Cuisinart® Electric Pressure Cooker CPC-600 Series. INSTRUCTION. BOOKLET Do not place the pressure cooker in a (see Instructions for Use) may clog.
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2IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDSWhen using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed including the following: 1. Read all instructions. 2. Always attach plug to appliance first, before plugging into wall outlet. To disconnect, turn control to OFF, then remove plug from outlet. 3. Do not touch hot surfaces of pressure cooker. Use handles only. 4. This appliance should not be used by or near children or individuals with certain disabilities. 5. NEVER ATTEMPT TO OPEN LID WHILE THE UNIT IS OPERATING. Do not open the pressure cooker until the unit has cooled and all internal pressure has been released. If lid is difficult to rotate, this indicates that the cooker is still pressurized. Do not force it to open. Any pressure in the cooker can be hazardous. See Operating Instructions, page 5. 6. Do not place the pressure cooker in a heated oven or on any stovetop. 7. Extreme caution must be used when moving a pressure cooker containing hot liquids or foods. 8. Do not use the pressure cooker for other than intended use. 9. This appliance cooks under pressure. Improper use may result in scalding injury. Make certain unit is properly closed before operating. See Operating Instructions, page 5. 10. Do not fill unit over 3˜5 full. When cooking foods that expand during cooking, such as dried vegetables, legumes, beans, and grains, do not fill the unit over ½ full. Overfilling may cause a risk of clogging the pressure limit valve and developing excess pressure. 11. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plugs, or outer vessel in water or other liquids. 12. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or removing parts. 13. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or electrical or mechanical adjustment. 14. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces. 15. Use of accessories not specifically recommended by Cuisinart may cause damage to unit. 16. Do not use outdoors. 17. Do not use under hanging cabinets; steam from pressure release may cause damage. 18. Be aware that certain foods, such as applesauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal and other cereals, split peas, noodles, macaroni, rhubarb, or spaghetti can foam, froth and sputter, and clog the pressure release devices. These foods should not be cooked in a pressure cooker unless following a Cuisinart® Electric Pressure Cooker recipe. 19. Always check the pressure release devices for clogging before use. 20. Do not use this pressure cooker for pressure frying oil. 21. Do not operate your appliance in an appliance garage or under a wall cabinet. When storing in an appliance garage always unplug the unit from the electrical outlet . Not doing so could create a risk of fire, especially if the appliance touches the walls of the garage or the door touches the unit as it closes.SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
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3SPECIAL CORD SET INSTRUCTIONS A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Extension cords may be used if care is exercised in their use. If an extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the extension cord must be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and the longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over. CONTENTSImportant Safeguards 2Special Cord Set Instructions ..3Parts and Features .3Before First Use ..4Instructions for Use 4Operating Instructions ..5Pressure Cooker Settings ..6Safety Features 6Cleaning ..7Troubleshooting 8Warranty ..8PARTS AND FEATURES 1. Pressure Limit Valve 2. Red Float Valve (Pressure Indicator) 3. Push Rod 4. Sealing Ring Assembly 5. Cooking Pot 6. Condensation Collector 7. Handle 8. Outer Body 9. Heating Plate 10. Base 11. Power Cord 12. Lid Handle 13. Lid 14. Rubber Grommet 15. Upper Ring 16. Control Panel 17. Trivet – Used for some recipes such as desserts. See Recipe Booklet. 18. BPA Free (not shown) – All materials that come in contact with food are BPA Free. 12345789101112131415161766
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4BEFORE FIRST USERemove any packaging materials and promotional labels from your electric pressure cooker. Be sure all parts have been included before discarding any packaging materials. You may want to keep the box and packing materials for use at a later date. Before using your Cuisinart ® Electric Pressure Cooker for the first time, remove any dust from shipping by wiping clean with a damp cloth. Thoroughly clean the cooking pot in the dishwasher or with warm soapy water. Rinse, towel or air-dry, and place in the pressure cooker. 1. Place the pressure cooker on a clean, flat surface. 