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Old 01-05-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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Aluminum Pressure Cooker + Chili = Good idea?

I'm a huge chili addict and I recently got a recipe from a friend who swears that the best chili he's ever had was made in a pressure cooker. Obviously I decided I have to try it for myself and see. When I went to go see if I even had a pressure cooker I found it was made of aluminum. Now It is the only piece of cookware I have that is aluminum and I don't think I have ever cooked with (just use it to make beef stock and beans). I've heard a lot of stuff about aluminum reacting to things like tomatoes so I'm a bit worried that I might be getting some off flavors if I try to make something that is somewhat acidic in it. Would I be getting into trouble if I tried something like that in it?


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Old 01-06-2007, 05:13 AM   #2
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Here's a link to some info on tomatoes. One of the things they mention is not cooking them in aluminium pots...

Tomato Cooking Tips and Hints

You might want to do a little Googling to find out about the problems of acidic food and aluminium.

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Old 01-06-2007, 05:54 AM   #3
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I do not know the answer about this. But this is why I use a stainless steel pressure cooker.
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