETT PPRREESSSSUURREE CCOOOOKKIINNGG TTIIMMEE”: Setting your own cook time is ideal for cooking meat or poultry that weighs more than 3-pounds. It is also suggested for slow-cooking certain recipes that require cooking for more than 30-minutes. The programmed cook time can be set up to 99-minutes. 1) Prepare desired food and place into cooking pot. 2) Secure the lid onto the unit, turn it Counter-clockwise to lock it in place properly. 3) Make sure the Pressure Limiting Valve (3 ) is set to the “Airtight” position. 4) Plug the power cord into a 110-120V power outlet. 5) The LCD screen will display 0 00. 6) Press “Set Pressure Cooking Time” to the desired time frame. (EX: If you set the cook time to 30-minutes, the LCD screen will display 0 30) 7) Once the time has been selected, press the START button. NOTE : The LCD screen will not immediately display a P until the proper pressure has been achieved. This may sometimes take up to approximately 5-minutes. 8) The pressure cooker will begin to operate. 9) When optimum pressure is achieved, the LCD screen will display P 30 NOTES & TIPS #5: NATURAL RELEASE is recommended when cooking foods that will not have the tendency to overcook such as Potatoes, Beans, Soups & Stews. During the Natural Release time period (may take 10-15 minutes), the pressure cooker may still be heated and cooking the food slightly. QUICK RELEASE is recommended when cooking foods that you wish to be Medium or Medium-Rare such as Beef Roasts or Lamb. This will release the pressure quickly and prevent the food from over-cookin g.
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10 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.) 10) When the unit has pressurized, it will begin to pressure-cook the food. The programmed time will begin to count down until it reaches zero. 11) When cooking is complete, the pressure cooker wi ll beep 3-times and automatically go to Keep Warm. 12) The Keep Warm indicator light will begin to flash/fl icker. This indicates the Pressure Cooker is Naturally Releasing the pressure . (See Notes & Tips #5) HOW TO USE THE DDEELLAAYY TTIIMMEERR: If you wish to program your pressure cooker to automatically cook prepared food, you can Pre-Set the pressure cooker to delay the start of cooking by up to 9-hours. (*See Notes & Tips #6) 1) Prepare desired food and place into cooking pot. 2) Secure the lid onto the unit, turn it Counter-clockwise to lock it in place properly. 3) Make sure the Pressure Limiting Valve (3 ) is set to the “Airtight” position. 4) Plug the power cord into a 110-120V power outlet. 5) The LCD screen will display 0 00. 6) Press the TIMER button to increase the timer by 1-hour increments (indicated on the LCD screen). The maximum Delay period is 9-hours. After 9-hours, the timer will start a new cycle. (The time that displays on the LCD screen show s how long the user wants the unit to wait before the cooking process begins. EX: If you wish to program the pressure cooker to automatically turn on in 3-hours, press the TIMER button until the LCD screen displays 3 00). 7) After choosing the desired Delay time, choose your pre-set function or cooking time. MENU BUTTONS: o Press one of the five pre-programmed MENU BUTTONS. The TIMER LED light will begin to flash. Your pre-set timer has been programmed. o After the pressure cooker counts down to automatically turn on, it will follow the cooking sequence for Menu Button Operation. o When cooking is complete, the pressure cooker will beep 3-times and automatically go to Keep Warm. (See Notes & Tips #5) COOKING TIME: o Press the SET PRESSURE COOKING TIME to desi red cook time. EX: If you wish to program to cook for 60-minutes. The LCD screen will display 3 60). o Press START. The TIMER LED light will begin to flash. Your pre-set timer has been programmed. o After the pressure cooker counts down to automatically turn on, it will follow the cooking sequence for desired cook time. o When cooking is complete, the pressure cooker will beep 3-times and automatically go to Keep Warm. (See Notes & Tips #5) 11 NOTES & TIPS #6: It is recommended to release the pressurized steam when the “Keep Warm” LED stops flickering as the pressure cooker will have lower pressure. This will require a little more time. (Approximately 5-10 minutes). During the cooking process, when the pressure cooker enters into the Pressurized Sequence, the first digit on the LCD screen will display the letter “P”. At the same time, the power supply to the Heater (18) will shut off, but the Keep Warm LED light will light up without flickering. For foods with a high volume of liquid (Stews, soups, porridges, etc.) IT IS NOT RECOMMEND TO USE QUICK RELEASE. This is to avoid liquid splatter from the ventilation in the Pressure Limiting Valve (3). Use the NATURAL RELEASE: User should wait for the temperature to drop and the Float Valve to sink on its own prior to opening the lid. *CAUTION: It is not recommended to use the Pre-Set Timer function to cook foods that may spoil. Leaving raw foods inside the pressure cooker for long periods of time prior to cookingmay result in the food spoiling. Cook food that can be left out such as rice, beans, grains or other foods that will not spoil. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)HOW TO BBRROOWWNN//SSAAUUTTÉÉ INSIDE THE PRESSURE COOKER: Certain recipes suggest that you brown meat or sauté vegetables to ensure juices are retained during cooking. It also provides nice coloring when meat or vegetables are cooked and ready to serve. To brown or sauté: 1. Open and/or remove the lid depending on your preference. 2. Press START to manually begin the heating process. 3. Put food into the Inner Pot (8) and cook to brown or sauté to desired consistency. 4. When ready to start the pressurized cooking cycle: Press “Keep Warm/Cancel” button to cancel the browning/sautéing process. 5. Close the lid and secure properly. 6. Follow the instructions on cooking to your preference. NOTES & TIPS #7: During Browning/Sautéing, the pressure cooker will automatically set itself to Keep Warm when it reaches a high temperature. (Approximately 5- minutes). If you are browning/sauté ing a large quantity of food, you may need to allow the unit to cool slightly for 1-2 mi nutes before pressing START again. It is possible that the internal sensor will prevent any other b uttons from activating to avoid over-heating.