2. Place the condensation collector in rear of the unit until it clicks into place (as shown below in figure 1; and #6 on diagram, page 3).3. Place the pressure limit valve on the lid, as shown in figure 2. Note: The pressure limit valve does not click or lock into place. Even though it will have a loose fit, it is safely secured. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE 1. To remove lid, grasp handle, turn clockwise and lift. 2. Remove cooking pot from pressure cooker and add food and liquids as the recipe directs. NOTE: The total volume of food and liquid must not exceed 60% of the capacity of the cooking pot (figure 3). For foods such as dried vegetables and beans, or rice and grains, the total volume must not exceed 50% capacity (figure 4). NOTE: Overfilling may clog the pressure limit valve, which can cause excess pressure to develop. Always use at least ½ cup liquid when pressure cooking. 3. If sealing ring assembly has been removed from lid, check to ensure flexible ring is securely in place on the metal plate. Then, holding the knob on the metal plate, place the assembly over the center post of inner lid and press down firmly to secure (figure 5). BE SURE KNOB FACES OUT. 4. To lock the lid in place, remove any food residue from upper rim of cooking pot to ensure a proper seal. Place lid on pressure cooker and turn it counterclockwise into position. NOTE: When placing lid on pressure cooker, the float valve should be facing left. 5. Position the pressure limit valve (located on lid) as directed in figure 2, ensuring it is set to the position. The float in handle must be fully down to properly seal the pot before cooking. 6. Plug the power cord into the pressure cooker and then into the wall outlet. The LED display will show .51234
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5OPERATING INSTRUCTIONSWith the unit on and the LED displayed, press the MENU button to select the desired cooking function. The function light will flash. After Selecting Browning, Sauté, or Simmer Press START, and unit will begin to heat up. When browning, sautéing or simmering is complete, press START/ CANCEL to cancel and cover the cooker as directed. Wait 2 to 3 minutes to allow inner pot to cool slightly. Press MENU again and select Low or High Pressure function. After Selecting Low or High Pressure Press TIME to select number of minutes needed for pressure cooking. Time increases in 1-minute increments up to 40 minutes. Time increases in 5-minute increments of 40 to 99 minutes. Once cooking time is programmed, press START/CANCEL to start the cooking process. As the unit heats up and pressure builds, the red float will rise. The amount of liquid and other ingredients in the pressure cooker determines the length of time needed for full pressure to build Œ generally 5 to 40 minutes, depending on the recipe. (A red blinking dot on lower right-hand corner of LED indicates the unit is on and heating up.) Note: When full pressure is reached, red light in the lower right-hand corner of the LED will stop flashing and remain lit. Pressure cooking will begin and the timer will start to count down. The raised red float indicates you are cooking under pressure. The lid is double-locked and cannot be opened. YOU SHOULD NEVER ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE LID WHILE PRESSURE COOKING. Automatic Keep Warm Feature When LED display reaches , the pressure cooker automatically shifts to Keep Warm temperature. The Keep Warm light will turn on and unit will beep to indicate cooking is complete. NOTE: The Keep Warm setting should not be used for more than 12 hours. The quality or texture of the food will begin to change after 1 hour on Keep Warm. In the Keep Warm setting, a little condensation in the upper ring is normal. To Reset or Cancel Users can reset the function or cancel the timing setup anytime by pressing the START/CANCEL button. To Remove Lid When pressure cooking cycle is finished, the unit will automatically switch to the Keep Warm position. At this point you may choose to release pressure in one of three ways Œ Natural Pressure Release, Quick Pressure Release, or a combination of both. The choice will be dictated by the particular food being cooked and indications in the recipe. If adapting your own recipe for pressure cooking, find a similar recipe in our recipe booklet and use that as a guide. 1. Natural Pressure Release Œ Following pressure cooking, allow the unit to remain on Keep Warm. The pressure will begin to drop Œ time for pressure to drop will depend on the amount of liquid in the pressure cooker and the length of time that pressure was maintained. Natural Pressure Release will take from 12 to 30 minutes. During this time cooking continues, so it is recommended for certain cuts of meats and some desserts. When pressure is fully released, the float (pressure indicator) will drop and the lid will unlock to open. 2. Quick Pressure Release Œ Following pressure cooking you will hear a series of beeps indicating the process is finished. Turn off and pull the handle of the pressure limit valve forward (see figure 6). Do not touch with your hand. Use tongs or another tool.
