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Old 05-15-2013, 05:16 AM   #11
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I agree that you are misreading the directions. Look at them again. My pressure cooker states that you can not fill above 2/3s full, as froth from the intermal boiling liquid may clog teh steam release channels.
Here is the user manual for my pressure cooker or multi-cooker http://goo.gl/e5ZqP. If you go to page that has the header "assembling instructions" you can see that the mini level for the pressure cooker is 1/5 of 6 liters which is 5 cups (Dam pressure cooker). But do you still think it's safe to cook with less?
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:26 AM   #12
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Almost everyfood has moisture in it that is released when cooking, no matter what the method. It would seem to me that is something that you need to consider. If you are going to be adding onions that are high in moisture, it will raise the level of liquid. As will any food. Even meat.
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Here is the user manual for my pressure cooker or multi-cooker http://goo.gl/e5ZqP. If you go to page that has the header "assembling instructions" you can see that the mini level for the pressure cooker is 1/5 of 6 liters which is 5 cups (Dam pressure cooker). But do you still think it's safe to cook with less?
My interpretation of that passage is the minimum of all ingredients must be 1/5 (5 cups) of the total volume not just the liquid. I have a similar cooker and did a corned beef with only 1 cup of liquid, it turned out spectacular. Did any recipes come with your cooker? If so, read them to find the allowable amounts and become familiar with what is needed in the cooker.
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My interpretation of that passage is the minimum of all ingredients must be 1/5 (5 cups) of the total volume not just the liquid. I have a similar cooker and did a corned beef with only 1 cup of liquid, it turned out spectacular. Did any recipes come with your cooker? If so, read them to find the allowable amounts and become familiar with what is needed in the cooker.

I agree.
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There are recipes at the very end. For the slow cooker, ricer, steamer and the P.C.
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My interpretation of that passage is the minimum of all ingredients must be 1/5 (5 cups) of the total volume not just the liquid.
I agree with you, but the pressure cooker needs to have some liquid to work properly. If not, you are using the pressure cooker as a pan and then you risk to burn the food.

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I agree with you, but the pressure cooker needs to have some liquid to work properly. If not, you are using the pressure cooker as a pan and then you risk to burn the food.

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Agreed. As was previously stated, 2 cups of liquid, depending on the size of the p.c. may be all you can use in some recipes. in others, especially where longer cooking times are required, you will need more to prevent all of the water from being lost as steam, and then burning the food. It all depends on what you are trying to do with the pressure cooker.

Several weeks back, I made flan in my P.C. and only used a cup and a half of water, as I didn't want any water entering the flan. It worked very well.

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I agree with you, but the pressure cooker needs to have some liquid to work properly. If not, you are using the pressure cooker as a pan and then you risk to burn the food.

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I didn't say don't use liquid. Been using pressure cookers for 40 years, I would never not add liquid. The 1/5 is the minimum of all ingredients, not just the liquid.
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I didn't say don't use liquid. Been using pressure cookers for 40 years, I would never not add liquid. The 1/5 is the minimum of all ingredients, not just the liquid.
The reason for saying 5 cups is due to my food (being a single person) not reaching 1/5 and thus I'm forced to use 5 cups.
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The reason for saying 5 cups is due to my food (being a single person) not reaching 1/5 and thus I'm forced to use 5 cups.
Then you need to be making planned leftovers that you can change into a different meal the next day or freeze the excess. There's two of us and it makes meals for two days at minimum levels.
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