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14 CLEANING & MAINTENANCE 1. Always make sure the Pressure Cooker is unplugged, depressurized and completely cooled down before dismantling. 2. Use a non-abrasive sponge or damp wash cloth to clean the exterior of the outer body (9) and the exterior surface of the pressure cooker. NEVER immerse the pressure cooker in any liquids. 3. Remove the Steam Condensation Cup (13) and rins e it thoroughly and let dry. Clean the Upper Body (10) with a damp sponge or wash cloth. 4. Clean the Lid (2) with warm soapy water, including the Seal Belt (21), Pressure Limiting Valve (3), Filter (20), Vent, Float Valve (5) and let dry thoroughly. The Pressure Limiting Valve (3) pops off easily by gently reaching underneath it and gently prying upwards. Be careful not to damage the thin wire spring under it. On the underside of the lid below the Pressure Limiting Valve (3), is a small metal filter cap which can be removed easily to clean. 5. Let parts dry completely before reassembling. 6. Wash the Inner Pot (8) with a non-abrasive sponge and allow to air dry or use a towel. 7. Clean the Pressure Limiting Valve (3) and the holes with a small brush to ensure smooth flow of steam during the release cycle. NOTE : Any servicing required shall be performed by an authorized service representative or from the original manufacturer or distributer 15 FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) 1) Is the Airtight/Exhaust Valve Knob on the top of the lid supposed to be loose? – If you are not cooking or using the unit, the Valve Knob will be loose. It will turn 360 degrees and may even come off if you pull on it. Once you start using the pressure cooker and the pressure has built up, and the Valve Knob is set to “Airtight” properly, it will not be loose anymore. – Sometimes during cooking and pressurizing , steam may escape from the Valve. It indicates the Valve is not seat ed properly/securely. Simply use tongs or similar utensil and gently/carefully adjust it so it is seated properly. 2) When I choose a Menu Button (ex: Meat & Chicken), nothing happens? What’s wrong? – Nothing is wrong. – Make sure the Valve on top is set to Airtight and the lid is locked securely. Once you have selected the Menu Button, simply leave the unit alone and it will start to heat up and build up pressure. This sometimes may take up to 5-10 minutes depending on what you’re cooking. – Once the unit has built up enough pressure, the red display will change to a letter (P). This is the time the unit will start cooking the food. This may take up to 5 minutes. – The unit will then start to cool down and de-pressurize on its own. It will beep 3 times. The (P) will turn back to a (0) and the Keep Warm light will begin to blink. – During this time, the food inside is still cooking. Depending if you want your food to be cooked longer, you can allow the unit to naturally release the pressure by letting the unit sit. (Some meats will keep cooking once the pressure is released, so if you prefer your meat to be Medium or Medium-Rare, we suggest the quick release.) – Once the pressure has completely released, the floating valve will drop down. You can unlock the lid and open to check on your food. 3) What is the little black plastic piece that came in the accessory bag? – This is part #15 on the instruction manual. Some may think it is part #7, but it is not. It is the spatula/spoon holder that latches onto the side of the pressure cooker. Refer to the instruction manual for the parts indicator to de termine the location of where to attach #15 part. 4) When I set the pressure cooker using the Manual Pressure Cooking time OR the Preset Menu Buttons, it will begin to build pressure heat up, but in about 5-minute the unit beeps 3 times and goes to Keep Warm and my food did not cook completely. What is happening? – The unit is sensing that there is a leak in the pressure and that it is not sealed up properly. Check the unit thoroughly. Make sure the rubber gasket ring is in place, the lid is securely locked, and that the Valve on top of the lid is set to the “Airtight” position. Reset the unit by unplugging it. Wait 10-seconds and plug it back in. Program the unit again. – Another reason this may happen is that not enough liquid has been added to your recipe. The pressure cooker has an automatic over-heat prevention sensor that will automatically set itself to OFF or to Keep Warm when it se nses that no liquid is present so it does not over-heat.