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6 Steam will immediately begin to release through the valve. Keep face and hands away from steam as it is released, and do not release pressure under hanging cabinets, which can be damaged by steam. When pres – sure is fully released, the pressure indicator will drop and the lid will unlock to open. Using Quick Pressure Release stops the pressure cooking immediately. If further cooking is nec – essary, the unit may be returned to Pressure, or the food may be further cooked on the Simmer Setting. 3. Combination Natural Pressure Release and Quick Pressure Release Œ For some recipes, we have chosen to use a combination of Natural Pressure Release and Quick Pressure Release. Allow Natural Pressure Release for the time indicated in the recipe (food will continue to cook slightly) followed by Quick Pressure Release. WARNING: USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN RELEASING PRESSURE. USE TONGS OR SIMILAR UTENSIL TO PULL HANDLE OF PRESSURE LIMIT VALVE FORWARD. When the red float is completely down, turn the lid clockwise and lift to remove. PRESSURE COOKER SETTINGS1. Low Pressure 2. High Pressure 3. Browning Œ This preset temperature allows cooking over high heat, without the lid, before pressure cooking. Browning foods in a small amount of fat in this way seals the outer surfaces of meats and vegetables, producing a visually appealing, flavorful exterior with a moist, tender interior. Browning reduces the time it takes full pressure to build and pressure cooking to begin. 4. Sauté Œ The preset temperature, done prior to pressure cooking with lid removed, allows you to quickly soften vegetables in a small amount of fat or liquid without browning, and to cook items such as rice (Arborio, brown, Carnaroli, white, etc.) for pilafs and risottos. Sautéing reduces the time it takes full pressure to build and pressure cooking to begin. 5. Simmer Œ This preset temperature allows you to cook liquids at a lower temperature. It is primarily used to finish cooking some items, e.g., to add ingredients to a risotto, sauce, or stew or to continue cooking process to achieve preferred texture. Simmering reduces the time it takes full pressure to build and pressure cooking to begin. 6. Keep Warm Œ Holds and keeps cooked food warm for up to 12 hours.SAFETY FEATURES There are seven safety devices installed in the pressure cooker to assure its reliability. 1. Open-and-Close Lid Safety Device The appliance will not start pressurizing until the lid is closed and locked properly. The lid cannot be opened if the appliance is filled with pressure. 2. Pressure Control Device The correct pressure level is automatically maintained during the cooking cycle. 3. Pressure Limit Valve The pressure limit valve will release air automatically when the pressure inside exceeds the preset temperature. Menu Time Start Cancel Simmer Keep Warm Browning Sauté Low Pressure High Pressure Pressure Time ElectricPressure Cooker6
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8LIMITED THREE-YEAR WARRANTYThis warranty is available to consumers only. You are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart® Electric Pressure Cooker that was purchased at retail for personal, fam – ily or household use. Except as otherwise required under applicable law, this warranty is not available to retailers or other com -mercial purchasers or owners. We warrant that your Cuisinart ® Electric Pressure Cooker will be free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal home use for 3 years from the date of original purchase. We recommend that you visit our website, www.cuisinart.com for a fast, efficient way to complete your product registration. However, product registra – tion does not eliminate the need for the consumer to maintain the original proof of purchase in order to obtain the warranty benefits. In the event that you do not have proof of purchase date, the purchase date for purposes of this warranty will be the date of manufacture. If your Cuisinart® Electric Pressure Cooker should prove to be defective within the warranty period, we will repair it, or if we think necessary, replace it. To obtain warranty service, simply call our toll-free TROUBLESHOOTINGSymptomPossible ReasonsSolutionsLid does not lock.The sealing ring assembly is not properly installed in lid. Re-install the sealing ring assembly as instructed in INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE, # 3.The float is seized by the push rod. Push the rod with hands.Cannot open the lid after air exhaust.The float is still up.Press the float down. Air escapes from the rim of the lid. No sealing ring was installed.Install the sealing ring.Food residue on sealing ring. Clean sealing ring.Sealing ring worn out. Replace the sealing ring.Lid not locked properly. Rotate lid fully. Air escapes from the float valve. Food stuck on the sealing ring of the float valve.Clean the sealing ring.The sealing ring on the float wore out. Replace the sealing ring.The float will not rise.The pressure limit valve is not placed properly. See Before First Use, # 3, page 4.Not enough food and water. Check recipe for proper quantity. Air escaping from the rim of the lid and the pressure limit valve. Call our Consumer Service Center toll free at 1-800-726-0190.Unit shuts off when START is pressed to begin Pressure Cooking. Browning function was just used and temperature in unit is higher than Pressure Cooking temperature, so safety shutoff occurs.After browning, let unit cool down for 2 or 3 minutes before you start Pressure Cooking.
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9number 1-800-726-0190 for additional information from our Customer Service Representatives, or send the defective product to Customer Service at Cuisinart, 7475 North Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85307.To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return, please enclose $10.00 for shipping and handling of the product. Please pay by check or money order (California residents need only supply proof of purchase and should call 1-800-726- 0190 for shipping instructions).NOTE: For added protection and secure handling of any Cuisinart product that is being returned, we recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery service. Cuisinart cannot be held responsible for in- transit damage or for packages that are not delivered to us. Lost and/or damaged prod – ucts are not covered under warranty. Please be sure to include your return address, daytime phone number, descrip – tion of the product defect, product model number (located on bottom of product), original date of purchase, and any other information pertinent to the product™s return. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY: California law provides that for In-Warranty Service, California residents have the option of returning a nonconforming prod -uct (A) to the store where it was purchased or (B) to another retail store that sells Cuisinart products of the same type. The retail store shall then, at its discre -tion, either repair the product, refer the consumer to an independent repair facility, replace the product, or refund the purchase price less the amount directly attributable to the consumer™s prior usage of the prod -uct. If the above two options do not result in the appropriate relief to the consumer, the consumer may then take the product to an independent repair facility if service or repair can be economically accomplished. Cuisinart and not the consumer will be responsible for the reasonable cost of such service, repair, replacement, or refund for nonconforming products under warranty. California residents may also, according to their preference, return nonconforming products directly to Cuisinart for repair, or if necessary, replacement, by calling our Consumer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-726-0190. Cuisinart will be responsible for the cost of the repair, replacement, and shipping and handling for such products under warranty. BEFORE RETURNING YOUR CUISINART PRODUCT If you are experiencing problems with your Cuisinart product, we suggest that you call our Cuisinart Service Center at 1-800-726- 0190 before returning your product to be serviced. If servicing is needed, a represen -tative can confirm whether the product is under warranty and direct you to the nearest service location. Your Cuisinart ® Electric Pressure Cooker has been manufactured to the strictest specifications and has been designed for use only in 120 volt outlets and only with authorized accessories and replacement parts. This warranty expressly excludes any defects or damages caused by attempted use of this unit with a converter, as well as use with accessories, replacement parts or repair service other than those authorized by Cuisinart. This warranty does not cover any damage caused by accident, misuse, shipment or other than ordinary household use. This warranty excludes all incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of these damages, so these exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Important: If the nonconforming product is to be serviced by someone other than Cuisinart™s Authorized Service Center, please remind the servicer to call our Consumer Service Center at 1-800-726- 0190 to ensure that the problem is properly diagnosed, the product is serviced with the correct parts, and to ensure that the product is still under warranty.
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34 Nutritional information per serving (pear only): Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Cream ½ vanilla bean 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened to room temperature 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 2 teaspoons milk½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract Nutritional information per serving: Simple Raspberry Sauce 12 ounces fresh or frozen, thawed strawberries or raspberries 1 cup red berry preserves 1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice ® Nutritional information per serving
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