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16 FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) cont.5) Steam is being released around the rim of the lid during the pressurizing sequence. How do I fix this? – The Rubber Sealing Ring did not make a proper seal. Cancel all the functions. Exhaust any remaining pressure and steam. Open the lid and remove it entirely. Check the Rubber Sealing Ring to make sure it is positioned properly. Rub a wet cloth along it to make sure it is clean of debris and it is smooth. Re-assemble the lid, lock it securely in place and restart the cooking process. 6) Steam is being released from the Pressure Limiting Valve during the pressurizing sequence. How do I fix this? – The Valve may not be positioned properly. Simply use tongs or similar utensil or oven mitt and carefully adjust it so it is seated proper ly. If the steam continues to release, you may need to Cancel all the functions. Exhaus t any remaining pressure and steam. Remove the Pressure Limiting Valve and check the thin wire spring on the underside of it. Make sure it is not bent or loose. If steam still continues to escape, the Valve may be faulty and replacement or repair may be necessary. Please contact the manufacturer. 7) Pressurized Steam is being quietly released from the Floating Valve area during the pressurizing sequence. How do I fix this? – This may happen during the initial start-up of the Pressurizing Sequence. Simply use tongs or similar utensil or oven mitt and carefully adjust it so it is seated properly. This will help settle the lid and all the valves properly. The pressure will quickly push up on the Floating Valve and seal it properly then finish the pressurizing sequence. 8) My food is finished cooking and all the pr essure is released, but I cannot unlock and open my lid. What is stuck? – Make sure all the pressure and steam has completely been released. Make sure the small Floating Valve is no longer in the up position. It may be stuck in the UP position, simply tap the lid slightly to make it go back down. Then turn the lid clockwise to unlock the lid. If it is still stuck, unplugging the unit may help. NOTES & TIPS #9: If recipes require the use of a trivet, riser (wire rack), foil, or heat-resistant/pressure-resistant oven-safe cookware, you may use these accesso ries in this pressure cooker. If you do not have a wire rack that wi ll fit, simply use 3-4 mason jar lids or regular jar lids for a simple 1- inch riser. 17 COOKING TIME CHARTCourtesy of www.healthfoods.com Please note that all the below informatio n is for your reference only and can be adjusted according to the user’s preference. Meat/Poultry Always cook meat or poultry with at least 1-3 cups of liquid. If the cooking time exceeds 15 minutes, use 2 cups of liquid. If weight of meat or poultry is 3lbs, use 3 cups of liquid. Preserved or salted meats should be immersed in water. Cooking times for meat and poultry may vary according to the quality and quantity of meat or poultry being cooked. Unless indicated. The cooking times given below are for 3 pounds of meat or poultry unless noted otherwise. Additionally, the denser the cut, the longer the cooking time should be. Type of MeatApproximate Cooking Minutes Pressure Release Beef/Veal, roast or brisket 38-42Quick Release Beef Meatloaf, 2 lbs. 13-18 or use the Meat Button Quick Release Beef, meatballs, 1-2 lbs. 7-12 or use the Meat Button Natural Release Beef, Corned 55-65Natural Release Pork, roast43-47Natural Release Pork, ribs, 2 lbs.18 or use the Meat Button Quick Release Pork, ham shank25-28Natural Release Leg of Lamb 42-45Natural Release Chicken, whole, 2-3 lbs.15-18 oruse the Meat Button Quick Release Chicken, pieces, 2-3 lbs. 12-15 or use the Meat Button Quick Release Cornish Hens, two 12-15 or use the Meat Button Quick Release Meat/Poultry soup/stoc k15-20 or use the Meat Button Quick Release Seafood Cooking times may vary according to the type of seafood being cooked. Cook seafood on a cooking rack with a trivet on the bottom of the pot (if available), and add at least 3/4 cup of liquid. Lightly grease cooking rack with vegetable oil when cooking fish. Type of SeafoodApproximate Cooking Minutes Pressure ReleaseClams 3-5 Quick ReleaseCrabs 3-5 Quick ReleaseLobster, 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. 3-5Natural Release Mussels 3-5 Quick ReleaseShrimp 2-3Quick ReleaseFish, whole, gutted7-8Quick ReleaseFish, Soup or Stoc k7-8Quick Release
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